Seward Neighborhood Group

Seward History Committee Meeting

The next scheduled History Committee meeting will be held on Monday June 5, 2pm at Seward Neighborhood Group. 2323 E Franklin Av. 29th Ave.

Taste of Seward

Seward Neighborhood Group will hold its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 8th from 6-9 at Matthews Community Center. In addition to the traditional community potluck supper, silent auction, time to socialize, and Seward Spread Joy Fund announcement, SNG will report on the highlights of its 2015 program year. Elections for SNG’s Board of Directors will also be held. Mark your calendars now to save the date.

Everyone who lives, works, or owns property in Seward can become a member of SNG simply by signing up at the Annual Meeting. Although the organization always welcomes financial support, SNG membership is free. For more information about SNG, the Annual Meeting, or serving on the Board of Directors, contact Kerry Cashman at 612-338-6205 or kerry@sng.org.  

Community Development Committee Meeting April 9

photo by Liza Davitch

The next scheduled Community Development Committee meeting will be April 9, 7:00 pm at Matthews Center. 2318 29thAve. S. FFI, contact Doug Wise at doug@sng.org.

Interested in joining the SNG Board of Directors?

Seward Neighborhood Group currently has a seat on the Board of Directors to fill. Any Seward resident over the age of 18 who wishes to become more involved in the neighborhood is welcome to run for the Board. We would love anyone who has an interest in furthering SNG’s mission, which is to “Make Seward a better place to live, work and play”. Some specific skills we would love to see in a Board member, though not required are:

Experience any of the following:

  • Non-profit finance
  • Event planning
  • Fundraising
  • Communications and/or social media
  • Community engagement

The board meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7PM in Matthews Center.

To see a job description see our website here.

Please contact kerry@sng.org or call at 612-338-6205 ext 119 if you are interested.

Welna II’s Biggest Paint Sale of the Year

Super Sale March 20-25: Buy one gallon, get one free!

Unlike most stores, Welna II doesn’t require you to take your paint during the sale.  You can pay for it and then later, once you decide on the colors you like, they’ll mix it for you and you can pick up the paint then.

Want to paint outside?  The sale includes Clark + Kensington which makes an excellent outdoor paint for spring and summer projects.

Restorative Justice Fundraiser

You won’t want to miss this! Tickets on sale for Restorative Justice Fundraiser on March 23. Enjoy beer and wine tastings, jazz music, treats from local restaurants, and a silent auction.

Just $25 in advance and $30 at the door!

Tickets available Zipps Liquors (2618 E. Franklin) and on Eventbrite

SNG Board Meeting March 27

Join us for the SNG Board Meeting scheduled for March 27, 7:00 pm at Matthews Park Recreation Center, 2318 29th Ave S.

Community Development Committee Meeting March 12

The next scheduled Community Development Committee meeting will be March 12, 7:00 pm at Matthews Center. 2318 29thAve. S. FFI, contact Doug Wise at doug@sng.org.

Time for Ilhan Screening 2/21 at St. Anthony Main

If you haven’t yet seen the documentary, Time for Ilhan, you have another chance on Thursday, February 21. MPLS Madwomen is hosting a screening of the film at St. Anthony Main Theater.

Time for Ilhan, follows Ilhan Omar’s 2016 Minnesota House of Representatives campaign. The film was named an official selection of the 2018 Tribeca FIlm Festival, making it the first-ever Minnesota-made feature-length documentary selected to appear at Tribeca.

Stick around after the film for a Q&A with Shapiro who will discuss her career as a female director in a male-dominated industry and her experience on the road with Ilhan during her historic run for office.

Event details HERE.

Fireside Chat: History Book Discussion at Hennepin History Museum

Sunday, January 27, 2 – 4 p.m.

After seven years of writing and development, the Seward Neighborhood Group has a beautiful book about the history of their dynamic enclave in South Minneapolis. Profusely illustrated, the many chapters explore the community’s changing character, including its Scandinavian roots, railroad porters and working-class families, socialist agitators and community activists, and the arrival of immigrants from East Africa, to name a few. Dr. Richard Musser, part of the team of residents who contributed research and chapters, will show images and talk about the wide-ranging topics addressed in this book. Books will be available for purchase that day.

Tickets available: $5; $3 for seniors and students; free for Museum members.

SNG Board Meeting February 27

Join us for the SNG Board Meeting scheduled for February 27, 7:00 pm at Matthews Park Recreation Center, 2318 29th Ave S.

Community Development Committee Meeting February 12

The next scheduled Community Development Committee meeting will be February 12, 7:00 pm at Matthews Center. 2318 29thAve. S. FFI, contact Doug Wise at doug@sng.org.