NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | West End October calendar of events


Here is your monthly calendar. This time sequential rather than grouped! Think of how many hours volunteers spend to build our community,  so deserving of your support! Be sure and check the Website for changes!

Saturday, October 1: St. Stanislaus Catholic Church Craft Fair
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over twenty five crafters, silent auction, cafe, and door prizes.
FYI: email:

Mon, Tues, October 3-4: St. Mark Lutheran Church Rummage Sale
Monday October 3rd from 8am- 8pm; Tuesday October 4th from 8am-4pm; $3.00 Bag Sale on Tuesday the 4th; FYI: tele: 651.224.0228 / fax: 651.224.1277; website:; 550 West 7th St., 651-224-0228,

October 4: Victoria Park Housing Development Informational Meeting
6:30 p.m. Sholom East Campus, 740 Kay Avenue. Wally Johnson, Stonebridge Development, will present plans. For more information call the West Seventh Federation 651-298-5599 or

Thursday, October 6: City Council & School Board Candidate Forum
6:00pm – 8:30pm at Journeys Secondary School, 90 Western Ave South
6-6:30 Meet the candidates, informal networking time
6:30-7:30 City Council candidate forum, 4 confirmed candidates participating
7:30-8:30 School Board candidate forum, 9 confirmed candidates participating
Organized by the Little Bohemia Neighborhood Association

Thursday, October 6: West Seventh Enhancement Coalition Meeting
11 a.m. Location to be announced. WSEC is a task force of the West 7th Business Association. Contact Edward Bova for location and agenda.

Weekend, October 6-8: West End Arts Iron Pour
Here we go again folks! Come see the hottest show in town on Saturday, October 7th at 7pm. If you want to reserve at tile, come to the mold making gatherings at the same location Friday night before the pour or on Saturday during the day. FYI:

Saturday, October 8: St. Stanislaus Church spiritual Jazz Mass
4 p.m. followed by turkey dinner. With the Barbary Coast Band, Dinner cost is $8 for adults, and under 12 $3. West 7th & Western

Saturday, October 8: Annual Liberal Arts Crawl in West 7th
1 – 5 p.m. Viewing local artists and venues. FYI: Senate District 65 DFL

Sunday, October 9 : CSPS Sokol Hall Open House “Pilsner, Plays & Preservation”/strong>
1 – 5 p.m. Have you wondered what programs and archives this neighborhood treasure offers? Do you want to experience not only the past but present offerings? Do you want to hear a strolling concertina, raising and lowering of old-school stage backdrops, folk dress kroj, complimentary pilsener (that is beer!) and kolachy, with much more! The CSPS Sokol Hall is one of 25 historic sites competing for funding, and ours is for the hall’s 125th anniversary next year with multiple capital projects. Vote for us! httpFYI:

Monday, October 10: West 7th Fort Road Federation board of directors monthly meeting
Fort Road Federation/District 9 Community Council, 974 W. 7th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102, 651-298-5599 email:

Tuesday, October 11: Aging Well Expo
10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. 25+ Health and Wellness Exhibitors & health talks; vision, hearing and balance screenings, body mass index and blood pressure/cholesterol/blood sugar checks; consultations for veterans, medicare; door prizes! Free Event! West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street;

Saturday, October 15: Staged Radio Play, The Dvořák Project
8 p.m. Premiere production of a theater/music project inspired by famed composer Antonín Dvořák’s historic 1893 visit to the Midwest and West End (!) including the CSPS Hall. Co-produced by playwright/director. Rachel Perlmeter; composer J. Anthony Allen, and Sokol Minnesota. Tickets $12 at the door.

Sunday, October 16: Sokol Family Event Sundays
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Potluck meal, family activities. Registration: 612-384-1604 or

Thursday, October 20 – West 7th Community Center Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction
4:30-7:30 pm. Tickets available at the Center. $8-Adults $7-Seniors $3-Children; $1 off tickets purchased by October 7.

Sunday, October 23: Sokol Czech Roast Pork Dinner
12:30 p.m. Crowd favorites: roast pork, raised-bread dumplings, sauerkraut, dessert, and coffee. $16/adult; $8/child under 9. Cash beer bar. Pre-paid reservations by October 17: 952-941-0426

Tuesday, October 25: West 7th Business Association Board Meeting
3 – 5:00 p.m. See Website for location, current projects and advancements. Business district canvasing and membership drive underway!

Events at Historic Fort Snelling :

Pax Conversational Salons
Mad Hatter’s Tea House, 943 W 7th Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Tuesday, October 4, Open Conversation
Tuesday, October 11, weekly discussion at St Paul City Hall to testify against the Vikings Stadium. It is the time for the public to weigh in on whether we should have a new stadium. Call to confirm your coming. 651-227-3228
Tuesday, October 18, The discussion will center around Peak Oil,
and will be led by Bob Rohland. Peak Oil and its’ effect on the Mid-East and Africa.
Tuesday, October 25, a film called Dirty Works,
a documentary by Deb Wallwork, of Minneapolis. It is the story of an organic farm in Minnesota and the life of the farmers. Great music.

