Community Support Connections

Community Support Connections for July 2018

The meanness of the world getting you down? Share some love with a Kingfield Neighborhood Association EQUITY lawn sign Pick up one of the last remaining ones with a suggested donation of $10 but we accept any amount (including free).

you also find a bit of BUTTER at...

Jungle Theater with intermission treats for "Hand to God" opening July 21

We're providing support, contributions and donations to:

Inclusivi-tees -- 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!

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.

Kingfield's Outdoor Bread Oven - behind the Center for Performing Arts - with our pizza dough balls

Dan will be bringing savory biscuits to BIG RIVER FARM for their July 14 Open House and Farm Tour - as a part of the day-long celebration of local food to table farms.  Dan hopes to bring some of our pizza dough balls to Turnip Rock Farm for their farm-pizza night as well! Get out and visit a farm!

and continuing efforts for:

Save the Boundary Waters Coalition - supporting efforts against pipeline construction and copper mining in northern Minnesota   ARE YOU READY TO PROTEST?  NO MORE OIL. TRY BUTTER INSTEAD.

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)  - July 9

Send some love to our pals at ALL SQUARE for their opening on JULY 22! 

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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! We're in the midst of forming a partnership with the crew at SPARK-Y to help support sustainable food systems by educating high school students.

*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 also a member of the Work Advisory Committee for the City of 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 July to use our Community Table

6th– Our Saviour’s Men’s early breakfast group (7 am)

9th – 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

We're cheering on Erin Murphy's run for Governor through the endorsing convention!  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.