East Side Review bulletin board February 21, 2016

March 1 Precinct Caucuses

Minnesota Precinct Caucuses will be held Tues., March 1. Precinct caucuses are run by Minnesota’s political parties and are where voters decide on which candidates they want to put forward and what they want included in their party’s platform. For information on where to vote, how the precinct caucus works, and to register to vote, go tomnvotesinfo.sos.state.mn.us.

College Prep Fair

There will be a “Thinking College Early Fair” at Harding High School, 1540 E. Sixth Street, on Sunday, Feb. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students and their families will be able to meet college representatives from a variety of institutions, learn about admission requirements and financial aid. There will be entertainment, door prizes and free child care. The event is for students grades 5-12 and their families.

Free Tax Help

AARP volunteers will help to electronically fill out tax forms at Sun Ray Library, 2105 Wilson, Feb. 6 through Apr. 15, Mondays 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Fridays 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Reservations are required. For more information on forms to bring and to make reservations, go to http://www.sppl.org/tax or call 651-501-6300

Pocket Video Workshops at Sun Ray Library

Saint Paul Public Library is holding free smartphone video workshops at Sun Ray Library, 2105 Wilson Ave., on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. Instructors from SPNN will show participants how to use the smartphones they bring to class to make quality videos.

• Feb. 16: Advanced Photography

• Feb. 23: Sharing video on Social Media

• March 1: Audio

•March 8: Stills

• March 15: Editing

• March 22: Shooting Action

Workshops follow a weekly, progressive format. Registration is encouraged, but not required. Please call 651-501-6300 to register or for more information.

Free Tutoring

Free tutoring is being offered at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 655 Forest Street, Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. with meditation and music. Children will work one-on-one with an adult mentor to get help with homework on a variety of subjects, like reading, writing, spelling or math. Each student will progress at his or her own pace with guidance, encouragement and learning support. For more details call Linda Kunz at 651-855-8877.

Ward 6 Performances

On Friday, Feb. 26, Patrick Harison will be performing at 9 p.m. at Ward 6, 858 Payne Ave. According to his website, Harison is a Minneapolis-based accordionist who is involved in many projects, including Patty and the Buttons, Jack Klatt and the Cat Swingers, The Cactus Blossoms, and more. Harison first picked up the accordion at age 13. He took lessons with Larry Malmberg, but also taught himself by listening to other accordionists. In 2006, Harison was the first accordionist to win a McKnight Fellowship. Harison appears regularly at the Aster Cafe in Minneapolis. On Saturday, Feb. 27, Jim Pellinger will be performing at 9 p.m. According to Pellinger’s website, he names artists like John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Bob Marley, Elvis Costello, Squeeze, and Hank Williams as influences on his own music. Pellinger has released his latest record, “Into the Blue,” as well as three previous records, on his own record label, Door to Door Music.  Pellinger’s song “Circle Me Bert,” was featured by the Twins in a 10,000 CD giveaway. In 2002, Pellinger’s “Circle Me Bert” music video debuted with the fictional band, “The Circleberts.”The video also featured Twin’s announcer Bert Blyleven. In 2011 Pellingerís song, “Circle Me Bert,” was added to the permanent library at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY following Blyleven’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. 

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