East Side Bulletin Board February 25, 2019

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 of St. Paul regarding the new trash collection system. Anyone is welcome to attend.


East Side Lions annual fish fry

The East Side Lions’ annual fish fry returns on Friday, March 8, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the American Legion 577, 1129 Arcade St. The cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children (10 years and under) for all you can eat, while supplies last. The event will also include a silent auctions, desserts and a 50-50 raffle. For questions or to make a donation, contact Rebecca Nelson at 651-442-5008.


Payne Avenue resurfacing open house

Ramsey County is planning to resurface lower Payne Avenue, between Edgerton Street and Woodward Avenue, this summer. The project will include making curbs ADA compliant, adding medians for safer pedestrian crossing and the addition of bike lanes. Parking will be removed from the west side of the street between Hopkins Street and Woodward Avenue. A meeting about the project will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Hope Community Academy, 720 Payne Ave. Project engineers will give a presentation on the project and will be seeking feedback. The contact for the project is Fay Simer from St. Paul Public Works, who can contacted by calling 651-266-6204 or by sending an email to fay.simer@stpaul.gov.


Railroad Island neighborhood meeting

A Railroad Island neighborhood meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m., at Hope Community Academy, 720 Payne Ave., immediately after the Payne Avenue resurfacing open house. The meeting will include further discussion about the resurfacing project, as well as updates about the 2020 Lafayette/Tedesco project.


Payne-Phalen meeting

The Payne-Phalen Community Council will hold its monthly board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m., at the Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Ave. An agenda for the meeting was not available prior to the Review’s print deadline. For information about the meeting, go to paynephalen.org or call the Payne-Phalen office at 651-774-5234.


‘The Little Mermaid’ performance

First Covenant Church, Family Values for Life, and Farnsworth Aerospace students in grades first through sixth will present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” on Saturday, March 2, 4 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 3, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; at First Covenant Church, 1280 Arcade St. Admission is free. From classic literature to the Academy Award winning film and Broadway musical, Ariel’s undersea journey is a beautiful story for all ages. Join neighbors to experience the magic of theater and bring “The Little Mermaid” to life through dancing, acting and singing.


Horn of Africa candidate forum

The Horn of Africa Community of USA will host a St. Paul School Board and St. Paul City Council candidate forum on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Highwood Hills Elementary School, 2188 Londin Lane. The first hour will focus on St. Paul School Board candidates, the second hour will focus on city council candidates. The event is free and open to anyone.


Ward 6 City Council candidate forum

Stop by the East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St., on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. to get to know the Ward 6 City Council candidates: Alexander Bourne, Tony Her, Danielle Swift, Terri Thao and Nelsie Yang. Ward 6 is bordered by Larpenteur Avenue to the north, McKnight Road to the east, Edgerton Street to the west and Minnehaha Avenue, Seventh Street and Stillwater Avenue to the south. The Ward 6 seat was held by Dan Bostrom until he retired December 2018. The seat is now held by Interim Councilmember Kassim Busuri.


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 eastsideelders.org or call 651-683-2326.


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.


Young Adult Mental Health support group

Young Adult NAMI Connection, for young adults ages 18-30, 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 Sundays of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Unity Church - Unitarian, 733 Portland Ave., Owl Room on 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 or Leahwilcox9@gmail.com.

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