Mario Robinson: June 8-12. Award winning watercolorist, teacher, and author, New Jersey-based artist Mario Robinson is a master of the figurative watercolor. Working alongside students, Mario will share his methods to create finished watercolor figure paintings. Price TBA, materials list provided. Studio Pintura, 1500 Jackson St. NE, #294. Info: StudioPintura.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Living Well with Diabetes: Fridays, May 10-June 14, 10 am-12 pm. Living Well with Diabetes covers many topics including techniques to deal with symptoms of diabetes: fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, depression; healthy eating; exercise; medication usage; and working effectively with health care providers. Participants will set goals, share experiences, and help each other solve problems they encounter. This class meets two hours a week for six weeks.
Caregiver Support Group: Friday, May 17, 10-11:30 am. Family members, friends or neighbors who help care for an older adult, share support, understanding, tips and joy with others who are in a similar situation. Sometimes it helps to talk with someone who just gets it.
Memoirs of Memory: An Intergenerational Arts Project: Saturday, May 18, 12-3 pm. NEMAA’s Art-A-Whirl® at East Side Neighborhood Services. Research has demonstrated that art has beneficial effects on health and well-being throughout the lifespan. This includes memory, and is especially true for persons living with memory loss. Intergenerational engagement has similarly been shown to have positive impacts on quality of life for persons of all ages. The Vital Living team will visit various venues over the summer to ask community members prompts on memory such as “What words or phrases draw you into a pleasant childhood memory?” Answers will be pulled together into a chap book/zine/or other piece of art to share with the community. Info: email@example.com or 612-787-4086.
Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance: Mondays and Thursdays, June 3-August 22, 10-11 am. This Tai Chi class reduces risk of falls by improving balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and mobility through mindful movements in a slow, flowing motion. The class meets twice a week on Monday and Thursday mornings for 12 weeks.
Memory Café: Thursday, June 6, first Thursday of the month. 10-11:30 am. Want to meet other families who are living with memory loss? Join them for a social group at East Side for people with dementia and their care partners. No RSVP needed.
NE Day Spot: Looking for a safe, engaging and fun place for the person you’re caring for so you can take a break and get some respite? At NE Day Spot, people with early to moderate memory loss and other health conditions make new friends, exercise their bodies and engage their minds. Every Friday, 10 am-2 pm, starting June 7. Pre-assessment required to determine eligibility. Sliding fee scale, $0-$45 per day. Info: 612-787-4085.
Free home buyer class at Eastside Food Co-op’s community room, 2551 Central Ave. NE, Saturday, March 16, 12-2 pm. Discover first time home buyer programs and learn insider tips that will save you time and thousands of dollars when you buy your first home. Or determine if you should wait to buy. This class will reveal: how much you can afford, what to look for as you shop for your new home, how to make an offer, what’s involved in getting your mortgage and closing your loan, and what to expect after the purchase. Experts: Mortgage Loan Originator, REALTOR®, and Home Inspector are teaching this informative class. Bring your questions.
Free registration bonus: register you and a friend for this first time home buyer class now and receive a copy of “Dream Home The Property Brothers: Ultimate Guide to Finding and Fixing Your Perfect House” at the end of the class.
Free presentation on “Stress Busters: Through Peace Meditation,” by Arlene Samsel. Monday, Nov. 19, 6:15-7:45 pm, St. Anthony Library, 2941 Pentagon Dr. This interactive presentation provides practical steps, tips and benefits of a healthy, stress-free lifestyle through a basic peaceful meditation technique that will improve your focus, health, and lifestyle. Stay in your personal belief system and use this meditation technique daily. You can use this meditation immediately regardless of your age, background or culture. Plenty of parking space in the shopping area.
