MODA on Raymond completed

Twin Cities-based Kraus-Anderson Development Company reports it has completed construction of MODA on Raymond, a six-story, $38.6 million multi-housing project at University and Raymond in St. Paul.

The market rate apartments are designed to appeal to young professionals with on-trend, contemporary and transit-oriented lifestyles, the company said in a press release.

Designed by UrbanWorks Architecture, the 251,619-square-foot, mixed-use development features 220 market-rate housing apartments with 2,314 square feet of commercial tenant space on the first floor.

“We are grateful to the St. Anthony Park Community Council and the city’s Heritage Preservation Commission to help build on the history and character of this extraordinary community,” said Mark McLane, Kraus-Anderson senior director of development.

MODA on Raymond offers studio, alcove, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartment rentals ranging from 361 to 1,180 square feet. Amenities include underground parking with bike storage, a fitness center, outdoor courtyard with pool, clubroom, rooftop patio and fully automated building access systems.

(Editor’s note: To read more about new development in south St. Anthony Park go to our Bugle website at parkbugle.org.)

United Theological Seminary turns 60

Founded in 1962, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities on Sept. 28 will celebrate its 60th anniversary with the theme “Many Voices United.”

During the daylong celebration, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., participants can tour the seminary’s St. Paul campus at 767 Eustis St., Suite 140, worship with Rev. Elizabeth Macaulay (class of 1999) and enjoy intergenerational theological conversations among current and retired faculty members. The day will close with an announcement on the winner of the seminary’s Distinguished Alum Award.

“Many Voices United” pays homage to the ecumenical origins of the seminary that was founded by the United Church of Christ. The special event is open students and alums, current and former faculty and the public.

Registrations for the event are due Sept. 16. Visit content.unitedseminary.edu/60th-anniversary-reg-form to learn more.

Other anniversary events will be hosted in the months ahead.

Alden Square potluck and concert

The Neighbors of Alden Square will host a potluck on Sept. 24 at the gazebo starting at 5:30 p.m. After dinner, Pig’s Eye Jass Band will present a free concert starting at 6:30 p.m. Alden Square Park is located at 1169 Gibbs Ave.

Library’s “Tuesday with a Scholar” Series Returns

The Ramsey County Library’s free Tuesday with a Scholar virtual series returns with programs slated at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 20, 27 and Oct. 4.

On Sept. 20, former Minnesota state election director Joe Mansky will talk about “How Secure Are American Elections — A Minnesota Perspective.” He will look at American elections with a special emphasis on the closely related issues of election access and election security, present and future.

On Sept. 27, Macalester College professor emeritus David Bressoud will talk about “How Newton Revolutionized Science.” Bressoud, former director of the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences, will discuss Newton’s “Principia” and how it affected popular understanding of the world around us and foreshadowed the Age of Enlightenment.

On Oct. 4, University of Massachusetts history professor Chad Montrie will talk about Whiteness in Minnesota. Author of “Whiteness in Plain View: A History of Racial Exclusion in Minnesota,” Montrie will discuss Minnesota’s historical record of white exclusion of African Americans.

These are online programs offered remotely using Zoom communication software. You must register in advance for the event on the library’s website or by calling the library at 651-724-6001. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Women’s Drum Center

The nonprofit Women’s Drum Center, 2242 University Ave., is offering an intermediate drum line camp, an exciting new four-part drum series during September.

This camp will explore original drum pieces, as well as songs performed by drumHeart, the premier ensemble of the Women’s Drum Center, and will be led by Jo Klein, drumHeart member since 2009.

Drums provided. Camp sessions will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Sept. 12, 19, 26 and Oct. 3. Fee: $65. Register at womensdrumcenter.org.

Seniors activities

The St. Anthony Park Area Seniors is planning a blood pressure clinic from 3 to 3:45 p.m., Sept. 20 at Seal Hi-Rise, 825 Seal St.

SAPAS also has scheduled virtual lunch bunch sessions from noon to 1 p.m., Sept. 14 and 28. Call the seniors office at 651-642-9052 for connection instructions on these and other virtual activities.

Here are some other activities planned in September:

In-Person:

Walk with Ease: Como Lake Pavilion, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30. Registration required.

Pigs Eye Jass Band Concert in the Park: 1885 Fulham St., Lauderdale, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 7 to 8 p.m.

Virtually on Zoom:

Chair Yoga: Mondays, Sept. 12, 19 and 26, 10 to 11 a.m.

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance for Beginners: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29, 10 to 11 a.m.

Caregiver and Bereavement Support groups: Groups meet the first Thursday of the month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Zoom.

For details on these or any other activities, please call the seniors office at 651-642-9052.

Recreation Center Fall Activities

Register now for all classes offered at Langford Park and Northwest Como Recreation Centers:

Langford Park Recreation Center

30 Langford Park: register by calling 651-298-5765 or go to stpaul.gov/LangfordRec

Soo Bahk Do: Thursdays, Sept. 1-Dec. 29, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Ages: 12-adult

Zumba with Marie: Mondays, Sept. 12-Dec. 19, 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. Ages: adult

Beginner Pickleball Lessons: Wednesdays, Sept. 7-28, 5 to 6 p.m. Ages: adult

Intermediate Pickleball Lessons: Wednesdays, Sept. 7-28, 6 to 7 p.m. Ages: adult

Yoga: Developing a Practice: Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 7-Nov. 21, 1 to 2 p.m. Ages: adult

Intermediate Pilates: Thursdays, Sept. 8-Oct. 27, 11 a.m. to noon. Ages: adult

Online gardening: food savers: Thursday, Sept. 15, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Ages: adult

Chess: Tuesdays, Sept. 27-Dec 13, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Ages: 7-12

Game Time: Wednesdays, Sept 14-Oct 19, 6 to 7 p.m. Ages: 7-12

Monthly Craft: Tuesdays, Sept. 6-Dec. 6, 6 to 7 p.m. Ages: 6-12

Messy Fingers: Thursdays, Oct. 6-27, 6:15 to 7 p.m. Ages: 3-5

Northwest Como Recreation Center

1550 N. Hamline Ave.: register by calling 651-298-5813 or go to stpaul.gov/NWComoRec

Taekwondo: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 1-Dec. 20, 5 to 6:15 p.m. Ages: 6-21

Canvas Painting: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 3 to 5 p.m. Ages: 7-11

Messy Art for Tots: Wednesdays, Sept.14-Oct. 5, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ages: 2-6

Musical Theatre: Fridays, Sept. 23-Dec. 16, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Ages: 6-10

Artist Workshop: Tuesdays, Oct. 4-Nov. 8, 2:15 to 4:15 p.m. Ages: 7-13

Basketball Skills: Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20-21, 2 to 3 p.m. Ages: 8-10

Basketball Skills: Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20-21, 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Ages: 11-14

** Special Halloween Bonfire ** Friday, Oct. 28, 6 to 8 p.m. All ages.

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