East Side Review Bulletin Board July 22, 2018

Meet with Rush Line project team

Join the Rush Line BRT Project team on Wednesday, July 25, 4 to 6 p.m. on the Bruce Vento Trail to learn about the project and share input. Project team members will be at the trail circle just north of Frost Avenue between 4 and 6 p.m. to answer questions and take suggestions. This all-ages event will feature snacks and an interactive design activity. The Rush Line BRT will be co-located with the Bruce Vento Trail through the portion of the route that utilizes the Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority right-of-way. It is a priority to ensure that the trail remain an asset to the community. For those unable to make it on July 25, input can be shared online at Please share your input online at www.ramseycounty.us/residents/roads-transit/regional-railroad-authority/....


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 23 will feature chocolate-peanut parfaits and July 30 will feature cones. The ice cream will cost $1 per person, per day. 


National Night Out

There will be a National Night Out party on Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 674 Johnson Parkway. There will be free sandwiches, snow-cones, popcorn, and entertainments. Also there will be free used clothing and household items starting at 4 p.m., and also noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8. The event will include visits by the St. Paul police and fire departments. 


Our City, Our Budget 

Mayor Melvin Carter will deliver the 2019 Budget Address on Thursday, Aug. 9, 6 p.m. at Washington Technology Magnet Middle School, 1495 Rice St. Leading up to the address, residents are invited to attend Our City, Our Budget events across the city to help shape the 2019 budget priorities. 

Led by the city’s Office of Financial Services, these events will feature games designed to give residents an understanding of the city’s budget process and gather community input. These events are free and open to the public. There will be two events located on the East Side. On Saturday, July 28, The Goat Coffeehouse, located at 699 East Seventh St. will have city staff there from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Then on Sunday, July 29 from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Brunson’s Pub, located at 956 Payne Ave., will have city staff available to discuss the budget. 


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.


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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