Highland Park

highlanddistrictcouncil.org • 651-695-4005

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 take place between 7 p.m. Thursday, July 14, and 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 19. Grid 11 residents may vote online at surveymonkey.com/r/2022Grid11 or call 651-695-4005 to receive a paper ballot. The new board member will be announced by Thursday, July 21. For more information, email info@highlanddistrictcouncil.org.

Robot puppet show & more—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. Visit the HDC website for more information.

Lock and dam tours—A years study about the future of Lock & Dam No. 1 will begin soon. 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. Meet at the splash pad at the Wabun Picnic Area in Minneapolis.

Transportation fair—The public is invited to attend the HDC’s Highland Park Transportation Information Fair from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 3, at the Minnesota JCC’s Capp Center, 1375 Saint Paul Ave. Presenters will include the Minnesota Department of Transportation on West Seventh Street reconstruction; Ramsey County on the Blue Line/Riverview Corridor connection study, Saint Paul Avenue resurfacing, and the Lexington Parkway reroute; and the city of Saint Paul on Edgcumbe Road reconstruction, Mississippi River Boulevard resurfacing, and a Bike Plan update.

Upcoming meetings—board of directors, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 14; and Community Development Committee, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19. 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.

Macalester-Groveland

macgrove.org • 651-695-4000

 

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Mac-Grove Garage Sale—Registration is now open for the Great Macalester-Groveland Garage Sale that will be held on Saturday, August 27, rain or shine. Residents may register their sale by August 5. To sign up or learn more, visit macgrove.org/garagesale.

Alley Garden Awards—Judging for the Macalester-Groveland Community Council’s annual Alley Garden Awards will take place this month. Learn more by visiting macgrove.org/aga.

Building plaques—Orders are still 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.

Last call for exhibitors/sponsors—There are multiple opportunities to get involved at Mac-Grove Fest on September 10. 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 and services, conduct giveaways and offer activities. The registration deadline is July 13. For more information, email alyssa@macgrove.org or visit macgrove.org/2022registration.

Upcoming meetings—Community Building Team on Monday, July 11; board of directors on Thursday, July 14; Inclusivity Task Force on Wednesday, July 20; Transportation Committee on Monday, July 25; and Housing and Land Use Committee on Wednesday, July 27. The meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. For monthly meeting notices and log-in details, visit macgrove.org/participate.

Union Park

unionparkdc.org • 651-645-6887

University cleanup—Join the Union Park District Council at a University Avenue cleanup from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 9. Meet in the former CVS parking lot on University and Snelling avenues. Gloves, trash bags, grabbing sticks, water and snacks will be provided.

Upcoming meetingsboard of directors, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 6; Transportation Committee, 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 11; Committee on Land Use and Economic Development, 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 18; and Neighborhood Sustainability and Vitality Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 19. To access the Zoom meetings, email wako@unionparkdc.org or 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 Leah@unionparkdc.org.

West Seventh

fortroadfederation.org • 651-298-5599

Upcoming meetings—Transportation and Land Use Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6; board of directors, 7 p.m. Monday, July 11; and Community Engagement and Outreach Committee, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21. The meetings will be held via Zoom. For log-in information, visit fortroadfederation.org/calendar.

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