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News & Views of Phillips Since 1976
Wednesday June 12th 2024

Community Briefs

Free health care clinic

The free Phillips Neighborhood Clinic is open Mondays and Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. at St. Paul”'s Lutheran Church, 2742 15th Ave. S. Closed on holidays. The free, walk-in clinic is operated by University of Minnesota health professional students. 

All students are supervised by licensed doctors. No appointments or insurance is necessary. Spanish interpreters are available. For more information, call 612-724-1690 between 6-9 p.m.n on Mondays or Thursdays or visit

Upcoming speciality nights: 

– Feb. 4 and March 11: Audiology students and a licensed audiologist will provide hearing testing, management of hearing loss, and education about hearing protection

– March 18: Eye checks and free glasses

– April 11:  Mammograms, pelvic exams/cervical cancer screening, screenings for sexually transmitted diseases, birth control, and information about women”'s health.

”˜Grace”' at new museum

The Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery is located at 1256 Penn Ave. N. in THOR Companies”' new headquarters in Minneapolis, fourth floor. It operates Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1 to 5 p.m.; Thursdays, 1 to 7 p.m.; and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is free and open to the public.

“Unbreakable: Celebrating the Resilience of African Americans in Minnesota” has been extended through Summer 2019 due to its popularity. 

The “Grace” exhibit is also so popular that it has been extended through Feb. 28 during Black History Month. “Grace” tells the visual story of African American women wearing hats, often called church hats, which has cultural and spiritual significance in the African American community. The exhibit features photography by Phillips resident Walter Griffin and paintings by Beverly Tipton Hammond. The exhibit also includes a collection of hats provided by Kevin Henderson of Mr. H”'s hats.

For more information, visit

Really Really Free Market 

Attend the Really Really Free Market in the East Phillips Park building, 2399 S. 17th Ave. on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 1-3 p.m. Everything there is free: offer what you”'d like to give and take what you would like to receive. Just be prepared to take back anything you bring that no one else claims. Enjoy an afternoon in the gift economy.

Town hall 

meeting set

Senator Torres Ray, Representative Wagenius and  State Representative Jim Davnie will be sharing significant legislative initiatives moving forward.  during a town hall meeting on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 10-11:30 a.m. at Corcoran Park, 3334 20th Ave. S.

Community  Connections

The Neighborhood and Community Relations Department invites citizens to the 8th annual Community Connections Conference on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The conference is a free event meant to build connections and foster collaboration between communities, neighborhoods and government. The conference features interactive workshops, speakers, panel discussions, legal clinic, exhibit hall with over 100 vendors, and a delicious catered lunch. The theme of this year”'s conference is Together: Mobilizing for a Better Minneapolis. 

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