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<ul><li> Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comNote to my readers: SUMMER BREAKYour editor is going to take a summer break! So, this issue of the RiverCurrent is coming out aday early and also includes what would have been in next weeks issue. Ill return to the normalschedule for the issues of August 17 and 18.*****Events and Activities*****Mill City Farmers MarketSaturday, August 6, 8 am 1 pmChicago Avenue between Second Street South and West River ParkwayThis weeks 10 a.m. Cooking Demo will feature Market Chef Heather Hartman as she demystifiespesto (its not for basil alone!) in this simple, summery soup with ingredients from market sponsor,Nash Brothers Trading Company. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., enjoy Market maven, NicholaMiller, and her soulful singing. Stop by the Community Booth to learn more about the LandStewardship Project. The Art Market will feature Featuring Weavers Guild, Guillermo Cuellar, Fruitsof the Sea and Jim Benson.. For more information (including what products are expected at themarket this week dont forget your shopping list), recipes and to sign up for the markets emailnewsletter: http://www.millcityfarmersmarket.org.Mill City Farmers MarketSaturday, August 13, 8 am 1 pmChicago Avenue between Second Street South and West River ParkwayI dont have the specifics about the markets plans for August 13, but you can count on a cookingdemo, some music and lots of great food and art to buy! For more information (including whatproducts are expected at the market that week dont forget your shopping list), recipes and tosign up for the markets email newsletter: http://www.millcityfarmersmarket.org.Samples of Classes and Activities at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts1011 Washington Avenue South, 612-215-2520, http://www.mnbookarts.orgHours: Monday 10 am -- 5 pm, Tuesday 10 am -- 9 pm, Wednesday-Saturday 10 am -- 5 pm,Sunday 12 noon 4 pmClass details, instructor biographies, registration details and online registration are all available athttp://www.mnbookarts.org/classes/classes.html. You may also register for a class by calling 612-215-2520.Concertina Structureswith Sue BjerkeMonday, August 15, 6 9 pmThe folded book form known as the concertina (or accordion) has numerous variations andapplications. This class will focus on four concertina book structures: the hard cover triangle, thehard cover non-adhesive, the wrap-around cover with closure and the single sheet surprise format.Other varieties of the versatile concertina will be discussed as time allows. All skill levels welcome.$90 ($80 members) + $15 supply fee. Register for this workshopLets Go to the Museum!with Ellen FerrariTuesday, August 16, 10 am 12 noonCome and meet two artists in When Pigasso Met Mootisse by Nina Laden. Learn to make paperwith white cotton pulp, then "paint" your masterpieces with pulp in a rainbow of colors. Use colorful </li> <li> Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comyarn and eye droppers for added artistic effects. "Art Opening" snacks will be served. Dress formess with water-safe shoes. For families with children age 2 and up. $30 ($27 members) peradult/child pair; $15 ($14) each additional participant. Register for this workshop...Book Arts Roundtable: Collaboration ChatTuesday, August 16, 7 pmJoin us for a panel discussion of the joys and challenges of collaboration between writers andartists. This panel will feature collaborators Will Dinski and Mark Ehling, plus more collaboratingwriter/artist teams to be announced. Minnesota Center for Book Arts is a hub of creativity whereinteresting, passionate and knowledgeable people like you learn, share ideas and get inspired.Join the conversation by attending our fun, interactive Book Arts Roundtables in MCBAs livelystudios. Always free and always open to the public!Woven Bindingswith CB SherlockSaturday, August 20, 10 am 5 pmBind books without sewing! In this class, youll learn two variations of woven bindings. One, a hardcover with vellum strips, uses single sheets of paper; the other, a soft cover with paper strips, is afoliosingle sheet combination. Both structures offer great ways to put drawings and paintingseasily into a book structure. All skill levels welcome. $105 ($95 members) + $30 supply fee.Register for this workshopLets Go to the Junkyard!with Ellen FerrariTuesday, August 23; 10 am 12 noonWander through the wonderful world of trash in Rodney A. Greenblatts wacky Aunt Ippys House ofJunk. Turn our wacky junk -- CDs, yogurt containers, toilet paper tubes, shredded money and more-- into one-of-a-kind books. Fold, paste and collage our junk into your gems. And dont forget"wacky" snacks! For families with children age 2 and up. $30 ($27 members) per adult/child pair,$15 ($14) each additional participant. Register for this workshop...Nicollet Island ConcertsAll concerts at 7 pm unless notedNicollet Island