Como Family Safety Fair is April 1

Keeping yourself, your family, your home and our neighborhood safe is a nonstop project. For the best tips available, join the Como Community Council on April Fool’s Day at the Como Family Safety Fair at North Dale Recreation Center, 1414 N. St. Albans St. The free event is co-sponsored by District 10 and St. Paul Parks and Recreation.

More than a dozen organizations will share advice, precautions and resources on increasing safety for you, your kids, for elderly relatives or neighbors, for pets and more at the fair on Friday, April 1, 5:30-7 p.m.

The fair will offer free, one-on-one advice and tips on crime-prevention and crime- victim services, home-fire safety, food safety, pet safety and internet precautions. Volunteers will demonstrate proper fitting of bicycle helmets and explore how to make streets safer for walking, transit users and students on their way to and from school. General health advice will also be available.

Dinner and a movie: Because the Safety Fair is being held at dinnertime, Cave Café food truck will offer a creative menu of burgers, salads, wraps, curries and “Afro-Italiano” fusion dinners. For dessert, the local folks from Cravin’ Pies will sell slices. The night will culminate with a 7 p.m. screening of the family friendly movie “Shaun the Sheep” (from the creators of “Chicken Run”).

Participating agencies include Allina Health, Citizens Awareness Network, Como Composts, Como Park Falcon Heights Block Nurse Program, the Crime Victim Services Program of the Council on Crime and Justice, District 10 Como Community Council, Eureka Recycling, Metro Transit, Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance, Ramsey County Library, Safe Routes to School, St. Paul Animal Control, St. Paul Fire Department, St. Paul Parks and Recreation, St. Paul Police Department, St. Paul Walks, State Services for the Blind, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota Extension and the U.S. Postal Service.

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