4th Precinct Community Court Watch

4th Precinct Community Court Watch: Tuesday, May 13, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Avenue North.  4-PAC is also at the meeting.   Questions: 4thprecinctcourtwatch@minneapolismn.gov.

What is Court Watch?

Court Watch is a collaborative, community-based approach to criminal justice. Concerned citizens partner with police, prosecutors, probation officers, and other resources to promote sentencing accountability with the court system.

Community participation makes Court Watch successful. At Court Watch meetings, Minneapolis City Attorneys, Hennepin County Attorneys, Neighborhood Probation, Minneapolis Police and social service agencies respond go questions and provide regular updates about offenders, arrests, court dats and outcomes.

The community leads and drives a Court Watch by

* Sharing valuable information about offenderws and crimes

* Having input in the criminal justice process, which increases accountability

* Educating judges about the personal impacts of being a victim of a neighborhood crime, including drug sales, weapons offenses, property

crimes and prostitution

* Making communities safer

 

4th Precinct Court Watch

The Fourth Precinct Court Watch focuses on chronic offenders, habitual burglars and felons in possession of firearms. This collaborative meets monthly to address

public safety needs and write impact statements.

Meeting Time and Location

Second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 – 8:30

North Regional Library

1315 Lowry Avenue North

Contact: 4thPrecinctCourt Watch@minneapolismn.gov

Senior Luncheon and Resource Fair – Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Senior Luncheon and Resource Fair is a Folwell and Webber-Camden “Come Home to Camden” event with no charge to the seniors for the luncheon and resource fair. Approximately thirty resource and senior support providers attend and are available for one-on-one discussions with seniors when lunch is finished.  After lunch this year,  the seniors are offered various free medical screenings as follows: Neighborhood Health Source will provide- Blood Pressure checks;  NorthPoint Health and Wellness – Height, weight, BMI (body mass index) and glucose and Sight and Hearing Association will test for glaucoma.

Entertainment during the event: 11:30 – 1:00 p.m., Jaette Carpenter, piano and Ellie Fregni, violin. At 1:00 p.m, the entertainment changes and  ”Cornbread” Harris will play the piano until 2:30.

The Senior Luncheon and Resource Fair will  be held at Folwell Park (1615 Dowling Ave. N., Mpls). from Noon until 2:30 p.m.

RESERVATIONS ARE NEEDED.  To make reservations for this free event, stop in the FNA/WCNO office (1206 37th Avenue North), call 612.521.2100 or email maryann@folwell.org.

 

Earth Day Cleanup – Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:30 until Noon

There is no Earth Day cleanup this year at Folwell Park or Webber Park. Please check out the list of Earth Day sites to see if there is a location at which you would like to volunteer.
Bassett Creek SE Corner of Penn Ave. N. and 1 1/2 Ave. N
Bluff Street 20 20th Avenue South
Bryant Square Park 3101 Bryant Ave S
Cedar Lake Cedar Lake Pkwy & 25th St. W

Columbia Park Columbia Pkwy & 35 Ave NE, playground parking lot

Creekview Park 5001 Humboldt Ave. N
Dairy Queen 4719 Lyndale N
East River Parkway E River Pkwy & Franklin Ave.
Farview Park 621 29th Ave. N
Father Hennepin Bluffs Park 100 6th Ave. SE
Gluek Park 1926 Marshall St. NE
Heritage Park 10th Ave. N and Van White Memorial Parkway
Kenny Park 1328 58th St. W
Kenwood Park 2101 Franklin Ave. W
Lake Calhoun – East Corner of W. Lake St. & East Calhoun Pkwy.
Lake Calhoun – West Bakken Museum- 36th St. & W. Calhoun Parkway
Lake Harriet 4135 Lake Harriet Parkway, Band Shell parking lot
Lake of the Isles W 27th St and E Lake of the Isles Pkwy
Loring Park 1382 Willow Street
Lynnhurst Park 1345 W Minnehaha Pkwy
McRae Park 906 47th St. E
ML King Park 4055 Nicollet Ave. S
Nokomis Park 2401 Minnehaha Pkwy. E
Pearl Park 414 Diamond Lake Rd. E
Pershing Park 3523 48th St. W
Powderhorn Park 3400 15th Ave. S
Riverside Park 2700 8th St S
Sibley Park 1900 40th St. E
Stewart Park 2700- 12th Ave. S.
Theodore Wirth Park 3200 Glenwood Ave., Wirth Beach parking lot
Todd Park 5600 Chicago Ave S
Waite Park 1810 – 34th Ave. NE
Water Works 420 1st Street South
West River Parkway W River Pkwy & 17th Ave.
West River Parkway W River Pkwy & 24th St.
West River Parkway W River Pkwy & 36th
West River Parkway W River Pkwy & 44th
Whittier 425 West 26th Street

Teen Job Fair – April 26, 12-3 p.m., Minneapolis Central Library

  • What happens at the Teen Job Fair?
    • Teens connect with businesses and organizations for information about jobs, employment training, internships and volunteer opportunities.
    • Teens can also attend a “Get A Job Now” workshop for tips on how to find and land a job, and a “Who We Hire” panel where managers describe what they look for in employees.
  • When and where?
    Saturday, April 26, 2014 from noon – 3 p.m. at Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, 2nd Floor (up the escalators)
  • How do I get there?
    The library is two blocks from the Metro Transit Light Rail stop on Nicollet as well as on a number of bus routes. Here is a Map.
  • Where can I park?
    There is a paid parking ramp below the library, a surface lot across the street on Nicollet Mall and parking meters nearby.
  • What employers will be there?
    The 2014 list is updated on this webpage. Please check back frequently.
  • How many years has HCL offered a Teen Job Fair?
    This is the eighth Fair.

