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Business, Community, Entertainment, Sports

24th Annual Rondo Days Festival

2007 Summer Venture Camp

In Her Own Right: Minnesota's First Generation of Women Artists

68th Minneapolis Aquatennial

Have an idea how to celebrate 150 years of statehood?

Art exhibition features 12 emerging Hmong artists

Project Legos community appreciation night

Join the University of Minnesota Showboat Players

Free patent searches

How to Ensure a Safe Online Experience for Your Kids

American Horticultural Society National Children and Youth Garden Symposium

Center for Global Education celebrates 25 years

Jazz88 Bike Day on the Greenway-A Sunday Bike Social

3rd annual Music in Mears

One Week - Advertise Your Event

White House Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

Leonard King, Jr.'s "Drum Fun and Vocals Too" coming to the Government Center

Hennepin County offers in Spanish an information session on child support

National Night Out

The Dinosa Diaries


Minnesota Women's Consortium annual meeting
Sheletta Brundidge: Mom/Media Mogul/Comic, will keynote the annual meeting of the Minnesota Women's Consortium on Wednesday evening, July 18, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton, 1330 Industrial Boulevard, Minneapolis.

Brundidge is host of KSTP-TV's new Crossroads show which is highlighting lots of great work by women and men of color, and author of the hilarious weekly soap opera, "As the Down Low Brother Turns," in The Spokesman-Recorder newspaper.

This event is open to the general public, including those who would like to learn more about this great network of 160 organizations committed to women's equality - as well as those who are already Friends of the Consortium (like Black Heart Publishing).

The evening's activities include supper, networking, a brief "State of the Consortium" presentation by executive director Bonnie Watkins, and a chance for voting delegates to elect board members and approve a budget.

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  • 24th Annual Rondo Days Festival
  • The 24th Annual Rondo Days Festival, celebrating the past, present and future of St. Paul's African American families, businesses and community is Saturday, July 21.

    Featuring the theme, "Remember Rondo: A New Beginning to an Old Tradition," this year's festivities will be launched with the Senior Dinner at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church on Thursday, July 19. The free dinner is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and honors and celebrates the contributions Rondo elders have made to strengthen the community.

    Saturday's events include the Rondo 5K Walk and Run for all ages starting at 8 a.m. The Grand Parade begins at 10 a.m., which is followed by the festival itself at Martin Luther King Park from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Enjoy live music by a variety of jazz, gospel and R&B groups as well as children's games, clowns, face-painting, food, fun, and lots of beautiful things to buy.

    Read on . . .
  • 2007 Summer Venture Camp
  • The Collaborative is holding its second 2007 Summer Venture Camp for entrepreneurs and innovators on August 2 at the University of Minnesota. Geared to help fuel and inform the 'next generation' of innovators, the Summer Venture Camp is a morning seminar featuring four topics fundamental to growing companies presented in rapid-fire succession with networking and breakfast before and a networking break midway.

    Topics include Equity Structure and Termsheets, The Role of Intellectual Property Issues in Financing, Cash is King and an Entrepreneur, Investor, Angel and VC Panel.

    Read on . . .
  • In Her Own Right: Minnesota's First Generation of Women Artists
  • In a unique collaboration, the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) and the Minnesota Museum of American Art (MMAA) join forces to present In Her Own Right: Minnesota's First Generation of Women Artists. The exhibit is from July 20 to October 28 in the galleries of MMAA in downtown St. Paul.

    The exhibition showcases more than 75 works by Frances Cranmer Greenman, Alice Hugy, Clara Mairs, Josephine Lutz Rollins and Ada Wolfe. All born before 1900, these artists enjoyed lengthy careers, some lasting many decades, and contributed greatly to the history of art making in Minnesota.

    Read on . . .
  • 68th Minneapolis Aquatennial
  • The 68th Minneapolis Aquatennial kicks off on Friday, July 13 with the Subway Block Party from 5 to11:30 p.m. on Nicollet Mall (between 3rd and 4th Streets). Featuring a "boatload" of activities, this year's festival takes place from July 13 to 22 at venues and neighborhoods throughout Minneapolis.

    Highlights of the "10 Best Days of Summer" include Minnesota's largest parade and free outdoor concert, the fourth largest fireworks show in the U.S. (on July 21), milk carton boat races, a sandcastle competition, the world's largest purse triathlon, neighborhood park BBQ's and so much more.

    Read on . . .
  • Have an idea how to celebrate 150 years of statehood?
  • Minnesota will be 150 years old next year. To help celebrate 150 years of statehood, the Minnesota Sesquicentennial Commission has created the Sesquicentennial Grant Program to help ensure that communities have some resources to create sesquicentennial activities that are meaningful to local residents and at the same time emphasize or build connections between the local community and the state as a whole. These connections may be historic, current, or looking to the future.

