East-Side Bulletin Board March 18, 2019

Union job and resource fair

The fourth annual union job and resource fair returns on Thursday, April 4, from 3 to 7 p.m. This year it will be held at International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 110, 1330 Conway St. Discover a path to a union career, learn about the advantages of a union job and labor history and find information about record expungement. For more information and for employers interested in being represented at the fair, go to www.eastsidefreedomlibrary.org/unionjobfair or call 651-230-3294.

 

Governors Alumni Club fundraiser

The Johnson High School Governor’s Alumni Club will hold its annual fundraiser on Sunday, April 7, 8 to 11:30 a.m. at Johnson High School, 1349 Arcade St. The event will include an all-you-can-eat waffle breakfast, a silent auction and a program to honor Johnson students. Funds raised will go to support student programs at the high school. All Johnson alumni and students are welcome to attend. 

 

Ham bingo

Presentation of Mary Church will have a ham bingo on Saturday, April 13 from 6 to 10 p.m., in the church’s gym, which is located on the corner of Larpenteur Avenue and Kennard St. Twelve ham prizes will be given out throughout the evening and hard cards will be sold at 25 cents per game. Food and refreshments will be available for sale starting at 6 p.m. This is a great chance to try to win your Easter dinner. For more information, contact the parish office at 651-777-8116.

 

Easter Egg Hunt & Petting Zoo 

The Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1390 Larpenteur Ave. E., will have it’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Petting Zoo on Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. to noon. The event is free and open to the public. There will be an Easter egg hunt for each age group, a petting zoo, photo booth, bingo, games, crafts, snacks provided. Please bring a canned food donation for the food shelf.

 

Pancake Breakfast 

A community pancake breakfast will be held on Sunday, April 14, 8 to 10:30 a.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1390 Larpenteur Ave. E. Fill your tummy with a delicious breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. Proceeds from the breakfast benefit youth programs.

 

Friends of Swede Hollow winter photo contest

Enter for a chance to win some prizes and neighborhood bragging rights by entering your favorite photos you’ve taken at Swede Hollow Park. The photos must have been taken in the park between Dec. 21, 2018 and March 20, 2019. Email your photo, in .jpg format, to karindupaul@comcast.net on or before March 23 to be considered. Please put “FOSH Winter Photo Contest” in the subject line of the email and include your contact information in the meila. Judging will be done by the East Side Arts Council. The Friends of Swede Hollow ask that contest participants allow their photograph to be printed and sold as a fundraiser for the Friends of Swede Hollow during the annual Art in the Hollow event in the park on June 1. Prizes will be award to the top three photos and include a $75, $50, and $25 Visa gift cards. 

 

Alcoholism and addiction resources

The East Side YMCA, 875 Arcade St., will hold a presentation on Tuesday, March 19, 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the Eastside Conference Room about alcoholism and addiction resources. The presentation features Brian Rose from the Alliance Wellness Center. Light refreshments will be available. The event is open to member and non-members with a photo ID. For questions, call the East Side YMCA at 651-771-8881

 

St. Paul trash lawsuit discussion

Neighbors are invited to stop by the Hayden Heights Library, 1456 White Bear Avenue on Saturday, March 30 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for an information session and discussion about the lawsuit against the city regarding the new trash collection system. Anyone is welcome to attend.

 

Swede Hollow Dakota park tour

Join Lower Phalen Creek Project and St. Paul Parks and Recreation in learning about and discussing the Dakota culture and history in Swede Hollow Park through a tour led by Dakota language teacher Barry Hand and Wakan Tipi Center Director Maggie Lorenz. The tour will take place on March 23, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Dress warm as the entire tour is outside. Everyone is welcome. To register for the tour, go to https://bit.ly/2TB06lx. For more information and if you need special accommodations and/or translation services contact Bianca Paz (para info en espanol) at 651-266-6418; Cheeneng Yang (yog koj xav tau kev pab los sis muaj lus noog) at 651-266-6414; Ahmed Mohamed (ila soo xiriir af Somali) at 651-266-6437. For more information on the Swede Hollow Master Plan visit www.lowerphalencreek.org/swedehollow.

 

Merrick March food drive

The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign is the largest grassroots food and fund drive in Minnesota, accomplished by participating groups and individuals engaged in the fight against hunger. Merrick Community Services is an example of a local food shelf that relies on contributions to provide food for those in need on the East Side of St. Paul. In the past, with donations provided in the month of March alone, Merrick has been able to provide 1,800 families with over 324,000 pounds of food, but it can’t be done without you. Got to www.merrickcs.org to give a monetary donation or call at 651-771-9339 to find out how to donate food. Some of the most needed food items include: cereals, pastas, rice (1 lb bag), granola bars, cereal bars,  crackers, cookies, canned tuna, chicken, dry pinto beans, peanut butter, vegetable/corn oil, sugar and coffee. During the March FoodShare Campaign, Merrick is also in need of volunteers to help organize donations, shop for items, manage phones, and other tasks. If you’re in volunteering, contact Sierra at sbethea@merrickcs.org.

 

Get to Know NAMI 

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will hold a free Get to Know NAMI class on April 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at NAMI Minnesota, 1919 University Ave., Suite 400, in St. Paul.  Meet NAMI staff and volunteers and hear firsthand how NAMI’s work directly affects the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. Learn about education and support programs and how to advocate for better mental health policies. Please RSVP to: Kay King, 651-645-2948 x113 or kking@namimn.org.

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