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: email@example.com, 651-636-4935.
Minneapolis Public Schools Culinary and Wellness Services introduces their new food truck, Street Eats. The new truck will act as a mobile feeding site this summer, stopping at eight locations throughout the city to serve hot meals at no cost to youth 18 years and younger. These locations include park and recreation centers, apartment complexes, libraries, and more. No registration or sign-up is necessary, youth just show up at the right time when the truck is serving and eat. The truck will serve meals Monday-Friday, from June 11-August 17.