NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | October 2014 West Seventh calendar of events


This calendar of events is created for nearly 800 neighbors of the West End. Please see this new location for calendar additions, corrections and updates at

Join your neighbors at any of these entertaining and informative events! Explore and support local businesses and resource centers. Participate in a unique survey of ”We are West 7th”at : Our goal is to create a website that will highlight everything that your (West 7th) resource has to offer…”

Thursday, Oct 2: West 7th Enhancement Coalition monthly meeting
11 a..m.: at Terrace Horticultural Books, 503 St Clair Ave. Discussion items will be neighborhood beautification/issues of the day. The Enhancement Coalition is committee of the West 7th Business Association . FYI: email or 651-222-5536

Thursday, Oct 2: Little Bohemia Neighborhood Association Meeting
437 Banfil: Agenda: housing renovations, Planning and Economic Development Department and the properties that will be going up for Request for Proposal (RFP), update on LBNA Bike Path

Saturday, Oct 4, Bronze Casting, Pattern, and Mold Making Pattern Making Workshop.
1:00 pm – Evening. The Pour. Instructors: Marty Hicks and Crew Cost: $120 Class size: 12 Location: Marty’s (HIXWERX) Workshop FYI: 651-492-0899

Saturday, Oct 4: St. Stanislaus Craft Fair
9 a.m -4 p.m. Over 25 different crafters. Many beautiful Crafted items, Silent Auction,
Café and Bakery. Free Admission, Free Parking. Located 398 Superior Street, just 2 blocks north of St. Clair, off West 7th Street.

Sunday, October 5: Church of St. Francis de Sales Booya and Fall Fiesta
11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Highland Park Pavilion. Booya(!), hot beef sandwiches, soft tacos, gyros with rice or salad, pozole soup and more. Pull tabs, raffle and games for children and adults. The St. Paul Police Band performs from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Bilingual Mass at 10:30 a.m. Call 651-228-1169 or email for questions.

Thursday, Oct 9: St. Mark Lutheran Rummage Sale
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 550 West 7th. $4 bag sale follow on October 10. 651 224 0228

Friday, Oct 10: Ramsey After Dark: Victorian Gothic Novels
7 p.m. This program explores the origins of the gothic novel, from the motivations behind the stories to why certain language was used. Discover why the genre captured the Victorian imagination. This program contains adult content. Register online

Tuesday, Oct 14: Conversational Salon: World’s Nuclear Reactors
6:30 p.m. St. Paul Gallery, 943 7th Street. Roger Cuthbertson speaker.

Thursday, Oct 16: Ramsey House program: Spiritualism in Minnesota
7 p.m. Spiritualism, a religion based on spirit communication and healing, captivated Victorian society. Join educators Nathan Lewis and Lacey Prpic Hedtke on Spiritualism in mid-19th century Minnesota. Discover how and why Spiritualism became popular with all levels of society. Learn about those who practiced it and the impact it had on Minnesota and the rest of the nation. Register online

Sunday, October 19: Domažlice Bagpipe Band from the Czech Republic
1:30 p.m. This unique entertainment in the West End at the C.S.P.S. Sokol Hall. Along with the bagpipe, clarinet, string violin and bass, nearly forgotten ancient Czech folk rhythmic musical instruments such as the fanfrnoch (clay or metal container with horsehair, vozembouch (staff topped with bow hung with rattles), and hrábě (rake) will be played. These instruments bring a comic element to the performance that require some audience participation!

Tuesday, Oct 21: West 7th Business Association Networking
4 p.m. Patrick McGovern’s Pub, 225 Seventh Street West. Join us for McGovern’s treats compliments of W7BA, as well as happy hour drink specials. A W7BA board meeting will precede the meeting at 3 p.m. FYI email: or 651 297 9000

Friday, October 24: Explore Czech and German-Bohemian heritage in St. Paul
$40. Tour aboard a coach bus visiting historic sites associated with Czech and German-Bohemian immigrants, and their contributions to our shared history with guides Jim Sazevich, “The House Detective” and Linda Therkelsen. Lunch (not included) at Victoria’s Crossing. Sponsored by the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International. FYI: Paul Makousky at

Friday, October 24: Dinner and Dance!
Dinner 6:30 p.m.; Dance music by the Jerry Kadlec Trio Band 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. Co-sponsored by Czech and Slovak Sokol Minnesota and the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International. Dinner includes: goulash with bread dumplings, salad, coffee and water A la carte: hot dogs and desserts Cash bar: beer and pop.

