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.
VOA SW Senior Center Closing June 30
After 41 years of providing services to Minneapolis seniors, Volunteers of America-MN/WI's Southwest Senior Center will be closing its doors and the center will no longer provide social work, adult day, senior dining, exercise classes and wellness services. The center served over 1,000 seniors in 2016. Center staff are working with other community organizations to find homes for programs like the exercise classes and options for people in the adult day program.
The recent loss of 50 % of their United Way funding has forced Volunteers of America/MN to make this difficult decision to discontinue their services at SW Senior Center located at 3612 Bryant Ave S in the East Harriet Neighborhood.
East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association is working with Lyndale Farmstead Park to explore options for continuing the senior exercise classes at the park building. We will provide more details once we have more details.
The Center will hold a Farewell Party on Friday, June 30 from noon - 2:30 pm at 3612 Bryant Avenue S. All are invited to attend.
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board approves Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska-Harriet Master Plan
At its May 3, 2017 meeting, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) Commissioners approved the Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska-Harriet Master Plan, including support for county, state and federal process to change name of Lake Calhoun to Bde Maka Ska.
The Master Plan contains an estimated $126 million in capital improvements projects, sorted into short-, medium- and long-term priorities. Currently the MPRB has $3.7 million allocated for trail and access improvements around the two lakes, which will be completed this summer. For more information on that project, please read the latest Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska-Harriet Trail and Access Improvements update.
Medium- and long-term major changes included in the Master Plan:
Lake Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska
Relocating boat launches and sailing school/club facilities away from the NE corner.
Spring & Summer Safety Tips
As we go into spring, we all want to enjoy the warm weather. This means more people leaving windows open, walking outside, doing yard work, and more. Remember to keep a few simple crime prevention tips in mind to help reduce the opportunity for crimes.
To find ways to get involved, ask your Crime Prevention Specialist or check with your neighborhood association to learn about programs, events, and other opportunities near you. The full crime prevention staff contact map can be found at http://go.usa.gov/3ZB7k.
Next RecQuest CAC Meeting June 22
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, 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
March 30, 2017 Meeting Notes
MPRB Recreation Programming Presentation
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
Upcoming EHFNA Meetings
Next Board Meeting
June 7, 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:
CANCELED Thur., May 11 Community Building, Parks & Environment, 7-8:30pm | Location TBA
Tues., May 15, Crime, Safety, Transportation & Noise, 7-8pm | Harriet's Inn, 40th & Lyndale Ave
Tues., May 30 : Housing, Zoning, Business & Schools, 7-8pm | Walker Health Services (3737 Bryant Ave S)
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