Community Support Connections

Community Support Connections for MARCH 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 "My Mother Has Four Noses" - running through March 4.  Then watch for the opening of "The Wolves" with previews starting March 29.

We're providing support, contributions and donations to:

Inclusivi-tees -- This quarter the crew at Inclusivi-tees is raising awareness with an event (March 10) at Famous Dave's to support House Of Charity, Sigma's Bookshelf, and Sanya's Hope for Children.  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.

Immigrant Movement for Justice - (March 3) for their march, dinner and fundraiser at the Indigenous Roots Cultural Center.  Honoring the "No Human Being is Illegal" movement.

Join Kristen Froebel for a script reading and discussion of her film-in-the-works - "Where Moving Things Rest." Kristen is dedicated to bringing stories of homeless youth to the screen.  (March 4 - 3 pm)

Treats for the reception after a benefit concert for the ENGLISH LEARNING CENTER of Our Saviour's Community Services. Enjoy the music of the Metropolitan Mens' Choir and support literacy efforts! (March 4)

Green Central School - Pastries with the Principal, each first Wednesday of the month.  (March 7)

FullCycle the team from FullCycle hosts a pop-up dinner with the residents of Nicollet Square (March 15) - then it's down for dessert at butter!

First Universalist's Fundraiser (March 18) for Mitch Walking Elk and his delegation of youth to petition the Pope for the dissolution of the Doctrine of Discovery. Music by Larry Long, Prudence Johnson and Max Gail Jr. and treats from Butter and others.  

Kingfield's Outdoor Bread Oven Opening - (March 24) at the Center for Performing Arts, with a free public performance by performance artist Saúl García-López following.

ZOOM House fundraiser (March 24) - providing supportive housing in the Lyndale Neighborhood.

A fundraiser for baby Miles and others who've suffered from Shaken Baby Syndrome.  Be the love that heals (March 25) at Main Streets Bar and Grill in Hopkins.

KFAI COMMUNITY RADIO holds its SPRING MEMBERSHIP sign up and we love to feed their volunteers (March 27 and March 28) Hint: sign up to volunteer one of those days for your free butter lunch!

A fundraiser for GADFLY THEATER and THE COLUMN, both supporting efforts in the LBGTQ+ community.  Join us for an awesome afternoon of trivia and treats! (March 31)

Dan will once again bring in Butter eclairs to support the feast after his faith community's (Our Saviour's Lutheran) Easter Vigil (March 31).  Dan is also participating in the story-song-presentations of redemption carried through history during this event.  Which means the shop is closed the following day.


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)  - March 19

Send some love to our pals at ALL SQUARE as they begin construction efforts!  and to Melissa at Uptown Doggie Day Care!  They're all aiming to be great neighbors in Southwest!

We celebrate with our mentees at CAFE MEOW who are open at 23rd and Hennepin Ave. S!

*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 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.

*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 February to use our Community Table

2nd– Our Saviour’s Men’s early breakfast group (7 am)

12th – 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

and it seems that Erin Murphy's run for Governor is sort of based 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, Ben Schweigert, and Aisha Gomez already. If you need some political advice, expect that there will be someone in the shop to have it!