NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | West End November 2013 calendar of events


This calendar of events is created for over 700 neighbors of the West End. Please see our District Council/Federation website for calendar additions, corrections and updates at

Wednesday, November 6: the Holiday Blues, presented by NAMI and W7CC
10:30-11:30 a.m. A presentation with NAMI’s inspiring speaker Kay King, and actors from River’s Edge Playback Theatre. Playback Theater is a form of improvisation in which people may choose to share stories from their lives, and a group of actors brings the heart of the story to life. Register by Oct. 30. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493

Nov 3 – 9: Our Western District Police Station: Police Station Visitors Week
A global event that invites groups of community members to assess the quality of service delivered by local police departments, to identify best practices and to strengthen ties between police and the communities they serve. The building is LEED Gold Certified and has the Black Maria wagon in the front window. 389 Hamline Avenue North. For more information contact the station at 651) 266-5526 or

Monday, Nov 11: Fort Road Federation/District 9 Community Council Board
7 p.m. 974 W. 7th Street, 651-298-5599 email:

Nov 16 – 23: Terrace Horticultural Books Open House Week
Annual Fall Open house with refrechments, good books, friends… Used and new garden and natural history books. 25% off everything! Join us Saturday, 16th, as we honor Mary Maguire Lerman with the Annual Terrace Award! ANNUAL FALL OPEN HOUSE – WEEK! 503 St. Clair Avenue, 651-222-5536,

Tuesday November 19: West 7th Business Association Board Meeting
3 p.m. at C.S.P.S. Hall, 383 Michigan Street.
Thursday, Nov 21: W7BA Membership networking meetings
Location to be announced, visit

West 7th commercial space for sublease: month to month/seasonal pop up/longer term lease. Contact Teri Focht, Eyes All Over Inc., 526 7th St. West. 651 333-4420.

Saturday, Nov 23: St. Mark Lutheran Church Holiday Boutique
10 am- 3pm, free admisssion. Art work, bake sale, Bob’s Attic, florals, gifts, jewelry, raffle, and more. 550 West Seventh Street

Sunday, Nov 24: Sokol MN Pancake Breakfast/Holiday Craft, Bake Sale
9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Breakfast: $7 adult; $5 child under 9; $20 family of four. No reservations needed. Pre-order koláče: 952-941-0426. Tour the Hall and see your Legacy Fund Donations at work: 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.; 383 Michigan Street. To reserve a craft table: 651-426-2826 or

Alexander Ramsey Programs:

A Victorian Christmas at the Ramsey House
Mulitple dates through December Wednesdays-Saturdays, noon to 3:30 p.m. Sundays Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a Victorian Christmas in 1875.

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

Tuesday, November 12, Guest Rosemary Golias
a certified Validation* teacher/presenter as developed by Naomi Feli in order to better communicate with the elderly and people suffering with dementia/Alzheimers. Techniques that are valuable for families and professional caregivers. A book she recommends is ” The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis ” by Jeremy Rifkin.

Event and Tickets at the Xcel Energy Center:

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

The Center is closed Thursday/Friday Nov 28 and 29 for Thanksgiving

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

Monday, November 4: 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.

Mondays, November 4, 11, 18 and 25: 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, November 5, 12, 19 and 26: 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, November 13: 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.

Thursday, November 14: Metro Transit: Intro to the Transit System and New Light Rail
6:30-7:30 p.m. Attend this informational event to learn more about the metro transit system. In addition to information about how to use the bus system, this session will also cover an introduction to the up-and-coming light rail system in the metro area. Call or register atfront desk by November 11. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493

Tuesdays, November 19, 26, December 3, 10: Third Age Yoga and Chair Yoga
9:15-10:15 or 10:30-11:30 or 1:30-2:30 Third Age Yoga is a sensitive approach to yoga for those of us who may have felt that yoga wasn’t for us. 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. Chair Yoga: Would you like to practice yoga but don’t feel comfortable getting down to the floor and back up again? Not to worry! Using a chair as a seat and a helper, and a yoga mat to stand on, learn how to move comfortably and safely increase your flexibility, build strength, enhance your ability to focus, and improve your balance. And finally, enjoy breathing and relaxation techniques to invite inner calm and refresh your body and mind. $24 per 4 week session. West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493

Wednesday, November 20: 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.

Thursday, November 7: Family “Star Wars” Themed Book Fair!
4:00-5:45 pm. Grab your Lightsabers and join us for our free family book fair in the Community Center gym. Bring the whole family for books, crafts, games & snacks. Every child toddler through teens can choose three books to keep.

Friday, November 1: Fare for All Discounted Groceries
10:00 am-12:00 pm. Complete food packages from $10-$30. Holiday Meal Packageincludes turkey, pumpkin pie, green beans, corn, cranberries, bread, whole chicken and pork tenderloin. Call Cathalina Young for information.

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

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.

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

Monday 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