Community Support Connections

Community Support Connections for MAY 2018

Do you have your Kingfield Neighborhood Association EQUITY lawn sign? Pick one of the last remaining ones as you get ready for the return of your lawn!   suggested donation of $10 but we accept any amount!

you also find a bit of BUTTER at...

Jungle Theater with intermission treats for "The Wolves" until May 6.  Then we'll be back to supply "Lady Day" when this show opens with previews May 23.

We're providing support, contributions and donations to:

Inclusivi-tees -- This quarter the crew at Inclusivi-tees is raising awareness with an event for the Epilepsy Foundation.  We're working with the Inclusivi-tees crew to begin a BUTTER SUPPORT TEAM membership that would clothe you with artist-designed shirts for a yearly donation!  Watch for your chance to sign up soon or send Dan a note to get on this email list.

Join Kristen Froebel for her Monday "office hours" for discussion of her film-in-the-works - "Where Moving Things Rest." Kristen is dedicated to bringing stories of homeless youth to the screen.

Green Central School - hosts Pastries with the Principal  (May 2)

Kingfield's Outdoor Bread Oven - (May 19) at the Center for Performing Arts, with a free public performance following.  This one's designed to be family - friendly!

Minnesota Jewish Theater Company - fundraiser May 21

Brews for Justice - a fundraiser for the Lutheran Volunteer Corps - May 21

In the Heart of the Beast Theater's MAY DAY PARADE - May 6

and continuing efforts for:

Save the Boundary Waters Coalition - supporting efforts against pipeline construction and copper mining in northern Minnesota

And supporting the efforts of Hennepin County to increase organics recycling composting for both residents and businesses  Join KFNA's efforts to build ROT (Rocking Organics Team)  - May 14

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Send some love to our pals at ALL SQUARE as they begin construction efforts!  to Melissa developing Uptown Doggie Day Care! to our mentees at CAFE MEOW  and for the baker/gardeners at GREEN GARDEN BAKERY who have launched a campaign for a permanent shop on the northside!

*City Advocacy work – continues as our city imagines lifting wages.  We are living it out here at Butter through a model that doesn't use tip compensation to provide fair, living wages for our staff.  Dan is a part of a group of businesses working with the city on their support for One Fair Wage and small business support.  Dan is also lending his support to One Fair Wage campaigns in St. Paul and other parts of the country this year.  A Restaurant Owners Discussion Group has formed as well to provide support and resources to owners seeking to make all of this work for the bottom line as well. Dan is now a member of the Work Advisory Committee for Minneapolis.

*State advocacy efforts– You'll find me working to remove the health care administrative burden from businesses and creating a universal/single payer system.  Need a way to get connected?  TakeActionMN!  Shop your values through Main Street Alliance! 

*National advocacy efforts – we’ve joined a national movement of restaurants to offer a refuge from hate – “Sanctuary Restaurant – A Place at the Table for Everyone” 

we're expecting the following groups at butter during May to use our Community Table

4th– Our Saviour’s Men’s early breakfast group (7 am)

14th – Wilderness Canoe Base women’s group (9 am)

our usual YMCA after-groups Tues/Thurs @9 /Weds @7

And join up with other neighborhood writers - third Wednesday evenings at 6:30

Erin Murphy's run for Governor pops up around our Community table too! find her team there often!  And yes, you've seen a few other political hopefuls in the shop as well - including LaDonna Redmond and Aisha Gomez already. If you need some political advice, expect that there will be someone in the shop to have it