City Files: St. Anthony Park

The District 12 Community Council meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at South St. Anthony Recreation Center (SSA), 890 Cromwell Ave. The district’s Land Use Committee meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at SSA. The Energy Resilience Group meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. Email erg@sapcc.org to find out the location each month. The Environment Committee meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month at SSA.

Midway Local Food Hub

Join the Midway Local Food Resource Hub for cheap seeds and seedlings, as well as access to a network of new and experienced gardeners. The second seed and seedling distribution is Saturday, May 18, so don’t delay. Check out the Gardening Matters website, www.gardeningmatters.org/hubs, for more information and to sign up. Registration starts at $10.

Streetcar feasibility study

The City of St. Paul is entering phase two of a Streetcar Feasibility study, and Raymond Avenue is one of the key corridors that is being looked at as a possible streetcar route.
Share your feedback on streetcars on the  Open St. Paul Forum, or come to a meeting on Wednesday, June 5, at 6 p.m. at Hamline University for a discussion about the study with City of St. Paul staff.

What do you think about waste?

Do you wish there were less garbage trucks in the neighborhood? That you could recycle all types of plastic? That there was a citywide composting program? Share your thoughts on anything to do with waste management in St. Paul on the City’s Open St. Paul Forum, http://www.stpaul.gov/index.aspx?nid=5000.

St. Anthony Park Arts Festival

Now in its 44th year, the St. Anthony Park Arts Festival will be held Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. along Como Avenue (from Carter Ave to Luther Place) in St. Anthony Park. This event will feature nearly 80 artists. Proceeds go toward the summer reading program at the St. Anthony Park Library. You can find full details of the festival at www.stanthonyparkartsfestival.org.

Plant exchange

Share your extra perennials, fruit bushes and vegetable starts with other neighborhood gardeners at Macalester Groveland’s Spring Plant Share on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The plant share is designed to be an exchange, though a $2 per plant minimum donation is suggested if you do not have plants to bring. Visit www.macgrove.org/node/172 for more information.

 

Place making workshops for artists

Artists of any level, experience or discipline who live, work or have a personal investment in the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit neighborhoods are invited to a complimentary training on place making and cross-sector collaboration. Use your creative talents to have a positive impact along the light-rail line. After completing the training, artists can apply for collaborative place making project support through a simple and speedy application process (up to $1,000 per eligible artist or up to a maximum of $3,000 per project).

There just a few opportunities left to participate. The St. Anthony Park Community Council hopes that artists active in the neighborhood will take advantage of the remaining dates of July 13, Aug. 17, Sept. 28 and Nov 9. Find out more at irrigatearts.org.

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