Where to vote Early in Summit-University:
In Summit-University, our closest early voting location is:
Martin Luther King Recreation Center, 271 Mackubin St, Saint Paul
Click HERE for other voting locations
Tuesday, October 31
11 - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, November 1
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Thursday, November 2
1 - 6 p.m.
Friday, November 3
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday, November 4
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Monday, November 6
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Prepare for your visit
To save time, you can complete the required absentee ballot application and bring it when you visit.
Check your registration status here. If you need to update your registration because you have moved or your name has changed, you should come prepared with proper identification and proof of residence.
More voting information HERE.
Name: Megan Jaunich
Family/pets: Husband and two kids
How long have you lived in the neighborhood: 2 years
What do you call your "hometown": Melbourne, Florida
Occupation/volunteer work: Aside from SUPC, I am working on my PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering. I also teach fitness classes.
Hobbies/interests: I love running and almost all types of exercise. I enjoy reading sci-fi and mysteries/thrillers, but I watch more TV than I read these days.
Favorite thing about Summit-University: I love being able to attend so many fantastic festivals and events in our neighborhood. This year my family attended the Selby Jazz Festival, National Night Out, and the Twin Cities Marathon, to name a few.
What you hope to bring to SUPC: I hope to raise awareness about SUPC in our community and help people feel empowered to get involved in their neighborhood.
It's that time of year - most of the leaves are on the ground, gardens are getting cleared out, and snow is on the horizon. Did you know that leaves and other yard waste should NOT go in your regular garbage can? Instead, you can drop it off for free at several yard waste disposal sites. Don't forget to bring your ID to verify you are a St. Paul resident.
While you're there, you can pick up FREE compostable bags for collecting your organic kitchen waste (fruit, veggies, paper towels, etc). These bags can also be picked up at the SUPC office, and full bags can be dropped off at your favorite St. Paul yard waste site.
All classes held at:
Rondo Community Library
461 N. Dale St.
St. Paul, MN 55103
Please register online at http://melsastpaul.evanced.info/signup/calendar, at the library, or by calling 651-266-7460.
Protecting Your Privacy: Staying Secure Online, Tues., Nov. 7, 3-5 p.m.
How can you ensure that your Internet browsing, purchases, email and other online activity is safe and secure, especially after data breaches? This class will offer an overview of the basic concepts of online activity, how to browse anonymously, and encryption use. Discover the tools and techniques you need to protect your online information. Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.
Best Social Media Platforms for Your Business or Organization, Thurs., Nov. 9, 3-5 p.m.
Learn what social media platforms would serve your business or organization best, where to start, and how to leverage them for the greatest benefit. Bring your smartphone, tablet, or laptop if you have one. Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.
How to Start a Personal or Business Blog Tues., Nov. 14, 3-5 p.m.
In today's world, blogs have become a centerpiece of communication ranging from how-tos, business best practices, personal stories, and beyond. This class shares the tools to get you started no matter what your blogging goals - and set you up for success! Bring your tablet or laptop if you have one. Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.
Create a Free or Low-Cost Website Thurs., Nov. 16, 3-5 p.m.
Discover how to use open source resources such as WordPress to develop a free or inexpensive website for your small business, community organization, nonprofit, or blog. Web developers explain how to set up a site, how to navigate settings, and offer tips on how to generate traffic. Bring your tablet or laptop if you want to follow along and experiment during the session. Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA.
Google Drive Workshop
Nov. 28, 30 & Dec. 5, 7, 3-5 p.m.
In this four-part course, students will learn to create calendars, word documents, and spreadsheets using Google Drive. Students will also develop the skills needed to upload and download files onto Google Drive cloud storage. Required Experience: Students should have basic typing skills and be comfortable using the mouse and keyboard.
