Home improvement fair redo—The Highland and Macalester-Groveland district councils are bringing back their home improvement fair next year under the newly titled Home Improvement Workshop Day. Presenters are being sought to give 45-minute to one-hour workshops during the event, which will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Cretin-Derham Hall. For information and an application, visit macgrove.org/events/hiwd.
Western District crime meetings—Public meetings to discuss recent crime trends are being held at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Saint Paul Police Department’s Western District Office, 389 N. Hamline Ave. Registration is not required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-266-5423 for more information. Updates will be posted on the district council’s Facebook page.
Upcoming meetings—Community Engagement Committee, 7 p.m. Monday, November 28; and Transportation Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 13. HDC meetings are held at the Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy., with the option to join online. Get the Zoom link at highlanddistrictcouncil.org/calendar.
Last chance for century plaques— Looking to get your holiday shopping done early? Order a century plaque as the perfect gift. Homes and commercial buildings in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood that were built in 1927 or before are eligible for engraved plaques to identify their age. Order by November 28 to receive a plaque by the holidays by visiting macgrove.org/100years.
Join the snow team—Volunteers are needed to help keep the Macalester-Groveland organics recycling drop-off site free from snow and ice this winter. Volunteers can expect to shovel two or three times during the season. Sign up by emailing email@example.com.
Stay connected—The community council is looking for people who would like to add their interests, skills or voice to its programming and events. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to meet for coffee or virtually to chat.
Mac-Grove pride—Locally designed Macalester-Groveland T-shirts can still be ordered online and delivered within days. Check macgrove.org/tshirts for current availability of sizes and colors.
Upcoming meetings—Transportation Committee on Monday, November 28; and Housing and Land Use Committee on Wednesday, November 30. The meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. For monthly meeting notices and
log-in details, visit macgrove.org/participate.
Small Business Saturday—The Summit-University Planning Council is partnering with Selby Avenue businesses from Western Avenue to Lexington Parkway to celebrate Small Business Saturday on November 26. There will be guest artists, a window decorating contest and drawings for prizes. Stop in at one of the participating neighborhood businesses to pick up a map. The businesses will be listed on the SUPC website beginning November 23.
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.
Upcoming meetings—board of directors, 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 7; Transportation Committee, 6:30 p.m. Monday, December 12; Committee on Land Use and Economic Development, 6:30 p.m. Monday, December 19; and Neighborhood Sustainability and Vitality Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 20. All board meetings will be held on Zoom. To access meetings, email email@example.com, Leah@unionparkdc.org, or find the calendar on the website.
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.
Office notes—The West Seventh/Ford Road Federation has named Julia McColley as its new communications and outreach coordinator. The Fort Road Federation office at 882 W. 7th St. will be closed on November 24-25 for Thanksgiving.
Upcoming meeting—board of directors, 7 p.m. Monday, December 12. The meeting will be on Zoom. For log-in details, visit fortroadfederation.org/calendar.
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