East Calhoun

The Intersection of Recreation and Home.


Dec
12
6:30 PM18:30

Holiday Caroling Party

Kick off the holiday season by spreading good cheer!  

Gather at St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave S, at 6:30 p.m. (meet in the Great Hall). We'll bundle up and sing our way through the streets of East Calhoun from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. End the evening with hot cider, snacks and social time.

Bring the whole family. Invite your friends and neighbors.

Singers of all ability are welcome!

RSVP to Monica Smith at nrp@eastcalhoun.org or 612-821-0131.

Note: If you know of a neighbor who is in special need of good cheer, let Monica know their name and address, and we’ll stop by.

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Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

Livability Committee Meeting

Agenda will include:

  • Sons of Norway property. The committee is asking for your feedback to help draft a formal response to the proposed plans for a mixed-use development including 329 dwelling units, 15,000 square feet of office space and 6,000 square feet of retail space.  

  • East Calhoun Pkwy late night disturbances

Questions? 
Contact Monica Smith at nrp@eastcalhoun.org.

The Livability Committee reviews current zoning proposals in the neighborhood and addresses safety, traffic and parking concerns.

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Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

Hennepin and Lake Community Wine Tasting Fund Raiser

  • St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tickets: $25 in advance/$35 at door
100% of proceeds from tickets sold in advance by ECCO go to support the East Calhoun neighborhood. Contact Monica Smith at 612-821-0131 or nrp@eastcalhoun.org to purchase your tickets. Or, purchase your ticket online at handlwine.eventbrite.com. Be sure to select the option to benefit East Calhoun Community Organization (ECCO). 

Featuring:

  • Sample from more than 400 varieties of wine!
  • Light appetizers provided by Uptown area restaurants.

Volunteers needed! ECCO is offering a discount on the ticket price if you volunteer for a 90 minute shift. Sign up to volunteer, then contact Monica Smith for your discounted ticket. 

This benefit has raised over $345,000 for Uptown neighborhoods!


Food donations by:

  • Amazing Thailand
  • Amore Uptown
  • Barbette
  • Blackbird Restaurant
  • Bogart's Doughnut Co.
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • Darbar India Grill
  • Dunn Brothers Coffee
  • La La Homemade Ice Cream
  • Lake & Irving
  • The Lotus Uptown
  • Lunds & Byerlys
  • Mesa Pizza Uptown
  • Namaste Cafe
  • Pizza Luce
  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop
  • Punch Pizza
  • Red Cow Restaurant & Bar
  • Rise Baking Company
  • Wedge Community Co-op
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Yum! Kitchen and Bakery

Special thanks to our sponsors:

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Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Ward 10 City Council Candidate Forum

Hear from candidates for Ward 10 City Council. 

Candidates Bruce Lundeen, David Schorn, Lisa Bender, and Saralyn Romanishan will be responding to community questions based on those submitted to the Questions Survey and at community meetings.

Co-sponsored by these Ward 10 neighborhoods: ECCO, East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association, Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association and Whittier Alliance. 

 

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Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Public Hearing on Lake Calhoun Name Change

  • Hennepin County Government Center Board Room (A-2400) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 

The Hennepin County Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 17 at 6 p.m. to receive public comment on a petition to restore the name of Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, Minnesota to "Bde Maka Ska," and a separate petition seeking to change the name to "Lake Maka Ska." 

Written comments can be submitted to board.clerk@hennepin.us

 

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Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Livability Committee Meeting

Agenda will include:

  • Sons of Norway project. Presenter: Tony Barranco, Vice President, Real Estate Development, Ryan Companies. See proposed plans here for the redevelopment of the block between Lake St and 31st St, Holmes and Humboldt Aves.
    • Project addresses:
      1455 W Lake St
      3001 Humboldt Ave S
      3015 Humboldt Ave S
      3017 Humboldt Ave S
      3021 Humboldt Ave S
      3016 Holmes Ave S
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Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

East Calhoun Neighborhood Annual Meeting

Join us for our Annual Meeting.

Pizza & Socializing 6:00 p.m.  Meeting 6:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Updates from elected officials.
  • Hear from Ryan Companies about the Sons of Norway property redevelopment. Read about the project here
  • Learn about ECCO events and programs.
  • Elect new ECCO board members. 

Free pizza from Pizza Lucé and childcare.


New board members needed!
Six of 13 positions on the ECCO Board (plus two alternates) are open for election. A term is two years long. Submit your own name for nomination either in advance of (nomination form available here) or at the Annual Meeting.

Candidates must be at least 18 years old and a resident of East Calhoun. Renters, homeowners, new to the neighborhood, young and old are welcome!

Responsibilities include attendance at monthly board meetings (first Thursday at 7 pm) and participation in at least one committee. Time commitments for each vary.

Your neighborhood board plays an important role in sustaining a healthy, vibrant community. Interested? Please contact Monica Smith at nrp@eastcalhoun.org or 612-821-0131.