Fri Oct 27, 2017
8am Planning a Healthy Little Mekong District BLOCK PARTY
Where: Asian Economic Development Association, 422 University Ave W Suite 14,
Sun Oct 29, 2017
2pm Happy Halloween Event: Hosted by Hallie Q. Brown and Ramsey Hill
Where: Hallie Q Brown Community Center Inc, 270 N Kent St
Tue Oct 31, 2017
Sun Nov 5, 2017
Daylight Saving Time ends
Thu Nov 9, 2017
6pm Community Forum Night
Where: Summit University Planning Council, 627 Selby Ave, St Paul
Wed Nov 15, 2017
6:30pm Dale Street Project Leadership Circle Meeting
Thu Nov 16, 2017
Give to the Max Day! Please consider donating to SUPC here!
Sat Nov 18, 2017
1pm Dr. Robin DiAngelo: Seeing the Racial Water
Where: Unity Church-Unitarian, 733 Portland Ave
Tue Nov 21, 2017
9:30am Western District Police Department community meeting (morning session)
Where: 389 Hamline Ave S
6pm Community Improvement and Safety
Where: Summit University Planning Council, 627 Selby Ave
6pm Neighborhood Development Meeting
Where: Summit University Planning Council, 627 Selby Avenue
6:30pm Western District Police Department community meeting (evening session)
Where: Saint Paul Police Department, 389 Hamline Ave S
Thu Nov 23, 2017
Join us at Wilder Community Center for Aging for Taiko Drumming. This class is geared towards older adults and their family and friend caregivers who want to stay active.
Saturdays, 10am-12 pm.
Oct 28, Nov 4, 11, & 18
650 Marshall Ave. St. Paul.
Reserve your space at 651-280-CARE. No charge; donations welcome. Funded by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
With so much happening in and around the neighborhood (light rail, soccer stadium development, bridge projects, just to name a few), Eric is excited to help make sure that the benefits of improvements to Summit-University are shared by all residents and driven by input from all residents, especially those who have traditionally been excluded from development processes.
Eric has lived in sub-district E for over ten years. His block is a mix of life-long Rondo residents and people new to Saint Paul. Having coordinated alley plowing payment and contracting for his block for the past several years he was interested in doing more. Long-time Summit-University resident and SUPC board member Angela Burns recruited him for the SUPC.
Eric and his partner Stacia met while attending Macalester College in the late nineties. (Both of their first apartments were on Selby Avenue.) Stacia works at charter schools here in Saint Paul. Both of Eric’s children attended J.J. Hill Montessori until moving to Open World Learning (on the West side, adjacent to Humboldt High School).
Eric has worked in downtown Saint Paul as a software engineer for the past five years at Granicus (newly-renamed from GovDelivery) – a company started by a Saint Paulite. Eric is a fan of pho, public transit and bicycle commuting so Saint Paul is the perfect place for him to live.
Winter Beach Party
Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 16! Great River Water Park at Oxford Community Center is having their annual Winter Beach Party from 1pm-5pm. There will be fun games and activities in the gym and pool area. More details to come. Admission is free but swimming is $2/person. Call (651) 642-0650 for more information.
Soul Line Dance
Oxford/Jimmy Lee Rec Center
Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm | $5/session | Ages 18+
Soul Line Dance is similar to country line dancing, but you will be dancing to R&B music, adding a lot more "soul" into your steps! Soul Line Dance is a fun way to get a great workout. Great for beginner and intermediate dancers. Classes are year-round. No preregistration is necessary. Call (651) 642-0650 for more information.
Winter Break Programs
Looking for something fun for the kids to do during winter break? Check out these fun programs at our local rec centers! Early registration is recommended - spaces fill quickly.
Oxford/Jimmy Lee Rec Center
December 26-29, 8:30am-5pm | $20 | Ages 6-12
Activities include swimming, cooking, field trips, arts and crafts, outdoor activities and more. Children should bring a bag lunch, sneakers, and a swimsuit and towel each day. Call (651) 642-0650 or register online at:
MLK Rec Center
December 26-29, 1pm-4pm | Free | Ages 6-12
Activities include cooking, arts and crafts, outdoor activities and more. Call (651) 290-8695 or register online at:
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