East Side Review bulletin board January 7, 2018

Recycle the holidays 

Drop off broken or tangled holidays lights to be recycled for free through Jan. 31 at nearby community centers and libraries. Accepted items include holidays lights, electric cords, telephone cords and appliance cords. Items not accepted include cord adapters, battery packs, plastic rope lights and CFL lights. For more information go to www.stpaul.gov and search for “Holiday Lights Recycling.” Look for grey collection bins at the following East Side sites:

-Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne    Ave.

-Hayden Heights Library, 1456 White Bear Ave.

-Sun Ray Library, 2105 Wilson Ave. 

Holiday lights can also be recycled at the Ramsey County Household Hazardous Waste collection site, 5 Empire Drive on Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Christmas trees, wreaths and any other type of holiday greenery can be brought to the Ramsey County Yard Waste collection sites that accept trees and branches, Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., which include the following sites:

-Arden Hills, 3530 Hudson Ave.

-Frank and Sims, 1150 Sims Ave.

-Midway, 1943 Pierce Butler Route

-White Bear Township, 5900 Sherwood Road


Speakers on Creating Caring Communities 

Speakers from NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will present “Creating Caring Communities” in St. Paul on Jan. 22. Learn about mental illnesses, the impact of negative attitudes and five things each of us can do to make Minnesota a better place for people who experience a mental illness. The free program is open to the public and will be presented from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Woodland Hills Church, 1740 Van Dyke St. For information, call Brianna Libby at 651-645-2948 x128.


Get to Know NAMI 

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will hold a free “Get to Know NAMI” class in St. Paul on  Tuesday, Jan. 9, from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m., at NAMI Minnesota, 800 Transfer Road, Suite 31.  Meet NAMI staff and volunteers and hear firsthand how NAMI’s work directly affects the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. Learn about education and support programs and how to advocate for better mental health policies. Please RSVP to Kay King, 651-645-2948 x113 or kking@namimn.org.

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