Save the Date!
April 4, 2020
Celebrating Billy Peterson
Athlete, coach, umpire, volunteer, and fitness guru:
Ticket Purchase Contact:
Vernon Land, 651-235-5232
Eugene Barringer III, 651-500-7376
Link to purchase: https://bit.ly/3bv9BJf
Dinner & entertainment included.
Tickets are $25.
We hope to see you there!
One of the Twin Cities' longest running open mic has found a new home, a new time slot and new energy! As of January 2020, Re-Verb Open Mic will be in the Canteen at Hallie Q. Brown Community Center every Thursday from 7-9p with the list going out at 6:30p sharp.
Re-Verb Open Mic is a free, all ages, weekly open mic presented by Truartspeaks in partnership wit Hallie Q. Brown Community Center. Hosted by Fatima Camara, #ReVerb provides a structured environment for artists to share work, receive feedback on their presentation and develop a sense of community through dialogue, exchange and shared experience on a regular basis. Additionally, we offer a free all ages writing circle every first Thursday from 5:30-6:30p.
For more information or questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have been experiencing a warm up! Soon enough, our neighborhood is going to become the land of 10,000 lake-sized puddles.
These enormous pools of ice cold sludge are typical this time of year. They can be an annoyance for able-bodied people carrying little more than a backpack, but for many of our community members these extra large melt puddles make it impossible to navigate the neighborhood.
We need everyone to step up in Summit-University and help us clear storm drains. Check on the drains on your block today! They are typically found at street intersections near ped ramps, and sometimes they are also found mid-block. See the link to the city's map below.
Check on the drains on your block today! If you are able to clear them, please do. Even just clearing off some of the snow allows the sun to help with the melting process. If residents are seeing pooling water on the streets, and you are not able to open up your catch basin, please call Saint Paul Public Works Sewer Division at 651-266-9700 (press 7) or call 651-266-9850 and a crew can come out to steam the storm drain open.
You can find storm drains close to your home if you check out Google Maps (great tip from a neighbor). You can also access a map of some of the city's storm drains here:
Working together, we can ensure that this community is safe and accessible for everyone throughout the remainder of the winter and spring thaw.
Here are a few ways you can lend a hand:
1. Make sure the sidewalks and ramps are shoveled. Clear fire hydrants.
Saint Paul City Ordinance says that snow must be removed within 24 hours. Take a moment to check in on neighbors who may not be able to remove the snow themselves, you could make a big impact in someone's day by shovelling a little further than you normally do.
Make sure ramps are cleared enough to allow a large wheelchair through.
2. Support youth offering to shovel for a small fee.
We have a lot of motivated youth in the neighborhood who are happy to help.
3. Clear storm drains!
Let's say NO to giant puddles at the street corners this year! For more information, visit our blog post about clearing drains HERE.
4. Check on neighbors who may have stuck cars.
That car down the street that hasn't moved for a week? It might be iced in. Get a team together and help push them out.
5. Start cleaning up trash as the snow melts.
Once the snow starts to melt we are going to see all of the litter that was hidden for months. We are happy to help you organize a clean-up in your neighborhood! We are also hosting a community clean up on April 27 at People's Park. More information to come soon!
6 PM – 8 PM
Summit-University Planning Council
627 Selby Ave Ste B, Saint Paul
You are invited to our March Community Art Night!
We will be celebrating that spring is just around the corner, and thinking of sunnier days ahead by making a bright bouquet of paper flowers.
All materials are provided, but an RSVP is requested so we have enough supplies to share with everyone!
651-228-1855 or https://www.facebook.com/events/236895700806818/
Refreshments will be provided. Children over 11 are welcome with adult supervision and assistance.
Image: "Crepe Paper Flowers for Rustan's Cebu Summer Workshop" by Stephanie Tudtud is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
You are invited! Join us for FREE art nights at the Summit-University Planning Council.
627 Selby Ave Suite A
December 5, 12, and 19
Art supplies will be provided!
Children over 12 welcome with adult supervision.
December 5, Card Making
Stamps are included!
December 12, Beaded Gifts
December 19, Mini Paintings
News from Unity Unitarian:
You are invited to the:
Fourth Friday Sustainable Film Series
Friday, November 22 • 7:00 p.m. • Robbins Parlor
This documentary traces the impacts that solid waste has on air, land, water bodies, and people… as well as the steps taken by communities that are moving toward going “zero waste.” Discussion and popcorn!
It's time for the annual Hallie Q. Brown Community Center’s Hallie Quinn Brown Winter Tea Party. This event is a cozy afternoon of tea, food, fun, and fellowship.
Friday, December 6
11 am- 1 pm
Donations are being accepted to support the Mary K. Murray Boyd Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is annually awarded to an outstanding young African American woman who will be attending school.
To RSVP please contact Dawn L. Selle at 651-224-4603
Ober Community Center Closing Celebration
Friday, December 13
376 Western Ave
Come join in a closing celebration of the Ober Community Center.
**79 Years of Service to the Rondo Community**
For information about the closing of the Ober Center, please read this article:
Ramsey County Public Works is hosting a community meeting to discuss construction plans for the Dale Street bridge and portions of Dale Street near the bridge. Construction will begin in 2020.
Community members might be interested in learning when roads will be closed, where detours will be, and where the 65 bus will run. Learn more about the overall project by clicking the link below, and find contact information for the meeting organizers.
Dale Street Reconstruction Community Meeting
November 20, 6 PM- 7:30 PM
Rondo Community Library
Informational meeting followed by time for questions.
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