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Linden Hills Neighborhood

E-Newsletter

April 15, 2016
In This Issue
Calhoun-Harriet
Master Plan & Improvements 

The Park Board is finalizing a vision and priorities for the master plan and improvements to Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet.

All meetings are open to the public.

CAC Meeting #10
Thursday, April 21
6:00-8:30 p.m
Park Board Headquarters, Board Room,
2117 West River Rd, Minneapolis

For more information about the Calhoun-Harriet Master Plan, visit the project webpage.

View the proposed changes here.
Don't miss the 2016 Linden Hills Festival  

Sunday, May 22, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Linden Hills Park, 3100 W. 43rd St.   


Join your neighbors at the park for the 42nd annual Linden Hills Festival!

  
Register for the Art Fair & Marketplace 
Get your message out or sell your goods by signing up for a booth. Register by May 7 at: lindenhills.org/art-fair-marketplace.

Festival Volunteers Needed
 
We count on the help of over 150 amazing volunteers each year. Consider volunteering with your family, or grab friends and enjoy the Festival from a new perspective. Sign up at: lindenhills.org/volunteer-registration.

Donate to the Silent Auction
 
This is the most important fundraiser of the year for LHiNC, which supports many events and programs including Linden Hills Park, neighborhood arts groups, voter registration efforts, student scholarships, and more.

Do you have a product or service you would consider donating to the auction? Don't forget to ask your employer, friends, family, or other contacts for donations. Event tickets, lodging, and gift certificates are great items.

All donations are tax deductible and will be put to work in your community, for your community. Contact sally@sallymars.com for more information.

Other Neighborhood Activity  
 
Linden Hills Neighborhood Garage Sale, Saturday, May 21. Back by popular demand - registration is now open for this year's neighborhood sale. The fee is $10, which helps pay for ads in the Star Tribune and Southwest Journal, plus location maps of the neighborhood sales, and lawn signs for each registered location. This year Linden Hills businesses will participate in the neighborhood garage sale - stay tuned for details!
Register your sale at:
lindenhills.org/neighborhood-garage-sale.  
Neighborhood Block Leader Training   

Block Leader Training is being held Monday April 25, 6:00-7:00 p.m., 5th Precinct Community Room, 3101 Nicollet Ave. (Visitor parking lot off 1st Ave. S. just south of 31st St. W.) This meeting is informal, and more than one representative per block is encouraged to attend. If you need to come a little late or leave a little early, no problem. 

Open to Everyone.

* Block leaders get special crime alerts for their block and are asked to share with their neighbors.
* Block leaders get priority registration for:
~ MPD Citizens Academy (learn how the police department works)  
~ MFD CERT (learn how to respond in a natural disaster)  
~ Attend the RPOW (rental property owner workshop)

It doesn't take a lot of time to be a block leader, but it can make a huge difference in your neighborhood. Walk-ins to the training session are welcome.

To RSVP, or for questions, contact: CPS Chelsea Adams at Chelsea.adams@minneapolismn.gov or 612-673-2819 
Southwest High School Performing Arts, May 2016

You are invited to attend a student-directed play in the high school's newly remodeled courtyard, 3414 West 47th Street, Minneapolis, MN (or inside the gorgeous new Commons if raining).

And we have more - our annual series of Lake Harriet Band Shell concerts; choral, orchestra, and dance. (Concerts at SW High School Auditorium if it's raining.)

May 11-14 - A Midsummer Night's Dream performances, 7 p.m., Unhinged Student Theatre Company, 7 p.m. in SW High School courtyard
May 16 - Band/Orchestra Concert, Lake Harriet Band Shell, 7 p.m. 
May 17 - Guitar Concert, Lake Harriet Band Shell, 7 p.m. 
May 18- Jazz Concert, Lake Harriet Band Shell, 7 p.m. 
May 19 - Choir Concert, Lake Harriet Band Shell, 7 p.m. 
May 25 - Dance Concert, Lake Harriet Band Shell, 7 p.m. 

For more information:
Yard Waste Collection & Spring Street Sweeping 

Yard Waste Collection Begins the Week of April 11.

Minneapolis Solid Waste & Recycling customers can have their yard waste removed by placing compostable bags of yard waste, bundles of brush, and reusable yard waste containers next to their garbage cart by 6:00 a.m. on their garbage collection day. For more detailed information, Spring Street Sweeping Begins April 13.

Watch for the no parking signs to avoid being ticketed or towed. Residents should not push leaves, grass clippings, or other debris into city streets - it's bad for our lakes and it's against the law. For more information, go to the City's street sweeping webpage.
 
Streetcar Service Begins 

Streetcars begin running from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sundays on the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line on May 7. streetcars

Full weekday service begins Friday, May 23. You'll find complete information on schedules and special events on our website, TrolleyRide.org.