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FAQs for Teens

  • How old do I need to be to attend?
    The majority of employers hire workers age 16 and up. Teens grade 8 and up are encouraged to attend.
  • May I bring an adult?
    Yes, parents and guardians are welcome to attend the event.
  • Will I be able to apply and/or interview for a job at the Teen Job Fair?
    Some employers attending may accept applications or conduct job interviews and some will not. You are welcome to use one of the many computers at Minneapolis Central Library to complete online job applications.
  • Should I dress up?
    It is not necessary but wouldn’t hurt. Some of the people you’ll be talking to may be in charge of hiring. Don’t pass up the opportunity to make a good first impression!
  • Should I bring a résumé?
    It is not necessary but do bring copies if you have one. You may be able to submit an application so it would be good to have all the information you would need to do so (e.g., names and contact information for references, dates and lists of places you’ve volunteered or worked).

Run Camden 5K – Saturday, May 10, 9:00 a.m.

Presented by Webber-Camden Neighborhood Organization.

Race Info: 

Registration/Packet Pick up – 8:00 a.m.

5K race Start – 9:00 a.m.

Kids Run Start – 10:00 a.m.

Don Swanson Field Henry HS Track, 1900 N. 42nd Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55412

How to Register:

On line through May 8: www.runningventures.com

By Mail  through April 30:

Running Ventures, 901 N. 3rd St. #414, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Make checks payable to: Webber-Camden Neighborhood Organization

Info: WCNO- 612-521-2100

Where to get the help you need. Are you a senior homeowner or a homeowner with disabilities who lives in North Minneapolis?

The two agencies listed below may be just what you are looking for.

Neighborhood Involvement Program (N.I.P.)

N.I.P. North Office at the Center for Families, 3333 North 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55412

Call Debbie at 612.374.3125, Email: seniors@neighborhoodinvolve.org

Website: www.neighborhoodinvolve.org

The Seniors Program dates back to the very beginning of N.I.P. The primary mission of the Seniors Program is to promote independence by providing low-cost home maintenance services and to prevent isolation through recreational/social opportunities. Are you in the N.I.P. Service Area? Check the boundaries in north Minneapolis: To 44th Avenue

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North, East-Mississippi River, West-Xerxes Avenue North.

Snow-shoveling fee: $15.00.

Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP)

Call Diane at 763.450.3667

For more information, visit the website: www.ceap.com/senior

Designed to help senior citizens and disabled adults

stay in their homes by living independently

Service Area: Camden (north of 44th Avenue North), Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Osseo and Champlin.

Snow-shoveling fee: $15.00

City of Minneapolis News: Spring and summer bring major events to Minneapolis

The Minnesota Twins home opener on Monday, April 7 marks the beginning of a busy spring and summer in Downtown Minneapolis and at the U of M, with a full schedule of large and small sporting events, concerts, theater, and community events happening all season long. Because downtown Minneapolis is a hub for transportation and transit options, there are many ways to come downtown and take in the fun, including taking transit, biking or walking, or driving to your destination. Spring is a great time for folks to refresh their memories on all the transportation options available for getting to and around town.

Events this spring and summer

This summer, Minneapolis will host the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, with several days of related activities around town. That’s just one big event in a summer of activities, including:

  • Twins home opener, April 7
  • Target Field Station Grand Opening, May 17
  • Minnesota Lynx home opener, May 18
  • Launch of the METRO Green Line, June 14
  • Northern Spark, June 14
  • USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships, June 24-July 3
  • Twin Cities Pride, June 28-29
  • Shriners Imperial Session, July 6-10
  • Major League Baseball All-Star Game events, July 11-15
  • Foreigner/STYX/Don Felder concert, July 16
  • Aquatennial, July 18-26
  • Creative City Challenge event days at the Convention Center, July 19, Aug. 16, Sept. 13
  • Manchester City vs. Olympiacos, part of the Guinness International Champions Cup at TCF Bank Stadium, Aug. 2
  • Kiss/Def Leppard concert, Aug. 17
  • Katy Perry concert, Aug. 22

Events calendar makes it easy to plan ahead

Whether you want to go to a game, catch a play, or see a concert, finding just the right events and activities for your family is easy when you use the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District’s online events calendar. The calendar is on the Downtown Improvement District’s website at www.MinneapolisDID.com. The list includes events and entertainment at dozens of venues, big and small, throughout Downtown, including sporting events, live performances, theater events, festivals and parades, exhibits, and many other entertainment options.

