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Celebrate Hmong Storytelling at the Qhia Dab Neeg Film Festival
The Qhia Dab Neeg Film Festival is a celebration of Hmong storytelling that carries with it the intent of honoring the history, tradition and culture of the Hmong through the art of film, music, and photography. Save the date and join us on October 20, 2018 at the North Garden Theater for our 9th annual film festival.

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Pitch a Tent at the CSFA Annual Family Campout 2018
You are welcome to come pitch your tent for the weekend or join us for the CSFA Group Picnic Festivities on Saturday, Aug 11th. Do bring your beverage, camping equipment and a potluck dish to share for dinner. EVENT IS ENTIRELY FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

WHERE: Marshview Group Camp on Baker Park Reserve, near Lake Independence, 4002 County Rd 24, Maple Plain, MN. Directions From Minneapolis:
Take I-394 West, I-494 North, Hwy 55 West. Turn Left on Cty Rd 24, proceed 6 miles then right to Marshview campsite. Contact Maryjane Ungemach 763.742.5507, Mar Alojado 651.578.8431.

Aug 10 Fri 3:00pm: Camp opens, Site setup, Golf
Aug 11 Sat Group Picnic
1:00pm: Games &Activities (volleyball, competitions, pabitin)
4:00pm: Catholic Mass
5:00pm: Potluck Dinner w/lechon
7:00pm: Bingo
9:00pm: Karaoke
Aug 12 Sun
9:00am: Pancake Breakfast
11:00am: Cleanup
1:00pm: Camp closed

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September 20th is UROC Community Day. Come to their open house, bring the fam!
UROC Community Day 2018—3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, September 20
This year’s annual open house event is themed “Celebrating Place” and will feature fun, family-friendly activities and displays with emphasis on Northside’s deep cultural roots and assets. Record a mini-oral history of your personal Plymouth Avenue stories; find your roots in an interactive family tree; take a trip down memory lane by sampling dishes inspired by Plymouth Avenue’s gone-but-not-forgotten Lucille’s Kitchen and more.

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Go Check Out Mill City Night Market. It’s Goin’ Up, On a Tuesday
When: Every Tue until end of Sept)

Where: The Commons, Minneapolis · Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis’ trusted source for healthy and local groceries is at The Commons, Minneapolis park for a Tuesday Night Market! Enjoy a unique outdoor shopping experience enhanced by food trucks, local farmers & food makers, artists and more–remember your shopping list and a picnic blanket!

At our Tuesday Night Market we continue to offer “can do” cooking and wellness activities and live entertainment, such as:

Live music every Tuesday from 6 – 8pm
Free outdoor yoga from 5:30 to 6:30 with YogaFit Studios and Alchemy most Tuesdays

Monthly beer & wine nights (6/26, 7/31, 8/28, and 9/18) with Day Block Brewing Company

August 14
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

August 21
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

August 28
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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Join Us at the Auspicious 7th Lunar Month Event in Roseville
Location: Jaycees Shelter at Roseville Central Park- Victoria West, 2540 Victoria Street N, Roseville, MN 55113

· 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM — Auspicious 7th Lunar Month Event:”Love our Earth is Easy as 1.3.5″ “環保、護生”歡喜吉祥月活動

Please join us for a very special event to see how each of us can create a cleaner, healthier planet for our children. Bring your family and friends. We will have Veggie Cooking Competition, potluck picnic, recycling, field games, children’s area etc. To protect our environment, please bring your own food container and utensils. Please sign up!

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Have You Been to the Farmer’s Market and Freedom Fridays every week at Freedom Square?
Every Friday starting at 3:00pm, Freedom Square (corner of Broadway and Logan) will be filled with food, vendors, music, and community. Come by early for the West Broadway Farmers Market and stay late for live music performances as part of the Freedom Friday music series.

Follow the market on Facebook for updates and more information!

Market Facebook Page


Join the Karen Community at their First Annual Karen Health Resource Fair
WellShare International’s Karen Tobacco-Free Program and the Karen Organization of Minnesota are hosting the first ever Karen Health Resource Fair on Saturday, August 25th at the McDonough Fields next to Mississippi Creative Arts School.

This event will bring health resources directly to the Karen community. Dental, physical, and mental health organizations as well as workforce, housing, and other supporting organizations are encouraged to attend.

