DISTRICT 65 LEGISLATORS, Representatives Carlos Mariani and Rena Moran and Senator Sandy Pappas will host a virtual town hall meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. on Facebook Live at facebook.com/SenatorPappas. The lawmakers will review the 2021 legislative session and answer questions. Questions may be submitted ahead of time at
TOUR GARDENS filled with native plants and learn how to be a better steward of the environment from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. at 1704 Vicki Lane in Mendota Heights. Exhibitors include bee expert Heather Holm, Native Plants of the Midwest author Alan Branhagen and representatives of the Renewable Energy Society, Audubon Society and Wild Ones Native Plants. For more information, visit neighborhoodgreening.org.
FRESH PRODUCE will be distributed free of charge by the Fabulous Friends Club from noon-1:30 p.m. today and the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at the corner of Saint Paul Avenue and Davern Street. The public is asked to bring their own bags.
HOW TO PREVENT human rights abuses while transitioning the global economy toward renewable energy will be discussed in an online program from 7-9 p.m. Speakers include professor Alexander Alvarez, Kathryn Hoffman of the Center for Environmental Advocacy, and Terrence Collingsworth of International Rights Advocates. The cost is $10, $5 for students and seniors. To register, visit worldwithoutgenocide.org by July 13.
MITCH BERG, host of “The Northern Alliance Radio Network” and keeper of the blog “Shot in the Dark,” will speak at A Night of Fun and Fellowship presented by the Metro Republican Women at 6 p.m. at Casper’s Cherokee Restaurant, 4625 Nicols Road in Eagan. For reservations, call Elaine at 651-423-0556 or visit metrogopwomen.org.
THE SAINT PAUL FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL will return from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. at Union Depot’s Lot D, Kellogg Boulevard and Wacouta Street. More than 50 food trucks will be selling their wares. Live music, games, craft beverages, clothing, vintage vinyl, salon services and a mobile escape room will also be featured.
EXTERIOR PAINTING of wood siding will be taught in a hands-on workshop from 9 a.m.-noon at the historic Wright-Pendergast House in Irvine Park on Saint Paul’s West End. Mark Johnston, founder of Historic Design Consulting, will explain the causes of paint failure, tips for preparing exterior walls, painting techniques and how to choose the right paints and brushes. The cost is $30 or less on a sliding scale. To register, visit rethos.org.
THE LEXINGTON-HAMLINE Community Council will present its 49th annual Ice Cream Social from 1-3 p.m. in the tot lot at Hague and Hamline avenues. Enjoy live entertainment, cool treats and the warmth of your Saint Paul neighbors.
THE SAINT PAUL HIKING CLUB will gather this evening for a three-mile hike through downtown Saint Paul. The hike will begin at 7 p.m. in the parking lot of Holman’s Table at the downtown airport on the West Side flats. New members are welcome. Call Sharon at 651-207-5926.
AN ICE CREAM SOCIAL will be hosted by the Fairmount Avenue United Methodist Women from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on the lawn of the church, 1523 Fairmount Ave. The public is invited. They will be serving ice cream cones for $2 and pie and ice cream for $5.
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