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Wine Tasting Fundraiser - October 11th
Hennepin and Lake Community Wine Tasting Fund Raiser:
33 years of supporting neighborhoods, raising more than $363,000!
Samples from more than 400 varieties of wine! Light appetizers provided by Uptown-area restaurants.
Thursday, October 11th
St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church
3450 Irving Ave S, Minneapolis
Tickets: $25 in Advance — $35 at the Door
Online tickets sales end at noon on October 11th.
100% of proceeds donated to neighborhood organizations:
CARAG • CIDNA • ECCO • EIRA • LHENA • WCNC
-The Ackerberg Group
-Minuteman Press Uptown
-Judy Shields of Coldwell Banker Burnet
Food donations from:
-Lake & Irving
-Red's Savoy Pizza
-Rise Baking Company
Must be at least 21 years of age to attend this event. ID required. Parking is limited. We encourage carpooling, walking, and mass transit. Please sample responsibly.
Event on Facebook
Coastal Cleanup Day
Join the Wedge Community for a fun September cleanup in celebration of the 34th Annual International Coastal Cleanup Day!
We will be picking up trash and debris around Lake Bde Maka Ska and Lake of the Isles. Cleanup supplies will be provided, but to help us make this a near zero waste event, we would love for you to bring your own supplies. Please bring the following to cleanup if you have it: a bucket or plastic shopping bags to pick up trash, reusable gloves to avoid using disposable gloves, and reusable water bottle to stay hydrated.
All are welcome to this fun neighborhood event. Bring your friends, neighbors, and families!
Coastal Cleanup Day
Saturday, September 15th
Meet on The Mall adjacent to the Walker Library (2880 Hennepin Ave)
About Coastal Cleanup Day: Hundreds of thousands of individuals volunteer on International Coastal Cleanup Day every year. Volunteers around the world pick up trash and debris around lakes, rivers, and beaches. Because all waterways are important (include all our lakes and the Mississippi!), this cleanup will be a great way to get out, have some fun, connect with your neighbors, and make a difference for our waterways.
Learn more about Coastal Cleanup Day: https://oceanconservancy.org/trash-free-seas/international-coastal-cleanup/
August Board Meeting
LHENA will conduct its monthly board meeting this Wednesday, August 15th. Two big items: the board will be voting to fill a board vacancy, and all LHENA members will be able to vote whether or not to reallocate $150,000 in program income into a new administrative fund. Full agenda can be found in the .pdf document.
LHENA Board Meeting
Wednesday, August 15th
2909 Hennepin Ave S
Public welcome to attend.
National Night Out is an annual nationwide event for residents to get out in the community, hold block parties and get to know their neighbors. It's a great way to enjoy a Minnesota summer evening surrounded by friends and family.
This year's festivities are set for tomorrow, Tuesday, August 7th. There will be a whopping *thirteen* block parties in Lowry Hill East alone! Below is a list. All are free and open to the public, and neighbors are highly encouraged to get out, even for the first time.
As with many past National Night Outs, Minneapolis was ranked #1 among all U.S. cities over 250,000 population in 2017! Over 1,500 events were registered.
For more information, see the Minneapolis NNO mission statement.