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Good bye, Judith Martin (Nicollet Island resident, University professor and former City Planning Commission member/president) http://www.startribune.com/ local/ minneapolis /131112948. html http://www.startribune.com/ local/blogs/131140648.html http://minnesota.publicradio. org/display/web/2011/10/04/ obit-judith-martin-university- director/ *****Events and Activities***** National Park Service “Ranger on Call” Virtual Tour of the Mississippi River Visitors and residents of the Twin Cities can now have a national park experience 24 hours a day with Ranger on Call, a new virtual tour of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. Ranger on Call is an audio guide to exploring some of the park’s most special places. The guide features a series of 20 stops designed to expand users’ knowledge of the Mississippi River and provoke exploration. Users can listen to stories from all along the 72-mile corridor of the national park and download podcasts and maps online at www.rangeroncall.com . Or, for an all- encompassing park experience, users can visit the featured sites along the river in person and dial 1-877-727-1172 (toll free) for the cell phone tour. Ranger on Call features narration by Don Shelby, who brings to life the stories from diverse communities along the river. Tour stops feature the Minneapolis Riverfront, Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary and Lock and Dam #2 in Hastings. Ranger on Call was created by the National Park Service and the Mississippi River Fund. For more information about the park: www.nps.gov/miss . For more information about the Mississippi River Fund: www.missriverfund.org . If Walls Could Talk Tour Saturdays and Sundays, 1 pm Weisman Art Museum, 333 East River Road Public tours of the newly expanded Weisman Art Museum are offered every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. A Weisguide will meet you at the front desk. Tours last for one hour. For information: http://weisman.umn.edu/ Who’s Afraid of Edith Carlson? Exhibit October 2 -- February 19 Weisman Art Museum, 333 East River Road The Edith Carlson Gallery is endowed by the estate of Edith Carlson, a self-described “little farm girl from Minnesota” who went on to become an accomplished artist. She chose the Weisman for the bequest because she admired the museum’s strong holdings in art by women. The new gallery will allow WAM to showcase works on paper, which comprise roughly two-thirds of the museum’s collection. Due to the delicate nature of the paper, many of these works have not had a chance to be exhibited. In honor of Carlson’s generous gift, the inaugural exhibition will showcase her drawings, and the gallery will rotate exhibitions three times a year. This is the first exhibition to place her work within a broader art historical context, specifically the artist colony of Taos, New Mexico, where she received her artistic training. This remote mountain outpost has long been a haven for artists, including Marsden Hartley, who seek to escape the urbanity and “scene” of the city and invariably are captivated by the expanse and light of the desert. For information: http://weisman.umn.edu/event/ whos-afraid-of-edith-carlson . Mill City Farmers Market – Eating Local Year-Round Possted by http://MillCityTimes.com

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Good bye, Judith Martin (Nicollet Island resident, University professor and former CityPlanning Commission member/president)http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/131112948.htmlhttp://www.startribune.com/local/blogs/131140648.htmlhttp://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/10/04/obit-judith-martin-university-director/ *****Events and Activities*****National Park Service “Ranger on Call” Virtual Tour of the Mississippi RiverVisitors and residents of the Twin Cities can now have a national park experience 24 hours a daywith Ranger on Call, a new virtual tour of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area.Ranger on Call is an audio guide to exploring some of the park’s most special places. The guidefeatures a series of 20 stops designed to expand users’ knowledge of the Mississippi River andprovoke exploration. Users can listen to stories from all along the 72-mile corridor of the nationalpark and download podcasts and maps online at www.rangeroncall.com. Or, for an all-encompassing park experience, users can visit the featured sites along the river in person and dial1-877-727-1172 (toll free) for the cell phone tour. Ranger on Call features narration by Don Shelby,who brings to life the stories from diverse communities along the river. Tour stops feature theMinneapolis Riverfront, Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary and Lock and Dam #2 in Hastings. Rangeron Call was created by the National Park Service and the Mississippi River Fund. For moreinformation about the park: www.nps.gov/miss. For more information about the Mississippi RiverFund: www.missriverfund.org. If Walls Could Talk TourSaturdays and Sundays, 1 pmWeisman Art Museum, 333 East River RoadPublic tours of the newly expanded Weisman Art Museum are offered every Saturday and Sundayat 1 p.m. A Weisguide will meet you at the front desk. Tours last for one hour. For information:http://weisman.umn.edu/ Who’s Afraid of Edith Carlson? ExhibitOctober 2 -- February 19Weisman Art Museum, 333 East River RoadThe Edith Carlson Gallery is endowed by the estate of Edith Carlson, a self-described “little farmgirl from Minnesota” who went on to become an accomplished artist. She chose the Weisman forthe bequest because she admired the museum’s strong holdings in art by women. The new gallerywill allow WAM to showcase works on paper, which comprise roughly two-thirds of the museum’scollection. Due to the delicate nature of the paper, many of these works have not had a chance tobe exhibited. In honor of Carlson’s generous gift, the inaugural exhibition will showcase herdrawings, and the gallery will rotate exhibitions three times a year. This is the first exhibition toplace her work within a broader art historical context, specifically the artist colony of Taos, NewMexico, where she received her artistic training. This remote mountain outpost has long been ahaven for artists, including Marsden Hartley, who seek to escape the urbanity and “scene” of thecity and invariably are captivated by the expanse and light of the desert. For information:http://weisman.umn.edu/event/whos-afraid-of-edith-carlson. Mill City Farmers Market – Eating Local Year-Round

