Neighborhood beat…

Webber-Camden Neighborhood Association/Folwell Neighborhood Association
The Folwell Neighborhood Association is holding “In The Community” meetings to discuss about the RiverFIRST vision for Upper Riverfront parks. Meetings are 7-9pm Thursday July 28 at the Bottineau Park Recreation Center 2000 2nd St NE, and Thursday August 4 at Farview Park 2700 Lyndale Ave N. 
Penn Ave Closing
Penn Avenue from Dowling to 36th will be closed  July 25 – August 8.  Alternate routes will be Dowling and Lowry, east and west, and Lyndale or Fremont Avenues for north-south access.  37th between Penn and Queen Avenues will be excavated to receive an underground storage box.  When the installation is complete the street will be paved for auto traffic. 
The Minneapolis Police Department, 4th Precinct and Traffic Control will have added patrols to ensure that traffic on the side streets and 36th Avenue North is appropriate.

National Night Out
The Webber-Camden Board of Directors has approved $50.00 stipends for 20 block events; for NNO activities in Webber-Camden neighborhood. It is on a first come, first-served basis.  The event does have to be registered with the city and you will need to provide WCNO with your event registration number. Call 612.521.2100 for more information.

Breakfast with 4th Ward City Council Member Barbara Johnson
Council Member Johnson and Minneapolis Public Works staff will discuss 4th Ward Public Works projects: 49th Ave. resurfacing; 37th Ave. Greenway; tornado reconstruction; and Camden Bridge painting, 7:30-8:30am Tuesday, July 26 at the Lowry Café, 2207 Lowry Ave. N.

Cleveland Neighborhood Association
CNA  committees meet at Lucy Craft Laney School, 3301 Penn Ave N.  The CNA Crime and Safety Committee meets each first Monday of each month at 6:30pm; every second Monday of the month the Community Development Committee meets at 6:30pm.  Every second Thursday of the month the Events Committee meets at 6:30pm, and every third Monday the Board meeting takes place at 7:00pm.  For more information on meeting times and neighborhood events, contact Debbie Nelson at 612 588-1155 or visit

Youth Conference
The National Black Prosecutors Association Youth Conference is 1-5:30pm Thursday July 28 from at the Marriot City Center, 30 South 7th St., Minneapolis.
Jordan Area Community Council
JACC will host a Public Safety and Block Club Committee meeting Wednesday July 27 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm.  This meeting takes place every last Wednesday of the month at the JACC House 2009 James Ave N. 

Willard Homewood/ Near North
The Minneapolis Urban League will be hosting MUL Family Day Noon to 8pm Saturday August 27 2011 at 2100 Plymouth Ave.  The highlight will be the Arms Around The Northside program featuring performances by Marshall Thompson of the Chi-lites, Andre Cymone, J-Most, Ray Covington, Faith Udeh and other artists. 

Willard Homewood Organization
Each third Thursday of each month, Willard Homewood Organization meets 6-7:00pm at Northpoint Health and Wellness Center, 1315 Penn Ave N

Free Produce
9am – Noon Every other Friday at Northpoint Health and Wellness Center parking lot, 1315 Penn Ave. North  Dates: July 29; August 5 & 19; September 2, 16 & 30. For More Information: Call 612-767-9197.

Harrison Neighborhood Association
HNA housing committee meets 6:30-7:30pm Thursday August 4, at the HNA office, 503 Irving Ave N.  General board meetings is 7-8pm August 12.

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July 22, 2011
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