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Did your kids go trick-or-treating from house to house this Halloween? How about from dorm to dorm? On October 31, kids from the Cedar-Riverside and Seward neighborhoods filled Augsburg’s residence hall for the Halloween Safe Block. “It’s a safe and warm way to trick-or-treat and a way for Augsburg students to engage with local kids” said Mary Laurel True from the Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning at Augsburg College.
About 150 kids came to enjoy candy, cookie decorating, face paintings, crafts and games. Nine floors of the Urness and Mortensen Towers in Augsburg opened their dorms for trick-or-treating. In addition to candy, each floor had a different set of games, decorations and music in the common area.
Connor Dainty, a student giving out candy, said that participating in Halloween Safe Block was “very rewarding because I feel like this is a lot safer than [kids] going out in the streets.”
Yet another cool thing in our neighborhood! mprnews:
In Minneapolis’ Seward neighborhood, you can find the world’s quietest room.
The room, which holds the Guinness World Record designation, is located in the Orfield Laboratories. The recording studios where “Funkytown” and Bob Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks” were recorded are also in this building.
This past weekend marked the one-year anniversary for Boneshaker Books, an organization that, to my mind, should be hailed as Minneapolis’s greatest champion of the written word. With a business model based on the likes of The Wooden Shoe in Philadelphia and Bluestockings in New York,…
Augsburg’s engagement in the community is deepened by its commitment to becoming an “anchor institution”—an organization that thinks and behaves as a citizen and contributes to community wealth building and local economies. MORE >
An unveiling of the new mural on the eat wall of Seward Market will take place on Sunday. ArtiCulture did an amazing job pulling this summer-long project together. Neighborhood youth went out to photograph their community, and their work is displayed beautifully on five…