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Saturday, October 8, 8 am – 1 pmChicago Avenue between Second Street South and West River ParkwayEven well-intentioned locavores fall off the wagon when winter in Minnesota approaches. We’veheard it before: “I like supporting local foods, but I can only eat so many turnips!” Eating local yearround in Minnesota is challenging, but it only takes a little bit of planning to enjoy a locally grownand varied diet throughout the winter. To help you be a successful and full-time local foodsconsumer, the Market made this helpful guide. At this week’s 10 a.m. Cooking Demo, local foodwriter and cooking instructor, Beth Dooley will join Heather Hartman in the demo kitchen to answerthe question, “How do you eat local foods year round… in Minnesota?” They’ll be making twodelicious autumn recipes: Squash Soup with Thai Spices and a Smoked Trout, Apple and FennelSalad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette. Meet Your Vegetables from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Get downwith greens! Try a simple preparation of Swiss chard and take home the recipe. Ask the internsabout the nutritional benefits of these veggies and learn how to preserve them from the market tokeep eating local into the winter. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Vocalist Karen Quiroz presents astunning repertoire of popular music from Brazil and Latin America; non-stop rhythm, lushharmonics, and melodies intimately delivered in Portuguese and Spanish. All day, the CommunityBooth will feature North House Folk School, an educational non-profit on the shores of LakeSuperior in Grand Marais, Minnesota. They foster a non-competitive learning environment devotedto teaching traditional northern craft in over 350 courses year round, including everything fromtimber framing to basketry, wood carving to foods and fiber arts. The Art Market will feature The InkOrchard, ceramics by Guillermo Cuellar, Barnswallow Garden, and woodwork by Jim Benson.. Formore information (including what products are expected at the market this week – don’t forget yourshopping list), recipes and to sign up for the market’s email newsletter: http://www.millcityfarmersmarket.org. Partners in Preservation Open HousesSaturday, October 8, 9 am – 12 noon at Mill Ruins Park (west end of Stone Arch Bridge), andSaturday, October 8, 1 – 4 pm at Minnehaha Park (near Sea Salt)Join the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) at Mill Ruins Park and Minnehaha Parkon Saturday, October 8. Stop by the MPRB information tent to learn more about the Partners inPreservation contest and the historical significance of each site. A public open house at all 25sites nominated in the Partners in Preservation program will be held next weekend. The communitycan tour and learn more about each of the historic places selected to participate in Partners inPreservation, a community-based program that will bring $1 million in preservation grants tohistoric places in the Twin Cities. At Mill Ruins Park, stroll along the Stone Arch Bridge, observethe power of the St. Anthony Falls on the Mississippi River and learn more about the story of thehistoric mill ruins that are now part of the Minneapolis’ dynamic and growing riverfront developmentarea. At Minnehaha Park, visitors can learn more about the rich history of the park, pick up mapsand historical information about the area and vote for the site while enjoying spectacular views ofthe highest waterfall on the Mississippi River, Minnehaha Falls. (Note: I received a notice aboutthese two open houses, but expect that open houses also are planned for the other two riverfrontprojects in the running – the Soap Factory and Fort Snelling.) Remember to vote daily onFacebook for your favorite project to receive preservation funding through October 12. Free Fun SaturdaySaturday, October 8, 11 am -- 1 pmOpen Book, 1011 Washington Avenue South, MCBA studio on first floorMinnesota Center for Book Arts and the LOFT Literary Center are hosting Free Fun Saturday at

