Johnny Hazard’s novel “The Pancho Villa Underground Railroad” is available at Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave. S. Hazard was founder of the Heathen Science Monitor and opinion columnist for the Minnesota Daily. He has published fiction or journalism in Southside Pride, The Rag Blog (Austin, Texas), Counterpunch, Z Magazine, and Pulse of the Twin Cities.   He was a bicycle messenger in downtown Minneapolis before becoming a teacher in the Minneapolis Public Schools from 1992 to 2000 and is now professor of English at Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México (UACM). The usual Monday night acoustic jam session at the Driftwood follows. To contact the author:

“A modern and even post-modern picaresque chronicle of our era, traversing the decadence of Bohemian Grove in California, the radical collectives of various U.S. Midwestern and Southwestern cities, and on down to a Mexico seething with discontent, conspiracies and revolt, all punctuated by unusual wit.”  –Fred Whitehead, writer and editor, Kansas City, Kansas
 “It seems that Johnny Hazard will never lose his good humor in spite of everything . . . He’s a provocateur, a spirit that parodies everyone and everything.”   – Rafael Catana, rock singer/songwriter, Mexico City




Three Mindset Shifts to Accelerate Weight Loss & Health
Wednesday, June 21, 7 to 9 p.m.
Think Bank Community Room
3655 Hazelton Rd., Edina 55435
Your body can’t go where your mind refuses to. Join us as Jenn Espinosa-Goswami shares how she got her mind in shape as she dropped 100 pounds and kept it off. She will discuss:
• How counting calories, carbs and points sets you up for failure
• Why infobesity is keeping you stuck in the same health rut
• The secret strategy of body-builders for natural body transformation
Jenn Espinosa-Goswami is an accidental health coach who helps moms achieve body bliss without counting anything or joining a gym. She has been featured in Women’s Health, Prevention and Reader’s Digest. When not blogging at, you can find her dancing with her two daughters in her livingroom or with a bean burrito in her hand.
Holistic Moms Network is a non-profit national organization that connects people who are passionate about holistic health and green living. The Twin Cities Chapter holds monthly meetings the third Wed of each month. Meetings are free and open to the public. No matter where you are on your parenting or holistic journey, you are welcome! Children are welcome. For more info, email or visit or

Baked Potato Bar
Saturday, June 24, 5 to 7 p.m.
American Legion Post 99
5600 34th Ave.
Donation: Adults $8, Children (under 10) $4 (1/2 potato).
Please bring a food donation for the Minnehaha Food Shelf.  Get a chance to win a door prize! We will have music and a table where children can play with Mr. Potato Head.

Nature After Dinner: Wild About Berries
Thursday, July 6, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Dodge Nature Center, Farm Entrance 3
1701 Charlton St., West St. Paul 55118
Fill your tummies with a taste of summer. Join us for a wild berry hunt and we will show you the yummy berries vs. the ones that need to be avoided. This program is designed for kids ages 3 to 8. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $7 per person; 651-455-4531;

Babysitting Clinic
July 10-13, 6 to 8
Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church,
4101 37th Ave. S.
Minnehaha Communion is offering neighborhood youth, ages 11-16, the on-line Red Cross Babysitting Clinic. The certification does not include infant CPR. In addition to learning babysitting fundamentals, the students will learn about fun games and healthy snacks for youngsters. Babysitting kits and business cards will be created during the week. The students also will have a paid opportunity to staff a play area during a local July 23 event. The cost is $10 per student with scholarships available upon request. Call 612-722-9527 to register your child.