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Hennepin County Library - Franklin Events
All events take place at Franklin Library, 1314 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. For more info, call 612-630-6800.
P.E.N. Time: For teens entering grade 6 and up. Options for Play and Enrichment Now Time. Come downstairs to the Teen Center and choose from computers, magazines, board games, video games, brain teasers, conversation with friends and more! Saturday, Aug. 1, noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 4 & 11, 4:30-5:30 p.m.Wednesdays, Aug. 5-26, 3-4 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 6-27, noon-2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, noon-2 p.m. &  4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18,  4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 12:30-5 p.m.
Down Time: For teens entering grade 6 and up. Looking for a quiet and comfortable space? Take advantage of the “down time” at  Franklin Teen Center! Work on the topic of the week or use our computers, board games and other self-directed activities. Tuesdays, Aug. 4-25, noon-2 p.m. And Tuesday, Aug. 25, 7-8 p.m.
Game On! Gaming Tuesdays: For teens entering grade 6 and up. Play PS2 or Wii games at the library! Grab a friend, bring your favorite board or card game, or play ours! Tuesdays, Aug. 4-25,  2-4:30 p.m.  
Movies for Teens: For teens entering grade 6 and up. Movie titles are chosen by teens to ensure your viewing pleasure! Join us on our comfy  Teen Center couches and get the big-screen cinema feeling from our projector equipment. Tuesdays, Aug. 4 & 11, 5:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 20, 4:30-6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 25, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Preschool Storytime: For children ages 4 to 6. Help your preschooler get ready to read. Enjoy stories together and build language skills. Wednesdays, Aug. 5-19, 10:30-11 a.m.
Characters to Go: Make a book character/action figure from a favorite story with pipe cleaners, felt, paper, yarn and marking tools. Put into a take-out container to take home. Materials provided. Thursday, Aug. 6, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Puzzlemania! For kids entering kindergarten and up. Enjoy a variety of educational and fun puzzles and games! Thursday, Aug. 6, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Teens Talk: For teens entering grade 7 and up. Take time to enjoy old friends and make new ones at the Teen Center with something simple: talking. Discuss any topic or current event, play word games, or simply answer “Would you rather…?” questions. Thursdays, Aug. 6 & 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 18, 6:30-8 p.m. Thru Aug.
Hennepin County Library - Franklin Events
All events take place at Franklin Library, 1314 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis. For more info, call 612-630-6800O.
P.E.N. Time: For teens entering grade 6 and up. Options for Play and Enrichment Now Time. Come downstairs to the Teen Center and choose from computers, magazines, board games, video games, brain teasers, conversation with friends and more! Saturday, Aug. 1, noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 4 & 11, 4:30-5:30 p.m.Wednesdays, Aug. 5-26, 3-4 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 6-27, noon-2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, noon-2 p.m. &  4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18,  4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 12:30-5 p.m.
Down Time: For teens entering grade 6 and up. Looking for a quiet and comfortable space? Take advantage of the “down time” at  Franklin Teen Center! Work on the topic of the week or use our computers, board games and other self-directed activities. Tuesdays, Aug. 4-25, noon-2 p.m. And Tuesday, Aug. 25, 7-8 p.m.
Game On! Gaming Tuesdays: For teens entering grade 6 and up. Play PS2 or Wii games at the library! Grab a friend, bring your favorite board or card game, or play ours! Tuesdays, Aug. 4-25,  2-4:30 p.m.  
Movies for Teens: For teens entering grade 6 and up. Movie titles are chosen by teens to ensure your viewing pleasure! Join us on our comfy  Teen Center couches and get the big-screen cinema feeling from our projector equipment. Tuesdays, Aug. 4 & 11, 5:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 20, 4:30-6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 25, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Preschool Storytime: For children ages 4 to 6. Help your preschooler get ready to read. Enjoy stories together and build language skills. Wednesdays, Aug. 5-19, 10:30-11 a.m.
Characters to Go: Make a book character/action figure from a favorite story with pipe cleaners, felt, paper, yarn and marking tools. Put into a take-out container to take home. Materials provided. Thursday, Aug. 6, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Puzzlemania! For kids entering kindergarten and up. Enjoy a variety of educational and fun puzzles and games! Thursday, Aug. 6, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Teens Talk: For teens entering grade 7 and up. Take time to enjoy old friends and make new ones at the Teen Center with something simple: talking. Discuss any topic or current event, play word games, or simply answer “Would you rather…?” questions. Thursdays, Aug. 6 & 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 18, 6:30-8 p.m.
Service Club: For teens entering grade 6 and up. Join a group of teens who are concerned about the community and the environment. Learn about and discuss issues that matter to youth and plan service projects in the neighborhood! Fridays, Aug. 7 & 21, 3-6 p.m.