    The Sesquicentennial is a unique opportunity to celebrate Minnesota as a connected community of locally diverse people, places, and culture. Community activities, projects, and events may be newly-created to commemorate the Sesquicentennial or may be existing activities that can be expanded and enhanced to include a Sesquicentennial theme.

    The Commission is particularly interested in supporting efforts that explore Minnesota's past, present, and future through these themes: arts and culture, education, health and wellness, innovation, and Minnesota's natural resources and great outdoors.

    Read on . . .
  • Art exhibition features 12 emerging Hmong artists
  • A special art exhibition featuring 12 emerging Hmong artists, co-sponsored by the Hmong American Institute for Learning (HAIL), will run at Homewood Studios in Minneapolis throughout July.

    Since the first Hmong arrived in the United States over 30 years ago, the face of Hmong art has changed significantly to reflect the immersion of the American culture. HAIL hopes Homewood Studio's "Throwing Pebbles in the Pond" art exhibition will not only showcase the new art of the Hmong but also encourage and support other Hmong artists in their pioneering works.

    "Throwing Pebbles in the Pond" features works by Seexeng Lee, Tou Vue, Pana Lor, Nikki Yang, Kou Vang, Mai C. Vang, Sue Lee, Khia Lee, Tengo Lor, Chang Vang, John Kong and Khoo Xiong.

    Read on . . .
  • Project Legos community appreciation night
  • Project Legos will be hosting a community appreciation night at Billy's on Grand in St. Paul on Tuesday, July 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. All members of the community are invited to learn about the steps Project Legos is taking to achieve a more inclusive and peaceful society starting with the young people in our community.

    Free food and a chance to win raffle prizes will be provided to those attending as they gain a better understanding of the work Project Legos is doing with local young people as well as a glimpse at ways they addresses such topics with young people in the classroom.

    Read on . . .
  • Join the University of Minnesota Showboat Players
  • Join the University of Minnesota Showboat Players this summer as they embark upon another celebrated season of ol' fashioned, river bound entertainment. This year, the Players tell a tale that picks up where the famous Sherlock Holmes stories left off.

    "Sherlock's Last Case" centers on a death threat against everybody's favorite sleuth by the supposed son of his late nemesis, Professor Moriarty. Full of witty humor, quick retorts and a suspense-filled storyline, this show and its zany, lovable cast of characters are sure to tickle your funny bone and steal your heart.

    Read on . . .
  • Free patent searches
  • If you're a small business owner concerned with issues surrounding intellectual property, check out Free Patents Online, a website offering free patent searching, free patent PDF downloading, competitive intelligence alert set-up and more. The site is a great resource for patent searching, R&D, and market research.

    Read on . . .
  • How to Ensure a Safe Online Experience for Your Kids
  • (ARA) - Kids, computers and the Internet - it can be a formula for fun and education or, if not wisely managed, a jungle of pitfalls and potentially dangerous situations for kids in the 21st century. Here are five tips to help parents get a grip on home PC and Internet management:

    Place your family PC in an open, visible location.

    Get hip to your Web browser's access settings to block out objectionable Web sites.

    Read on for more tips. . .
  • American Horticultural Society National Children and Youth Garden Symposium
  • The 15th annual American Horticultural Society National Children and Youth Garden Symposium will take place from July 19 to 21 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen.

    The only educational symposium of its kind in North America, more than 250 educators, garden designers, community leaders and children's gardening advocates from around the country will gather.

    Read on . . .
  • Center for Global Education celebrates 25 years
  • The Center for Global Education (CGE) at Augsburg College is set to celebrate 25 years with two upcoming events on July 21. A day-long conference on the theme "Building a Just and Sustainable World: Education for Transformation" will be followed by a "Global Gala" in the evening.

    The conference will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature a keynote speech by Dr. Pandu Hailonga van Dijk from Windoek, Namibia on "Education for Decolonization."

    Read on . . .
  • Jazz88 Bike Day on the Greenway-A Sunday Bike Social
  • "Jazz88 Bike Day on the Greenway-A Sunday Bike Social" is coming up on Sunday, July 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a KBEM fundraiser event (benefiting KBEM's summer student intern program at North High School) and there is a donation of $10 per person and a limit of 60 bikers.

    Read on . . .
  • 3rd annual Music in Mears
  • 2007 marks the 3rd year for the St. Paul After Hours series "Music in Mears." The series of free outdoor music and movies in Mears Park in St. Paul's Lowertown runs on Thursday nights until Aug 30 from 6 to 9 p.m.

