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Sunday May 19th 2024

South Minneapolis Housing Fair at New Location

By Margo Ashmore

Homeowners can get their home improvement questions answered and find ways to bring creative visions to reality at the South Minneapolis Housing Fair Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Note this year”'s new location:

2121 Lake Street

Minneapolis Sports Center behind the Midtown YWCA.

Near the Hiawatha Light Rail stop on Lake Street, it”'s convenient by bus, walking, bike and car with parking in two lots.

The 19th is free to the public & provides useful local contractor connections and neighborhood-consumer resources for homeowners and prospective homeowners. Attendees chat with experts among the numerous carefully vetted exhibitors covering many aspects of home improvement.

10 a.m.-2 p.m portion of the 5 hour Fair will be a Hennepin Fix-It Clinic. It”'s an opportunity for consumers to bring non-functioning small household appliances to see if and how they can be brought back to life. Other fun features: Bird feeder building for kids of all ages, power tool door prizes, Ask an Expert and the Natedogs food truck.

Four special 30-minute presentations:

  • 11:00 a.m. Remodeling Your Home Through Social Media
  • Noon: Financing Home Improvements
  • 1:00 p.m. Front Door Feng Shui: Welcoming Opportunities
  • 2 p.m. Growing Monarch Habitat.

The South Minneapolis Housing Fair is produced to benefit all Minneapolis residents, by representatives of several neighborhood organizations, South High Community Education, and a dozen other corporate and institutional sponsors.

Info: Pick-up a program at neighborhood offices and South Minneapolis libraries. To volunteer during the fair or exhibit next year, contact Event Coordinator Margo Ashmore at MANAGER@HOUSINGFAIR.ORG or call 612-867-4874.

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