Workshop day—The Highland and Macalester-Groveland district councils will host a day of home improvement workshops from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Cretin-Derham Hall, 550 S. Albert St. Workshop topics include solar panels, aging in place, window restoration, creating an accessible home and electric vehicle charging solutions. Learn more at macgrove.org/events/hiwd.
Snowplow meeting online—The Highland District Council hosted the Saint Paul Department of Public Works on February 7 for a meeting about city snowplowing. Visit highlanddistrictcouncil.org/transportation-committee to view a recording of the meeting.
UST ballfields at Highland Bridge—The University of Saint Thomas and Ryan Companies will host a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 S. Snelling Ave., regarding the university’s proposed ballfields at Highland Bridge. Afterward, the presentation will be posted at highlanddistrictcouncil.org/ford-site. For more about the meeting, contact Amy McDonough at email@example.com.
Board candidates sought—The HDC is seeking candidates for its board of directors. Up for election from March 29-April 3 will be one representative each from all odd-numbered grids (see map at highlanddistrictcouncil.org/ford-site) and two at-large representatives. Virtual meetings for prospective board members will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, March 20. Find links to the meetings on the HDC website. Applications for the board positions are due by
March 22. Learn more at bit.ly/HDCelection23.
Upcoming meetings—Community Engagement Committee, 7 p.m. Monday, February 27; board of directors, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2; and Transportation Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14. All three meetings 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.
Century building plaques—The Macalester-Groveland Community Council is offering engraved plaques to identify century-old structures in the neighborhood. Any property that will be at least 100 years old by 2028 is eligible. Order and pay at macgrove.org/100years by March 31.
Home improvement workshops—The Macalester-Groveland and Highland district councils will hold a newly titled Home Improvement Workshop Day from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Cretin-Derham Hall, 550 S. Albert St. Residents can choose among three-four different workshops being offered every hour throughout the day. Learn more by visiting macgrove.org/events/hiwd.
Annual meeting and elections—The community council will host a virtual annual meeting and board elections on Thursday, April 20. Learn more about the open seats and running for the board by visiting macgrove.org/boardelections or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming meetings—Housing and Land Use Committee on Wednesday, February 22; Transportation Committee on Monday, February 27; board of directors on Thursday, March 9; Community Building Team on Monday, March 13; and Inclusivity Task Force on Wednesday, March 15. The meetings will be held via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. For log-in details, visit macgrove.org/participate.
SHA plant sale—The Summit Hill Association is holding its annual online plant sale. Go to gertensfundraising.com to make your selections and use store number 191. Plants can be picked up from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the Linwood Recreation Center, 860 Saint Clair Ave.
Summit trail meeting—The SHA and Summit-University Planning Council will hold a public meeting on the master plan for the Summit Avenue Regional Trail from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, February 27, at House of Hope Church, 797 Summit Ave. For details, visit the website.
Linwood Park cleanup—Volunteers are sought to help clean up Linwood Park and celebrate Earth Day with the Summit Hill Association from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 22. Gloves, bags and other supplies will be provided. For information, email email@example.com.
History in lights—The Summit-University Planning Council will host “Light Play,” a family-friendly outdoor activity, at 6 p.m. Saturday, February 25, at Central Village Park. The event will showcase experimental art projections that reflect the neighborhood’s history as well as the residents who call it home. For information, call the SUPC office or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring cleanup—The SUPC will host an Earth Day spring cleanup from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 22, in Central Village Park. A celebration will follow.
Block club—Neighbors of Central Village Park are forming a block club to address a variety of local issues. For information, call the SUPC office or email email@example.com.
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—Committee on Land Use and Economic Development with University of Saint Thomas chief of staff Amy McDonough presenting plans for a multipurpose on-campus arena, 6:30 p.m. Monday, February 27; board of directors, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 1; Transportation Committee with Jimmy Shoemaker on Safe Routes to School, 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 13; and Neighborhood Sustainability and Vitality Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21. All of the meetings will be held via Zoom. For access information, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
Office hours—The Union Park office hours are currently by appointment only. Contact executive director Leah Timberlake Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board updates—The West Seventh/Fort Road Federation is seeking board candidates for its annual meeting and elections that will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at Summit Brewing, 910 Montreal Circle. Informational sessions for prospective board members will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 4, via Zoom, and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at Shamrocks, 995 W. Seventh St. For more information, email email@example.com.
District plan forum—An in-person public forum to discuss the Fort Road Federation’s updated district 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.
Utility workshop—An educational workshop on “Why are Energy Costs So High and What Can I Do?” will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 2, via Zoom. The Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota has been invited to lead the discussion. To register, visit fortroadfederation.org/calendar.
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