February 17, 2017 eNews

February Meeting Agenda

  • Welcome
  • Quartely Safety Update
  • City Council Update
  • Park Update
  • Committee Updates
    • Community Engagement
      • Renter engagement
      • Washburn Tot Lot
      • Happy hour
      • Welcome bags
    • Safety Team
    • Green Team
    • Summer Festival
  • Coordinator Update
    • FixIt Loan update
    • Annual Meeting
    • Upcoming events: Sustainable Behavior 2/25; Gypsy Moth 3/1; Home Fair 3/25; City conference 4/1
  • Treasurer Report
  • Secretary Report – January minutes approved online
  • New Business
  • Adjourn

Please submit agenda items at least two days in advance.

Change in Happy Hour time!

March 6 • 7:00-9:00pm
Cafe Maude

We will we switching to hosting our neighborhood happy hours to the first Monday from 7:00-9:00pm at Cafe Maude. We hope more neighbors may be able to join us at this bi-monthly neighborhood gathering!

In March, we especially invite area block leaders to join us! We want to continue our discussions about ways we can support your efforts though events, programs and more.

Food provided by the Armatage Neighborhood Association • Cash bar

We’re here to help you use your refund to move from “getting by” to “getting ahead.”

We provide free tax preparation, financial services, and financial coaching. Most services are offered by volunteers who are passionate about helping you maximize your money. We provide:

If you’re ready to get started, find a tax clinic nearest you.

Home Stretch Workshop

February 18 • 9:00am-5:00pm

Smart, sustainable homeownership starts with solid information. Our Home Stretch course is an in-person, classroom-style workshops taught by experienced professionals. Get objective, practical information to make the best homeownership choices for you and your family.

Learn how to:

  • Determine your financial situation
  • Manage credit to make homeownership more affordable
  • Choose your best mortgage options
  • Select the right home for your family
  • Understand the loan closing process
  • Find down payment help, special loans for first-time homebuyers, and other offers
  • And more!

Receiving a homestretch certificate makes you eligible to receive numerous down payment and first-time homebuyer assistance funds and programs. The certificate is good for 12 months.

View the Facebook event

Register through Eventbrite (Enter code Neighborhood50 to save 50% on your registration!)

*This class does not satisfy the NeighborhoodLift education requirements, but DOES satisfy most other down payment assistance education requirements. Please check with your lender for more information*

RecQuest is back! New Community Advisory Committee meeting scheduled February 23

Join renewed push to plan next generation of rec centers in Minneapolis at Feb. 23 meeting

RecQuest is back! The third Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting is scheduled for 6-8 pm on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) headquarters, 2117 West River Road.

At the meeting, MPRB staff will give a project update, an overview of Phase 2 of RecQuest and propose tools and a timeline to get it done. All CAC meetings are open to the public and the MPRB encourages anyone interested in the future of Minneapolis recreation centers to attend and participate.

RecQuest Refresher

Minneapolis’ demographics are changing rapidly, making it more important than ever to ensure that the MPRB meets the needs of the city’s diverse stakeholders. Therefore, the MPRB is developing a plan – RecQuest – for the next generation of recreation centers in Minneapolis.

 The MPRB operates 49 year-round, neighborhood-based recreation centers, and leases two recreation centers to non-profit organizations. Most facilities were built in the 1960s and 1970s and are nearing the end of their useful life.

RecQuest will set the stage for the next 25-30 years of capital improvements at recreation centers. It will also tailor recreation center facilities and programs to meet the current and projected recreation needs of communities across the city.

Please read the RecQuest CAC Meeting #2 Summary or visit the RecQuest project page for more information.

RecQuest CAC Meeting #3

Date: Feb. 23, 2017
Time: 6-8 pm
Location: MPRB Headquarters
Address: 2117 West River Road
Topic: Project update, Phase 2 overview, proposed tools and timeline

Registration open for Adaptive Recreation Sports Sampler and Fast Pitch Softball Pitching Clinics from The Windmill Factory

Windmill Factory Pitching Clinics

The Windmill Factory is hosting five pitching clinics at Whittier Recreation Center, Feb. 18-March 18! This is a great opportunity to get a jump start on the softball season and warm up your arm with fantastic pitching instruction.

Athletes will be instructed in the Six Steps to Proper Windmill Mechanics and learn about:

  • Proper Windmill Mechanics
  • Ball Speed
  • Ball Placement
  • Breaking Pitches
  • Off-Speed Pitches
  • Mental and Physical Strategies
  • Injury Prevention

Clinic Details
Ages: 8-18
Cost: $70 (Minneapolis resident); $105 (non-resident)
Location: Whittier Rec Center, 425 W 26th St.
Dates: Feb. 18-March 18 (Saturdays)
Time: 2:30-3:30 pm

Adaptive Recreation Sports Sampler

Join our NEW interactive adaptive sports sampler! Learn a variety of sports skills through games, drills and activities designed for children of all ability levels.

Kids with various disabilities ages 6-12 years old will engage in a small group environment with trained staff to enhance their learning experience. Activities will be adapted to meet each child’s individual needs.

Activity Details
Ages: 6-12
Cost: $40 (Minneapolis resident); $60 (non-resident)
Location: Logan Recreation Center, 690 13th Ave. NE
Dates: March 16-April 13 (Thursdays)
Time: 5:30-6:15 pm
Location: Matthews Recreation Center, 2318 S 29th Ave.
Dates: March 14-April 11 (Tuesdays)
Time: 4:30-5:15 pm