East Side Bulletin Board July 15th, 2019

Pollinator hunt

Join Urban Roots at the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, Fourth St. E., on Saturday, July 27 from 4 to 6 p.m., to help with a pollinator survey. After the survey, join Urban Roots for a bike ride following the Mississippi River to Keg and Case Market. Observe other pollinator habitat and enjoy a treat from Sweet Science Ice Cream. To register for the event, go to www.urbanrootsmn.org.


Openings on city boards, committees and commissions

There are over 30 boards and commissions in the City of St. Paul, many with several vacancies to be filled by St. Paul citizens. The mayor and city council rely on thoughtful advice of the boards, committees and commissions to create policies and develop programs. These boards and commissions cover a wide range of topics and appeal to a variety of interests. Find out about the various boards and commissions, what they do and apply at www.stpaul.gov/departments/mayors-office/committees-boards-and-commissio....


Community celebration

Join the East Side Health and Well-Being Collaborative on Wednesday, July 17, 4 to 8 p.m. at Johnson High School, 1349 Arcade St., for a celebration honoring East Side neighbors. The event will include free food and live music, anyone is welcome to attend. 


Roaming Recreation

Roaming Recreation, a free outdoor youth program through St. Paul Parks and Recreation, will make stops at various spots on the East Side through Aug. 15. The programming includes sports, games, art activities and snacks. East Side locations and times include:

• Frost Lake Park, 1421 Hoyt Ave. E., Mondays and Wednesdays, 1 to 3:30 p.m.

• Lockwood Park, 901 Cook Ave. E., Tuesdays and Thursday, 1 to 3:30 p.m.

• Weida Park, 637 Burr St., Mondays and Wednesdays, 1 to 3:30 p.m.

• Highwood Hills Recreation Center, 2192 Londin Lane E., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

• Margaret Park, 1109 Margaret St., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:40 to 7:30 p.m.


Arlington Hills summer programs

Stop by the Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Ave., for some unique summer programs. On Thursday, July 18, Circus Manduhai will stop by at 10:30 a.m. The Brodini Comedy Magic Show will be at the center on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 10:30 a.m. Other recurring events include Createch, Monday through Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Fridays from 3 to 5:30 p.m. There’s also Storytime, which takes place Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. in English and Mondays at 6 p.m. in Karen. For more information about these events or other activities, called the community center at 651-632-3861.


India Association of Minnesota invites the community to its annual IndiaFest held at the Minnesota State Capitol grounds on Aug. 10, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

IndiaFest celebrates the rich heritage, traditions, diversity and culture of India. A free event open to all, the festival includes Asian Indian dance and theater groups, as well as delectable Indian cuisine from local restaurants, foot-tapping live Bollywood music, exhibits, cultural displays and an Indian bazaar.


Swede Hollow Park master plan

A refined concept of a Swede Hollow Park master plan will be presented during the Payne-Phalen Community Council meeting on July 23, 6:30 p.m. The refined concept will be based on community input from previous community meetings. For more information about the project go to www.stpaul.gov/SwedeHollowMasterPlan.


Indian Mounds Park community listening session

The City of St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department will hold a community listening session for Indian Mounds Regional Park on Monday, July 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Marian Center of St. Paul, 200 Earl St. Stop by the meeting to learn more about the cultural significance of the site and build common ground for an approach toward long-term management and future land use of the park. A light meal will be available before the listening session from 5 to 5:30 p.m.


Hope for Recovery workshop 

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will hold a free workshop that provides information on mental illnesses, treatments, crisis management, suicide prevention, the mental health system and local resources along with practical strategies for helping a loved one or friend. This includes learning the LEAP strategy for improving communication: Listen, Empathize, Agree-on what you can, and Partner. This workshop is for family and friends of a teen or an adult living with a mental illness and people living with a mental illness who are doing well in their recovery. It will be held at NAMI Minnesota, 1919 University Ave. W., Suite 400, in St. Paul on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information or to register call 651-645-2948 or see “classes” at namimn.org.


SummerLands neighborhood events

In partnership with Ramsey County, the Greater East Side/District 2 Community Council will be hosting a number of events this summer and fall at the intersection of Bush Avenue and Johnson Parkway, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Neighbors are encouraged to bring a chair, some lawn games or anything else they’d like to share with neighbors. The group will meet up on July 2, July 16, Aug. 6, Aug. 20, Sept. 3, Sept. 17 and Oct. 1. For more information, call 651-774-2220 or send an email to d2lisa@outlook.com.


St. Paul trash meeting

The St. Paul Trash Lawsuit Committee will hold on meeting on July 23, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., at the Rice Street Library, 1011 Rice St. The meeting will include information and updates about the options for St. Paul residents as the city’s trash collection policy evolves. For more information go to www.stpaultrash.com.

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