In Our Community Events November 2019


Lake Street Bash

Ccelebrate Lake Street’s business community with drinks, food, and fun on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, 5-8 p.m. at the FIVE Event Center (2917 Bryant Ave. S.) Enjoy a variety of local beer, wine, aguas frescas, a silent auction, games, and good company with other corridor stakeholders.The Lake Street Council engages, serves, and advocates for the Lake Street business community in Minneapolis to ensure the vitality and prosperity of the commercial corridor. The funds raised at this event help the council continue its work supporting and advocating for Lake Street businesses. Tickets are $25.

Spoken Spirit

Stop by MIGIZI (3017 27th Ave. S.) Fridays from Nov. 1 to Dec. 13 to be engaged in musical and artistic career pathways. Jamela Pettiford and James G. Everest will be leading attendees with their years of expertise and wisdom in spoken word, music, dance and performance from 4-6 p.m.

ReUSE conference

ReUSE Minnesota is hosting the first ever regional reuse conference, ReUSEMN19, on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 at the Humphrey School Conference Center at the University of Minnesota. Featuring local experts, business owners and community members in the reuse, repair and rental sector the conference attendees will learn ways to integrate reuse, rental and repair into their business, life and community. Register online at

Events at Epworth

Epworth’s Cabin Fever returns on Nov. 6 and continues every Wednesday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free space for toddlers to pre-school to play with other kids. Toys, crafts, and snacks provided. Coffee and conversation for adults. Epworth UMC will hold its annual Holiday Shopping Boutique on Friday, Nov. 22 from noon-3 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at 3207 37th Ave. S. Decorations, handmade gifts, and baked goods will help you get started for the holiday season. And don't forget to check out Grandma's Attic for some unique items from times past. Epworth’s Annual Advent Workshop on Dec. 1, 2019 offers a free lunch at 12:30 p.m., workshop at 1 p.m. Have fun making holiday gifts and decorations for family and friends. The cost is a donation of non-perishable food items for the Minnehaha Food Shelf or donations of hats, gloves, mittens, or scarves for the Epworth Mitten Tree. The Mitten Tree benefits the children at local schools. Epworth UMC is located at 3207 37th Ave S. Contact us at 612-722-0232or for more info.

I35 bus study sessions

To inform bus service planning in the I-35W corridor, Metro Transit asks for community input on how to best serve the region. When the METRO Orange Line opens in 2021, it will provide fast, frequent, and all-day service to connect Minneapolis, Richfield, Bloomington, and Burnsville. It will also connect and impact other transit lines in nearby cities like Edina. Routes in this study include: 4, 515, 558, and 18. When the Orange Line opens, it will replace Route 535. Upcoming sessions include: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 4-6 p.m. Woodlake Nature Center (6710 Lake Shore Dr. S., Richfield), served by Routes 4, 515, 558; and Thursday, Nov. 7, 4-6 p.m., MLK Recreation Center (4055 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis), served by Route 18.

'Peer Gynt' at Roosevelt High

See Roosevelt HIgh School (4029 28th Ave. S.) Theatre presentation of "Peer Gynt" on Thursday, Nov. 14, Friday, Nov. 15 andSaturday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. The play, directed by Ryan Underbakke in the dynamic theater style, chronicles Peer's journey to discover the meaning of his life. On the way, he encounters exciting and enigmatic characters, becoming a prophet, a goblin king and a businessman as he makes his way through forests, deserts and shipwrecked oceans and into his own sanity. Donations accepted at the door; all are welcome.

Lake Hiawatha art

The Lake Hiawatha Project will have an opening reception on Nov. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. at The White Page, 3400 Cedar Ave S. Everyone is welcome. There will be additional events from Nov 16-23.

Pancake breakfast

Treat yourself to a Pancake Breakfast Sunday, Nov. 17, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the Fellowship Hall. Pancakes, organic homemade blueberry sauce and pork sausage link, real maple syrup and good coffee. Gluten-free options. A fundraising event for Scout Troop 1. Really good food for a really good cause. Minnehaha United Methodist Church, 3701 East 50th St, Minneapolis.