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Open Book. There is going to be a free pop-up art making activity for all ages. Create a one-of-a-kind pop-up book art work with a book artist and write your original story in the book! Van Hunt with Empress Hotel and SoulaciousSaturday, October 8, 9 pmBunker’s, 761 Washington Avenue NorthGrammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer Van Hunt makes his long awaited return withhis first new music in more than three years, What Were You Hoping For? The album – a jointventure between the Nashville-based Thirty Tigers and Hunt’s own label, godless-hotspot – arrivedin stores on September 27. Van Hunt first fell in thrall to the power of music from an early age,taking inspiration from a remarkable range of musicians and composers, spanning J.S. Bach toDavid Bowie, Thelonious Monk to Curtis Mayfield, Iggy Pop to The Isley Brothers. In 2007, Huntreceived a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group with Vocals, honoring“Family Affair,” a collaboration with John Legend and Joss Stone found on the 2006 Sly & TheFamily Stone tribute album, Different Strokes for Different Folks. Advance tickets available at theElectric Fetus, all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online atTicketmaster.com. Tickets also available at Bunkers on the night of the show. For information:http://www.suemclean.com/shows/van-hunt/?utm_source=emarketforward - Stay%20In TheLoop&utm_medium=email&utm_content=14780913&utm_campaign=Stay in the%20Loop!Foreigner%20Acoustique, Mike%20Birbiglia, Win%20Tickets!. Architecture of WAMSunday, October 9, 1 – 3 pmWeisman Art Museum, 333 East River RoadJoin WAM tour guides on an exploration of the museum through tours and art activities. Forinformation: http://weisman.umn.edu/ Norwegian Folk Music ConcertSunday, October 9, 5 pmDanish American Center, 3030 West River Parkway SouthThe Norwegian Folk Music Trio Geitungen will be featured in a concert at the Danish AmericanCenter. Geitungen plays dance music favorites from the hinterland of Rogaland County in westernNorway. The three musicians' fiddles, melodeon, mandolin, Hardanger Fele and guitars combineto create a sound that is at the same time modern and yet reflects traditions. Cozy warm Mazurkasmix with hot hopsars and plaintive waltzes. With their capricious and compelling playing, Geitungentakes you back, and far out to the poorly lit dance floors of the more festive parts of rural Rogaland.Admission is $12 per person and includes a reception with beverages and a light meal followingthe concert. This is the closing events in this year’s Leiv Eriksson Festival. Authentic East Hennepin ExperienceWednesday, October 12, 5 – 5:45 pmTour will begin at the corner of Main Street and East Hennepin AvenueEast Hennepin Avenue, originally known as Bay Street, has always been a ferociously interestingdividing line between northeast and southeast Minneapolis. Join guide Tammy Lindberg for 45minutes to learn a very brief history of St. Anthony Falls, glimpse the interior of Our Lady of LourdesCatholic Church and hear gripping tales of the neighborhood’s first families. Along the way you willview diverse architecture, assorted building rehabilitations and hidden neighborhood art. Note: Thetour will end at Nicollet Island at approximately 5:50 pm, just in time for everyone to enjoy the Third

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Ward Neighborhoodfest. Free; sponsored by the Northeast Minneapolis Business Association. Oktoberfest Historic Pub CrawlWednesday, October 12, 5:30 – 8 pmEast Hennepin areaThirsty? Join the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota on October 12 as they pour into some ofNortheast and Southeast Minneapolis’ best historic bars. The crawl will be hitting Red Stag SupperClub, The Bulldog NE and finally, Nye’s. This pub crawl gives you the chance to get a taste ofMinneapolis in a unique way by visiting three historic watering holes. Inside each location, you’llhave time for a drink as your guide recounts the history of the building and its surroundingneighborhood. Participants receive drink specials at each location. Meals and beverages are notincluded in the ticket price. On the bright side, they'll have trivia and prizes. Tickets: $5 Members /$10 Non-Members Wise Why's Y's With Amiri Baraka (Live) -- An Evening of Spoken Word, Jazz, and DanceTheaterSaturday October 15, 8 pmSouthern Theater, 1420 Washington Avenue SouthThe Wise Whys YsE.G. Bailey adapts Amiri Baraka's Wise Why's Y's, an epic journey through thehistory of Africans in America, and a perfect blend of avant-garde poetry with the griotconsciousness. Paying homage to Langston's Ask Your Mama, William Carlos William'sPatterson and Melvin B. Tolson's Liberia alike, it attempts to articulate the history of a people or aplace. Wise Why's Y's questions and answers broad themes of history and cultural identity. TruRuts' Freestyle Theatre presents this evening of provocative Spoken Word, Jazz and Dance,featuring Amiri Baraka, J. Otis Powell!, Aneka McMullen, Leah Nelson, Julie Warder, KevinWashington, Chris Cox, Truthmaze and Jamela Pettiford, with set design by Ta-Coumba Aiken.Tickets: $7 in advance at amiribaraka.eventbrite.com More information at www.truruts.com or 612-559-0408 Sample of Activities and Classes at The Loft1011 Washington Avenue SouthFor information about The Loft’s wide variety of classes and other activities: http://www.loft.org.Publication Reading: Shawn Otto -- Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science inAmericaTuesday, October 18, 7 pmShawn Lawrence Otto comes to the Loft to read from and discuss his behind-the-scenes look athow the government, our politics and the media prevent us from finding the real solutions we need.Fool Me Twice is the clever, outraged and frightening account of America’s relationship withscience—a relationship that is on the rocks at the very time we need it most.Publication Reading: Jane Yolen -- Things to Say to a Dead ManWednesday, October 19, 7 pmIn Things to Say to a Dead Man, internationally renowned author Jane Yolen has composed asequence of tough, angry and moving love poems that express grief and gratitude for her latehusband David, as witness to his treatment for and passing from cancer, and the ongoing loss thatis felt years after his death. Jane Yolen, often called "the Hans Christian Andersen of America," isthe author of over 300 books, including Owl Moon, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? and TheDevil's Arithmetic. The books range from rhymed picture books and baby board books through

