Textile art open house

Tim Harding, a long time St. Anthony Park neighbor and textile artist for more than 40 years, will have an open house Jan. 11 and 12 at his Harding Design Studio, 2919 Como Ave S.E., Minneapolis.

Currently, Harding has art exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Some of his work is also on display at two neighborhood public locations, the St. Anthony Park Dental Clinic waiting room and the Zvago Residences reading room. Harding’s work consists of variations of a quilting technique known as reverse applique.

For further information, contact Harding at timhardingstudio@gmail.com or 612-345-5542.

Holiday flower show continues

The annual Holiday Flower show at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at the Como Zoo continues through Jan. 12. The show, which features hundreds of poinsettia, is free and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Murray Middle School seeks tutors

Murray Middle School is seeking some 30 tutors and mentors for its Pilot One-on-One Program, which assists seventh- and eighth-grade students with English, math, science and/or social studies.

The program is offered Monday through Friday from 11:25 a.m.-12:14 p.m., 12:18-1:07 p.m. and 1:11-2:00 p.m. Tutors and mentors pick the days and times that work best with their schedules to assist students with studying. Training and orientation is provided. For further information or to volunteer, please contact Cindy Thrasher, Pilot One-on-One Tutoring Program coordinator, at 651.293.8740 or cindy.thrasher@spps.org

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church art show deadline

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 2136 Carter Ave., again is hosting a “Celebration of Community Art Show” this coming February. Artists interested in submitting work may contact the church for details at office@stmatthewsmn.org or by calling 651-645-3058.

Art submission deadline is 1 p.m. Feb. 1. An opening reception is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 9.

boreal Art Loft event

The work of local artist Barbara Claussen is on display through Dec. 31 at the Art Loft of boreal, 2276 Como Ave. boreal is a gifts, clothing, jewelry and lifestyle store, which is open Monday-Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday 9.30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

New Year’s Community Blood Drive

A blood drive will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. New Year’s Day at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, 2323 Como Ave. To schedule a blood donation appointment go online to redcrossblood.org and use code SAPL

Tuesday with a Scholar series

The Roseville Library, 2180 N. Hamline Ave., will resume its “Tuesday with a Scholar” series in January starting Jan. 14 and concluding Feb.18. Talks begin at 1 p.m. The series will feature scholars from area colleges and elsewhere as they share their knowledge on specialized topics. All talks are free and no registration is required.

Here is the schedule:

Jan.14—A Minnesota Preview of the 2020 Election

Lori Sturdevant, former editorial writer at the Star Tribune, will discuss Minnesota’s voting trends and what might happen in the 2020 Presidential election. She is the author, co-author or editor of 11 books about notable Minnesotans, most recently “When Republicans Were Progressive” with former U.S. Sen. Dave Durenberger.

Jan. 21—Where Do Words Come From?

Anatoly Liberman, author of the Oxford Etymologist Blog and an emeritus professor at the University of Minnesota, will share his lifelong experience of hunting for the origins of English words and idioms.

Jan. 28—Slavery’s Reach in Minnesota

Christopher Lehman, professor of Ethnic Studies at St. Cloud State University, will discuss his book “Slavery’s Reach: Southern Slaveholders in the North Star State.”

Feb. 4—Mapping Prejudice in Minneapolis

Kirsten Delegard, who is affiliated with the Department of Geography, Environment and Society at the University of Minnesota, will talk about how structural racism shaped our urban landscape, blocking African Americans from critical avenues for wealth accumulation.

Feb. 11 and 18—Economic War: A History of Tariffs

St. Paul Pioneer Press economics columnist Ed Lotterman will talk about the history of economic tariffs in the United States, from Alexander Hamilton’s vision of economic protection to current measures imposed by the Trump administration. His second talk will cover tariffs and the global economy.

This series is co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of Minnesota with the financial support of Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries. Admission is free to all programs, and no registration is required for members of the community.

Authors appearing at Winding Trail Books

Several authors will appear during January for readings and book signings at Winding Trail Books, 2230 Carter Ave. The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, Jan. 11

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Stacy Bauer
Children’s author of “Cami Kangaroo and Wyatt Too
Ages 3-8 but all are welcome

Thursday, Jan. 16

6:00-7:00 p.m.
Tyler Flynn
author of “Where the Wolf Lies
When you have nothing left, what else do you have to lose? Thriller Suspense

Saturday, Jan. 20

Story and Art with Miss Jennie
10:00-11:30 a.m.
Ages 1-7 but all are welcome

Thursday, Jan. 23

6:00-7:00 p.m.
Authors Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann
Author of “The Girls are Gone,” based on a true story.

Saturday, Jan. 25

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Tracy Sides
Children’s author of “Riker’s Taxi Trouble

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