AmphitheaterFree. For updates and more information: http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com/.Monday, August 15 Detroit Don King Band (authentic urban blues and jazz)Monday, August 22 Minnesota Association of Songwriters (songwriter showcase)Father Hennepin Bluffs Park Concerts and MoviesAll concerts at 7 pm unless noted; movies start 15 minutes after sunsetFather Hennepin Bluffs Park, 420 Main Street SEFree. For updates and more information: http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com/.Tuesday, August 16 -- Indigenous Music and Six Movies (celebrating Native American Culture)Tuesday, August 23 -- Indigenous Music and Movies (celebrating Native American Culture)Wapawekka (short film) and Of Mice and MenMinnehaha Park Outdoor Concerts and MoviesMinnehaha Falls, 4810 South Minnehaha Park DriveAll shows at 7 p.m. except as noted; movies start 15 minutes after sunsetMinnehaha Falls, 4810 South Minnehaha Park Drive </li> <li> Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comIn case of rain, concerts will be held in the Minnehaha Falls Pavilion. Free. Concert schedule issubject to change. For updates and more information: http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com/Wednesday, August 17 Patchouli (high energy folk meets Flamenco)Thursday, August 18 -- Twin Cities Jazz Club (jazz cats swing standard songs)Friday, August 19, 5 9 pm -- IPR Presents Music in the Park (a variety of styles to enjoy)Saturday, August 20 You AgainWednesday, August 24 Wayne Hamilton and Friends (old favorites and original music)Thursday, August 25 Neale and Haberman (American roots rock)Friday, August 26 Bill Geezy and the New Deal (hand-made American music)Saturday, August 27 Viewers choice movieMill City Museum Programs and Events704 Second Street SouthFor more information about Mill City Museum events call 612-341-7555, or visithttp://www.millcitymuseum.orgMill City Live: Outdoor Music Series Curtiss A &amp; the Jerks of FateThursday, August 18, 6 8 pmCurtiss A (aka Curt Almsted) has been a fixture in Minneapolis rock since 1978, when he recordedwith his punk-ish combo the Spooks. Never really a punk rocker in the traditional sense, Almstedwas more of a roots rock wise guy more influenced by John Lennon than John Lydon. In the late70s and early 80s, he was a big part of the burgeoning pre-Replacements/Hsker D Minneapolisrock scene which, at the time, included the Suburbs, Suicide Commandos, Flamin Ohs andHypstryz. He recorded a great debut record, Courtesy (with future Replacement Slim Dunlap onlead guitar), which brought him and indie label Twin/Tone acclaim. His last album was 1988s AScarlett Letter, with ex-NRBQ guitarist Al Anderson on board. Since 1980 he has performed anannual tribute to John Lennon on the anniversary of his death. The Twin Cities most explosiveoutdoor concert series is back for an eighth season with a slate of bands curated by music writerJim Walsh. Featuring legendary performers from the heyday of the Minneapolis sound, theseconcerts will riff on American music in a gorgeous riverfront setting every Thursday from July 7through August 18. Admission includes the concert and entrance to the museum from 4 to 9 p.m.Food and drink by DAmico Catering available for purchase. Fee: $5 per person; includesadmission to Mill City Museum. Free for MHS members.Riverfront Quest Family TourSaturday, August 20, 1 pm (book making starts at 12:30 pm)Try out questing with a family-focused tour of the Minneapolis riverfront outside Mill City Museum.The quest includes solving rhyming riddles and searching for hidden boxes with pictures to place ina quest journal that participants can make before or after the tour. Journal materials and admissionto Mill City Museum are included in tour cost. Tour is designed for ages 611, but can be enjoyedby all ages. Fee: $14 adults, $12 seniors and college students, $10 ages 6-17 and MHSmembers. Reservations required; call 612-341-7555.Railroad History TourSunday, August 21, 1 pmBeginning with the arrival of Minnesotas first rail line in 1862, Minneapolis boomed in population,flour milling, lumber production and warehousing as a rail network extended throughout the UpperMidwest. Take a guided tour to discover the impact of railroads on the Mill City, visiting railroadlandmarks such as the Stone Arch Bridge, Milwaukee Road Depot and the Minneapolis EasternRailway engine house and trestle. Along the way, find clues to the vanishing railroad landscapeand learn about the new rail era that is arriving with the Hiawatha light rail and the North Star </li> <li> Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com g gcommuter rail. The tour will begin and end at Mill City Museum, where participants can visit themuseums gallery, included in the price of the tour. Fee: $14 adults, $12 seniors and collegestudents, $10 children ages 6-17 and MHS members. Includes museum admission. Reservationsrequired; call 612-341-7555.Historic Main