Welcome to the East Harriet Neighborhood
East Harriet is bordered by 36th Street on the north and 46th Street to the south. Lyndale Avenue is the eastern boundary; Lake Harriet and Lakewood Cemetery largely make up the western border of the neighborhood. In addition to these Minneapolis landmarks, Lyndale Park Gardens and Rose Gardens, the Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary are located within East Harriet. Many houses in the neighborhood are two-story homes, set back from the streets.
Yard Waste Collection Begins April 10
Garbage day in the week of April 10 is the first collection for leaves, brush and yard trimmings. Yard trimmings and leaves must be in compostable bags and at yyour alley or curb next to your garbage cart by 6 am on garbage day.
More on information on yard waste collection can be found here.
Earth Day, April 22
Saturday, April 22
Lake Harriet Band Shell
The Earth Day Clean-Up has become the largest community service project in Minneapolis and takes place at 36 clean-up sites throughout the city. Since 2008, more than 17,000 residents have removed more than 140,000 pounds of garbage!
Each spring, East Harriet Neighborhood Association Park Committee volunteers to man the Earth Clean up at Lake Harriet, handing out bags and providing information. Join your neighbors at the Lake Harriet bandshell parking lot on Saturday, April 23 for Earth Day and volunteer to help pick up trash around our lake. If you are interested in helping out at the table, contact Bruce Wadman at email@example.com.
Lakewood Cemetery Greenhouse Tours April 22
Saturday, April,22 2017
10 am - 1:00 pm
Hennepin Ave. S. & 36th St
Due to space constraints in the greenhouse, guests must register at lakewoodcemetery.com to take the tour; several tour times are offered. Tours are 20-30 minutes in duration, departing every half hour. Free and open to the public.
These guided tours offer an opportunity for people of all ages to catch a rare, behind-the-scenes glimpse of Lakewood's elaborate gardening operations.
Lakewood is one of a few remaining cemeteries in the United States with a major greenhouse operation. In the early 1900s, Lakewood was once the largest floral wholesaler in the city of Minneapolis. As part of its operations, the cemetery housed and maintained six large greenhouses, each longer than a football field. During World War II, however, the cemetery's greenhouse operations were reduced due to a shortage of labor and supplies, and in the 1970s, an energy crisis forced many greenhouse operations across the country to close. Rather than close at this time, Lakewood planned for the long-term and switched to more sustainable options. Today Lakewood operates two greenhouses, where flowers are grown and prepared for planting.
After the tour, attendees can put their green thumbs to work by planting their own potted plant arrangement to bring home.
Next RecQuest CAC Meeting April 27
Below are the scheduled 2017 RecQuest meetings. All meetings are from 6-8 pm at MPRB Headquarters, 2117 W River Rd. Meetings are open to the public
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, November 30, 2017
No December meeting
Please read the RecQuest CAC Meeting #2 Summary or visit the RecQuest Project Page for more information.
Sale-O-Rama Saturday, May 20
Saturday, May 20th, 9:00 am to 3 pm.
Get started cleaning out your closets, attic and basements!
Complete a registration form and mail (or drop off ) with a check for $10 by Wednesday, May 10 to:
3612 Bryant Ave S (Southwest Senior Center)
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Questions, contact Deb at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612.824.9350.
The Senior Center is open from 8 am to 3 pm Mon - Fri. Make sure your check is attached to the registration form and enclosed in an envelope is labeled EHFNA Sale-O-Rama and give to the receptionist to put in the East Harriet mail box
May 20 is a big neighborhood garage sale day. In addition to the East Harriet sale, Linden Hills, CARAG, and Kingfield are also holding their neighborhood garage sales bringing lots of potential buyers to southwest Minneapolis.
Sale-O-Rama is a neighborhood activity facilitated by EHFNA. The $10 registration fee covers the cost of advertising in the Star Tribune and printing of maps. The more residents that participate, the better the event is for everyone.
Walker Methodist Pastimes Memory Cafe and Come Play Here!
Pastimes Memory Cafe
3rd Tuesday of Each Month 3:30 - 5 pm
Walker Methodist Health Center, Fellowship Hall
3737 Bryant Ave S.
Pastimes Memory Cafe at Walker Methodist Health Center is an informal gathering of people with memory loss and their caregives or family where they can enjoy coffee and refreshments and lively conversation. There is no cost for this and while RSVPs are welcome, but not necessary--you are welcome to come by and join us.
RSVP or for more information, contact Anne Tabat at email@example.com phone: 612.804.7925.
Come Play Here!
1st Friday of Each Month 10:30 - 11:30 am
Walker Methodist welcomes babies, toddlers and their parents for an interactive playgroup with their resident adoring seniors!
RSVP to Kelsey Lindahl at 612.827.8356 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska-Harriet Master Plan Public Hearing April 19
A public hearing for the Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska-Harriet Master Plan is scheduled April 19, 6:30 pm in the Board Room at Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) headquarters, 2117 West River Road. Any interested community members are invited to attend and comment on the Master Plan, which creates a 25-year vision for Lake Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska, Lake Harriet, and surrounding parkland within Minneapolis Chain of Lakes Regional Park.
The Master Plan is the result of nearly two years of community-based planning and design. The public comment period opened on Jan. 18, 2017 and closed on March 4, 2017. Originally the public hearing was scheduled for the April 12, 2017 Board of Commissioners meeting, but additional time is needed for MPRB staff to address the hundreds of submitted public comments.
If the Board chooses to amend the Master Plan, it will be revised and an Executive Summary will be prepared. Both will be posted on the project webpage with a Table of Contents for the Appendix. Specific documents will be sent upon request due to the large number and size of the files within the Appendix.
The plan including the project timeline is available online on the Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska-Harriet Master Plan project page.
Plant Sale May 9
Annual Plant Sale
Tuesday, May 9th
2 to 6 p.m (rain or shine)
St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave S
The public plant sale is sponsored by the Men’s and Women’s Garden Club of Minneapolis and features new/unusual annuals/perennials and container plants typically not seen at your local nursery. It includes a large selection of all-season native and butterfly/bee-pollinator plants, most neonicotinoid-free. Experts are on hand to provide information on growing a healthy native and pollinator plant garden, as well as answering your standard gardening questions. Visa/MC accepted.
For more information go to “Events” at www.mwgcm.org.
Upcoming EHFNA Meetings
Nest Board Meeting
May 3, 2017
7 - 8:30 pm
Walker Health Center 3737 Bryant Ave S
East Harriet welcomes all residents to attend. Should you require an accommodation in order to participate, please let us know 10 days prior to the meeting date by emailing, email@example.com.
Upcoming EHFNA Committee Meetings:
Thur., April 13 Community Building, Parks & Environment, 7-8:30pm | Location TBA
Tues., April 18, Crime, Safety, Transportation & Noise, 7-8pm | Harriet's Inn, 40th & Lyndale Ave
Tues., April 25: Housing, Zoning, Business & Schools, 7-8pm | Walker Health Services (3737 Bryant Ave S)
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