This calendar highlights events and programs throughout the community. Please note the organizer and location vary by activity.  When attending community meetings and events please remember to wear your mask, practice social distancing and stay home if you're sick.

PPNA Board Meeting

There is no Board of Directors meeting in October.

See our full Board of Director's meeting schedule here.

Organizer: PPNA

PPNA Annual Community Gathering

October 8th, 2020
6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Our annual community gathering brings together the people of Powderhorn to elect members to the Board of Directors and learn more about the work of PPNA in the previous year.

Due to COVID-19 our Annual Gathering will take place virtually.

You can register for the gathering here.

Organizer: PPNA

Future of Safety: What does reforming police look like?

October 7, 2020
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Community concerns around police brutality have sparked a variety of calls to action. Some of these have included changes to the Minneapolis Police Department and other policing groups in Minneapolis. Our panelists will help us learn what opportunities for reform are out there and what their impact could be.


  • Terrein Gill - Fellow at All Square

  • Michelle Gross - President at Communities United Against Police Brutality

  • Malaika Hankins MPP, MSW - Restorative Facilitator & Community Strategy Lead at Legal Rights Center

Register in advance to participate here.

Organizer: PPNA

South Minneapolis Public Safety Coalition

October 14, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Share, discuss and promote existing resources that support livability and safety

Work as a whole or in small groups to advocate for additional or provide new resources

Zoom Access Information

Click here to register.

Meeting ID: 840 3474 8718
Passcode: 776529

Organizer: PPNA + Partners

Monthly Advocacy Update

October 16, 2020

Join community members to receive updates from PPNA staff on safety, livability, equitable development, housing, and other issues impacting our community. Learn more about steps you can take to advocate for the community, listen and share with others.

Register with the links below for the date of your choice:

Organizer: PPNA

Future of Safety: Who responds to the call?

October 20, 2020
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

In 2019, the City of Minneapolis commissioned a 911 study to understand whether we are set up for the appropriate first-response. Our panelists will share their insights about the importance of first-responders and who answers an emergency call.

Panelist To Be Announced Soon...

  • Raquel (Rocki) Simões, MSW, LISW  /  Assistant Director, Community-Based Programs | Avenues for Youth

  • Darrell Gillespie  / Dean of Students | HOPE Academy

  • Kia and/or Chantal  / 612MASH

Register in advance to participate here.

Organizer: PPNA

Southside Summit

November 9th, 11th, & 13th, 2020
4:00 - 7:30 p.m.

The Southside Summit is a conference for community leaders looking for insight, inspiration, and direct action that can further key community issues beyond trials, crises, and elections.

Join us virtually on November 9th, 11th, and 13th. Gain insight into how local groups are igniting grassroots change and learn ways we can go further together.

Over three days a series of workshops connect us to information, resources, and direct actions surrounding housing justice, education justice, equitable development, environmental justice, safety and livability, and self care and wellness.

Learn more and register at

Organizer: PPNA

Recovery and Renewal: Centering Community Voice in Development

Thursday, November 5, 2020
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Zoom info:
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 897 9278 6639
Passcode: 488808

As our community faces a potential influx of development along commercial corridors like Lake Street and Chicago Avenue, how do we ensure that the voices of community members are front and center in that process? 

Our panelists will share their expertise on how development works and help community members identify ways to influence it.

PPNA is hosting a series of town halls to help inform community members on key themes related to safety, livability, development, and housing, bringing in experts with diverse experiences. Community members will be invited to ask questions and reflect on what we’ve learned.

Panelists include:
Allison Sharkey, Executive Director | Lake Street Council
Breyonne Golding, Senior City Planner | City of Minneapolis

Organizer: PPNA

Homelessness: How did we get here?

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Zoom information coming soon.

In 2019, there were 3,400 homeless people in Hennepin County, over 600 were unsheltered. In 2006, Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis created a Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness. When our leaders have known for so long that there was an unsheltered homelessness crisis in Minneapolis, how did we reach a point where volunteers were managing outdoor encampments with hundreds of unsheltered people living in them? And where do we go from here?

PPNA is hosting a series of town halls to help inform community members on key themes related to safety, livability, development, and housing. We’ll bring in experts with diverse experiences, and community members will be invited to ask questions and reflect on what we’ve learned.

Organizer: PPNA

Free Guitar Lessons

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Graffiti Garden - 3500 Bloomington Ave

Free guitar lessons for all ages!  Drop-in with your guitar, no registration required.

Organizer: Maja Radovanlija

Free Wellness Wednesdays

4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Graffiti Garden - 3500 Bloomington Ave

Local wellness practitioners are offering massage, acupuncture, crystal and chakra healing, divine light healing, talking circles, wellness talks, and more.  No registration required.

Organizer: Kathleen Sullivan

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Powderhorn Park
Neighborhood Association


(612) 722.4817   l

821 East 35th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

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