Arbor Day at Logan Park Friday April 29th

Arbor Day Celebration at Logan Park

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Join the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), Northeast Minneapolis neighbors and tree lovers of all ages at the 2016 Minneapolis Arbor Day Celebration at Logan Park on Friday, April 29, 4-8 pm. This spectacular celebration of trees offers something fun for the whole family and the opportunity to help plant more than 130 new trees at Logan Park.

The party starts at 4 pm with landscape-scale yard games like giant checkers using tree cookies, tree-sized ladder golf and giant Kubb, bucket truck rides and rope-and-saddle tree climbing supervised by professional arborists. For kids, there will be a tree-themed nature play zone, bounce house and free dinner sponsored by Minneapolis Public Schools from 4 pm to 6 pm (people aged 18 and under while supplies last).

Arborists will lead waves of tree planting excursions throughout the park beginning at every half hour interval between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Family-friendly kickball games and a free concert by Your Community Band begin at 5 pm, and a special tree planting ceremony is scheduled for 6 pm. The MPRB Forestry Department will leave a large pile of free wood chips at the park for the public to take home and use in their yards and gardens.

The MPRB is also partnering with Brewing a Better Forest to offer a beer garden featuring local breweries 612 Brew, Fair State, Dangerous Man and Sociable Cider Werks, and coffee from Matchbox Coffee Shop. The Bacon-Me-Crazy and Simply Steve’s food trucks will be cooking up and selling delicious treats along 13th Avenue beginning at 4 pm.

Arbor Day attendees are encouraged to sign up for Brewing a Better Forest’s Adopt-A-Tree program, in which people can sign up to water one of the park’s new trees over the summer in exchange for a token that can be redeemed for a free beer or coffee from a number of participating local breweries and coffee shops.

People for Parks generously provided the trees that will be planted at the 2016 Minneapolis Arbor Day Celebration in memory of Carl T. Remick, Jr. Don’t miss this unique celebration of trees, spring and community on April 29, 4-8 pm at Logan Park in Northeast Minneapolis!

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Earth Day Saturday April 23, 2016 9:30-Noon

Earth Day is this coming Saturday. CPNA is hosting a site at Columbia Park.  Meet near the parking lot to get bags, gloves, water and a snack.  Help keep our neighborhood clean and trash out of the storm drains and thus the Mississippi River!

          

 

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Draft Agenda CPNA Board/General Meeting on Monday April 18, 2016

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday April 18, 2016 at 6:30 pm at the Columbia Golf Manor 3300 Central AV NE, main floor Bride’s Room at end of the south corridor.

Need Accessible entrance opened call Liz at 612-390-3735

Columbia Park Draft Meeting Agenda for Monday April 18, 2016

6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions
6:31 – Approval of the Agenda
6:35 – Approval the Draft Minutes for CPNA meeting March 21, 2016
6:39 – Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File
6:59 – General Meeting
7:00 – Old Business
Earth Day Saturday April 23, 2016 at Columbia Park
Gateway Garden Update
Annual Meeting
7:15 – New Business
CPNA financial picture:  Guest Stacy Sorenson from the NCR department will give us a current financial picture as well as updating us on allow uses of our funds and 2017-20 planning.
7:30 – Crime and Safety Update
2 PAC report
7:45 – Announcements/ Communications
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Yardwork too much? Help for Seniors from HOME

Speaking of HOME, here are some fun facts that you may not know about our HOME program:
Did you know HOME stands for Household & Outside Maintenance for Elderly?
Did you know 1/3 people over the age of 65 fall every year? Part of the reason is your physical environment – your home.
Did you know we offer Home Health & Safety Assessment with a written report of the practical steps you can take to reduce falls and make you home safer? Our team of handypersons can work with you to complete needed repairs and safety improvements.
Did you know we provide senior homemaking services? – vacuuming, dusting, sweeping/mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms, cleaning kitchens, and changing bed linens and more. This can also be a great relief to family members who find themselves balancing time to keep their own home comfortable.
Did you know we have Handymen available to provide assistance around the home? They can help with changing light bulbs, installing grab bars, fixing leaky faucets, repairing running toilets, installing new faucet and light fixtures, checking carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, changing furnace filters, and hanging wall decorations and mirrors.

For more information on HOME or to schedule a Home Health & Safety Assessment call 952-746-4046 or visit www.seniorcommunity.org

Service area: Hennepin county

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Draft Agenda CPNA Board/General Meeting on Monday March 21, 2016

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday March 21, 2016 at 6:30 pm at the Columbia Golf Manor 3300 Central AV NE, main floor Bride’s Room at end of the south corridor.

