MEMORIAL BLOOD CENTERS will be accepting blood donations between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy. To make an appointment, visit mbc.org or highlanddistrictcouncil.org. The event is also being conducted as a donation drive for the overnight shelter operated by Project Home at Provincial House, 1890 Randolph Ave. Full-sized personal care items, including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, toothpaste and deodorant, may be dropped off during those same hours.
THE SAINT PAUL HIKING CLUB will gather this afternoon for a 5-mile hike along both sides of the Mississippi River between the Wabasha and Smith Avenue bridges. The hike will step out at 2:30 p.m. from the basketball court at Cherokee Park, 700 Cherokee Heights Blvd. New members are welcome. Call Sharon at 651-207-5926.
“WHO GETS TO VOTE?,” a free online discussion about the latest efforts to legislate the electoral process from both sides of the aisle, will be presented from 7-8 p.m. by the League of Women Voters Saint Paul. Local pundits and professors David Schultz and Tammy Patrick will lead the discussion about the historical and contemporary efforts to decide who gets to vote. To register for the Zoom link, visit lwvsp.org.
THE RESIDENTS of Portland Avenue between Griggs and Dunlap streets will present a Fourth of July parade and social beginning at 10 a.m. at 1184 Portland Ave. The 35th annual Independence Day cavalcade will feature neighborhood kids on bikes and trikes, a marching band and a human flag. A sing-along and a reading of the Declaration of Independence will also be part of the festivities.
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