ANA Community Meeting is Monday, July 9

Please join us for the next Audubon neighborhood community meeting on Monday, July 9, at 7 pm At Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, 1509 27th Ave NE.

All are welcome!  Hope to see you there.

4th Annual Audubon Farmers' Market Opens June 21

by Sarah Olson, Audubon Farmers’ Market Manager

For the fourth consecutive year, the Audubon Neighborhood Association(ANA) and Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church are excited to host the Audubon Mini Farmers’ Market. The market will be open Thursdays from 4-7pm, June 21st through September 27, 2012. It is located at the corner of 27th Ave NE & Johnson Street NE in GA’s overflow parking lot.

The main goal of mini markets is to provide locally grown, healthy foods to all communities within Minneapolis. Another goal is to educate,engage, and strengthen communities. The new partnership will further enhance this sense of community 

Hollywood Theater is ready and waiting for the right owner to restore its lustre

BY MARY TREACY

© 2012 Mary Treacy. Published May 27, 2012 in Twin Cities Daily Planet, used with permission.

Ask any Northeaster of a certain age and you’ll hear a story—a first date, the lush décor, the classic movie featuring the glamorous stars of another day. Ask a 21st century newcomer and you’ll hear a story of a rundown eyesore covered with tattered placards.  Ask a preservationist and you’ll learn just why the Hollywood is an architectural treasure of historic import.  There are clear differences of memory—and opinion—surrounding the Hollywood Theater, 2815 Johnson Northeast in Minneapolis.

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Become a Member of the Audubon Neighborhood!

To meet our contractual requirements with the City of Minneapolis, the Audubon Neighborhood Association is updating our membership records.

All residents and business owners in the Audubon neighborhood are eligible to become members. To do so, you must formally notify the association. Please notify us by emailing mail@audubonneighborhood.org with your name, address, and e-mail address.

Membership will enable you to vote at our annual meeting on October 1. At this meeting, we will elect officers and vote on a proposed change to the community by-laws. There will also be food and drink donated by neighborhood restaurants!

If you have any questions, please contact the association office at 612-788-8790 or at  e-mail mail@audubonneighborhood.org.

Thank you very much.

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March 2012 Community Meeting Minutes

Audubon Neighborhood Association

Minutes: Community Meeting—March 5, 2012

Attendance: Board members: Corri Sandwick, Nic Baker, Candace Baker, Sean Koebele, Kevin Kelly, Justin Kwong, Melanie Birke; invited guests Earl Pettiford (CPED) and Bill Buhlow ( GMHC); approximately 30 community members.

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The Woman Behind a Musical: Dudley Voigt

by Robin Sauerwein

"I have been making theater with kids pretty much since I was a teenager myself,” Dudley Voigt explained about her work here in the Twin Cities as both an artist and educator.

She arrived in the Twin Cities from Vermont in the early 1990s. Her interests fell primarily in the area of art and social change and she majored in theater at Macalester College. After graduating in 1994, Voigt worked as an intern and guest artist for four years at St. Paul Central’s Central Touring Theater with Jan Mandell. Mandell, a national leader, uses theater to empower urban youth, giving voice to a population whose experiences aren’t often represented in education.

Redistricting 2012: Public Input Requested

 

The 2012 Redistricting Group of the Minneapolis Charter Commission is seeking input on the 2012 redistricting process from anyone who might be interested in how wards and park districts will look for the 2013 elections. The charter specifically provides that neighborhood input will be solicited in this process and we want to ensure that you have an opportunity to participate.

Given the requirements of State statutes, the Redistricting Group has less than two months to complete the process for redistricting the City's 13 wards. There is a bit more time to complete park districts.

For information about the redistricting process, including timelines and the work of the 2012

Community Education Classes Begin January 23, 2012

Community Education at Northeast Middle School will offer its winter session of adult evening classes starting January 23, 2012.  Community Education offers a wide range of enriching classes and activities.

Here are a few highlights: 

  • Swimnastics (Water Aerobics) and Open Swimming, beginning January 24 
  • Adult Lap and Family Open Swims on Friday evenings, beginning January 27
  • Prenatal and Restorative Yoga classes
  • For adults with disabilities, we run a 4 week Saturday program featuring open swims and activities, beginning February 11
  • 4 hour Defensive Driving 55+ refresher class will be offered on Saturday, February 25

 For further information please go to MPS Community Education’s web site, www.mplscommunityed.comor call our office at 612-668-1515.

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