Thank you to Fuller Recreation Center and Blaisdell YMCA, our pottery throwdown and paint-a-bowl partners! Interested in learning how to throw? Fuller has both how-to classes AND affordable open studio times with both daytime and evening options. Check them out if you are looking for some help learning…or want to get your hands back into the clay.
At Kingfield Empty Bowls we also work really hard to maintain connections with local schools and the artists that they are nurturing. This year art teachers from South High and St. Paul Academy worked with their students as part of the pottery curriculum, as did the professors from Augsburg.
We also receive donated pottery from many local artists, both associated with local studios and independently. This year we were given bowls from artists at Northern Clay, Fired Up, Dock 6, Edina Art Center, Minneapolis Clay Collective, Grey Fox Pottery, as well as Kingfield’s own Urban Crow Arts.
We appreciate the generosity of the many artists at all these locations!
January 25th, 10 AM – 12 PM
Sledding hill to the south of MLK Park Rec Center
Come join the KFNA Youth & Family Event Team for sledding and building/painting creations with the snow. Don’t let the cold keep you away—we’ll have hot chocolate to keep us warm.
Contact Lisa Skrzeczkoski-Bzdusek at Lisa@kingfield.org to help, or just show up and sled!
MLK Park is working hard to provide exciting opportunities for youth during Winter Break. The fun starts on December 23 when the teen room will be open from 12-7. The room has been updated recently with an Xbox One and some new games, plus a ping pong table and tons of board games. The fun really kicks off from 3-5 with a Dodgeball Brawl, an all out dodgeball game that is always a hit. There are some awesome field trips during break too, like the Roller Garden on Dec 27 from 4-7:30pm, and Sky Zone on Jan 3 from 1:30-6pm. All these trips are free and for youth 12-7.
There are many other things happening for youth here and around the city. Be in touch with KJ, the park’s Youthline mentor, to get your child signed up for a program of field trip or to find out more about youth opportunities at the park!
A handful of Kingfield residents were trained last year by the MPLS Park Board Forestry Department and the U of M on pruning trees and passed our exam to be official, card-carrying Citizen Pruners. We receive a card and can prune public trees on our own time but also join organized pruning events throughout the year, which is what we will be doing on the streets in Kingfield on Saturday. Many of us in Kingfield also care for our new public orchard located in MLK Park.
If you have a tree that needs particular attention (boulevard or public property only!) message us at email@example.com and let us know the address it is located at. We will try to create a route to include it. You can also post a photo and the address of the offending “sucker-is” tree on our Facebook page.
KFNA is working to set up another Citizen Pruner Training for September; it occurs over two dates: an evening classroom session and a hands-on Saturday morning session. If you might be interested in joining the team send us a message and we will send you the dates when they are confirmed!