Next Chapter, an online program for women at midlife to discover a new direction and gain the confidence they need to make their next step the right step, will be offered from 10-11:30 a.m. by Jewish Family Service of Saint Paul. To receive the Zoom link, email

“Israel and Its Neighbors Since 1882: Put­ting Things into Context” will be addressed from 10 a.m.-noon by Steve Lear of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas. To register for this program hosted by Or Emet, email Scott Chazdon at

The Saint Paul Hiking Club will gather today for a five-mile hike around the Como neighborhood. The hike will begin at 2:30 p.m. at Gabe’s by the Park, 991 N. Lexington Pkwy. New members are welcome. Call Sharon at 651-207-5926.

Saint Paul Hiking Club
Members of the Saint Paul Hiking Club, which is celebrating its centennial this year, were out enjoying a three-mile jaunt in Highland Park on April 6. Leading the group were Pat Maher and Liz DeLay. The club will be out hiking again on April 18. For details, see calendar listing. Photo by Brad Stauffer


Legalizing marijuana for recreational use will be discussed in a Saint Paul Sunrise Rotary Club webinar from 7:45-9:15 a.m. The online discussion will feature panelists state Representative Jessica Hanson (DFL-Burnsville), chief author of House File 1511; psychologist Gary R. Schoener; Chris Tholkes of the state Office of Medical Cannabis; and Darin Erickson of the Univeristy of Minnesota School of Public Health. To register, visit

“Fresh Waters, Ethics and Decolonial Values” will be addressed at 7 p.m. by associate professor Christiana Zenner of Fordham University in a Myser Initiative on Catholic Identity lecture. From global markets to “Laudato Si’” to Standing Rock and Flint, the free online program will explore who controls the water supply and why decolonial approaches are crucial to its ethical distribution. To register, visit


Show your pride in Saint Paul. Take part in the 35th annual citywide spring cleanup from 9-11:30 a.m. and prevent plastic and other trash from being washed down storm drains to the Mississippi River. Public health guidelines will be observed, including face masks, social distancing and limits on the number of participants per site. To register individually or as a group, visit

Coins for Kids, a fundraiser for the Saint Paul Optimist Club and its various programs for youths, will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in front of Ramsey Middle School, 1700 Summit Ave. Any amount of coins is welcome. Checks payable to the Optimist Club of Saint Paul also may be dropped off or mailed to P.0. Box 40065, Saint Paul, MN 55104-8065. For more information, visit the Optimists’ website at


“Rebuilding University Avenue,” the effort in Saint Paul’s Midway Area to rebound from the looting, vandalism and arson of last summer, will be discussed by local residents and business people in a Zoom webinar from 7-8 p.m. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Saint Paul, the program will also be available on the league’s Facebook page. To register, visit


The violent conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia where war crimes have been reported will be discussed in a Zoom program from noon-1 p.m. The cost is $10, $5 for students and seniors. To register, visit


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