NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | West End May 2013 calendar of events

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A little late but so is spring! ;-{)

Ramsey County Yard Waste Sites are open!

See Website for locations and hours, but don’t forget our local at 870 Pleasant Avenue at St. Clair with compost. For drop off leaves, grass, pumpkins (sic), garden wastes & other non-woody plants accepted

Saturday May 11: Bronz Pour II.

1:00 p.m. – evening The public is welcome to view the artistic action at Marty Hicks studio at 2223 Stewart Ave. Casting “Everdur”™, a silicon bronze excellent for artwork and taking a patina. Work will start early in the day but we’ll probably light the furnace around 3:30 pm for an evening pour. For details and updates on the event visithttps://www.facebook.com/HIXWERX

Saturday, May 11: Home Away From Home (school age care) Open House

1 – 5 p.m.: Summer care for school agers begins June 10. Care will be available full time, part time and half days from 6am-6pm, Monday through Friday, for ages 5+ through August 30. Enrollment is also being accepted for before and after school care for the Fall 2013 school year. See the website for more details. For more information:www.homeawayfromhomestpaul.com.

Monday, May 13: West 7th/Fort Road/District 9, Community Council Board Meeting

7 p.m. For more information: 651 298 5599 http://www.fortroadfederation.org

Tuesday, May 14: Victoria Park Open House

6 – 8 p.m.: Event held at Nova Classical Academy, 1455 Victoria. Plans will be available for review, and input invited. The City of Saint Paul obtained the Victoria Park property with the condition that the property would be developed as a park after environmental cleanup was completed. City of Saint Paul Department of Parks and Recreation has been working with a design advisory committee to develop a master plan for Victoria Park; a new 35 acre park located off Shepard Road and Otto Avenue. As part of the planning effort, the Design Advisory Committee and city are inviting local residents, business owners, community leaders, and other interested stakeholders to attend an open house event to review and comment on conceptual plans for Victoria Park. Representatives from the Design Advisory Committee and City of Saint Paul will be available to answer questions and provide clarification. No formal presentation will be given.

Thursday-Friday, May 16-May 17: West 7th Community Ctr 4th Annual Plant Sale

10:30-6:00 Proceeds benefit the Senior Program. Volunteers and Plant Donations Needed! If you have plants you would like to donate or would like to volunteer at the plant sale, call Jeannie at 651-298-5493 x 204. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493 www.west7th.org

Thursday-Saturday, May 16-18: St. Mark’s Rummage Sale

8 a.m. Includes bake sale, snack bar, and bag sale Saturday. 550 West 7th Street. For more information: www.saintmark.info

Tuesday, May 21: West 7th Business Association Board Meeting

33 p.m.: CSPS Sokol Hall, 383 Michigan Street, parking lot entrance.

Friday, May 24: Aging Self Image

10:30-ll:15 We will explore the nuances of self-image as we age including cultural expectations, ageism, illness, sexuality and most important – how to maintain a positive sense of self throughout. Tara Jebens-Singh, who teaches yoga and older adult fitness for Roseville Community Education Adult Enrichment, will be facilitating the discussion. Please register by May 20. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493 www.west7th.org

Monday, May 6, 13 and 20 – 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 zeb Gebretsadik at 651-298-5493, ext. 215.
West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair

Monday, May 6 – 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 West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair.

Tuesdays – May 7, 14, 21 and 28 – Family Open Gym

10:30 am-3:00 pm. Free family play time for toddlers through preschoolers together with parent(s) or caregivers. No registration necessary. (Check calendar as gym may not be available on occasion when gym is in use for center events. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair

Wednesday, May 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.West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair

Friday, May 10 – Fare for All Discounted Groceries

10:00 am-12:00 pm. Complete food packages from $10-$30. Call Cathalina Young for information. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair

Wednesday May 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. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair

Friday, May 17 – West 7th Cinema: Rise of the Guardians

6:00-8:15 pm. Movie is free with low-cost concessions (pizza, popcorn, etc.). Children must be with someone age 13+. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair

Monday-Friday – West 7th Summer Day Camp

West 7th will hold its highly popular afternoon day camp, r>M-M-F, 12:00-6:00, June 17 – August 9 Contact Rachel Knutowski, 651-298-5493 x211 orrknutowski@west7th.org. Serving students entering grades K-9. Field trips, enrichment activities, reading program, social skills, sports, lunch and snack daily. Low fees – sliding fee scale. Transportation available in West 7th neighborhood. Register now, space is limited! West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair

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

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

The West 7th Community Center will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 27.