Solar workshop—The public is invited to join the Highland District Council and Tangletown Neighborhood Association for an Explore Solar Virtual Panel at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21. Three experts will discuss ways to incorporate solar into residents’ energy use. Learn more and register at tangletown.org/explore-solar-virtual-panel.
Clean up Highland Park—The HDC and College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors will be the hosts for Saint Paul’s 2022 Citywide Spring Cleanup from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 23. Meet at the Highland Park Pavilion to clean up parks and public spaces in the neighborhood. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. There will also be free coffee at the pavilion and a limited number of food scrap starter kits from Ramsey County. Register at stpaul.gov/citywidecleanup and click the Highland Picnic Pavilion option.
Jie Ming expansion—A public meeting to learn more about the Saint Paul public school district’s plan to remodel and expand Jie Ming Mandarin Immersion Academy, 1845 Sheridan Ave., will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the school.
Junior golf clinic—First Tee Minnesota will offer a free golf event for youths ages 6 and older at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Highland National Golf Course. All equipment will be provided.
Join a committee—There are no HDC board or committee meetings in April. Those who would like to join a committee are being encouraged to attend the May committee meetings (see below). Learn more at highlanddistrictcouncil.org/committees or contact email@example.com or 651-695-4005.
Upcoming meetings—board of directors, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5; Transportation Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10; Community Development Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17; and Community Engagement Committee, 7 p.m. Monday, May 23. The meetings will take place at the Highland Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy., with an option to join online. Get the Zoom link and meeting agendas at highlanddistrictcouncil.org/calendar.
Citywide Spring Cleanup—Macalester-Groveland will be a host site for the 2022 Citywide Spring Cleanup that will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 23. Volunteers will be cleaning up along Summit and Grand avenues from Mississippi River Boulevard to Ayd Mill Road. Meet on the sidewalk off Cambridge Street near Door No. 2 at Ramsey Middle School. Cleanup supplies will be provided. There will also be free coffee and a chance to win a Macalester-Groveland T-shirt. Sign up at tinyurl.com/yc4smnby and select the Ramsey Middle School option to register.
Board elections—Applications to run for the community council’s board of directors will be accepted through April 14. Apply online at macgrove.org/boardelections or pick up a form in the office at 320 S. Griggs St. Board elections will take place between April 21-28. Learn more about the voting process at macgrove.org/boardelections.
Annual meeting—The community council will host its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, via Zoom. Participants can learn what is happening in Macalester-Groveland and meet board candidates. They also will hear about the city’s new Office of Neighborhood Safety from director Brooke Blakey and meet Saint Paul district council coordinator Cat Beltmann. Register for the meeting at macgrove.org/event/annualmeeting2022.
Order a Mac-Grove T-shirt—A new supply of Macalester-Groveland T-shirts has been received and includes new colors. Visit macgrove.org/tshirts.
Upcoming meetings—Inclusivity Task Force on Wednesday, April 20; annual meeting on Thursday, April 21; Transportation Committee Monday, April 25; and Housing and Land Use Committee on Wednesday, April 27. All meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. For log-in details, visit macgrove.org/participate.
Citywide Spring Cleanup—Saint Paul’s citywide spring cleanup is scheduled from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 23. Summit Hill Association’s group will meet at the Linwood Recreation Center, 860 Saint Clair Ave. Sign up by visiting SummitHillAssociation.org/calendar.
Join the dialogue—Diversity and inclusion coach Lissa Jones Lofgren facilitated goal setting with the SHA’s Racial Dialogue & Action Committee. The group has created a Facebook page to interact with the public, collect information and increase participation in its efforts. It can be found at facebook.com/groups/sharacialdialogueandaction.
Saint Paul Youth Lacrosse—Young athletes ages 8-14 are invited to register for the summer season of youth lacrosse. League information and registration can be found at StPlacrosse.org.
Yard and food waste—The Ramsey County yard and food waste collection site at 870 Pleasant Ave. is now open from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Due to the threat of jumping worms, sod and dirt are no longer being accepted. Leaves, grass trimmings, garden waste and compostable kitchen waste can still be brought there.
Upcoming meetings—board of directors, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14; Racial Dialogue & Action Committee, 7 p.m. Monday, April 18; Neighborhood Plan Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 19; Streetscapes Committee, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20; Zoning & Land Use Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26; and Development Committee, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 27. For updates and Zoom log-in information, visit SummitHillAssociation.org/calendar.
Union Park resource map—Staff at the Union Park District Council are working on creating a map of resources in the neighborhood. Those who know of an establishment or organization that they consider vital to the quality of life in the neighborhood are being asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Committees changes—To consolidate work and ensure a quorum, the UPDC has merged its Environment and Parks Committee and its Neighborhood Involvement Committee. The joint meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month.
Upcoming meetings—Committee on Land Use and Economic Development, 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 18; and Environment and Parks/Neighborhood Involvement Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20. See unionparkdc.org/calendar for the Zoom links.
Contact us—The public is invited to “like” the Union Park District Council on Facebook, follow it on Twitter at @UnionParkDC, and subscribe to its e-newsletter, “Neighborhood Matters,” by emailing email@example.com.
Annual meeting—The West Seventh/Fort Road Federation’s annual meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 26, at the Summit Brewery Ratskeller, 910 Montreal Circle. A social hour begins at 6 p.m., and the meeting at 7 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Brooke Blakey, director of Saint Paul’s new Office of Neighborhood Safety. Board members will be elected and Federation pint glasses and the new neighborhood cookbook will be available for purchase.
Upcoming meeting—Community Engagement and Outreach Committee, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21. The meeting will be held via Zoom. For details, visit fortroadfederation.org/calendar.
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