Getting where you’re going

Downtown is an urban setting that provides transportation opportunities to meet everyone’s desired experience, whether you want to drive, ride a bus, take a train, or bike or walk.

When visiting Downtown, there are five tips people should remember to minimize delays and maximize their enjoyment of all the activities going on.

  1. Plan ahead – Visit TwinsBaseball.com/transportation or Targetcenter.com to learn more about all your transportation choices. Visit the Downtown Improvement District’s events calendar at www.MinneapolisDID.com to see what events are going on any day. For transit info, check out metrotransit.org. If you’re driving, checkwww.511mn.orgfor live Freeway traffic, incidents, and construction information.
  2. Know your parking options – There is parking availability throughout Downtown. If you prefer convenient access to Target Field and Target Center, the adjacent A,B,C, and Hawthorne ramps have plenty of capacity. If you’re parking on the street when coming Downtown, make sure to check the signs to be sure of the time limit and hours of enforcement for your parking space.
  3. Use transit –  Target Field and Target Center are extremely transit –friendly. The facilities are located at Target Field Station, the junction of Northstar commuter rail, the METRO Blue Line, the METRO Green Line (opening June 14) and many bus lines.
  4. Bicycles are another great way to the games – Bicyclists are reminded to use headlights and taillights after dark and, if possible, to wear light or reflective clothing.
  5. Come early/Stay late – Take part in activities, shopping, dining, and other entertainment before and after games and concerts. Enjoy the extra time to experience all Downtown has to offer, and beat the traffic.

Taking transit to events

Metro Transit will provide Northstar, light-rail and bus service to all Twins games and other large downtown events.

New in 2014! On game days, families can save on transportation with a Twins Family Pass. Two adults and up to three kids (ages 6-17) and/or seniors (65+), can ride roundtrip on buses and METRO lines for $8.50 on weekdays or $7 on weekends. Family Passes can be purchased at metrotransit.org/twins. A money-saving Family Pass for Northstar is also available.

Opening May 17, Target Field Station, the new premier multi-modal transportation hub and community gathering space located next to Target Field, will provide a unique gateway with a robust streetscape connecting the North Loop neighborhood to the historic Warehouse District.

Beginning June 14, the METRO Green Line will open to the public providing light-rail service to Target Field and Target Center from St. Paul and the University of Minnesota.

The METRO Blue Line provides light-rail service to Target Center and directly to Target Field’s gates – large Park & Rides at Fort Snelling and 28th Avenue stations have nearly 2,800 free parking spaces.The Northstar commuter rail line offers direct service to Target Field from stations with free Park & Ride spaces in Big Lake, Elk River, Ramsey, Anoka, Coon Rapids and Fridley.

A number of popular and frequent bus routes stop adjacent Target Field and Target Center at Ramp B/5th Street Transit Center. From the west, Route 679 (Twins Express)offers direct trips to and from each game from County Road 73 Park & Ride in Minnetonka.

Online tools and information for instantly planning bus or train trips to Twins games is available at metrotransit.org/twins.

Making event days a great experience

Every year, many City departments, the Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Ballpark Authority, Target Center, the Minnesota Vikings, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Hennepin County, Metro Transit, ABC Ramps, the Warehouse District Business Association, the Downtown Improvement District, the Hennepin Theatre District, the Minneapolis Convention Center, the Guthrie Theater, the University of Minnesota, and others all work together to make event days in Downtown a success.

 

2014 Paint-A-Thon Applications Available

Helping low-income seniors and people with physical disabilities living in Hennepin, Ramsey,

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Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Washington and Scott counties.

Metro Paint-A-Thon helps homeowners to continue living independently by matching them with volunteer teams who will scrape, prime and paint the exterior of their home, garage or other structure at no cost to the homeowner. Despite the economic challenges Metro Paint-A-Thon has faced, they are committed to continue to serve eligible homeowners.

Interested homeowners and agencies can find more program details including eligibility requirements outlined on the 2014 homeowner application available at: www.paintathon.gmcc.org/homeapp.php or contact Metro Paint-A-Thon to have a copy mailed or emailed (612-276-1579). Send completed applications by April 14, 2014 to:

Metro Paint-A-Thon, PO box 7509, Minneapolis, MN 55407-0509

The Paint-A-Thon takes place August 2-3, 2014,with some preparation work occurring in the weeks preceding.

Please help spread the word!

 

Blooms Day 2014

Event:  Blooms Day 2014

Description: Kick off the start of the gardening season with Metro Blooms!  Activities include free 30 minute workshops; big plant sale featuring our favorite natives, donated plants, vegetables and more; metro garden expo.

Date:  Saturday, May 3, 2014

Time: 8:30 AM-1 PM

Price: Free

Location: Kenny Elementary School, 5720 Emerson Ave. So.  Minneapolis 55419

 

For more information visit www.metroblooms.org