East Side Bulletin Board August 12th, 2019

Free artist workshop

East Side Arts Council will be hosting an informational workshop facilitated by Alanna Morris-Van Tassel in which participants will learn about the MN Artists website and networking opportunities. MN Artists is an open, digital platform and public programs producer, by which Minnesota-based artists and arts organizations may showcase their work and activities and connect to audiences and each other.

The workshop will cover:

-An introduction to MN Artists digital platforms and public programs

-How to register an account and create a profile on Mnartists.org

-Ways to use the site that are tailored to individual needs (i.e: networking, collaborations, sharing artwork, creating events, submitting opportunities, etc.)

-Discussions on digital strategy/artist networking

Space is limited, please register by emailing Jacob at esac@eastsideartscouncil.org.


Affordable artist studios

Art@967 Payne is a brand new art center for St. Paul and is accepting artist tenants. There will be a space for a gallery, gift shop, event space, classroom, offices, and studios. If you’re an artist looking for a space, contact dmitri.hatzi@icloud.com and stephanfkistler@gmail.com. The new center is located at 967 Payne Ave.

CLUES mural apprenticeship program 

CLUES is accepting applications for a new Latino Muralism Apprenticeship program, an intensive and immersive program that will cover all aspects of muralism, from its history and sociopolitical context to indoor and outdoor best practices to logistical skills like project management and fundraising. More information can be found at http://bit.ly/CLUES_Mural_Program. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 30. For further information, please contact Aaron Johnson-Ortiz at ajohnson@clues.org or at  651-307-1908.



Family course on mental illnesses 

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is offering a free educational course that helps families gain a greater understanding of mental illness, discuss resources, build communication skills, reduce stress and find support. Over 4,000 Minnesota families have benefited from this course. Join others for this series taught by family members who have walked the walk. The Family-to-Family course will meet weekly for 12 weeks on Mondays starting Sept. 23, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at NAMI Minnesota, 1919 University Ave. W., Suite 400, in St. Paul. For information or to register (required), call Dinah at 651-238-6110 to register.



The East Side Art Council’s Artmobile is wrapping up its free, drop-in youth art classes for the summer. The Artmobile’s last session, which will run through Aug. 16, will have classes taking place rain or shine from 1 to 3 p.m. Teaching artists will include Peter Morrow, Yang Yang, and Caroline Alkire. The Artmobile’s schedule is as follows:

Mondays - Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Ave.

Tuesdays - Hayden Heights Recreation Center, 1965 Hoyt Ave. E.

Wednesdays - Highwood Hills Recreation Center, 2192 Londin Lane E.

Thursdays - Duluth & Case Recreation Center, 1020 Duluth St.

Fridays - Phalen Recreation Center, 1000 Wheelock Parkway

For questions, contact the East Side Arts Council by sending an email to esac@eastsideartscouncil.org or by calling 651-774-5422.


Community garage sale

The Railroad Island neighborhood will hold its first community yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For questions about the event, contact Dayna Jean at graeaehaven@gmail.com. More information can also be found on the Railroad Island community page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/railroadisland/.


Renter’s cookout

Tenants living in the 55119 and 55106 zip codes are encouraged to join the District 1 Community Council for a cookout on Aug. 27, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the District 1 office, 2105 ½ Old Hudson Road, in the Sun Ray Shopping Center. The District 1 Community Council — which advocates for neighbors living in the Conway, Battle Creek, Highwood Hills and Eastview neighborhoods in southeast St. Paul — would like to hear about visions for the community and tenants can get to know their neighbors. Childcare and bus tokens can be provided with advance notice. Call the council at 651-578-7600 for questions. 



Highwood Performance series

Stop by the Highwood Hills Recreation Center, 2192 Londin Lane, on Wednesdays is August, 5:30 to 8 p.m., for a variety of free, outdoor, family-friendly performances. Performances are as scheduled:

-Aug. 14 - Storytellers Beverly Cottman and Nothando Zulu

-Aug. 21 - Clown Benjamin Domask and Bollywood dance

-Aug. 28 - Somali Museum Dance Troupe 

In the event of rain, the events will take place inside the recreation center. In the case of a heat advisory, the event will be rescheduled for September. For updates, go to www.district1council.org. 


Native American Healthy Ageing

Local organizations dedicated to serving Minnesotans 50+ will host the Native American Healthy Aging Gathering co-created with local community elders. The purpose of the gathering is for elders to maintain and increase their health and wellbeing. Participants will enjoy interactive sessions focusing on funeral planning, brain health, and arthritis care. Other attractions include hand massage, lunch catered by Native American chef Brian Yazzie, swag bags, door prizes and more. All are welcome to this free event, taking place Aug. 13, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Neighborhood House, 179 Robie St. E. The event is being hosted by Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Elders Lodge, East Sider Elders, American Indian Family Center, Ramsey County, and other local agencies. To register, ask questions, or request a ride, call 1-877-926-8300 or go online to aarp.cvent.com/HealthyGathering.


Mental health support group for LGBTQ adults 

A peer support group for LGBTQ adults living with a mental illness meets weekly in St. Paul. Sponsored by NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and led by trained facilitators who are also in recovery, the free support group meets on Saturdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m., at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 Snelling Ave. S, in Room 108. For information call Alec at 952-334-6318 or 651-645-2948.


520 Payne Ave. development meeting

A community discussion about a proposed apartment development for 520 Payne Ave. in Railroad Island will be held Aug. 12, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center, 788 East Seventh St. Updated information about the development will be available and community members will be able to talk with developers and share feedback. 


Theatre show

On Saturday, Sept. 7, 6:30 p.m., Physical Theatre will present “The Great Calamity.” The free show will be held outside in Poetry Park, which is near the Phalen Recreation Center at 1000 Wheelock Parkway. Please bring your own lawn chairs or blankets for comfortable seating. 

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