NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | West End 2013 September calendar of events


First some work

Saturday, Sept 21: W7 Neighborhood Cleanup
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: James and Toronto Entry fee for each trip to cleanup site is
$5 Car; $10 Minivans &SUV’s; $15 Larger vehicles. Fee is applied toward your load.
See Website for details and clean up!

Now for some fun:

Saturday Sept 7: Summit Backyard Bash
Noon-8pm; $18 advance/$20 at gate. 50% of tickets sales goes to the non-profit Minnesota Music Coalition. Bands: Secret Stash Soul Revue, Haley Bonar (full band), The New Standards, Lizzo (featuring Lazerbeak), Night Moves, Charlie Parr & Friends, and Hotpants DJs. Food: World Street Kitchen, Barrio, Pizza Luce, Groveland Tap, Black Forest, Bennett’s.Summit Brewing Company, 910 Montreal Circle. Local shuttles from Bennetts and Shamrocks. See Website for details

Sunday, Sept. 8 St. Stan’s Fall Festival
11:00 am-5:00 pm: Petting Zoo, Car Show, Live Music, Games and More! Turkey Dinner Served 11:00am-4:00 pm (Adults – $10 , Children under 12 – $4.00) Grand Raffle at 5:00 pm. 398 Superior Street; 651-292-0303;

Sunday, Sept. 15: Czech Slovak Fstival
11am – 4 pm at the International Institute of Minnesota, 1694 Como Ave., St. Paul
Free admission: folk music, ethic dancers, children’s games, traditional food, wine, Czech beer, craft booths, silent auction, hourly prize drawings. Accessible facilities. 612-822-6147.

Saturday Sept 21: Mississippi Market Co-op: Ye Olde Gluten Free Fair
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: a time to learn more, taste for yourself, pick up gluten free recipes, and more. Slip into your Renaissance attire as we transform our West 7th store into a festival fit for a king with live music, kid’s activities, and prizes.

Saturday, September 28:
Sixth Annual Iron Pour
7 p.m. with food and music. Brought to you by the West Seventh Federation/District 9 Community Council and the Schmidt Artist Lofts. 882 West Eventh Street.

Local artist exhibits:

Deborah McWatters Padgett, new and recent work:
“The Trees of Summer” features drawings and paintings in a variety of media on a variety of surfaces. Deborah’s three novels, signed copies also available: Solving Lonely, The Sea in Winter, and A Story LIke Truth. Claddagh Coffee Cafe 459 West 7th Street.

JKM=Josie Winship+Krista Kelley Walsh+Mary Esch = Collaborative Collages
14 collages up for bid! Presented by Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts (6666 East River Road, Fridley).

Alexander Ramsey Summer Programs:

Sept 7: Ramsey Time Capsule: 1861
Tours Noon, 1 and 2 p.m. Experience the sights and sounds of 1861 in this one-hour, family-friendly program.

Sept 13: Ramsey After Dark: Medical Confidential
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and 8 to 9 p.m. 75 minute program explores the Ramsey’s medical history, from mumps and measles, to whooping cough and mental illness in the Victorian era. (not suitable for children under age 18).

Sept 26: History Happy Hour: Gesundheit! The Common Cold and Influenza
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Lively performance about the history of influenza and the common cold presented by Hippocrates Café. Dr. Jon Hallberg, medical director of the University of Minnesota Physicians Mill City Clinic and founder of Hippocrates Café, will be joined by local performers as they use stories and period music to explore this topic; for people 21 years and older. Price of admission includes 2 glasses of wine, tickets, snacks and presentation at 6 p.m. Call for cost: 651-259-3000

Fort Snelling Events

Includes new Education Days: Fort Snelling and WWI First World War Sept 20 &; Minnesota and the First World War Sat, Sept 21 (10 am – 5 pm)

Pax Salons

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

Sept 10, the DVD “Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (a film about the corporate role in Modern Propaganda. part 1

Sept 17, Guest, Roger Meyer, will discuss with us, Curbside Composting

Sept. 24, Reading and discussion of article in April , 2014, Rolling Stone, by Bill Mckibben, Fossil Fuel Resistance.

Event and Tickets at the Xcel Energy Center

West 7th Community Center,

265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493

Third Age Yoga: Yes YOU Can Do Yoga!
Fee: $24 per 4-week Session
Please register at least one week prior to class
Tuesdays, September 17, 24, October 1, 8: 9:15-10:15 or 10:30-11:30; Gentle Yoga 1:30-2:30
Thursdays, September 12, 26, October 3, 10: 1:30-2:30
Third Age Yoga is a sensitive approach to yoga. Do you think your physical limitations or age would prevent you from doing yoga? Are you afraid you’ll hurt yourself? Or have you wanted to try yoga but were afraid you would feel out of place or embarrassed in a yoga class? In Third Age Yoga, you’ll learn how to move comfortably and safely to increase your flexibility, build strength and increase balance. In addition, you’ll practice a variety of breathing and relaxation techniques to invite inner calm, increase your lung capacity, and refresh your body and mind. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493

Mondays, Beginning September 23: Square Dancing
6:15-8:00 Have you always wanted to try square dancing? Looking for something fun and healthy to do this fall/winter? Modern square dancing is a great way to meet new people and get exercise too! Seniors, singles, couples, families, all are welcome to join! *Must come to the first couple classes in order to be enrolled in the group. No newcomers after October 7 (it may be difficult to keep up without having the first few lessons).Fee: $4 per person. Ages 9-18 years free with a paid adult. No registration necessary. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493

Monday-Friday starting Tuesday, September 3: West 7th Community Kids
After-School Program – serving students grade K-8.
2:15-6:00 pm. 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! Fees determined by sliding-fee scale. Transportation available within our neighborhood. Call Julie Murphy at 651-298-5493, ext. 214 or

Mondays, September 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 Azeb Gebretsadik at 651-298-5493, ext. 215.

Tuesdays, September 17-October 22: Early Childhood Music
9:45-10:30 am. 6-week session – $45 for 1 child, $55 two or more children from the same family. Music fun for infants through preschoolers together with parent or caregiver. Young children learn basic rhythms and melodies combined with movement using a variety of rhythm instruments. Call or stop in to the front desk to register. (651-298-5493)

Tuesdays: Family Open Gym
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, September 11: 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 September 18: 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.

Friday, September 6: Fare for All Discounted Groceries
10:00 am-12:00 pm. Complete food packages from $10-$30. Call Cathalina Young for information at 651-298-5493.

Friday, September 20: West 7th Cinema Presents: Epic
6:00-8:15 pm. Movie is free with low-cost concessions (pizza, popcorn, etc.). Children must be with someone age 13+.

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

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