Church Events

    Ongoing – North City Church serves a Community Meal at 10:30 a.m. inside Webber Community Center during the school year.

    Ongoing Sundays – Corner Church meets at Corner Coffee every Sunday at 10 a.m. For info contact Pastor Rachel at 612-385-4486.

    Ongoing Thursdays and Saturdays – New Oil Christian Center Food Give-Away. Every Thurs. and Sat., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fresh food items, fruits, vegetable, dairy product, meat and non-perishable items. 4021 Thomas Ave. North. Use main entry on Thomas Ave.

    Ongoing – After School Tutoring at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Emerson and 29th Aves. Homework help and expert mathematician. 3-6 p.m. Tues. and Wed.; and 3-5 p.m. Mon. and Thurs. To enroll call 612-529-7726.

    Ongoing Wednesdays – Youth Club at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Emerson and 29th, 6:30 p.m. For grades 6-12.  Transportation available. To enroll, call 612-529-7726.

    Ongoing Tuesdays – Climate Change Action Committee at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 2901 Emerson Ave. N. meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

    Ongoing Sundays – North City Church is hosting weekly community dinners at Webber Park,   4300 Webber Parkway, at 5 p.m. The food is free and everyone is welcome around this big neighborhood table. In addition to the community meal, there is live music, stories, kids’ programming and friendly conversation. Contact: text only 612-439-7432, hello@ northcitychurchmpls.com or northcitychurchmpls.com for event details.

    Ongoing Sundays – Gethsemane Lutheran, 47th and Colfax, hosts a free community lunch every day from Sunday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. On the second and fourth Sundays of the month you are welcome to take a bag of groceries home with you. Info: 612-521-3575.

    Ongoing Tuesdays – Salem Lutheran, 4150 Dupont, hosts free community dinners, curbside pick-up begins at 6 p.m. Two meals per bag. Everyone welcome. Info: 612-521-3644.

Classes and Workshops

    Ongoing Wednesdays – TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) 6 p.m., Webber Park Center.

Community Events

    Thursday, 7/11 – LIVE on the Northside at Webber Park. Music begins 6 p.m. featuring Dr. Mambo’s Combo and DJ Curry FX Productions. Movie at dusk is The Color Purple. And mark your calendar for August 8 at Victory Park next to Loring Elementary: Music at 6 p.m., Papa Roof and the Soul Villains, and movie at dusk, A Wrinkle in Time.

    Tuesdays, 7/2-8/13 – Archery in the Parks at Folwell Park, 6-7 p.m. Come try out our new archery program. Instructors will determine student’s dominant eye, teach proper archer form, shot execution, and follow-through. Equipment is standardized to be safe, durable and universally fit any student. Come try out this new and fun activity! Age at least 9 yrs but less than 17 yrs.

    Saturday, 7/27 and 8/17 – Summer Birding at Kroening Nature Center, 9-10:30 a.m. Learn distinguishing characteristics of birds found in the park, including bird songs and calls, plumage  and behavior.

    Sunday, 7/14 – Improv in the Park! The Stevie Ray’s Comedy Troupe creates hilarious comedy based on ideas you call out from the audience. Free and family friendly. Bring a lawn chair, a picnic and be ready to laugh. 5-6 p.m. at Water Works Park. Info: stevierays.org or 952-500-9230.   

    Saturday, 7/20 – Folwell Neighborhood Garden Tour, 1-4 p.m. various homes/sites. Tour some of the awesome yards here in the neighborhood! Find the link to sign up, or just join the tour, at folwell.org.

    Saturday, 7/20 – Webber-Camden Neighborhood BBQ, 4-7 p.m. at Webber Park. Family fun with delicious food and live music. Savor the flavor of community camaraderie at our BBQ extravaganza! Indulge in mouthwatering delights, enjoy lively games, and create cherished memories.

    Ongoing summer – Introducing… The DREAM spot at The DREAM shop, 3701 Fremont. A program for youth aged 13-19, Thurs-Sat from 3-8 p.m. Activities, self-discovery and life skills. Find info at thedreamshop mpls.com or folwell.org.

    Ongoing – Camden Cycle’s Open Shop Mondays from 4-6 p.m. Fix your bike with the help of experts. 1420 Dowling Ave N. Info camdenbicycles.com.

    Ongoing third Thursdays – Northside Business Luncheons, noon-1 p.m. Held virtually via Zoom. Visit westbroadway. org to sign up for newsletter and event details.

