NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | West End September Calendar of Events


West End events:

Wednesday, September 5: Local Walking History/Garden Tour
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Start and finish at the Ramsey House; complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages; tour includes 311 Walnut, the Goff & Boysen Memorial and Honoring Garden, and more. Walking distance is ten blocks.

Thursday, September 6: Little Bohemia Neighborhood association meeting
6:30 p.m. at Claddagh Coffee. Agenda includes housing rehab update, funding for Pleasant Park activities, etc.

Saturday, Sept 8: West End Neighborhood Clean-up
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. James Avenue at Toronto Street, enter at Toronto
Entry: $5 – cars; $10 – minivans & SUV; $15 – larger vehicles: Fees applied to load
$10 Electronics (TVs, Computers, etc.), Furniture (overstuffed chairs, sofas, etc.), Appliances (dishwashers, refrigerators, etc.), Concrete; $20 Air conditioners. Free: scrap metal. No brush, tree stumps, asphalt, oil, chemicals, pesticides, paint

Saturdays, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29 Alexander Ramsey in 1862
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Alexander Ramsey House 265 S. Exchange St Alexander Ramsey was Governor of the State of Minnesota in 1862 during the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. This special program takes guests into the Alexander Ramsey House and focuses on the role Ramsey played in the politics and events prior to, during and after the War. Guest speakers at 2 p.m.:
Sept. 15 Rhoda Gillman Topic: Alexander Ramsey and Henry Sibley
Sept. 22 Colette Hyman Topic: 1872: Where were the Dakota people?
Sept. 29 Colette Routel Topic: 1863: Alexander Ramsey and Bounty System

Sunday, Sept 9: St. Stan’s Fall Festival and Fresh Turkey Dinner
11:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., Dinner Served Till 4:00 p.m.
Adults – $10.00 Under 12 – $3.50 St. Stanislaus Catholic Church: 398 Superior Street

Monday, September 10: West 7th Fort Road Federation board meeting
7 p.m.

Tuesday, September 11: Mississippi Market Natural Food Coop Board of Directors Meeting 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Selby location:

Sunday, September 16: Czech and Slovak Festival
11 – 4 p.m. At the International Institute of Minnesota (location change!) 1694 Como Avenue. Ethnic food, vendors, folk dance, live music, silent auction, singing, children’s games and free bike raffle. Hosted by Sokol Minnesota. Join us for this West End tradition in a new venue across from the State Fair Grounds on Como. Free parking!

Saturday, September 22: Iron Pour Five/Schmidt Artist Lofts
7 p.m. 882 West 7th Street featuring live music, local food vendors, mold making.
See for current information

Thursday, September 27: West 7th Business Association Networking Happy Hour
4 – 6 p.m. See website for details

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

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 day Monday through Friday for three to six weeks. 680 Stewart Avenue.

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

Monday, September 10: 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, September 10, 17 and 24: 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, September 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.

Wednesday, September 19: 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.

Friday, September 7: 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, September 21 – West 7th Cinema Presents: The Lorax
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 starting September 3 – 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

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

Ongoing – Bridge to Benefits Call for a 10-20 minute meeting to determine eligibility for public programs. Azeb Gebretsadik, ext. 215 or Sarah Granger, ext. 201.

West 7th Community Center Calendar of Events

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