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NEWS FROM THE NINTH WARD
LET IT GLOW!
Photo: Midtown Greenway Coalition
Greenway Glow that is. Come to the Midtown Greenway and enjoy the Northern Spark festival Greenway Glow style, a free all-night art festival and a night bike ride to raise funds for the Midtown Greenway Coalition. The festivities start Saturday June 14 at 9:01 p.m. Register for the ride and you will get all kinds of goodies including glow sticks to light up the night, pizza from WildEarth Woodfired Mobile Pizza Bakery, access to the New Belgium beer after party, and more!
LOCAL ARTISTS LIGHT A SPARK
L: Take the Field, R: the Pedal Bear in its natural habitat 
The Northern Spark festival will provide the opportunity for late night art viewing all over the city but we hope that you take the time to check out the offerings taking place in our own backyard featuring some of the many artists who call the Ninth Ward home:
  • Take the field will use movement and space to connect community and place at Kix field

  • Join nine friends or strangers and take a spin along the Greenway on the Pedal Bear, a collaborative mobile art piece by Ninth Ward artists Matt Carlyle and Mina Lierwood

  • Ninth Ward aerial artist, poet, and cultural worker Junauda Petrus collaborates on Beyond the LOOP

  • Multi-disciplinary artist and Ninth Ward resident Kristi Ternes presents Dowsing Wild Beauty featuring shadow puppets, stilting, and projections on the Greenway

  • Ninth Ward vinyl enthusiasts and DJs Rambo Salinas and Tarik Thornton will keep you grooving until dawn as the dance party portion of 1612 Harmon Place: A Place to Gather

  • Ninth Ward curator, choreographer, and performance artist Jaime Carrera contributes to OCULUS
SUPPORT COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE
It's CSA time! Support your local farmers by purchasing a CSA share and enjoying the harvest. You will receive a weekly box of vegetables and herbs delivered to a convenient location for you. We are fortunate to have CSA options right in our community, including Stone's Throw Urban Farm, the Women's Environmental Institute, and mushroom shares through Cherry Tree House Mushrooms.  
SEWARD CO-OP FRIENDSHIP STORE
PUBLIC HEARING
The Seward Co-op's proposed second store at 38th street and and 3rd Avenue will have a City Planning Commission public hearing. Come share your opinion about the co-op's proposal.
Monday, June 9
4:30 p.m.
City Council Chambers, Room 317 City Hall
GREEN BUSINESS GRANTS
The City of Minneapolis is currently accepting applications for a round of grants for business upgrades that reduce pollution, check that same link to see if your business qualifies for free trees to plant on your property. Eligible business types include dry cleaners, automotive repair shops, and any other business that can reduce air pollution from volatile organic compounds or particulate matter. The deadline is June 20, 2014.
35W TRANSIT ACCESS PROJECT OPEN HOUSE
Attend the next public open house to learn about current design concepts and provide comment on many aspects of 35W Transit Access Project including:
  • The Orange Line BRT Transit Station at Lake Street 
  • The "Green Crescent" bicycle and pedestrian connection between the Midtown Greenway and 31st Street
  • 24th street bicycle and pedestrian bridge
  • Public art framework
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UPCOMING
 FREE PUPPET SHOW
Wednesday, June 4 
7:00 p.m.
2830 East 33rd Street
Join Moon Palace and Open Eye Theatre for Tucker's Robot, a show featuring puppetry, live music, and fun for families and children up to age 12. They will pass the hat for donations to help support the Driveway Tour programBring a blanket or chair to sit on.
EAT FOR EQUITY TO SUPPORT MIDTOWN FARMERS MARKET 
Saturday, June 7
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Ave S 
Support the Midtown Farmers Market by joining your neighbors and Eat for Equity for a market-inspired feast, local music, home brew, and a silent auction. RSVP to the Facebook event.
10TH ANNUAL CHALCHIUTLICUE WATER CEREMONY
Saturday, June 21
12:00 p.m.
The Chalchiutlicue Ceremony and Celebration is grounded in the ceremonial traditions of the Mexica (Aztec) people of Central Mexico, and is dedicated to honoring and celebrating the fresh waters of the world, waters of the world that connects us all. Check the Facebook event for the full two day schedule.
COMMUNITY OFFICE HOURS
Monday, June 9 
9:30-11:00 a.m. 
3405 Chicago Ave. S.
Have a question or an issue you'd like to speak with Alondra about? Call our office at 612.673.2209 to make an appointment.
A POWERFUL CONVERSATION ABOUT OUR ENERGY FUTURE
Wednesday, June 11
6:30-8:30 p.m. 
3209 Longfellow Ave. S
This two-hour teach-in, led by Minneapolis Energy Options, will help us understand the technical, economic, and political systems that guide our current energy system and our opportunities for transforming that system in Minneapolis. RSVP to the Facebook event.
ANCESTRY BOOKS GRAND OPENING
Saturday, June 7 
12:00-2:00 p.m.
Ancestry Books will showcase the narratives of authors from under-represented communities and provide space for readings, discussions, and other literary events. The family-friendly opening celebration will feature music and food. RSVP to the Facebook event.
OPPORTUNITIES
The Center for Earth Energy and Democracy is hiring an Energy Analyst.
Neighborhoods Organizing for Change is hiring a Field Canvas Organizer
CONTACT US
Call (612) 673-2209
VISIT OUR WEBSITE.
350 South 5th Street, Room 307 | Minneapolis, MN 55415-1383 US
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