Summer is a time when many people try to get away for a week or two. But what if you want to do something special without leaving town? One option is a staycation.
People can create their own staycations, but several Como Park organizations have made that task easier by organizing a neighborhood staycation for the weekend of July 23-25.
Things kick off at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 23, at Northwest Como Rec Center (1515 Hamline Ave.) with grilled food, games and events, karaoke, a talent show and an outdoor movie: “The Incredible Mr. Limpet.” The movie starts at sunset, and viewers should bring blankets, lawn chairs and bug spray. Free popcorn will be served.
For the musically inclined, Coffee Grounds (1579 Hamline Ave.) will start a weekend musical festival at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 23. It continues Saturday,
2-11 p.m., and Sunday, 2-9 p.m. Saturday’s festivities will include a flea market, prizes, beverages and grilled food.
On Saturday, July 24, the District 10 Community Council will sponsor two events: an art crawl and a garden tour.
The art crawl will go from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Artists interested in participating should submit an application by July 15. For an application form, or to see a map of artists’ locations, visit district10comopark.org/2010_ Como_Park_Art_Crawl.html.
The garden tour will take place from 10 a.m. to noon. For a map of locations, visit district10comopark.org.
On Sunday, July 25, Chelsea Heights Elementary (1557 Huron St.) will host bingo, a bike ride and a drawing for Minnesota Twins and St. Paul Saints tickets. Things get under way at 1 p.m., with the bike ride starting at 2 p.m.