Join us for the Free Swap Meet in Mueller Park on Saturday, June 9th from 11am-3pm! What do you have that you don’t need anymore? New and gently used items can be dropped off and/or picked up. A “swap” of one item for another is not required. Dropped off items are placed on tables and anyone can take items home. Anyone can participate from any neighborhood.
We do not accept electronics/toxic items. Leftover items will be donated. Early Drop Off starts at 8am next to the Park Building. Rain or shine.
You're Invited: Meet Neighbors, Talk Fun, Brainstorm Ideas
The Community Life and Safety Committee is buzzing with ideas to get neighbors connected and outdoors. If you have fun ideas to add, or are interested in any of our agenda items, we welcome your participation.
lso, if you're new to the neighborhood and looking for more info about LHENA and what it does, we are happy to welcome you and either plug you into our projects or direct you to where your passions may find the right fit.
Community Life & Safety Committee meeting
Thursday, May 24. 6:00-7:30pm
LHENA Office, 2909 Hennepin Ave. S. (Next to Williams Pub, ring LikeMinds buzzer to get in.)
1) Welcome Activity
2) Adopt committee norms
3) Review Annual Meeting Feedback
4) Open Streets Planning
5) Renters Socials and Liaison
6) Gnome Scavenger Hunt
7) New ideas
a) Art in the Park
b) Neighborhood Signs
c) Family Picnic and Playdate
d) Neighbor Meet Ups
e) Conflict Resolution Center partnership
LHENA Board Meeting
Wednesday, May 16th
2909 Hennepin Ave S (2nd floor)
Winter is over so let's clean up the neighborhood together! Wedge residents will meet at Mueller Park at 9:30 am (bright and early) where we'll receive bags and gloves. Light snacks and drinks provided too, and feel free to bring something yourself. In the case of bad weather, please check the LHENA Facebook page or website.
Saturday, May 12. 9:30am - 12:00pm
Mueller Park (2509 Colfax Avenue South)
The Community Life & Safety Committee will meet this Thursday, April 26 from 6-7:30pm at the LHENA offices for its first meeting of the LHENA year. This is a brand new committee! Join your neighbors to rethink our relationship to safety and embark on tending to the life of the community itself. If you know anyone who might be interested in joining in on the fun/work, please invite them!
April 26 Agenda:
1) Elect the Chair
2) Create a list of group expectations
3) Determine the next year's schedule of meeting times
4) Review feedback from the Annual Meeting (generated during its two community workshops)
5) Review projects: Park Programming; Gnome Hunt; Lyndale Open Streets, NNO, Sexual Assault Prevention; Pedestrian Safety; Jefferson; implicit bias training
6) New Business: reading group, partnership with the Conflict Resolution Center
WHERE: 2909 Hennepin Ave S, there is a buzzer where we will let you in to our shared office space at LikeMinds
WHEN: April 26, 6-7:30p
Please feel free to bring snacks and beverages.
It has been more than two years since the Lowry Hill East Historic District was nominated and approved by Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED). In this last week of February 2018 the historic signage was placed on the street corner boundaries. The first historic district recognition in the neighborhood showcases the largely intact core of housing that was constructed in Lowry Hill East primarily between 1890 and 1920.
To learn more, visit the History Committee's web page or attend their first committee meeting on May 1st.
Congratulations to the board member-elects who were voted by their neighbors at the April 18th Annual Meeting to serve on the LHENA board!
(L-R): Alexandra Bowen, Joe Knaeble, Katlyn Flannery, Patty O’Keefe, Joe Huber, Rachel Usher
Joe Knaeble was re-elected; all others are serving for the first time.
Get to know your 2018 LHENA early* board candidates here!
Elections will be held at our Annual Meeting this Wednesday at Jefferson Community School. Doors open at 5:30pm, election at 7:30pm.
*Candidate nominations from the floor may take place at the meeting.
Wednesday, April 18th
Jefferson Community School (cafeteria)
1200 W 26th St
Entry is at Door 5, Parking Lot side by the Playground
We're excited to present to you this year's Wedge-wide Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 18th at Jefferson Community School! This is our chance to meet new neighbors, reconnect with old ones, chat with your representatives, hear about what we’ve accomplished as a community this past year, develop our organization's leadership, and show ourselves what’s possible when we work together.
Social time is between 5:30-6:30, with free neighborhood food and info on local activity. The meeting will begin at 6:30, where we’ll hear about all that’s been accomplished this past year, learn more about what projects are currently underway, and elect six new LHENA board members.
VIEW early board candidates.
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Please remember to bring proof of residency -- either a government-issued ID or recent utility bill with your Lowry Hill East address listed. Nonresidents who own one or more properties, or own or lease one or more properties used by one or more legal businesses or nonprofits in The Wedge, are also eligible to vote -- proof of property/business ownership will be required. This will grant you a ballot, with which you can vote on new neighborhood leadership. Voter registration for late arrivals will continue until the election begins at 7:30.
Annual Meeting Agenda:
5:30: Registration, social, resource tables
6:30: President's welcome
6:45: Community Workshopping
7:30: Board Elections
8:00: "EmojiComm" Social
8:30: Neighbor/Project of the Year Awards
8:40: Board Election Results
Childcare provided. If you are in need of translation, interpretation, or other accessibility services, please contact LHENA Executive Director, Paul Shanafelt (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least one week prior to the meeting.
Finance Committee Meeting
Monday, July 9th
2909 Hennepin Ave S
Environmental Committee Meeting
Tuesday, July 10th
2909 Hennepin Ave S
Social Committee Meeting
Thursday , July 12th
Common Roots Cafe