East Side Review Bulletin Board July 15, 2018

Free produce

East Immanuel Lutheran Church, located at 1173 Payne Ave., will host a free produce distribution event on Monday, July 16 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. The event is open to anyone and people will be served on a first come-first serve basis. Participants are asked to bring their own bags. 


East Side Community Festival

East Side Table and First Lutheran Church are hosting an East Side Community Festival on Wednesday, July 18 from 4 to 8 p.m., at 463 Maria Ave. The event will include free food, live music, vendors and more. The East Side Table and First Lutheran Church are a part of the East Side Health and Well-being Collaborative comprises nearly two dozen organizations serving the Dayton’s Bluff, Payne-Phalen and Greater East Side neighborhoods. The group’s current focus is on two high-priority areas: access to healthy food (East Side Table) and providing access to mental health resources (East Side Mental Health and Stress Resilience Partnership). The event is free and open to anyone. 


Dayton’s Bluff Community Council

The Dayton’s Bluff Community Council board of directors will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, July 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the East Side Enterprise Center, 804 Margaret St. An agenda for the meeting was not posted in time for the Review’s print deadline.


District 2 Community Council

The District 2 Community Council will hold its monthly board meeting on Wednesday, July 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 1715 Van Dyke St. For questions about the meeting’s agenda call the District 2 office at 651-774-2220.


Ice Cream Mondays

Stop by Hazel Park Recreation Center at 945 N. Hazel St. for some ice cream on Mondays in July, 6 to 7 p.m. July 16 will feature rootbeer floats, July 23 will feature chocolate-peanut parfaits and July 30 will feature cones. The ice cream will cost $1 per person, per day. 


Pollinator Festival 

The Lower Phalen Creek Project is hosting the Pollinator Festival at the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary on Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will include live music, food and activities. The festival’s goal is to educate, inspire and engage the community about pollinators, the importance of protecting them and how to help pollinators. Participants will be able to take home a free native plant while supplies last. The Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary is located on the corner of Commercial and East Fourth streets.


The Floating Library

The public art project, The Floating Library, will return to Lake Phalen this summer for three weekends — July 21 & 22, Aug. 4 & 5, and Aug. 28 & 29, all from 1 to 6 p.m., weather permitting. The Floating Library is exactly what it sounds like, a raft full of artist-made books that paddlers can read while out on Lake Phalen. Boats can be rented at the beach and the books can be read for free. The library first made its debut during the summer of 2016. For more information about the project, visit thefloatinglibrary.org.


St. Paul-itics Ice Cream Socials

St. Paul Public Library is teaming up with the League of Women Voters to host St. Paul-itics ice cream socials that will include live music, activities for all ages, and free ice cream. In addition to voter registration, the purpose of these events is to celebrate our communities and have fun getting to know our neighbors. This will also be an opportunity for residents to come out and meet their local elected officials and participate in mock voting.

Dates and locations:

July 29, 2-4 p.m. at Rice Street Library, 1011 Rice St. with Latin jazz performed by musicians from Salsa del Soul.

Aug. 6, 4-6 p.m. at Dayton’s Bluff Library, 645 East Seventh St. with live music by Tres Mundos.

Call 651-266-7000 or visit sppl.org for more info.

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