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Linden Hills Neighborhood
E-Newsletter
April 15, 2015
In This Issue
Little Homes Tour
Help Sav e a
Neighborhood Landmark
April 16 F undraising
Deadline
Sav e the Date Linden Hills
F estiv al May 17
Neighborhood Garage
Sales May 16
Earth Month Ev ents at the
Co-op
Streetcars Roll Again
F riends of Roberts Bird
Sanctuary Volunteer
Party
Colleen Kruse and Karen
Vieno Paurus in Linden
Hills
Garlic Mustard Pulls
Home Energy Audits $35
Tech Help Needed
Spring Community
Little Homes Tour~Seeking
Distinctive Linden Hills Homes Submit your
home for the
tour now.
We are seeking
distinctive homes
under 2,000 square
feet between main
and upper floors
combined for the
Linden Hills Little Homes Tour, to take place
Saturday, June 20 from noon to 5:00 p.m. Visit
our website for more information.
The goal of the tour is to highlight small houses
that exemplify gracious living while preserving the
character and charm of Linden Hills.
Please contact us now at [email protected] if
you are interested. Deadline for Submissions is
Cleanup Day May 2
Wednesday, April 15.
Street Sweeping & Yard
Waste Collection Begins
Help Save a Neighborhood Landmark
April 16 Deadline for Fundraising Campaign Join the cause of saving
one of Minneapolis' few
remaining examples of
Classical Revival
architecture, and a
neighborhood treasure.
Help to stabilize the
building's north facade.
Please support the Lake
Harriet Spiritual
Community's efforts to
restore this important
building, now listed on the
National Register of Historic Places.
A Kickstarter campaign is underway to spread the word and raise funding
for this critical work. Visit the project webpage to watch a video on the
history of the building and to learn about the restoration efforts.
The fundraising campaign wraps up on Thursday, April 16 and the
effort is well short of its fundraising goal. Please help, if you can.
Questions can be directed to [email protected]
Save the Date for the Linden Hills Festival Sunday, May 17, 11a.m. to 5p.m.
Linden Hills Park
Mark your calendars for the annual Festival at the
park. Plan to join your neighbors for the day where
you can enjoy live music, a terrific silent auction, the
eclectic art fair and marketplace, fabulous food, pony
rides, bounce houses and games for the kids!
Can you help?
Volunteering at the Festival is a great way to
meet people in the neighborhood. Sign up now to secure your
preferred volunteer shift, scooping ice cream, selling tickets, helping at
the silent auction, or helping the food folks. We love our volunteers!
Click here and register to secure booth space on the Festival grounds
for the art fair & marketplace.
Donate books for the used book sale now through May 15 at the
Linden Hills Coop, 3815 Sunnyside Ave. or Creative Kidstuff, 4313
Upton Ave. S.
If you can donate an item for the Silent Auction, please submit
information here.
Since 1975, the Festival is the one fundraising event of the year for the
Linden Hills Neighborhood Council. Proceeds help us support our community
with grants to local organizations and student scholarships; funding for new
trees at the park and other improvements, and the printing of the Linden
Hills Line newsletter.
Annual Neighborhood Garage Sales are May 16
Back by popular demand, the Linden Hills neighborhood garage sales are
scheduled for Saturday, May 16.
Register your sale to be listed on the widely distributed garage sale map and
get a FUN lawn sign. We advertise the sales in the Star Tribune and
Southwest Journal.
Earth Month Events Continue at the Co-op Workshops are hosted by the Linden Hills Co-op's
Climate Action Team
Thursday, April 16: Multimodal
Transportation Systems:
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Kick the tires of a Tesla and other electric
vehicles, find out what it takes to be a bicycle
commuter, and get other tips about
alternative transportation opportunities.
Learn about our Bicycle Benefits program and
more at this interactive and informative
workshop.
Wednesday, April 22: Earth Day Webcast "Climate Urgency & How
Heartland Farmers and Businesses Can Take the Lead"
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day with a live lecture webcast from Iowa State University
featuring Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist and a climate change
evangelist.
Thursday, April 30: Protect Our Pollinators
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Concerned about pollinators, local, organic food sources and how to
manage the extreme rain events that are more frequent in recent years?
Join gardening experts and Master Water Stewards to talk about your yard
and garden as solutions for growing food, managing storm water, and
sequestering excess carbon, while attracting pollinators.
Workshops are FREE and take place at the Linden Hills Co-op, 3815
Sunnyside Ave.
