East Side Review Bulletin Board March 25, 2018

Constitutional Convention debate

The League of Women Voters will host a debate on the pros and cons of a call for a constitutional convention according to Article V of the U.S. Constitution at Metropolitan State University, 700 East Seventh St. on Tuesday, March 27 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The debate will be argued by Teresa S. Collett, professor of law at University of St. Thomas School of Law and Matthew Filner, professor of political science at Metropolitan State University. The debate will be moderated by Cara Letofsky. Light refreshments will be provided. The event will take place in library room 302, commonly called the Ecolab room. The library is on East Seventh, just south of Maria Avenue. A $5 parking lot is available on Maria Street, between Sixth and Seventh. Otherwise, street parking is recommended.


Ramsey County Earth Day cleanup

Volunteers of all ages are needed for the annual Earth Day Cleanup to be held April 21 at Battle Creek Regional Park. The primary focus of the event is trash pickup and removal, and to help the parks prepare for the busy spring and summer seasons. Ramsey County Parks & Recreation is seeking 150-200 volunteers to assist with the cleanup. The cleanup event will begin at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts for volunteers. This volunteer event is open to individuals, families and small groups. Space is limited, please sign up early. Registration is required in advance of the event. All participants should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Registration can be done at www.ramseycounty.us. Search for “Earth Day Cleanup” to find the registration page.


Art in the Hollow artists

With spring in the air it’s time to start thinking about Art in the Hollow, the annual art festival in Swede Hollow Park that will take place June 2. The TAP, a local social organization, and its literary club, Urban Journal, will be hosting space for performers of all talents during the day-long festival. For those interested in sharing their talents, contact Mike Prenosil at 651-235-0966. For those interested in selling or displaying other art mediums, visit www.artinthehollow.org for information about registration.


Home tour volunteers

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Home Tour is coming up on April 28 and 29. There will be eight Dayton’s Bluff homes included in the tour and local organizer Karin DuPaul is seeking about 40 volunteers to work a couple-hour-long shift to help homeowners in the neighborhood as they show their homes. An after-tour party and dinner will be included for volunteers. For those interested, please contact Karin DuPaul at 651-776-0550 or via email at Karindupaul@comcast.net.


QPR suicide prevention training

Learn the three steps anyone can take to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught gatekeeper training program in the United States and more than one million adults have been trained in classroom settings in more than 48 states. This one-hour class, which will take place March 26 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Woodland Hills Church, 1740 Van Dyke St., is for members of the community over the age of 16 who want to learn best practices in suicide prevention. For more information contact Hayley at 651-645-2948 ext. 198 or at hsmith@namimn.org


2018 MN Sinfonia youth outreach week registration info

It’s time once again to prepare for the MN Sinfonia’s annual Youth Outreach Concert featuring Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8. This free program has space for 45 talented young musicians to experience a “week in the life” of a professional musician. Youth will participate in a week of intensive orchestra rehearsals, then join the MN Sinfonia Orchestra in performing a concert at the beautiful Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis. The program will accept advanced music students up to age 19, with a teacher recommendation. Participants must participate in all rehearsals and the concert.

Rehearsals will be held at the Church of the Annunciation, 509 W 54th St, Minneapolis. To apply, please send an email or a letter with the student’s name, instrument (violinists list first or second), email address, phone number, teacher’s name and phone number and the letter of recommendation from the teacher. Please send the info to paula@mnsinfonia.org or send by snail mail to: 901 N. Third St, Ste 112, Minneapolis, MN 55401. To preview and downloads parts go to www.mnsinfonia.org/competitions/youth-outreach-week.


July 16 & 17 - Rehearsal (7-10 p.m.): All students with conductor Jay Fishman and Sinfonia principal strings

July 18 & 19 - Rehearsal (7 to 9:30 p.m.): All students with the full Sinfonia

July 20 concert at 7:30 p.m. (Sound check 7 p.m.) at Lake Harriet

Note: In case of inclement weather, concert will moved to the Basilica of Saint Mary (1600 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis) with a start time of 8:30 p.m.

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