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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*
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.
LNA is excited to announce that this summer we will be partnering with Project Footsteps, a local Minneapolis organization whose mission is to “inspire, empower, and prepare youth and communities to be change agents, social leaders, and volunteers.”
Project Footsteps will be working with youth and families in LYndale to develop activities or events for long-term engagement of families with each other and the neighborhood. The first phase of the project is research: Project Footsteps will be out in the neighborhood talking with families about the spaces and activities in which they are already participate. Shortly after, we will pull together groups of families and children to plan and design a long-term plan to engage families in a meaningful way.
Winter programs start Monday, January 7. Winter brochures are available at the park and you can go online at www.minneapolisparks.org to check out the programs being offered at Painter or to sign up as well.
We will still be offering Preschool Monday – Friday 9am – 12pm and lunch bunch Monday – Thursday 12pm – 130pm. Age are 3 – 5 and must be potty trained (can discuss age range for certain situations). Floor hockey (Tuesday) and dodge ball (Thursday) will be coming back for the winter season. Family movie night will be taking place every other Friday starting on Friday, January 18 at 6pm. Family movie night will be showing a newer release kids/family movie with free popcorn and juice.
Clases de futbol del invierno para edades 4-10 empezarán el 5 de enero y durarán hasta el 23 de febrero. Están aceptando inscripciones ahora en el área de Servicios de Miembros al YMCA Blaisdell o se puede inscribir online por el sitio del YMCA Blaisdell en la sección de Youth Classes.
Noche que los Padres salgan
Dejan sus niños al Y mientras disfrutan una noche sin hijos.
19 de enero 5-8pm – llámenos o venga y regístrese
Fiestas de Cumpleaños
YMCA Blaisdell ofrece fiestas de cumpleaños. Edades 4-12 visita nuestra pagina web para más detalles o habla con David Ziember al (612)821-2962.
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The Hosmer Music and Dance from Around the World Series is pleased to announce our fall concert schedule. All concerts are free of charge and held at the Hosmer Library, 347 E 36th St. on Saturdays at 2:00 pm. The Hosmer Concert Series is a partnership between LNA, Hosmer Library and KFAI Radio. For more information, contact Roy Woodstrom at (952) 847-2900.
This year’s Fish Fest will take place on Saturday, June 16th from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. As always, the festivities will take place on 33rd Street between Garfi eld & Harriet Avenues – right in front of the Garfield Aquarium building.
This year’s Fish Fest will feature Hot Club of Minneapolis, which will be a new musical act for the event. Hot Club of Minneapolis plays gypsy jazz and ws recently featured as a part of the Hosmer Music Series. El Meson’s famous Fish Tacos will be back. To help round out the meal, we are also asking people to bring cornbread or a dessert to share.
Painter Park Summer Day Camp (Ages 6 to 12)
Painter Parkis bringing back summer day camp for kids 6 to 12 years old. Day camp will start on Monday, June 11 and run until Friday, Aug 10. The program will run Monday – Friday 12pm – 5pm. This is a great way to fill your child’s summer with activities that encourage their creativity, learn new things and help them stay active in a safe atmosphere. This 5 hour day camp will include: meeting new friends, playing games, taking weekly field trips, science experiments, arts and crafts, swim at local beach, play sports, cook and much more!!! Weekly field trips are included into the registration fee.
In 2012, four people will be elected to the Minneapolis School Board. There will be a change this year in how Minneapolis Board of Education members are elected, based on the outcome of a referendum passed in 2008. This year members will be elected in districts that coincide with Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board Districts, 2, 4, and 6, there will also be one at-large member elected. In the past all School Board Members were elected at-large.
Save the date! Saturday, April 28th 3:30 – 6:00 pm
At Painter Park (34th and Lyndale) Most countries around the world celebrate a Children’s Day, often preceding Mother’s or Father’s Day. In Guatemala they celebrate on October 1st, Ecuador celebrates on June 1st and in Mexico they celebrate on April 30th.
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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, Fish Fest, 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.
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That great month of June is upon us and the Fish Fest beckons. One of the highlights of the year, Fish Fest brings the community together in a flurry of fish tacos, good tunes, activities, and water balloons! We need help with all aspects of the event from set up to tear down, opportunities include: event and food set up, food/drink serving, activity stewards, water balloon fillers, booth sitters, money takers, and clean up stars. Contact Aryca to sign up for a shift (email@example.com or 612-824-9402 ext. 26). Let us come together and hold the best Fish Fest ever!