    Ongoing MondaysAttention minority veterans, dependents and survivors! The Minority Veterans Program Coordinator and Outreach Specialist from the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs is available each Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Minneapolis Urban League to discuss your benefits, take claims and speak with you about other options that are available to you. To make an appointment call 612-970-5277or contact stanley.walton @va.gov. More info at va.gov or iris.va.gov.

    Monday-Friday — Northside Boxing Club. Free to ages 9–21. Training includes boxing drills, technique work, running and strength conditioning. Each session ends with a healthy meal. Hours 4–7:30 p.m. Gym is located at 1704 33rd Ave N. northsideboxing club.org.

    Ongoing – Boys to Men Club – activities and a chance to earn some money. Info: 612-470-1934,  Facebook, boys tomenclubminneapolis or boystomenmpls @gmail.com.

    Ongoing Wednesdays – Camden Lions meet the second Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Creekview Park, and the Club Social is the 4th Wednesday 6:30 p.m. at varying local food venues. Contact Jim Cain 612-521-1903 or Kevin Aldwaik 651-246-7701 for info or location.

    Ongoing – Minneapolis Police Activities League (PAL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing juvenile crime and violence by giving kids a safe place to play, positive role models, and creative activities to engage in—all for free. Visit minneapolispal.org or call 612-673-3447 for info on upcoming programs and schedules.

    Ongoing – Help save a life—donate blood. The Red Cross urges healthy, eligible donors to make an appointment to donate blood. All blood types are currently needed to help maintain diverse and sufficient blood supplies, especially types O negative, A negative and B negative. Visit redcrossblood. org or call 800-733-2767. Minneapolis Blood Donation Center 1201 W. River Parkway. Mondays and Tuesdays, noon-6 p.m.; Thursdays, 1-7 p.m.; Fridays, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

Libraries

    Wednesdays, 7/3, 7/110, 7/17, and 7/24 – Connect & Play, Webber Library, 10:30 a.m.-noon. For children of all ages and their caregivers. Connect with your child during this drop-in program exploring open-ended play opportunities.

    Saturdays, 7/6, and 7/20 – Family Storytime, Webber Library, 10:30-11 a.m. For children of all ages and their caregivers. Share books, stories, rhymes, music and movement.

    Thursday, 7/11 – Tabletop RPG One-Shot, Webber Library, 5 p.m. Similar to Dungeons and Dragons, but designed to be completed in one sitting, youth are invited to join a librarian for this fun and collaborative gaming experience. All supplies provided; all participants need to bring is their imagination.

    Friday, 7/12 – 3D Printing with TinkerCAD, Webber Library, 2-3:30 p.m. Entering grades 8-12. Use TinkerCAD to create your own personalized jewelry. From earrings to bracelets and even pendants, students will learn how to design their own unique jewelry creation that will make them stand out from the crowd. Collaborator: Make with Sam. Funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

    Friday, 7/12 – Coffee & Conversations, Webber Library, 10-11 a.m. Join library staff for relaxed conversation and games over coffee (provided).

    Thursday, 7/18 – Youth Beeswax Candle Making, Webber Library, 5 p.m. Youth can join a librarian to learn how to make hand-made candles using beeswax sheets. No experience required; all materials provided.

    Friday, 7/19 – Teen Anime & Fandom Club, Webber Library, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Teens grades 6-12 are invited to join us for games, crafts, and anime!

    Saturday, 7/20 – Metro Blooms Sustainable Landcare Workshop, Webber Library, noon-3 p.m. Ages 16 and up. Learn to identify native plants and weeds as part of this job training workshop. Includes training stipend and information about future workshops and job trainings.

    Thursday, 7/25 – Magic the Gathering, Webber Library, 5 p.m. Grades 5-12. Join library staff to learn and play the Magic the Gathering card game. No experience required; cards provided courtesy of the MagiKids non-profit organization.     

    Friday, 7/26 – Youth Gardening Workshop, Webber Library, 2 p.m. Join us for the second of three gardening programs focused on teaching youth about the joys of gardening and giving them first-hand experience with growing things. In this session, participants will learn about the parts of a plant and continue to care for the flowers they planted in the last session. Collaborator: Hennepin County Master Gardeners

    Wednesday, 7/31 – Heart & Soul Drum Academy Interactive Performance, Webber Library, 10:30 a.m. For all ages. Enjoy a Djembe hand drum performance and watch as drummers express their creativity in drum circles, then join the circle and jam with the group. Collaborator: Heart & Soul Drum Academy. Funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

    Youth Summer Programming: Monday-Thursday – STEM, Crafts, & Music, Webber Library, 1-3 p.m. Youth are invited to join library staff and partner organizations for a variety of activities related to STEM, crafting, and music, no experience required, and all materials provided    Tuesdays and Thursdays in June– Homework Help, Webber Library, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Free in-person tutoring for K-12 students. No Homework Help during MPS summer break.

