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Transition Longfellow plans Movie Night, Parent Group in Sept.

Posted on 27 August 2018 by calvin

The volunteers with Transition Longfellow create opportunities for South Minneapolis neighbors to get to know one another while also learning how to live more sustainably and prepare for changes ahead. Visit for more details on these and other activities.

Transition Parents & Kids Play Group meets Sat., Sept. 1, 10am-noon, at Longfellow Park, 3435 36th Ave. S. Join with other parents who are concerned about raising resilient kids, living a sustainable, less consumer-oriented, low-waste family life. Share conversation, resources, and ideas. In September, the group will be visiting a farmers market or a farm to learn about sustainable food production.

The Book Group meets Thurs., Sept. 13, 6:30pm, at Moon Palace Books (3032 Minnehaha Ave.) to discuss “The End We Start From,” by Megan Hunter. In this short novel, the reader is taken along on the journey of so many refugees fleeing flood, fire or civil unrest. The mother telling this tale of escape from a London now underwater is making the dangerous trip with a newborn. The author has done a masterful job of capturing the laser focus of a new parent and the search for safety amidst uncertainty experienced by so many refugees. A quick and compelling read. (This book is newly available in paperback on Sept 1; Moon Palace will have copies available.)

Movie Night is scheduled for Fri., Sept. 21, with a potluck at 6:30, and a movie at 7-9pm at Minnehaha Communion Lutheran Church, 4101 37th Ave. S. Share a potluck meal, then watch the documentary “Joanna Macy and the Great Turning.” Macy shares her understanding of these times we live in, when everything we treasure seems to be at risk. This is not a film about despair, but about the opportunity we have to come alive to our truest power and participate in the Great Turning, the third major revolution of human existence, after the agricultural and industrial revolutions. The good news is: that’s what’s happening all around the world. “Arguably the greatest interview of our time with one the wisest women of our time. Heartbreakingly inspiring, practical and transcendental, transformative words that Joanna Macy has conjoined so beautifully in her life and work,” Paul Hawken, author of “DrawDown.” Donation accepted.

Each Friday, Transition Longfellow sends out a Step-by-Step Preparedness Email with actions you can take that week to become more prepared for extreme weather. Sign up for the series at the website,, where you can also find past emails.

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