Citywide drop-off event—The city of Saint Paul will conduct a drop off event at the northeast corner of the State Fairgrounds from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, September 17. Bikes, cellphones, computer accessories, cords, flattened cardboard, scrap metal and small engines will be accepted at no cost. Fees of $5-12 per item will apply for electronics, appliances, mattresses and tires. Free paper shredding will also be available. The Highland District Council can pick up items for seniors who need assistance. Schedule a pickup by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-695-4005 by September 16.
Crime meetings—The Saint Paul Police Department will hold its next monthly meetings to discuss recent crime trends at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, at the Western District Police Office, 389 N. Hamline Ave. For information, contact email@example.com or the Western District at 651-266-5423.
Living in Highland—Residents can share their thoughts about living in Highland Park at two in-person, informal conversations: with coffee and donuts from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 24, at the Highland Park Pavilion, 1200 Montreal Ave.; or with happy hour appetizers from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, at Tiffany Sports Lounge, 2051 Ford Pkwy. Online surveys are also available through October 5 at surveymonkey.com/r/HDCfeedback22.
Seeking students—The HDC is seeking students in grades 11-12 or in college who live or go to school in Highland Park to serve as liaisons with the district council. Learn more and apply by September 25 on the HDC’s website.
Stop for Me event—The Saint Paul Police Department, with the help of neighbors, will host a Stop for Me event from 3-4:15 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, at Snelling and Hartford avenues. The goal of the event is to educate people about pedestrian safety.
Upcoming meetings—Community Development Committee, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 20; and Community Engagement Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 27. HDC meetings are held at the Highland Community Center, with an option to join online. Get the Zoom link and agendas at highlanddistrictcouncil.org/calendar.
Citywide drop-off event—A citywide drop-off event for unwanted household goods will be held on Saturday, September 17, at the northeast corner of the State Fairgrounds. Visit the city of Saint Paul’s website at tinyurl.com/496krere for a list of accepted items and fees. Seniors can have their items picked up for free. Sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the board—The Macalester-Groveland Community Council’s board of directors has openings for Grid 4, Grid 3 and at-large representatives of faith institutions. Directors spend an average of four to six hours a month on board activities. Board meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. For information about running for an open seat, visit macgrove.org/about/board or email email@example.com.
Upcoming meeting—Community Building Team on Monday, September 12; Inclusivity Task Force on Wednesday, September 21; Transportation Committee on Monday, September 26; and Housing and Land Use Committee on Wednesday, September 28. The meetings will all begin at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. For monthly meeting notices and log-in details, visit macgrove.org/participate.
SHA Fall Festival—The Summit Hill Association will host its Fall Festival from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, September 17, in Linwood Park. Watch the website for upcoming info and contact info@SummitHillAssociation.org to volunteer.
Neighborhood Plan—The SHA has been working since 2019 on updating its Neighborhood Plan, a document that communicates to city planners the needs, desires and opportunities specific to District 16. Over the coming weeks, the Neighborhood Plan Committee will wrap up chapter drafts and publishing them for public review. Watch the SHA calendar, electronic newsletter and social media for details and meetings on the draft plan as they become available.
Board elections—The annual elections for the Summit-University Planning Council’s board of directors run through September 14. People can learn more about the candidates and vote on the SUPC’s website.
Annual block party—The annual Webster Park block party and potluck supper will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, September 17, on the 700 block of Ashland Avenue. All those who live in the area bounded by Victoria and Dale streets and Hague and Portland avenues are invited to join in. There will be hot dogs, beverages, ice cream, raffle, cake walk, water balloon toss and children’s movie. Participants are asked to bring a side dish and baked good for the cakewalk. The suggested contribution is $10 per family.
Stay informed—The public is invited to like the SUPC on Facebook and sign up for its e-newsletter, “The Porchlite,” by visiting its website.
Ice Cream Peanut Butter & Jam—The ninth annual Ice Cream, Peanut Butter & Jam will be held from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, September 17, at the Merriam Park Recreation Center, 2000 Saint Anthony Ave. There will be arts and crafts, chalk painting, live bands, dance performances, food trucks, a bouncy house and more.
Upcoming meetings—Committee on Land Use and Economic Development, 6:30 p.m. Monday, September 19; and Neighborhood Sustainability and Vitality Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 20. To access the Zoom meetings, email firstname.lastname@example.org, Leah@unionparkdc.org, or consult the calendar at unionparkdc.org.
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.
Upcoming meetings—Community Engagement and Outreach Committee, 6:30 p.m. Thursday September 15. Meetings are held via Zoom, unless otherwise noted. For log-in information, visit fortroadfederation.org/calendar.
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