Lyndale Harvest Festival scheduled for Aug. 10
The Youth Farm and Market Project’s (YFMP) annual Lyndale Harvest Festival is coming up Aug. 10 at 8 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 128 W. 33rd St.
The event features a free community meal, tours of the organization’s urban farms and performances by youth involved in YFMP.
For more information, check out YFMP’s website at youthfarm.net.
Obstacle Course Croquet
The East Calhoun Community Organization (ECCO) is holding an Obstacle Course Croquet Social on Aug. 11, 6–7:30 p.m., at Lake Calhoun near 33rd St. A potluck dinner will follow the game.
Ice cream social
The East Isles Residents Association (EIRA) holds its annual ice cream social for East Isles neighbors on Aug. 17, 6–9 p.m., at Joanne Levin Triangle Park, Irving Avenue and West 26th Street.
Alliance wants garbage burner impact studied
The Whittier Alliance Board of Directors passed a resolution July 28 calling on the City Council to require the operator of the Downtown garbage burner to complete an environmental impact statement before the council considers a request to increase its use.
Whittier Alliance Executive Director Marian Biehn said the Whittier and Stevens Square neighborhoods in Southwest were among several “hot spots” impacted by emissions from the Hennepin Energy Recovery Center (HERC), which burns about 1,000 pounds of trash daily. HERC operator Covanta is expected to request a conditional use permit to increase the burner’s capacity again later this year after a request in 2009 was rejected.
Biehn said an environmental impact statement would outline the potential health and environmental impacts of increased use in greater detail than the environmental assessment worksheet Covanta already provided the City.
The festival on Aug. 20, 5–9 p.m., will feature a silent auction, music, movies, games and food provided by Bobby & Steve’s. The event is at Windom Spanish Dual Immersion School, 5843 Wentworth Ave. S.
Southwest neighborhood group meeting times
Armatage Neighborhood Association (ANA): Board meets 3rd Tuesday monthly at Armatage Park, 57th & Russell.
Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Association (BMNA): Board meets 2nd Wednesday monthly at Bryn Mawr School, 252 Upton Ave. S.
Calhoun Area Residents Action Group (CARAG) meeting: Board meets 3rd Tuesday monthly at Bryant Square Park, 3101 Bryant Ave. S.
Cedar-Isles-Dean Neighborhood Association (CIDNA) meeting: Board meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Jones-Harrison Residence, 3700 Cedar Lake Ave.
East Calhoun Community Organization (ECCO): Board meets 1st Thursday monthly at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave. S.
East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association (EHFNA): Board meets 1st Wednesday monthly at Walker Methodist, 3737 Bryant Ave. S. (Health Service door)
East Isles Residents Association (EIRA): Board meets 1st Tuesday monthly at Grace-Trinity Community Church, 1430 W. 28th St.
Fulton Neighborhood Association (FNA): Board meets 2nd Wednesday monthly at Pershing Park, 3523 W. 48th St.
Kenny Neighborhood Association (KNA): Board meets 3rd Tuesday monthly at Kenny Park Building, 1328 W. 58th St.
Kenwood Isles Area Association (KIAA): Board meets 1st Monday monthly at Kenwood Neighborhood Center, 2101 W. Franklin Ave.
Kingfield Neighborhood Association (KFNA): Board meets 2nd Wednesday monthly at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 41st & Nicollet.
Linden Hills Neighborhood Council (LHiNC): Board meets 1st Tuesday monthly at Linden Hills Park, 3100 W. 43rd St.
Lowry Hill Neighborhood Association (LHNA): Board meets 1st Tuesday monthly at Kenwood Neighborhood Center, 2101 W. Franklin Ave.
Lowry Hill East (Wedge): Board meets 3rd Wednesday monthly at Jefferson Elementary School, 1200 W. 26th St.
Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA): General membership meetings are on the 4th Monday monthly at Painter Park, 34th & Lyndale.
Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association (LYNAS): Board meets 2nd Thursday monthly at 6 p.m. at Lynnhurst Community Center, 50th & West Minnehaha Parkway.
Stevens Square Community Organization (SSCO): Board meets 3rd Thursday monthly at the Loring-Nicollet Community Center, 1925 Nicollet Ave. S.
Tangletown Neighborhood Association (TNA): Board meets 3rd Monday monthly at Fuller Park, 4800 Grand Ave.
West Calhoun Neighborhood Council: Board meets 2nd Tuesday monthly at The Bakken, 3537 Zenith Ave. S.
Whittier Alliance: Board meets 4th Thursday monthly at the Whittier Community School, 2620 Grand Ave.
Windom Community Council: Board meets 2nd Thursday monthly at Windom Community Center, 5821 Wentworth Ave.
For more information about Southwest neighborhood organizations, click on “Resources.”
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