‘Who gets to vote?’

The League of Women Voters-St. Paul chapter will present a Zoom webinar on June 29 from 7 to 8 p.m. titled “Who Gets to Vote?” Presenters will provide context on changes to voting/election laws, the impact that they have on those who administer the elections as well as those who may be affected by the changes. The program is free and open to the public.

For further details and to register, go to the League’s website at (www.lwvsp.org).

Como Woodland Outdoor open house

Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom group has scheduled an open house from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., June 12, at the southwest section of Como Park at 1221 Wynne Ave. Meet at the Kilmer Fireplace to start your walk.

This event is free, but reservations are needed, so please RSVP with committee chairperson: teri.heyer@gmail.com.

On the day of the open house there will be three stations with advisors providing information about CWOC plants and animals at the 17-acre site. The complete guidebook of the Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom is available online at comowoodlandoutdoorclassroom.org

Como Woodland Advisory Committee members hosting the information stations include: Joan McKearnan, professor of biology and environmental science at Anoka-Ramsey College; Britt Forsberg, University of Minnesota Extension educator; and Teri Heyer, a program specialist with the US Forest Service.

Seniors activities

The St. Anthony Park Area Seniors is planning virtual “lunch bunch” sessions from noon to 1 p.m. on June 9 and 23.

Other virtual activities planned in June include:

Guitar concert with Dave Lee

Monday, June 7
10 a.m. (call office for connection instructions)

Piano concert with Elizabeth Lee

Monday, June 21
10 a.m. (call office for connection instructions)

In addition, the Caregiver and Bereavement support groups continue to meet the first Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m. on Zoom.

For further details on registering for the lunch sessions or any of the other activities, please call the seniors office at 651-642-9052.

Rec centers classes, camps

After a hiatus last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department is bringing back summer classes and camps at its recreation centers including Langford Park, Northwest Como and North Dale.

Registration is underway at all three rec centers. For information on Langford Park call 651-298-5765, North Northwest Como at 651-298-5813 and North Dale at 651-558-2329. Further information can be found at https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/recreation-centers

Tuesday Scholars talks

The Ramsey County Library’s virtual Tuesday Scholars talks continue in June with all programs running from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Join local academics and experts as they share their knowledge on a variety of topics.

To register for any or all of these online talks, visit the Ramsey County Library website https://www.rclreads.org/ or call 651-724-6001.

Here is the lineup of speakers:

June 1
Turnout: Joan Growe’s Legacy

Star Tribune editorial writer Lori Sturdevant will discuss how long-term Secretary of State Joan Anderson Growe made Minnesota the state that turns out to vote. She is the co-author of “Turnout: Making Minnesota the State That Votes.”

June 8
Biden Encounters the World: Foreign Policy in a New Era

Thomas Hanson, a diplomatic consultant and former U.S. Foreign Service officer, will discuss how America’s foreign policy has changed in the first 100 days of the Biden administration.

June 15
Women in Politics in the Biden Era

Kathryn Pearson, an associate professor in American politics at the University of Minnesota, will discuss the role that prominent women are playing in U.S. national politics today.

June 22
Women in Blue: Race and Gender in the Minneapolis Police Dept.

Deirdre Fishel, an associate professor at the City University of New York, will discuss the making of her documentary film “Women in Blue” The film explores the historical intersection of race, gender and Minneapolis police reform.

Women’s drum class

The Women’s Drum Center, 2242 University Ave., will offer a class in the gyil, the primary traditional instrument of the Dagara people of northern Ghana and Burkina Faso.

Alyssa Moffat will be teaching traditional songs and rhythms—no music experience necessary. Registration is required. Standard current Covid protocols will be followed. Classes will begin on June 19 and run for six weeks (skipping the week of July 4th). To register, please contact the Drum Center at info@womensdrumcenter.net.

The Scroll of Isaiah series

Biblical scholar and longtime St. Anthony Park resident A. Joseph Everson and Rabbi Barry Cytron are collaborating on a virtual discussion series titled “The Scroll of Isaiah: Common Ground for Jews and Christians.” The series, conducted through the Ramsey County Library, will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on all four Thursdays in June. Enrollment is limited; please register in advance for the event or call the Library at 651-724-6001.

Everson is professor emeritus at California Lutheran University. Cytron served as professor and chaplain at Macalester College before his retirement.

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