East Side Bulletin Board August 5th, 2019

Highwood Performance series

Stop by the Highwood Hills Recreation Center, 2192 Londin Lane, on Wednesdays in August, 5:30 to 8 p.m., for a variety of free, outdoor, family-friendly performances. Performances are as scheduled:

-Aug. 7 - Ensõ Daiko Drumming and Taiko Arts Midwest

-Aug. 14 - Storytellers Beverly Cottman and Nothando Zulu

-Aug. 21 - Clown Benjamin Domask and Bollywood dance

-Aug. 28 - Somali Museum Dance Troupe 

In the event of rain, the events will take place inside the recreation center. In the case of a heat advisory, the event will be rescheduled for September. For updates, go to www.district1council.org. 


Fiesta Latina at CLUES

Stop by CLUES at 797 East Seventh St. for the organization’s annual Fiesta Latina event, Saturday, Aug. 10, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free, family-friendly community festival celebrates Latino culture through art, health, wellness, fitness, food and entertainment. This year’s event will also celebrate the newly opened building addition at CLUES. Other activities at the event will include contemporary and folkloric dances, raffles for backpacks, Twins tickets, bikes and soccer with MN United. 


Native American Healthy Ageing

Local organizations dedicated to serving Minnesotans 50+ will host the Native American Healthy Aging Gathering co-created with local community elders. The purpose of the gathering is for elders to maintain and increase their health and wellbeing. Participants will enjoy interactive sessions focusing on funeral planning, brain health, and arthritis care. Other attractions include hand massage, lunch catered by Native American chef Brian Yazzie, swag bags, door prizes and more. All are welcome to this free event, taking place Aug. 13, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Neighborhood House, 179 Robie St. E. The event is being hosted by Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Elders Lodge, East Sider Elders, American Indian Family Center, Ramsey County, and other local agencies. To register, ask questions, or request a ride, call 1-877-926-8300 or go online to aarp.cvent.com/HealthyGathering.


Eid festival 

Stop by the Mississippi Creative Arts School at 575 L’Orient St. on Sunday, Aug. 11, noon to 8 p.m. for an Eid festival. The event will include food, games and other activities.


Run Like A Wrestler/Zaniya Iyankapi 5K fundraiser

East Side Wrestling and the American Indian Family Center are raising funds during an Aug. 10 fun run/walk at Lake Phalen that starts at 9 a.m. Participants can test their strength with wrestling exercises and indigenous sports on the route along Lake Phalen. It costs $25 to register and all proceeds go to support East Side Wrestling and the American Indian Family Center. To register go to tinyurl.com/ESWC5K2019.  


520 Payne Ave. development meeting

A community discussion about a proposed apartment development for 520 Payne Ave. in Railroad Island will be held Aug. 12, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center, 788 East Seventh St. Updated information about the development will be available and community members will be able to talk with developers and share feedback. 


Elder Cafe

The monthly Elder Cafe lunch and social event returns Thursday, Aug. 8, noon to 2 p.m. at 463 Maria Ave. This month’s cafe will feature the author of the book “Major Taylor,” which is a story about an African American athlete in the early 1900s. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. A suggested donation of $8 will be gratefully accepted and cash, check and credit card are accepted. Visitors are also encouraged to bring a donation of non-perishable food or personal care items, which are used for the organization’s Blue Bag program that delivers supplemental grocery items to seniors in the community. A meal cannot be guaranteed without a reservation, so call 651-683-2326 to save a spot. Let organizers know if you have a special diet need or if you need a ride to the event as well. 




Night Out

Join neighbors during the evening of Aug. 6 for National Night Out, an annual block party event with parties taking place all across the city. Some local organizations will be holding parties, as well as neighbors on your block. Here are a few taking place:

-East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St., 5 to 9 p.m.; the evening will include food, games, community building and Orso the library dog, held in partnership with the Arlington Hills Community Center.

-Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1390 Larpenteur Ave. E., 5 to 8 p.m.; activities include a bounce house, free food, face painting and music by Mensajes de Poder.

- Hayden Heights Recreation Center, 1965 Hoyt Ave. E., 6 to 8 p.m.; this event will include a movie at dusk, “A Bug’s Life.”

- Railroad Island community, at the Railroad Island sign, 6 to 8 p.m., neighbors can bring a side dish or dessert to share

There are many other National Night Out events taking place across the East Side. For a list of registered National Night Out parties, go to www.stpaul.gov/departments/police/national-night-out.


Community garage sale

The Railroad Island neighborhood will hold its first community yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For questions about the event, contact Dayna Jean at graeaehaven@gmail.com. More information can also be found on the Railroad Island community page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/railroadisland/.


Renter’s cookout

Tenants living in the 55119 and 55106 zip codes are encouraged to join the District 1 Community Council for a cookout on Aug. 27, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the District 1 office, 2105 ½ Old Hudson Road, in the Sun Ray Shopping Center. The District 1 Community Council — which advocates for neighbors living in the Conway, Battle Creek, Highwood Hills and Eastview neighborhoods in southeast St. Paul — would like to hear about visions for the community and tenant can get to know their neighbors. Childcare and bus tokens can be provided with advance notice. Call the council at 651-578-7600 for questions. 

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