Neighborhood Briefs


Simpson Housing Open House DEC. 3

Simpson Housing is temporarily relocating its shelter to Zion Lutheran Church in the Lyndale neighborhood in December. Join them at Zion, 128 West 33rd Street, for an open house on Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. – noon.

East Isles Safety Walking Club DEC. 4

The new East Isles Safety Walking Club is modeled after the popular and successful Loring Park and North Loop safety walking clubs. This is a way to promote neighborhood safety by using  the collective eyes and ears on the street. MPD 5th Precinct officers and Loring Park Safety Walking Club members who joined the inaugural walk will continue as partnerrs on upcoming walks to help support the new walking club and promote crime prevention in the neighborhood. Wear the orange T-shirt/hat from the inaugural walk or pick one can pick it up if just joining. Walk will be held at Joanne R. Levin Park (1600 W. 26 St.) on Dec. 4 from 10-11:30 a.m. 

Lynnhurst Happy Hour DEC. 5

Join the Lynnhurst Neighborhood Association for a happy hour to kick off the holiday season and connect with neighbors on Dec. 5 from 5-7 p.m. at the newly remodeled Malt Shop (809 W 50th St.). Light appetizers and a free beer, wine, or soft drink for each attendee. Cocktails and food available for purchase, too. RSVP to 

Neighborhood Social Hour DEC. 5

Neighborhood Socials are monthly gatherings to meet other residents and learn what’s going on in East Bde Maka Ska. It will be held on Dec. 5 from 5-7 p.m. at Lake and Irving Restaurant and Bar (1513 W Lake St.). Light appetizers will be provided. RSVP at 

Lisa Goodman Social Reception DEC. 7

Visit with Council Member Lisa Goodman as she talks about her plans for Ward 7 and happenings in Minneapolis. Ask questions and socialize with other community members about what is happening in the neighborhood. This event will be held at The Dayton’s Project (700 Nicollet Mall) on Dec. 7 from 5-6 p.m. 


The BMNA Schools Committee is seeking artisans, crafters, and vendors for the Bryn Mawr Craft Fair held in conjunction with Taste of Anwatin at Anwatin Middle School on Dec. 8 from 5-7 p.m. The fee is $15 per six-foot table to display your wares along with two chairs and local advertising to promote the fair. More can be found on Bryn Mawr’s website. 

Linden Hills Holiday Wine and Stroll  DEC. 8

Head for downtown Linden Hills for this year’s Holiday Wine & Stroll on Dec. 8 from 5-8 p.m. Start the evening at New Gild Jewelers (4300 Upton Ave. S.), where one can pick up a map of participating merchants, then enjoy polite bites and sips throughout the village. 

Kingfield Holidazzle Parade DEC. 10

Dress up one’s clothing, bike, stroller, etc. in lights or costume on Dec. 10. In addition to the fun, the community will be taking a moment to thank Jim and Joanne, the owners of the Royal Grounds coffee shop at 4161 Grand Ave. S. After 12 years of serving the community, they have decided to close up the shop. Meet at Royal Grounds at 5:30 p.m to thank Jim and Joanne. Then attendees will leave the coffee shop at 6 p.m. for a parade down Grand Ave. to 46th. Afterward, meet up with neighbors or head home. 


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