Sledding party—Families are invited to grab their sleds and come out for a sledding party from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, February 11, at the Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy. There will be a bonfire, s’mores, hot chocolate and a story walk. The event is hosted by the Highland District Council, Saint Paul Department of Parks and Recreation, and Saint Paul Public Library.
Workshop deadline nears—The Highland and Macalester-Groveland district councils will hold a Home Improvement Workshop Day on March 11 at Cretin-Derham Hall. Presenters are sought to give 45-minute to one-hour workshops during the event. The application deadline is February 11. Visit macgrove.org/events/hiwd.
Cleveland Avenue resurfacing—Ramsey County will host an open house on the Cleveland Avenue resurfacing project from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 16, at the Highland Park Community Center. Project engineers will discuss the upcoming overlay project, which is scheduled for Cleveland Avenue from two blocks south of Ford Parkway to Randolph Avenue.
Public apology to Georgia Dietz—The Highland District Council was found to have violated the Saint Paul Human Rights Ordinance by retaliating against Georgia Dietz. The Highland District Council apologizes to Ms. Dietz.
Upcoming meeting—Community Development Committee, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 21. The meeting will be held at the Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy., with the option to join online. Get the Zoom link and agendas at highlanddistrictcouncil.org/calendar.
Last chance to register—The Macalester-Groveland and Highland community councils will hold a newly titled Home Improvement Workshop Day from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Cretin-Derham Hall. Presenters are being sought to offer 45-minute to one-hour workshops on home improvement topics. The registration deadline is February 11 and workshop space is limited. For information and an application, visit macgrove.org/events/hiwd.
Annual meeting and elections—The Macalester-Groveland Community Council will host a virtual annual meeting and board elections on Thursday, April 20. All those who live, work, learn or play in the neighborhood are encouraged to participate. Learn more about open seats and running for the board by visiting macgrove.org/boardelections or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Century building plaques—The community council offers engraved plaques to celebrate century-old homes and businesses in the neighborhood. Any property that will be 100 years old by 2028 is eligible. Order and pay by visiting macgrove.org/100years by March 31.
Upcoming meetings—board of directors on Thursday, February 9; Community Building Team on Monday, February 13; Inclusivity Task Force on Wednesday, February 15; Housing and Land Use Committee on Wednesday, February 22; and Transportation Committee on Monday, February 27. All of the meetings will be held via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. To receive monthly notices and log-in details, visit macgrove.org/participate.
Upcoming meetings—TransportationCommittee with Allianz Field general manager Justin Borrell, 6:30 p.m. Monday, February 13; Neighborhood Sustainability and Vitality Committee with Saint Paul Parks and Recreation director Andy Rodriguez speaking on the Park Improvement Fund, 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 21; Committee on Land Use and Economic Development with University of Saint Thomas chief of staff Amy McDonough presenting plans for a multipurpose arena, 6:30 p.m. Monday, February 27; and board of directors, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 1. All of the meetings will be held via Zoom. For access information, email email@example.com or see 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office hours—The Union Park office hours are by appointment only. Contact executive director Leah Timberlake Sullivan at email@example.com.
Board updates—The West Seventh/Fort Road Federation is currently seeking board candidates for its annual meeting on Tuesday, April 25. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public safety discussion—The public is invited to join the Fort Road Federation, City Council member Rebecca Noecker and Police Chief Axel Henry to discuss safety in the West seventh neighborhood from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 9, via Zoom. Register by visiting fortroadfederation.org/calendar.
District plan forums—Two public forums will be held via Zoom to discuss the Fort Road Federation’s updated district plan: for residents from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, February 20; and for businesses and nonprofits from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 21. An in-person forum on the plan will take place from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, February 25, at the Palace Community Center, 781 Palace Ave. To register, visit fortroadfederation.org/calendar.
Upcoming meetings—board of directors, 7 p.m. Monday, February 13; Community Engagement and Outreach Committee, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 16; and Transportation and Land Use Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1. To log in, visit fortroadfederation.org/calendar.
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