Open mic night

Attend community open mic night on Nov. 20, 6:30-8 p.m. at Community Healing Hub @ MCLC (4101 37th Ave. S.). It is free and open to the public. The event is family friendly, so please be aware of this while selecting material. Doors will open and signup will begin at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m. There are 12 spots available that allows for 8 minutes of performance for each act. First come, first served for the sign up. Donations will be collected for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services. For more information, email

Crafternoon Nov. 23

Do you want to make some personalized greetings to share with family and friends? Attend Crafternoon to focus on paper crafts and card making Nov. 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Community Healing Hub @ MCLC (4101 37th Ave. S.. There will be a break for a soup and salad lunch that will be provided. Bring a topping to contribute to the salad bar. There is no charge or fee to come attend, but please do register so there are enough supplies for everyone. For more information, email


Sing-a-long with "The Sound of Music" at the Riverview Theater Nov. 29-Dec. 1 and Dec. 7-8, 3 p.m. General admission is $12, $7.50 for children and seniors. Advance tickets online at

Winter makers market Dec. 8

Venn Brewing and West of the Rail Business Association (a program of SENA) are co-hosting a winter makers market on Sunday Dec. 8 from noon to 4 p.m. at Venn. Interested makers please email asap as space if filling up quickly.

Me La Amargates Tú

Mount Olive Music and Fine Arts presents a concert combining and contrasting Sephardic Romances with Spanish Romances by one of the leading Sephardic music ensembles in the world, Me La Amargates Tú. The event takes place at 4 p.m., on Sunday, Nov. 17, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 3045 Chicago Avenue S., Minneapolis. This event is free and open to the public; a free-will offering may be received to support the Music and Fine Arts program. More at

Cajun Dance Party fundraiser Nov. 2

The 10th Annual Cajun Dance Party for the John Hugelen Cajun Music Scholarship is happening on Saturday, Nov. 2. The evening features a bargain-filled silent auction, social hour and an acoustic Cajun jam at 6 p.m. Admission is a suggested donation of $20, with a free gumbo dinner. All proceeds go towards scholarships at music camps offering intensive Cajun music learning experiences with the best Cajun and Creole musicians alive. Event is at the Eagles Club #34, 2507 E. 25th St. in Minneapolis, Nov. 2, 2019, 6-11 p.m.

'Risking Light' at Riverview

See Risking Light, a thought-provoking documentary that explores resilience, and the painful process of moving from grief to compassion and forgiveness., at the Riverview Theater on Saturday, Nov. 19, 7-9 p.m. Pre-show will be a restorative justice resource fair in the lobby Post-show will be remarks by Mary Johnson, from Minneapolis, whose story of meeting and forgiving the man who murdered her son is featured in the film. The event is hosted by Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice with support from Birchwood. Risking Light won Best of Fest at 2018 Mpls St. Paul International Film Fest.

'Life and Adventures of Santa Claus'

Classics Lost ‘n’ Found Theater Company is pleased to announce its 2019 holiday production, "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus" by L. Frank Baum. Adapted and directed by Steven LaVigne, the production will be performed Dec. 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 7 p.m., with a matinee on Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. The performances will be at Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church on 17th Ave. and 46th St. in South Minneapolis, two blocks off Bloomington Ave. (Unfortunately, this space is not handicapped accessible). It’s in the south Minneapolis Nokomis neighborhood. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus is unlike any story of Santa Claus ever presented. In the Forest of Burzee, Ak, the Woodman to the World and Queen Zurline welcome an abandoned child, to be raised by a Necile, a Nymph. He’s named Claus, and as he grows older he learns to respect nature as he learns how to honor the children of the world, so the legend begins. The play examines such traditions as the Christmas tree, the story of the reindeer, stocking hung by the chimney and much more.

Events at Faith Church

Faith Lutheran, 3430 East 51st Street, will host its 34th Annual Christkindlmarkt (Holiday Bazaar), on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Blind Ministry Outreach will meet on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 12-2 p.m. Lunch is served at 12 pm followed by devotions and fellowship. Faith Lutheran hosts two NA Groups - Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and Fridays at 7 p.m. Nokomis Healthy Seniors sponsors an exercise class for Seniors every Monday morning at 10 a.m. Becky Beeskow is the instructor. A book club meets the first Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. Worship at Faith Lutheran, on Thanksgiving Eve at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

Aebleskive Breakfast

Every year St. Peder's Evangelical Lutheran Church (4600 E 42nd St.) cooks up little balls of delight, called Aebleskives. for the masses. Dine on these delicious Danish donuts served with homemade strawberry sauce on Nov. 10. Free will offering, all are welcome. One seating at 10 am.

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