NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | West End October Calendar of Events


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

Please see our District Council/Federation website for calendar addition, corrections and updates at

Today/Tuesday, October 1 & 2: St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church Fall Rummage Sale

8 a.m. today til 8 p.m., Tuesday til 4 p.m. Snack bar and bake sale; Bag Sale on Tuesday the 2nd all day, $3.00 a bag. 550 West 7th Street

October 5 – 7: Minnesota Country Dance Weekend!
Contras, Squares, and English Country: dance to Brad Foster, et al. Features workshops and three big dances: see Website for hours and more information. CSPS Sokol Hall, 383 Michigan St.

Saturday, October 6: St. Stan’s Annual Craft Fair
9am – 4pm. Over 20 different crafters. Many beautiful hand crafted items. Silent Auction and Bakery. Free Admission & Parking;183 So. Western Ave. at West 7th Street.

Sunday, October 14: Sokol “Kuba” Barley/mushroom bake
1 – 3:30 p.m. Kuba (barley/mushroom bake) is traditionally served on Christmas Eve, but it makes a hearty main dish or side dish any time of the year. Leave class with a basic recipe and several variations. The kitchen/dining room, second floor, C.S.P.S. Hall, 383 Michigan St., Saint Paul, Minnesota. Registration is required and must be made by Oct. 12, 2012. For more information see Sokol Website

October 20: Bronze Pour I (new West End event!)
6 – 9 p.m. Marty Hicks in association with the Guild of Metalsmiths, is hosting a mold-making session (Oct 13, 1 – 4 p.m.) and a bronze pour at his studios to create sculpture and decorative artifacts. Watch molten bronze cast into two part molds! Materials are limited; size limit of artwork equal to, or less than, the volume of a baseball. $55. Rain date, etc. 2223 Stewart Avenue 651-492-0899

Sunday, October 28: Sokol Czech Roast Pork Dinner
Meal features many Czech favorites including roast pork (pečená vepřová), raised-bread dumplings (kynuté knedliky), and sauerkraut (zelí), plus dessert and coffee. See Sokol Website for more information.

Ramsey House October events See Website for more details
Or call 651-296-8760.

October 12: Ramsey After Dark: Politics, Scandal and Intrigue
Voter fraud, intimidation and rumors of a stolen election- the 1857 gubernatorial race had it all. Ramsey After Dark is a new series designed to engage adult learners in some of the lesser known topics of Minnesota history an intimate evening setting.

October 19: Victorian Superstition.
Wedding cakes and dating customs, séances and spirit writing all played a part in superstitions that were a part of Victorian life.

October 25: History Happy Hour: Vintage Photography – Tin Types and Hidden Mothers
Socialize, sip and snack in the Ramsey mansion while you learn about vintage photography. Special guest Lacey Prpic Hedtke, an instructor at the Minneapolis Photo Center

October 26: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley: Finding Frankenstein
Who would Mary Shelley be if she were alive today? What led the mother of science fiction writing to write the novel Frankenstein at the age of 16? Presented by The Bakken Museum.

October 30: Pax Conversational Salons
Mad Hatter’s Tea House, 943 W 7th Tuesdays,
Local author , poet and artist, Evelyn Klein will be w/us and read from her new book: Seasons of Desire. 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Little Bohemia Neighborhood Association

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

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

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

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

West 7th Community Center Calendar of Events:
complete listing and updates

Monday, October 1: 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.

Mondays, October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29: 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, 6-week session – Sept.16th through Oct. 16th – Early Childhood Music Class
9:45 to 10:30 am. @ West 7th Community Center – Music fun for infants through preschoolers together with their parent or caregiver. Young children learn basic rhythm and melodies combined with movement using a variety of rhythm instruments. For cost and other info, call 651-298-5493 or stop in to register.

Wednesday, October 10: 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.

Wednesday, October 17: 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.
Wednesday, October 31st – Community Halloween Party!
3:45-5:45 Wear your costume and bring the family for games, snacks, treats and a spooky haunted house. $5 suggested donation per family.

4:30-7:30 pm. Fun, family social event featuring delicious spaghetti, bread, salad, dessert and beverage. Bid on desirable auction items to raise funds for the Center. Tickets: Adults $8, Seniors $7, Children 5-12 years $3.Tickets available at the Center.

Friday, October 5: Fare for All discounted groceries
10:00 am-12:00 pm. Complete food packages from $10-$30. Call Cathalina Young for information 651-298-5493 ext. 218.

Friday, October 19 – West 7th Cinema Presents: The Pirates! Band of Misfits
6:00-8:15 pm. Movie is free with low-cost concessions (hot dogs, popcorn, and pizza).Children must be with someone age 13+.

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

Ongoing – Support, Referral, Care Management services
For individuals/families to access community resources. 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. Azeb Gebretsadik, ext. 215 or Judy Burns, ext. 201.

June 55+ Events for the West 7th Community Center

Thursday, October 11 Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction
4:30-7:30 Enjoy an evening with your community and neighbors. Adults $8, Seniors $7, Children $3 (5-12 years), Under 5 years: Free.

Monday, October 15 Drum Song Workshop
6:00-7:00 This workshop combines basic technique training on hand drum and percussion instruments with learning and playing one or two drum songs. Come and have fun with rhythms and feel the joy of playing within a drum ensemble! Drums and percussion instruments will be available for up to 25 participants. No drum experience necessary.
Facilitator: The Women’s Drum Center (Non-profit Organization)
The Women’s Drum Center is a volunteer based organization. The center functions as a community center for women/girls and drumming. It supports the participants by having both all female and some co-ed programs. The programs include many types/styles of drumming and percussion from around the world along with programs that use the drum for health and healing.
No charge, donations appreciated. Please register by October 10

Tuesday, October 23 Aging Well Expo
10:30-1:30 Our most popular event! The Aging Well Expo is THE place to find resources and information on health and wellness. We will have a ton of health and wellness exhibitors, workshops and free chair massages. Screening galore! Cholesterol, BMI, Blood Pressure, Balance Screenings and Hearing Checks will be available the entire event. Free Medicare, Legal, Veterans Benefits, Pharmaceutical Consultations and Caregiving consultations will also be available. If you still need to get your flu or pneumonia shots, Minnesota Visiting Nurses Agency will be here to offer those, just remember to bring your insurance and/or Medicare card! Flu vaccines will also be available (bring your insurance card!). Make a day of it and stay for lunch. You do not want to miss the fun, informative and free event!

Friday, October 26 Wellness Friday: SADS No More!
10:30-11:30 Minnesotans are especially at a high risk for the “winter blues” because of how far north we live. Our latitude means we receive less sunlight during the fall and winter. Learn about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and what resources are available to help you feel better this winter. Join a representative of NAMI-MN for education, discussion and snacks. Sponsored by the DAPS program led by Jewish Family Service of St. Paul and West 7th Community Center.
Fee: No charge. Register at the front desk by Monday, October 22

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