May 21 Events: Book Group, Boat Race, Dome Tour

It’s 50 and raining today but let’s hope next weekend is GREAT because there are a lot of interesting things happening – all on Saturday the 21st!

First the plug – the Longfellow Sustainability Book Group meets next Saturday from 10:30 to noon at Peace Coffee. We’re reading section 2 of the Transition Handbook – the part on The Heart. Don’t worry if you haven’t read it yet, just show up to listen and discuss.

Plant stuff: If you joined the Southside Food Hub, there is another plant pickup starting at 10 am at Powderhorn Park. If you signed up for trees at the city sale, you can pick up your tree between 7 am and 3 pm at the Minneapolis Impound Lot. And the Longfellow Garden Group plant swap from 11 am to 1:30 pm at Sanford Junior High, west parking lot.

Suffering a solar let-down now that the Living Green Expo is done? Check out the Solar Boat Regatta at Lake Phalen in St. Paul. Sponsored by the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society, the boat builders include middle school and high school students, as well as individual inventors. Races start at 10 am and continue into the afternoon.

If you’re up for a road trip and have always wondered what goes on inside a dome home, there is a tour of dome homes, new and old, ranging from 1 & 2 bedrooms to large 4 & 5 bedroom homes. The tour is free but you do need to pre-register at Natural Spaces Domes.

Did I miss something? Add it in the comments below.

About thinkofitasanadventure

We are a 50-something couple living in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis. We attended a sustainability conference at our local high school in November 2010, with keynote speaker Richard Heinberg from the Post Carbon Institute. What we heard shocked us deeply. We finally understood the need to transition away from fossil fuels as quickly as possible. We immediately began to change the way we live. We joined together with other folks in our neighborhood to learn more, to do more and to have fun doing it! We're part of Transition Longfellow. We're choosing to change now and to "think of it as an adventure." If you are on this journey too, we'd love to hear from you.
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