East Side Review bulletin board October 1, 2017

Fall city-wide drop-offs

Fall citywide trash drop-off events are here and open to all St. Paul residents. On Saturday, Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., get rid of items not allowed in regular trash at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds by entering from Larpenteur Avenue just west of Snelling Avenue. Fees apply. General refuse, household construction and demolition, scrap metal and concrete will be charged by the size of your load.  Appliances, electronics, tires, and other bulky items have specific fees.  Items accepted for free include bikes, fluorescent bulbs, small engines (drain all liquids), and household items in good condition (dishes, linens, small furniture, tools). There will also be free shredding of confidential papers.  For questions contact your local district council for general information, or find additional information at stpaul.gov/recycle.

 

Youth-led mayoral candidate forum

St. Paul youth will have the chance to hear from the St. Paul mayoral candidates about issues that matter to them. The forum will take place on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mt. Airy Boys and Girls Club, 690 Jackson St. Food will be provided at 6 p.m. To RSVP go to tinyurl.com/youthledforum. This event is hosted by Sprockets and Mt. Airy Boys and Girls Club.

 

 Mayoral candidate forum 

The League of Women Voters of St. Paul, along with partners Highland District Council, Mac-Groveland District Council, the NAACP St. Paul Branch and Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, have planned an open public candidate forum for the St. Paul mayoral candidates. The forum will be held Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Highland High School, 1015 Snelling Ave. S. The candidates at the forum include: Melvin Carter, Elizabeth Dickinson, Tom Goldstein, Pat Harris, Tim Holden and Dai Thao. The League is a non-partisan organization dedicated to providing voters with information so they may make the best choices when they cast their ballots. Written questions will come from the audience, and will be read by a trained moderator who is not a constituent.This event is free and open to the public.

 

Mayoral candidate meet-and-greets

 In addition to the forum, the League of Women Voters of St. Paul are partnering with Highland District Council, Mac-Groveland District Council, the St. Paul Public Schools and Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, for a public candidate meet-and-greet on Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wellstone Center, 179 Robie St. E. The candidates at these meet-and-greets include: Melvin Carter, Elizabeth Dickinson, Tom Goldstein, Pat Harris, Tim Holden and Dai Thao. The League is a non-partisan organization dedicated to providing voters with information so they may make the best choices when they cast their ballots. This event is free and open to the public.

 In addition, the League will partner with the Minnesota Humanities Center and the Payne-Phalen Community Council for a meet-and-greet on Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m with the candidates listed above at the Minnesota Humanities Center, 987 Ivy Ave. E.

 FairVote Minnesota will also be present at the forums and meet-and-greets to show voters how to use the ranked choice voting system.

 

Blood drive

Eastside Community Lutheran Church, 1212 Earl St. in St. Paul, will hold a blood drive on Monday, Oct. 2, from noon to 6 p.m. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter “Eastside Community Lutheran” to schedule an appointment. If you have questions, contact the church at 651-776-7303.

 

Free, fresh produce distribution

This harvest season, Neighborhood House is hosting 20 free produce distribution events in four St. Paul neighborhoods. Between June and October up to 280,000 pounds of fresh fruits, vegetables and other vital food will be shared with anyone in the community needing food support. Each event is set-up like a free, open-air farmers market and provides an opportunity to bring healthy food into the community. For those needing food, numbers are distributed 30 minutes before each distribution (one number per household). Everyone with a number will get food. Distributions last about an hour and a half or until food is gone. Those receiving food must be a St. Paul resident or Neighborhood House participant. Please bring an ID and bring bags and carts as the produce can be heavy.

Locations and Dates:

• Dayton’s Bluff Elementary   –   262 Bates Ave.

Oct. 10, 2 to 5:30 p.m.

• Wellstone Center Food Market  –  179 Robie St. E.

Sept. 27 & Oct. 11, 

noon to 3:30 p.m. 

• Francis Basket Food Market  –  1293 Maynard Drive

Oct. 4, noon to 3:30 

p.m.

 

For those interested in volunteering contact Vanessa Edwards at 651-789-2524 or via email at vedwards@neighb.org. For more information or questions go to http://neighb.org/ or call 651-789-2500.

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