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Events August 2019

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Mark your calendar for Monday, Aug. 19.  St. Paul’s Church (19th and Portland) is hosting a parking lot event for the community from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., featuring: lunch and dinner meals, live music featuring The Rotators, kids activities and games, face painting, and prayer station. There will be free shoes from Good in the ‘Hood shoe bus. Join in on the community clean-up to pick up trash in a three-block area. For more information, call the church office at 612-874-0133. 

Old is new again

Visible Mending with Maddy Bartsch will be offered on Saturday, Aug. 3, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the American Swedish Institute. Old is new in this class, where you will learn how your stitches can add design elements to (or extend the life of) well-loved garments. Bring a piece of clothing and learn the techniques of visible mending from Maddy Bartsch of Three Rivers Fibershed. Open to students age 13+. $45 ASI members / $55 non-members, plus an additional $10 materials fee.

Diabetic group

Your Turn is a free diabetic support group meeting every Thursday Morning at 10 a.m. at Waite House in the Phillips Community Center building, 24th St. S. and 12th Ave.

All people living with diabetes are welcome to join to discuss and share the challenges encountered managing diabetes.

Low cost swim lessons offered 

Low-cost swimming lessons are part of the Water and Ice Safety Education (WISE) program launched by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) and take place throughout the summer at at a variety of MPRB lakes and pools and year-round at the Phillips Aquatics Center. 

For Minneapolis youth who qualify, a series of eight lessons with a scholarship is just $5, versus the typical $50 cost; scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

In addition to standard swimming lessons, WISE scholarships are available to individuals interested in women’s-only swimming lessons and lifeguard training classes. 

For more information on MPRB swim lessons and scholarships, email aquatics@minneapolisparks.org or call 612-230-6495.

Open Streets Aug. 25 on Franklin

Back again for 2019, Minneapolis residents will have the opportunity to explore and enjoy their neighborhood streets without the presence of motorized traffic at Open Streets Franklin.

Open Streets is a free event bringing together community groups and local businesses to temporarily close parts of Franklin Ave. to car traffic, opening it up for people walking, biking, rolling, and playing.

More than a street festival, Open Streets Minneapolis brings together local businesses, families, and neighbors to bike, walk, socialize, play, enjoy art and live performances, and shop in their communities in a car-free environment. 

Human trafficking

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a final rule that permanently bans drivers convicted of human trafficking from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for which a commercial driver’s license or a commercial learner’s permit is required. 

 “This is an important step in the Department-wide campaign to keep America’s roadways, railways, airways, and waterways from being used for human trafficking,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

Email your event submission to copydesk@alleynews.org.

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