    This year, Music in Mears has partnered with Comcast's Movies in the Park to feature movies after the concerts for the last 6 shows. (July 26, Aug 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30).

    Read on . . .
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  • White House Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
  • On Thursday, August 9, the White House and the Departments of Justice, Agriculture, Labor, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Education, Homeland Security, Commerce, Veterans' Affairs, the Small Business Administration, and the Agency for International Development, along with the State of Minnesota, will host a conference in Minneapolis to help faith-based and community organizations learn more about President Bush's Faith-Based and Community Initiative. It will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Minneapolis.

    Read on . . .
  • Leonard King, Jr.'s "Drum Fun and Vocals Too" coming to the Government Center
  • Leonard King, Jr.'s "Drum Fun and Vocals Too" is coming to Hennepin County's "Summer on the Plaza" series on Monday, July 16, at the Hennepin County Government Center's North Plaza. Dr. King is a musician, drummer, vocalist, bandleader, teacher and more.

    His Drum Fun emphasizes various rhythm and vocal expressions that have been cultivated by African Americans from the late 1800s to the present.

    Read on . . .
  • Hennepin County offers in Spanish an information session on child support
  • All children deserve financial support from their parents, and sometimes families need the county to help them gain that support. To that end, Hennepin County is offering a free information session on July 19 to help Spanish-speaking parents who have custody of their children establish a financial partnership with the non-custodial parent.

    Learn about locating the non-custodial parent; establishing the legal relationship of the father; getting, enforcing or reviewing an order of support; and more. A question-answer session will follow the presentation. The session will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at CLUES, located at 720 E. Lake Street in Minneapolis.

    Read on . . .
  • National Night Out
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    The 24th Annual National Night Out (NNO) will take place on Tuesday August 7. On NNO people get together with their neighbors, meet many for the first time and have a block party to strengthen community and safety on their block.

    This year's theme is Join the Movement: Putting "Neighbors" back in the Neighborhood. If your block hasn't had a party before or didn't have one last year, or isn't planning one for this year, it's a great time to join the movement to make your block a neighborhood. NNO is coordinated by CCP/SAFE, a unit of the Minneapolis Police Department.

    July 24 is the deadlines for both registration prizes and street Closure. Use July to get everything ready for NNO August 7.

    For the first time, the process to register your block parties and apply to close off your street is easy, free and can be done at the same time while visiting one web site:

    Read on . . .
  • The Dinosa Diaries
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    Well this was a fun week with a nice mixture of work and play. Very often those two words - work/play - may seem contradictory, but not in my world. Work should be fun and time to play is well, elementary.

    I began last weekend with a fabulous manicure with one of the best nail techs in Minnesota - Sue Blanchard at Thomas Carlson Salon at 4008 Minnetonka Blvd. She exfoliated with some grapefruit medley that made me feel healthier just from the aroma. And then she massaged my phalanges until I was so relaxed I could barely move. Finally, she painted my nails a sparkly silver (which by the way - a week later are still perfect). And her French manicures are amazing. Treat yourself and book an appointment with Sue.

    Then, feeling quite relaxed and beautiful, I went next door to Yum Bakery and Kitchen for breakfast. Believe the name. I know that coconut cake is probably not really considered a "breakfast food," but it is irresistible. The blueberry chicken salad, macaroni and cheese, Yum cupcakes, salmon hash - oh my. Try it.

    Having eaten far too many calories before it was even noon, I thought I'd scare a few out of me by seeing the psychological thriller 1408 starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. I do believe I burned a few extra calories and increased my heart rate during the movie. It was a great way to spend a hot, hot Saturday afternoon.

    The weekend over, I was fortunate enough to be invited by one of my best friends to a networking and wine tasting event sponsored by iq marketing at Temple Restaurant in Minneapolis. I met some very interesting people and the folks from iq marketing were perfect hosts. Jan Finken, president of iq marketing, was absolutely delightful and shared a funny story on how she began her business some 20 years ago (allegedly at the age of 12 according to her website profile). iq marketing has won 5 Clarion Awards, been honored by the Business Journal as a Corporate Citizen and has received the CHSFS Philanthropic Award. WoW! They can probably help your company - check them out.

    The wine tasting was provided by Etica Fair Trade. Etica promotes sustainability through business. It distributes Fair Trade wine and sells Fair Trade products in order to help farmers and artisans build better futures. Through Fair Trade, all of its producers are paid an honest livable wage for their hard work. Etica works with producers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the United States. The income generated by the producers is used to develop their communities, whether it be building new infrastructure or sending their children to school. Find out more.

    And, of course, the food and atmosphere at Temple's was every bit as wonderful as Thom Pham's other restaurant Azia on Nicollet. Not only is Thom an inspired chef and restaurant owner, he is quite handsome and a superhero, recently chasing down some unsavory characters trying to do a dine and dash.

