NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | October 2013 events in the West 7th Street neighborhoods of St. Paul

Comcast submitted a request to the City of Saint Paul to have its cable franchise agreement renewed. For citizen input, Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN) is hosting a series of six focus groups on October 2, 3 and 4. To join one or for more information: , or by calling 651-224-5153.Fri -Sat Oct 4-5: Saint Paul Rivercentre Health and Fitness ExpoMedtronic Twin Cities Marathon Health & Fitness Expo, one of the many events hosted in conjunction with the 32nd Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend, returns to Saint Paul River Centre on Friday – Saturday, Oct. 4 – 5. The expo is free, open to the public, and will feature over 100 vendors including hands-on health and fitness exhibits, bargains on running and fitness gear, free samples, etcFriday – Sunday Oct 4 – 6: Reception “All Around Us” a solo show by Joshua Cunningham Grand Hill Gallery, 303 Grand Avenue, #101. Continue Reading

NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | West End 2013 September calendar of events

First some workSaturday, Sept 21: W7 Neighborhood Cleanup10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: James and Toronto Entry fee for each trip to cleanup site is$5 Car; $10 Minivans &SUV’s; $15 Larger vehicles. Fee is applied toward your load.See Website for details and clean up!Now for some fun:Saturday Sept 7: Summit Backyard BashNoon-8pm; $18 advance/$20 at gate. 50% of tickets sales goes to the non-profit Minnesota Music Coalition. Bands: Secret Stash Soul Revue, Haley Bonar (full band), The New Standards, Lizzo (featuring Lazerbeak), Night Moves, Charlie Parr & Friends, and Hotpants DJs. Food: World Street Kitchen, Barrio, Pizza Luce, Groveland Tap, Black Forest, Bennett’s.Summit Brewing Company, 910 Montreal Circle. Continue Reading

COMMUNITY VOICES | West End August 2013 calendar of events

August 2013 events in the West 7th Street neighborhoods of St Paul MinnesotaThursday, August 8: CSPS Sokol Hall Planning for the FutureSokol Minnesota has retained the noted architectural firm of Miller Dunwiddie to aid Sokol and its stakeholders to chart a course for the future. The effort is partially funded by the Saint Paul Capital STAR and National Trust and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Fund for Historic Interiors grants. This is your special invitation! Have you attended any events (cultural, non-profit, celebratory, neighborly, etc.) at the hall? Have a history of participation? Valued it as a West End historic (1887) site: Building #77000763 National Register of Historic Sites. Continue Reading

NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | West End June calendar of events

The first two annual events deserve our attention! They are featured in your Community Reporter and exemplify what makes our community special–people who do so much, and homes and gardens that are so much.Wednesday June 12: West Seventh Community Service Awards6 – 9 p.m., Mancini’s. RSVP before tomorrow! Tickets $28/$5 deductible. Celebrate three neighbors, Lori Harris, Becky Yust, and John Yust who have done so much to “foster a better community, a more beautiful community and a more open and welcoming community for long-time residents and newcomers alike. Continue Reading

NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | West End May 2013 calendar of events

A little late but so is spring! ;-{)Ramsey County Yard Waste Sites are open!See Website for locations and hours, but don’t forget our local at 870 Pleasant Avenue at St. Clair with compost. For drop off leaves, grass, pumpkins (sic), garden wastes & other non-woody plants acceptedSaturday May 11: Bronz Pour II.1:00 p.m. – evening The public is welcome to view the artistic action at Marty Hicks studio at 2223 Stewart Ave. Casting “Everdur”™, a silicon bronze excellent for artwork and taking a patina. Continue Reading

NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | March 2013 events in the West 7th Street neighborhoods of St. Paul

Minnesota Food Share March CampaignMississippi Market Co-op and 14 other co-ops will work to replenish food shelves in Minnesota. Last year Mississippi Market raised $22,500 toward the effort. Mississippi Market’s Beneficiary Food Shelves include Keystone Community Services, SPACC- Department of Indian Work, Neighborhood House, and the Hallie Q. Brown Food Shelf. Contact: Kari Binning, 651-310-9465 kbinning@msmarket.coopSat. March 2: State Senator Sandy Pappas, Representatives Rena Moran and Carlos Mariani10:00 am to 12:00 pm Town Hall Listening Session at Saint Paul College. Continue Reading

NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | February 2013 events in the West 7th Street neighborhoods of St Paul

Let’s Party Mary! at the CSPS Hall (map) 383 MichiganIt’s time for Carnival and Masquerade Balls in the West End!Saturday, February 9, The 37th Nordic Ball Danish Festelavn6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. C.S.P.S. Hall, 383 Michigan St, St. Paul. Join the Danish Folk Dancers for an evening of dancing to some of the best Nordic bands in the area and a traditional light evening meal. Festelavn is Danish Carnival or Shrovetide. Continue Reading