East Side Bulletin Board September 23, 2019

“Watch the glow”

Join neighbors in Swede Hollow Park Friday, Sept. 27, around 6:30 p.m., for the annual “Watch the glow” event. The annual event brings neighbors together to watch the sunset off the windows of the old Hamm’s Brewery, share some food, and share stories and history. Those interested should meet at the “Swede Hollow Stonehenge,” near the bottom of the Drewry Lane Tunnel. A donation of $10 is suggested to help support the Friend of Swede Hollow. For more information call 651-776-0550.


Creative connections

The East Side Arts Council will be hosting a few art classes for seniors ages 62 and older this fall. A poetry class with poet Diane Jarvenpa started Sept. 9 and will run through Nov. 11, taking place on Mondays from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. A painting class with artist Tamina Muhammad will start Sept. 24 and go through Oct. 29, taking place on Tuesdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. Both classes will take place at the Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Ave. To register for either class, send an email to office@eastsideartscouncil.org or call 651-774-5422. 


Fiber arts class

Join artist Jen Chilstrom for a fiber arts class taking place on Mondays from Oct. 7 through Nov. 25, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Phalen Recreation Center, 1000 Wheelock Parkway.The class will focus on the fiber arts of Shibori, indigo and art from fiber for clothing and household items. Register by emailing Johanna at office@eastsideartscouncil.org or calling 651-774-5422. Space is limited.


Karen culture presentation

Join the Karen Organization of Minnesota, located at 2353 Rice St., for its next bi-monthly Karen culture presentation, coming up on Oct. 18, 3:30 to 5 p.m. During this presentation, participants with learn about the Karen history, culture, and resettlement in the U.S. and explore the history of the Karen and how they became refugees, and discuss how the Karen have adapted to life in the U.S. There will also be a brief overview of Karen culture, covering everything from food, to clothing, to family, to communication styles, and more. Come with open ears and questions. Attendance is limited to 25 people, please RSVP at www.mnkaren.org.


Payne-Phalen Community Council meeting

The September community meeting of the Payne-Phalen Community Council Board of Directors will be Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m. at the Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Ave.  St. Paul Public Works will present information on the Tedesco Street Reconstruction Project, which will take place on Tedesco between Payne Avenue and the Lafayette Bridge.  The finalized agenda for the meeting will be posted on the website www.paynephalen.org  and included in the weekly Friday email. For more information, called the Payne-Phalen Community Council office at 651-774-5234.

Elder Cafe

Join East Side Elders for its monthly Elder Cafe lunch social coming up on Oct. 10, noon to 2 p.m. Back by popular demand, the cafe’s theme for October will be “Around the World with Songs of Sinatra.” Bill Rasmussen has performed across the country from his hometown of New York City to California singing Sinatra favorites since 1988. Come early and bring an insurance card to participate in a free flu shot clinic. Please consider bringing a donation of non-perishable food or personal care items to the event. East Side Elders will be collecting items for its Blue Bag program in which it delivers supplemental groceries to seniors in the community. The Elder Cafe takes place at 463 Maria Ave. and is held on the ground level of the building, so no stairs will be climbed. There are accessible parking spots and bathroom stalls available. Contact East Side Elders at 651-683-2326 or Info@EastSideElders.org to ake your reservation or request transportation in an accessible van. An $8 suggested donation would be gladly accepted. If you have a special diet need, please contact East Side Elders at least one week before the event.


National Public Lands Day

Stop by Hidden Falls Park on Sept. 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate National Public Lands Day. A number of outdoor organizations will have free activities to try out, like fishing, archery, climbing, canoeing and more. Hidden Falls Park is located at 1313 Hidden Falls Drive. 

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