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Aug. 2018 NENA News: Minneapolis Monarch Festival volunteers needed

Posted on 23 July 2018 by calvin

For ten years the Minneapolis Monarch Festival – Festival de la Monarca has built a jubilant community celebration of art, culture, and the environment. This unique combination creates a magical opportunity for attendees, but also a rewarding opportunity for volunteers.

Join us as a volunteer at this year’s Monarch Festival and see for yourself. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Bilingual Spanish speakers are especially encouraged to volunteer. All volunteers receive an official Festival T-shirt as our way of saying thank you.

This year’s Monarch Festival will occur on Sat., Sept. 8 from 10am to 4pm. The Festival celebrates the monarch butterfly’s amazing 2,300-mile migration from Minnesota to Mexico with music, food, dance, hands-on art, and native plant sales.

The Festival will be held just east of the Lake Nokomis Community Center in the area bounded by E. Minnehaha Pkwy., Woodlawn Blvd., and E. Nokomis Pkwy.
Please sign up at http://monarchfestival.org/volunteer to be an important part of running the Minneapolis Monarch Festival.

NRP Plan Modification public notification
The NENA Board of Directors will be considering three updates to the Neighborhood Revitalization Plan (NRP) documents and voting at its July 26 meeting.
A 21-Day Public Notification period started on June 29. All residents, businesses and property owners in the four Nokomis East neighborhoods are encouraged to review the plan modification materials and contact NENA or attend the July Board meeting if you have any questions and comments.

July 2018 NRP Plan Modification
Fund Reallocations & Language Update

1. Nokomis East Utility Box Wrap Project, Requested Amount $4,500 from NRP Phase I, Housing 1.1.1
NENA will install utility box wraps in Nokomis East in partnership with the Nokomis East Business Association. NENA’s Housing, Commercial and Streetscape Committee will draft a Scope of Service for this project and present to the NENA Board for review and approval. The project will be allocated against Identify/Address Neighborhood Concerns strategy (Phase I, Safety and Crime Prevention 1.2.6).

2. Keewaydin Dancing Classrooms Project, Requested Amount $6,000 from NRP Phase I, Housing 1.1.1
The Lake Nokomis Community School–Keewaydin Campus partnered with Heart of Dance MN to offer the Dancing Classrooms project for fifth-grade students in the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 school years. NENA will fund 25 percent of the total cost of the project. See the Scope of Service from the Executive Committee for more information on the request and project. The project will be allocated against Identify/Address Neighborhood Concerns strategy (Phase I, People Services 2.1-3.6)

3. Keewaydin Dancing Classrooms Project
Plan Language Update for Identify/Address Neighborhood Concerns strategy (Phase I, People Services 2.1-3.6)

Current plan language: “The NENA neighborhoods want to create a space that encourages family interaction and enhances livability of the neighborhood community. NENA will provide partial funding to provide safe and updated playground equipment for the Keewaydin School playground.”

Proposed plan language: “The NENA neighborhoods want to create programs and spaces that encourage family interaction and enhances livability of the neighborhood community. NENA will provide partial funding to provide safe and updated playground equipment for the Keewaydin School playground and other programs at the Lake Nokomis Community School – Wenonah and Keewaydin campuses.

Questions? Please contact NENA’s Executive Director Becky Timm at 612-724-5652 or becky.timm@nokomiseast.org.

Nokomis Days
Enjoy a weekend full of fall fun at Nokomis Days! Join us the second week of September for the Minneapolis Monarch Festival on Sept. 8, Lake Nokomis Community Schools Fall Fundraiser later in the day on Sept. 8, and the Nokomis East Business Association Block Party on Sept. 9. More details are coming soon, so follow “Nokomis Days” on Facebook or check out the NENA website today to stay up to date.

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