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.
East Harriet Neighborhood Block Party and Annual Meeting Sept 27
Hang With Your East Harriet Neighbors!
Consider Being an EHFNA Board Member
Board members represent decisions and help implement programs that make East Harriet a great place to live. Renters, homeowners, students, retirees...we want your voice to be heard! CONTACT: Adam Faitek Call: 651.274.2565 or firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Minnesota Wellness and Physical Activity Study
Meetings will take place at Southwest Senior Center, Volunteers of America-MN, 3612 Bryant Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN starting in September.
If you are 70 years of age or older, you might be able to take part in a wellness study: Ready-Steady. You will be part of a small group (4-6 people) that meets weekly to learn about and practice activities to build/maintain leg strength and balance. A nurse will work with you to monitor your response to these activities and develop strategies for including them in your daily routines. You will receive compensation and have the option of keeping a personal activity monitor after the study is complete. Please mention if you have transportation concerns. Sponsored by the University of Minnesota.
For more information, please call (800)358-2481 or email email@example.com.
Minneapolis 2014 Bike Tour
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Click here to register
Start and finish at Boom Island
Must be on the course by 8:00 am
This annual recreational bike tour is for all ages and abilities. There are 3 routes to participate in, 16 mile, 25 mile and 32 mile. Click on 2014 Bike Tour Routes to view all routes. There will be stops along the way with refreshments and bike mechanics. Live music, beer (for participants 21 and over), food, exhibitor booths and Bike Tour merchandisefor sale.
The Bike Tour is looking for volunteers to be ride marshals, bike marshals and water stop volunteers. See below for a description of each volunteer job. Contact Scott Krueger at skrueger@Minneapolisparks.org or by phone at 612-230-6497 if you are interested in volunteering.
Minneapolis 2014 Bike Tour Volunteer Opportunities
Course Marshal- Lake Harriet Area
Positions Available: 10
Shift time: 8:00am-11:00am
As a Course Marshall, you will be stationed along the route and assist riders through intersections or rough patches of road as well as remain in contact with the command center about any concerns you see on the road. Big voices needed and groups are welcome! While safety is our number one concern, this is an opportunity to cheer on riders as well. There are many course marshal opportunities available on this section of the course and we will pair you up with a location that is convenient for you.
Positions Available: 15
Shift time: 7:30am- you come through the finish line!
Bike Marshals ride their bike on the course with participants and offer support and assistance as needed. You will be reminding participants to ride safely and will remain in contact with staff regarding any medical needs on the route. Bike Marshals will be asked to stagger their riding and may be required to wait at certain locations until participants have passed through. Experienced Bike Marshals preferred.
Water Stop Volunteer
Positions Available: 10
Shift time: 8:30am-1:30pm
Hand out water and snacks to riders at Water Stop #3, located at Lake Calhoun. Assist with water stop set-up and tear-down. Great opportunity for groups!
DevJam (Former Java Jack's Location) Opening Coffee Bar in East Harriet!
Kingfield residents David Hussman and Andrien Thomas owners of DevJam (formerly Java Jacks) have been inspired by neighborhood requests to open their doors to the public with a coffee bar, pastries, sandwiches,snacks and beer and wine (if the city allows). Their goal is to produce a place for commuters to grab java to go, day workers (independent who are looking for a place to work and not feel guilty), and locals who simply want to sit and chat. In the evenings the place will change its tone towards a mellow space to gather and relax over a drink and a small bite of food. Lastly, it will be a weekend place for families to gather and people walking to and from the lake to stop and enjoy the sidewalk tables or the openness and environment they have found in the building for years.
David and Andrien are currently working with the City of Minneapolis to ensure all regulations are met. The coffee bar is expected to open later this summer. More details and date announcements will follow.
VOA Southwest Senior Center Newsletter
Click here to view the current newsletter and to find out about the exciting things happening this summer at the VOA SW Senior Center.
The Southwest Senior Center supports caregivers through their adult day program, DayElders and their social work services. If you or someone you know is giving care to a senior, they may not know about the options available to support them and the person for whom they are caring. SW Senior Center social worker, Linda Walker, can help people understand the resources available. In addition, the DayElders Adult Day Program provides activities and services for people 50 and older who need support during the day and/or whose family could benefit from respite.
For more information, contact Linda Walker about social work and Laura Campbell about the adult day program at 612-822-3194.
