East Side Review Bulletin Board December 3, 2018

Maryland reconstruction open house

Stop by the Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Ave., on Dec. 4 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. to find out more and share input about an upcoming Maryland Avenue reconstruction project. Ramsey County plans to reconstruct Maryland Avenue between Edgerton Street and Interstate 35E in 2020. Planned improvements include a new traffic signal, left turn lanes and new pedestrian ramps at the Maryland Avenue and Edgerton Street intersection.


Holiday cookies and crafts

The Hayden Heights Recreation Center, 1965 Hoyt Ave. E., will have cookies to decorate and holiday-themed art activities on Dec. 3 and Dec. 10 from 6 to 7 p.m. for kids ages eight to 12 years old. The events cost $10. To register, call the recreation center at 651-298-5716 or sign up at the center in person. Registration can also be done online at stpaul.gov/HaydenHeightsRec. 


Dinner with Santa

Santa will be at the Duluth and Case Recreation Center, 1020 Duluth St., on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Join Santa for a spaghetti dinner. There will also be some arts and crafts, cookie decorating, a small gift giveaway while supplies last and photos with Santa. For questions, call the center at 651-298-5709.


Santa’s workshop

Kids may stop by the Hazel Park Recreation Center, 945 Hazel Ave. N., on Dec. 11, 5:30 to 8 p.m. to come to Santa’s workshop to purchase gifts for their parents, siblings and friends. All gifts will be under $1 with a limit of $10 per child. Participants will be chaperoned by staff, St. Paul Police officers and Harding High School ROTC members, who will help kids wrap their gifts. This event is open to kids ages 17 and under. For more information call the recreation center at 651-501-6351.


Community Holiday Dinner

Hazel Park Recreation Center, 945 Hazel St. N., is inviting community members to a holiday dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Dinner will be served from 6 to 7:30 p.m. or until supplies run out. There will also be a small holiday craft project for the kids. Please R.S.V.P by Dec. 7 by calling 651-501-6350.


East Side Elders

Elder Cafe returns on Thursday, Dec. 13, noon to 2 p.m., this time with a holiday party. The meal and social gathering will include holiday music performances by Jennifer Eckes and Christopher Stordalen. There will also be a silent auctions, raffle and goodie bags. To reserve a meal and a ride — if needed — call East Side Elders at 651-683-2326. For those with a special diet request, please make the reservation at least a week in advance. The cost of the event is $5. The event will be held at East Side Elders, 463 Maria Ave.


Help for the holiday season

East Side Elders provides many services to help local seniors. To provide those services, the nonprofit is looking for volunteers and donations. Here are some ways to help:

-Donate food for seniors in need. East Side Elders has a wishlist on Amazon where donations can be purchased. Donations can also be dropped off at the East Side Elders office located at 463 Maria Ave.

-Sign up to shovel snow. Apply online, by calling 651-683-2326 or by sending an email to volunteer@eastsideelders.org

-Collect gloves, hats, and other winter necessities.  East Side Elders distributes these much-needed items at their Elder Cafe events.

- Create holiday cards for seniors — East Side Elders can provide supplies.

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