    I can hardly wait to see what adventures this next week will bring! Fondly, Dinosa

  • Couple finds comfort in Southern tradition
  • New Orleans (AP) - Living in a federally supplied trailer by their fouled house, a couple whose housecleaning company was among Hurricane Katrina's victims has turned a dying tree in their front yard into a glinting symbol of hope.

    The cypress, decked with scores of bottles of all sizes and colors, fills the view from the window above their trailer's kitchen table. Some bottles jut from the trunk on dowels or the stumps of dead branches. Others dangle from heavy fishing line.

    "This has saved our sanity. I'm not kidding," said Mary Johnson.

    Read on . . .

  • Clothes factory agrees to changes
  • Milwaukee (AP) - A Guatemalan factory that makes some of Hispanic television personality Daisy Fuentes' clothing line for the Kohl's Corp. department store chain has agreed to make changes following allegations it was a sweatshop, a workers' rights group said last week.

    The National Labor Committee issued a report on the Fribo clothing factory last month, saying workers told a related group that they are humiliated and forced to work unpaid overtime.

    Kohl's pulled certain items from Fuentes' line from its stores and online marketer after learning of the allegations. P.A. Group LLC, the company that contracted the factory to make Fuentes' clothing, had said changes needed to be made before it would do business with it again.

    Read on . . .

  • Over 50 years after her death, new details about Frida Kahlo
  • Mexico City (AP) - Tormented Mexican painter Frida Kahlo meticulously painted blood, gore and her emotional suffering. Yet curators recently discovered she lived playfully, spending hours with puppets acting out scenes in a childlike theater.

    As she challenged conventional ideas of beauty, she boldly flaunted her unibrow and mustache, yet kept photos of bikini-clad women and beefy, chisled-faced sailors.

    Mexico's celebration of the centennial anniversary of her birth this summer demonstrates there is still much to learn about one of its most revered 20th-century icons, whose life and self-portraits have inspired books, plays and even the 2002 Hollywood film, "Frida," starring Salma Hayek.

    Read on . . .

  • 7 New Wonders of the World Chosen
  • Lisbon, Portugal (AP) - The Great Wall of China, Rome's Colosseum, India's Taj Mahal and three architectural marvels from Latin America were among the new seven wonders of the world chosen in a global poll released last Saturday.

    Jordan's Petra was the seventh winner. Peru's Machu Picchu, Brazil's Statue of Christ Redeemer and Mexico's Chichen Itza pyramid also made the cut.

    About 100 million votes were cast by the Internet and cellphone text messages, said New7Wonders, the nonprofit organization that conducted the poll.

    The seven beat out 14 other nominated landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Easter Island in the Pacific, the Statue of Liberty, the Acropolis, Russia's Kremlin and Australia's Sydney Opera House.

    Read on . . .

  • Circus for high schoolers
  • St. Paul (AP) - Zach Morgan sits on the edge of a plank nearly 40 feet in the air, terrified by what he's about to do.

    He has no safety net, just a specially rigged bungee rope looped around one wrist. But when he gets his cue, he'll count to three and step into space -- free-falling more than 20 feet until the rope catches, leaving him hanging by one hand.

    "It freaks you out," said Morgan, 18. "You are sitting on the edge going, 'Why am I doing this? What am I doing? ... ' And then you jump, and you get to the ground, and you go, 'Oh THAT'S why -- 'cause it's awesome!"'

    Read on . . .

  • Universities see recruiting opportunities in Spanish
  • Des Moines, IA (AP) - Several universities and colleges in Iowa are ready to add Spanish-language pages to their Web sites and buying Spanish radio ads to help recruit more Hispanic students.

    The number of Hispanic students enrolled in Iowa's public schools increased from just over 4,000 in 1985 to more than 28,000 in [masked] -- a nearly 600 percent increase.

    Des Moines Area Community College plans to air Spanish ads this summer on a Spanish radio station.

    Read on . . .

  • Fewer people think children are important for marriage
  • New York (AP) - The percentage of Americans who consider children "very important" to a successful marriage has dropped sharply since 1990, and more now cite the sharing of household chores as pivotal, according to a sweeping new survey.

    The Pew Research Center survey on marriage and parenting found that children had fallen to eighth out of nine on a list of factors that people associate with successful marriages -- well behind "sharing household chores," "good housing," "adequate income," a "happy sexual relationship" and "faithfulness."

    In a 1990 World Values Survey, children ranked third in importance among the same items, with 65 percent saying children were very important to a good marriage. Just 41 percent said so in the new Pew survey.

    Read on . . .

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