Free youth golf clinic—The Highland District Council will cohost a free golf clinic for youths ages 6 and older by First Tee Minnesota from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Highland National Golf Course. Kids will learn the basics of chipping, putting and driving. All equipment will be provided and free ice cream will be served.
Joint garage sale—Highland Park is partnering with the Macalester-Groveland and Summit Hill neighborhoods for a garage sale extravaganza on Friday and Saturday, June 9-10. Those who pay the $25 fee by June 1 will be included in event promotions. Visit highlanddistrictcouncil.org/hdc-event/garage-sale.
Blood and donation drive—The HDC will hold a blood and donation drive from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, June 2, at the Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy. Nonperishable food will be collected for the Francis Basket Food Market. Learn more and sign up for a blood donation appointment at highlanddistrictcouncil.org.
Upcoming meeting—Community Engagement Committee, 7 p.m. Monday, May 22; and board of directors, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 1. The meetings will be held at the Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy., with the option to join online. For the Zoom link and meeting agendas, visit highlanddistrictcouncil.org/calendar.
Garage sale extravaganza—The Macalester-Groveland, Highland and Summit Hill district councils are teaming up for a joint garage sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 9-10. Macalester-Groveland residents can register their sales at macgrove.org/garagesale by June 1. The sale will take place rain or shine.
Mac-Grove Fest—This year’s Mac-Grove Fest will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, September 9, at the Edgcumbe Recreation Center, 320 S. Griggs St. Musicians and artists are being sought to perform or provide art activities during the event. The festival will also include a Makers Market where people can sell their arts and crafts, and a Business Marketplace featuring local businesses and organizations. Learn more by visiting the website.
New board members—The community council held its board elections from April 20-27. Elected were at-large residential representatives Cameron Cole and Kobie Bardouille, Grid 2 representatives Hugo Bruggeman and Katherine Cairn, and Grid 4 representatives Art Punyko and Chris Leifeld. For more information on the new board members, proposed bylaw changes and final vote counts, visit mac-grove.org/boardelections.
Little Free Library Tour—The community council is seeking 10 Little Free Libraries in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood to be part of a tour. Those who have a Little Free Library and would like to be a part of the event are being asked to fill out a form at tinyurl.com/ajz3bh5x. There is no cost or requirements to participate. Learn about last year’s inaugural event by visiting macgrove.org/littlefreelibrarytour.
Upcoming meetings—Inclusivity Task Force on Wednesday, May 17; Transportation Committee on Monday, May 22; Housing and Land Use Committee on Wednesday, May 24; and board of directors on Thursday, June 8. All meetings will be held in person and via Zoom beginning at 6:30 p.m. For meeting notices and log-in details, visit macgrove.org/participate.
Upcoming meetings—board of directors, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 7; Transportation Committee, 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 12; Committee on Land Use and Economic Development, 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 19; and Neighborhood Sustainability and Vitality Committee, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 20. 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 hour appointments—Union Park District Council office hours are currently by appointment only. Contact executive director Leah Timberlake Sullivan at email@example.com.
Federation updates—The West Seventh/Fort Road Federation is partnering with the Weird Ink Society to sell neighborhood merchandise (find the link to order on the website). It also continues to partner with Historic Saint Paul to finalize a request for proposals for reconstruction of the Justus Ramsey House, which was removed from the patio at Burger Moe’s on West Seventh last February. Details will be released once finalized.
Blood drive set—The Fort Road Federation will host its second annual blood drive from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, at the Palace Community Center, 781 Palace Ave. Sign up for an appointment at tinyurl.com/m3yusu4h.
Board member opening—An Area 3 coordinator is being sought to serve on the Fort Road Federation’s board of directors. Those who are interested in the position are being asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming meetings—Community Engagement and Outreach Committee, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18; Transportation and Land Use Committee, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 7; and board of directors, 7 p.m. Monday, June 12. Visit fortroadfederation.org/calendar.
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