East Side Review Bulletin Board October 29, 2018

Dia de los Muertos at Metro State

Join Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center and Metropolitan State University to celebrate the holiday of Dia de los Muertos on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Metropolitan State University Student Center, located at 690 East Seventh St. 

Dia de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and by people of Mexican heritage to focus on praying for and remembering friends and family members who have died, and to help along their spiritual journey. Celebrate the Day of the Dead with the Pueblo Student Group. Bring a picture of your loved one and something that represents them to place on the ofrenda (altar). Visitors can also create their own personal ofrenda to take home, watch a documentary about Dia de los Muertos and enjoy some face painting. This event is free and open to the public.


Shoe drive

East Immanuel Church, located at 1173 Payne Ave., is having another shoe sale in conjunction with C.U.R.E., Shoe Away Hunger, and Good In The Hood on Monday, Oct. 29 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Visitors can get shoes for themselves, their kids, and anyone else in the family. Kids shoes are $2 a pair and adult shoes are $5. The shoes are either new or gently used, with many being name-brand. Visitors can get as many pairs as they need. They will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis, so come early for the best selection. All the money raised from the shoe sales goes to feed hungry families. In fact, the last shoe sale held at East Immanuel Church in August of this year sold 142 pairs of shoes which, in turn, fed 196 people with a week’s worth of essential groceries. And speaking of groceries, visitors are welcome to visit the church’s food shelf after getting shoes and after enjoying a hot, balanced meal.


China Garden open house

The Minnesota China Friendship Garden Society is hosting an open house on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m., near the new Chinese pavilion in Phalen Regional Park. The event, which is free and open to the public, will include guided tours of the Xiang Jiang pavilion and the Hmong Heritage Wall, along with Chinese and Hmong music and hot tea. Hmong, Chinese and English speaking guides will be available. The new pavilion is located near the waterfall, just north of the picnic pavilion. The entrance to Phalen Regional Park is located at 1600 Phalen Dr. 


Swede Hollow Tour

Lower Phalen Creek Project is hosting a tour of Swede Hollow Park on Monday, Oct. 29 from 5: to 6:30 p.m. Learn from a local indigenous interpreter about the deep history of the area, discuss how we can make the park even more vibrant, and finally, enjoy a free meal together. This event is a part of the creation of a master plan Participants should meet at the Hope Community Academy parking lot and walk from there. Free to attend, all ages. Register to save your spot at: www.lowerphalencreek.org/events/2018/10/29/swede-hollow-park-tour 


Career fair

The state of Minnesota and the City of St. Paul career fair, taking place Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will bring together representatives from every state agency and City of St. Paul department to connect Minnesotans with opportunities in government. Attendees will learn about current job openings, network with leaders and attend application workshops. The fair will take place at the St. Paul RiverCentre, Roy Wilkins Auditorium, 175 West Kellogg Boulevard. For those who may need accommodations, call 651-201-8207. ASL interpreters will be available on site. For more information about the fair and tips to prep for it, visit mn.gov/mmb/careers/career-fair-2018.


My Refuge is Humanity community event

My Refuge is Humanity: Series 2 is a free, community event taking place Saturday, Nov. 3 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. featuring music and poetry that celebrates immigrants and refugees in Minnesota. The event will feature spoken word, and poetry by Ifrah Mansour, performances by Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli, Marcus Kar and The Quiet Resistance, Sansei Yonsei Kai. Universal Dance Destiny, Oromia Youth Association. Music and choral performances by the Justice Choir led by conductor Ahmed Anzaldua. Mayor Melvin Carter and other elected officials are invited. Keynote speakers include Ikram Koliso, Mustapha Dirie, Tony Parrish and Sen. Foung Hawj. To RSVP for the event, go to www.eventbrite.com and search for “My Refuge is Humanity: Series 2.”



Star party

Meteorologist and newspaper columnist, Mike Lynch, will host three free Star Party events in St. Paul in November sponsored by St. Paul Public Library and Metro State University. Lynch invites the public to come and watch the great celestial show in the skies. Each event begins with a short presentation indoors followed by time outside. Participants will have a chance to use large reflecting telescopes, including 20-inch reflectors, to view planets, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and other wonders of the winter skies. Everyone should be sure to wear warm clothing and can bring a lawn chair, if they would like. The upcoming dates and locations are:

• Nov. 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m., St. Anthony Park Library, 2245 Como Ave.

• Nov. 15, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Hamline Midway Library, 1558 Minnehaha Ave. W.

• Nov. 19, 6 to 8 p.m., Dayton’s Bluff Library, 645 East Seventh St.

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