East Side Bulletin Board April 1st, 2019

Payne-Phalen Community Council annual meeting

The Payne-Phalen Community Council will host its annual meeting on Tuesday, April 23, 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Ave. This event is free and open to the public. The annual meeting is the time when residents of the Payne-Phalen community gather to share a meal, to hear about the work of the organization, and to consider making a contribution to support the organization’s work in the community. Most importantly, it is the time when residents of Payne-Phalen elect people from within the community to represent them on the organization’s Board of Directors. Contact the Payne-Phalen office at 651-774-5234 or email district5@paynephalen.org for more information if you are interested in running for the board.  Information will be posted on the website www.paynephalen.org.


Bird walk

Join the Friends of Swede Hollow for a free, family-friendly bird walk on Saturday, May 4, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Those interested should meet at the Drewry Tunnel near 622 Beaumont St. The walk will be lead by Kathy Sidles and participants will learn about the many different types of birds that call Swede Hollow home. Participants should bring binoculars if they have them, but the St. Paul chapter of the Audubon Society will also have some for visitors to use. In addition to visual sightings, Sidles will also teach participants how to identify birds by sound. For questions call 651-776-0550. 



Free Youth Mental Health First Aid course 

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will hold a free Youth Mental Health First Aid training course on Saturday, April 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Progressive Baptist Church, 1505 Burns Ave. The course is designed to teach participants the risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, build understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teach individuals how to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. Participants will also learn a five-step action plan to support an adolescent developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or emotional crisis. To register (required) or get more detailed information, please contact NAMI Minnesota at 651-645-2948 or see “classes” at namihelps.org.


Mural painting

Mississippi Market has partnered with GoodSpace Murals, a group of local artists focused on community collaboration, to help create a community food mural at the East Seventh Street store. The community is invited to participate in the painting of the mural on Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the East Seventh Street store, 740 East Seventh St. The finished mural will be installed in the seating area of the store in May. All skill levels, ages, and experiences are welcome to help paint the mural. GoodSpace Murals uses an indirect painting technique where participants paint on large canvas sheets. At this event, enjoy light snacks and beverages and receive a co-op coupon for your time and participation. 

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 Street. 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.



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