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middle-grade fiction, poetry collections, nonfiction, novels and story collections for young adultsand adults, and two books of adult poetry. Her books and stories have won two Nebula Awards, aWorld Fantasy Award, a Caldecott Medal, the Golden Kite Award, three Mythopoetic awards, twoChristopher Medals, a nomination for the National Book Award and the Jewish Book Award. Sheis also the winner (for body of work) of the Kerlan Award, the World Fantasy Association LifetimeAchievement Award and the Catholic Library's Regina Medal.Grey Sparrow Journal ReadingFriday, October 21, 7 pmGrey Sparrow invites friends, neighbors, writers, authors, artists and photographers to celebratethe formal launch of their small press incorporated in 2009. On tap for guests: readings, treats and,while supplies last, free journals and books. Marie Williams, Joseph Owens, Thomas R. Smith andmore will read from the pages of the Sparrow. A special "thank you" is extended on behalf of GreySparrow Journal to all those who lit a candle for their first printed issue released January 1, 2010:Robert Bly, Raquel Chalfi, Alamgir Hashmi, photographer Shannon Taggert and other reveredcontributors since, including Robert Pinsky, Maxine Kumin, Junot Diaz, Ted Kooser and Kay Ryan.Grey Sparrow will continue cultivating fresh ground for new artists and all voices resonating withpeace, justice, hope, and light.Publication Reading: Bringing Gifts, Bringing News: Fifty Poems Five Lines EachSaturday, October 22, 7 pmBy what meandering did you come to poetry? What paths of shadow and light, of rocky climbsand abrupt descents, have we followed? How might each of our stories be different if along theway even one of us altered our step? Lovers of poetry, friends of the published poets and thegeneral public are all invited to attend a celebratory evening of poetry, conversation, food anddrink. This limited edition anthology was conceived, designed and letter-press printed by GeorgeRoberts (DownStairs Press) as an expression of gratitude for 50 years of poetry—both writing andliving in the company of other poets. Limited edition copies of this unique book will be available forpurchase the evening of the reading. Several authors from the anthology will be in attendance. Free Walking Tour: Great River Outing: To the Banks, Broadway and BackWednesday, October 19, 5:30 – 7 pmStart at northeast corner of Farview Park; 26th Avenue and 4th Street NorthHawthorne neighborhood, located in north Minneapolis, is bounded by the Mississippi River on theeast and Emerson Avenue on the west. Though most homes are just a few blocks from the River,residents often have a hard time navigating the neighborhood streets, bike lanes and sidewalks,making river access challenging. Join Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership, Jeff Skrenes and otherHawthorne community leaders on Wednesday, October 19, as they explore pedestrian and bikeroutes from Farview Park to the Mississippi, down to Broadway Pizza and back. Along the way wewill discuss current and future initiatives to strengthen the connection to the Mississippi. Great NorthEast Pumpkin GrabFriday, October 21, 4 – 6 pmEast Hennepin and Fourth AvenueGet your Halloween spirit started with a neighborhood pumpkin sale featuring prizes andgiveaways. Trick or Treat! festivities will include a costume contest, food tastings, trick or treatingat participating locations, free prizes and a gift bag for early birds. For more information:http://www.northeastminneapolis.com/

