East Side Review bulletin board April 3, 2016

St. Paul City-Wide Spring Cleanup

Join together with neighbors for the 30th annual Citywide Spring Cleanup. Each year, hundreds of volunteers gather across St. Paul for the Citywide Spring Cleanup to pick up garbage that has recently become exposed due to the melting snow. Everyone is welcome to participate. 

To participate, register at www.stpaul.gov/citywidecleanup. Cleanup sites on the East Side include Swede Hollow Park and Phalen Regional Park. 

Drop by your selected cleanup site any time between 9-11:30 am on April 23 to pick up bags, gloves and snacks and meet your neighbors and community members. Then, head out and clean up your park or neighborhood of choice.


Minnehaha Avenue Cleanup

On April 21, from noon to 4 p.m., residents can meet up at the Payne and Minnehaha avenues pocket park for a cleanup along Minnehaha. All equipment, gloves and trash bags, will be provided. 

The cleanup is a partnership between the East Side Neighborhood Development Company and volunteers from Northwestern University’s Annual Day of Prayer and Service. 


District Five Annual Meeting

On April 26 the District 5 community council will hold its annual meeting at the Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Ave., Room A.

The doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the program starting at 6 p.m. The event is open to the public and is a chance to see what is happening in the community.

Elections will also take place for Board of Director members. 


Rush Line Corridor Neighborhood meeting

A neighborhood meeting is scheduled for April 19, from 5-7 p.m. at the Hayden Heights Library, 1456 White Bear Ave. Portions of Maryland Ave. in St. Paul and White Bear Ave. in St. Paul and Maplewood are being considered as a potential route for either light rail transit (LRT) or bus rapid transit (BRT) operating in a dedicated guideway or in mixed traffic. Residents, business owners and community members on and around White Bear and Maryland avenues are encouraged to attend to:

 • Learn about the potential transit route and vehicle options on

 White Bear and Maryland avenues.

 • Provide feedback on transit routes, vehicle options and potential

 station locations.

 • Meet project staff and ask questions about the study.

The meeting is informal and community members are welcome at any time to talk with project staff. Check the Rush Line Corridor project website regularly for additional community engagement opportunities and project documents.


Dayton’s Bluff Public Library

On April 5 from 11-11:30 a.m. the library will have Baby Storytime. The stories, rhymes, and songs will be geared toward children ages birth through 2.

From 1-3 p.m. on April 5 the library will have “Maker Break: Goin’ Buggy with BugBots!” The  folks from ArtStart will show the children how to use scraps and recycled materials to make a BugBot. This special spring break program is geared for kids in first through sixth grads and space is limited. Register online at www.sppl.org or call the library at 651-793-1699 to reserve your spot. 

On April 6 from 3-5 p.m. the library will have activities for students on spring break. There will be games and children can go to the FunZone for Minecraft, board games, LEGOs, and more.

From 6-8:30 p.m. on April 6 the library will have the Dayton’s Bluff Book Club at the Metropolitan State University Library, 645 East Seventh St., on the third floor. The book for the month of April is “The Book of Night Women,” by Marlon James. 

On April 7 from 10:30-11 a.m. the library will have storytime for children of all ages. The event lets children enjoy stories, rhymes and songs, while building a foundation for reading success. 

From 2-3:30 p.m. on April 7, the library will a spring break event, “Painting with Xai Lor.” Lor will teach some painting techniques and participants can leave with their own work of art. 

On April 9 from 1-3 p.m.FunZone! Maker Space will be open for Minecraft, board games, and Maker Space activities. 

From 2-4 p.m. on April 9 the FunZone will have a digital photography event to learn the basics of photography and how to tell stories through filming. The equipment will be provided. 


District Five Community Planning and Economic Development  

The District Five Community Planning and Economic Development committee meeting will be held on April 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Ave.  

The meeting will feature proposed changes to Johnson High School on Arcade Street.

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