September Midpoint for Bugle

Here is the latest “Midpoint,” our Web report on some local news and information that has come to us between our monthly print editions:

Chroma Zone closing weekend

The Creative Enterprise Zone is holding the closing weekend for its 2022 Chroma Zone Mural & Art festival activities on Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct .1 from 5 to 8.m., Friday, there will be a night mural crawl with pop-up stops in the Raymond and University avenues area in south St. Anthony Park.
       You can pick up the mural event map – or download it HERE – at one of two info booths located on the north and south sides of Raymond Station on University Ave (near Carleton and LaSalle Streets). Plan your route to murals, creative businesses and event Pop-Ups Stops along the way. Here are a few of the things you can do:

Concert at SAP United Church of Christ

The Schubert Club’s Julie Himmelstrup Music in the Park series will present The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble at Saint Anthony Park United Church of Christ at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9. 
       The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble was created in 1967 to perform the larger chamber works with players who customarily worked together. . 
       For their Music in the Park Series program, which features eight string performers from the Academy orchestra, the Ensemble will perform Ricercar a 6 from “The Musical Offering” by J.S. Bach, Brahms’ String Sextet in Bb-Major, Op. 18 and Enescu’s Octet in C Major, Op. 7.

       Ticket prices are from $23 to $33 apiece , and can be purchased online at or by calling the Schubert Club Ticket Office at 651-292-3268.

SAP Garden Club meeting

The St. Anthony Park Garden Club will host a hybrid meeting event (in person at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, 2323 Como, as well as online via Zoom) at 6: 30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4. 

       The club’s October program is “The Practice and Art of Espalier,” presented by Philippe Gallandat.  
       If you’re considering joining, the club will send you a free one-time link. Please request link at least 12 hours in advance. Email
       Club membership is $17 annually and supports the library gardens and scholarships for horticultural students at the University of Minnesota.
       See more details on Facebook or  visit the club  website.

NewStudio Gallery exhibition  

NewStudio Gallery, in St. Paul’s Creative Enterprise Zone,  welcomes Minneapolis-based international artist Harriet Bart and her installation, “Reckoning.” The exhibition opens Saturday, Oct. 8 with a free public reception from 5 to 8 p.m.

       The public is also welcome to an artist’s talk at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 titled “Harriet Bart in Conversation with Nor Hall.”

       Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The free exhibition closes Saturday, Dec. 3. The gallery is located at 2303 Wycliff St.

Shaping Parks and Recreation department’s future

The city of St. Paul is preparing a new Parks and Recreation System Plan that will serve as a comprehensive guide to physical improvements and modifications to parks, athletic fields, recreation centers, trails and other facilities.

       The system plan will balance investment in park facilities with available resources and will be the blueprint for a successful and sustainable future for St. Paul Parks and Recreation. 

       Citizen feedback will provide the city with information to help guide its planning process. Please use the links below to share your thoughts on the future of the Parks and Recreation Department. The survey closes Friday, Sept. 30.

 Full survey (5-10 minutes)

• Shorter survey (5 minutes)

 Draw the Future (drawing activity – great for all ages!)

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