NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | West End June 2014 calendar of events


Saturday, June 14: West End Garden Tour!
10:00 am – 3:00 pm Mark your calendars for the 6thannual West End Neighbors Garden Tour. Explore 12 gardens and your neighborhoods located along West 7th Street. See the Federation’s Website for maps and information!

Monday, June 2: Dorothy Day ReVision Community Input Meeting
7:00 pm at Little Sisters of the Poor, 330 Exchange Street. Hear from Tim Marx, CEO of Catholic Charities and Councilman Dave Thune about the proposed expansion and programs at the Dorothy Day Center. There will be an opportunity for questions.

Monday, June 2: Stellar Beer and Cheese Tasting
5:00-7:00pm. Vine Park Brewery, 1254 West 7th Street with Mississippi Coop. All first Mondays! Visit the Mississippi Market Co-op’s Website to view their full listing of classes and events.

Thursday, June 5: Little Bohemia Neighborhood Monthly Meeting
7:00 pm at 455 Banfil Street. Agenda: presentation/discussion by Saint Paul PED staff regarding vacant housing; summer gardening/volunteer discussion; Neighborworks Week Grant/Fundraising status

Thursday, June 5: West 7th Enhancement Coalition monthly meeting
11 a..m.: at Claddagh Coffee, 459 7th St. W., in the basement meeting. All welcome! Agenda includes transit in the River Corridor. The Enhancement Coalition is committee of the West 7th Business Association . FYI: email or 651-222-5536

Saturday, June 7: St. Stanislaus Spring Fundraiser
Polka mass at 4:00 pm featuring Ken Mahler & Company. Following mass, spring picnic menu featuring Magnolias restaurant’s famous fried chicken. Also homemade potato salad, fresh fruit, baked beans, dinner rolls, salad, milk and lemonade and dessert enjoy ice-cream sundaes. Cost for the dinner is $9.00 per adult and children under 12 eat free. Tickets contact Kirsten Frederick at 651-224-7998 or 398 Superior Street

June 9-13: Sokol Children’s Cultural Day Camp, boys and girls ages 7 to 14.
Ethnic cooking and crafts, Czech language, gymnastics, and more. Questions: 651-452-6240
CSPS Hall, 383 Michigan.

Monday, June 9: Fort Road Federation Monthly Meeting
7pm. at 974 7th Street West. The Board of Directors meets the 2nd Monday of each month to discuss issues and events that impact the community. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, call 651-298-5599 or email

FYI: Xcel Energy Pipeline Replacement
Although the construction will only come to the edges of Little Bohemia this year, you have probably already noticed the construction slowdowns as Xcel Energy replaced the old pipe under the streets and freeways. The bad news is that we can expect construction throughout the summer, including the closure of Lexington Parkway between Randolph and West 7th for about 5 weeks! The good news is that there are updates available on the Xcel Energy website.

Saturday, June 14: Little Bohemia Neighborhood Garage Sale
Signs and maps with participating houses will be available.

Saturday/Sunday, June 21 -22: First Annual German Fest
Schmidt Brewery. This new event celebrates Germanic culture through food, music, dance, art, education, and other activities. The German history of the Schmidt brewery, West St. Paul, and Minnesota will be highlighted in many ways including tours of the area, music, arts and crafts, World Cup viewing, plus a Family area. FYI:

Tuesday, June 24: West 7th Business Association Networking
Check the W7BA Website for time and location. FYI:

Gardening Classes: Mississippi Market Co-op!
Visit to view our full listing of classes and events. Registration is available online, over the phone, and in our stores. Visit for a full class listing and registration. About Mississippi Market offers about a dozen classes each month on health, nutrition and sustainable living.

Fort Snelling Events

Saturday/Sunday, June 21-22, 2014 World War II Weekend
10 am – 5 pm (both days) The 1940s come to life this weekend at Historic Fort Snelling! Thousands of Minnesotans joined the military at Fort Snelling during World War II, and this special event explores the stories of Minnesota’s Greatest Generation.

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

Wednesday, June 18; Making Your Home Accessible:
10:30-11:30 Looking for ideas or solutions to make your home more accessible and comfortable as your needs and mobility changes? Access Solutions will be here to discuss options, big and small, to keep your home safe and comfortable for years to come.

Monday, June 23; Blood Thinners: What you need to know to monitor your own numbers;10:30-11:30 If you are on Coumadin or Warfarin, you may have options for how you have your INR tested. MdINR is a Medicare approved program for patients who take Coumadin or Warfarin (blood thinners). Many of these patients have Atrial Fibrillation. Come find out more at our seminar.

Tuesday, June 3: Care Giver Support Group: 5:00-6:30There are many decisions a caregiver needs to make in their role as a caregiver, some harder than others. We have trained Caregiver Consultants who can meet with you to discuss concerns or help you make tough decisions. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493

Thursday, June 5, 19: West 7th Book Club: 6:00-8:00 Interested in belonging to a Book Club? We meet every three weeks 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, June 19: Sing and Jam—“Just For Fun!”: 5:00-6:00 Join us for a time of music, your favorite songs and good company. Feel free to bring your instruments. All are welcome! West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493

Tuesday, June 17: Massage Clinic: 1:00-3:00 Sister Janine, licensed massage therapist will be available for massages. $25 for 1/2 hour massage. Call for appointment. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493

Monday-Friday, June 16-August 8: West 7th Community Kids Summer Day Camp
12:00-6:00 pm. Serving students grade K-8. Field trips, enrichment activities, reading program, social skills, sports with lunch and snack daily. Low fees – sliding scale fees. Transportation available in West 7th neighborhood. Register now. Space is limited! Call Amalia Canepa-Green
at 651-298-5493, ext. 211 or

Monday-Friday, June 16-August 19: Free Summer Lunch and Snack Program for Youth
11:00-12:30-lunch. 3:00-3:30-snack. Nutritious lunches and snacks provided daily at no cost for children and teens, ages toddler through 18.

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

Mondays, June 2, 16, 23 and 30: Girl Power
4:00-5:00 pm. Weekly group for teen girls, grades 7-12. Encourages young women to be healthy, self-confident, educated, and responsible by participating in life skills, workshops, college prep, community service and fun activities. To register call Azeb Gebretsadik at 651-298-5493, ext. 215.

Wednesday, June 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, June 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, June 6: 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. NEW: Free “Blood Pressure Checks” available at Fare for All.

Friday, June 16: West 7th Cinema Presents: “Despicable Me 2”
6:00-8:15 pm. Movie is free with low-cost concessions. 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.

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.

Event and Tickets at the Xcel Energy Center: