Your patriotic duty will be rewarded by stopping at one of the three (yes, 3!!!) Kingfield Neighborhood Association tents set up at MLK Park today. Join us for a warm beverage, a treat, and some great conversation neighbor-to-neighbor! Thanks to our fabulous local restaurants for their donations: Five Watt for coffee; Royal Grounds for coffee AND treats; Butter Bakery, The Lowbrow, SunStreet, Gigi’s, and Victor’s for treats!! Yum!!!
Then we need your help… Friday night, October 5th, the Kingfield Neighborhood Association, with support from the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, will have a free family bon(ding) fire at MLK Park, complete with s’mores (that’s where you come in) and warm apple cider. We are looking for 4-6 adults to volunteer to help kids coordinate the s’mores making materials, from 6-9pm. Please send us an e-mail if you can help: info@Kingfield.org
Yup, it’s almost time to begin planning for next year’s Empty Bowls, to be held on Thursday, February 7, 2019. Would you like to join in the fun?? If you would like to be part of the planning team, please come to the first planning meeting: Wednesday, October 3rd 7pm at MLK Park.
Be sure to visit the event Facebook page for updates: Kingfield Empty Bowls 2019
September 13th and 20th, from 6:30pm-9pm at Martin Luther King Jr Park Recreation Center
Calling Kingfield Orchard Caretakers! Interested in learning more about trees and being part of the Tree Team for the new Kingfield Orchard in MLK Park? Want to learn how to identify tree species in your neighborhood and implement proper pruning practices? Come attend the Citizen Pruner Volunteer training led by the University of Minnesota and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Forestry Department.
At this two session training you’ll learn tree ID, restricted species, fundamentals of pruning, and receive hands-on field practice. Training will focus on common species, and will include a fruit tree specific component. With over 100 new trees planted in MLK Park this spring we have a lot of examples to work with!
All pruning equipment will be provided for the training. After training you’ll be able to sign-up as part of the Kingfield Tree Team and attend pruning events throughout Minneapolis where you can apply these skills and help your community’s trees. Citizen Pruners are responsible for submitting 10 volunteer hours a year or attending 3 city-hosted events and must recertify every 3 years by completing an updated recertification assessment.
Be the Lorax; speak for the trees! Register today!!
Cost: $25 (If financial assistance is needed, contact Calli at CCloutier@minneapolisparks.org)
To register now contact: Calli at CCloutier@minneapolisparks.org
For more information: http://www.mntca.umn.edu/citizen-pruner/minneapolis-citizen-pruner
Unfortunately, the annual MLK Park Ice Cream Social is being cancelled. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s policy requires that facilities close if the heat index rises to a level that does not allow people to be able to cool down in non-air conditioned facilities. We hope the event is rescheduled, but do not have any information at this time. In the meantime, please stay hydrated!!