News from the City of Falcon Heights

The Falcon Heights City Council meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 7 p.m. in Falcon Heights City Hall, 2077 W. Larpenteur Ave. Contact information: 651-792-7600 or www.falconheights.org.

Lions Club Christmas tree sale starts Nov. 25

The Falcon Heights-Lauderdale Lions Club is celebrating its 30th year of selling Christmas trees to raise money for community organizations. The club will be selling trees evenings and weekends starting Friday, Nov. 25, at Falcon Heights Community Park, 2050 W. Roselawn Ave., at the corner of Cleveland Avenue and Roselawn. Hours are 5-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

The community-based service organization serves Falcon Heights and Lauderdale. The 40-ember group meets the second and fourth Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at Falcon Heights Community Park.

You can visit the group at a meeting or check out their website at fhllions.org.

The Falcon Heights-Lauderdale Lions Club has contributed more than $800,000 to local, state and international communities in the last 20 years. Some of the local projects include buying dictionaries and thesauruses for students in local schools, funding school and park projects, proving scholarship to area high school students, supporting food shelves, funding senior programs, buying large-print books and low-vision tools for Roseville Library and providing tents for community celebrations.

The group also helps support summer-camp programs for children and youth outreach and exchange programs; supporting research for sight, hearing, diabetes and infant screening; and providing service dogs to those with sight or hearing disabilities.

The group also holds a semi-annual bicycle drive to collect used bicycles that are donated to Cycles for Change, an organization that has a variety of programs to support people in getting access to used bicycles, free bicycle repairs and training in safe, confident cycling.

To promote literacy, a love of reading, and a sense of community, the Lions built and donated six Little Free Libraries to residents of Falcon Heights and Lauderdale.

All funds raised at the Christmas tree sale are donated back to the community, to statewide programs or to international programs run by Lions Club International.

 

Recycling changes in November and December

Recycling dates will change at the end of November and December because of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. The Saturday, Nov. 26, recycling pick up will be changed to Monday,

Nov. 28, and the Dec. 24 pickup will be changed to Monday, Dec. 26.

 

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