Need Accessible entrance opened call Liz at 612-390-3735

Columbia Park Draft Meeting Agenda for Monday March 21, 2016

6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions

6:31 – Approval of the Agenda

6:35 – Approval the Draft CPNA Minutes for February 22, 2016

6:39 – Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File

6:59 – General Meeting

7:00 – Old Business

St Anthony Parkway Bridge Kristen Peterson

Velodrome at the Capitol (Sen. Dziedzic may be able to come but has sent an update)

Northeast Polytechnic  update emailed from Clark Bremer

7:15 – New Business

Annual Meeting in June

2016 Gateway Garden Meeting recap

7:30 – Crime and Safety Update

2PAC

7:45 – Announcements/ Communications

Sunday April 3, 2016  Holland Neighborhoods HOTDISH REVOLUTION

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Gateway Garden Plot Lottery and Meeting March 21st

The annual meeting for the community garden plots at the Gateway Arts corner at 37th AV NE at University AV will take place Monday March 21, 2016 at 6:00pm.  We will meet at the Columbia Golf Manor, 3300 Central AV NE in the Bride’s Room (main level at the end of the hall towards the left as you come in the main door).   We have 28 plots and they are rented for the season for $20 plus a $20 deposit, refunded when your plot is cleaned out at the end of the season.  We provide water, a composting area and wood chips provided by Tree Trust.  If you are interested in a plot but can not make the meeting please contact Liz at contact@columbiapark.org for a mailed application or to answer any additional questions.  Spring is coming!!!

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Tree Trust $25 trees on sale starting March 21st for Columbia Park

Looking to order a tree? You’ve come to the right place! Check back here to order on March 7th for wards 3, 4, 5, 6, & 10 AND March 21st for the rest of the city. All trees available are $25.00 each. 

If you ordered a tree last year through our program, you’re in our system!  If you would like to retrieve your password, please click here.  (Note:  You will not be able to order a tree during this time, only reset your password).

This popular program sells out quickly. Early ordering is recommended. Set your clocks for 9:00 am!

Ordering for the Minneapolis Tree Sale opens Monday, March 7 at 9:00 am for wards 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10 ONLY. 25% of the trees will be available for the ward pre-sale (no trees will be sold out when the sale opens city-wide). 

The tree sale opens city-wide on Monday, March 21 at 9:00 am. Trees available are listed here.

You can pick up your ordered tree at the tree distribution at the Minneapolis Impound Lot on:

  • Saturday, May 21 (8:00 am – 2:00 pm)
  • Sunday, May 22 (8:00 am – 2:00 pm)
  • Monday, May 23rd (3:00 – 7:00 pm)

 

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Things to consider:

  • Only property owners of Minneapolis are eligible to participate in this program.
  • You may order one tree per property, maximum of three properties.
  • You cannot plant on the boulevard (between sidewalk & street).
  • It’s the law to call Gopher State One Call (651-454-0002) at least three days before digging. They will mark buried utility lines for your safety.
  • You will receive a brochure containing information about tree planting and care when you pick up your tree.
  • Save money on energy by planting large shade trees on the west or east side of your home.
  • Trees will vary in size depending on species; average between 3-8′ tall.
  • Large shade trees should be planted at least 15 feet away from nearby power lines and/or buildings.
  • For more information, contact Karen at Tree Trust’s Community Forestry Department at (952) 767-3886
  • Alternatively, the North Minneapolis Free Tree program will again be available this year. To sign up for a free tree that will be planted by Tree Trust in the fall, please visit this page.

 

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Free Legal consultation and Renter’s Clinic March 19, 2016

Renters Event March 2016

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Draft Agenda CPNA Board/General Meeting on Monday February 22, 2016

The regular Board/ General Meeting of the Columbia Park Neighborhood Association will be held Monday February 22, 2016 at 6:30 pm at the Columbia Golf Manor 3300 Central AV NE, main floor Bride’s Room at end of the south corridor.

Need Accessible entrance opened call Liz at 612-390-3735

Columbia Park Draft Meeting Agenda for Monday February 22, 2016

6:30 – Call to Order for Board Actions

6:31 – Approval of the Agenda

6:35 – Approval the Draft Minutes for CPNA January 25, 2016 meeting

6:39 – Treasurer’s Report- Receive and File

6:45 – General Meeting

– New Business

Update from CM Kevin Reich

Save our Neighborhood Parks: Tony Sterle

– Old Business

Approval of 2015 CPP end of year report for the NCR dept.