Castle, 2600 Johnson St. NE, announced their fall 2018 class schedule, where community members can learn about how to plan for, budget, get a better value from, and prepare for the most common remodeling projects. During the classes, the group will discuss design process, typical project budgets, cost savings ideas, homeowner participation in the remodel, rebates and incentives, timelines, and design tips. Their designers or expert partners will lead each class and also answer questions about remodeling projects. In addition, all attendees will receive a certificate for $100 off design and planning services. To attend, sign up in advance on their website: castlebri.com/education-class-schedule-sign-sheet. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 6 pm, “Planning a Kitchen Remodel.”
Studio Pintura, 1500 Jackson St. NE #294, announced their Fall Professional Artist Workshop Series for 2018. One of the classes is a Sculpture Series Intro class, taught by James Shoop. The class will be held Thursday, August 23, 6:30-8:30 pm. The $25 fee can be applied as credit to either Shoop workshop. Learn more about their fall sculpture classes with nationally known master sculptor James Shoop. Also, prepare a panel after the presentation if you are signed up for the Bas Relief Figure Workshop for figurative students, sculptors, figure, and portrait painters.
Some of the other classes that were announced are Sculpting the Figure in Bas Relief: an opportunity to sculpt a bas-relief figure from the model. Sculpture Mold Making and Casting: You will be guided through the process of capturing the shape and details of a sculpture with a rubber mold, and then casting the sculpture in Plaster. Portrait Painting, The Art of the Start/Portrait Intensive: The instructor will demonstrate how he starts a portrait from life in oil, then guide the participants through the process of painting a series of three-hour portrait starts. Panels & Still Life Painting, Panel Preparation 101: everything you wanted to know about panels, grounds, and prep. Still Life Painting on Panel, The Kapsner Method: Charles Kapsner was a student of Nerena Simi (1897-1987) in Florence, and has a unique and thoughtful approach to painting to bring to Minnesota artists.
Hosted by the Minneapolis Regional Chamber, Thursday, Aug. 9, 3:30-6 pm. Elsie’s Restaurant, Bar & Bowling, 729 Marshall St. NE. Marketing, the act of connecting your product and services with customers, is a rapidly changing and always evolving discipline. Whether using digital platforms to build influence or re-imagining traditional marketing methods, how you market your business can be a huge determinant of success. Panelists will discuss methods they have used to market their businesses and share what has worked for them. The program will be followed by a happy hour. Light appetizers will be served, and a cash bar will be available. Speakers: Dr. Simone Xavier, chief creative officer, Sigma Beauty. Ben Gregory, strategy director, BIG – Brand Innovation Group. Mike Schwandt, marketing & communications, Bauhaus. This event is open to all and pre-registration is preferred. Admission is $15 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Info: mplschamber.com/smart or contact Shannon Lukes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-370-9117.
Minneapolis Climate Action (MCA), the City of Minneapolis and Hennepin County are working together to increase organics recycling (green cart curbside composting) in Northeast. MCA will host a series of local workshops to train “Compost Captains” in what can and can’t go in the green carts, how composting and recycling can combat climate change, the myths around composting and how to sign up friends and neighbors. The compost captain who signs up the most people to participate in the program will receive an Apple iPad (valued at $353), the captain who signs up the second highest number of participants will receive a $100 gift card and the third highest recruiter will receive a $50 gift card.
Residents who sign up for the program will receive a free countertop compost pail and compostable bags. The first twop compost captain trainings will be: Saturday, July 28, 9:30 am, Northeast Library, 2200 Central Ave. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 6:30 pm, Able Brewing, 1121 Quincy St.
Beverages and snacks will be provided at the brewery, coffee and tea will be provided at the library. Further training may be held, check mplsclimate.org/workshops.html for details if you are unable to attend the workshops above. RSVP at mplsclimate.org/workshops.html or email email@example.com.
If you’d like to sign up for the program without becoming a captain, email firstname.lastname@example.org and receive your compost pail and bags. Minneapolis Climate Action aims to inspire and empower neighbors to action with innovative climate solutions. Info: mplsclimate.org.