Seward Neighborhood Group

Friday and Saturday — May 17th and 18th from 9am to 5pm

The Map of the 75 Garage Sales is now available! For deal hunters and thrifters this event is a bonanza, and for those who know the joy of walking the neighborhood and meeting neighbors — this event is its own reward.

You can view the Garage Sale Map at sng.org, pull it up on your mobile phone, or access it from any device by visiting http://bit.ly/GarageSaleMap.

Download a printable Garage Sale Map and Complete List of Garage Sale Descriptions Here

Saturday boasts a few extra highlights! We recommend stopping by the May Makers Market at Pinwheel Arts on Saturday and the Riverbend Farm Organic Plant Sale hosted by Birchwood Cafe. In addition, the Seward Montessori Bike Shed will be open and selling freshly tuned adult and youth cycles!

For more information – please reach out to Sam Graf at sam@sng.org.

Community Development Committee Meeting June 11

The next scheduled Community Development Committee meeting will be June 11, 6:30 pm at Matthews Center. 2318 29thAve. S. FFI, contact Doug Wise at doug@sng.org.

Bike to Work Day – Friday, May 17th

Twin Cities Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 17th. Join folks from across the Twin Cities as they commute to work on two wheels! With pit stops across the metro, you can find goodies, snacks, & high-fives to start your day!

Birchwood Cafe will be hosting Bike to Work Day from 7:30-9:30am. Stop by the cafe on your way to work for complimentary Peace Coffee & mini pastries! Join your neighbors and Council Member Cam Gordon’s Policy Aide, Robin Garwood!

Don’t have a bike? Don’t despair! Birchwood Cafe has a Nice Ride Minnesota bike share kiosk right out front!

Map of city-wide pit-stops and freebies HERE.

Volunteers needed to plant trees on Hiawatha Avenue

Help beautify the Hiawatha corridor! Join Hennepin County foresters for a community tree planting to plant more than 100 trees along the bike path. The tree planting is Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to noon on Hiawatha Avenue between 38th Street and 46th Street. No experience is necessary. Hennepin County foresters will provide all the tools and instruction on how to plant trees. This is a family friendly event. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. RSVP to Shane DeGroy at shane.degroy@hennepin.us or 612-543-3697.

“A People’s History of the Seward Neighborhood” wins silver medal

To Fans of Seward History,

The History Committee of the Seward Neighborhood Group is pleased to announce that the book “A People’s History of the Seward Neighborhood” was nominated as one of the three best books in the 2019 Regional History category by the Midwest Independent Publishers. [http://mipa.org/midwest-book-awards/]

We were not the winner but we still got an award. A silver medal, not gold as it appears here, will be placed on all books sold from now on. We also got good comments from the judges. My favorite: “…Entire production brings the reader in and makes it hard to put down.” Thanks to everyone who helped to make it come together.

We are planning the usual Seward History Walks and several book selling events this summer and fall.

We will be selling the book at our table at the King’s Fair in early September.

-The History Committee

 

May 8 Community Iftar in Seward!

Join CAIR Mn, Masjid Rawdah, Bethany Lutheran Church, Augsburg University and the Seward Neighborhood Group Wednesday at 8:15 pm for a Community Iftar.

The Rawdah Community Center opens its doors to its neighbors who are interested in learning about and taking part in an Iftar, the evening meal that’s part of the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims.

Come at 8:15 if you would like to tour the Mosque or 8:30 to meet your neighbors and break the Ramadan fast at Sunset.

Location: 2426 E 26th ST. Minneapolis, MN 55406

See our Facebook event page here.

 

A People’s History is a Midwest Book Award Finalist!

A People’s History has been chosen as a finalist in the Regional History Category of the Midwest Book Award  this year.

The awards recognize quality in independent publishing in the Midwest. All books were copyrighted in 2018 and entered by publishers from MIPA’s 12-state Midwestern region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin). Winners will be announced on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the Midwest Book Awards Gala in Saint Paul. Congratulations to the editors  Wendy Epstein, Marilyn Matheny, and Rick Musser!

More information is available at the link below.
http://mipa.org/midwest-book-awards/

CTEP Open Door Learning Center Job Opportunity

Open Door Learning Center – Northside, a program of the Minnesota Literacy Council, is an Adult Basic Education Learning Center offering ESL, GED, math, computer, and citizenship classes based at the Sumner Library in North Minneapolis.

They are hiring for an AmeriCorps Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) member. CTEP members work to bridge the “digital divide” for new immigrants and low-income communities in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. They are looking for a CTEP to lead basic computer skills classes for adult students, and to provide one-on-one assistance to library patrons with computer skills, job searches and applications, and resume building.

To learn more or to apply, please visit https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=5112&fromSearch=true

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but priority will be given to those applications received by Friday 5/3/19. Any questions can be directed to Kat Aymeloglu, kaymeloglu@mnliteracy.org, (612) 377-5399.

SNG Board Meeting May 22

Join us for the SNG Board Meeting scheduled for May 22, 7:00 pm at Matthews Park Recreation Center, 2318 29th Ave S.

A Community Iftar Dinner

The Seward Neighborhood Group is delighted to partner with Masjid Rawdah to host a community Iftar Dinner on May 8th 2019.

Come at 8:15 if you would like to tour the Mosque or 8:30 to meet your neighbors and break the Ramadan fast at Sunset.

The Rawdah Community Center opens its doors to its neighbors who are interested in learning about and taking part in an Iftar, the evening meal that’s part of the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims.

Ramadan marks the time when the Koran was revealed to the prophet Mohammed. Considered the holiest time of the year in the Muslim calendar, it is set to begin on May 5th and conclude this year on June fourth this year.

Muslims believe it was during this month that God revealed the first verses of the Quran, Islam’s sacred text, to Mohammed, on a night known as “The Night of Power” (or Laylat al-Qadr in Arabic).

Location: 2426 26th Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55406

See our Facebook event page here.