Street Walking TourSaturday, August 27, 1 pmStroll through Minneapolis oldest neighborhood with a Mill City Museum guide, who will talk aboutthe rich past and exciting future of historic Main Street. The tour will highlight the life in the village ofSt. Anthony, changes along Main Street throughout the years, and such landmarks as the 1855Upton Block, 1858 Martin &amp; Morrison Building, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, the Pillsbury A Milland the Chalybeate Mineral Springs. This tour will begin and end at Pracna Restaurant, 117 MainStreet S.E. Tours include admission to Mill City Museum. Fee: $14 adults, $12 senior citizens, $10children ages 6-17 and MHS members. Includes museum admission. Reservations required; call612-341-7555.Engineering the Falls: Walking Tour by History Player William de la BarreSunday, August 28, 1 pmTake a walking tour of St. Anthony Falls led by costumed History Player William de la Barre, theAustrian engineer who spent half a century developing Minneapolis flour milling and waterpower.Participants will visit the Minneapolis Riverfront, the west side milling district and the Stone ArchBridge, and hear about the many ways the falls has changed over the years. The tour will begin andend at Mill City Museum, where participants can visit the museums gallery (included in the price ofthe tour). Fee: $14 adults, $12 seniors and college students, $10 children ages 6-17 and MHSmembers. Reservations required; call 612-341-7555.St. Anthony Main Outdoor Concert SeriesFridays and Saturdays, 7 10 pm; Sundays, 5 8 pmOutdoor stage at St. Anthony Main, between Tuggs Tavern and VICS, 219 SE Main StreetConcerts are free and open to all ages. For full schedule visit http://stanthonymain.com/?page=free_music_series.Friday, August 19 -- Sell Out Stereo Visit My SiteSaturday, August 20 -- TrickSunday, August 21 -- TBAFriday, August 26 -- Dazy Head Mazy Visit My SiteSaturday, August 27 -- Irresistables Visit My SiteSunday, August 28 -- Tim Mahoney (solo) Visit My SiteBird WatchingSaturday, August 20, 8 9:30 amBoom Island and Nicollet IslandJoin a Park Board naturalist, and other bird enthusiasts, to look for summer birds in Minneapolisparks and waterways. Whether youre an avid bird-watcher or simply hoping to learn more aboutMinneapolis avian life, MPRB naturalists can show you where different species of birds may bespotted. All bird watching events require pre-registration and cost $5. Pre register at 612-313-7725 or www.minneapolisparks.org.Kroening Interpretive Center Programs (Three Rivers Park District)North Mississippi Regional ParkFor information: 763-694-7693; for map and driving instructions: http://www.minneapolisparks. </li> <li> Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com ; p g p p porg/default.asp?PageID=4&amp;parkid=430. For programs that require reservations, call 763-559-6700 or register on-line: www.ThreeRiversParkDistrict.org.Free Family Fundays: Blooms and BlossomsSunday, August 21, drop in any time between 1 and 3 pmDiscover wildflowers growing in the park on a self-guided hike in the prairie and by the river. Free;for all ages.Turtle SundaeSaturday, August 27, 1 3 pmDiscover the turtles of Minnesota. Hike along the river to find basking turtles. See live captiveturtles including an endangered turtle that lives on land. Help feed the turtles. Enjoy a turtle sundaeat the end of the program and find out why the turtle has a sundae named after it. Reservationsrequired; reference activity #316901-27. $5. All ages.Free Family Fundays: Grasshoppers GaloreSunday, August 28, drop in any time between 1 and 3 pmCatch grasshoppers in our prairie and help us feed the resident reptiles and amphibians. Nets andcontainers provided. Free; for all ages.An Architects View of Mill City MuseumSunday, August 21, 1 2:30 pmMill City Museum Main Lobby, 704 South 2nd StreetThe Washburn Crosby "A" Mill was destroyed by fire in 1991 and then transformed into the awardwinning Mill City Museum in 2003. Join John Stark, the project architect during the construction ofthe Mill City Museum, for a walking tour of the public spaces, discussing the discoveries andconstruction issues faced during this great venture. Tour participants will receive $2 off admissionfee to the Mill City Museum the day of the tour. $5 per person. Co-sponsored by PreserveMinneapolis and Mill City Museum. For information on this and other Preserve Minneapolis toursand to register: http://www.preserveminneapolis.org/community.phpA Talk and Walk about Coldwater SpringSunday, August 21, 2 pmStevens House, Minnehaha Park, 4801 Minnehaha AvenueDuke John H. Addicks and Bruce McKenzie are your guides for this opportunity to learn moreabout Coldwater Spring. Stevens House will be open for regular tours (meet at Stevens House forthe walk). For information: 612-722-2220 or http://www.johnhstevenshouse.org/Breakfast with a PreservationistWednesday, August 24, 8 9 amMill City Museum, enter a...</li></ul>