Events

Caucus Training and Progressive Happy Hour
Monday, March 20, 6 to 9 p.m.
The Soap Factory
514 2nd St. SE, Mpls. 55414
Our Revolution MN-Twin Cities is holding a training that will teach people how to get involved in the DFL caucuses for Minneapolis City Council, Park Board and mayor. Our Revolution MN-Twin Cities is a volunteer organization continuing what Bernie started by electing progressives to take power and pass policy at all levels of government.
The training will answer the following questions: How do you caucus? How do you become a delegate? Who can be a delegate? Caucuses allow us to determine if the government of Minneapolis reflects the progressive values of our city. In general, people will learn how to caucus and become a delegate. Afterwards there will be a happy hour where you can meet candidates and other progressives in your ward. People from all party affiliations, wards and levels of experience in politics are welcome.
Find more information and RSVP on Facebook: www.bit.ly/caucmar

The Town Hall Forum: Media in the Age of Misinformation
Tuesday, March 21, noon
Westminister Presbyterian Church
1200 Marquette Ave.
Frank Bruni is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times. Since joining the paper in 1995, he has covered a broad range of topics, including American politics, higher education, travel, the arts, gay rights and more. As a political columnist, he has focused on the nation’s divisiveness and what each citizen can do to seek common ground. He is the author of three bestselling books, including “Ambling into History,” a chronicle of George W. Bush’s first presidential campaign; his memoir “Born Round;” and his most recent book, “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania.” He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of Journalism.

Save the Date! MayDay Community Meeting
Tuesday, March 21, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
In the Heart of the Beast Theatre’s home base, the Avalon Theatre
1500 E. Lake St.
We invite you to join with neighbors and MayDay artists in a conversation about where we are as a community right now: our hopes, concerns and images that resonate and inspire as we look toward this New Year.
The MayDay staff presents their ideas for a theme garnered from the ideas shared at the first community meeting. Meeting participants then give feedback—asking questions, offering ideas, and helping network possibilities for furthering the theme.

World Storytelling Event
Tuesday, March 21, 6 to 9 p.m.
Landmark Center, Weyerhaueser Auditorium
75 W. 5th St., St. Paul 55102
Each year, since 2003, World Storytelling Day events occur around the world, on or around March 20. The theme this year is TRANSFORMATION. See more at www.freewebs.com/worldstorytellingday.
The Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers (MAP) and the Landmark Center are co-sponsoring this evening of storytelling , which features Beverly Cottman, who tells African and African-American folktales as Auntie Beverly; Maren Hinderlie, who has just returned from telling stories in Vietnam and the Philippines;  Larry Johnson, who has just published a book of 61 stories calling for less war, more walking and better veteran care; and Kubisa S. Muzenende, a respected human rights advocate who is the founder and director of LET AFRICA LIVE.
MAP will begin the evening with a 6 p.m. reception and tabling by some of its 70 member organizations. The student winners of MAP’s Leslie Reindl Peace Essay Contest will be showcased in the program at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public, donations welcome. For reservations and further information contact Larry Johnson at 612-747-3904 or larryjvfp@gmail.com.

Avoid Upgrade Clutter! Donate your older electronics and create jobs at Tech Dump
Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tech Dump Saint Paul
698 Prior Ave. N., St. Paul 55104
Spring Cleaning? Don’t forget your electronics! Nonprofit social enterprises Tech Dump and Tech Discounts safely and securely turn unwanted electronics into jobs for people with barriers to employment through responsible recycling or refurbishment. Cables, cords, computers and cell phones are free. Fees apply for some small household electronic items.

Spring Equinox Open House at The Medicine Tree!
Saturday, March 25, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Medicine Tree
3706 E. 34th St.
Come join us for an Herbal Faire and Open House to celebrate the Spring Equinox! Enjoy herbal teas, snacks, free mini consults including: herbal, acupuncture, astrology, massage, flower essences + more. This is a free event and family friendly!

Update & Phase Two of Groundwater and Stormwater Pumping Investigation
Thursday, March 30, 6:30 p.m.
Lake Nokomis Community Center Gymnasium
2401 E. Minnehaha Pkwy.
The City of minneapolis and the Minneapolis Park and Precreation Board (MPRB) are continuing work to investigate groundwater pumping and alternatives for Lake Hiawatha. The ongoing effort used data gained from monitoring devices installed more than a year ago to further understand the colume of water being pumped and other characteristics that might impact upon solutions that change pumping regimes. This work also more closely assessed potential impacts to nearby homes, as well as some that are more remote from the gold course but could be impacted by changes. MPRB and city staff recieved a formal report on work completed to date curing the week of Feb. 27 and wil share that information publicly at the meeting.

Rummage Sale
Saturday, April 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church
4101 37th Ave. S.
Bag time starts at 12 noon. Lunch is served with the best sloppy jo’s and homemade bars available for purchase.

The Town Hall Forum: Building the Beloved Community
Tuesday, April 11, noon
Westminister Presbyterian Church
1200 Marquette Ave.
Otis Moss III is the senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, former church-home for then-Senator Barack Obama. Since coming to Trinity in 2008, Moss has focused his ministerial work on community advancement, civil rights advocacy, and social justice activism, calling attention to the problems of mass incarceration, environmental justice, and economic inequality. Committed to preaching a message of love and justice, he developed a curriculum for young people entitled “My Life Matters” in the aftermath of the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. A graduate of Morehouse College, he holds a master of divinity from Yale Divinity School and a doctor of ministry from Chicago Theological Seminary. His books include, among others, “Blue Note Preaching in a Post-Soul World: Finding Hope in an Age of Despair.”

Protecting Our Environment & Our Health
Wednesday, April 19, 7 to 9 p.m.
Think Bank Community Room
3655 Hazelton Rd., Edina 55435
To celebrate Earth Day, Holistic Moms Network welcomes Conservation Minnesota, an organization that advocates for clean energy and strong environmental protections at the state and local levels, including those that protect our health. John Anderson, community coordinator, will discuss water quality and energy issues in our state, and what we can do to help ensure clean air and water in Minnesota. Kathleen Schuler, Healthy Kids and Families program director, will provide an in-depth look at the risks to our health from chemical exposures in our homes and in our environment and what we can do about it. She will provide practical consumer tips on safer products and discuss policies Conservation Minnesota is advocating for at the State Capitol to protect our health from unnecessary exposures to toxic flame retardants and other chemicals.
Holistic Moms Network is a nonprofit national organization that connects people who are passionate about holistic health and green living. The Twin Cities Chapter holds monthly meetings the third Wednesday of each month, 7-9 p.m. 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 information email tcholisticmoms@gmail.com or visit http://twincitiesmn.holisticmoms.org.