T-Shirt Club: For teens entering grade 6 and up. Franklin Teen Center’s Design Club is all about T-Shirts this summer. Get creative... design your own and bring home a one-of-a-kind, made-by-you shirt to wear all summer long! Saturday, Aug. 8, noon-5 p.m.
Internet Trends: Learn how to find images, audio and video files, games and product reviews quickly and easily. Discover new Internet trends including social networking sites, blogging and more. Tuesday, Aug. 11, noon-2 p.m.
Kids Tech Workshop: Explore computer animation using Scratch, a free software. Create characters that dance, move, make noise, change colors and more! Share your animation with friends using the Scratch website! Wednesday, Aug. 12,  2-3 p.m.
Puzzlemania!: For kids entering kindergarten and up. Enjoy a variety of educational and fun puzzles and games! Thursdays, Aug. 13-27, 2-4:30 p.m.
Computer Basics Workshop: Learn and bring questions about basic mouse and keyboarding skills, creating an e-mail account, using the Internet and scanning (where available). Friday, Aug. 14, 1-3 p.m.
Nonfiction Book Club for Elder Learners: Join us for a stimulating discussion of nonfiction books. Friday, Aug. 14,  1-3 p.m.
Community Trip - Dakota Wild Animals: See animals from around the world, and discuss habitat, feeding and characteristics unique to each critter. Saturday, Aug. 15, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 1: Learn the basics of working with an Excel spreadsheet: formatting, navigation and menus. Tuesday, Aug. 18, noon-2 p.m.
Senior Surf Day: Get hands-on computer experience from representatives of the Senior LinkAge Line®. Learn computer basics, how to navigate and search the Internet and how to access websites of interest to seniors. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Teen Guys Read Book Club: For guys entering grade 6 and up. Get together to talk about great books with other guys! Thursday, Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m.
Go Fly a Kite!: For teens entering grade 6 and up. The Franklin Teen Center will transform into a kite-making workshop! Fly kites outside the library any time during the afternoon, then make your own kite to take home. Supplies provided. Saturday, Aug. 22, noon-5 p.m.
Kids Book Club: For kids entering grades 4-6. Join other kids to talk about a great book! Pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk. Saturday, Aug. 29, 11 a.m.-noon.
Aug. 4-7
IHS Behavioral Health Conference
The Indian Health Service Division of Behavioral Health is proud to present the 2009 National Behavioral Health Conference, the nation’s premier opportunity for collaboration, networking, strategy-building, and knowledge-sharing for behavioral health care providers working in Indian Country. This year’s conference explores innovative and best practice approaches to behavioral health integration while honoring and demonstrating a commitment to Native traditional ways. Conference Audience: Tribal leaders, doctors, nurses, behavioral health program providers, substance abuse program providers, psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers, traditional service providers, health program administrators, youth, elders, and other concerned community members are highly encouraged to attend. NO REGISTRATION FEE. The Conference will take place  in St. Paul at the Crowne Plaza. For more info, see: www.bhconference.com.
Aug.7 -15
Seward-Somali Weaver’s Exhibit
Reception & Opening: Friday, August 7 from 6:30 -8:30 pm. Show Hours: Saturday & Sunday, August 8 & 9: noon to 5:00 pm. Tuesday - Friday, August 11 - 14: 2:00 - 6:00 pm. Saturday, August 15:12 noon to 5:00 pm. For more information call The Seward Neighborhood Group at 612-338-6205. Programs at Ancient Traders Gallery area cultural collaboration of Great Neighborhoods! Ancient Traders Gallery, 1113 E. Franklin Ave., Mpls.
Aug.10  
MAICC Monthly
Networking Session
The why’s and how’s of certifications by the Midwest Minnesota Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) & Small Business Administration (SBA). Join the Minnesota American Indian Chamber of Commerce for an evening of networking and learn from the MMSDC and SBA the ins-and-outs of certifications. Presented by Sharon Garth and Elisa Diaz-Gomez of MMSDC and Randy Czaia with SBA. Session starts at 4:30 pm; presentation begins at 5:00 pm. Black Bear Crossings, Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 Lexington Parkway, St. Paul, MN. NO RSVP necessary.
August 14
Mde Maka Ska First Annual Canoe Nations Gathering
The Healthy Nations program invites the community to the water for a day of activities to include a sunrise dedication ceremony, three-mile canoe race, sprint canoe races, design and paint your own paddle, traditional canoe building demonstration, canoe games, guest speakers, and a sunset dinner overlooking Lake Harriet at Beard’s Plaisance Park. Prizes will be awarded to all participants. In honor of Waste'Win Gonzalez. South Side of Lake Calhoun (near Thomas Beach). Sunrise to Sunset. For more info, call Jon Lurie at 651-230-4161.
