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Go to the International Institute’s annual Festival of Nations!
The International Institute’s annual Festival of Nations is the most diverse, oldest and longest running multicultural festival in the Midwest.
May 4 – May 6
May 4 at 4:30 PM to May 6 at 6 PM
Tickets available now!

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Check out Art in Bloom at the Minneapolis Institute of Art
View fresh floral creations and the artworks that inspired them. Enter a world of timeless art and fresh flowers during the 35th annual Art in Bloom—a FREE four-day festival of fresh floral arrangements and fine art, presented by the Friends of the Institute at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
4 Dates · Apr 26 – Apr 29
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 S 3rd Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404

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GO! Minneapolis Institute of Art special exhibition “Power and Beauty in China’s Last Dynasty”
MIA (Minneapolis Institute of Art) is having a special exhibition that you might be interested – “Power and Beauty in China’s Last Dynasty” (中國末代王朝的威勢與華美).
This exhibition is from Feb. 3 to May 27, 2018.

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Vary Your Veggies without a High Cost: Corn Five Different Ways
Frozen corn is a great vegetable to incorporate into any meal or side dish; it adds a touch of sweetness to the dish it complements. It’s quick and easy to prepare—no washing or chopping needed (what a time saver), plus it’s versatile and delicious. There are many ways to prepare frozen corn—baking, roasting, steaming, microwaving or even thawing out and adding to a salad.

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Are you knowledgeable about how safe your fruits and vegetables are?
Fruit and Vegetable Safety
Eating a diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables provides important health benefits, but it’s important that you select and prepare them safely.

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Download the CDC’s Dining Decisions Game and see how healthy you can be!
BAM! Dining Decisions App
Download the Dining Decisions game to your iPad, iPhone, or Android device and see how healthy you can make your food plate!
Kendra, our food expert, will help you make smart food choices to stay powered up. Dining Decisions places you in control of your food plate. Decide which foods give you more energy and powerful muscles and which ones are better to eat only sometimes.
Download the free app today!

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Health Disparities Round Table Incarceration: A Public Health Issue.
Come celebrate National Public Health Week at the Annual Health Disparities Round Table at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
April 6, 2018, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Register here!

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Join your friends and neighbors for the citywide Earth Day Cleanup!
Earth Day Cleanup is held at several sites throughout the City of Minneapolis. It is a collaborative effort between the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and City of Minneapolis Solid Waste and Recycling.

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Want to utilize rainwater management at home?
Using a rain barrel can save you a significant amount of money in a season. For each inch of rain that falls on 500 square feet of roof, you can collect 300 gallons of water. In most areas of North America, that means you can collect more than a thousand gallons of water a year to use in your containers, houseplants, garden, or even your lawn!
Rain Barrel Information Meeting
Wednesday, April 4 at 6:00 pm
Homewood Studios, 2400 Plymouth Ave North
Space is limited, so please call Bev Roberts 612-588-3723 or email: if you are interested in attending.


Check out Philippine Day, the largest gathering of Filipinos in Minnesota.
This year’s theme is “Festival of the Islands”, where CSFA will showcase various cultural costumes, performances and cuisines from the various islands of the Philippines.
Sunday April 8th, 11:30 AM – 4 PM

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Please join the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board and Ignite Afterschool, Minnesota’s Afterschool Network
Please join the Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board and Ignite Afterschool, Minnesota’s Afterschool Network, for the Minneapolis session of our #AfterschoolSuccess Regional Working Meeting, Wednesday, April 11th at 800 West Broadway.
At this session, you’ll connect with local afterschool peers and Ignite’s staff to shape afterschool partnerships, quality, and policy
locally and across the state.
For more info and to register contact Phil Rooney at or at 612-607-4091

Join Asian Media Access’ partner – Tay Phuong Lions Lion Dance Team
Practices every Fri from 4pm – 7pm at at AMA’s Dance Studio (2418 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN 55411).
For More Information: 612-376-7715 and

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Kids + Parks? Get in on the national day of outdoor play during Kids to Parks Day!
Kids to Parks Day is a national day of outdoor play that connects kids and families with their local, state, and national parks.

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Let’s go crazy! At UROC for a Prince Day celebration
Join friends, neighbors, and University staff in a day of family-friendly activities and events as UROC celebrates the artistic and philanthropic contributions of the late Prince Rogers Nelson at Prince Day at UROC from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14.
All activities are free and open to the public, but reservations for the Critical Conversation are requested.
Prince Day at UROC is an official kick-off event to the University of Minnesota’s two-day Prince from Minneapolis Symposium April 16-18, 2018.


Bike to School Day
Strap on your helmets, raise your kickstands, and join the thousands of students, families, community partners, and elected officials all around the country who will be participating in this year’s Bike to School Day on May 9. Participants kicked off last year’s ride in record breaking numbers! Thousands of students pedaled their way…
May 9th, 2018

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Join us for Youth Violence Prevention Week 2018
The City’s participation is part of a national public education initiative. Activities and events call attention to the issue of youth violence, identify strategies to combat this public health epidemic, and promote the positive role youth and adults can play in making their communities and schools safer. Minneapolis will recognize Youth Violence Prevention Week from Sunday, March 31 – Sunday, April 8, 2018.

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Celebrate Earth Day with Metro Transit on April 22
For Earth Day (Sunday, April 22) Metro Transit is Going Greener!
The METRO Blue and Green Line will be operated 100 percent by wind power on Earth Day with Xcel Energy’s WindSource® program. Light rail is always zero-emission travel at the source, since it always operates using electricity. Using wind power for Earth Day makes it a truly sustainable transportation option from the energy source to the vehicle.

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Going to a Twins Game? Metro Transit is your ride to Target Field
Metro Transit is your ride to Target Field
Metro Transit has some Major League ways to get you right to the Twins’ home base – Target Field – from virtually anywhere in the Twin Cities.
Park. Ride. Slide! Take your tickets. Leave your car. Then get to the game by bus, Northstar, or a METRO line. And save enough for a hot dog and new season jersey!
Buy your transit ticket in advance to save time! Go to to buy roundtrip tickets on Northstar, METRO Blue Line or Green Line. Or buy your ticket directly from your smartphone with the Metro Transit app!

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Protecting our bus drivers! Operator barriers are appearing on some buses for a pilot project
Operator barriers appearing on some buses as part of pilot project
Barriers intended to provide operators more protection are now appearing in service.
Metro Transit has installed 20 barriers on 40-foot Gillig buses that will appear on routes across the region and throughout the service day. The barriers will remain in use for several months, perhaps longer, to give operators and customers a chance to provide feedback.

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