West End Club Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
for those with a desire to stop drinking. All ages, various times and formats. 955 West 7th Street

Hazelden West End Adult Outpatient Addiction Treatment Programs
The program includes education, group therapy, and individual work using a holistic recovery approach with the Twelve Steps as the core. Day treatment programs run six hours a dayMonday through Friday for three to six weeks. 680 Stewart Avenue.
651-292-2400 Website

West 7th Community Center Family and Youth Programming
West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493
Center Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm

Family and Youth Events

Mondays, October 3, 10, 17, and 24: Circle of Parents®
5:30–7:30 pm at the Parent Support Group Meeting at West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida St. Participation is free with free child care and light dinner also provided at $3 per family. To register call Sarah Granger at 651-298-5493, Ext. 215.

Monday, October 3rd – 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.

Monday, October 17– Girl Scout Juniors 5:00 – 6:30 pm /strong>
Juniors: 4th and 5th grade girls participate in leadership, teamwork building, cultural activities, crafts, community service, etc. Call Jacqueline Perez at 651-500-2062 to register. Monday, October 31 – Community Children’s Halloween Party! 4:00-6:00 pm. For children through age 12. Wear your costume and bring the family for games, snacks, treats, and a spooky haunted house. Suggested donation: $3 per family.

Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18 and 25 – Parent-Child Music
9:45-10:30 am. West 7th Family Center at Monroe School, 810 Palace Avenue.

Wednesday, October 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.

Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20, and 27 – Teen Girls’ Circle
3:00-5:00 pm. High School girls. Includes activities, food and transportation within the neighborhood. To register, call Sarah Granger at 651-298-5493 ext. 215.

Thursday, October 20 – Immigration Law Consultations 3:30-5 pm.
Free service by Leslie Guyton regarding immigration issues. Must preregister. Call center at 651-298-5493.

Thursday, October 20 – West 7th Community Center Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction
4:30-7:30 pm. Tickets available at the Center. $8-Adults $7-Seniors $3-Children; $1 off tickets purchased by October 7.

Fridays, October 7, 14, 21,and 28 – Parent-Child Yoga
10:00-11:00 am. West 7th Family Center, Linwood-Monroe School, located at 810 Palace Avenue.

Friday, October 7 – Fare for All discounted groceries
10:00 am-12:00 pm. Complete food packages from $10-$30. Call Cathalina Young for information.

Friday, October 21 – West 7th Cinema Presents… RIO br>6:00-8:15 pm. Free movie with low-cost concessions (hot dogs, popcorn, and pizza). Children must be with someone age 13+.

Ongoing – Support, Referral, Care Management services strong>
For individuals/families to access community resources. Sarah Granger, ext. 215
Ongoing – Bridge to Benefits Call for a 10-20 minute meeting to determine eligibility for public programs. Sarah Granger, ext. 215.

June 55+ Events, West 7th Community Center
West 7th Community Center 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493

Monday, Wednesday & Fridays: Young at Heart Exercise Class
9:30-10:10 a.m. Great way to get out, meet new people and do something healthy at the same time! Instructor is a certified Arthritis Foundation exercise leader. Class combines seated and standing exercises along with a short endurance routine.
Cost: $8.00 per month. Come and try a class!

Wednesdays: Weekly Big Band Dancing
1:00-3:00 p.m. Put your dancing shoes on! The Golden Tones Dance Band will be playing. Refreshments provided. Cost: $4.00 No registration required.

Thursday: October 13 and 20th: Medicare Counseling
10:00-12:00: Need help enrolling, reviewing or making changes to your Medicare plan? Sign up for a 45-minute one-on-one counseling sessions with Janet Warwick. Bring a list of prescriptions you take and your Medicare card. Janet will be offering her services on the second Thursday of each month.
Cost: No charge. Donations appreciated. Call the Center to register.

Thursday, October 13: Senior Law Attorney
3:00-4:00: Melanie Liska from Tarrant and Liska, PLLC, will be at the center offering free legal consultations for seniors. Cost: No Charge Call the center to register.

Thursday, October 13: Senior Lunch Bunch
11:30-1:30: Monthly group gathers to share lunch. Call the center for restaurant details.
Cost: Free, lunch is on your own. $3 if you need a ride. Call the center to register.

Tuesdays, Continuing thru November 1: Therapeutic Pool
4:00-5:00 The soothing warmth and buoyancy of warm water makes it an ideal environment for aching joints. Immersing yourself in warm water raises body temperature, causing blood vessels to dilate thus increasing circulation! The Therapeutic Pool is 95 degrees and a gentle way to exercise joints and muscles. This is an open swim with no instructor, lifeguard is on duty. Session 1: September 13- November 1 (14 Sessions) No Class October 20 Fee: $42 Register at the center.

Tuesday, October 18: Massage Clinic
1:00-3:00 Fee: $25.00 for ½ hour, Register for appointment.

Thursday, October 20: Foot Care Clinic
9:30-1:30 p.m. Foot care provided by a registered nurse. Diabetics welcome. Cost: $28 payable at time of appointment. Call the Center to register.

Thursday, October 20: Senior Lunch N’ Bingo
11:30-1:30 Lunch will be Roast turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, cranberries, dessert. Please bring EXACT CHANGE. Bingo starts at 12:00. Cost: $5 for lunch $1 for bingo cards

Wednesday, October 26: Veteran’s Benefits Counseling
10:00-11:00 a.m. Patricia Manley, Veterans Coordinator from the Veteran’s Administration Office, will be available the fourth Wednesday of every month to answer questions about veterans benefits you may qualify for. No Charge Call the center to register.

Friday, October 28: Wellness Friday
10:15-11:30 The State of Healthcare in Minnesota. Dr. Scott Tongen will review how Minnesota is different than other states, and where we might see changes in the future. Healthy snacks will be served. Win one free month of exercise at the center! Register at the front desk by October 24

Tuesday, October 18 – November 8 Third Age Yoga: Yes YOU Can Do Yoga!
5:30-6:30 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. Session 2: Tuesdays, October 18-November 8 (4 Sessions) Fee: $24 per 4-week Session Please register at least one week prior to class

Monday, October 3: GLBT Health Care Directives, Two-Part Series
5:30-6:30 Part 1: Dr. Bucher, Medical Director for United Family Medcine will discuss the medical issues related to having a Health Care Directive. Part 2: Melanie Liska, Attorney at Law for Tarrant & Liska, P.L.L.C. will discuss the legal issues related to Health Care Directives. Light supper provided both evenings. October 3 and October 10 (2-part workshop) Fee: 5.00 suggested donation
Please register by September 28

Tuesday, October 11: Aging Well Expo
10:30-1:30 This year’s Aging Well Expo will feature 25+ Health and Wellness Exhibitors, Health Talks, Variety of Screenings (Eye, Hearing, BMI, Blood Pressure), Consultations (Legal, Medicare, Caregiving, Veterans Benefits and Pharmaceutical), Technology Room, Flu and Pneumonia Shots, Lunch, Massage and Door Prizes! Free and open to all. Fee: No charge

Monday, October 17: Evening Wellness: Learn the Facts About Social Security
6:00-7:00 p.m. This presentation provides facts about Social Security and the importance of maintaining the stability of the Social Security program so that benefits for retirees and others are not cut. Certain myths and facts about Social Security will be presented so the class attendee will learn more about Social Security and its funding and purpose. We will also cover the Eldernomics Index, which is a measure of income that older Minnesotans from each county require to maintain their independence. Fee: No charge

Tuesday, October 18: Casino Trip: Fundraiser for Meals on Wheels
9:00 bus leaves and returns at 4:00. Pick up from Winslow and Osceola available.
The Treasure Island bus will be at the center to pick up folks for a day of fun. Play bingo on the bus on the way down and receive a coupon for $3 off lunch. Call the center to have your name added to the list. Fee:$5.00 per person.

Tuesday, October 25: Senior Yard Clean Up
1:00-3:00 Our faithful 3M Volunteers will be here again this Fall, armed with rakes and shovels to help you get your yard cleaned up! Volunteers can rake, transplant plants, cut back brush and trim bushes. To qualify for this free service, you must be a senior (65+), living in the West 7th neighborhood and provide the volunteers with the tools. The senior is also responsible for disposing of the yard waste.
Fee: No charge Call the center to register.

Wednesday, October 26: Cellphone 101
1:30-3:00 Do you want to buy a cellphone? In this class we will cover reasons to buy and not to buy. We will also explore types of phone plans. Fee: $10.00 Register by October 19

Saturday, October 29: Halloween Dance: Meals on Wheels Fundraiser
6:30-10:00 The Rhythm Pups, featuring our own Dr. Rumsey, will be rocking and rolling at the West 7th Community Center! Costumes are encouraged, but not required. All proceeds will go to the Meals on Wheels Program. Snacks will be served. Fee: $10.00 per person/ $15.00 at the door.
West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street at St. Clair (651) 298-5493

Fridays, Cards Anyone?
12:30-3:00 We have room for more 500 card players! Call Jeannie if you are interested! 651-298-5493 x204

Tours of Center Available
Are you new to the center or the neighborhood? Curious as to what programs and activities are available to those who are 55 and up? There is a lot going on here and we love to see new faces! Call Jeannie Farrell and arrange a tour of our center and a brief overview of our Older Adult Programming and Services.

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