Songs for the Summer
Sundays, Aug. 20, 1 to 3 p.m.
St. Albert the Great
E. 29th St. & 32nd Ave. S.
Maud Hixson and Rick Carlson are presenting a different decade of songs each month. June featured the 1930s, July the ’40s. In August it’s the ’50s. Fr. Joe Gillespie says, “The Very Thought of You joining us for our summertime concerts puts me Over the Rainbow. We’ll be Puttin’ on the Ritz in air-conditioned comfort. I’ll Be Seeing You.” Tickets are $20 at the door.

Peacebuilding Film Series
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 7 to 9 p.m.
Birchwood Café Community Room
3311 E. 25th St.
Peacebuilding films are typically the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Birchwood Café. Bring your appetites for positive social justice change.
August’s film, “Escape Fire,” examines the powerful forces maintaining the status quo, a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care. After decades of resistance, a movement to bring innovative high-touch, low-cost methods of prevention and healing into our high-tech, costly system is finally gaining ground. Award-winning filmmakers Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke follow dramatic human stories as well as leaders fighting to transform health care at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the U.S. military. “Escape Fire” is about finding a way out. It’s about saving the health of a nation.
Seating for the film is limited so please register: If you plan to order food and drink, please arrive at 6:30.

Neighborhood Block Party
Sunday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church
3430 E. 51st St. (kitty-corner from Nokomis Library)
The party takes place on the church’s front lawn and in the parking lots of Oxendale’s Market and McDonald’s Liquor. It includes many vendors, food, children’s games, face painting, bounce houses, dunk tank, antique car show and much more. The American Red Cross will do a blood drive from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the lower level of the church basement. Call the church office or go to the American Red Cross website to register to donate blood.

A Discussion on Contemporary Israeli Cinema
Sunday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
St. Paul Talmud Torah
768 Hamline Ave. S., St. Paul 55116
Or Emet will host Donald Larsson, who will lead a discussion about recent Israeli cinema, including Rama Burshtein’s “Fill the Void” and “The Wedding Plan.”Donald Larsson is an Or Emet member and a retired professor of English at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Or Emet adult programs are free and open to the public, and meet concurrently with the Jewish Cultural School at the St. Paul Talmud Torah. For more information contact Dave Zukor at or visit


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  1. Greater Friendship Missonary Baptist Church, free clothing give away from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. free lunch from 11:00 1:30 P.m. on August 22, 2015 at 2600 E. 38th Street, Minneapolis, Mn. 55408. Senior Pastor, Billy G. Russell

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