NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | West End December calendar of events

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

Please see our District Council/Federation website for calendar additions, corrections
and updates at http://www.fortroadfederation.org

Saturday, December 15: Watch KARE 11’s special program, “Safe at Home”

6:30 p.m. featuring our local (West 7th) Saint Paul Fire Department station using live-fire demonstrations to show how many home fires are caused, including the burning a home room-by-room to show how the most common “accidental” fires start. Watching may save your life someday. Also on line at KARE11.com.

December: Project Noel volunteers needed

2:00-6:00 pm. Community Gym. Volunteers needed for toy distribution for up to 800 children in the West 7th neighborhood December 19. Our Community Center again hosts Project Noel , a ‘Toy Shop’ where pre-registered parents will select toys for their infants and children birth to age 14. They welcome new toys, hats, mittens, and scarves for children of all ages, as well as monetary donations. Call Lois Tschida at the West 7th Community Center (651) 699-1264 to find out how you can be involved. (Only those who have registered with Salvation Army Clearing House can receive toys through Project Noel.)

Mississippi Market At Your Door!

Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-op has launched a delivery service–go towww.msmarket.coop, click on the “Mississippi Market at your door” logo and start shopping.

West 7th Community Center will be closed

on Mondays, December 24 and 31, and on Tuesdays, December 25, and January 1. NoFare For All in December. The next FFA will be on January 11, 2013. No West 7th Cinema Movie Night in December.

Bonfe’s (West 7th Street and Smith Avenue) is a Toys for Tots
drop off site this year.

Spring 2013, West 7th Community Chorus

Join us as we create a new, unique and exciting community chorus — no auditions, yet we’ll raise the roof with great musicality! If like to sing, join us! We’ll sing in many styles of music and have a great time together. Reading music is not required but it helps. A professional musician ready to lead us. Before we start, we want to know when you would like our rehearsals to happen. If you are interested in joining this choir, tell us what time of day works good for you! Please take this survey online:http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2ZG3SL3, pick up a survey at the center, or contact Jeannie Farrell at 651-298-5493 x204. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493 www.west7th.org

Events/Meetings:

Monday, December 3: Community Holiday Party & Dinner!

5:00-6:30 pm. Free party, including dinner and activities, such as storytelling, crafts, dreidel games, bingo and Santa Claus. Sponsored by United Family Medicine and West 7th Community Center. Limited to West 7th neighborhood residents and clients. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493 www.west7th.org

Monday, December 3: Girl Scout Cadets

6:30-8:00 pm. 6th and 7th graded girls participate in leadership, teamwork building, cultural activities, crafts, community service, etc. Call Laura Carlson at 651-330-0386 to register. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493www.west7th.org

Thursday, Dec 6: Little Bohemia Neighborhood Association end of year celebration

7:00-8:30 pm. No meeting, just some socializing! Kids are welcome too – we will have a babysitter and kids activities. Home of Tom and Marit Brock, 74 Garfield Street

Monday, Dec 10 West 7th Fort Road Federation/District 9 Community Council

7 p.m. board meeting

Wednesday, December 12: 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. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493 www.west7th.org

Thursday, Dec. 13 NORK Think Tank Community Celebration

4:00-5:30 pm Sholom Home East, 270 Kay Av. NORC = Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities for West 7th and Highland Park to create a vibrant community serving seniors, a project led by Jewish Family Service of St. Paul. RSVP by Dec. 7th to 651-690-8938 or NorcInfo@Jfssp.org

Wednesday, December 19: Immigration Law Consultations

3:00-5:00 pm. Free service by Leslie Guyton regarding immigration issues. Call center at 651-298-5493 to pre-register. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493 www.west7th.org

Friday, December 28 Wellness Friday: Healthy Beginnings

10:30-11:30 We will have a discussion and explore ways to become healthier and make small manageable changes in our life. Bring an idea, exercise, strategy, recipe – something that you have been able to fit in your life. We will try a crock pot oatmeal recipe and have other healthy snacks. Fee: No charge.
Register at the front desk by December 24. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493 www.west7th.org

Thursday, December 29 West 7th Book Club

6:00-8:00 Interested in belonging to a book club? We will meet every three weeks. Contact Pam for more information, 651-224-2056. Meets on Thursdays, every 3 weeks
West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493www.west7th.org

A Victorian Christmas at the Ramsey House

10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, noon-3:30 p.m. Sundays Multiple dates: Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a Victorian Christmas in 1875 at the Ramsey House: tour, homemade cookies fresh from the wood burning stove, holiday music on the family’s Steinway piano and original family ornaments and Christmas gifts. Shop in the Carriage House gift store for replica Victorian ornaments and other holiday items. Closed Christmas Day and the day after Christmas.

December: Pax Conversational Salons

Mad Hatter’s Tea House, 943 W 7th Tuesdays
Dec. 4, Open poetry. Bring your own or a favorite poet of yours
Dec. 11, Robin and Laird Monahan, brothers who walked across America in 2010 to call for support for a constitutional amendment to end corporate personhood, will be the guests.
Dec. 18, Open Conversation for all, newcomers please come.

Tuesdays December 4, 11, and 18: Family Open Gym

11:00 am-3:00 pm. Family play time for toddlers through preschoolers together with parent(s) or caregivers. No registration necessary. (Check calendar as gym may not be available onoccasion when gym is in use for center events.) West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493 www.west7th.org

Monday-Friday– West 7th Community Kids After-School Program

2:15-6:00 pm. Homework help, tutoring in reading and math, enrichment activities, social skills curriculum, sports and field trips, healthy snacks and more! Low fees determined by sliding fee scale. Transportation available within our neighborhood. To register, call Julie Murphy at 651-298-5493 x214 or email: jmurphy@west7th.org. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493 www.west7th.org

Ongoing – Support, Referral, Care Management services

For individuals/families to access community resources. Azeb Gebretsadik, ext. 215 or Judy Burns, ext. 201. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493 www.west7th.org

Ongoing – Bridge to Benefits

Call for a 10-20 minute meeting to determine eligibility for public programs. Azeb Gebretsadik, ext. 215 or Judy Burns, ext. 201. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493 www.west7th.org

Tuesdays, Fiberazzi: Knitting & Crocheting Club

1:00-3:00 If you enjoy working with needle and thread, yarn or another fiber, please come see what this group is all about. Come as often as you like. There is no charge. We meet in a spacious and comfortable room at the W. 7th Community Center every Tuesday. This is a social group, not a class. We sometimes help each other with new skills while still enjoying ourselves. The idea is for everyone to have a good time. Show and share is definitely part of the fun. If this sounds like fun to you, please bring your project and try us out. Become one of the FIBERAZZI! West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493 www.west7th.org

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