South-West Bulletin Board February 18, 2019

Booya at The Cro

Stop by the Croation Hall, 455 Second Ave. S., South St. Paul, Feb. 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., for some booya. Serving starts and 11 a.m. until it runs out. 


Learn how to use rideshare

The City of South St. Paul is teaming up with Dakota County Communities for a Lifetime Initiative in offering a learning opportunity for adults 55 and older to use ride share services like Uber and Lyft. The training will take place on Feb. 28 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Angelo’s Italian Restaurant, 1203 Southview Boulevard. It is free to attend, however, registration is required. Seating is limited and a light lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Honora at the South St. Paul Public Library at 651-554-3243. For additional information, contact Deb Griffith, community affairs liaison, at 651-554-3230 or      

Suicide Prevention class

QPR is a free, one-hour presentation sponsored by NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) that covers the three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide - Question, Persuade and Refer. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught gatekeeper training program in the United States, and more than one million adults have been trained in classroom settings in more than 48 states. A QPR class will be offered on Feb. 27, from 6 to 7 p.m., at Neighbors Inc., 222 Grand Ave. W., in South St. Paul. For more information or registration (required) contact NAMI at 651-645-2948 or see “classes” at

East Side Elders fundraiser

Join East Side Elders for a benefit fundraiser on March 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Flat Earth Brewing Company, 688 Minnehaha Ave. E. The event will include food trucks, a raffle for gift cards to local businesses, speakers and more. Visitors will also get a chance to meet the creators of the book, “Walk on the East Side” and to purchase a copy of the book. Funds raised  will help support programming and services that East Side Elders provides to help keep local seniors in their homes. For more information, go to or call 651-683-2326.


Dayton’s Bluff Community 

Council meeting

The Dayton’s Bluff Community Council Board of Directors meeting will take place on Monday, Feb. 18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the East Side Enterprise Center, 804 Margaret St. On the agenda for the meeting is a discussion about the council’s district plan on transportation, specifically on the Gold Line transit project. There will also be a community conversation and updates about the council. Anyone is welcome to attend. For more information go to or call 651-772-2075.


Senior art class

Artist Juan Parker will be teaching drawing and painting classes at Cambric Senior Apartments in Dayton’s Bluff. Classes begin on Monday, Feb. 18 and will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. The class is open to those ages 62 and up. Contact the East Side Arts Council to sign up by calling 651-774-5422 or send an email to


Gold Line Station public hearing

The St. Paul City Council will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Gold Line Station Area Plans on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 300 of the City Hall/Court House, 15 West Kellogg Boulevard. The draft amendments can be viewed at or by contacting Bill Dermody at or 651-266-6617. All comments concerning the draft plan amendments will be heard. Comments submitted in writing should be addressed to:  Office of the City Council, 310 City Hall, 15 Kellogg Blvd. West, Saint Paul, MN 55102 or to Bill Dermody at


Imagine Our City discussions

Ahead of his March State of Our City summit, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter announced a series of seven community conversations to be held in February for residents to share their perspectives on opportunities and challenges they face. The conversations will take place:

• Thursday, Feb. 21, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Ho Ho Gourmet, 1985 Old Hudson Road

• Saturday, Feb. 23, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Plum’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, 480 Snelling Ave. S.


Freeze Fest

Bundle up and join neighbors on Lake Phalen for an annual celebration of winter on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to all. Activities include ice fishing, fire building, arts and crafts, kicksleds, puppet pageant, story stroll and cooking over a fire. Most activities will be near the Phalen Lakeside Activities Center, 1530 Phalen Drive. For more information go to


Community workshop

Join local artist Liv Novotny for a free, all ages, interactive workshop designed to generate ideas for a water-themed mural at Lake Phalen on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at First Covenant Church, 1280 Arcade St. Learn about water quality and the Phalen watershed from Friends of the Mississippi River and Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District. Afterwards, participants can kick-start the creative process through drawing, collage and group activities. Your input will help guide the final mural design to be installed June 1 during WaterFest at Phalen Regional Park. Space is limited. Please RSVP by Feb. 15 to Sage Passi at Novotny is a muralist, printmaker and graphic designer from Minneapolis currently working as a painter and mosaic artist for GoodSpace Murals, an organization that promotes community development through mural painting.


Cultural STAR program accepting applications

St. Paul’s Cultural STAR program will be accepting applications through Friday, Feb. 22 for various art and culture projects across the city. The Cultural STAR Program, which is funded by taxpayers, serves to promote economic growth in St. Paul by strengthening arts and culture in the city. For more information about Cultural STAR and for additional information sessions, go to


Prom dress sale

Stop by the Hazel Park Recreation Center on Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to find the perfect prom dress. No dress will be over $10, but a high school ID will be required for purchase. All proceeds from the sale will benefit youth programming and sports at Hazel Park Recreation Center. If you have a gently used dress, shoes or accessories that you would like to donate, please contact the center by calling 651-501-6350. The center is located at 945 N. Hazel St.

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