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

4/23/2016  Northeast Farmers Market Pancake Breakfast fundraiser
9am-1pm Eastside Neighborhood Services, 1700 2nd ST NE
$5 kids, $10 Adults  gluten free available


Sweeping crews will sweep nearly 1,000 miles of Minneapolis streets through May 9. Drivers should watch for temporary “No Parking” signs to avoid a ticket and tow. Temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted at least 24 hours in advance to make sure streets are clear of parked vehicles. Parking will be banned 7 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. on the day a street is swept. The City will make about 3,500 automated phone calls each evening to let residents know their street will be swept the next day. Residents should not push leaves, grass clippings, or anything else into City streets – it’s bad for lakes and waterways and it’s against the law. Anything that goes down a storm drain flows directly into our lakes, creeks and river, and decomposing plant material in the water encourages the growth of harmful aquatic plants and algae.

Raingarden workshop.

Planting for pollinators, with an overview of a do-it-yourself approach to raingardens and native plants. $15. To register or for a full list of locations, visit metroblooms.org or call 651-699-2426. Audubon Park 1320 29th Avenue NE, Minneapolis  April 28th 6pm

Registration open! Protect clean water and create pollinator habitat with your own raingarden!

Spring has sprung! As yesterday’s surprise snow melts, our fauna and flora are already preparing for another year of activity. Perhaps you are too. Is this the year that you install a raingarden?

Learn “how to” at spring workshops hosted by Metro Blooms. Raingarden Workshop: Planting for Pollinators and Clean Water will give you an overview of raingardens and pollinator-friendly native plants and our do-it-yourself approach to raingardens, as well as resources for hire if you need some extra help. You’ll also receive recommendations for your property with one-on-one assistance from landscape designers and Hennepin County Master Gardeners.

Workshops run March-May.  For more info and to register, go to metroblooms.org/workshops/ or call 651-699-2426.

Date & Time: Friday, April 29, 2016  4-8 pm
Address: Logan Park 690 13th Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

– 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30 pm: Tree Planting – arborist led in waves
– 5-7:30 pm: Kickball!
– 6 pm: Ceremonial tree planing by dignitaries
– 4-8 pm: Beer Garden
– 4-8 pm: Free dinner for youth 18 and younger (while supplies last)
– 4-8 pm: Nature Play – tree challenge course & fort building
– 4-8 pm: Tree Learning with naturalists
– 4-8 pm: Landscape scale yard games – tree cookie checkers, throw line flingy pongy (tree-sized ladder golf), etc.
– 4-8 pm: Tree Climbing – rope and saddle with arborists

Join fellow Minneapolitans in a celebration of TREES! Together we’ll plant over 130 trees in Logan Park. After helping the park, let’s hangout, play some kickball, yard games, have some food, drink some beer, climb around on trees, learn from naturalists, and just have a good time. Bring the whole family!

This year Minneapolis Arbor Day is scheduled to coincide with National and Minnesota observed Arbor Day on the last Friday in April. This celebration is open to the public with fun for the whole family.  With your help, we’ll plant over 130 trees at Logan Park.

In addition to planting trees, let’s have some fun in the park. Bring your sporting skills for kickball! Play some landscape scale yard games, including tree cookie checkers and throw line flingy pongy.  Hangout with some naturalists and learn about trees. Build a fort and climb the tree challenge course. You’ll even have a chance to learn about climbing trees with all sorts of cool gear. When you need a break from all the fun, grab some food and drink.  There will be free dinner for youth (ages 18 and younger) while supplies last. If you get thirsty, head on over to the Arbor Day Beer Garden. Since we’ll be planting trees in the middle of breweryville Northeast Minneapolis, we have partnered with Brewing a Better Forest. Brewery Sponsors of Brewing a Better Forest will be serving beer. We’ll even have brewed coffee from The Matchbox. Donations from the beer garden will help trees in Minneapolis.

Trees for Arbor Day are provided through our ongoing partnership with People for Parks in memory of Carl T. Remick, Jr. Free dinner provided by Minneapolis Public Schools.

Please join us for a fun time celebrating trees!

21st Annual Art-A-Whirl Presented by the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association

(NEMAA), Art-A-Whirl is an open studio tour in Northeast Minneapolis. It’s a great opportunity to tour private artist studios and galleries, connect with the artists, and purchase original artwork. Over the last 20 years, it has become the largest open studio tour in the country. Art-A-Whirl takes place annually throughout Northeast Minneapolis, the third weekend of May. This event is free and open to the public. Pick up an Artist Directory and Guide or download the 2016 Art-A-Whirl map 2016 Dates and Hours:

Friday, May 20th –  5:00-10:00 p.m.Saturday,  May 21st –  Noon-8:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 22nd –   Noon-5:00 p.m.

View artwork within more than 50 locations throughout Northeast Minneapolis, including studio buildings, art galleries, homes, storefronts, businesses, and restaurants.

See the work of more than 600 artists in more than 20 mediums including clay, furniture, glass, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and much more.

The artists’ open studio tours may include demonstrations, live performances, and large-scale exhibitions. Studio tours offer a great opportunity to ask questions, discuss techniques, experience art first-hand, and purchase unique artwork directly from the artists.


Art-A-Whirl gives you a unique opportunity to meet the artists who make our community so vibrant, and purchase artwork that you connect with. Art-A-Whirl also offers you several ways of becoming more involved in the local arts community.

8:00- Adjourn

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