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Events August ’22

Compiled by LINDSEY FENNER and JESSIE MERRIAM

Free Classes for the Phillips Community

Women’s Environmental Institute

Amador Hill Farm, Cambridge, MN

w-e-i.org

Through the classes available in August from Women’s Environmental Institute (at no cost if you live, work, play or pray in the Phillips Neighborhood of South Minneapolis) you can learn to grow peaches in cold climates, take a monthly herb walk in the woods with Heather Mashuga, learn methods of canning tomatoes and making salsa, or discover how to make elderberry syrup. This year there will also be several other classes offered in Phillips Neighborhood itself. Check w-e-i.org for more information.

Women’s Environmental Institute also offers an annual special event September 24-25: The Will Allen Farmer Training Weekend. Urban farmer, educator, and food-justice activist Will Allen returns to Women’s Environmental Institute for his 12th Annual Farmer Training Workshop. Over the years these workshops have covered such topics as creating healthy soil, building affordable hoop houses, mushroom growing, aquaponics, and growing microgreens. Each year Will convenes a supportive community of farmers, from experienced veterans to farming-curious dreamers. Will welcomes everyone. The experience includes healthy food, good conversations, question/answer sessions, hands-on farming projects, a little sweat, a little dirt, a Saturday night fireside chat with Will, and the blossoming of new friendships. Those who live, work, play or pray in the Phillips Neighborhood can be a part of this unique experience without charge and with mileage reimbursement.

“I find the classes offered at The Women’s Environmental Institute to be useful because they are taught by people who are knowledgeable in their fields and are eager to share that knowledge. The farm itself is a good site for those classes because it is a work-in-progress, it has all the challenges, problems, and opportunities that those seeking answers have.” — Steve Dreyer, Ventura Village

Powederhorn Art Fair

August 6 & 7

10 AM to 5 PM

The Fair will feature over 150 artists representing 20 art mediums. Exciting new attractions include an opening ceremony, immersive art installations, and a beer garden produced in partnership with Reverie Cafe + Bar and KRSM Radio.

Noojimo (She Heals)

All My Relations Arts

1414 East Franklin Avenue

Through September 17

Curator’s Talk with Hillary Kempenich: August 11, 6:30 pm

Noojimo (She Heals) celebrates the importance of Aunties in Indigenous spaces. In many Indigenous communities, the Auntie serves as an extra parental role – one who provides mental, physical, and spiritual support to younger relatives. Though faced with discrimination and patriarchy, women continue to be protectors of family, culture, and Aki (earth), taking on roles as caretakers, leaders, cultivators, mentors, mediators, and innovators.

Puppet Lab Festival

Open Eye Theatre

506 East 24th Street

Friday, August 12, 7:30pm

Saturday, August 13, 7:30pm

Sunday, August 14, 2:00pm

Friday, August 19, 7:30pm

Saturday, August 20, 7:30pm

Sunday, August 21, 2:00pm

Puppet Lab is a 6-month developmental laboratory program for emerging artists who are exploring the field of puppetry, culminating in a two-week festival. Four different shows will be presented. To learn more and get tickets, visit the Open Eye Theatre website: openeyetheatre.org/puppet-lab-performances.

Household hazardous waste collection event

Friday August 12 and Saturday August 13

9AM-3PM

South High School

(enter off 21st Ave. S)

3131 19th Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55407

Accepted from Households:

• Aerosols • Batteries – tape both terminals • CFLs and fluorescent lamps, and HID lamps (limit 25) • Drain, oven and other corrosive cleaners • Gas cylinders – specialty gases (oxygen, helium, etc.) less than 59 lbs.** • Liquid cosmetics • Mercury thermostats and thermometers • Paint, stain, varnish, solvents (limit three 5-gallon pails) • Pesticides • Petroleum adhesives • Pool chemical • Propane gas cylinders – less than 40 lbs** • Antifreeze • Auto paints • Gas, fluids (except oil), fuels (containers will not be returned) • Vehicle lead-acid batteries

Website: hennepin.us/collectionevents

Open Streets East Lake
Saturday, August 13th

11AM – 4:30PM
2nd Ave S to 22nd Ave S

The alley will be sharing a booth with the cemetery this year! Readers of all ages are welcome to come by and draw an alley cat friend for our old cat! We hope to include a new cat friend each month. We’d also love to talk about youth artist interviews, joining us as a copyeditor or events volunteer, and more!

Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery: Stop by and play old-fashioned games (prizes for all of the kids), take a self-guided Smartphone tour, and talk with volunteers

Wish Work Puppet Series: Puss in Boots

Saturday, August 13

1PM-2PM

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

2742 15th Ave S

Adapted from the classic fairy tale, Puss-in-Boots is about a trickster cat who uses her wits to outsmart a simple king and a wicked ogre. This puppet production of Puss-in-Boots is performed in a charming miniature proscenium toy theatre with 12” marionette puppets. Appropriate for the entire family, but best suited for ages 4-9.

Wish Work, a program of Hinterhands Puppet Company, is puppet theatre for young audiences focused on telling stories working toward making the world the way we wish it to be. Performances will be held monthly on Saturday afternoons from 1PM-2PM. Each month will have a new show with a suggested donation of $5-$10 per person. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

We wish to do the work of hammering the stardust of our world into the shape that is best for the young audiences our work is intended for, giving them the chance to shape the stardust they are given into their wishes in the future.

Tamales y Bicicletas Urban Garden

Community gatherings Wednesdays 6-8pm

August teen program 8/1-9/1, Mon-Thurs, 8:30am-12:30pm

2820 15th Ave S

  • Connect with gardeners and TyB volunteers on Wednesday evenings this summer. Help out in the garden or just come by to visit with us and learn about our work, the winter greenhouse trial season coming up, and more!
  • Summer program for teens! Ages 11-15 can learn about growing, preparing, and preserving food; environmental stewardship and food justice; field trips to BIPOC farms, and creative community expression through art and journaling projects! Open until capacity is reached, email community@tamalesybicicletas.org for more information.

Edible Boulevards

Cooking Classes coming up around Minneapolis:

  • August 13: Cooking Class with Kelly Shay hosted by Urban Ag. Initiative at 2526 W. Broadway Ave., 55411
  • September 10: Cooking Class with Natalia Mendez hosted by Tamales y Bicicletas at 2820 15th Ave. S., 55407
  • More this fall!

Power Tree Quilting and Community Safety Conversations

Facilitated by Million Artist Movement (MAM)

3 dates in August (follow on facebook/instagram/email community@tamalesybicicletas.org)

Little Earth Garden

Tamales y Bicicletas Jardin Urbano

MAM holds conversations around community safety and facilitates quilt square design to make collaborative expressions of radical imagination. All community voices are welcome! Snacks provided.

This project was made possible by the Minneapolis Public Safety Transformation Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation.

Poetry In Holy Ground

Poetry reading, with live music, at the historic Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery.

Saturday, September 17, 4 pm.

Free! Come and listen to local poets read about loss, remembrance and connection to ancestors. Live jazz music. Bring a chair or a blanket. Rain date September 24. For more information, contact Patrick Cabello Hansel at phcreate@gmail.com

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