East Side Bulletin Board August 26, 2019

Wakáŋ Típi walk

Join Lower Phalen Creek Project staff and Dakota educators for a guided walk through the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary on Aug. 28, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Participants will learn more about the area from a Dakota perspective and learn more about the future Wakáŋ Típi Center. The Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary is located near the intersection of Fourth and Commercial streets. 


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 tenants 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. 


Highwood Performance series

Stop by the Highwood Hills Recreation Center, 2192 Londin Lane, for the last event in a performance series that has been taking place during the month of August. The last event will take place Aug. 28, 5:30 to 8 p.m., and will feature the Somali Museum Dance Troupe.

In the event of rain, the event 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. 


Theatre show at Phalen Regional Park

On Saturday, Sept. 7, 6:30 p.m., Physical Theatre will present “The Great Calamity.” The free show will be held outside in Poetry Park, which is near the Phalen Recreation Center at 1000 Wheelock Parkway. Please bring your own lawn chairs or blankets for comfortable seating. 


Free artist workshop

East Side Arts Council will be hosting an informational workshop facilitated by Alanna Morris-Van Tassel in which participants will learn about the MN Artists website and networking opportunities. MN Artists is an open, digital platform and public programs producer, by which Minnesota-based artists and arts organizations may showcase their work and activities and connect to audiences and each other. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the East Side Arts Council gallery at 977 Payne Ave.

The workshop will cover:

-An introduction to MN Artists digital platforms and public programs

-How to register an account and create a profile on Mnartists.org

-Ways to use the site that are tailored to individual needs (i.e: networking, collaborations, sharing artwork, creating events, submitting opportunities, etc.)

-Discussions on digital strategy/artist networking

Space is limited, please register by emailing Jacob at esac@eastsideartscouncil.org.

Payne-Phalen neighborhood meeting

The August community meeting of the Payne-Phalen Community Council board of directors will be Tuesday, Aug. 27, 6:30 p.m. at the Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Ave.  The executive director of Catalyst Music will be present to provide information on the organization’s plans to open an alcohol-free, all ages (no 18 or 21+ restrictions) performance space on Payne Avenue in the basement of the Old Swedish Bank building. Additional meeting agenda items will be posted on the website, www.paynephalen.org, and included in the weekly Friday email as the agenda is finalized.


Anxiety support group 

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) sponsors free support groups for persons with anxiety disorders. The groups help individuals develop better coping skills and find strength through sharing their experiences. After a summer break, an anxiety and panic support group will restart on Sept. 19, in on the East Side from 6:30 to 8 p.m., on the first and third Thursday of the month, at Woodland Hills Church, 1740 Van Dyke St. For more information, call NAMI at 651-645-2948.


Elder Cafe

Join East Side Elders on Sept. 12 for its monthly Elder Cafe lunch and social. This month the event will include lunch and bingo from noon to 2 p.m. at 463 Maria Ave. Call 651-683-2326 to make a meal reservation, make a special diet request, and to request a ride if needed. A meal cannot be guaranteed without a reservation. A suggested donation of $8 will be accepted, cash, check or card accepted.


CLUES mural apprenticeship program 

CLUES is accepting applications for a new Latino Muralism Apprenticeship program, an intensive and immersive program that will cover all aspects of muralism, from its history and sociopolitical context to indoor and outdoor best practices to logistical skills like project management and fundraising. More information can be found at http://bit.ly/CLUES_Mural_Program. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 30. For further information, please contact Aaron Johnson-Ortiz at ajohnson@clues.org or at  651-307-1908.


Community clean-up

Every year, the city and residents deal with illegal dumping of mattresses, furniture, trash bags, clothing, debris and electronics. These waste items can be breeding grounds for mosquitoes, disrupt wildlife habitats, and pose fire risks. In addition, chemicals can leach into the soil and into groundwater. Help keep the city clean by volunteering or dropping off large trash items during the District 1 Community Council’s drop-off day on Sept. 14 at Harding High School. The council is looking for volunteers to help during the day, with shifts from 7:15 to 10:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Volunteers can also volunteer their time, truck and trailer to help pick up items from seniors. Sign up by calling 651-578-7600 or go to www.district1council.org.


A Matter of Balance class 

Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself.  People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater.  Many older adults also experience increased isolation and depression when they limit their interactions with family and friends.  A Matter of Balance class can help people improve their quality of life and remain independent. An eight week course will be offered at East Side Elders, 463 Maria Ave., beginning Sept. 17 and meeting every Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. The class is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. To register, contact East Side Elders at 651-683-2326 or register online at https://yourjuniper.org/Classes/Register/1416. A $15 suggested donation for the course includes eight weeks of the course and a copy of A Matter of Balance participant workbook.

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