Events – Community Calendar


Hijinks Stilts 25-Year Community Celebration
Saturday, Oct. 7, 1 to 3 p.m.
Powderhorn Park near 14th Ave. and 32nd Street, Mpls.
Friends and fans of Hijinks Stilts (formerly known as Chicks on Sticks) are invited to their 25th anniversary celebration. Join us for a fun afternoon of stilting, food, Brazilian-style music by Women’s Drum Center, art cars, dancing and photo ops aplenty. Stilters are invited to bring their sticks and/or glad rags. All are welcome! More info:

Owamni Falling Water Festival
Saturday, Oct. 7, 1 to 5 p.m.
Father Hennepin Bluff Park
420 SE Main St., Mpls.
Owámni: Falling Water Festival is a celebration of Indigenous Minnesota cultures. Owámni is what the Dakota called the area at St. Anthony Falls. It means whirling or falling water in the Dakota language, making it an appropriate name for this festival along the Mississippi River. This free, family-friendly event is co-presented by the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board and the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board to celebrate Indigenous Minnesota culture with music, art, food and more!

Campaign Fundraiser for Aisha Chughtai
Saturday, Oct. 14, 7 to 9 p.m.
3137 44th Ave. S., Mpls.
Please join us for a campaign fundraiser for Aisha Chughtai on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. Meredith Aby, host of the event, says, “We need to keep Aisha in City Hall. We need her voice in debates about housing justice, immigrant rights and community control of the police. Please join us in financially supporting her campaign.” For more info on Aisha’s campaign go to
Co-hosted by Wyatt Miller, Ward 10 resident, and Olivia Crull, Sarah Martin, Eric Salminen, Brad Sigal, Jess Sundin, Jae Yates and Steff Yorek. You do not need to live in Ward 10 or even in Minneapolis to contribute to Aisha’s campaign. You just need to believe in her vision for Minneapolis!

Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors
Annual Medicare Update
Tuesday, October 17, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
2730 E. 31st St., Mpls.
Learn about the most recent changes in Medicare benefits and coverage. A presenter from Trellis (formerly the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging) will help you to understand the enrollment process and options that impact personal costs.
​Senior Social and Health Talks occur on the third Tuesday of each month and feature guest speakers on health/wellness issues, birthday celebrations and time to socialize. Refreshments are provided! A Nurse is In/Blood Pressure Clinic is also offered. No registration required.

Horrified II: ‘Season of the Witch’
Oct. 20-28
Friday, Oct. 20, 7 to 9 p.m. – opening night reception
Squirrel Haus Arts
3450 Snelling Ave., Mpls.
Presented by The Snips, “Season of the Witch” is a fiber and textile art exhibition featuring the work of Bridget Adams, Mary Farrell, Kristina Fjellman, Joli Grostephan, Oliver J., Analeise Jarvi-Beamer, Allison Keirstead Jones, Zoe Lautz, Sara Lawrence, Samael Leopold-Sullivan, Arnée Martin, Natalie Novacek, Melissa Nyberg, Sophie Panetti, Natalie Reece, Samantha Rei, Shannon Twohy and Mikayla Vavreck-Sindt. The Snips is a feminist fiber arts collective founded by Shannon Twohy and Natalie Novacek. The Snips welcomes makers cultivating their experiences at the intersection of femininity, handicrafts and pop culture. For more information, go to

The Vine Arts Center Member Show Closing and Soup for You! Fundraiser
Saturday, Oct. 21, 6 to 9 p.m.
The Vine Arts Center
2637 27th Ave. S., Mpls.
The Vine Arts Center Member Show closing celebration will host a fundraiser for Soup for You! Café in the Seward neighborhood. The event will include a silent auction, complimentary portraits by artist Anita White, and music from The Grateful Fed. For more information on Soup for You! see For more info on Vine Arts, go to

Ranked Choice Voting, Jeanne Massey
Saturday, Oct. 28, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Washburn Library
5244 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls.
Join the Minnesota Independent Scholars Forum to learn all about ranked choice voting, a top reform to strengthen our democracy. Jeanne Massey, executive director of FairVote Minnesota and a national expert on ranked choice voting will discuss the increasing divisions and extremism in our politics, the corrosive effect it is having on our democracy and how ranked choice voting can help meet this moment.
Jeanne will explain ranked choice voting, including its history and how it works, the movement to advance RCV in Minnesota and across the country, and how you can get involved. You will also have an opportunity to try out RCV with an online ranked ballot! Join and learn how you can get involved in the democracy reform movement. For more information, go to

Join Nokomis Healthy Seniors’ FREE Caregiver Support Group
4th Thursdays, 11 a.m.
Nokomis Healthy Seniors
Bethel Church
4120 17th Ave. S., Mpls.
Often, caregivers don’t know where to turn for support and advice. A support group can be a lifesaver, allowing caregivers to talk to others who are experiencing the same joys and challenges, and who can not only empathize, but offer valuable insights and suggestions.
Held on the 4th Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. at our office located inside Bethel Church, 4120-17th Ave. S., Minneapolis. For more information, call the Nokomis Healthy Seniors office at 612-729-5499.

Neighborhood Roots Farmers Markets
Kingfield Farmers Market
Sundays, through Oct. 29
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
4055 Nicollet Ave.
Fulton Farmers Market
Saturdays, through Oct. 28
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
4901 Chowen Ave. S.

Puppet and Mask Lending Library
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
First and third Saturdays of the month, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Avalon Theater
1500 E. Lake St., Mpls.
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre has opened the Twin Cities’ first Puppet and Mask Lending Library! This hands-on opportunity will help kids and families embrace and participate in using puppets through a free two-week checkout system, just as they would do with a book at the library. The puppets can be used for community events, school plays, personal celebrations and more. All who check out a puppet or mask will get a lesson on how to wear and operate what they’re borrowing. Some puppets in the library will require puppeteers and/or transportation for a fee.
The library will be open the first and third Saturday of every month, beginning May 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre nurtures creative empowerment through the joy and magic of puppetry performance and education.

Minnesota Bicycling Handbook now available in Spanish, Somali, and English
BikeMN’s Minnesota Bicycling Handbooks have been translated into Spanish and Somali thanks to generous support from the Metropolitan Council. The Minnesota Bicycling Handbook continues to be one of BikeMN’s most in-demand education resources EVER! We know the handbook contains information that bicyclists and motorists need and want – which is why we’re overjoyed to offer it for Adult Learn to Ride participants in Spanish and Somali.
The Minnesota Bicycling Handbook provides 36 pages of Minnesota-specific information and digs into the details of many complicated topics, such as lane positioning, roadway and bike lane markings, bike law, equipment, bicyclists’ rights and more. This is the only place this information has been captured and put into one resource. The Somali, Spanish, and English handbooks are available to view and download digital copies at

Take care of your community – Adopt-a-Stop!
Adopt-A-Stop is a program that helps businesses, individuals, community organizations and schools make a real difference in their neighborhoods by “adopting” local transit stops. Metro Transit employees make regular visits to shelters (in some cases, daily) to make sure that they are clean and damage-free. An adopter assists us by joining us in this work and alerting us to special maintenance needs and reporting vandalism or suspicious activity. When you or your group adopts a stop, you’ll help us keep area bus stops, shelters, and stations safe and clean. And the community will see you or your organization as a “good neighbor” that cares about its environment when we hang a sign with your name at the stop. As an extra thank you, you’ll receive 10 free rides for every month you adopt a stop. To learn more and to sign up, go to


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