Ward 13 Election Judges Needed
Precincts in Ward 13 are in need of 42 additional election judges for the General Election on November 4. More information about being an election judge can be found at http://vote.minneapolismn.gov/judges/application
The East Harriet section of Ward 13 is now Precinct 10 and will vote at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. (See map)
Minneapolis Celebrates Annual Monarch Festival Sept. 6
The www.monarchfestival.org makes its return on Saturday, September 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Due to continued flooding and extensive turf and plant damage along the lake shore, the Monarch Festival will be held near the intersection of 49th Street and Woodlawn Boulevard, east of the Nokomis Community Center.
The festival offers everything from food, to music, education and art, highlighting the Minnesota - Mexico connection that the Monarch butterfly creates along its migration path.
This year’s event features a fresh line up of performers and art activities, food from Minnesota, Mexico and beyond, games for kids, monarchs and habitat education and the Kids Butterfly Fun Run. The Festival is free and open to public.
Bring the whole family to this wonderful annual event. We look forward to seeing you at this unique and incredibly fun festival!
Detailed information on the stage lineup, the Butterfly Fun Run, art activities, monarch tagging, and the Nokomis Naturescape can be found at www.monarchfestival.org.
Accessory Dwelling Open Houses
The city has received interest in Accessory Dwelling Units (granny flats) from many stakeholders and is considering allowing them in Minneapolis. We invite you to attend an open house to share your thoughts about this potential policy change. Staff will provide research from other Minnesota communities and other US cities where granny flats are allowed, and will take feedback about how these could work in Minneapolis neighborhoods. Four Open Houses scheduled across the city:
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
5:00pm – 7:00pm
North Regional Library
1315 Lowry Avenue North
Presentation at 5:30pm
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Kenwood Community Center
2101 West Franklin Avenue
Presentation at 7:30pm
Check out Accessory Dwelling Units Text Amendment web page for more information.
InnerCity Tennis Fall Program
InnerCity Tennis is gearing up for fall 2014! We are kick starting the season with our volunteers on September 10 with a volunteer get-together. Join us here at ICT at 5:30 for a meet and greet. For our youth, we have our Super Saturdays program which will start on September 20th. This is a free program where kids of all ages can come and enjoy playing tennis while socializing and having fun.
For information on how you can volunteer, please visit our website at www.innercitytennis.org.
MPRB Fall Activities Guide Available
The Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board (MPRB) fall activities brochures are now available online and in print copy at your local recreation centers. Registration for fall programs begins on August 4 at 6pm.
View the electronic fall activities brochures online here and learn about hundreds of program offerings, including soccer at Lyndale Farmstead. Soccer coaches are needed. To volunteer, contact the staff at Lyndale Farmstead Park
Visit the ActiveNet Registration page to search and register for activities online. Enter activity key words or the five-digit activity number found in the brochure for activity details and quick registration.
Questions about any of the program offerings may be directed to the staff at any one of the recreation centers.
Next EHFNA Meeting
September 3, 2014
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming EHFNA Committee Meetings:
Tues., September 9 Community Building, Parks & Environment, 7-8:30pm | Walker Health Services (3737 Bryant Ave S)
Mon., August 18 Crime, Safety, Transportation & Noise, 7-8pm |
Wed., August 26: Housing, Zoning & Business, 7-8pm | Walker Health Services (3737 Bryant Ave S)
Music & Movies in the Parks Week
Lake Harriet Bandshell Music
Shows start at 7:30pm Mon, Wed-Fri; 2:00pm and 5:30pm on Sundays
Monday, August 25 -- Minnesota Mandolin Orchestra
Variety of Music
Wednesday, August 27 -- Savanna and the Saviors
Thursday, August 28 -- Grammar
Friday, August 29 -- No Man's String Band
Saturday, August 30 -- Lake Harriet Folkfest
Little Diamons, Lydia Liza, Liam Gerard
Sunday, August 31 at 2pm -- 7 Cats Swing Jazz Classics
Sunday, August 24 at 5:30pm -- Hopkins Westwind Concert Band
Community Concert Band
Monday, September 1 at 5:30 pm Rock It Science 80's Pop/rock
Minneapolis 311 Launches Weekend Hours!
Beginning May 31, Minneapolis launched 311 weekend hours from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Monday through Friday hours will remain at the current 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
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