Dayton's Bluff District Forum December 2014

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Page 2 Dayton’s Bluff District Forum December 2014 New Friends of Swede Hollow are welcome The next two Friends of Swede Hol- low monthly meetings are on Wednes- day, December 10, and Wednesday, January 14, at 6:30 pm . Email kar- in@swedehollow.org or call 651-776- 0550 for more information and the meeting's location. Get rid of your junk car; help Dayton's Bluff Community Council Budget Towing of Minnesota, Minne- sota’s largest towing company, is owned by Roy Carlson, a former Dayton’s Bluff Community Council board mem- ber. Budget Towing will remove any junk car or truck – located anywhere in St. Paul – and dispose of it at no charge to the vehicle owner or the property owner where it is located. The vehicle owner will receive paperwork for a tax donation, and Roy will make a small do- nation to the Community Council. Call 651-772-2075 to have a junk car re- moved – and help clean up Dayton’s Bluff. Take-a-Hike Dec. 6, Jan. 3 Take-a-Hike occurs on the first Satur- day of most months. The next hikes will be Saturday, December 6, and Satur- day, January 3. Hikers meet at 10:30 am in Indian Mounds Park at Earl Street and Mounds Boulevard, and hike down to Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, then through Swede Hollow Park and wind- ing up at the East Side Heritage Park. The hike is about two hours (four miles) with some moderately rough terrain. Share experiences and hear stories about life in Dayton's Bluff. New hikers are always welcome. Return transportation is available, if required. For more infor- mation, call 651-776-0550. Meet with the police The Eastern District Police hosts their monthly meetings for community mem- bers at 722 Payne Avenue, at the corner of Payne and Minnehaha Avenues. The next meetings are: Wednesday, December 17, 6:30 pm Friday, December 19, 9:30 am Friday, January 16, 9:30 am Wednesday, January 21, 6:30 pm The meetings, open to all, are intend- ed to learn about, listen to, and address concerns about crime and other issues on the East Side. The St. Paul Eastern District is committed to maintaining and growing the quality of life for all of our residents. Bring your neighbors; this is a great opportunity to discuss neighborhood nuisance issues. ESABA & East Side Enterprise Center: 1 st Annual Raffle Sponsored by Dayton's Bluff Com- munity Council, this raffle aims to help fund the programming and business en- gagement efforts of the East Side Enter- prise Center. The Grand Prize is $5000! Second Prize is $500, plus a 12-month Tour of East Side Food & Culture, and twelve $25 restaurant, food and catering gift cards ($300 in value). Third Prize is the 12-month Tour of East Side Food & Culture, and twelve $25 restaurant, food and catering gift cards ($300 in value). Raffle tickets are $100 each and can be purchased at the Dayton’s Bluff Council office at 798 East 7 th Street, and at upcoming ESABA or ESEC events. Raffle tickets are available now, up until the ESABA Holiday Gala. The restau- rants to be featured in the Tour of the East Side Food & Culture will be an- nounced soon. The drawing will be held at the Gala on Thursday, December 4 at 5:30 pm at the Union Depot. You need not be present to win. Tickets can be paid for by cash or checks made out to the Day- ton's Bluff Community Council. Credit cards are not accepted for legal gam- bling in Minnesota. Only 300 raffle tick- ets will be sold – make sure you get yours today! Forum monthly meeting This Forum newspaper is always looking for help in several volunteer ca- pacities. Help is always needed with writing, editing, online content, idea generation, and ad sales; or perhaps you have another idea for our publication. If you'd like to contribute to the Forum , please join us at our next meeting at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, January 7 at 804 Margaret Street (call 651-776-0550 for date and time). DB Rec Center Dinner with Santa Area families are invited to the annu- al “Dinner With Santa” at the Dayton’s Bluff Recreation Center. The free event is on Tuesday, December 9, from 5:00 -7:00 pm at the center, located at 800 Conway Street. As they put it on their Facebook page, “Beat the cold with a free warm dinner.” Some of the activities include face painting by the artistic Sienna, design- ing and making (with a machine) your own buttons, painting plaster snow flakes that are yours to keep and take home for decorations. The staff requests that you RSVP and let them know you are coming and how many you will bring so they know how much food to make. Call Alyssa or Tim at 651-793-3885. Business classes The next Dayton’s Bluff Neighbor- hood Microentrepreneur Class is start- ing in the spring of 2015. This program helps startup and young businesses on the East Side. All East Side en- trepreneurs are welcome. Class training lasts 11 weeks and includes topics such as operations management, marketing, financial management, one-on-one as- sistance with creating a successful busi- ness, and preparing a business plan, plus eight hours of one-on-one time with the instructor. Those who successfully complete the course and locate their businesses in tar- get neighborhoods are eligible for ongo- ing business support services. Some examples of businesses started by peo- ple who have previously taken this course include graphics, landscaping, photography, food service, restoration of wood furniture, art, custom floral de- sign, and exterior and interior painting. The course is a partnership between the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council and the Neighborhood Development Center. There is a small registration fee based on a sliding fee scale. The next session will be starting in the spring and class size is limited, so get enrolled now. Please call Emma Spillman at 651-379- 8432 for an application.  Judo : Mondays, 6:00-7:00 pm.  Fitness Room : 3-7:45 pm.  Teen “Bluff Room”: 3:00-7:30 pm.  Rec Check! Free program for 1 st -5 th graders; registration required.  Open gym 6:00-7:45 pm. Monday- Thursday; all ages.  Cheerleading : Mondays, 6:00-7:45 pm.  Karate: Wednesdays, 6:00-7:45 pm.  Parent & Tot Time: ongoing, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:00 am-12:00 noon.  Dinner with Santa: Tuesday, December 9, 5:00-7:00 pm. Please call the Rec Center to register. The Dayton's Bluff Rec Center is located at 800 Conway Street. 651-793-3885 Facebook: Dayton's Bluff Recreation Center Stop by and check us out! Upcoming opportunities at Dayton’s Bluff Recreation Center