East Calhoun

The Intersection of Recreation and Home.

Oct
24
6:30pm 6:30pm

Ward 10 Community Event

Meet the new Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo and Imani Jaafar from the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights.

Join the conversation about the vision and goals of the MPD, civilian oversight and how the 2018 proposed budget relates to health and safety. 

The program will conclude with a brief questions and answer period. 

 

For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact Tina Erazmus, 612-673-2210. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626. 

 

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Oct
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

Hennepin and Lake Community Wine Tasting Fund Raiser

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!

Special thanks to our sponsors.

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Oct
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

Livability Committee Meeting

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
4:00pm 4:00pm

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
3:00pm 3:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
5:00pm 5:00pm

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
9:00am 9:00am

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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May
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

Livability Committee Meeting

Agenda* includes:

  • Hennepin Ave Reconstruction 
  • Lander project in CARAG, (3149 and 3151 Hennepin) 
  • Minneapolis Bike Masterplan - what it is, and how does it impact ECCO?
  • Sons of Norway redevelopment - any action?

*These are just discussion items, no presentations are taking place at this meeting.

ECCO Livability Meetings are open to all interested parties, however, only ECCO members may vote on any actions taken by the committee.

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.   

 

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May
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

ECCO Personal Safety & Robbery Prevention Workshop

Come out to this FREE workshop for adults of all ages. 

Come out to this workshop for adults of all ages. Self defense expert Mary Brandl, from Be Pro Safe and Midwest Karate Association, will demonstrate what you need to know to reduce your vulnerability to robbery and assault. Discover how to recognize a potential attacker in the making, as well as the roles body language, eye contact, tone of voice, and assertiveness can play in averting potential trouble.

Snacks and beverages provided. 

Sponsored by ECCO and CARAG.

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May
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Southwest Communities "Future of Neighborhood Associations” Conversation

The neighborhood organizations of Southwest Minneapolis, in partnership with the Minneapolis Department of Neighborhood and Community Relations, invite you to come discuss your viewpoint regarding the future of neighborhood associations, including creating stable communities through respecting residents’ voices and empowering local solutions. 

Attendees will work with other Southwest residents to discuss current and future challenges facing neighborhoods and suggest policy and funding streams to support communities to creatively address these challenges.

All are welcome! Free dinner and childcare provided. Share a community meal prepared by Marhaba Grill; childcare provided for kids ages 6 mo - 12 years. 

Please register at this link to assist us in ordering food, providing childcare, and a gift bag for every household.

See the Facebook event page for more information.

 

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Apr
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction Informational Meeting

Learn about plans for the Hennepin Ave S (Lake St to 36th St W) reconstruction.

Minneapolis Public Works will hold an information meeting to present the recommended concept for the street and discuss next steps for the project. 

The meeting will consist of a presentation format, rather than the open house format of the two previous meetings. 

If you cannot attend the April 27 meeting, all materials presented will be posted on the project website following the meeting. 

For more information, see the meeting notice here and go to the project website.

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Apr
22
9:30am 9:30am

Earth Day Clean Up at Lake Calhoun

Join your East Calhoun neighbors in this annual Minneapolis citywide spring clean up. 
Meet near the Tin Fish at Lake Calhoun. 

Volunteers needed and appreciated. Coffee provided by Nespresso and snacks will be offered to volunteers. 

Stop by and help as you can! No pre-registration required. Bring your own work gloves. Trash bags and directions will be provided.

Click here for more information about the Earth Day events.

 

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Apr
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

ECCO Livability Committee Meeting

All are welcome. 

Meeting agenda includes:

  • Calhoun-Harriet Master Plan - a public meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 6:30 p.m. at Park Board headquarters. For more detailed information, go to the project webpage.
  • Hennepin Ave Reconstruction Project - public meeting will be held on Thursday, April 27
  • Thai New Year Celebration, Saturday, April 29, 4:00-10:00 p.m. - closure of Hennepin Ave between Lake St & 31st St. See the event website.

ECCO Livability Meetings are open to all interested parties, however only ECCO members may vote on any actions taken by the committee.

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.   

 

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