February 17, 2012
February is Black History Month
· Community Connections Conference draws over 400 participants, emphasizes equityhttp://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2012/02/13/minneapolis-community-connections-conference-emphasizes-diversity-and-equity
· February is Black History month! events at Minneapolis Parks
Neighborhood and Community Relations (NCR) Department Calendar at http://tinyurl.com/6cdbta6
1st Annual Community Connections Conference draws over 400, emphasizes equity
Neighborhood News and Events
Whittier Dog Days on Sunday, February 19
Dine Out for LHENA on Wednesday, February 22
15th Annual CARAG Chilly Fest on Sunday, February 26
Longfellow Community Council co-hosts item drive to support residential reentry facility
Cleveleand Neighborhood Assocation seeks FT Community Coordinator – application deadline extended through Wednesday, February 29
Community News and Events
A hands on learning experience on redistricting.
“We Love Our Presidents” Walk in NE Minneapolis on Saturday, February 18
A Stone Throw at the Guilty on Saturday – Sunday, February 18 - 19
A new play by Nuruddin Farah, Somalia's first novelist and first English-language author.
Local Food Resource Hub events in February and March
UROC's Critical Conversations – “Cornerstones and Common Ground: Reflections on the History of North Minneapolis” on Thursday, February 23
Transit Investments: How Should They Be Evaluated? A forum hosted by James L. Oberstar on Friday, February 24
Photo exhibit, cultural presentation featuring resiliency of Oromo women on Saturday – Sunday, February 25 - 26
NeighborWorks Training Institute in Los Angeles, February 27 – March 2
The Future of Stadium Village (2 sessions) on Tuesday, February 28
Mill City Farmers Market seeks Assistant Manager – deadline Saturday, March 1
Nobel Peace Prize Forum at Augsburg College on Thursday – Saturday, March 1 - 3
Jazz88’s In the Neighborhood on Friday, March 2
Listen and celebrate the stories of our vibrant neighborhoods.
Building Bridges Multi-Cultural Book Club at Hosmer Library at 6:30 on Tuesday, March 6
· Subscribe to the Book Club email list or direct questions to info@BuildingBridgesMPLS.org
South Minneapolis Housing Fair on Saturday, March 10
7th Annual Twin Cities Sustainable Communities Conference on Friday - Saturday, March 23 - 24
City and Local Government News and Events
Minneapolis Public Schools presents Three Year Multilingual Strategic Plan at State Office Building at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 17
Black History Month events in Minneapolis parks
Sheridan Memorial Park Open House on Tuesday, February 21
Intercity Regional Trail Open House on Tuesday, February 21
One Minneapolis One Read: Challenges of Black Genealogy on Saturday, February 25
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board sustainability survey open through Sunday, February 26
Water Works park Open House on Monday, February 27
Redistricting Public hearings on Wednesday, February 29 and Thursday, March 1
· http://www.minneapolismn.gov/redistricting2012/WCMS1Q-068919 or watch a short video at http://tinyurl.com/6q5rz9y
Hennepin County Citizens Academy – Sessions in April and May; registration now open
NCR News and Information
NCEC meeting on Tuesday, February 28
Senior Citizen Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday, March 8
NCEC Committee of the Whole (CoW) meeting on Wednesday, March 14
Minneapolis Advisory Committee on People with Disabilities (MACOPD) meeting on Wednesday, March 21
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Published Feb. 16, 2012