NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | West Seventh Community Calendar for June


Saturday, June 18: West End Neighbors’ Garden Tour
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Sixteen West End gardens will welcome you including roof top (Fire Station No.1 at Randolph), rain garden (Upper Landing), five vegetable and our new community garden at Jefferson, Hinding Plumbing and Heating, Day by Day Cafe, Shalom Home, and Terrace Horticultural Books, and residential gardens and landscaping. Don’t miss the plant sale at the Federation! Maps and more information at or Kent at 651 222 5536/

Neighborhood meetings

Thursday, June 2: West Seventh Enhancement Coalition Meeting
11 a.m. Mancini’s Char House discussing West End priorities. WSEC is a task force of the West 7th Business Association
FYI: Edward Bova

Wednesday, June 8: West End Arts (WEA) monthly meeting
6:30 p.m.: An informal meeting at the Fort Road Federation, 974 W. 7th Street. Agenda: check in, reconnect with other West End artists, share announcements and discuss what is ahead for WEA. WEA is sponsored by the Fort Road Federation.

Friday, June 25: Opening reception: Retrospective of an Invisible Artist
West End artist Dan Wing and member at Vine Arts Center has been secretly making art for 20 years. This show includes old favorites, but has an emphasis on his more recent explorations. The work is multidisciplinary: paintings, drawings, sculptures, and recycled periodicals. Through July 30 at 2637 27th Avenue South, Minneapolis.

Monday, June 13: 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:

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

Tuesday, June 28: West 7th Business Association Board Meeting
3 – 4:30 p.m. at Summit Brewery 910 Montreal Cir

Czech and Slovak Sokol Minnesota
383 Michigan

Thursday – Sunday, June 13 – 18 Czech Slovak Culture Camp
8:50 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.: Fifteenth, annual youth day camp. Boys and girls ages 7 to 14 learn about Czech and Slovak culture, one of the founding immigrant groups of the West End. Programming fosters personal growth through cultural enrichment and social and recreational activities. Campers of all backgrounds are welcome.

Saturday, June 11 St. Stanislaus Spring Dinner & Cash Raffle
4 p.m.: Polka Mass at 4:00 followed by a pork dinner with all the trimmings.
Adults $9 Children Under 12 $4

Fort Snelling :
Saturday, June 4 Blacksmith For a Day I; Saturday, June 4 Hearth Cooking Basics;
Saturday, June 11 World War II Weekend; Wednesday, June 15 Davy Crockett Summer Camp;
Saturday, June 18 Soldier One-Day Camp; Monday, June 20′ Little House in the Big Fort’ Summer Camp; Saturday, June 25 One-Room Schoolhouse Day Camp; Monday, June 27 Huck Finn Summer Camp

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

June 7, St. Paul/West End City Councilman, Dave Thune, on his term as councilman.
Come with your questions.

June 14, Mary Ellen Foster Grandmother’s Circles in Kenya

Tuesday, June 21: The Twin Cities Daily Planet’s series, The New Normal: Deciding Community Priorities in a Downsized Economy, tackles a different issue each month. They are asking people in the Twin Cities: “What’s the best way to get good health care coverage for all Minnesotans?”

Tuesday, June 28, DVD, Songs of America by Simon and Garfunkel.
Originally aired on CBS, and unavailable since its 1969 broadcast. It says on the cover that “it is comprised of footage of the 1969 tour, with intimate backstage conversations, historic news footage and more”. Because of the content it received some resistance by the corporate media to be delivered to the American public.

Mississippi Market:
1500 W. 7th St. 651-690-0507
In-store happenings and cooking classes:

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

No Open Gym – resumes in the fall.
Ongoing – Support, Referral, Care Management services
For individuals/families to access community resources. Sarah Granger, ext. 215.

Monday, June 6: Girl Scout Juniors and Cadets
6:30 pm. Rooms 108 and 116.

Mondays, June 6, 13, 20, and 27: Circle of Parents
5:30–7:30 pm at the West 7th Community Center at 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.

Tuesdays, June 21 and 28: Parent-Child Music
10:30 am. West 7th Family Center at Monroe School, 810 Palace Avenue.

Wednesday, June 8: Family Lawyer
8:30-10:30 am. David Burns Law Office, LLC offers free one-time legal advice regarding family law issues. Must call to register 651-298-5493.

Thursdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30: Teen Girls’ Circle
3-4:30 pm. High School girls. Includes activities, food and transportation within the neighborhood. To register, call Sarah Granger at 651-298-5493 ext. 215.

Thursday, June 16: Immigration Law Consultations
3:30-5 pm. Free service by Leslie Guyton regarding immigration issues. Must preregister. Call center at 651-298-5493.

Thursdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30: Parent-Child Yoga
10:00-11:00 am. West 7th Family Center, Linwood-Monroe School, located at 810 Palace Avenue

Friday, June 3: Fare for All Discounted groceries
10:00 am-12:00 pm. Complete food packages from $10-$30. Call Cathalina Young for information.

Friday, June 17: West 7th Cinema Movie Night Presents “Cars” (PG)
6:00-8:15 pm. Low-cost concessions (hot dogs, popcorn, pizza). Children must be with someone age 13+. Doors open at 6 pm. Movie runs 6:15-8:15 pm.

West 7th Summer Day Camp:
1:00-6:00, June 27-August 19. Serves students entering grades K-9. Field trips, enrichment, reading, science, social skills, sports, lunch and snack. Sliding fee scale with low fees. Transportation available within our neighborhood. Register now; space is limited! Call Aaron Wanserski @ 651-298-5493, ext. 211, or

Free Summer Lunches and Snacks:
11:30-1:00 (lunches) and 3:00-4:00 (snacks) Monday-Friday, starting June 27 and running through August 19. Nutritious lunches and snacks provided daily at no cost for children and teens, ages toddler through 18.

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.

Monday: Free Blood Pressure Checks
12:15-1:00: Monday, June 27 Cost: No Charge No registration required.

Thursday, June 9: Medicare Counseling
10:00-12:00: Need help enrolling, reviewing or making changes to your Medicare Part D 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, June 9: 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, June 9: 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.

Thursday, June 16: 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, June 16: Senior Lunch N’ Bingo
11:30-1:30 Lunch will be BBQ chicken, cornbread, coleslaw, pineapple upside down cake. Please bring EXACT CHANGE. Bingo starts at 12:00. Cost: $5 for lunch $1 for bingo cards (pay the day of) Register and pay for lunch by Thursday, June 9

Wednesday, June 22: 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, June 24: Maintaining a Healthy Heart
10:15-11:15 Learn tips on getting and staying heart healthy in our busy lives
Speaker: Jodi Denker – Master’s Prepared Exercise Physiologist at United’s Nasseff Heart Hospital. Work in cardiac services, employee health and wellness and community health and education. No charge, please register by May 25