Events – Community Calendar

Frisbee at Brackett
Thursdays, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Brackett Park
2728 S. 39th Ave.
It’s purposely a low-barrier-to-entry group and style of play. If you kind-of maybe know how to throw a frisbee and are ok with some light jogging, this game is for you! Feel free to come and go as you need anytime between 5:30 p.m. and dusk, and come out as often as you want. Just show up or contact Mike via email to get on the list for weekly invites and reminders.

The Town Hall Forum: What We Can Learn from Flint, Michigan
Tuesday, Oct. 16, noon
Westminister Presbyterian Church
1200 Marquette Ave.
Mona Hanna-Attisha is an associate professor of pediatrics at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and a pediatrician at Hurley Children’s Hospital in Flint, Michigan. She has been acclaimed internationally for her research that exposed elevated levels of lead in the blood of the children of Flint. She directs the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, a public health program committed to researching, monitoring and mitigating the impact of the Flint water crisis. The daughter of Iraqi immigrants, she is the author of “What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City.” She received her BS and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of Michigan and her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

Stepping Around The Cowcatcher—Memories of a 1950’s Minneapolis childhood
Thursday, Oct. 11, 1 to 3 p.m.
Nokomis Community Center
2401 E Minnehaha Ave. Pkwy.
Author Henry Gallagher, “Stepping Around The Cowcatcher, A Minneapolis Childhood” will present stories of his and his classmates that celebrate growing up in the south Minneapolis neighborhoods of the 1940s and ’50s.  Join us as he takes us for a walk down the hallways of his grade school, the alleys and into the backyards of his childhood, telling stories of the awakening years, some of them dark. It was a time, he writes, when “a lot of us cried on our first day of kindergarten, played summertime kick the can and wintertime pom-pom pullaway.” Register online or call 612-668-3767.

Build An Outdoor Cat Shelter
Sunday, Oct. 14, 1 to 3 p.m.
Roseville Center (Cub Foods outdoor pavilion)
1201 Larpenteur Ave. W., Roseville 55113
Volunteers from cat rescue organizations are inviting anyone who would like to learn more about community cat care and actually build shelters for outdoor cats, to join in. The goal is simply to save as many outdoor cats as possible.  Donations of dry and canned cat food for distribution to people who are feeding community cats are very welcome.  If you want to bring tools or materials to the event, contact Molly Rosenberg at 651-295-3758 or email

Fall Foraging
Saturday, Oct. 20, 1 to 3 p.m.
Meet at the park on the corner of 3rd Ave. S. and E. 24th St. in Minneapolis.
Fall is upon us, bringing with it a new season of delectable wild foods. Join Maria Wesserle and Four Season Foraging as we learn what foods fall has to offer the urban forager. We will focus on black walnuts and crab apples, as they are two species which are now legal to harvest in Minneapolis Parks! Free of charge, but donations are accepted. Space is limited! Please register by Thursday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. For more details or to register, please visit, email, or call 612-440-5958.

Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization (CANDO) Annual Meeting, Mixer and Dinner
Saturday, Oct. 20, 5 to 7 p.m.
3023 4th Ave. S.
This year’s event will be a chance to get to know the people who are currently involved with CANDO in different capacities, and to let us know what kinds of things you want to see and participate in. We’ll break for a free community dinner then finish with a little business, like board member elections and announcements about changes to our funding structures.

2018 Immigration Law Forum: Civil Rights Behind Bars
Friday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. & Saturday, Nov. 3
University of Minnesota Law School (Walter F. Mondale Hall)
229 19th Ave. S., Mpls. 55455
The James H. Binger Center for New Americans and Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice are pleased to invite you to a two-day forum. Topics include troubling trends in immigration enforcement and detention, the use of federal court litigation to protect immigrants and lessons from the civil rights era.
Attendees will hear from leading litigators and educators from across the country who are involved in high-profile cases at all levels of the immigration adjudication system including the United States Supreme Court.
The cost for a community member is $15. Students, free.
Morning coffee and lunch will be provided on both days. Friday evening reception. To make disability-related accommodations or dietary requests email Liz Coffield,

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