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Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Livability Committee Meeting

  • St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Agenda will include:

  • Sons of Norway project. The information presented to the Livability Committee will be very similar to information provided at the Open House on September 14. Our guest is Tony Barranco, Vice President, Real Estate Development, Ryan Companies. 
    • Project addresses:
      1455 W Lake St
      3001 Humboldt Ave S
      3015 Humboldt Ave S
      3017 Humboldt Ave S
      3021 Humboldt Ave S
      3016 Holmes Ave S
  • Late night activity at boat launch and around Tin Fish
  • Discussion of Mpls Park hours and park police patrols
  • Review of Critical Parking Permit process

The Livability Committee reviews current zoning proposals in the
neighborhood and addresses safety, traffic and parking concerns.

Questions? Contact Monica Smith at nrp@eastcalhoun.org.   

Aerial photo of proposed project location for Sons of Norway project (Lake St to 31st St, Humboldt to Holmes):

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Sep
14
4:00 PM16:00

Open House for Sons of Norway Redevelopment

You are invited to an Open House to learn more about the proposed redevelopment of the Sons of Norway property.

Ryan Companies and Weidner Apartment homes, in cooperation with Sons of Norway, are hosting a neighbor open house to discuss the proposed redevelopment of the Sons of Norway property. The goal is to create an active, mixed use project that is anchored by a newly envisioned Sons of Norway office space, featuring retail, green space, and Uptown's newest premium residential community. 

Ryan Companies representatives will be at the open house to show some initial site plans and to gather additional feedback about current site conditions so that this feedback can be incorporated into architectural concept plans.

Full architectural concept plans for the project are still under development and will be presented at future ECCO Livability Community meetings and to the City of Minneapolis Committee of the Whole in late September or October. 

 

 

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Sep
4
3:00 PM15:00

Labor Day Celebration

Join us for all the fun and festivities! Parade, games, potluck dinner and bingo!

  • Parade featuring the Southwest High Marching Band begins at 3:00 p.m.
    Arrive at 2:30 p.m. to decorate bikes, strollers, pets, etc! 
    Decorating supplies will be available.
  • Games for all ages.
  • Potluck dinner at 4:15 p.m. Please bring a dish to share for the potluck dinner.  
  • Bingo starts after dinner.

Have fun, meet your neighbors, and find out what's happening
in East Calhoun!

Volunteers needed for short shifts. We're using SignUp.com
(a sign-up and reminder tool) to organize our volunteers. 
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to see our volunteer spots.
  2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
  3. Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Monica at nrp@eastcalhoun.org or 612-821-0131 to sign you up manually.

 

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Aug
21
7:00 PM19:00

Livability Committee Meeting

The Livability Committee reviews current zoning proposals in the neighborhood and addresses safety, traffic and parking concerns.

Agenda includes:

  • Sons of Norway property. Preliminary discussion with Ryan Companies on ideas for a mixed-use redevelopment of the site. Guest is Tony Barranco, Vice President, Real Estate Development, Ryan Companies. 

    Project addresses:
    1455 W Lake St
    3001 Humboldt Ave S
    3015 Humboldt Ave S
    3017 Humboldt Ave S
    3021 Humboldt Ave S
    3016 Holmes Ave S
     
  • Air Quality Study - location ideas for air quality sensors. 

Questions? Contact Monica Smith at nrp@eastcalhoun.org.   

Aerial photo of proposed project location for Sons of Norway project (Lake St to 31st St, Humboldt to Holmes):

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Jun
19
7:00 PM19:00

Livability Committee Meeting

All are welcome at our next meeting. 

The Livability Committee reviews current zoning proposals in the neighborhood and addresses safety, traffic and parking concerns.

  • Hennepin Ave Reconstruction Project Update - on the agenda for the City Council's Transportation & Public Works Committee meeting on Tuesday, June 20, 9:30 a.m. at City Hall, Room 317. A public hearing is not scheduled. 
  • Critical Parking - review process for obtaining 
  • Landers Project at 3145-3149 Hennepin Ave  - Public Hearing on June 26, 4:30 pm at City Hall, Room 317
  • Sons of Norway - no new info

Questions? Contact Monica Smith at nrp@eastcalhoun.org.   

 

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Jun
3
5:00 PM17:00

ECCO Block Party

Come out for the ECCO Block Party!

Featuring:

  • 5:00 p.m. Performance of "Coyote Stories," a collection of American Indian stories performed by The Little Coyote Puppet Theater
  • Community potluck. Hot dog, veggie burgers and beverages provided. Please bring a dish to share.
  • Game (checkers, chess, cards, uno, dominos, jenga, candy land, sorry, boche ball, frisbee, bubbles and more)
  • Music
  • FREE, please bring a dish to share for the potluck dinner

NOTE: bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating

(Rain location: St Mary’s)

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Jun
3
9:00 AM09:00

ECCO Super Sale

Saturday, June 3 marks the 45th annual ECCO Super Sale.

Sale hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  

The Super Sale is an annual event sponsored by the ECCO Board in which all ECCO residents are are invited to have a garage or yard sale on the same day. 

Registration is now closed. 

Click here for the 2017 map of sales. Maps will be available at each sale location. 


Questions? Contact Sylvia Kafkas at 612-481-7698.  

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