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Family History FairSaturday, October 22, 9:30 – 2 pmMinneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Pohlad Hall, RKMC and Doty Board RoomCelebrate Family History Month at the Family History Fair. Browse more than a dozen ethnic andspecial interest tables, connect with genealogy experts, learn how to start your family history anddiscover exceptional family history resources at the Minneapolis Central Library. Books will beavailable for purchase. Register Online or call 612-543-8000. Sponsored by Friends of theMinneapolis Central Library; Presented in collaboration with Minnesota Genealogical Society andOne Minneapolis, One Read. River Gorge Buckthorn BustSaturday, October 22, 9:30 -- 11:30 amNear 44th and West River Parkway, Mississippi River GorgeJoin the Mississippi River Gorge Stewards volunteers to help remove buckthorn —the invasivewoody species that degrades our local native plant communities and wildlife habitat — in themaple basswood forest in the Longfellow neighborhood of south Minneapolis. Volunteers will workclosely with FMR staff to either pull or remove buckthorn and/or help to haul buckthorn to its pick-upspot. Tools and gloves will be provided. Be prepared to work on steep slopes and uneven terrain.Due to the tools and terrain, this event is not suitable for small children. All supplies are provided,and capacity is limited. To sign up, please contact FMR Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator suerich at [email protected] or 651-222-2193 x14. Or, for more information, please see the event listing. Samples of Classes and Activities at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts1011 Washington Avenue South, 612-215-2520, http://www.mnbookarts.orgHours: Monday 10 am -- 5 pm, Tuesday 10 am -- 9 pm, Wednesday-Saturday 10 am -- 5 pm,Sunday 12 noon – 4 pmClass details, instructor biographies, registration details and online registration are all available athttp://www.mnbookarts.org/classes/classes.html. You may also register for a class by calling 612-215-2520.The Same VoiceSaturday, October 22; 10 am -- 12 noonCelebrate United Nations Day with Sesame Street's We All Sing with the Same Voice and createbooks from around the world. Sew a Japanese rice paper book. Fold a Mexican curandero book.String a Southeast Asian slatted palm book. Roll up an Ethiopian wish scroll. And other greatbooks from other great countries! Join Ellen Ferrari for Saturday mornings of family book arts fun.Each workshop starts off with a story and game to warm up your creativity and then dives into abook arts project. Workshops accommodate a range of developmental levels so that adults andchildren (or) adult/child teams may choose to work together or side-by-side. Each participantreceives supplies to use during the workshop, but may choose to bring one set home if workingwith his or her partner. Ellen will provide older children with suggestions for extending their learning.For families with children ages 2+. $30 ($27 members) adult/child pair, $15 ($14) each additionalparticipant. To register: http://www.mnbookarts.org/workshops/families.html.Three Small Books in a Small Boxwith Jody WilliamsSaturday, October 22, 9:30 am – 5 pm; and Sunday, October 23, 12 noon – 5 pmThis workshop will review basic bookbinding and boxmaking techniques, with an emphasis onconsiderations for working on a small scale. You will construct a small box to house three evensmaller exposed-spine hardcover books (sewn on tapes, longstitch and accordion.) Featuring a

