Get 'Pampered' at a WPCiA Fundraiser

Get ready for the "gifting" season -- weddings, Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduations, housewarmings -- or just "pamper" yourself, all for a worthy cause: Your Windom Park neighborhood and our annual carnival.

We're having a Pampered Chef Party Thursday, April 17, from 6-8 p.m., complete with goodies and food demonstration, at the Windom Park Recreation Center, 2251 Hayes St. NE. All are invited to this open-house style event. Pampered Chef will be donating 10 percent of sales -- 15 percent if sales are over $600 -- to WPCiA to help fund our June 21 carnival/festival in the park. In addition, WPCiA will receive $3 for every future party booked at the April 17 fundraiser. And, thanks to a generous offer from WPCiA board member and Pampered Chef Consultant Rob Jones, he'll be donating his commission from this event to WPCiA as well. What's more, Rob will entertain us as only he can!

If you can't make the event, you can still donate to WPCiA via purchases made at www.pamperedchef.biz/robashjones. Click "shop," add your items to the cart, and when prompted, add Windom Park as the organization.

All purchases of $70 or more get you your choice of a free cooking utensil.

All are invited. Bring your family, friends and the kids. Get a head-start on your gift-shopping list, and you're sure to find something you can use in your own kitchen, with Pampered Chef items in a variety of price categories.

RSVPs are appreciated to Rob Jones at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (612) 239-7353 or via Facebook under "WPCiA Pampered Chef Fundraiser" (where you'll also find some links to tasty recipes!).

 
Hot Topics at Next Neighborhood Meeting

Our next neighborhood meeting features a packed agenda.  Join your neighbors at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, to hear the latest:

  • Nominations and election to fill two board vacancies
  • Presentation on homelessness in and around Northeast Minneapolis
  • Meet the Hennepin County team working on the Lowry Avenue Plan Update
  • Regional Stormwater Treatment System update (schedule and drawings for public land improvements near Lowry and Highway 88 incorporating public input from the Windom Park neighborhood last year)
  • Central Avenue detours and construction closure information
  • Voting on a proposal to allocate approximately $35,000 in WPCiA Neighborhood Revitalization Program funds to a tool lending library proposed for Northeast Minneapolis
  • Details on the annual Windom Park Bunny Party - April 19, 10 a.m.-noon at the park
  • Windom Park Festival update
  • Sound off in Open Forum
  • Committee reports ... and more.

Meeting location:

Windom Park Recretion Center, 2251 Hayes St. NE, Minneapolis -- north end of Pillsbury School.

This is an accessible location with free parking. Free kids' "Hang-Out" supervised by park staff during the meeting. (Details on Hang-Out below.)

 
New "Kids Corner Hang-Out" Announced

Interested in attending the monthly WPCiA neighborhood meetings but wondering what to do with your kids during meeting time? Bring them along to enjoy the new Kids Corner "hang-out" program, supervised by Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board staff at the rec center during our WPCiA neighborhood meetings. Games, toys, occasional treats, movies and more will be offered! It's free and open to the public. Program begins Tuesday, Sept. 17, and will be available during scheduled WPCiA neighborhood meetings at the rec center on the third Tuesday of the month from 7-9 p.m. (Check here for any last-minute schedule changes.)  Participating children must be toilet-trained. Parent or guardian must register at the rec center's front desk (2251 Hayes St. NE) or at minneapolisparks.org.

 
Carnival Undergoes Revamp

We're in the process of revamping the annual Windom Park Community Carnival for 2014, and we want your help!

The "New" Carnival Committee will meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. starting Dec. 10, 2013. Meetings will take place at the Windom Park Recreation Center, 2251 Hayes St. NE. Board member Rob Jones is heading up this fresh new initiative, and additional volunteers are needed. So join us for a meeting and find out what's in store -- and share your ideas on how to implement this event.

Date for the "new carnival" is Saturday, June 21, 2014 -- so plan to kick off the start of summer in style with your Windom Park neighbors!

Next Carnival Committee meeting is April 8, 2014, 7 p.m. at the park building.

 
We've Got a New Address and a New Office

As of April 1, 2013, our office location has changed to:

1845 Stinson Parkway NE, Suite 201 and 203

Minneapolis, MN 55418

Phone number (612-788-2192) and e-mail ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) remain the same.

Please stop by and see us during office hours, which are normally Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2-5 p.m. We are also in and out of the office throughout the week, so we are happy to make an appointment with you at your convenience.

 
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