Highland Park

highlanddistrictcouncil.org • 651-695-4005

Celebrate Highland Donation Day—Join the Highland District Council for Celebrate Highland Donation Day, a socially distanced event, on Friday, September 18, at the Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy. The public may bring nonperishable food items from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. to the curbside drop-off in the parking lot and donate blood to the Memorial Blood Center by appointment. There will also be “20 is Plenty” yard signs available to pick up outside the center. Attendees are asked to follow COVID-19 safety protocols. Learn more and get the link to make a blood drive appointment on the HDC’s website or Facebook page.

Special election—The HDC is seeking candidates to fill a partial term for an at-large seat on its board of directors. The position will be up for re-election next April. Applications are due by Thursday, September 24, and are available at highlanddistrictcouncil.org/at-large-election. The public will have a chance to meet the candidates during the HDC’s virtual board meeting on Thursday, October 1. Join the Zoom chat (meeting code 824 5709 6799) or listen in by calling 1-312-626-6799.

The special election will run online from 8 p.m. Thursday, October 1, to 8 p.m. Sunday, October 4. A link to the ballot will be posted on September 25 on the HDC website. People may also receive a link to the ballot via email by subscribing to the HDC’s monthly e-newsletter at eepurl.com/gAryXz.

Drop-off dropped—The annual citywide drop-off event that was scheduled for September 26 on Shepherd Road has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Night Out—Saint Paul’s National Night Out has been moved to Tuesday, October 6. Is your block planning to gather? Please remember to follow COVID-19 safety precautions. Suggestions for this year’s event include a bike parade, outdoor movie, scavenger hunt, chalk art contest and individually wrapped treats for an ice cream social. Additional ideas and event registration are available at stpaul.gov/departments/police/national-night-out. To have HDC materials at your block party, contact jenna@highlanddistrictcouncil.org.

Upcoming meeting— Community Engagement Committee, 7 p.m. Monday, September 21; and board of directors, 7 p.m. Thursday, October 1. All HDC meetings are currently being conducted online via Zoom. Links to access the meetings are posted on the HDC website. For information about future meetings, visit highlanddistrictcouncil.org/events.

Macalester-Groveland

macgrove.org • 651-695-4000

Webinars continue—Sign up for a free webinar discussion of the 2020 Read Brave Saint Paul book, Mary Robinson’s Climate Justice, from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 30. Cohosted by the University of Saint Thomas’ Sustainable Communities Partnership, the interactive webinar will include a presentation by Eric Wojchik from the Metropolitan Council. Sign up free online at macgrove.org/2020webinars.

Show your Mac-Grove pride—Locally designed Macalester-Groveland T-shirts can now be ordered online using PayPal and will be delivered to your home. The shirts come in kiwi, heather indigo and dark heather in a variety of sizes. For details, visit macgrove.org/tshirt.

Business roundtable—All local businesses are invited to join MGCC representatives for a virtual roundtable at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 14. Representatives from Ward 3, Ward 4 and the city’s Department of Planning and Economic Development have been invited. Register by October 13 by contacting mgcc@macgrove.org.

Get involved—The community council has three standing committees that meet once a month and focus on making Macalester-Groveland a better place to live, work, learn and play. See more at macgrove.org/committees.

Upcoming online meetings—Housing and Land Use Committee on Wednesday, September 23; Transportation Committee on Monday, September 28; board of directors on Thursday, October 8; and Community Building Committee on Monday, October 12. Meetings take place at 6:30 p.m. and can be accessed via Zoom. Council staff will send out meeting links a few days in advance. Email mgcc@macgrove. org.

Office closed—The Macalester-Groveland Community Council office remains closed. Email mgcc@macgrove.org for more information.

Union Park

unionparkdc.org • 651-645-6887

Union Park Solidarity Fund—The Union Park District Council is offering a solidarity fund to provide economic relief for renters in its three neighborhoods. It is hoping to raise $15,000 to assist 30 families. For information on giving to or applying for the fund, visit givemn.org/story/Li2sdg.

COVID-19 resources—Union Park neighbors who need assistance or informational resources related to the coronavirus are invited to call the UPDC office or visit its website.

Upcoming online meetings—Environment and Parks Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 16; Committee on Land Use and Economic Development, 6:30 p.m. Monday, September 21; and Transportation Committee, 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 12. To join the Zoom meetings, email wako@unionparkc.org.

Stay in contact—The public is invited to “like” the Union Park District Council on Facebook, follow it on Twitter at @UnionParkDC, and subscribe to its monthly e-newsletter, “Neighborhood Matters,” by emailing info@unionparkdc.org.

West Seventh

fortroadfederation.org • 651-298-5599

Upcoming virtual meetings— Community Engagement and Outreach Committee, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 17. Updated agendas and links to the Zoom meetings can be found at fortroadfederation.org/calendar.

Stay in touch—West Seventh neighbors are being encouraged to “like” the West Seventh/Fort Road Federation on Facebook and subscribe to its e-newsletter on its website.

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