Highland Park

highlanddistrictcouncil.org • 651-695-4005

Music and movie—Join the Highland District Council at the Historic Highland Pool House, 1313 Montreal Ave., on Thursday, July 21, for live music, an outdoor movie and other fun starting at 6:30 p.m. There will be lawn games, a free art activity by ArtStart, and food from the Rustic Chef Food Truck and ice cream from Cold Front available for purchase. Music by The Bad Companions starts at 7 p.m., followed by the movie Jumanji: The Next Level at dusk. The event is co-hosted by Saint Paul Parks and Recreation.

Transportation fair—The Highland District Council’s Transportation Information Fair will be held 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 resurfacing; Ramsey County on the Blue Line/Riverview Corridor connection study, Saint Paul Avenue resurfacing, and the second phase of the Lexington Parkway reroute project; and the city of Saint Paul on Edgcumbe Road’s reconstruction, Mississippi River Boulevard’s resurfacing, and an update on the city’s Bike Plan.

Lock and dam tour—A years-long study about the future of Lock and Dam No. 1 just south of the Ford Bridge will begin soon. People can learn more about the issues involved by attending a free walking tour hosted by Friends of the Mississippi River at 3 p.m. Thursday, August 4. Meet at the splash pad at the Wabun Picnic Area in Minneapolis. No registration is required.

Highland Park bike tour—The HDC’s Transportation Committee will host a 1.5-hour bike tour throughout Highland Park instead of its August meeting. Riders should meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 9, at the Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy. From there they will  explore various transportation-related sites. The pace will be slow, with several stops along the way.

Outdoor movie—Family-friendly activities and an outdoor screening of the animated film Luca will be presented by the Saint Paul Department of Parks and Recreation on Wednesday, August 10, at Sibley Manor Apartments, 1300 W. Maynard Drive.

Jazzed About Highland—Live jazz, food trucks and fun will once again fill the parking lot of Langford and Karls Chiropractic Clinic, 730 S. Cleveland Ave., during Jazzed about Highland beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, August 11.


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Highland Bridge meeting—Ryan Companies and the University of Saint Thomas postponed their July 26 neighborhood meeting regarding the university’s plans for a sports complex at Highland Bridge. The meeting has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, August 22, at Lumen Christi Catholic Community, 2055 Bohland Ave.

Upcoming meeting—Community Engagement Committee, 7 p.m. Monday, July 25. There will be no board of directors meeting in August. HDC meetings are held at the Highland Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy., with an option to join online. Get the Zoom link and agendas at highlanddistrictcouncil.org/calendar.


macgrove.org • 651-695-4000

Racial covenants­—In collaboration with Mapping Prejudice, Welcoming the Dear Neighbor? and Just Deeds, the Macalester-Groveland Community Council will hold a public meeting on racial convenants at 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 3, in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Macalester College. Participants will be able to view the preliminary Ramsey County racial covenants map and discuss how to check their own property’s title history or deed for racial covenants. Register for the event by visiting macgrove.org/event/racialcovenantsmacgrove.

Great Mac-Grove and Summit Hill Garage Sale—The Macalester-Groveland and Summit Hill district councils  are teaming up to organize a joint garage sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, August 27. Residents of both neighborhoods can register their sales at macgrove.org/garagesale. The deadline is August 8. The sale will take place rain or shine.

Alley Garden Awards—Judging for the Macalester-Groveland Community Council’s annual Alley Garden Awards is taking place through July 21. Those who believe their garden was missed should contact alyssa@macgrove.org after the judging period is over.

Mac-Grove Fest—Mac-Grove Fest will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, September 10, at the Edgcumbe Recreation Center, 320 S. Griggs St. Join the community council for a fun-filled day of live music, food trucks, craft fair, art activities, games, bounce house, face painting and  business marketplace. For more information, visit

Century 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.

Upcoming meetings—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.

Summit Hill

summithillassociation.org • 651-222-1222

Free summer meals—Free breakfasts from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and snacks from 4-5 p.m. are being served Mondays through Thursdays now through August 19 at the Linwood Recreation Center, 860 Saint Clair Ave., for Saint Paul residents age 18 and younger. The meals and snacks are being provided through a partnership with Youthprise, Saint Paul Public Schools and Recreation in Motion. For information, see “free meals and snacks” at StPaul.gov.

Summit Hill plan—The update to the Summit Hill neighborhood plan is now entering its final stage. Committee members are drafting and redrafting chapters that tentatively will be presented for public review during August. The Summit Hill Association’s board will then review the plan before sending it on to the City Council.

Join the board—The SHA 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— Streetscapes Committee at 5:30 p.m. and Policies and Procedures Committee at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20; board of directors at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21; and Neighborhood Plan Committee and Zoning and Land Use Committee (tentative) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26. For meeting information, including locations and Zoom links, visit SummitHillAssociation.org/calendar.

Union Park

unionparkdc.org • 651-645-6887

Upcoming meetings—board of directors, 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 3; and Transportation Committee, 6:30 p.m. Monday, August 8. To access the Zoom meetings, email wako@unionparkdc.org, Leah@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—Community Engagement and Outreach Committee, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21; and Transportation and Land Use Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 3. The board of directors will not meet in August. For log-in information to the Zoom meetings, visit fortroadfederation.org/calendar.


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