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. People can register their sale by May 26 to be included in promotions of the event. For more information, visit highlanddistrictcouncil.org/events/.
River Learning Center—The city of Saint Paul and the Great River Passage Conservancy will host an in-person meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at Watergate Marina to view and share thoughts on initial design concepts for the River Learning Center. The center will combine a mixed-use, river-focused space with a National Park Service headquarters at Crosby Farm Regional Park.
Blood and donation drives—Blood can be donated by appointment between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday, June 17, at the Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy. The link to sign up with Memorial Blood Center can be found on the HDC website. The council will also be collecting nonperishable food for Francis Basket food pantry during the same hours.
Movie and bike giveaway—Join the HDC and the Saint Paul Department of Parks and Recreation at the Sibley Manor Apartments, 1300 W. Maynard Drive, on Friday, June 17, for outdoor games, snacks and the showing of the movie Soul starting at dusk. A limited number of free bikes and helmets for kids ages 5-10 will be available beginning at 6:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.
Upcoming meetings—board of directors, including a presentation by the Highland Heritage Project, at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2. The meeting will take place at the Highland Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy., with an option to join online. Get the Zoom link and agendas by visiting highlanddistrictcouncil.org/calendar.
Little Free Library tour—The Macalester-Groveland Community Council is conducting a self-guided tour of the Little Free Libraries in the neighborhood from now through June 4. People are encouraged to walk or bike to as many libraries as they can and complete the crossword clue at each one. They can then log the libraries they have visited with the correlating code and submit their logs for a chance to win a prize. A map and library log can be found at macgrove.org/littlefreelibrarytour.
Mac-Grove Fest—The community council is looking for people to participate in the 2022 Mac-Grove Fest on September 10 at the Edgcumbe Recreation Center. Possible activities include stage performances and interactive art projects. Artist stipends are available, and the application deadline is June 1. The festival also will include a Makers Market, where local artists and craftspeople can sell their work, and a Business Marketplace, where local businesses and organizations can sell their products, conduct giveaways and provide activities related to their businesses. The registration deadline is July 13. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit macgrove.org/2022registration.
Office hours—The community council office is now open to the public from 5-6:30 p.m. on Mondays and from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesdays. Masks are required.
Upcoming meetings—Housing and Land Use Committee on Wednesday, May 25; and board of directors on Thursday, June 9. All meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. For log-in details, visit macgrove.org/participate.
SHA’s neighborhood role—The Summit Hill Association’s board of directors has added an article to its website to clarify its role and guide neighbors to the correct city departments if they have concerns about incidents in the neighborhood. Visit SummitHillAssociation.org/news.
Board openings—Volunteers are sought to join the SHA board. The monthly time commitment is one evening board meeting (2 hours) and a committee assignment (1-4 hours). To apply, visit SummitHillAssociation.org/join-the-board.
Upcoming meetings—Development Committee on Wednesday, May 25; and Neighborhood Plan Committee on Tuesday, May 31. For more information and to participate in the 7 p.m. Zoom meetings, visit SummitHillAssociation.org/calendar.
Micro-grants—The Union Park District Council is accepting applications for 2022 micro-grants. Funds of up to $400 can be granted. Projects must occur in Union Park and should be activities that foster neighborhood togetherness. Applications will be accepted until June 1. Email email@example.com for more information.
Upcoming meetings—board of directors, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 1; and Transportation Committee, 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 13. To access the Zoom meetings, visit unionparkdc.org/calendar.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blood drive—The West Seventh/Fort Road Federation and the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at Clutch Brewing in the Keg & Case Market, 928 W. Seventh St. Visit RedCrossBlood.org to sign up.
Upcoming meetings—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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