East Side Bulletin Board July 29th, 2019

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.g


520 Payne Ave. development meeting

A community discussion about a proposed apartment development for 520 Payne Ave. in Railroad Island will be held Aug. 12, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center, 788 East Seventh St. Updated information about the development will be available and community members will be able to talk with developers and share feedback. 


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 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.

Fiesta Latina at CLUES

Stop by CLUES at 797 East Seventh St. for the organization’s annual Fiesta Latina event, Saturday, Aug. 10, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free, family-friendly community festival celebrates Latin culture through art, health, wellness, fitness, food and entertainment. This year’s event will also celebrate the newly opened building addition at CLUES. Other activities at the event will include contemporary and folkloric dances, raffles for backpacks, Twins tickets, bikes and soccer with MN United. 

Native American Healthy Ageing

Local organizations dedicated to serving Minnesotans 50+ will host the Native American Healthy Aging Gathering co-created with local community elders. The purpose of the gathering is for elders to maintain and increase their health and wellbeing. Participants will enjoy interactive sessions focusing on funeral planning, brain health, and arthritis care. Other attractions include hand massage, lunch catered by Native American chef Brian Yazzie, swag bags, door prizes and more. All are welcome to this free event, taking place Aug. 13, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Neighborhood House, 179 Robie St. E. The event is being hosted by Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Elders Lodge, East Sider Elders, American Indian Family Center, Ramsey County, and other local agencies. To register, ask questions, or request a ride, call 1-877-926-8300 or go online to aarp.cvent.com/HealthyGathering.

Maryland Avenue meeting

Ramsey County will be temporarily converting Maryland Avenue from four to three lanes in August and collecting data on the project to possibly permanently convert the road between Payne Avenue and Arkwright Street. A meeting about the project will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Ave. The meeting will include a walking tour at 5 p.m., an open house at 6 p.m. and a presentation at 6:30 p.m. For those unable to make the meeting, more information about the project can be found at ramseycounty.us/marylandlandconversion. Feedback for the project can also be shared at the above website or by contacting project manager Rachel Broughton at 651-266-7140 or at rachel.broughton@ramseycounty.us.


Citywide trash collection system meeting

The Payne-Phalen Community Council will host an information session with Chris Swanson of St. Paul Public Works to hear updates about the city’s current system of trash collection.  Time will be made available for the public to ask questions, to share thoughts about what’s working so far, and to share ideas about what could be improved in the future. The meeting will be held Tuesday, July 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Arlington Hills Lutheran Church, 1115 Greenbrier St.

If you can’t make it but would like to share your thoughts and ideas, please send them to District5@paynephalen.org or by calling 651-774-5234.


Run Like A Wrestler/Zaniya Iyankapi 5K fundraiser

East Side Wrestling and the American Indian Family Center are raising funds during an Aug. 10 fun run/walk at Lake Phalen that starts at 9 a.m. Participants can test their strength with wrestling exercises and indigenous sports on the route along Lake Phalen. It costs $25 to register and all proceeds go to support East Side Wrestling and the American Indian Family Center. To register go to tinyurl.com/ESWC5K2019.  


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