Blood and donation drive—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 Centers can be found on the HDC website. All donors will be entered into a drawing for two tickets to see the Saint Paul Saints play at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 14. The council will also be collecting nonperishable food for the 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.
Board opening—The HDC is seeking a candidate to represent Grid 11 on its board of directors (see website for map). An election to fill the seat will be held during the July 14th meeting. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Upcoming meetings—Transportation Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14; and Community Engagement Committee, 7 p.m. Monday, June 27. 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.
Racial covenants—Teams from Mapping Prejudice and Welcoming the Dear Neighbor will present Ramsey County racial covenants that have been identified so far during an event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, in the Rauenhorst Ballroom at Saint Catherine University. Those who are interested may also attend virtually. Learn more and register at welcomingthedearneighbor.org/news-events.
Blood and donation drive—A Ward 3 blood and donation drive will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, June 17, at the Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy. People can drop off nonperishable food and personal care items anytime during the day. They can also donate blood by scheduling an appointment at tinyurl.com/zfa5p58x.
Open board seats—The Macalester-Groveland Community Council has open seats on its board of directors for one Grid 1 and one Grid 3 representative, and one at-large faith institution representative. Those who want to learn more are invited to attend a virtual session from noon-12:30 p.m. Friday, June 17, or 6-6:30 p.m. Monday, June 20. For the Zoom link, visit macgrove.org/events.
Mac-Grove Fest—There are multiple opportunities to get involved at Mac-Grove Fest, which will take place on September 10 at the Edgcumbe Recreation Center. The festival 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 email@example.com or visit macgrove.org/2022registration.
Office hours—The community council office at the Edgcumbe Recreation Center 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—board of directors on Thursday, June 9; Community Building Team on Monday, June 13; Inclusivity Task Force on Wednesday, June 15; and Housing and Land Use Committee on Wednesday, June 22. All meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. For monthly notices and log-in details, visit macgrove.org/participate.
Board openings—The Summit Hill Association is seeking volunteers to join its board of directors. The monthly time commitment is one evening board meeting (2 hours) and a committee assignment (1-4 hours). To get information on eligibility and to apply, visit SummitHillAssociation.org/join-the-board.
Upcoming meetings—board of directors, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 9; Neighborhood Plan Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14; Streetscapes Committee, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15; Racial Dialogue and Action Committee, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 16; Zoning and Land Use Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 21; and Development Committee, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 22. For meeting information, including location and the online link, visit SummitHillAssociation.org/calendar.
Upcoming meetings—board of directors, 7 p.m. Monday, June 13; and Community Engagement and Outreach Committee, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16. The meetings are held via Zoom. Visit fortroadfederation.org/calendar.
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