Welcome to Your Week Ahead – a new feature we’ll be running every Sunday. Find out upcoming registration and deadline info for local programs and classes, discover the perfect volunteer opportunity, and hear about road closures and construction projects planned for the week.
The east side of Saint Paul is a self-described “area in transition.” In the mid-century, it was a hub for industry. Hamms brewery, Whirlpool and the 3M plant were all located there and supported thousands of blue collar jobs. But today, those businesses have closed down, and the area is in the process of re-branding itself as up-and-coming.
Calling all gardeners: The Como Park Garden Tour is looking for gardeners of all abilities to share their hard work with the neighborhood during the annual garden tour on Saturday, July 20. Each year, 12 to 15 private gardens are featured on the tour, which attracts people from across the neighborhood and the Twin Cities.
Starting in early June, the St. Anthony Park Library, 2245 Como Ave., will close to begin facility upgrades that will include creating more community space by redesigning the customer service desk area and installing an automated materials handling system. Currently, the library is planning to reopen on Aug. 1.
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