South-West Review Bulletin Board November 18, 2018

Railroad Island Task Force

The Railroad Island Task Force will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Payne-Phalen Community Council office, 567 Payne Ave.  Note the different location and day of week.  The agenda includes discussion on development proposals, the RRI Small Area Plan and a CIB process update.


Dayton’s Bluff annual meeting

The Dayton’s Bluff Community Council will hold its annual meeting on Monday, Nov. 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The meeting will serve to elect a new board of directors and to work on a community plan. The meeting is open to all residents and business owners in Dayton’s Bluff. Any Dayton’s Bluff resident or business owner can run to serve on the board of directors. For more information go to


Star party

Meteorologist and newspaper columnist, Mike Lynch, is hosting 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. Stop by the Dayton’s Bluff Library, located at 645 East Seventh St., on Nov. 19 between 6 and 8 p.m. to check out the last installment of this event. 


Volunteers needed

East Side Elders is looking for volunteers to help seniors in the community with fall cleanup. Fall is a beautiful time in Minnesota, but the end of the season brings a cascade of leaves that need to be cleared from sidewalks and yards.  If you would like to help with fall cleanup, contact East Side Elders at 651-683-2413 or


Holiday Wish List

Help East Side Elders provide food for seniors in the community this holiday season. East Side Elders has a wish list on where donors can order food that can be delivered directly to the East Side Elders’ office.  If you prefer to shop locally, East Side Elders accepts all donations of non-perishable, non-expired food. The office is located at 463 Maria Ave.


Holiday craft and bake sale

Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, located at 1669 Arcade St. N., will have its annual holiday arts and crafts, bake sale, and Kaffestuga — or coffee house — on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information or questions call the church at 651-774-5954.





Young adult mental health support group 

Young Adult NAMI Connection — for those between the ages of 18 and 30 — is a free mental health support group sponsored by NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness). A group meets in St. Paul on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Unity Church - Unitarian, 733 Portland Ave., in the Owl Room on the lower level. The group is facilitated by young adults living with a mental illness and doing well in recovery. For information contact Tess at 507-226-3369 or Leah at 207-272-4450.


Anxiety support group 

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) sponsors free support groups for persons with anxiety disorders. The groups help individuals develop better coping skills and find strength through sharing their experiences. An Open Door Anxiety and Panic support group meets on the East Side from 6:30 to 8 p.m., on the first and third Thursday of the month, at Woodland Hills Church, 1740 Van Dyke St. For information, call NAMI at 651-645-2948.


East Side Arts Council art sale

The East Side Arts Council will have a holiday art sale on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its gallery located at 977 Payne Ave. The sale will include pieces from local artists like Stacie Brown Forbes, Tamina Muhammed, Gem Russell, and Caron Bell. Cash or check only, credit cards not accepted. 


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.


Christmas at the Monastery

Christmas at the Monastery is the annual fundraiser supporting the ministries of the Sisters of St. Benedict of St. Paul’s Monastery. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 3 to 7 p.m. at St. Paul Monastery, 2675 Benet Road. The event will include a collection of gifts through a silent auction, wine wall, mystery gifts, handmade crafts and ornaments, and the Benedictine Bakery and Candy Shoppe. Funds raised will help support the Benedictine Center, Maple Tree Monastery Childcare Center, Sisters’ Healthcare Center and personal ministries in education, parishes, local nonprofits, prayer, social justice, art exhibits, and hospitality both onsite and throughout the Twin Cities. Tickets are $40 per person if ordered before Dec. 1. Starting Dec. 2, tickets are $50 per person. For more information visit or call Annette Walker at 651-777-6850.


Living Nativity

On Saturday, Dec. 15, come to the Living Nativity at Bethel Lutheran Church in St. Paul to experience events surrounding the very first Christmas. For the sixth year in a row, Bethel is providing a short skit, a live petting zoo, and warm beverages and treats. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the first skit will begin at 6 p.m. The event will conclude at 8 p.m. This event is for everyone of all ages. Bethel Lutheran Church is located at 670 West Wheelock Parkway — on the corner of Maywood and Wheelock. There is a parking lot for the church on St. Albans on the west side of the church. No tickets necessary and the event is free. For more information, including a map to Bethel, please go to


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. The recreation center is also collecting items for its Santa Workshop. Please R.S.V.P by Dec. 7 by calling 651-501-6350.

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