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 September 13, 2017 CIDNA Board meeting

NRP Committee Meetings
The CIDNA NRP Committee meets the fourth Tuesday of each month* at 3:30 p.m. at Rustica, 3220 W Lake St
*NOTE: The September 2017 meeting has been cancelled. The November 2017 meeting has been changed to
Wednesday, November 29. 




Park Siding Park Gardening
Join our volunteer gardening team. No gardening experience necessary. Come for the whole time or stop by and help as your schedule allows. Tools will be provided. The last event of the 2017 seasons is: 
Saturday, September 23, 9:00 a.m. - Noon
at Park Siding Park, 3113 W. 28th St.

Ward 7 City Council Candidate Forum
Learn about the Ward 7 City Council Candidates. 
Thursday, September 28
7:00-7:30 p.m. - Social gathering with light refreshments
7:30-9:00 p.m. - Candidate forum
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1917 Logan Ave S, Minneapolis

Participants: Janne Flisrand, Lisa Goodman, Joe Kovacs, Teqen Zea-Aida
Moderator: League of Women Voters
Note: No political signage (buttons, T-shirts or banners) allowed

Co-Sponsored by:  
BMNA -- Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Association
CIDNA -- Cedar-Isles-Dean Neighborhood Association
EIRA -- East Isles Residents Association
KIAA -- Kenwood Isles Area Association
LHNA - Lowry Hill Neighborhood Association


CIDNA Speaker Series
The Perfect Shaah with Ifrah Mansour
An Immigrant Story Told through Somali Tea
Sunday, October 1,  3:30-4:30 pm
Jones-Harrison Residence, Centrum Room
3700 Cedar Lake Ave

Ifrah Mansour is an internationally recognized Somali artist and educator. She weaves text, movement, and digital media to create multi-sensory artwork and storytelling that illuminates the stories of immigrants. Join Ms. Mansour for a presentation about her work and enjoy a cup of Shaah (Somali spice tea).  Meet "Grandma" from Mansour's play How to Have Fun in a Civil War, which will be featured at The Guthrie Theater Dowling Studio in March 2018. 



CIDNA Fall Festival
Sunday, October 8, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
at Park Siding Park, 3113 W. 28th St.

Join us for the fun and festivities!
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. 
Socialize with neighbors, visit with elected officials and learn about issues in the neighborhood. 



Hennepin and Lake Community Wine Tasting Fund Raiser
Thursday, October 26, 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.

This benefit has raised over $345,000 for Uptown neighborhoods!

Special thanks to our sponsors:

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