Progressive Calendar 02.21.09
From: David Shove (
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 01:01:57 -0800 (PST)
             P R O G R E S S I V E   C A L E N D A R   02.21.09

1. Community garden   2.21 9am
2. Peace walk         2.21 9am Cambridge MN
3. Home/garden fair   2.21 9am
4. Candidate forum    2.21 10am
5. Jewish Anti-Zion   2.21 10am
6. MN/Mexico          2.21 10am
7. Seed swap          2.21 12noon
8. Northtown vigil    2.21 2pm
9. Single-payer forum 2.21 2pm
10. Salon/movie       2.21 6:30pm
11. RNC 8/CTV         2.21 9pm
12. Sabien/Merlins    2.21 9pm

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From: Lydia Howell <lydiahowell [at]>
Subject: Community garden 2.21 9am

Community Gardeners:
Promoting Participation & Sharing Wisdom
A new learning community series for gardeners who want to increase
participation and opportunities for growing community gardens!
 Discover the Power of Asset-Based Community Development
 Develop a Leadership Plan for Gardeners
 Learn Facilitation Skills for Group Decision Making & Planning
 Create Structures for Getting Things Done!

Saturday from 9-11:30 am
Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association
821 E 35th St, Minneapolis
Session 3-February 21
Communication, Conflict & Meaningful Conversations

Facilitators for this learning community will be Rachel Hefte, Extension
Educator in Leadership & Civic Engagement with the University of MN, and
Ila Duntemann, Program Coordinator for Gardening Matters.  Participants
will share their organizing experiences and "what works" as well as share
their new leadership tools with Resource Fair attendees on March 28.

**Note** This series is focused on skills for building people capacity
rather than gardening techniques. We highly recommend 2 or more gardeners
per garden attending together.

To register, contact Ila Duntemann at
ila.gardeningmatters [at] or 612-492-8964

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From: Ken Reine <reine008 [at]>
Subject: Peace walk 2.21 9am Cambridge MN

every Saturday 9AM to 9:35AM
Peace walk in Cambridge - start at Hwy 95 and Fern Street

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From: Carolyn Curti <carolyn.curti [at]>
Subject: Home/garden fair 2.21 9am

Roseville's Home and Garden Fair Goes Green

On February 21, discover smart living at Roseville;s Living Smarter Home
and Garden Fair. Nearly 60 local exhibitors will highlight the latest in
green living and creating a sustainable lifestyle. Visitors will get
information about windows, gardening, construction, heating and air
conditioning, flooring and other home improvements. The free fair runs
from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Fairview Community Center, 1910 County Road
B West, Roseville. Activities include how-to seminars, door prizes,
refreshments and activities for the kids. Concessions will be available at
this waste-free event.

For additional information or list of exhibitors log on to or call 651-792-7079.

Reducing Energy Cost with New Windows Siding - Western Remodelers
Mold Free Health Smart Basements - Temo Sunrooms & Exteriors
Landscaping for Water Quality - Blue Thumb
Mortgage In Today's Market - Bremer Bank
Growing Fruit in Urban Environments - Ralph Thrane, Horticulturist
Creating a Healthy Home - Morr Construction

Green Drain Your Driveway/Patio/Sidewalk - Patio Town
Make Your Home Energy Efficient When Remodeling - Quarve Contracting, Inc.
ReThink Recycling - Tim Pratt, City of Roseville
Minnesota Greenstar-Your Tool Kit for Green Building - MN Greenstar
Vegetable Gardening 101 - Ralph Thrane, Horticulturist
Eco Friendly Garden Products - Linder's Garden Center

Selecting a Green Remodeling Contractor - Castle Building & Remodeling
Tips on Reducing Energy in Your Home - Xcel Energy
What is Community Supported Agriculture? - Minnesota Food Association/Big River 
Barrier Free Remodeling - McCarthy Builders & Remodelers
Best Kept Health Secrets - Inside Out Chiropractic Center
Rain Gardens - Linder's Garden Center

The "How Green Are You" Game - Twin Cities Green
Save 40% on Energy Replacement Windows - Great Lakes Window & Siding
Make/Install/Use a Rain Barrel - Blue River Rain Barrels
Benefits of Building Green with Concrete - Goodmanson Construction
Tips & Trends for Bathroom Remodeling - Beautiful Kitchens & Baths
Green Remodeling in 10 Easy Steps - Otogawa-Anschel Design+Build

The event is organized by the Roseville Housing and Redevelopment
Authority in partnership with the City of Roseville, Lillie Suburban
Newspapers, Roseville Area Schools & Senior Program and community
volunteers Shirley Friberg and Lynnae Lebarron.

