ANA Annual Meeting & Board Elections
Tuesday, May 21
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Armatage Recreation Center
Join your neighbors for free pizza and donuts from Sleepy V’s at the Annual Meeting & Board Elections on May 21! The ANA is excited to hear from you and to share our work over the past year and all the great things we have in store for 2019, including a new Armatage Neighborhood Mini Grants program! Hear from Council Member Palmisano, weigh in on what’s happening in the neighborhood and elect our 2019-2020 Armatage Neighborhood Association Board.
Join the Armatage Neighborhood Association Board
Love our neighborhood and want to get more involved? Run for one of four open seats on the ANA board at the Annual Meeting on May 21. Elections are low stress and once elected, the time commitment for board members is usually 5-8 hours per month, which includes our monthly neighborhood meeting on the third Tuesday from 6:30-8:15pm.
If interested in running, please email our Coordinator, Lauren, at firstname.lastname@example.org with a short bio including why you would like to join the board. Still thinking about it? You are welcome to decide to run at the event, too! Renters are an important part of our neighborhood and are especially encouraged to run.
Apply for an Armatage Neighborhood Mini Grant!
How can we make our neighborhood a better place and engage our neighbors? If you have ideas and want to implement them, the ANA has just launched a new Armatage Neighborhood Mini Grants program. Grants are available for up to $1,000 and subject to the City requirements that prohibit spending on food or entertainment. Get all your questions answered at armatage.org/programs/mini-grants or at our Annual Meeting on May 21.
The deadline to apply for a Mini Grant is June 15. Award notifications will be made by August 1, 2019 and grant recipients will have up to a year to complete their projects. Questions? Please contact us at email@example.com.
Kenny/Armatage Garage Sale
Friday, May 31 &
Saturday, June 1
8:00am – 4:00pm
Our neighborhood garage sale is a great way to get a lot of bang for your buck! Clear out your clutter and make a little cash. Again this year, we will partner with our friends in the Kenny neighborhood to amp up the traffic to this event. Registration is free this year and due to the growing popularity of weekday sales, you have the option to register your sale for Friday, May 31 in addition to Saturday, June 1. Maps of this year’s sales will be available online and at both the Kenny and Armatage Rec Centers by Thursday, May 30.
To participate, register at armatage.org/events/garage-sales/ by Tuesday, May 28. If you have questions or experience issues registering online, please contact the ANA office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-466-0296.
Renting? Apply for a Rain or Native Garden
Renting in the neighborhood? We’re looking for renters who have a bit of yard space and would like to work with their landlord to add a low cost rain or native garden! We know that not being the property owner can be a barrier so our Green Team will help you get approval from your landlord and offer assistance to help get your garden established, even if you move. Visit https://armatage.org/programs/rain-gardens/ to apply by May 24 or email us at email@example.com.
Armatage Green Garden Tour
Saturday June, 1 • 10:00am – 12:00pm
While you’re out checking out neighborhood garage sales on June 1, stop and visit alternative lawns, rain gardens, native gardens, and pollinator habitat in The Green Team’s first ever Armatage Green Garden Tour. Look for a map the week of May 27th with addresses and garden information posted at armatage.org.
Have a rain garden, alternative lawn, native or pollinator garden? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to showcase your yard in the tour!
Comprehensive District Design Meetings
Over the next few years, MPS must reimagine how it serves the Minneapolis community. The district hopes you will join them at one of several meetings to discuss initial recommendations. See below or view the full schedule of meetings and a timeline here. Light refreshments, beverages, school-age childcare and interpretation will be available.
May 16 • 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Southwest High School
3414 West 47th Street
May 20 • 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
3345 Chicago Avenue South
May 21 • 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
1250 West Broadway Avenue
Call for Input on City of Minneapolis and University of Minnesota Survey!
Do you want to make your neighborhood a better place? The City of Minneapolis and the Sustainable Healthy Cities Network at the U of M are conducting a survey about how our neighborhoods affect our lives and well-being. Results will be shared with local government to build better cities through better neighborhoods.
Take the survey at: bit.ly/MyNeighborhoodMyLife
Join Metro Transit at one of the upcoming Open Houses (no formal presentation, come anytime) to learn more about the E Line Bus Rapid Transit that would provide faster service along a large portion of Route 6 through Southwest Minneapolis. Weigh in on the routing options being considered and some early ideas about connecting bus service. Visit metrotransit.org/E-Line-Project to learn more.
Southwest High School, Cafeteria
3414 West 47th Street
Monday, May 20 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Walker Library, Bde Maka Ska Room
2880 Hennepin Avenue South
Wednesday, May 22 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
(Joint meeting with the METRO B Line
Fulton Farmers Market Opens Saturday