cidna calendar of events

CIDNA invites and encourages participation by every resident to each program, service and event organized by CIDNA. Should you require an accommodation in order for you to fully participate, or if you require this document in a different format, please let us know by contacting us at 612-821-0131 or at least five days before our event.



CIDNA Board of Directors Meetings
Held every 2nd Wednesday of each month, 6:00 p.m.
Jones-Harrison Residence, Lakeview Room
3700 Cedar Lake Ave, Minneapolis 
All are welcome to attend!

Agenda for CIDNA Board meeting on September 11, 2019



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Park Siding Park Gardening
Join CIDNA’s volunteer gardening team!

Next event:
Saturday, September 21
9:00-11:00 a.m. 
Park Siding Park, 3113 W. 28th St.

No gardening experience necessary. Tools will be provided.


Southwest Minneapolis Parks       
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) published revised concepts for the Southwest Parks Plan.  A single revised concept for each neighborhood park property is now available for review online. Share your comments.
See the proposed concept for the parks in Cedar-Isles-Dean. 

Comment on Revised Park Concepts
 View the preferred concept for all of the parks in SW Minneapolis. An online survey is available for public feedback. Take the survey.  

What happens next? The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) will meet to discuss the revised concepts, provide direction to project staff and ultimately make recommendations for each park property. CAC meeting schedule:

  • Community Advisory Committee Meeting #15, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 5:30-8:30 pm (note the longer duration than previous meetings), Whittier Recreation Center, 425 W 26th St.

  • Community Advisory Committee Meeting #16, Monday, Oct. 7, 5:30-8:30 pm (note the longer duration than previous meetings), Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center, 4055 Nicollet Ave. S

After the CAC recommendation process, MPRB staff will write the full master plan document and post it online for a 45-day public comment period, which will be followed by a public hearing and final adoption by the Board of Commissioners.

Visit the project webpage for more information.    


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CIDNA Fall Festival
Sunday, September 22, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Park Siding Park, 3113 W 28th St

Free event, rain or shine.

  • Hot dogs on the grill, snacks and beverages provided by generous local merchants and CIDNA.

  • Activities: scavenger hunt for kids, bounce house, face painting, art activity, meet fire fighters and more!

  • Socialize with neighbors, visit with elected officials and learn about issues in the neighborhood.

Volunteers are needed for short shifts.

  • Set-up: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    - General set up including setting up tables and chairs

  • General Festival Help:1:00 to 2:30 shift and 2:30 to 4:00 shift.
    - Staff food and beverage table

  • Grilling Help: 1:00 to 2:30 shift and 2:30 to 4:00 shift.
    - Assist in grilling hot dog and help keep the grill tables stocked .

  • Tear-Down: 4:00 to 5:00
    - Assist in taking down the tables and chairs and general clean up

Please contact if you can help!

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

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Hennepin and Lake Community Wine Tasting Fund Raiser
Thursday, October 10, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave S

Tickets: $25 in advance/$35 at door
100% of proceeds from tickets sold in advance by CIDNA go to support the Cedar-Isles-Dean neighborhood. Contact Monica Smith at 612-821-0131 or to purchase your tickets. Or, purchase your ticket online at Be sure to select the option to benefit Cedar-Isles-Dean Neighborhood Association (CIDNA). 


  • Sample from more than 400 varieties of wine!

  • Light appetizers provided by Uptown area restaurants.

34 years of supporting neighborhoods, raising more than $381,000

Volunteers Needed
Volunteer for a short shift in support of CIDNA. Contact Monica Smith at to help.

Special thanks to our premier sponsors:

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