St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church, 825 51st Ave. NE in Columbia Heights will serve a free community dinner on Tuesday, April 9, 5:30-6:30 pm.This month’s dinner will include sloppy joes, green beans, orange tapioca salad, and cookies for dessert. All are welcome. St. Timothy’s serves a free community dinner on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information call 763-571-9721.
Silverwood Park, 2500 County Road E., in St. Anthony, offers the following activities. Children 17 and younger need to be accompanied by an adult for some programs. Info and registration: 763-559-6700 or threeriversparks.org.
Make and Mingle: Birds: Join them on Thursday, March 21, 6-9 pm. Celebrate the spring equinox with art, nature discoveries, outdoor activities, live music, food and drink, and more. Make screen printed bird art, see live raptors, go on a spring birding hike, and be inspired by these curious creatures that live all around us. Bring a bottle of beer or wine. Cost is $14 and this program is open to ages 21+.
Preschool Drop-Off: Doodlebugs: Tuesday, March 26, 9:30-11:30 am and 1-3 pm. Drop off your kids for a whirlwind of art and nature activities. Each week is based on a different children’s book and nature-inspired theme. Sign up for one or the entire series. Cost is $10 and reservations are required by the Monday prior. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation. This program is for ages 4-5.
Sunset Yoga: Tuesday, March 26, 7-8:15 pm. Renew by practicing yoga with instructor Laura Craig. Link breath with movement, build awareness, concentration and strength by deepening the connection of mind and body. Cost is $12 and this program is for ages 14+.
Shifting Reverence: Enjoy a gallery reception for “Shifting Reverence,” Friday, March 29, 5-9 pm. Tour an exhibition of ceramic works by Kait Arndt, Brian Caponi, Jennifer Datchuk, Nick Geankoplis, and Yehrim Lee. “Shifting Reverence” is presented in conjunction with “Claytopia,” the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts’ (NCECA) 53rd annual conference taking place in Minneapolis, March 27-30. Since the 1960s, the Twin Cities region has played a pivotal role in shaping a renaissance in studio pottery and craft as cultural forces. Adaptation of Mingei-inspired ideals within the American heartland drove a vision of artfulness in daily life. In “Shifting Reverence,” artists challenge the notions of utility and function in the everyday. The gallery reception is free and open to all ages. The exhibition runs through April 30.
Living Hope Ministries, 1737 Adams St. NE, will serve a free, warm, and nutritious meal served every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 pm. Call 612-789-2244 with questions.
Being sustainable doesn’t have to be hard. Citizens for Sustainability and the City of St. Anthony are hosting a free open-house style event that is family-friendly and will include a number of environmental organizations hosting stations on all topic areas. Presentations and films will be scheduled throughout the event. The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 17 from 1:30-4:30 pm at the St. Anthony Community Center, 3301 Silver Lake Road, St. Anthony. Info: citizensforsustainability.org/sustainability-fair.
CommunityFEST, Saturday, Sept. 29, 11 am-5 pm. Boom Island park, 724 Sibley Ave. NE, Mpls. Join the Minneapolis Public Schools Community Education department as they celebrate 50 years the only way they know how, with food, fun and friends. This event is free and open to the public. Enjoy, music, stage performances, community partners, food trucks, activities for kids/youth and onsite adult enrichment classes. Info: commed.mpls.k12.mn.us/community_fest.html.
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.
Minneapolis is celebrating all 12 of its Sister Cities with free ice cream, music, multi-cultural entertainment and children’s activities at the Nicollet Island Pavilion, Sunday, July 22 from 1-5 pm. The entertainment includes a special program celebrating the 10th anniversary of the city’s relationship with Cuernavaca, Mexico. This is a great way to celebrate cities coming together because of similarities versus being torn apart because of differences. Info: facebook.com/events/190786145084494/.
Monday, July 16, 6:15-7:45 pm, St. Anthony Library, 2941 Pentagon Dr. This free interactive presentation covers how inner and outer peace can be achieved step by step. By following this science of connecting with our inner spiritual powers, we can achieve peace. Why is it that we spend so much time dealing with improving our physical and mental states while mostly ignoring our spiritual powers? This basic meditative technique can be used immediately by everyone regardless of culture, belief system, background or age. Presented by Arlene Samsel; educator, musician and spiritual program coordinator. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-636-4935.