East Calhoun

The Intersection of Recreation and Home.

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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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:

  • Sampling of over 400 wines! 
  • Light appetizers by Uptown area restaurants.

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

Special thanks to our sponsors.

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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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Mar
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Livability Committee Meeting

 

Weigh in on the plans for Hennepin Ave reconstruction project at the Livability Committee meeting. 

All are welcome to share your opinions to help draft a response from ECCO. 

Hennepin Ave (from Lake St to 36th St) is scheduled to be reconstructed in 2018. The project will include improvements to the roadway, sidewalk, and utilities.

 Minneapolis Public Works held an open house on March 9 and multiple street designs were presented. It is important to note the addition of bike lane (in both directions in one plan) and the reduction or elimination of on street parking.

Please see the project proposals here, scroll to page 12 for concept options between Lake St and 31st St, and page 13 for concept options between 31st St and 36th St. 

 All are encouraged to provide individual feedback to the city on the proposed options. For more information, go to the project website. 

The deadline for public comment is March 27.

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

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

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

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Mar
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Access Clean Energy for Your Home or Apartment

ECCO Hosts a Conversation on Windsource and Community Solar Gardens.

Join us for refreshments and an inspiring, informative conversation.

All are welcome! Learn how Community Solar Gardens work, what to look for in a contract and the benefits of joining a Community Solar Garden.

  • Learn how you can calculate your household's carbon foot print and go carbon neutral through energy efficiency, purchasing green power and carbon offsets. 
  • Sign up for Windsource to help expand Wind power in MN 
  • Join the consumer and pollinator friendly Community Solar Garden to save 10% on your monthly electricity bills with MN Community Solar/ Novel Energy in partnership with the Alliance for Sustainability and Lake Street Energy Challenge.

Presenters are: 

Sean Gosiewski, Executive Director, Alliance for Sustainability
612-250-0389 or sean@afors.org  
allianceforsustainability.com/communitysolar

Jane Quale, MN Community Solar/ Novel Energy
612 345-7188 or jane.qualey@mncommunitysolar.com

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Mar
9
6:00pm 6:00pm

Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction Open House

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

Minneapolis Public Works and the Ward 10 office, along with the ECCO and CARAG neighborhoods, will be hosting a community event to share information and get your feedback. 

This meeting will be an open house style event for neighbors to learn about design options for the project, so you're welcome to come and go as you please if you cannot make the entire event. We encourage you to attend to learn about the scope of the project and provide feedback on the design of the corridor. 

or more information, go to the project webpage and the Open House event Facebook page

The City of Minneapolis Public Works will be finalizing the design in early 2017 with the construction scheduled for 2018.

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Feb
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Livability Committee Meeting -CANCELLED-

This meeting has been cancelled

There are no pressing issues at this time. 

The proposed condo development for East Calhoun Pkwy is currently on hold. No additional information is available at this time.

 

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

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.

 

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Jan
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

Hennepin Avenue Reconstruction Open House

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

You are invited to a second informational open house (follow up to the introductory project open house on January 25). 

Read the feedback from the first open house (1/25/17) and the online survey. 

Project staff will be on had to share different concepts for the street, seek feedback on the concepts, and answer questions. This meeting will be an open house style event so you're welcome to come and go as you please if you cannot make the entire event. We encourage you to attend to learn about the scope of the project and provide feedback on the design of the corridor. 

For more information, go to the project webpage and the Open House event Facebook page

The City of Minneapolis Public Works will be finalizing the design in early 2017 with the construction scheduled for 2018.

 

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