NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | January 2012 events in the West 7th Street neighborhood


This calendar of events is created for neighbors of the West End.

West End Mardi Gras featuring Butch Thompson at the C.S.P.S. Sokol Hall!

A unique West End community event Sunday, February 19, 1-6 p.m.

Butch Thompson, noted jazz musician of the Hall Brothers New Orleans Jazz Band (1966 – 1991 at the Emporium of Jazz in Mendota) and Powdermilk Biscuit Band fame, has formed a band to celebrate Mardi Gras in the West End! It will feature not only his great music (2-5 p.m.) but also a New Orleans-style tea dance, masquerade ball, and even classic parade in our C.S.P.S. Hall, 383 Michigan at West 7th Street. It is also a special event for the hall’s 125th anniversary! Featured will be celebratory food and beverage service. We expect the event to sell out, so reply to this email or call 651 297 9000 for more information for your pre-paid $20 reservations. Also if your business wishes to be included in the commemorative program or poster.

Let the good times roll!

Mississippi Market Coop/YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program

Full year program begins Monday, February 13, 6 p.m. with 16 weekly sessions followed by 8 monthly sessions. The Program uses a group-based lifestyle intervention designed especially for people at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It has been proven to cut participants’ chances of developing the disease by more than half, and is based on the landmark Diabetes Prevention Program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For more information call 612-465-0489 or check the website, .

January Community events:

Thursday, January 5: Little Bohemia Neighborhood Meeting

7:00 pm at Journeys Secondary School (formerly Open School). Agenda: Lucy Thompson, City Planner will be there to gather input from the community about future zoning of the Burger King/Mobil station properties, as part of the overall commercial zoning project for the

Grand/Smith/West 7th intersections.

Also discussion regarding the next phase of home development under the Invest St Paul program.

Thursday, January 5: West Seventh Enhancement Coalition Meeting

11 a.m. Location to be announced. WSEC is a task force of the West 7th Business Association. Contact Edward Bova for location and agenda.

Monday, January 9: West 7th Fort Road Federation board of directors monthly meeting

Fort Road Federation/District 9 Community Council, 974 W. 7th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102, 651-298-5599 email:

Sunday, January 15: Sokol Family Sunday

4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Potluck meals and family activities for children of all ages. All welcome; registration required: 612-384-1604 or 612-724-5464.

Saturday, January 21: Sokol’s 9th Annual Candlelight Roast Duck Dinner

5 p.m. Elegant winter dinner with soup, half a roast duck, potato dumplings and gravy, sweet and sour red cabbage, apple sauce, caraway rye bread, dessert, and coffee. $22 per person. Cash bar. Limited seating. Reserve by January 17 (952-941-0426)

Tuesday, January 31: West 7th Business Association General Meeting

Check Website for details:

West End Club Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

for those with a desire to stop drinking. All ages, various times and formats. 955 West 7th Street

See schedule

Hazelden West End Adult Outpatient Addiction Treatment Programs

The program includes education, group therapy, and individual work using a holistic recovery approach with the Twelve Steps as the core. Day treatment programs run six hours a dayMonday through Friday for three to six weeks. 680 Stewart Avenue.

651-292-2400 Website

Pax Conversational Salons

Mad Hatter’s Tea House, 943 W 7th Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm.


West 7th Community Center Family and Youth Programming

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

Center Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm

West 7th Community Center is closed on Monday, January 6, in honor of the New Year’s Holiday and Monday, January 16, in observance of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Family and Youth Events

Monday, January 9th – Girl Scout Cadets

6:30-8:00 pm. 6th and 7th grade girls participate in leadership, teamwork building, cultural activities, crafts, community service, etc. Call Laura Carlson at 651-330-0386 to register.

Tuesdays, January 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st – Parent-Child Music

9:45 to 10:30 am. West 7th Family Center at Monroe School, 810 Palace Avenue.

Wednesday, January 11th – 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.

Wednesday January 18th – 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.

No January Teen Girls Circle.

Fridays, January 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th – Parent-Child Yoga

10:00-11:00 am. West 7th Family Center, Linwood-Monroe School, located at 810 Palace Avenue.

Friday, January 6th – Fare for All Discounted Groceries

10:00 am-12:00 pm. Complete food packages from $10-$30. Call Cathalina Young for information.

Friday, January 20th – West 7th Cinema Presents …. Kung Fu Panda 2

6:00-8:15 pm. Free movie with low-cost concessions (hot dogs, popcorn, and pizza). Children must be with someone age 13+.


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.

Ongoing – Community Kids after school program. Mon.-Fri., 2:15-6:00pm, students grades K-8. Homework help, reading and math Instruction, enrichment activities, field trips, healthy snacks and more! Low fees, sliding fee scale. Transportation within West 7th neighborhood if needed. Registration: Call Aaron Wanserski, 651-298-5493, ext. 211 or

June 55+ Events, West 7th Community Center

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

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!

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.

Thursday: January 12: Medicare Counseling

10:00-12:00: Need help enrolling, reviewing or making changes to your Medicare plan? Signup 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.

Thursday, January 12: 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.

Thursday, January 19: 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.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 5-February 21: Therapeutic Pool

4:00-5:00 The soothing warmth and buoyancy of warm water makes it an ideal environment for aching joints. Immersing yourself in warm water raises body temperature, causing blood vessels to dilate thus increasing circulation! The Therapeutic Pool is 95 degrees and a gentle way to exercise joints and muscles. This is an open swim with no instructor, lifeguard is on duty. Fee: $42 14 Sessions. Register at the center.

Tuesday, January 17: Massage Clinic

1:00-3:00 Fee: $25.00 for ½ hour, Register for appointment.

Thursday, January 19: 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.

Thursday, January 19: Lunch N’ Bingo

11:30-1:30 Lunch will be Ham and Potato Casserole, Peas, Roll and Dessert. 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, January 12

Wednesday, January 25: Veteran’s Benefits Counseling

10:00-11:00 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.

Tuesday, January 17 and February 21: NEW! Pension Rights Counseling

11:00-12:00 The Upper Midwest Pension Rights Project (UMPRP) will be providing free of charge counseling, claims help, and advice on pensions and retirement income in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota regardless of age, income or value of claim. Fee: No charge. Call to register.

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