East Side Review Bulletin Board May 6, 2018

East Side Pride Open Mic

The monthly East Side Pride Open Mic series continues at Conway Recreation Center, 2090 Conway St., on Tuesday May 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. The open mic is open to anyone of any talent — comedy, poetry, singing, dancing, playing music or anything else you'd like to share. The East Side Pride Open Mic's mission is to "create a safe space for cultivating artistic talents and supporting youth expression and development as they celebrate their community." The open mic series takes place the second Tuesday of every month at Conway Recreation Center and the fourth Tuesday of every month at the East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St.


State of Our City Summit

Rescheduled from the original April 14 date due to the large April blizzard, the State of Our City Summit will now take place on Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m. at Johnson Senior High School, 1349 Arcade St. Mayor Melvin Carter will give his first State of Our City Address and then join residents from across the city to discuss ideas and future plans for the city. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and the summit is free and family friendly. To RSVP go to www.stpaul.gov/departments/mayors-office/state-state-our-city-summit-2


Ramsey County Master Gardener plant sale

The Ramsey County Master Gardener plant sale will take place Saturday, May 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the “Barn” at the Ramsey County Fairgrounds, 2020 White Bear Ave., Maplewood. Rain or shine, there will be perennials for sun and shade, native plants, many varieties of hostas and also a host of annual bedding plants for patrons to purchase. 


Stamp Out Hunger

On Saturday, May 12, Minnesotans can help feed hungry neighbors in our community by participating in the 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger, the largest single-day food drive in the country. Stamp Out Hunger is a collaboration between Second Harvest Heartland, the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 9 in Minneapolis and Branch 28 in St. Paul, Cub Foods, Land O’Lakes, Minnesota Transport Services Association and United Food and Commercial Workers. The following St. Paul Cub Foods locations are participating: 1177 Clarence Ave., 1440 University Ave. W., 2197 Hudson Road.


Understanding Early Episode Psychosis

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will offer a free class to help young people who have experienced psychosis and/or their family members and loved ones understand symptoms, causes and treatments of psychosis. Participants who have experienced psychosis will learn how to self-advocate and get back to work or school and achieve recovery. Loved ones and family members will learn how to help and support a young person through recovery. The class will be held in St. Paul on May 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at NAMI Minnesota, 1919 University Ave. W., Suite 400. For more information or to register (required), call 651-645-2948 or go to namihelps.org.

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