River Learning Center—The Mississippi River Learning Center is a city-led project combining a mixed-use, river-focused space and a National Park Service headquarters in Crosby Farm Regional Park. The center will serve as a national gateway to the Mississippi with year-round river learning and outdoor recreational experiences. Design concepts and a list of guiding design principles have been developed. Learn more and take a brief survey by June 24 to share your feedback at surveymonkey.com/r/RT8FTPF.
Board opening—The Highland District Council is seeking a candidate to represent Grid 11 on its board of directors (see the website for a map). An election to fill the seat will be held on Thursday, July 14. Email info@highland
districtcouncil.org for more information.
Robot puppet show—Join the HDC for Open Eye Figure Theater’s production of Tucker’s Robot at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at the Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy. The outdoor puppet show with live music will be followed by ice cream and science-themed activities from 3:15-4 p.m. The event will be moved inside in the event of bad weather. Visit the HDC website for more information.
Lock and dam tours—A study about the future of Lock & Dam No. 1 just south of the Ford Bridge is about to commence. Learn more about the issues by attending a free walking tour hosted by Friends of the Mississippi River at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, and at 3 p.m. Thursday, August 4. The registration link will be announced soon.
Upcoming meetings—Community Engagement Committee on Monday, June 27; Transportation Committee on Tuesday, July 12; and board of directors on Thursday, July 14. The meetings will take place at 7 p.m. at the Highland Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy., with an option to join online. Get the Zoom link and agendas at highlanddistrictcouncil.org/calendar.
Alley Garden Awards—Now is the time to consider transforming space in the alley for the Macalester-Groveland Community Council’s annual Alley Garden Awards. Judging will take place in July. Learn more by visiting macgrove.org/aga.
Century building plaques—Orders are currently being accepted for the next round of engraved century building plaques. All owners of structures built in 1927 or before are eligible. Learn more at macgrove.org/100years.
Open board seats—The community council has open seats on its board of directors for Grid 1, Grid 3 and at-large representative of faith institutions. Visit the website for more information.
Mac-Grove Fest—There are multiple opportunities to get involved at Mac-Grove Fest 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 offer activities related to their businesses and organizations. The registration deadline is July 13. For information, email email@example.com or visit macgrove.org/2022registration.
Office hours—The community council’s 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—Housing and Land Use Committee on Wednesday, June 22; and Transportation Committee on Monday, June 27. Both meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. For monthly meeting notices and log-in details, visit macgrove.org/participate.
Summit Avenue trail—The city of Saint Paul continues to accept public comments regarding the Summit Avenue Regional Trail project. A virtual meeting was held on June 6 to present the current proposals to the public. An emphasis is being placed on the segment from Lexington Parkway to Victoria Street, which is planned for reconstruction in 2023. Visit tinyurl.com/2rumn9d5 for details and ways to comment. The final plan and approval process is scheduled for August-October.
SHA plan final phase—The update to the Summit Hill Association’s neighborhood plan is entering its final stage. Committee members are redrafting chapters that will be tentatively presented for public review during August. The SHA board will then review the plan before sending it to the City Council for review and adoption.
Board openings—The Summit Hill Association is inviting neighbors to join its board of directors. For eligibility information and to complete an application, visit SummitHillAssocation.org/join-the-board.
Upcoming meetings—Development Committee, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 22; Neighborhood Plan, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 28; and board of directors, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 14 (tentative). For meeting locations and attendance options, visit SummitHillAssociation.org/calendar.
Board positions—The West Seventh/Fort Road Federation elected Karen Voracek as president of its board of directors on June 13. Her former position as the Area 1 coordinator is now vacant, as is the role of treasurer. Those who were interested in either position may email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit fortroadfederation.org/board-of-directors-and-staff.html.
Upcoming meetings—Transportation and Land Use Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6; and board of directors, 7 p.m. Monday, July 11. Both meetings will be held via Zoom. Visit fortroadfederation.org/calendar.
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