Be sure to check out the new Royal Day and Superheroes dress-up events. Bring Mom for a free ride on Mother's Day Sunday, May 8.

And for a special gift, we have new handmade beaded jewelry by local artist Mona Isaacs. The colors are inspired by historic Twin City Lines livery and many pieces contain authentic trolley tokens.

Also new in our gift shop is the Streetcar Village construction set. With just scissors and glue you can make models of Linden Hills landmarks for your Thomas, Brio, or other rail play sets.

See you on the Streetcar! 
Donate Your Used Books       

Donate your used books for the Annual Linden Hills Library Used Book Sale. Drop off dates: April 15 to May 20.

Proceeds benefit Linden Hills Library and Hennepin County Library.

Drop off hardcover and paperback books, during open hours, at the Linden Hills Co-op- 3815 Sunnyside Ave. and Creative Kidstuff- 4313 Upton Ave. S. (Books should be in good condition, NO textbooks or magazines, please.)

Book Sale is Sunday, May 22, 11 a.m.to 3 p.m. at the Linden Hills Festival, in the park at 43rd & Xerxes.

Contact Friends of the Linden Hills Library for more info: lindenhills@supporthclib.org
Help the next generation of trees at
Linden Hills Park

With funding from LHiNC, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board will be planting more trees this Spring in Linden Hills Park, to replace trees that were removed last year.

These trees will need regular watering to ensure that they survive and thrive. Would you be willing to adopt a few trees and give them a large bucket of water once a week for however long you can? Even one week would help a lot.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact cpepin@bitstream.net
Please help pull garlic mustard to protect
our natural areas

garlic mustard Garlic mustard out-competes tree seedlings and other native vegetation with adverse effects on the few remaining natural areas in our park system, including the Roberts Bird Sanctuary and William Berry Woods. Help us repeat last year's success in eliminating flowering plants at both sites, to help slow the spread of this invasive plant.

Bags are provided, but bring your own gloves. Look for signs leading to the pull sites - at the visitors shelter at Roberts and at the picnic table at William Berry Woods.

At Roberts Bird Sanctuary (look for signs at the visitor shelter): - Sundays, May 8, 15, and 22: 1 to 3 p.m. - Wednesdays, May 11, 18, and 25: 5 to 7 p.m. 4124 Roseway Rd, Minneapolis,

At William Berry Woods (look for signs at the picnic table near the sidewalk path): - Wednesdays, June 1 and 8: 5 to 7 p.m. - Saturday, June 4: 1 to 3 p.m. West 40th Street and Richfield Road.

Click here for more information about garlic mustard.  
Enjoy a Walk in the Roberts Bird Sanctuary 

Spring migration is near and the Roberts Bird Sanctuary, 4124 Roseway Rd., Minneapolis, is a great place to hear and see warblers and other migrant and resident birds. The Minneapolis Audubon Society offers bird walks every Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. in April and May.

An expert birder will also lead bird walks at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, and on the mornings of April 30 through May 28. Meet at the Visitors' Shelter for all bird walks.

For more information, visit the Friends of Roberts Facebook page
Little Homes Tour: Homeowners Needed 

The Events, Environmental, and Communications Committees of the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council are seeking homeowners of properties less than 2,000 square feet between main and upper floors combined - to open their doors to the public for Linden Hills Little Homes Tour.

The tour is June 11 between noon and 5 p.m.

The goal of the tour is to highlight small houses in our neighborhood that have been maximized through design or remodeling to provide an experience of gracious living while preserving the character and charm of Linden Hills.

Additionally, the tour seeks to show creative alternatives to tear-down and infill construction and to promote good stewardship among current and future property owners in Linden Hills.


For more information email vicechair@lindenhills.org
Ever wondered about the History of Minnehaha Creek? 

Join the Linden Hills History Study Grou
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Thursday, April 21, 7 p.m. 
St. John's Episcopal Church
4201 Sheridan Ave. S.
  
Join historians Tom Balcom, Bob Frame, and Dick Kronick, who will present an illustrated history of Minnehaha Creek.

Kronick will discuss the early history of the creek when it was strong enough to power six different mill sites. 

Frame will then explain how early grist mills worked - and how the invention of the middlings separator caused a revolution in flour milling. 

Balcom will conclude the presentation by discussing the history of the creek since 1897 when a dam was placed at its head at Gray's Bay on Lake Minnetonka - transforming it into a relatively tame amenity for Minneapolis and suburban parklands.
  
Suggested donation is $5 for non-members of LHHSG. 
 
More information: (612) 926-0646 or contact@lindenhillshistory.org
Visit our website at:
www.lindenhillshistory.org
Linden Hills Neighborhood Council, P.O. Box 24049, Minneapolis, MN 55410
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