Streetcars Roll Again The Como-Harriet Streetcar Line begins its 44th year in Linden Hills on May
2. Streetcars run from 12:30 to 8:30
p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Weekday
service begins Friday, May 22. Find the
complete schedule at TrolleyRide.org.
Moms ride free on Mothers' Day
Sunday, May 10.
Think it would be fun to operate a trolley?
Training is just getting started. Or maybe you'd like to spend a few hours
each month as a Station Agent. Contact Rod at 763-576-0608 for
information.
Friends of Roberts Bird Sanctuary Volunteer
Appreciation Party The Friends of Roberts Bird Sanctuary are throwing a party to say THANK
YOU to all of the wonderful volunteers who helped last year, and to meet
those who plan on getting involved this year. Join
the meet and greet at Sisyphus Brewing
Company.
Saturday, April 18, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Sisyphus Brewing Company
712 Ontario Ave. W #100, Minneapolis
Stop by and say hello, have a beer, nosh on some food and talk garlic
mustard and buckthorn. Food will be provided. Join the discussion of plans
for summer within the sanctuary and events that will be happening outside
the sanctuary.
Colleen Kruse and Karen Vieno Paurus
in Linden Hills
Friday, May 29, 7:00 p.m.
Linden Hills Power & Light, 2720 W. 43rd St.
Colleen
Linden Hills Power & Light will host comic
story teller Colleen Kruse and singer/songwriter Karen Vieno
Paurus for a night of True Stories and Truer Songs.
Save the date and buy your tickets here for what is sure to
be a funny, feel-good event here in the neighborhood!
Karen
Garlic Mustard Pulls at William Berry Woods and
Roberts Bird Sanctuary Garlic Mustard Pulls in William Berry Woods:
- Wednesday, May 27, 5 to 7 p.m.
- Saturday May 30, 10 a.m. to noon
- Saturday June 13, noon to 2 p.m.
Garlic Mustard Pulls in Roberts Bird Sanctuary:
- Wednesdays, May 6, 13 and 20 from 5 to 7 p.m.
- Sundays, May 24 and June 7 from 1 to 3 p.m.
If you would like more information, please contact [email protected]
Home Energy Audits Still Available for $35!
The Home Energy Squad can help you make wise decisions about
improving the energy efficiency of your
home.
Thanks to funding from the LHiNC Environment &
Sustainability Committee, Linden Hills residents
pay only $35 for this service. Residents in other
neighborhoods pay $70.
Make an appointment for a Home Energy Audit, get a quick assessment of
your home's energy efficiency, and have a variety of efficiency-boosting
products installed on the spot, including light bulbs, a programmable
thermostat, water efficient shower heads, and weather stripping, so you
can begin saving money and energy right away.
To make an appointment and learn more information, visit:
www.mncee.org/hes-mpls or call Beth at 612-335-5874.
Tech Help Needed
If you have the skills and are willing to donate a small bit of time we
would be very grateful!
LHiNC is looking for some volunteer help in the following areas:
Wordpress help: We know the basics, but would love ongoing help with
some of the more technical (but not too complicated) issues. 2-3
hours/month. (THANK YOU Dan Wick for 2+ fantastic years!)
Creative help for a high-quality flyer: We supply the images and text;
you help us create a fabulous flyer for a neighborhood event!
Google map expert: Can you help us create a cute map of the
neighborhood garage sale locations! Please?
Contact [email protected] to help. Thank you!
Spring Community Cleanup Day May 2
Please join the Southwest Community Education Advisory Council and
students from Southwest High School in a one-morning effort to help clean
up around the community.
Meet at Southwest High School at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 2 for
juice, coffee, and rolls. The clean-up will run from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The
cleanup will concentrate around the school and the shorelines along
Minnehaha Creek, Lake Harriet, and Lake Calhoun (bus transportation will
be provided to and from the school).
A gourmet picnic lunch will be provided for everyone back at
school! This project is being sponsored by the Southwest Community
Education Advisory Council and the Southwest Green Team. If you wish to
participate in the clean-up, contact Tom Neiman at 612-668-3100 or
[email protected]
Spring Street Sweeping & Yard Waste Collection
Begins this Week
Street sweeping begins April 14. Watch for temporary "No Parking"
signs to avoid a ticket and a tow. Parking will be banned from 7:00 a.m.
until 4:30 p.m. on the day a street is swept. "No Parking" signs will be
posted at least 24 hours in advance. The street sweeping schedule is
available here.
Please do not push leaves, grass clippings, or other debris into City streets it's bad for our lakes and waterways and it's against the law.
Yard waste collection begins this week. Place yard waste out prepared to collection guidelines - on your weekly garbage collection
day. For more information please visit this page.
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