Here is the latest “Midpoint,” a mid-month web report on some local news and information received since the publication of our July issue

Chroma Zone Midsummer event

The Creative Enterprise Zone has scheduled a free Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 24 at the parking lot at 2417 University Ave. W. (near Raymond Avenue).

This family-friendly midsummer “happening” will celebrate three new Chroma Zone murals with free walking and bike tours, a makers market, live performances, hands-on art activities and shopping and dining at local CEZ shops and restaurants.

The event will feature new Chroma Zone murals by these 2021 artists:

July 26 District 66 legislators’ town hall meeting

District 66 state Sen. John Marty and House Rep. Alice Hausman (District 66A) and Athena Hollins (District 66B) will hold a virtual town hall meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday, July 26 to discuss the 2021 session and special session.

To watch the meeting live, go to Facebook: or RSVP to receive the Zoom link:

Questions can be sent in advance to:

Emergence Festival July 24 at Como Lake

Representatives from Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, The Bell Museum, Afya Sanaa, BrightSide Produce, Transition Twin Cities, Ramsey County Emergency Management, Victoria Theater Arts Center and others will share how they are helping to transform our future at the “Emergence Festival” from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 24 at St. Paul’s Como Lake.

The festival is so named as people emerge from their “COVID cocoons.” As you visit the various groups, people will have the opportunity to imagine a world where racial and economic justice prevail, ecosystems are healed and face future challenges with resilience.

Parking may be limited, so ride share, bike, or take a bus, if possible.

If you can volunteer to help with logistics at the site or other tasks, please let us know at For more information: In the event of rain, a make-up day is scheduled for July 31

—From Michael Russelle, Transition Town ASAP

Summer camps—Langford Park Recreation Center

The Langford Park Recreation Center has a few summer camps still available. They include:

July 26-29:
Extreme EV3 from 1 to 3 p.m. for ages 10-14
Extreme Coding from 10 a.m. to noon for ages 8-12

July 26-30

Safety/swim camp from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for ages 7-11
For further information call the recreation center at 651-298-5765 or go to: STPAUL.GOV/LANGFORDREC<HTTP://WWW.STPAUL.GOV/LANGFORDREC>

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