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Go Watch the Asian Media Access’ Hip-Hop Dance Team Perform at the Frank Rog Amphitheater!
Sunday, August 12
Creative Crossroads: Asian Wave
6-8pm Asian Wave: Asian Media Access, featuring Hip Hop music and dance

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CLUES Fiesta Latina Celebration is Coming Up. It’s FREE and Family Friendly!
Saturday, August 18
11 am – 4 pm

CLUES St. Paul
797 East 7th St., St. Paul MN 55106

Enjoy! Connect!
Engage! Participate!
A free, family-friendly community festival celebrating Latin culture through Arts, Health and Wellness, Fitness, Food and Entertainment!

Folkloric and contemporary dances
Healthy Eating
Latin food
Free medical exams
Soccer with MN United
Art and crafts
Raffles and Prizes including Backpacks, Twins tickets, bikes and more!

For Further Details Click This Link

Keep Limber and Fit this August with the Summer Yoga Series
Thu, August 16, 2018
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT

817 5th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Join Mpls.St.Paul Magazine for our Summer Yoga Series June event! A free monthly outdoor yoga series taught by YogaFit. July’s event will be outside on FINNEGANS Brewery & Taproom’s patio!
Don’t forget your mat and sunscreen!
RSVP today for your spot as space is limited!
Check in: 5:30 PM
Class: 7 PM
Come early & stay late to enjoy Finnegans Brewery!

The first 100 registered attendee’s will receive a gift bag.

Presented By:
North Memorial Health

In Partnership With:

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ArtChangeUS REMAP: Twin Cities. Immerse Yourself in Art Workshops About Cultural Equity and Community Benefits!
Join us from September 22-25, 2018 for ArtChangeUS REMAP: Twin Cities, an extraordinary opportunity to experience, expand, and connect! Immerse in artistic workshops with visionary artists and learn new approaches to cultural equity and community benefits. REMAP begins with two days of participatory workshop intensives, September 23-24, led by stellar artists who are innovating methodologies at the nexus of art making and social change.

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Get Jiggy with the 39th Annual Irish Fair of Minnesota 2018 this Weekend!
Enjoy the culture of Ireland through music, dance, food and drink at the 39th annual Irish Fair of Minnesota! Great Irish music all weekend by dozens of local and international Irish and Celtic acts including We Banjo 3, Gaelic Storm, Screaming Orphans, Altan, Doolin’, Brass Lassie and many many more. A dozen local Irish Dance schools will perform at our Performance Dance Tent! There will be activities for kids all weekend long! Enjoy the Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band, the Native Dogs of Ireland, and fresh food cooking demonstrations in the Celtic Kitchen! Come to the Irish Fair of Minnesota and be transported to the Emerald Isle! Admission is FREE, but to buy alcohol the purchase of a $2.00 wristband is required to help support the Irish Fair!

Hours are:
Friday August 10 3-11pm
Saturday August 11 10am-11pm
Sunday August 12 10am-7pm

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Theater Time! The Korean Drama Addict’s Guide to Losing Your Virginity
Jul 27 – Aug 19, 2018

She’s a Hmong personality coach addicted to Korean Dramas (Korean soap operas). He’s the heir to a Korean manufacturing giant banished to the new Midwest office. Will she find a man before the magic hour of her 30th birthday? Will he buck tradition and embrace his musical dreams? Fantasy collides with reality in this romantic comedy about fate, cultural clashes, and the art of losing one’s virginity.

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Hmong MN Day at the State Fair 2018
Monday, September 3 at 10 AM – 6 PM

Nyob Zoo!!!! Hello everyone! Get ready to throw your “H/🙌🏽” up all day! We are excited to have you all back at Hmong MN Day at the State Fair for our 4th year! This year like every year is on Labor Day, the last day of the fair, September 3rd, 2018.

Whats the “HYPE?” Our main slogan for this year is “HYPE” which stands for Hmong Youth Power Energized. Our theme this year is all Youth themed and focused and we celebrate and empower our younger generations because they are truly the future. Youth! This is your time!

This will be located at the same location inside the MN State Fair at Dan Patch Park. Your paid entry into the main gates at State Fair gets you in FREE into Hmong MN Day just like every year!

Please go LIKE our page for updates as we will be announcing some exciting performers and news leading up to Hmong MN Day at the fair! See you all there on September 3rd, 2018!