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From: Joanna [mailto:joanna [at]]
Subject: Candidate forum 2.21 10am

Doors to the event will open at 9:30 am and the forum will be begin
promptly at 10 am.  The League of Women Voters - Minneapolis are providing
a time keeper and a moderator for the event.

City Council Candidates will receive one minute for an opening statement,
one minute to answer each question, and a two minute closing statement.
This timeline will be strictly enforced. The approximate timeline is

10:00 am  Forum begins, Introductions Made
10:05 am  Opening Statements
10:15 am  Questions
11:10 am  Time for 3 audience questions
11:40 am  Closing Statements
12:00 pm  Adjourn

Audience questions will be written on note cards and Community Connections
Committee members have volunteered to collect questions and submit them.

Candidates will be seated by ward.  The order of speaking will be by ward
and then alphabetical.  The order is:

Ward 2
Charles Carlson Rep
Cam Gordon

Ward 9
Amy Arcand
Dave Bicking
Peter Eichten
Gary Schiff

Ward 12
Sandy Colvin Roy
Charley Underwood

1/2 a table will be allowed for each of the candidates materials and they
are also allowed to have a staff person at these tables.
Free Childcare will be available.

Greater Longfellow Non-Partisan Candidate Forum for Wards 2, 9, and 12!

The Longfellow Community Council will be a hosting a non-partisan forum
for City Council Candidates in Wards 2, 9, and 12.  Attendees include:

Ward 2
Cam Gordon (Incumbent, Green)
Representative for Charles Carlson (DFL)

Ward 9
Gary Schiff (Incumbent, DFL)
Amy Arcand (DFL)
Dave Bicking (Green)
Pete Eichten (Green)

Ward 12
Sandy Colvin Roy  (Incumbent, DFL)
Charley Underwood (DFL)

City Council Members make important decisions that affect the community
you live in.  This forum will provide residents the opportunity to learn
about candidates' positions on issues such as the future of schools in
our community, actions that will be taken during this economy, the future
of neighborhood funding, and many other important topics facing Greater
Longfellow.  Quesions are predetermined but there will be time at the end
for audience questions.  Please come early!  Seating is limited and the
forum will begin promptly at 10 am.

This event is moderated by the League of Women Voter's of Minneapolis.
 Free childcare is provided.  Please RSVP if you will be using the
childcare service by contacting Joanna at joanna [at] or calling

Non-Partisan Candidates Forum
Saturday, February 21st
Doors at 9:30 am
10 am - 12 pm
Matthews Park Building
2408 28th Avenue South

From: Dave Bicking <dave [at]>

If you support my campaign for Minneapolis City Council, Ward 9 - or if
you want to see the other choices - I encourage you to attend this forum
put on by the Longfellow neighborhood association.

Please attend and support my campaign if you can.  I think this will be a
very interesting "first look" at many of the candidates in the three
wards.  I encourage you to arrive early, the event will start exactly at
10am.  Doors open at 9:30am.  Think of any questions you might like to

Dave Bicking
Candidate for Mpls City Council, Ward 9
Seeking Green Party endorsement

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From: Doris Marquit <marqu001 [at]>
Subject: Jewish Anti-Zion 2.21 10am

WILPF (Women's International League for Peace & Freedom, MN Metro Branch)
invites you to coffee with discussion:

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009: 10 am-noon
Van Cleve Community Ctr., 901 15th Ave. S.E., Minneapolis
"Jewish Anti-Zionist Perspectives on Palestine/Israel"
Lisa Albrecht, Prof., U of M, Palestinian rights activist
Karen Redleaf, economist, Anti-Zionist activist

Lisa Albrecht has worked for Palestinian self-determination since the
first Intifada in 1987. With local Arabs and Muslims, she strives to
educate our community on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As a Jew, she
refuses to be labelled "self-hating." Lisa initiated the Social Justice
Minor in Social Work at the U of M, where she is Morse-Minn. Alumni Assoc.
Distinguished Professor of Teaching.