Aug. 15 (deadline)
Artists of Color
Residency Opps
Opportunity for Artists of Color From the Alliance of Artists Communities: In partnership with The Joyce Foundation and a number of leading Midwest artist residency programs, including Anderson Center in Red Wing, we are continuing the Midwestern Voices and Visions (MWV&V) project, a multi-year initiative which seeks to provide talented yet under-recognized artists of color living in the Midwest with their first residency experience. The MWV&V application period end  August 15. Artists of color working in all disciplines (visual and literary arts, music, performance-based media, etc.) are eligible to apply. They must be permanent residents of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, or Wisconsin, and not currently students. In addition, they must not have previously participated in an artist residency program. Artists may either apply online (at http://www.midwestvoicesandvisions.org) or by mail. Seven artists will be selected on October 7-8, to be in residence in 2010. The length of each residency will vary from one to three months, depending on which residency program the artist is paired with. The seven participating programs are Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Red Wing, Minnesota; Art Farm in Marquette, Nebraska; Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska; John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin; Ox-Bow in Saugatuck, Michigan; Prairie Center of the Arts in Peoria, Illinois; and Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, Illinois. Selected artists also receive an unrestricted $4000 stipend, have their work featured in the MWV&V project. The website for online application submission is http://www.midwestvoicesandvisions.org.



Aug. 29
The Sixth Annual Ride for Survival
Motorcyclists from around the state are invited to take part in a 75 mile scenic ride through the Minnesota countryside. Sponsored by Women on Wheels®. Contributions go to support Day One®, a statewide response system providing immediate access to safety for battered women and their children. Day One® works with domestic violence programs throughout the state, including four shelters that serve Native communities in Duluth, Wauconia, Red Lake, and the Twin Cities. Registration: 9:30 - 11:00 am. Ride will start at Cities Edge Motorsports in Shakopee and end at Hitching Post Motorsports in Fridley. Pre-registration: $25.00 per rider / Day of Ride $30.00 per rider / Passengers: $15.00 each. Ride Departure: 10:00 - 11:00 am. For more info call Ramona at 763-878-1330 or Karen at 763-477-5197.
Sept. 1 (deadline)
Vision Maker Video
Youth Contest
VisionMaker Video, a product of NAPT, is accepting online entries for the youth VisionMaker Video Contest. Contestants will produce a short video that relates to this year’s theme: “Youth Choices, Elder Voices.” The  contest is open to legal residents of the U.S. and its territories who are 14-21 years of age at the time of entry. There is no entry fee. The top five videos will be screened at the biennial VisionMaker Film Festival Oct. 30-Nov. 5 in Lincoln, Neb. The VisionMaker Film Festival is a showcase of Native American documentaries and feature films. Deadline to enter is Sept. 1. For more info, see: www.nativetelecom.org/visionmakervideocontest.
Sept. 18
Native Film Feast  
A Harvest of Fresh Videos: All My Relations arts program will debut Magic Wands by videographer Elizabeth Day (Bush Artists Fellow) along with new shorts by Jonathan Thunder, and a presentation of Hawk’s Eye by Barbara Britain—a documentary recorded in Ancient Trader’s Gallery. Other short works by American Indian film-makers to be announced. 7 p.m. In Magic Wands an Ojibwe elder (speaking Ojibwemowin) tells her granddaughter the story of a young boy who experiences wild ricing for the first time. The boy is captivated by the power of his ricing sticks, which he believes to be “magic wands.” Immersed in the unfamiliar terrain of lake marshes he learns to master the artful skill of knocking wild rice and discovers the strength of spirit required to harvest this staple. As the grandmother narrates the tale in Ojibwe, she answers her granddaughter’s question about the sacredness and importance of wild rice to the Ojibwe people. Opening reception starts at 6:00 p.m., video screening begins at 7:00 p.m. at Ancient Traders Gallery, 1113 E. Franklin Ave. Please enter near Maria’s Café. For more information call 612-870-6115.
Sept. 19
MN Twins American
Indian Heritage Night
The 9th Annual American Indian Heritage Night w/MN Twins. American Indian businesses are invited to participate. Your businesses will be exposed to thousands of people before and during the game. This opportunity is available with a minimum purchase of 10 tickets ($15ea.) for the game. The afternoon will feature a special pre-game show with American Indian dancing and drum group. Starting at 3:00 pm. For info call David Marley at 612-375-7447.
Sept. 26
Native American Day Celebration
Health & Resource Fair, Exhibition Dancing, Cultural Activities, Children’s Activities, Music, Food and much, much more. 11 am – 2 pm. Midtown Farmers Market, Lake Street & 22nd Avenue, Minneapolis. For more info call 612.721.9839 of 612.721.9816

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