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Saturday, August 19th, 2017
  • Yoga and Mindfulness - Friends of Lake Nokomis

    Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Where: Lake Nokomis Main Beach, 5001 W Lake Nokomis Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA


    The Friends of Lake Nokomis is sponsoring a FREE summer fitness series again this year! Huge THANK YOU to donors who stepped up to help us expand the program. Want to help fund stewardship projects and fun stuff like yoga programs? Become a member today!

    Come to breathe, be present and move your body next to beautiful Lake Nokomis! We will practice a slow flow style yoga: developing strength, balance, flexibility and self-care.

    Anna Hayek is a certified Adult Yoga Instructor through Green Lotus & Healing and a certifed Yoga Calm Youth Yoga instructor. She enjoys helping people find time and space to practice self-care through moving, breathing and mindfulness.

    Classes are held every Saturday starting June 24-August 19th with the exception of August 5th.

    Please bring your own towel, mat and water.

    In the event of rain, class will be cancelled.

    Events for additional dates:

  • MCWD Lake Hiawatha Clean Up

    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Where: Lake Hiawatha Park, 2701 E 44th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406, USA


    Lake Hiawatha Cleanup
    Lake Hiawatha Park, Minneapolis
    Saturday, August 19
    10:00am – noon

    An essential part of keeping our waters clean is to pick-up trash along the shores, in the water, and from nearby storm drains. Join us for this free, family-friendly cleanup at Lake Hiawatha in Minneapolis on Saturday, August 19! Bring your friends and compete to see who can win a prize for collecting the most trash or the most unusual item. Everyone has a chance to win the grand prize – a hammock from REI! (retail value $219).

    Want to bike to the event? We'll have a free bike check for your convenience.

    Want to clean up trash in the water? You can hop onboard a canoe from Wilderness Inquiry, or bring your own canoe, kayak or paddleboard!

    Want to clean and stencil neighborhood storm drains? We’ll have all of the supplies you need, including the spray paint.

    “Lake Hiawatha Cleanup” is part of “Jump In & Make a Splash!” - a series of community events across the watershed celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District. The series concludes with the Sunset Celebration on Thursday, November 2 at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church in Minneapolis, featuring live music, food and drink. Tickets are $40. People who attend at least five events qualify for half-price admission and those who attend all nine events get in for free!

    The event is sponsored by MCWD and Target, in partnership with the Freshwater Society, 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, Berne Scale, REI, Wilderness Inquiry, Three Rivers Park District and Tonka Bay Marina.

    Register at

    Facebook: Join the @Minnehaha Creek Watershed District for a Lake Hiawatha cleanup on Saturday, August 19, 10am-noon! Pick up trash along the shores and in the lake to help keep our water clean. Learn more:

    Twitter: Join @MinhahaCkWD & pick up litter around Lake Hiawatha, Sat, 8/19, 10am-noon. RSVP: #volunteer #waterquality

  • NENA Bossen Mural Community Paint Day

    Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Where: 58th Street & Sander Drive


    Join NENA as we paint a commissioned community mural at 58th Street and Sander Drive!

    Mural Artist Victor Yepez, a Nokomis East resident, will lead the community to fill in the details of our newest art project.

    Healthy snacks and beverages provided. No registration required - just show up!

  • Read with an Animal @ Nokomis Library

    Time: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Where: Nokomis Library, 5100 S 34th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA


    Volunteers will help put young readers at ease so they can cuddle up with a certified therapy animal and practice reading aloud. Most libraries host dogs and you can call ahead to see if other animals will be visiting.

    More Info:

Sunday, August 20th, 2017
  • Monarch Magic! Painting and Stencils with Muralist Tim Blighton

    Time: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Where: Nokomis Naturescape Garden, 5000 E Lake Nokomis Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA


    Sidewalk chalk, and painted murals for the Festival set, led by Muralist Tim Blighton.

    Monarch Magic! is a FREE, family-friendly activity program led by Lake Nokomis Artist-in-Residence James Everest, with Naturalist Jenny Winkelman and several guest teaching artists. All activities take place outdoors at Lake Nokomis Park and are free and open to people of all ages and abilities.

    In a series of interactive workshops, participants will learn about various aspects of Monarch Butterfly life cycles and habitat and then work together on various creative arts projects for the Monarch Magic! community performance installation at the annual Monarch Festival. The Monarch Magic! installation serves as an immersive entryway from Lake Nokomis and nearby neighborhoods into the Monarch Festival on Saturday, September 9.

    Each workshop includes a guided Nature Walk followed by artist-led activities. The activities combine music, dance, poetry, painting, storytelling, sculpture, and mosaic into a unique site-specific installation environment. No previous arts experience necessary to participate.

Monday, August 21st, 2017
  • Solar Eclipse Viewing Party @ Nokomis Library

    Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Where: Nokomis Library, 5100 S 34th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA


    Weather permitting, join other amateur astronomers to safely view the solar eclipse. (NEVER look directly at the sun!) Drop in or stay for the entire event. Bring your own chair, water, sunscreen, bug spray and snack.

    Noon-2 p.m.: Make your own pinhole viewer to safely view the partial eclipse with Nokomis Library Staff. View the partial eclipse from the library lawn with your pinhole viewer or a pair of special eclipse-viewing glasses provided by the library. Additional activities will be available during the event.

    Estimated local times for phases of the eclipse:

    Start of partial eclipse: 11:43 a.m. Maximum eclipse: 1:06 p.m. End of partial eclipse: 2:28 p.m.

    More Info:

  • Friends of Nokomis Library Monthly Meeting

    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Where: Nokomis Library, 5100 S 34th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA


    The Friends of the Nokomis Library have their monthly meeting on the third Monday of the month at 6:30 pm. Please think about attending the meeting as a new member or just as a friendly visitor. Chat with the librarian about upcoming programs and events. Discuss ways that our fundraising efforts can help support our awesome Nokomis Community Library. Chime in with your ideas. Newcomers are always welcome.

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
  • Minnehaha Foodshelf

    Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Where: Minnehaha United Methodist Church, 3701 E 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA


    Minnehaha Food Shelf serves the area between the Crosstown and Lake Street, Cedar Avenue and the river. Each month we serve more than 600 households.

    More Info:

  • VA Center Farmers Market

    Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Where: First level of the parking ramp at Minneapolis VA Medical Center.


    Tuesday Farmers Market is back!
    Dates: June 20- October 24.
    When: Every Tuesday from 2:00-5:00 p.m.
    Where: First level of the parking ramp at Minneapolis VA Medical Center.
    What you'll find: Produce, Flowers, Honey, Bread and baked goods, Herbs and Plants.
    Everyone is welcome.

    More Info:

  • NENA's Fun at Bossen Field - Basketball and Volleyball

    Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Where: Bossen Field Park, 5701 S 28th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA


    Join NENA and MPRB for a free clinic at Bossen Field!

    REVSports Clinics
    Ages 3-6 - 5:30 pm
    Ages 6-14 - 6:30 pm

    No registration required. Bilingual staff. Free snacks for kids 18 and under.

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