This month! Sophie Joe’s Daylight Savings Sale
453 Seventh Street West. See Website for details!

Mississippi Market Co-op!
View their full listing of classes and events, covering topics from nutrition to cooking to wellness and much more. See Website for details!

Event and Tickets at the Xcel Energy Center:

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

Thursday, October 9: West 7th Book Club: 6:00-8:00
Interested in belonging to a Book Club? We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month and read great books! Contact Pam for more information at 651-224-2056 or the West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493

Thursday-Friday, October 9-10: Drive Smart AARP Driving Class: 8:45-12:45
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. Auto insurance companies in most states provide a multi-year discount to AARRP graduates! No written or behind the wheel tests will be given. Classes are intended to be non-threatening, interactive and informative. Instructors are trained volunteers. Please feel free to bring snacks, coffee and lunch.

Tuesday, October 21, Aging Well Expo
10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Free: Join us for our most popular event for Adults 55+. The Aging Well Expo is THE place to find resources and information on health and wellness. We will have a variety of health and wellness exhibitors, breakout sessions, chair massages, as well as various health screenings. Flu vaccines will also be available (bring your insurance card!). Make a day of it and stay for lunch. You do not want to miss this fun and informative event!

Monday-Friday: Community Kids After-School Program
2:15-6:00 pm. Serving students grade K-10 with homework help, tutoring in reading and math, social skills, enrichment activities such as art and science, sports and fitness, field trips, healthy snacks and more! No fee if income eligible. Transportation is available within our neighborhood. Call Julie Murphy at 651-298-5493, ext. 214 or

Monday, October 6: Girl Scout Cadets
6:30-8:00 pm. 6th-12th grade girls participate in leadership, teamwork building, cultural activities, crafts, community service and field trips.

Monday, October 27: Teen Halloween Party!
6:00-7:30 pm. Community party for teens ages 13 and up. Pizza, pop, games and treats. Invite a friend!

Tuesdays, October 7, 14 and 28: Family Open Gym (no Open Gym on October 21)
10:30 am- 3:00 pm. No registration necessary. Open gym play for infants through preschoolers together with parent or caregiver. Families responsible for setup and tear-down of equipment. (May not be held some weeks if the gym is in use.)

Wednesday, October 8: 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, October 15: 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.

Thursdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30: 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 Tes Belachew at 651-298-5493, ext. 215.

Friday, October 3: Fare for All Discounted Groceries
10:00 am-12:00 pm. Complete food packages from $10-$30. Call Cathalina Young at 651-298-5493 x218 for information.
Free “Blood Pressure Checks” provided by volunteer registered nurses from 11:00-12:00 at monthly Fare for All.

Friday, October 17: West 7th Cinema Presents…. The Nut Job
6:00-8:15 pm. Movie is free with low-cost concessions (pizza, popcorn, etc.). Children must be with someone age 13+.

Friday, October 31: Children’s Halloween Party!
4:00-5:45 pm. Community party for children, infants through age 12. Wear your costume and bring the family for games, snacks, treats and a spooky haunted house. $5 suggested donation per family.

Friday, October 31: Fare for All Discounted Groceries (This is the “November” distribution.)
10:00 am-12:00 pm. Complete food packages from $10-$30. Call Cathalina Young at 651-298-5493 x218 for information.
Free “Blood Pressure Checks” provided by volunteer registered nurses from 11:00-12:00 at monthly Fare for All.

Ongoing – Support, Referral, Care Management Services
For individuals/families to access community resources for crisis/emergency situations, family issues, housing, employment, education and training programs, food shelves, healthcare and medical insurance, and immigration consultation. Contact Tes Belachew ext. 215.

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