SNG E-Newsletter July 1, 2010

SNG E-NEWSLETTER – July 1, 2010

 
In this issue…Free Concert in Matthews Park on July 22…SNG and Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice now on Facebook…and more!
 
 
I. SNG News and Events
– Free Summer Concerts in Matthews Park – July 22, August 2, September 25
– National Night Out Street Closure Deadline is July 14
– SNG Now on Facebook!
 
II. SNG Committee Calendar
– Crime and Safety Committee – July 12
– Community Development Committee – July 13
– History Committee – July 28
– Board of Directors Meeting – Next meeting August 25
– Environment Committee – Next meeting August 16
 
III. Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice Partnership News
– How-To Conference Benefit for SLRJP – August 21
– SLRJP Now on Facebook!
 
IV. Community News and Events
– Learn How to Save Energy and Money in Your Home – Free Workshop –
 July 8
– Hennepin County Household Hazardous Waste Collection –July 31
 
I. SNG News and Events
 
– Free Summer Concert in Matthews Park
Rahma Ruuxi
Thursday, July 22, 6:30-8:30 pm – rain or shine
On the grassy hill south of the tennis courts
 
Bring a blanket and some snacks, and enjoy a night of music in the park! Rahma Ruuxi will be performing popular and traditional Somali songs. 
 
In case of rain, the show will go on in the park building.
 
And mark your calendar for these upcoming concerts. More details on performers coming soon. 
 
Monday, August 2, 6:30-8:30 pm
Saturday, September 25, 1:00-3:00 pm
 
These concerts are made possible by a Neighborhood Partnerships Initiative Grant from the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs
 
– National Night Out Street Closure Deadline is July 14
National Night Out is Tuesday, August 3
 
National Night Out is coming up—now is the time to start making preparations on your block! If your block does an event every year or if you’re thinking of doing a gathering for the first time, NNO is a fun way to get together with all your neighbors and enjoy a summer night. If you are planning an event, the City of Minneapolis asks that you register with the city, even if you are not blocking your street. It is easy to do and helps  to track the success of National Night Out. Information is available on the Minneapolis National Night Out site www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/nno and registration is easy.
 
If you want to close your street for your event, street closure is free if you apply by July 14. You need permission of 75 percent of your neighbors to be approved for street closure. Have their names and addresses (signatures not needed) when you apply. You can also register your event and apply for street closure by calling 311 (or 612-673-3000).
 
-SNG on Facebook!
 
Sign up to be a fan and tell your friends! You can view the page even if you are not on Facebook.  Thanks to SNG Board member Peter Fleck for all his work on this!
 
 
 II. SNG Committee Calendar
 
– Crime and Safety Committee, Monday, July 12
7:00 p.m., Matthews Park, 2318 29th Ave. S.
 
If you have topics you would like to discuss at this meeting, please e-mail Mike Rollin at mike@sng.org.
 
 – Community Development Committee, Tuesday, July 13
7:00 p.m., Matthews Park, 2318 29th Ave. S.
 
For additional information, or if you have topics you would like to discuss at this meeting, contact Bernie Waibel, bernie@sng.org.
  
– History Committee – Wednesday, July 28
10:00 a.m., SNG office, 2323 E. Franklin Ave.
 
For more information, contact Dick Westby at sandrich22@comcast.net.
 
– Board of Directors Meeting, No July Meeting
Next meeting – Wednesday, August 25
7 p.m., Seward Towers East, at the intersection of 30th and Franklin Avenues
 
Board meetings are open to the public—all residents and those who work or own property in Seward are invited to attend. 
 
Contact board chair Sheldon Mains, smains@visi.com, for further information.
 
– Environment Committee – No July meeting
Next meeting Monday, August 16
7:00 p.m., Matthews Park, 2318 29th Ave. S.
 
Contact Carol Greenwood, carolgwood@comcast.net, for further information.
 
III. Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice Partnership News
 
-How-To Conference Benefit for SLRJP, August 21
 
Learn about bicycle maintenance, composting, tango dancing, understanding your credit and more and benefit SLRJP!  Thrivent Financial is partnering with several youth-focused nonprofits for this creative fundraiser.  Participants spend a half-day or full-day at “how-to” workshops and registration fees will be given to a non-profit of their choice.   
 
-SLRJP is now on Facebook! 
 
Sign up to be a fan and tell your friends! You can view the page even if you are not on Facebook.   http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seward-Longfellow-Restorative-Justice-Partnership/126473534060176
 
IV. Community News and Events
 
– Learn How to Save Energy and Money in Your Home – Free Workshop
Thursday, July 8, 6:30 pm, Matthews Park, 2318 29th Ave. S.
 
Community Energy Services is a unique residential energy program available to only select Minneapolis neighborhoods. At CES’s FREE energy workshops Seward homeowners will be able to sign up for a customized home visit where two energy experts will spend an hour and a half with the homeowner in their home. During this time they will perform a blower door test and install materials which may include compact fluorescent light bulbs, low flow showerheads, faucet aerators, pipe wrap, a programmable thermostat, and more, worth up to $400 in services and materials for a co-pay of only $30. Participants will also receive information about specialized financing, incentives, and will gain access to rebates available only to participants of Community Energy Services.
 
Childcare provided at the workshop. To reserve your spot or to get more workshop dates:
Kyle Boehm at 612-219-7334 or
kboehm@mncee.org.
 
Join over 1,000 Minneapolis homeowners who have already participated!
 
Community Energy Services is sponsored by the Center for Energy and Environment, the City of Minneapolis, Xcel Energy, CenterPoint Energy, and the Environment and Natural Resource Trust Fund. 
 
– Hennepin County Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Saturday, July 31, 9:00 am-1:00 at Anne Sullivan School, 3100 E. 28th St. 
 
For a list of materials accepted and other venues, visit http://www.hennepin.us/collectionevents.
 
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This newsletter was compiled by SNG with the assistance of neighbors who contributed suggestions and news items. To subscribe, send an email to admin@sng.org with “subscribe” in the subject line. To unsubscribe, send an email to admin@sng.org with “unsubscribe” in the subject line. If you know of an upcoming event, meeting, or news item that should be included in a future newsletter, please email mike@sng.org. Thank you! 
 
 

 

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