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hinged lid with an attractive closure, the box will be covered with papers chosen to complement thebook covers. Samples and discussion will explore options for further exploration into artist's bookand box combinations. All skill levels welcome. $195 ($175 members) + $45 supply fee. Toregister: http://www.mnbookarts.org/workshops/adult.html#RFsep24.Wood Engraved Holiday Cardswith Joanne PriceSaturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23; 10 am -- 4:30 pmWood engraving is a traditional technique used to express intimate and detailed images -- aperfect way to uniquely express your holiday greetings! This intensive two-day class will introduceartists to the tools, materials and printing process of wood engraving through hands-on projects,lecture and demonstration. Students will learn to transform black and white images into varioustextures to express a full range of value resulting in 20 finished cards. Cardstock and envelopes willbe provided. Artists should have a 2 x 3 inch drawing prepared to use on the first day. All skilllevels welcome. $195 ($175 members) + $50 supply fee. To register: http://www.mnbookarts.org/workshops/adult.html#RFsep24.Halloween Paper PartySunday, October 22; 1 – 3 pmCelebrate Halloween with a paper party at MCBA! Use stencils and shaped deckles to make yourown handmade sheets of paper in the shapes of monsters, pumpkins, bats, spiders and more!Chose from a variety of pulp colors. For families with children in grades K and up. $30 ($27)adult/child pair, $15 ($14) each additional participant. To register: http://www.mnbookarts.org/workshops/families.html. Mill City Museum Programs and Events704 Second Street SouthFor more information about Mill City Museum events call 612-341-7555, or visithttp://www.millcitymuseum.orgWashburn A Mill TourSaturday, October 22, 1 pmTake an in-depth look at the historic Washburn A Mill complex and the award-winning Mill CityMuseum building on this guided tour. A museum interpreter will take visitors into the building’smany nooks and crannies, highlighting the lives of the men and women who worked there, how thebuilding functioned during its peak flour milling years and the many changes to the building overtime. Also covered will be how the mill ruin was converted to a museum and office building.Although many parts of the A mill can be explored on a self-guided basis during a regular museumvisit, this is the only opportunity for a guided tour through the entire museum building, and the onlychance to see some of its non-public spaces. The tour includes admission to the museum galleryas well as the Flour Tower show. Fee: $14 adults, $12 seniors and college students, $10 childrenages 6-17 and MHS members. Tour includes museum admission. Reservations recommended;call 612-341-7555 or register online. Mississippi Ride from Market to MealSunday, October 23, 11:30 am – 3 pmStarting Location: West Broadway Farmers Market, Broadway and PennMeet at the Farmers Market and ride to North Mississippi Regional Park for a delicious meal withseasonal produce. Free and healthy! Major Taylor Cycling Club, West Broadway Farmers Market,National Park Service and NiceRideMN are project partners. To register: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dDVMUDZPM0l2REdCc3l2bjZUcjhIWFE6MA#gid=0

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Kroening Interpretive Center Programs (Three Rivers Park District)North Mississippi Regional ParkFor information: 763-694-7693; for map and driving instructions: http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=4&parkid=430. For programs that require reservations, call 763-559-6700 or register on-line: www.ThreeRiversParkDistrict.org.Free Family Fundays: Knock, Knock, It’s WoodpeckersSunday, October 23, 1 – 3 pm, ongoingTake a closer look at woodland birds that use the trees for their home, food and communication.Free; for all ages. *****Meetings and Conferences*****Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association Annual MeetingTuesday, October 11, 6 pmHennepin County Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Pohlad HallThe Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association (DMNA) invites you to a gathering ofneighbors from the Downtown West and Downtown East neighborhoods. The annual meeting will

include a welcome, a 7th Ward update from Council Member Lisa Goodman, a keynotepresentation by David Frank (Minneapolis’ Manager of Transit-Oriented Development), the DMNABoard of Directors election and a crime and safety update. For more information about DMNA (theofficial advisory neighborhood organization for the Downtown West and Downtown Eastneighborhoods), visit http://www.thedmna.org. *****Planning Ahead*****Threads Dance ProjectNovember 11 and 12The Lab Theater, 700 First Street NorthAcclaimed choreographer Karen L Charles’ new show follows the company’s sold out premierelast spring at The Lab, based on themes of identity and human meaning. The contemporary balletcompany will use music ranging from Samuel Barber to Robert Randolph and the Family Band toengage the audience in a conversation about how we see ourselves and others and how often westruggle with being/finding who we are. The audience is also invited to expand their participation inthe show by participating in the Company’s Audiences Talking About Dance (ATAD) online survey.ATAD gives the audience the opportunity to share their impressions of the show. For informationand tickets: http://www.thelabtheater.org/#!karen-charles Interact Theater’s Joy – A Holiday CabaretNovember 18 – December 17The Lab Theater, 700 First Street NorthCome celebrate, explore and enjoy the JOY of the season in this all original show filled with musicand dance – including some of the best of Interact from the last 15 years. Featuring Kevin Kling,Eriq Nelson and the Interact actors with and without disabilities. With special appearances bydirector Tod Peterson. For information and tickets: http://www.thelabtheater.org/#!majesta. A Christmas Carol

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by Charles Dickensadapted by Crispin Whittelldirected by Joe DowlingNovember 19 – December 30Opening Night: Wednesday, November 23Guthrie Theater, 818 Second Street South, Wurtele Thrust StageThe Guthrie’s perennial holiday favorite, which received a new adaptation by Crispin Whittell in2010, continues the Theater’s holiday tradition for the 37th year, telling the story of an old miserwho learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve. For tickets: 612-377-2224 or http://www.guthrietheater.org/whats_happening/buy_tickets *****Reminder of Ongoing Activities*****Horse and Carriage ToursEnjoy a tour of the riverfront via a horse-drawn carriage ride. Regular tours are available from boththe Nicollet Island Inn and VIC’s Restaurant on Main Street. For information:http://www.thehitchingcompany.com/ Acme Comedy ClubTuesdays through Thursday, 8 pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 and 10:30 pm708 North First StreetEnjoy stand-up comedy at one of the top five comedy clubs in the country. For more information:http://www.acmecomedycompany.com Classes Available at the Lundstrum CenterLundstrum Center for the Performing Arts, 1617 North Second StreetDream of performing on Broadway? Preparing for your college audition? Looking to get back intoclass? Let the Broadway veteran faculty at the Lundstrum Center help develop your gifts. Fallsession registration is now open. Children and adults, all levels welcome. Programs include:

