Junior golf clinic—First Tee Minnesota will offer a free golf clinic for youths ages 6 and older at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Highland National Golf Course. Kids will learn the basics of chipping, putting and driving, and all equipment will be provided. There also will be free ice cream from Cold Front and giveaways from the Highland Business Association for the first 150 kids who sign up.
Garage Fest—Highland Park’s annual garage sale is back this spring. Garage Fest will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 3-4. Register your sale by May 21 to be included in event promotions. For more information, visit highlanddistrictcouncil.org/events/.
Join a committee—Those who would like to join an HDC committee are being invited to attend an upcoming committee meeting (see below). Learn more at highlanddistrictcouncil.org/committees or contact email@example.com or 651-695-4005.
Upcoming meetings—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 agendas at highlanddistrictcouncil.org/calendar.
Call for artists—The Macalester-Groveland Community Council has received a state grant and is looking for talented people to participate in the 2022 Mac-Grove Fest on September 10 at the Edgcumbe Recreation Center. Possible activities include stage performances, interactive art projects and art exhibitors. Artist stipends are available. For more information, visit macgrove.org/2022registration.
Call for volunteers—The community council is seeking volunteers to help plan the 2022 Mac-Grove Fest. The festival celebrates the neighborhood’s businesses, organizations, artists and residents through interactive activities, performances, games, food and fun. Call the office for more information on how to get involved.
Little Free Library tour—The community council will conduct a self-guided tour of the Little Free Libraries in the neighborhood from May 21-June 4. There will be local store discounts, a word scramble hunt and more. Learn more at macgrove.org/littlefreelibrarytour.
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—board of directors on Thursday, May 12; Inclusivity Task Force on Wednesday, May 18; Transportation Committee on Monday, May 23; and Housing and Land Use Committee on Wednesday, May 25. All meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. To receive monthly meeting notices and log-in details, visit macgrove.org/participate.
Neighborhood plan—Kristin Mroz of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and GreenStep Cities met with the Summit Hill Association’s Neighborhood Plan Committee on May 3 to provide information on sustainable practices that will be included in revisions to the association’s 10-year plan.
Volunteer opportunities—The SHA is seeking volunteers to assist at various activities and to join the board of directors. For information on volunteering, email info@SummitHillAssociation.org. For details on joining the board, visit SummitHillAssociation.org/join-the-board.
Upcoming meetings—board of directors on Thursday, May 12; Racial Dialogue and Action Committee on Monday, May 16; Neighborhood Plan Committee on Tuesday, May 17; Streetscapes Committee on Wednesday, May 18; Zoning and Land Use Committee on Tuesday, May 24; and Development Committee on Wednesday, May 25. To participate in the 7 p.m. Zoom meetings, visit SummitHillAssociation.org/calendar.
Micro-grants—The Union Park District Council is now accepting applications for 2022 micro-grants. Funds of up to $400 can be granted, but projects must occur in Union Park and should be activities that foster neighborhood togetherness. The priority deadline is May 15, and applications will be accepted until June 1. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Committee changes—To consolidate their 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, May 16; Environment and Parks/Neighborhood Involvement Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18; and board of directors, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 1. 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.
Board members elected—The West Seventh/Fort Road Federation held its annual meeting at the Summit Brewing Rathskeller on April 26. The following new board members were elected: first vice president Maria Sarabia, second vice president Bill McMahon and Area 1 coordinator Meg Duhr. Outgoing members include president Dana DeMaster, treasurer Nicole Loran and Area 3 coordinator Tanya Beck.
Upcoming meetings—Community Engagement and Outreach Committee, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19; Transportation and Land Use Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1; and board of directors, 7 p.m. Monday, June 13. The meetings will be held via Zoom. For information, visit fortroadfederation.org/calendar.
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