The Citizen’s Academy is a way to get to know your police agency better, and gain a “behind the scenes” perspective on how your officers use their tools and skills to keep the community walkable, sustainable, and safe. Saturday, Sept. 28, 8 am-4:30 pm, 3301 Silver Lake Rd, St. Anthony. Topics include Police Equipment, Response to Resistance, SWAT, K9, and DWI. There will be real-life, scenario-based, and hands-on experiences during these sessions. You will learn, experience, and interact with police officers throughout the day. Space is limited to 20 participants. Application deadline is Monday, Sept, 2. Info: savmn.com/DocumentCenter/View/1419/2019-SAPD-Citizens-Academy-Application-Packet, 612-782-3350.
“Staying Engaged as You Age,” Storytelling Night is a panel of neighbors who are engaged in volunteering, leadership, and creative work in the community. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 6:30-7:30 pm, First Lutheran Church, 1555 40th Ave. NE, Columbia Heights. You will hear their stories and what motivates them to stay engaged. Panelists are Gummadi Franklin, leader in India Association of MN, founder of PUSHPA to help marginalized people in India; Phil Mattison, career chemist, mentor to men being released from prison, and school tutor; Darcy Wills, leader assisting seniors in her building, foster care provider, and leader in her church; Pat Stinson, elementary teacher for 40 years, volunteers at the local library, school, and her church. All ages are invited. A great event to bring an aging friend, neighbor, or grandparent. Info: facebook.com/
Seventh annual Farm to School Community BBQ, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 4:30-7 pm. Rain date: Thursday, Sept. 13. MPS Culinary Center, 812 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis. Celebrate and learn about local food in the school district and community. This free community event will include delicious local foods, hands-on activities for children and families, farm animals, a corn shucking contest and more. Come meet the chefs who inspire their recipes and the farmers who grow their food. Everyone is welcome. Info: facebook.com/events/225576651476920.
The following Community Garden’s will be hosting events for Community Garden Day, Saturday, Sept. 17:
Beltrami Community Garden, 1213 Spring St. NE, 11a.m.- 1p.m., will be hosting a casual event to mingle and swap tips and ideas for next year’s gardening season. They will have some dishes to share and will host a recipe swap. Other activities may be added. Please bring garden tips and recipes to share.
Friendly Manor Highrise Community Garden, 1206 2nd St. NE, 1-2:30p.m., join residents as they showcase their herb garden. Stick around for samples of stewed Swiss chard and other favorite garden recipes.
Northeast United Methodist Community Garden, 2510 Cleveland and 2535 Cleveland St. NE, 9-11a.m. Guests can tour their gardens and Walipini, while participating in mini canning demonstrations, creating miniature fairy garden furniture, and offering input for future skill-shares. Rain or shine!
Waite Park Community Garden, 3601 Lincoln Ave. NE, 4-6p.m. At the Waite Park Community Garden stroll, taste and vote on dish ideas prepared by gardeners. Gardeners are invited to prepare a recipe featuring zucchini, and bring samples to share with the public and a panel of community-member judges. There will also be garden tours, children’s activities and even a Pokémon Go Poke Stop.
For more information visit www.gardeningmatters.org.
The community is invited to review a summary of community input about the redevelopment of the Upper Harbor Terminal (UHT) site that was provided at two recent open houses and other events.
Monday, July 11
4:30 – 5:30 p.m., open house to learn about UHT and provide input
5:30 – 7:30 p.m., meeting to review and refine summary
North Regional Library, 2nd floor meeting room
1315 Lowry Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
The summarized information that results from this meeting will be included in the request for qualifications to be issued to potential Phase 1 developers later in July.
This meeting also will include a preview of the planned community discussions over the summer to formulate an engagement strategy that will be used when the planning process with the selected developer begins next year.
Light refreshments will be provided, and family members are welcome.