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Summer is coming around the corner and time to start planning a nice and relaxing, but busy summer for your child/children. Painter Park is offering camps for Ages 3 – 6, 6 – 12 and 13 – 17. Stop down and grab a summer brochure to explore the possibilities or check them out online at www.minneapolisparks.org and click Painter Park under Recreation tab. Here is some information regarding summer camps.
Painter Park Morning Summer Camp (Kinder Kamp) *SINGLE DAY OPTIONS*
Last night more than 60 neighbors enjoyed dinner together at the Lyndale Community Dinner. Breakfast for Dinner was back by popular demand, so we enjoyed fresh-made french toast, breakfast potatoes, eggs and turkey bacon. The fruit and vegetables looked colorful and were sliced by community volunteers - like you! Food brings us together for all kinds of reasons. Some like to help and some are just plain hungry. Others love meeting new neighbors or loathe doing dishes. Whatever your reason, join the crowd on Wednesday nights.
Dinner is Served on Wednesdays 6:00pm at Zion Church (33rd & Pillsbury) Enter through the blue door on the north side of the building and head downstairs to the banquet room.
We have some new members of the Environment Committee at LNA! One of the ideas we're looking into is around access to good food in Lyndale. Please help LNA's Environment Committee gather information about your access to good food in the neighborhood by taking this short survey.
Thank you so much in advance! We'll base our next steps on your needs and desires around food availability in the neighborhood. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 612.824.9402 x 12 if you have any questions.
Sunday, May 5th at 12:00 pm
Let’s celebrate spring’s late (but welcome) arrival by blessing our bicycles! A brief blessing with bubbles, decorations, and prayers for safety will begin at noon near the blue door in the church parking lot. It’s a celebration for all ages with help from Alyssa Kohn of Minneapolis By Bike, our local bike expert. Bring your bike and your neighbors – see you at noon! Alyssa Kohn is the owner of a bike tourism business in Minneapolis. Learn more about her seasonal tours at www.minneapolisbybike.com.
Kids Lead Worship
Sunday, May 19th at 10:00 am
Between April 2 and May 11, 2013, 17 occupied residential and apartment burglaries occurred in the Fifth Precinct. 13 of them fit a trend.
An occupied burglary is when the suspect enters the home and a resident is present. Note that this is different than home invasions, which are when a suspect enters the home with the intention of robbing or harming the person inside. In these occupied burglaries, the majority of the residents were asleep and the suspects often did not go anywhere near them. In instances where the resident and suspect saw each other, the suspect fled.
Thanks to everyone who attended our Día del Niño event on Saturday, April 27th at Painter Park. By a stroke of luck that we don't always see organizing events, we finally had a beautiful day! The wonderful sunshine helped make sure we had a great celebration, and I feel good saying the event was a success. More than 200 community members came together to celebrate the neighborhood’s children.
In addition to the nice weather, there were a lot of other things that made this event so special. The music of Carlos Lumbi started the program, which was followed by a variety of delicious food not far behind.
I was having an interesting conversation at Dia del Nino about why people do or don’t get involved in the neighborhood. It was similar to many conversations I’ve had over the years with people about the how and why they got involved in the neighborhood.
Over the years I’ve heard a lot of different answers about how people started getting involved, for some people it was a public safety issue, for others it was a big project like the street lighting proposal, and for some it was because they wanted to get to know their neighbors better.
I’ve also had similar conversations with people I meet from Lyndale who don’t come to a lot of events or volunteer with LNA. As you can imagine these conversations are a bit different, but they might not be as different as you think.
When talking to Jon and Lisa Lewis, there are three themes that emerge and are present in just about every facet of their lives: music, art, and travel, with a special affinity for Paris. Art adorns the walls of their Lyndale home alongside photo albums and objects collected from their travels. All together the couple have been to over 20 countries and to every continent except Australia and Antarctica.
There is still time to nominate Lyndale community members for the Community Service Award! This annual award honors people who selflessly serve Lyndale in an effort to make it a better place. Anyone who has worked towards a safer, more vibrant, and sustainable community in the past 10 years is eligible, they do not need to be a current volunteer. And although we do really have the best Board in the City, Board Members and staff are ineligible for the award. LNA takes pride in the outstanding people in the community and looks forward to recognizing these special individuals at the Annual Meeting. Nominations are due by June 6th.
In theory, floral arrangements inspired by works of art sounds really interesting; in reality it’s not just interesting, it’s magnificent! Every Spring the Minneapolis Institute of Arts hosts its Art in Bloom event in which the museum drips with luscious flowers for four glorious days. Suits of armor made from leaves and “bleeding hearts”, ikebana arrangements mimicking the stance of a crane, a cardinal’s robe constructed of rose petals, and a tornado of flowers all were on view to delight.
Tuesday, May 286:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Join us at the May General Membership meeting to hear from Minneapolis Mayoral candidates Mark Andrew & Cam Winton, learn about the noise mitigation process for the I35W Access project, and Avenues for Youth. We will also be having a community vote on a request from Teen Challenge for a variance for expansion of services.
Tuesday, June 46:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Monthly Committee Meeting for the LNA Environment Committee. The Environment Committee meets on the first Tuesday of the Month.
Saturday, June 155:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Join us for one of the best Lyndale events of the year.
Friday, June 217:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Join fellow Lyndalians for an evening of board games and cocktails. Indulge your competitive self and have fun showing off your gaming skills. Just picture yourself tipping your head back in conquest, fancy intoxicant in hand. Sweet sweet victory.
2013 Lyndale Sponsors
Please take a moment to thank the following neighborhood businesses for sponsoring the Lyndale Neighborhood Association during 2013.
Amigo Service Center
3544 Lyndale Ave
3009 Nicollet Avenue
Zion Lutheran Church
128 West 33rd St.
Cooper & Reid, LLC The Low Cost Law Firm
825 Nicollet Ave
301 W Lake St
3335 Blaisdell Ave
Butter Bakery Cafe
3700 Nicollet Ave
Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W Lake St
Lake Wine and Spirits
404 W Lake Street
3510 Nicollet Ave
5462 Nicollet Ave
3501 Nicollet Avenue
Crema Cafe - The Home of Sonny's Ice Cream
3401 Lyndale Ave S
3244 Blaisdell Ave S # 7
Champion's Sports Bar & Grill
105 W Lake St.
26 Oak Grove Street
3416 Nicollet Ave
3447 Lyndale Ave
3043 Nicollet Ave
116 E 32nd St
State Farm Insurance
3430 Nicollet Avenue
Schatzlein Saddle Shop
413 W Lake St
Redeemer Health and Rehab Center
625 W 31st
3019 Lyndale Ave
TruStone Financial Credit Union
2817 Lyndale Ave