Noticias
NEWS FROM THE NINTH WARD
Dear Neighbors,
It's happening. Spring is forging its way through! This means we have a few beloved rites of passage around the corner.

MAYDAY PARADE!
Community workshops are in full swing! Drop by Heart of the Beast Theater on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays to contribute to creating the parade. 
Make a donation to help make the Parade and Festival happen. 
Most importantly, attend the Parade and Festival.
Sunday, May 6
Parade leaves Little Earth at Noon
Tree of Life Ceremony in Powderhorn Park starts at 3:00 p.m.

OPENING OF THE MIDTOWN FARMERS MARKET!
Celebrate the first Saturday at the Market with food trucks, live music, fresh local produce, plants, food, art, lawn games, kids activities, drawings, and more market goodness. Welcome the sun's return with boogying, noshes, and neighbors!
Saturday, May 5
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
More info at Midtown Farmers Market website

STREET SWEEPING! 
Our hard-working Public Works crews will be out starting April 24th sweeping the streets to prevent the winter debris from ending up in our waterways. Keep your eye out for no parking signs which will be out 24 hours before any sweeping takes place and check the online tool to see when they will be on your block.
See you at Powderhorn Park,
A MUNICIPAL IDENTIFICATION OPTION FOR EVERYONE
The Mayor, City Council, and our City Staff are working around the clock to advance our efforts to adopt a Municipal Identification program to ensure any Minneapolis resident - regardless of immigration status - can obtain one. The identification will give us all an opportunity to display our Minneapolis progressive pride. The program is being designed such that folks from the Transgender community will be able to chose their gender on the card and elderly people who no longer have a driver's license or passport can obtain one too. Please consider joining MIRAC's community meeting to share your ideas about this policy initiative.
Saturday, April 21
11:00 a.m. to  1:00 p.m.
Mercado Central, 515 East Lake Street

PHLLIPS POOL GRAND OPENING

At long last, after many years of advocacy and a mighty community fundraising effort the Phillips Aquatic Center is opening its doors! This facility features a renovated six-lane pool with spectator area and a new four-lane pool, plus new and updated locker rooms and a community meeting room.
The grand opening program includes remarks from local dignitaries and project supporters and light refreshments. A ceremonial community splash officially opens the pool–children are encouraged to participate.
Saturday, April 21
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Phillips Aquatic Center, 2323 11th Avenue South
35W@94:
CROSSTOWN TO DOWNTOWN
The 35W@94 (transit access) project is well under way. Our neighborhood is already being impacted by the closure of the 35th and 36th street ramps on 35W and the closure of the 38th Street bridge.
If you have any questions or concerns contact the project hotline at 612-284-6125 or email info@35w94.com.
BEST OF THE TWIN CITIES!
The mural on the building that houses CTUL, CANDO, and Inquilinxs Unidxs por Justicia was named Best Mural by the City Pages. They are raising funds to commission artist Aaron Johnson-Ortiz to complete the art work, please consider supporting this effort today! 
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Alondra Cano represents the Ninth Ward on the Minneapolis City Council. The Ninth Ward consists of the Central, Corcoran, East Phillips, Midtown Phillips, and Powderhorn Park neighborhoods along with a sliver of Longfellow. Our diverse and vibrant communities boast beautiful parks, a number of thriving small business corridors, the Midtown Exchange, world class hospitals, and an informed and engaged community of changemakers, artists, and activists.
UPCOMING
JEWISH and MUSLIM SOLIDARITY DINNER
The Jewish and Muslim communities of the Twin Cities will come together over a great meal to talk about shared and similar experiences. The dinner conversation will explore what it's been like for both communities over the past couple of years. This event is co-sponsored by Jewish Community Action and CAIR-Minnesota and is being funded by the partners of SolidarityMN. This event is free!

Tuesday, April 24
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Seward Co-Op Creamery
MUXERES MAGICXS/ MAGIC WOMEN
The Twin Cities-based workers’ center CTUL (Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha) is back with another Art Gallery in 2018 alongside with the Minneapolis-based renters rights group InquilinXs UnidXs por Justicia (Renters United for Justice). This year we will center our artwork around womxn and their labor. How is the world, your country, your community, your home impacted by the labor of womxn? This is a chance to appreciate the Muxeres Magicxs/Magic Womxn that shape our lives and existence. 
Submissions still being accepted!
Saturday, April 28 
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Urban Growler Brewing Company
MAKE HOMES HAPPEN CAMPAIGN KICKOFF
Join the Make Homes Happen coalition for a community-wide event to discuss their campaign for housing stability by building more affordable homes, preserving existing homes, and protecting tenants' right. They will be sharing a vision for a dedicated source of funding from the City to help meet critical affordable housing needs in Minneapolis. 

Interpretation services, children's activities, food, and a cash bar will be available
Monday, April 30 
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Hook and Ladder
OPPORTUNITIES
The City of Minneapolis is hiring for multiple positions including a Housing Stability Specialist. 
Take Action MN is hiring for several positions.
Metro Transit is hiring bus drivers.
The Central Neighborhood (CANDO) is hiring an Organizer and an Administrator.
CONTACT US
Call (612) 673-2209
VISIT OUR WEBSITE.
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