Activities in Union Park in September


Here’s a listing of events from the Union Park District Council newsletter.

Western Sculpture Park Festival
Interactive art, music food, and more.
Saturday, September 17th
1:00-7:00 pm
Western Sculpture Park
Marion Street between I-94 and University Ave
Guided Sculpture Tours
Interactive Art
Live Music
Festival Art Action 1:00-5:00
Wing Young Huie, Olive Bieringa, Lourdes Cue, Mary Johnson, Roger Cummings, John Hock, Amy Toscani
Festival Cabaret 5:00-7:00
Hilltribe, Sumunar, SHAT, Sanielle Daniel, Tou Saiko Lee

Star Party in Merriam Park
Bring your telescope and neighbors to learn about the stars in our night sky.
Friday, September 30
8:30-10:30 pm
Merriam Park Recreation Center
2000 St. Anthony Avenue

Flu Shot Clinic and Health Fair
Wednesday October 5,  10:00 – Noon
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1895 Laurel Avenue
Bring insurance cards and/or flu shot voucher.  Shots are $27 for those without insurance coverage.
No appointment necessary.  Shortest wait times are between 10:40-11:30.  For information, call the Block Nurse Program at 651-646-2301.  Sponsored by the Merriam Park Block Nurse Program and Keystone Senior Services at Merriam Park.

Lex-Ham Community Arts
Here is some news from the Lex-Ham Community Arts we hope will be of interest to you.
Shakespeare Reading Series: A Merchant of Venice, Friday, September 9
Acting classes start in September
Lex-Ham Band concerts
As always, for the latest information about the Lex-Ham Community Theater or Lex-Ham Community Band, check out
The next event in the Lex-Ham Theater’s Shakespeare play reading series will be The Merchant of Venice on Friday, September 9 at 1184 Portland Avenue, Saint Paul.  

Antonio needs to swallow his pride to go to Shylock, whom he has scorned in the past, and ask for a loan.  Shylock demands a pound of flesh if the loan is not paid.  To make matters worse, Shylock’s daughter, Jessica, steals Shylock’s jewels and money, and runs off with Lorenzo.  Thus starts this tale of luck, revenge, and the quality of mercy.

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. with a potluck supper with the reading starting at approximately 7:00.  Newcomers are always welcome.  No reservations are required.  The only things that are required is bringing something delicious to share, a copy of the script, and a love of Shakespeare.

See for all the details.
Lex-Ham Community Theater will once again partner with St. Paul Community Education for acting classes this fall.  The classes will be:
Acting for Absolute Beginners with Adam Arnold, on Tues. 7-9pm for 5 weeks starting Tues. Sept. 27.

Acting Modern Classics for Absolute Beginners with John Townsend on, Wed. 7-9 pm for 5 weeks starting Oct. 19.
(Playwrights include Henrik Ibsen, Anton Chekhov, Lillian Hellman, Langston Hughes, Doris Lessing, Yukio Mishima)

You can register on-line at:
You can catch the Lex-Ham Community Band at
12:00 noon, Saturday, September 10, Selby Avenue Jazz Festival, Selby & Milton, Saint Paul
2:30 p.m., Sunday, September 11, 9/11 Remembrance Event, Grace Church, Eden Prairie
2:30 p.m., Saturday, September 17, St. Helena’s Parish Festival, Minneapolis
2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 22, Minnesota Veteran’s Home, Minneapolis
See the full schedule at:

Activities at Keystone Community Services
2000 Saint Anthony Avenue, Saint Paul (at the Merriam Park Community Center)

Senior Exercise Programs
Keystone Community Services offers a variety of exercise programs for seniors ages 55and up in our air conditioned facility. For more information or to register for classes visit our Active Seniors page or call 651-645-7424.

Meals on Wheels Available
Daily hot meal or weekly frozen meal delivery is available for people living in the Union Park neighborhoods. For more information contact Keystone Community Services at 651-645-7424.

Deliver More Than a Meal
Homebound elderly and those with disabilities rely on volunteers to provide them with a nutritious meal in order to continue living independently in their home however, often volunteers deliver much more than a meal. They deliver a smile, kind words, and provide a wellness check on the most vulnerable adults in our community. Consider becoming a Keystone Community Services Meals on Wheels driver today, so we can continue to reach out to those in need. Schedules are flexible, once a month, every other week or weekly. Meals are ready to be picked up at the Merriam Park Community Center at 11:00 am and delivery takes about an hour. For more information go to or e-mail or call 651-603-6650.

Merriam Park Public Library
1831 Marshall Avenue, Saint Paul
Monday & Wednesday: Noon to 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday: Closed