East Side Review Bulletin Board October 8, 2018

Cops Autism Response Education class

The St. Paul Police Department invites individuals with autism and their caregivers to attend an introductory class about the Cops Autism Response Education (C.A.R.E.) program on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The class is free, but registration is required. To register, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-care-tickets-50915391306. The class will feature the following:

1. Understanding of police response to those on the autism spectrum.

2. Follow up and contact with those on the autism spectrum.

3. A question and answer session with police officers.

In 2015 the St. Paul Police introduced the C.A.R.E. program. The program has been featured on National Public Radio, in The New York Times, and on multiple television news broadcasts. C.A.R.E. recently was awarded the Minnesota Department of Human Services Circle of Excellence Award. For further information, please email SPPD-Autism@ci.stpaul.mn.us or Dawn Brasch at the Autism Society of Minnesota, dbrasch@ausm.org.


Elder Cafe 

Join East Side Elders on Thursday, Oct. 11 for a meal and information about Medicare Cost Plan changes. The lunch social will take place from noon to 2:30 p.m., a little longer than usual Elder Cafe events. Effective January 1, 2019, Medicare insurance providers will no longer offer Medicare Cost Plans. Representatives from Senior Linkage Line will help Elder Cafe participants understand the changes and guide participants through the Open Enrollment period. The event will be held at 463 Maria Ave. The cost of the event is $5 per person. 

Call 651-683-2326 to make a reservation or to request a ride. If you have a special dietary need, please make your request at least one week before the event.


Free pet wellness clinic

The Animal Humane Society will host a free pet wellness clinic for East Side and Frogtown residents on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Merrick Community Services, 1669 Arcade St. 

Participants will receive free wellness exams, rabies and distemper vaccines, nail trims and pet food. Plus, animal experts can answer your questions about pet training behavior, city dog licenses, spays and neuters, and more. Space is limited and registration is required. You can register online at: ahs.mn/AHS_Clinics. For questions call 612-500-7264 or email outreachinfo@animalhumanesociety.org.


Senior painting class

The East Side Arts Council has announced its next installment of visual arts classes lead by Tamina Muhammad. The upcoming dates are, Monday, Oct. 8, Monday, Oct. 15, Monday, Oct. 22. All classes are scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Arlington Hills Community Center. This program is free of charge to its students. Students must be 55 and older to participate. This time around, Muhammad plans to take an in-depth look at different drawing techniques. From hatching, to shading, to perspective this class is sure to be both fun and educational. This class is part one of a two-part series — in the next set of classes (scheduled for later this fall) Tamina plans to give seniors an in-depth look at painting techniques. If you are interested in registering, please call 651-774-5422.


Rummage and bake sale

Mounds Park United Methodist Church, located at 1049 Euclid St., will have a rummage and bake sale on Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Neighbors are encouraged to stop by and get some treasures for your home along with some delicious baked treats.


Citizenship tools

The League of Women Voters St. Paul is hosting a free workshop on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for citizens to meet elected officials and get an introduction of useful tools to participate in local, state and national government. At this event, participants will get an overview of all governmental levels as well as an opportunity to meet and question actual elected officials. This event will take place at the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center at 270 Lent St. N. in St. Paul.


Book Club

The League of Women Voters St. Paul hosts a monthly book club at Sun Ray Library, 2105 Wilson Ave., from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. The club’s October meeting will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 10. This month’s book is “The Newcomers - Finding Refuge, Friendship and Hope in an American Classroom” by Helen Thorpe. Everyone is welcome to attend, even newcomers who haven’t yet read the book. 

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