Children: After school programs; age 3 and up.Preteen/Young Adults: Broadway Musical Theatre -- Serious training in dance, voice andtheaterAdults: Ballet, tap, jazz, Pilates, voiceSpecial Needs Children: “Dance Mania”-ages 6 to 12.

The center offers state of the art, spacious, sun lit studios, with free parking and #14 Metro Transitbus-accessible. Class cards available! For a class schedule please check out the center’s websitewww.lundstrumcenter.org or call 612-521-2600 to be put on their mailing list. Keegan’s Pub EntertainmentKeegan’s Irish Pub, 16 University Avenue NEKeegan’s Pub offers a full schedule of live music, Irish lessons, pub quizzes and other activitieseach month. Keegan's Pub also is offering shuttle bus service to and from Gopher Football gamesat the new TCF Stadium. Round trip tickets are $10 and include a drink at the pub after the game.For more information and a full event calendar, visit www.keeganspub.com. Twin City Trolleys’ Minneapolis Downtown TourSundays through October, 10 am – 5 pm

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Minneapolis offers dozens of historic sites and structures that have been preserved andmaintained so that visitors can experience both historic and contemporary sites. For over 15years, Twin City Trolley Tours have been providing sightseeing tours highlighting the best ofMinneapolis. Hop aboard one of our Trolleys and you'll experience Transportainment -- a delightfulcombination of transportation and entertainment. With Twin City Trolleys, you can avoid costlyparking and city driving while exploring at your own pace as you hop on and off the trolley. Twin CityTrolleys is the best way to enjoy different restaurants, shops and to see the city. The route willinclude Hell's Kitchen, Saint Anthony Main, The Soap Factory, Stone Arch Bridge, Mill CityMuseum, Nicollet Mall, Hennepin Avenue, the Sculpture Garden and various other locations.Tickets are $24.00 and may be purchased from the Trolley driver or by calling their office Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To board the Trolley you can step on at Saint Anthony Main, theSculpture Garden, Mill City Museum, The Soap Factory or the Minneapolis Convention Center HallC. For more information or http://www.twincitytrolleys.com/content/146. Tours of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve BankTours by appointment90 Hennepin AvenueMinneapolis is the home of the Ninth Federal Reserve District, and guided tours of their facilityalong the riverfront at Hennepin Avenue are available without appointment on Fridays (see above).In addition, tours are available for groups and individuals by appointment. The Bank welcomesadult groups and students (grades 7 and older) who are studying economics, banking or finance.The tour consists of a general overview of the Federal Reserve and a walk-through of the cash andcheck departments. The maximum group size is 40 people. Tours are 40 minutes long and free ofcharge. Complete and submit the form at http://www.minneapolisfed.org/labout/ocations/mpls/tourform.cfm to sign up for Friday tour. Note: A photo I.D. is required forentrance to the Bank for those over the age of 18. Please do not bring cameras. Classes at Surdyk’sMondays and TuesdaysSurdyk’s Liquor and Cheese Shop, 303 East Hennepin AvenueSurdyk’s offers an extensive and fun choice of classes to help you learn about wine, beer andcheese (both in general and specific types). Check out their calendar athttp://www.surdyks.com/Events.aspx. *****Participation, Input and Stewardship Opportunities*****2011 Downtown Perception SurveyBelow you will find a link to the Annual Downtown Perception Survey. The Downtown Improvementdistrict hopes to receive as much feedback as possible about issues that impact downtown. Thesurvey will be available starting today through the end of October. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2011PerceptionSurvey Statewide Historic Preservation Plan Input SoughtThe Minnesota Historic Preservation Office is seeking input to shape Minnesota’s next statewidehistoric preservation plan. A New Season: Preservation Plan for Minnesota's Historic Properties2012-2017 is now available for review on the Minnesota SHPO website. Written comments will beaccepted through October 26, 2011.

