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Festival of Giving at Common Ground Meditation Center

Poster for Common Ground's 3rd Annual Festival of Giving

submitted by Nancy Crotti

Common Ground Meditation Center is holding its third annual Festival of Giving, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, September 7 at the center, 2700 East 26th St. in the Seward neighborhood.

This family-friendly event will include performances by local musicians Larry Long, Fiddlin’ Pete Watercott, Dean McGraw, Marc Anderson and Alex Goldfarb. Ann Carter will lead simple folk dancing with music by Linda Brietag and friends. Spoken-word artists Louis Alemayehu and Kevin Freidberg will also perform, accompanied by Fernando Silva on the flute. Sawatdee, Birchwood Cafe and Peace Coffee and others will provide food and drink for purchase. Admission is free.

Nonprofit organizations that fight hunger and homelessness, assist neighborhood youth and promote public health will have information for visitors and will gratefully accept donations. The festival raised $10,000 for community organizations during each of the past two years’ festivals, according to Mark Nunberg, the center’s guiding teacher.

Participating nonprofits include:

Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice Partnership

Juxtaposition Arts

St. Stephen’s Human Services

WellShare International

Buddhist Global Relief

Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy

“Once a year, Common Ground invites the wider community to gather around the joy of giving. We bring together great music, activities for children, delicious food and a chance for people to make connections with these wonderful organizations that will be on site,” Nunberg said. “If you want, you can have a conversation and get to know about the important work these nonprofits are doing to make this world a better place. It has been a real joy to be at this event the past two years.”

For more information, email festivalofgiving@commongroundmeditation.org or call Common Ground at 612-722-8260.

SPOKES Spring Kickoff and Grand Opening April 26

SPOKES spring kickoff & the big GRAND OPENING!

SPOKES Bike Walk Connect

Spring Bike Kick-off and Grand Opening at SPOKESIt is SPRING (we think!). Come to our Spring Kick-off and the Grand Opening of the Hub at SPOKES. Friday, April 26, 5 to 8 PM at SPOKES.

  • Live music
  • Pedal powered music
  • Pedal Powered smoothies
  • Food from local restaurants
  • Games

This is a community family event, kids welcomed

1915 East 22nd Street, Minneapolis (1/2 block west of Minneahaha Avenue on East 22nd Street)

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Articulture Art Camps June 10 to August 30

Get creative at ArtiCulture! Our Summer Art Programs encourage and empower kids to explore a variety of art disciplines and diverse media. Our camps are fun and educational, with themes ranging from claymation to theater to food as art. Articulture is a nonprofit arts organization with an educational philosophy that focuses on exploration and experimentation, allowing participants to learn by doing and develop their individual creativity.

ArtiCulture in Minneapolis. Camps run weekly from June 10th through August 30th for ages 4 & up. Full and half day options as well as before and after care are available.

COST: Ranges from $115-$260

REGISTRATION DEADLINE/ADDRESS: No deadlines. 2613 East Franklin Ave, Minneapolis.

CONTACT: Deb Ervin

PHONE: 612.729.5151

EMAIL: info@articulture.org



Seward Co-op is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with a big party on Saturday, August 4 at East River Flats

Seward Co-op is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with a big party on Saturday, August 4 at East River Flats near the University of Minnesota.

Complete details are at the website: http://www.seward.coop/40thanniversary

And there is a Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/453665914647180/
The event at East River Flats park is free to attend, and includes music, activities for kids & info booths. Attendees can purchase food and beverages, as well as massages and art, from local vendors.