East Review Bulletin Board January 14, 2019

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. Information sessions about the application process will be held in each city ward over the next few weeks. Ward 6 residents can attend a meeting on Monday, Feb. 4, 2 to 3:30 p.m., at the East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St. Ward 7 residents can attend a meeting at the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center, 788 East Seventh St., on Monday, Jan. 28 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. For more information about Cultural STAR and for additional information sessions, go to www.stpaul.gov/departments/planning-economic-development/economic-develo....


Artist market and pozole fundraiser

Stop by the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center, 788 East Seventh St., on Sunday, Jan. 20, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for lunch and to shop from local artists to help raise many for the Mexica New Year Celebration. This market, hosted by Indigenous Roots, will feature 10 local vendors and artists of color from the metro area. Find goods from local CSA food shares to functional goods and accessories to fine art. The market will include items accessible to everyone. Cash and credit accepted and you are encouraged to ask vendors about trades if you have goods or services to offer yourself. Come hungry as Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli will be there with food to sell to raise funds for the Mexica New Year Celebration, which is a free community event held in March at Johnson High School. More information about the event and the vendors can be found on the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center Facebook page. 


Skating parties

Stop by a local recreation center for a skating party this winter. Hayden Heights Recreation Center, 1965 Hoyt Ave. E., will host a skating party on Jan. 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Hazel Park Recreation Center, located at 945 Hazel St. N., will also have a skating party that same day from 6 to 8 p.m. Battle Creek Recreation Center, located at 75 Winthrop St. S., will have a skating party on Feb. 2 from 3 to 6 p.m. during its Winter Lock Out event. All events are free. For more information go to www.stpaul.gov/departments/parks-recreation.


Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary community walks

Join members of the Lower Phalen Creek Project community for weekly lunchtime walks around the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. Every week the walks will serve as an opportunity to join as a community to pause and experience the culture, history, and natural world of the sanctuary. Walks will be held year-round and allow the community to experience the changing seasons. Walks, while lead by the director, will be largely unguided to allow discussion and knowledge to be shared. Free to attend, but please dress for the weather. Participants will meet at the entrance to the sanctuary along Fourth Street and begin walking at 12:05 p.m. More information can be found at www.lowerphalencreek.org.


Dakota winter walk

Indigenous educator Jim Rock will give an interactive presentation and tour at the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, focusing on the sacred Wakan Tipi Cave, Dakota astronomy, and the winter season on Friday, Feb. 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Participants will meet at the entrance to the sanctuary along Fourth Street. Warm up with a campfire, hot beverages, and great conversation. More information can be found at www.lowerphalencreek.org.


Free Disposal of Christmas Trees

Four Ramsey County yard waste collection sites are accepting Christmas trees for mulching. Sites are free and open to all county residents. Hours are Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sites accepting trees include: Arden Hills, Frank and Sims, Midway and White Bear Township. For more information about locations, go to www.ramseycounty.us and search “yard waste.” Due to elongate hemlock scale (EHS) do not bring wreaths, swags, boughs and other evergreen decorations to a county yard waste site. They will not be accepted. Please place them in a plastic bag and put them in your trash. Do not burn wreaths or other evergreen decor.


Gold Line meeting

District 1 Community Council and the Gold Line Partners will be giving a presentation of the final White Bear and Sun Ray stations on Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Battle Creek Recreation Center, 75 Winthrop St. S.

The presentation will include a vision, development and station access plans for each of the stations. The meeting will include time for discussion, questions, and opportunity for feedback. More detailed station design will happen later and will be lead led through a process between the City of St. Paul and Metro Transit.


Minnesota Sinfonia concert

Minnesota Sinfonia will have a free concert in St. Paul coming up on Saturday, Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m. at Temple of Aaron, 616 Mississippi River Boulevard. The program will feature violinist Ilya Kaler, the world’s only violinist to win the gold medal at all three of the most prestigious international competitions: the Tchaikovsky, Sibelius and Paganini. For more information about the concert, go to www.mnsinfonia.org.

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