NEIGHBORHOOD NOTE | West 7th events calendar

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August 2011 events in the West 7th Street neighborhoods of St Paul Minnesota

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Sat, Aug 6 Soldier One-Day Camp
Sun, Aug 7 Friends of the Upper Post World War II Walking Tour
Mon, Aug 8 ‘Little House in the Big Fort’ Summer Camp
Sat, Aug 20 Civil War Weekend
Sat, Aug 27 One-Room Schoolhouse Day Camp

Pax Conversational Salons
http://justcomm.org/pax-salon Mad Hatter’s Tea House, 943 W 7th Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Tuesday, Aug. 9, The film of Michael Pollen’s book called Botany of Desire.
The film shows how the one of the great conceits of human civilization is to put ourselves outside nature–constantly shaping and re-shaping the wild for our own purposes, people as subjects, plants as objects. This film takes the plants’ perspective of the world and restores human activity to its proper place in nature.

Tuesday, Aug. 14, A discussion led by Rev. Loren McGrail
who was an Ecumenical Accompanier in Bethlehem with the World Council of Churches in Israel and Palestine. She will outline what a Just Peace would look like and what we can do.

Tuesday, Aug. 21, Poetry by St Paul poets, Stephen Pastick, Lois Mineau, and Gayle Cole.

West 7th Community Center Family and Youth Programming
West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493www.west7th.org

Wednesday, August 10: 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 register 651-298-5493.

Thursdays, August 4, 11, and 18: Teen Girls’ Circle
3-4:30 pm. High School girls. Includes activities, food and transportation within the neighborhood. To register, call Sarah Granger at 651-298-5493 ext. 215.

Thursday, August 18: Immigration Law Consultations
3:30-5 pm. Free service by Leslie Guyton regarding immigration issues. Must preregister. Call center at 651-298-5493.

Thursdays, August 4 and 11: Parent-Child Yoga
10:00-11:00 am. West 7th Family Center, Linwood-Monroe School, located at 810 Palace Avenue.

Friday, August 5: Fare for All Discounted groceries
10:00 am-12:00 pm. Complete food packages from $10-$30. Call Cathalina Young for information.

Free Summer Lunches and Snacks: 11:30-1:00 (lunches) and 3:00-4:00 (snacks) Mondays-Fridays, running through August 19. Nutritious lunches and snacks provided daily at no cost for children and teens, ages toddler through 18.

Ongoing – Support, Referral, Care Management services
For individuals/families to access community resources. Sarah Granger, ext. 215.

Ongoing – Bridge to Benefits
Call for a 10-20 minute meeting to determine eligibility for public programs. Sarah Granger, ext. 215.

55+ Events, West 7th Community Center

Monday, Wednesday & Fridays: Young at Heart Exercise Class
9:30-10:10 a.m. Great way to get out, meet new people and do something healthy at the same time! Instructor is a certified Arthritis Foundation exercise leader. Class combines seated and standing exercises along with a short endurance routine. Cost: $8.00 per month. Come and try a class! West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493www.west7th.org

Wednesdays: Weekly Big Band Dancing
1:00-3:00 p.m. Put your dancing shoes on! The Golden Tones Dance Band will be playing. Refreshments provided. Cost: $4.00 No registration required. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493www.west7th.org

Monday: Free Blood Pressure Checks
12:15-1:00: Monday, August 22 Cost: No Charge No registration required. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493www.west7th.org

Thursday: August 11: Medicare Counseling
10:00-12:00: Need help enrolling, reviewing or making changes to your Medicare plan? Sign up for a 45-minute one-on-one counseling sessions with Janet Warwick. Bring a list of prescriptions you take and your Medicare card. Janet will be offering her services on the second Thursday of each month. Cost: No charge. Donations appreciated. Call the Center to register. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493www.west7th.org Thursday, August 11: Senior Law Attorney 3:00-4:00: Melanie Liska from Tarrant and Liska, PLLC, will be at the center offering free legal consultations for seniors. Cost: No Charge Call the center to register. West 7th Community Center 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493www.west7th.org

Thursday, August 11: Senior Lunch Bunch
11:30-1:30: Monthly group gathers to share lunch. Call the center for restaurant details. Cost: Free, lunch is on your own. $3 if you need a ride. Call the center to register. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493 www.west7th.org

Thursday, August 18: Foot Care Clinic
9:30-1:30 p.m. Foot care provided by a registered nurse. Diabetics welcome. Cost: $28 payable at time of appointment. Call the Center to register. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493www.west7th.org

Thursday, August 18: Senior Lunch N’ Bingo
11:30-1:30 Lunch will be Chicken patty sandwiches, fruit salad, cole slaw, and bread pudding. Please bring EXACT CHANGE. Bingo starts at 12:00. Cost: $5 for lunch $1 for bingo cards (pay the day of) Register and pay for lunch by Thursday, August 4 West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493 www.west7th.org

Wednesday, August 24: Veteran’s Benefits Counseling
10:00-11:00 a.m. Patricia Manley, Veterans Coordinator from the Veteran’s Administration Office, will be available the fourth Wednesday of every month to answer questions about veterans benefits you may qualify for. No Charge Call the center to register. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493 www.west7th.org

Friday, August 26: Maintaining a Healthy Heart
10:15-11:30 Learn easy ways to make healthy changes in your diet and exercise programs. Speaker: Jodi Denker – Master’s Prepared Exercise Physiologist at United’s Nasseff Heart Hospital. She works in cardiac services, employee health and wellness and community health and education. Healthy snacks will be served. Win one free month of exercise at the center! Register at the front desk by August 22 West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493 www.west7th.org

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