    Ongoing – Northside libraries have free, drop-in, after-school K-12 homework help. Staff and volunteer tutors are available to aid students in all subjects, from daily homework assignments to long-term projects. North Regional Library, Monday and Tuesday 4-7 p.m. 1315 Lowry; Sumner Library, Monday and Thursday 4-7 p.m., 611 Van White Memorial Blvd; and Webber Library, Tuesday 4:30-7:30 p.m., 4440 Humboldt. Full system list and schedule of homework help libraries at hclib.org/programs/homework-help #tutors-at-the-library.

    Ongoing – Homework Help. Online resources and services. Students can get help from a tutor online (HelpNow), and find K-12 homework help resources at hclib.org/ homework. HelpNow is a comprehensive platform that includes resources for building academic skills and study habits, for writing assistance, and live help for language learners.

    Ongoing – Hennepin County Library continues to host many wonderful virtual programs for adults, youth and families. Check hclib.org for listings.

Parks

    June – 28 – Sign up now for the Farm-to-Table Neighborhood Day Camp at Folwell Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Full of fun including large group games, arts and active play. Unique activities that create camp magic. Campers will garden, fish and cook in this interactive program design to experience how our food gets to the table. For ages 8-14 yrs. Sign up at minnepolis parks.org.

    Sunday,  7/14 – Improv in the Park! The Stevie Ray’s Comedy Troupe creates hilarious comedy based on ideas you call out from the audience. Free and family friendly. Bring a lawn chair, a picnic and be ready to laugh. June 9, 5-6 p.m. Loring Park; July 14 5-6 p.m., Water Works Park. Info: stevierays.org or 952-500-9230.            

    Ongoing Mondays, thru 11/18 – Kempo Martial Arts, 6:30-8 p.m. Folwell Park. Come learn with Iniguez Kempo Ohana and learn Kempo martial arts technics, practical self-defense, physical conditioning and character development. Classes open to all experience levels. 9 yrs +.

    Thursday 7/18 – Aqua Rocket Explorers, Webber Park, 12:30-2 p.m. Budding engineers learn the essentials of rocket design, exploring concepts such as aerodynamics and stability while gaining hands-on understanding of how to construct their water bottle rockets. With safety at the forefront, instructors guide the pre-launch check and ensure a safe and exciting experience. For ages 8-12, $10; space limited, minneapolisparks.org #8117.   

    Ongoing – Get Fit for Life Women’s Workout Program, Folwell Park Gym. A high-intensity cardio class designed to help you burn calories, in a fun and welcoming space for everyone to get fit! Work on your Cardio along with working on your abs, hips, buns and thighs. Get fit for life is a class for everyone 18 yrs +. For days and times visit minneapolisparks.org/activities-events/health__fitness/.

    Ongoing Thursdays – Nite Owlz – Teen Night at Folwell Park for ages 13-18, 6-8:30 p.m.

    Ongoing weekdays- Open Gym Basketball for ages 10-18 at Folwell Park 3-5 p.m.

    Ongoing Saturdays – Open basketball for ages 55+ at Folwell Park, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Stop by for some fun and exercise.

    Ongoing Tuesday – Technology Tips for Older Adults at Creekview, 4-6 p.m. Ages 55+, free.

    Ongoing Fridays – Folwell Park Senior 500 card club. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Bauers, No Trump, Nula and Slam are some of the terms you’ll hear while playing 500. Meet friends and master this always exciting game! No partners needed to attend; pairings formed as individuals arrive.

    Ongoing – Family Obie Playtime. Free; Monday-Thursday 4-5:30 p.m.; Fridays 10:30 a.m.- noon. Obie combines innovation and entertainment by turning blank surfaces into virtual playgrounds. The floor instantly comes alive, engaging kids of all ages and keeping families coming back for more.

    Ongoing – Open Computer Lab at Webber Park. Take advantage of the Open Computer Lab to surf the web, type up a resume or search for a job. Open Monday-Thursday, 3-7 p.m.

    Ongoing (daily except Sun.) – Open Computer Lab. Folwell Park, 3-8 pm., free.

    Have a free event going on in our seven Camden neighborhoods? Send the info to ccn@tds.net.