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*****Informational Resources*****Park Board Event CalendarHaving fun in Minneapolis parks just got easier! The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board(MPRB)’s website now features a multi-month event calendar. The current event calendar is nowavailable at http://www.minneapolisparks.org/documents/events.pdf and is a quick guide to MPRB-sponsored and co-sponsored events as well as outside organizers’ permitted events in the parks.Check it out, mark your calendars and enjoy the many events occurring in Minneapolis parks! Minneapolis Riverfront District Web Sitehttp://www.minneapolisriverfrontdistrict.comMeet Minneapolis’ Minneapolis Riverfront District site is a great source for information aboutthings to do in the Minneapolis Riverfront District, including a map. Mill City Timeshttp://www.millcitytimes.comThis web site covers “life, work and play in the Historic Mill District.” It also includes an event listingthat is more expansive than the Mill District and that would be a useful resource for you in betweenissues of the RiverCurrent (or if, as sometimes happens, you accidentally deleted it). Mississippi River TrailThe Mississippi River Trail follows the course of the mighty Mississippi from its headwaters to theGulf. A new MRT resource website has been launched for the Minnesota segment of the trail(http://www.dot.state.mn.us/bike/mrt.html) complete with interactive Google Earth based maps, anda complete series of maps printable at 8 1/2” by 11.” 1 Mississippi Campaignhttp://www.1mississippi.net/This site includes information on the entire Mississippi River and how you can help protect andenhance it. *****Informational Updates*****Demolition on Former Scherer Brothers SiteThe Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has begun demolition of the buildings on its riverfrontproperty, formerly home to the Scherer Brothers Lumber Company, just north of the PlymouthAvenue Bridge. Demolition began Monday, September 26. Asbestos and other hazardousmaterial were removed in the two weeks prior to demolition. Timbers and other salvageablematerials have also been removed. All utilities have been disconnected. Demolition is expected tobe complete by the end of October. The site is secured and off-limits to the public. The secondphase of the project -- soil remediation -- is expected to be underway in early November andcompleted by the end of 2011. For further information, see the Scherer Bros Site web page on theMPRB website. *****Riverfront News Articles*****

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Above the Falls Policy Review and Implementation Studyhttp://finance-commerce.com/2011/09/minneapolis-city-planners-industry-belongs-on-the-mississippi/ Proposed Surdyk’s Signhttp://www.startribune.com/local/blogs/130815973.htmlhttp://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/130891498.htmlhttp://www.avclub.com/twincities/articles/council-thinks-surdyks-massive-new-moving-sign-too,62594/http://www.startribune.com/local/blogs/131050878.html Weisman Expansionhttp://www.twincities.com/ci_19003543http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/09/30/newweisman/http://finance-commerce.com/2011/09/weisman-art-museum-reopens-with-elbow-room/http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/stageandarts/130819098.htmlhttp://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/10/02/weisman-art-museum-reopens-after-14m-expansion/http://www.kare11.com/news/article/941046/14/Weisman-Art-Museum-reopens-after-14M-expansionhttp://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/entertainment/weisman-reopens-after-14m-expansion-oct-2-2011http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/10/02/gehry-at-weisman-museum-opening/http://www.minnpost.com/maxsparber/2011/10/04/32126/all_this_and_lemonade_the_weisman_reopens_aurora_premieres/?utm_source=MinnPost+e-mail+newsletters&utm_campaign=fd8e0df885-Newsletter_10_04_1110_4_2011&utm_medium=emailhttp://www.thelinemedia.com/devnews/weisman100511.aspx?utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=Following+$14+million+expansion,+a+'new'+Weisman+opens+its+doors&utm_content=%7bEmail_Address}&utm_campaign=Intelligent+Amenities Soap Factory Haunted Basementhttp://www.startribune.com/entertainment/dining/130789033.html Stone Arch Festival (third item in this piece)http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/130789043.html Slutwalkhttp://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/130916833.htmlhttp://www.twincities.com/ci_19022119?nclick_check=1http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/news/minnesota/slutwalk-strolls-through-minneapolis-oct-2-2011http://www.mndaily.com/2011/10/02/scantily-clad-march-minneapolis-slutwalk Partners in Preservationhttp://www.swjournal.com/index.php?section=81&publication=southwest&story=17483&category=63 Demolition on Former Scherer Brothers Property

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http://www.startribune.com/local/blogs/130992483.html Burial at Thebes at Guthriehttp://www.startribune.com/entertainment/stageandarts/130981083.html Corner Apartmentshttp://www.thelinemedia.com/devnews/cornerapts100511.aspx?utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=The+Corner+Apartments+to+complete+development+near+the+Mississippi+River+in+Northeast+Minneapolis&utm_content={Email_Address}&utm_campaign=Intelligent+Amenities

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