Karen Redleaf, a graduate economist, was active for many years in the
MN-Metro Branch of WILPF, and has been involved in the national WIL
Corporations v. Democracy issue committee. She has also been active in the
Coalition for Palestinian Rights since its founding. Karen has devoted
herself to helping people understand that criticism of Israel is not

FFI: 612-922-7993;

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From: Stephanie Bates <Stephanie.Bates [at]>
Subject: MN/Mexico 2.21 10am

Minnesota/Mexico Connection Panel Presentation
Saturday February, 21 10pm

Resource Center of the Americas
3019 Minnehaha Ave S
Suite 20
Minneapolis, MN 55416

Join the Resource Center as we roll out our newest program, the
Minnesota/Mexico Connection.  Our first panel presentation will be a
chance for our panelists to practice before we head out into the
community.  We will invite community feedback and suggestions after the

The Minnesota/Mexico Connection aims to create a positive understanding of
the effects immigration has on all Minnesotans, by promoting family and
community values, economic impact and a global perspective of immigration.
The program will consist of a three member panel and a facilitator, which
will visit faith communities to discuss reasons for immigration, successes
and challenges immigrants face, and how as a community we can interact
with our immigrant neighbors

Program Coordinator Resource Center of the Americas 612-276-0788

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From: Samuel O'Brien <samueljobrien [at] GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Seed swap 2.21 12noon

[No, it's not _that_ kind of seed swap... -ed]

Just a reminder that there will be a seed swap at Powderhorn Rec Center
this Saturday from 12-2pm. We'll be trading seeds and co-ordering seeds
together. Feel free to stop by and see if there's any seeds you'd like to
pick up for the season.

If you'd like to really plan for Saturday and your seed needs, send me
an email - samueljobrien [at] - and I'll send you a spreadsheet
of potential seeds so you can  plan ahead.

[I have unfulfilled seed needs... -ed]

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From: Vanka485 [at]
Subject: Northtown vigil 2.21 2pm

Peace vigil at Northtown (Old Hwy 10 & University Av), every Saturday

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From: Kip Sullivan <kiprs [at]>
Subject: Single-payer forum 2.21 2pm

DFL SD 62 is hosting a forum on single-payer Saturday, February 21.
Speakers will be Rep. Keith Ellison, Sen. John Marty, Dr. Elizabeth Frost,
and Kip Sullivan. The event will run from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. It will take
place at the headquarters of the Communication Workers of America, Local
7200, 3521 Lake St, Minneapolis MN 55406.

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From: patty <pattypax [at]>
Subject: Salon/movie 2.21 6:30pm

The movie of the month this Saturday at the Mad Hatter.  Saturday, Feb. 21
will be "Songcatcher," the story of musicologist, Lily Penleric (played by
Janet McTeer), who, in the early part of the 20th Century goes to the
beautifully rugged mountains of Appalachia and discovers a wellspring of
songs passed down from the Irish and Scottish immigrants.  She is
determined to document the history of these songs and is forever changed
by her experiences.  (Aiden Quinn also stars.)  Starting time: 6:30. And,
also, we will hear some live music of f these Appalachian songs played in
person by Jewel Mayer and Chad Guerrero.

Mad Hatter's Tea House,
943 W 7th, St Paul, MN
Call 651-227-3228 or 651-227-2511 for information.

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From: Eric Angell <eric-angell [at]>
Subject: RNC 8/CTV 2.21 9pm

Intelligent Minneapolis Television Network (MTN) viewers:
"Our World In Depth" cablecasts on MTN Channel 17 on Saturdays at 9pm and
Tuesdays at 8am, after DemocracyNow!  Households with basic cable may

Sat, 2/21, 9pm and Tues, 2/24, 8am

RNC 8 Town Hall Gathering

Eight people organizing dissent around the 2008 Republican National
Convention were "pre-emptively" targeted by the Ramsey County Sheriff
prior to the RNC.  The "RNC 8" face serious charges including "Conspiracy
to Riot in the Furtherance of Terrorism" and are believed to be the first
people to be charged under the state of Minnesota's version of the USA
Patriot Act.  This town hall gathering is a community response to the
authorities conduct.

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From: Sue Horns Kolstad <2sorns [at]>
Subject: Sabien/Merlins 2.21 9pm

Randy Sabien guests at Merlins Rest

A Special night at Merlins Rest.

This Saturday, Feb. 21 Papa John's Hot Club of East Lake will be joined by
*Jazz Violinist Randy Sabien*.  Randy is in town for an Open House at
McNally Smith College of Music introducing him as the head of its new
string department.

Randy performed with Papa John in the early years of the 1970s and appears
on the album "Goin Home."  Some copies of this album on vinyl are still
available but it has not been released on CD.

Join us for an exceptional musical experience Saturday night, February 21.
Merlins Rest 3601 East Lake St, Minneapolis.


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