Dot recap from Holidot Party

7:50 – Crime and Safety Update

2PAC recap

7:55 – Announcements/ Communications

The Mississippi River Geotourism Program seeks to capture and promote the culture, heritage and ecological diversity of the people and places that are connected to the Mississippi River through the voices and stories of the people that live along its shores. The National Geographic Society and its partners are working with local organizations, businesses and residents to map the best travel experiences, stories and businesses along the Mississippi River. You’re invited to recommend historic, cultural and natural landmarks; events, attractions and activities; businesses, artisans and storytellers as well as local legends that capture the region’s unique character, heritage and beauty. Here is the web site for the Mississippi River Geotourism Program: http://mississippiriver.natgeotourism.com/. Partway down the site you can find a place to download the nomination guidelines and instructions on how to make a nomination. Or, here’s a direct link to the nomination account set up screen: http://mississippiriver.natgeotourism.com/user/account. Note: Check the box next to “I would like to nominate places to the MapGuide.” That step allows you to go back into your submission later. The National Geographic Society will work closely with the Mississippi River Geotourism Council to select the sites and themes that will appear on the map. The National Geographic Society will make the final determination on wording and site selection. Let’s make sure that all of the great resources along our Minneapolis riverfront are nominated!!!

WALKING GROUP FOR SENIORS – INDOORS
Thursdays – winter hours 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Come walk on the smooth & climate controlled indoor track at Bottineau Park. After your walk, catch up with the news & have a cup of coffee.
Location: 2000 2nd ST NE, Minneapolis.
Off-street parking available in lot next to building at no charge.
Cost: donations appreciated

Eastside Neighborhood Services

Prepare and Prosper FREE Tax Preparation
Tuesday evenings, Thursday evenings, Saturday mornings
January 23th – April 18th

Prepare and Prosper will provide free tax preparation to low-income individuals and families. There is no need to sign up – service is walk-in only. The order in which clients are served will be determined randomly. Everyone present at the sign-in time, which is 5:15 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, and 8:15 am on Saturday, has an equal chance to be served and to be seen first. Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes before the sign-in time. Those arriving after the sign in time will be served if there is time.

FREE Tax Assistance for Seniors – February 1 to April 13

AARP will be providing free tax assistance to low-income senior and disabled individuals at East Side. Assistance is by appointment only and may be made in person or by calling the front desk. Volunteer tax preparers will be here Monday afternoons and Wednesday evenings beginning February 1 through April 13. Appointment times fill up fast, so if you know anyone that could benefit, encourage them to call early. (612) 781-6011

RECQUEST

Because of your interest in the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Recreation Centers, we wanted to let you to know about the first RecQuest Community Advisory Committee meeting. RecQuest is the MPRB’s collaborative effort to develop a comprehensive recreation centers and programs needs assessment and plan.

The first RecQuest Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. This is a public meeting and all are welcome to attend. Agenda items for the meeting include an overview of the MPRB Comprehensive Plan, review of the RecQuest project, a discussion of the Phase I report [PDF] and time for public comment. Please consider attending to provide your input.

CAC Meeting #1
Date: Monday, Feb. 22, 2016
Time: 6–8 pm
Location: Farview Recreation Center
Address: 621 N 29th Ave.
Topics: Project overview, report review, and discussion.

8:00- Adjourn

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A Zero Waste Conversation: Recycling as an Economic Development Tool

A Zero Waste Conversation:
Recycling as an Economic Development Tool

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m.

Northeast Library, 2200 Central Avenue NE

Waste reduction isn’t just good for the environment; additionally it’s economically beneficial. Join Council Member Kevin Reich and Eureka Recycling for a community conversation about how recycling can function as part of a strong local economy and jobs creator. Some of the guest presenters will include Eastside Food Co-op, who has achieved close to 90% waste diversion and partnered with the City to pilot plastics recycling; Better Futures Enterprises, whose unique recycling programs provide education and job training while diverting hundreds of tons of materials from landfills; and Ward One-based Momentum Enterprises, which empowers people facing employment barriers and partners with the City of Minneapolis on mattress recycling.

We hope you’ll join us for this timely community conversation. For further information, contact Lisa Brock at lisa.brock@minneapolismn.gov or 612-673-2201.

The meeting site is wheelchair accessible. For other reasonable accommodations such as a sign language interpreter or materials in an alternative format, please contact Lisa Brock at lisa.brock@minneapolismn.gov or 612-673-2201 by February 9, 2016.
Para asistencia 612-673-2700 – Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 – Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500
In all instances, the lead time needed to provide reasonable accommodations (physical, visual, language interpretation and American Sign Language) should be a minimum of five business days.

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