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Make Your Voice Heard at the Upcoming Green Partners Networking Meetings
Aquatic invasive species, water quality, and habitat
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018
Time: 11:00-4:00 p.m. (lunch provided)
Location: Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Water Patrol, 4141 Shoreline Dr., Spring Park (map)

Join the Hennepin County’s Green Partners Network at Lake Minnetonka to learn about aquatic invasive species, water quality, and habitat protection. Learn what you can do as a resident and an educator to stop the spread of invasive species in our water. Hear from Hennepin County staff and partners about education and outreach efforts and resources to reach residents and those who enjoy our lakes.

Getting there:
We encourage public transit, bicycling, and walking. Limited parking is available. A bus will pick up passengers at 11 a.m. from Folwell Park in Minneapolis (1615 North Dowling Avenue) and at 11:20 a.m. at the Louisiana Avenue Park and Ride in St. Louis Park (1300 Louisiana Avenue). We will arrive in Spring Park around 11:45 a.m. Spring Park can be reached by Metro Transit bus route 645 from downtown Minneapolis.

Bring a refillable beverage container:
Please bring your own beverage container. We will have a 5-gallon water dispenser so you can refill your water container.

Networking meetings are open to the public. RSVP to Patience Caso at or 612-348-9352. Please indicate which bus stop you will meet us at and if you have any dietary restrictions.


Join Scholars and Community Members in a UROC Critical Conversation of Minneapolis’ Hidden History of Racial Covenants
Mapping Prejudice: Racism, Rent, and Real Estate in Minneapolis—6 p.m. Wednesday, October 10
Join scholars and community members in a UROC Critical Conversation of Minneapolis’ hidden history of racial covenants in Minneapolis. The discussion will center on new research showing what communities of color have known for decades—that structural barriers and legalized discrimination barred many people of color from buying property and building wealth for most of the last century.

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Are you going to the 29th Annual Family Day Hosted by the Minneapolis Urban League?
Join us for our 29th Annual Family Day! We’re closing Plymouth Ave N from Penn to Logan Avenues to bring you food, entertainment, fun and resources for the whole family.

Food: Minneapolis Urban League will provide free hamburgers and hot dogs! Food trucks will be on-site with a variety of foods as well.

Entertainment: Submit your requests to the DJ and enjoy cultural dance performances all day long!

Fun: We’ll have indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family! Interested in hosting a kids activity?

Resources: Local nonprofits and candidates for public office will be on-hand to share their story and resources.

Learn More on Their Facebook Event Page


Did You Get Your Metro Transit State Fair Express Bus Tickets Yet? If You’re Going to the Great Minnesota Get Together, Do It!
Save yourself time and money when you buy your State Fair Express bus ticket in advance. Bus Bargain Ticket sales start Aug. 1!

After you buy your Bus Bargain Ticket at, simply print it at home or send it directly to your phone. Better yet, use the Metro Transit mobile app and purchase discounted tickets right on your phone!

NOTE: Service starts at 9 a.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. on weekends and Labor Day unless otherwise noted at all Metro Transit locations.

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Have You Considered A Career with Metro Transit? Learn More at one of THeir Bus Driver Applicant Preparation Classes
Come drive with us!
There are many upcoming sessions throughout the Twin Cities to learn more about driving with Metro Transit.

Choose from the sessions listed below and learn more about:

What it’s like to drive a bus
Learn what you’ll need to apply as a bus driver at Metro Transit
In-person help completing the application
Attendance at both sessions at your chosen location prepares you to be the best candidate possible!

Emerge: Cedar-Riverside Opportunity Center
Thursday, Aug. 9 from 1 – 3 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 10 from 2 – 5 p.m.
505 15th Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Twin Cities R!SE: North Minneapolis Office?
Monday, Aug. 13 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
1301 Bryant Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Hired: Brooklyn Park Workforce Center
Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 2 – 4 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 16 from 1 – 4 p.m.
7225 Northland Drive
Suite 100
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

Hired: Brooklyn Park Workforce Center
Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 2 – 4 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 16 from 1 – 4 p.m.
7225 Northland Drive
Suite 100
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

Emerge: North Minneapolis
Thursday, Aug. 23 from 1 – 3 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 24 from 2 – 5 p.m.
2507 Fremont Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Questions? Contact Linnae Nelson-Seys at 612-349-7079 or

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Lightrail Outage! Buses will replace Blue and Green Line trains Aug. 11-13
Beginning at 12:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, buses will replace Blue Line trains from 38th St. to Target Field Station and Green Line trains from Stadium Village to Target Field Station.

Trains will resume by 3:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 13.

Work being conducted includes ramp demolition, railbox repair work, Franklin Avenue bridge work and asphalt work on 11th Avenue.

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