COMMUNITY VOICES | West End August 2013 calendar of events

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August 2013 events in the West 7th Street neighborhoods of St Paul Minnesota

Thursday, August 8: CSPS Sokol Hall Planning for the Future
Sokol 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. Your brain-storming, critique, reflections are welcomed and encouraged. Contact Joe Landsberger for time.

Tuesday, August 6: National Night Out: America’s Night Out Against Crime
Contact the West Seventh Fort Road Federation for more information:  651 298 5599

Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-op:

Thursday, August 8: Kids Class: Local After-Dinner Treats 
6:00 – 7:30 pm In this hands-on, kids-only class we will taste delicious, local treats and learn a little about each one. Come with an after-dinner sweet tooth and a hungry brain! This class is intended for kids ages 5-12. $25/$22 members

Tuesday, August 13: Kids Class: Local Taco Turnovers 
6:00 – 7:30 pm In this hands-on, kids-only class we will make taco turnovers with local ingredients and learn about how each of the ingredients are made or grown. Then we’ll eat our delicious creations, yum! This class is intended for kids ages 7-14.  25/$22 members

Alexander Ramsey Summer Programs:

Aug. 3, 2013 Alexander Ramsey House Tours
Noon, 1 and 2 p.m. Experience the sights and sounds of 1849 in this one-hour, family-friendly program. Children (ages 6 and up) and their parents will use a timeline map to explore the Ramsey House and discover the events made 1849 so special. Sample popular foods of the era, learn about the new inventions and technology of the day and learn a popular dance from 1849. Before and after the event, children will be able to create their own time capsule to take home.

August 9: Ramsey After Dark: The Washington Connection
6:30 and 8 p.m. Alexander and Anna Ramsey befriended the most powerful people in Washington D.C., including presidents and Supreme Court justices. In this 75 minute program, hear excerpts from Ramsey family letters and journals detailing the behind-the-scenes drama. From grand galas and private dinners at the White House to presidential inaugurations, the Ramseys had access to the best events that Washington could offer. Ramsey After Dark explores specific historical themes and topics in new and creative ways, presented in an intimate evening setting.

August 29: History Happy Hour: Brewing in Saint Paul
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Socialize and have a beer at the Ramsey House while learning about the history and tradition of brewing in Saint Paul. Mark Stutrud, founder of Summit Brewing, will talk about the growth of the industry, the effects of prohibition and the current state of beer and brewing in Minnesota’s capital city. Governor Ramsey’s collection of beer bottles from some of the city’s oldest breweries will be on display for the occasion. This program is for people 21 years and older. Price of admission includes 2 drink tickets, snacks and presentation at 6 p.m.

Fort Snelling Summer Programs

Pax Salons
Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Mad Hatter’s Tea House, 943 W 7th, 
651-227-3228 for information

Events and Tickets at the Xcel Energy Center

West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493

Wednesday, August 14 – Family Lawyer
8:30-10:00 am. David Burns Law Office, LLC offers free one-time legal advice regarding family law issues. Must call to pre-register 651-298-5493. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair www.west7th.org

Wednesday August 21 – Immigration Lawyer
3:00-5:00 pm at the West 7th Community Center at 265 Oneida Street. Free service provided by Leslie Guyton of Guyton Law Firm regarding immigration issues. Must pre-register to see the attorney; call the center at 651-298-5493. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair www.west7th.org

Friday, August 23 Wellness Friday:  Energy Exercises with Sister Kathleen
10:30-11:15 Sister Kathleen will be here again to lead us through a series of energizing exercise. Through tensing and releasing the tension of various muscles of the body you will feel a new flow of energy. This will be enhanced with simple yoga and deep relaxation. If the weather permits, we will be outside. Please register by Monday, August 19.   West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493 www.west7th.org

Thursday, August 29 Driver Safety Refresher Class (Formerly 55-Alive)
9:00-1:00 This classroom training program is designed to help persons 50 and older improve their driving skills. Course completion is required to initiate auto insurance discounts. $15.00 for AARP members (must present your AARP to receive discount) $17 for non-AARP members. Call the center to register.  West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493www.west7th.org

Monday, August 5, 12, 19 and 26 – Circle of Parents® 
6:00-7:30 pm.  Parent support group meeting at West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street. Participation is free with free child care. To register call Azeb Gebretsadik at 651-298-5493, ext. 215. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair www.west7th.org

Mondays-Fridays through Wednesday, August 21: Lunch & snacks for kids & teens 
11:30-1:00 – lunch. Nutritious daily lunches; 3:00-3:30 – snack. Healthy daily snacks. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493 www.west7th.org

Ongoing – Support, Referral, Care Management services 
For individuals/families to access community resources. Contact Azeb Gebretsadik, ext. 215 or Judy Burns, ext. 201. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493 www.west7th.org

Ongoing – Bridge to Benefits Call for a 10-20 minute meeting to determine eligibility for public programs. Contact Azeb Gebretsadik, ext. 215 or Judy Burns, ext. 201 West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493 www.west7th.org.