Celebration honors Quincy De’Shawn

A Celebration of Life honoring “Q-the Blacksmith”, Quincy De’Shawn Smith, Sr., and celebrating his birthday and exceptional life is scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2009 from 12 noon to 6 p.m., at the Seed Academy & Harvest Preparatory School located at 1300 Olson Memorial Highway in North Minneapolis. Smith died tragically on December 9, 2008. He would have been 25 on his birthday April 2nd.


KFAI Celebrates International Women’s Day

KFAI, Fresh Air Community Radio, celebrates International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8, 2009, as women from all around the Twin Cities take over the airwaves. You name it, there’s a program for it:  music, spoken word, the arts, public affairs, health, and even those Twilight vampires. Tune in at 90.3 FM Minneapolis, 106.7 FM…


Panel will discuss Civil Rights activism and the enduring legacies of individual action

Can one person make a difference for civil rights? A panel consisting of a 1960s “Freedom Rider,” community leaders who are longtime civil rights activists, and area teens will present “Civil Rights Then and Now:  Actions and Legacies,” a discussion of their experiences as champions of civil rights, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5 at Hennepin County Library – Brookdale, 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center. Admission is free.


Recycling calendars make it easy for you to help the environment

City of Minneapolis recycling customers should watch their mailboxes in late February for the City’s 2009 recycling calendar. The calendar will tell you what you can and can’t recycle through the City’s Solid Waste and Recycling service, and it will show all the dates in 2009 when you should put out your recycling. Recycling saves natural resources, energy and money, and it’s easy to recycle in Minneapolis.

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