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NEWS FROM THE NINTH WARD
UP TO OUR NECKS IN SNOW
Photo by  Christopher Lutter-Gardella for the Powderhorn 365 Project
NINTH WARD BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: MOON PALACE BOOKS
Moon Palace is an independent bookstore located in the Longfellow neighborhood at Minnehaha Ave and East 33rd St. right behind Peace Coffee Wonderland Park and the Trylon Microcinema. Owned by Angela and Jamie Schwesnedl, who live in the Powderhorn neighborhood, Moon Palace sells new and used books. The store opened in 2012, and provides a bright spot, literally, for relaxation, reflection and good conversation about books. 
The fantastic thing about shopping at a small, local bookstore like Moon Palace is that they are actually interested in having a conversation about what you are reading. They provide excellent recommendations catered to your intrestes and favorites. Stop by and see what you find!
Moon Palace Books |  2820 E 33rd St | Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 454-0455 |  www.moonpalacebooks.com
ORDER A $25 TREE 
Starting March 17, the City of Minneapolis is offering more than 1,000 five- to eight-foot trees for only $25 each. Mark your calendar now. Order your tree starting 8 a.m., March 17, at www.treetrust.org. Pick it up May 15, 17, 18 or 19.
Trees are available for Minneapolis property owners including residents, businesses and nonprofits.
Choose from several varieties and sizes of trees, including fruit trees. First-come, first-served – order early for best selection. Limit one tree per property, maximum five properties.
Healthy trees look beautiful in your neighborhood, increase property values, help clean the air you breathe, absorb carbon dioxide, save on your energy bills with strategic planting, keep the city cooler in the summer, provide homes for wildlife and help manage stormwater. 
WINTER PARKING RESTRICTIONS
Winter parking restrictions are in effect. They help to ensure the safety of people in our neighborhoods.  Share this flyer in your business or apartment building to help spread the word.
DOWNLOAD THE 311 APP
Are you encountering problems with the roads or sidewalks in your neighborhood? Download the 311 app and you can submit your problems and inquiries 24 hours a day.
MEETING WITH LATINO FARMERS
Leaders from  Proyecto Zenteotl brought together a group of Latino farmers and community organizers this week to deepen the conversation about food justice and provide guidance about how the city can support the work of Indigenous farmers and farmers of color. Thank you to CANDO for hosting the meeting in their space.
2ND ANNUAL COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE
Register now for the 2nd Annual Community Connections Conference on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center!  The conference is free to all participants.
This year’s conference theme – Common Ground: A City That Works for All - aims to explore ways citizens can hone their organizational and communication skills, better understand how we can work with and influence city government, and build broad-based efforts that involve all segments of our increasingly diverse spectrum of neighborhoods and community-at-large.
FREE MINI-MBA COURSE OFFERED BY SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION TO MPLS BUSINESSES 
The Minneapolis office of the US Small Business Administration is offering a free intensive training course to area businesses. A few of the past 22 Minneapolis participants include: Alexander’s Import Auto Repair, CorAzon, Gandhi Mahal, Guaranty Commercial Title, Manny’s Tortas, Mother Earth Gardens, Olu’s Home, On-Demand Group, and Saffron restaurant. The full list is online at http://tinyurl.com/MplsEntrepreneur.
WHAT: The US Small Business Administration’s Emerging Leaders program is an intensive training initiative to accelerate growth of high potential small businesses located in US cities. 
WHO: The Emerging Entrepreneurs training is open to small businesses located in the Minneapolis metro area with annual revenues between $400,000 and $10 million that have been in business for at least three years. This training is not for start-up businesses. Emerging Entrepreneurs is considered a mini-MBA type of training with the case study being the owner’s business. 
WHEN: Thirteen classes will begin early/mid April and run through early November. Space is limited to one C-level executive per business.
HOW MUCH? The only costs are the business owner’s time and commitment to complete the curriculum. Anticipate 100 hours of combined classroom, homework and peer-to-peer mentoring. 
HOW DO I REGISTER? Interested small business owners are invited to learn more about the initiative and request to have the one page application emailed by contacting the SBA office:  Cindy Collett at 612-370-2312, cynthia.collett@sba.gov  or Katherine Roth at 612-370-2320, Katherine.Roth@sba.gov.
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 11, 2014
THINKING OF BUYING A HOUSE?
PRG, Inc. is offering Home Stretch Homebuyer workshops FREE  of charge for residents of East Phillips, Midtown Phillips, and Powderhorn neighborhoods
The workshop is an introduction to the home buying process and a great first step towards home ownership. Also, first-time homebuyers can meet with PRG’s home ownership counselor to make an individualized plan to work toward home ownership. 
Register for upcoming workshops and enter "PHILLIPS" or "POWDERHORN for the free offer.
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UPCOMING
PPNA FIREWORKS DISCUSSION
Thursday, February 27
6-8:00p.m.
Come by and hear updates about happenings in Powderhorn Park. Connect with other community members, and share your opinions on the Powderhorn Fireworks celebration.
OPENING: WHERE I FIT
Friday, February 28
5-8:00p.m.
Textile Artist Maggie Thompson (Fond du Lac Ojibwe) utilizes a variety of weaving and knitting techniques, printed fabrics and assemblage works as a way to contain memory and reflect upon the difficult subject matter of Indian identity. Free and open to the public.
EROTIC POETRY OPEN MIC
Saurday, March 1
6:30 p.m.
Latin@ word slingers the  Palabristas present an intimate evening of literary love and lust. Bring a poem to read or just take in the steamy poetry and coffee. RSVP to the Facebook event.
2014 RACIAL JUSTICE RALLY
Wednesday, March 5
10:00 a.m.
Minnesota State Capitol
Join the  Organizing Apprenticeship Project and partners for racial justice as we release the 2014 Racial Equity Agenda. Hear from community organizers working to build a Greater Minnesota for all of us. Find the event on Facebook.
URBAN AGRICULTURE SUMMIT: SOUL FOOD MONOLOGUES
Friday, March 7
1-3:00p.m.
Capri Theater
The Soul Food Monologues is a collective performance of personal stories about food and justice. This production is a part of an ongoing series of Soul Food Monologuesdesigned to uncover and promote the food and justice stories of women and people of color. Through this opening into the lives of 8 local leaders, we are able to plunge deeply into the theme, offer different viewpoints, and create an emotional and meaningful experience for both the participants and audience members alike.
SENATOR FRANKEN HOLDS OFFICE HOURS 
Thursday, March 6, 2014
9-12:00p.m.
Centro 1915 Chicago Avenue  Minneapolis, MN 55404
The office hours will run from 9am-Noon., when Senator Franken's staff will be available to meet with constituents who need help working with a federal agency, such as United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Medicare, Social Security, or the Passport Agency.  Area residents do not need an appointment to attend the office hours.  
OPPORTUNITIES
The Midtown Farmer's Market is hiring an Assitant Manager for the 2014 Market season. 
TAKE CARE OF YOUR NEIGHBORS
In this time of dangerously cold weather, it is important to watch out for another. If you see someone in need, please call St. Stephen's Street Outreach at 612-879-7624. If there is no answer, please call 911.
CONTACT US
Call (612) 673-2209
VISIT  OUR WEBSITE.
350 South 5th Street, Room 307 | Minneapolis, MN 55415-1383 US
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