Dayton's Bluff District Forum, October 2014

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Page 2 Dayton’s Bluff District Forum October 2014 New Friends of Swede Hollow are welcome The next Friends of Swede Hollow monthly meeting is on Wednesday, Oc- tober 8, at 6:30 pm . Email kar- 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 October 4 Take-a-Hike occurs on the first Satur- day of most months. The next hike will be Saturday, October 4. Hikers meet at 10:30 am in Indian Mounds Park at Earl Street and Mounds Boulevard, and walk to 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 al- ways welcome. For more information, 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, October 15, at 6:30 pm, and Friday, October 17, at 9:30 am . The meetings, open to all, are intended to learn about, listen to, and address concerns about crime and other issues on the East Side. The St. Paul Eastern District is commit- ted to maintaining and growing the quality of life for all of our residents. Bring your neighbors; this is a great op- portunity to discuss neighborhood nui- sance issues. 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 an idea for our publication. If you'd like to contribute to the Forum , please join us at our next meeting, Thursday, October 2, at 1:00 pm at 798 East 7 th Street. Snacks encouraged. Dayton’s Bluff Book Club Love to read? Join the Dayton’s Bluff Book Club to read and discuss multicul- tural and local author’s books, begin- ning with Spirit Car by Diane Wilson. The first meeting is Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:00-8:30 pm in the Metropoli- tan State Library & Learning Center, (co-located with Dayton’s Bluff Branch public library), Room 302. Space is lim- ited and registration is required. Books and a light dinner will be provided at no charge. To register, contact Metropolitan State’s Institute for Community Engage- ment at 651-793-1285 or community.en- The book club is co-sponsored by the Dayton's Bluff Branch of the St. Paul Public Library, and Metropolitan State University. 4 th annual All East Side reunion The annual party to renew old friend- ships and to get in touch with others, in- cluding classmates, teammates, and old friends from Cretin, Harding, Johnson, Hill-Murray, or North St. Paul, will be held on October 11 at American Legion Post 577, 1135 Arcade Street (Arcade Street and Maryland Avenue). The party will start at 6:00 pm ; Joe Wagner's band “The Arcades,” with dance music from the '50s, '60s, and '70s, will play from 8:00 pm-12:00 mid- night. Admission is $5.00 per person and there is a cash bar. Please help get the word out; invite others! For information, call Claudia Steiner, 651-735-4784 or Janice Ziemer, 651-777-8896. Free organics recycling through Ramsey County Ramsey County's new organics recy- cling program has dramatically in- creased the number of visits to yard waste sites by county residents. All Ramsey County yard waste col- lection sites (except for Arden Hills) be- gan accepting organics for the first time when they opened this spring. The new program enables county residents to drop off food scraps, non-recyclable pa- per products, coffee grounds, dryer lint, and other items, so less waste goes into the trash. The St. Paul yard waste site closest to Dayton's Bluff is at Frank and Sims, just north of Phalen Boulevard. To further promote organics recycling, Environmental Health is offering free plastic kitchen caddies to collect food scraps. The caddies, along with free lin- er bags, are available at all county yard waste sites that accept organics. A total of 600 caddies will be distributed on a first come, first served basis, while sup- plies last. More information on organics recycling at Library celebrates 10 th anniversary Dayton's Bluff Public Library and Metropolitan State University Academic Library are celebrating their 10-year partnership. The public is invited to fun activities on Sunday, October 26, from 2:00-4:00 pm . Planned activities in- clude: celebrity storytime; origami and haiku; labyrinth walk; building tours; science; student readings; and a media screening room. Guest speakers from the community are scheduled. The public is also invited to a cele- bratory reception on Tuesday, October 28 , in the Ecolab Room, LIB 302. The MSU and Dayton’s Bluff Public Library story will be shown through a slideshow using archival photos, patron recollections and sentiments and a re- view of what the two libraries have ac- complished in the past 10 years. If you have some thoughts or remembrances to share, please contact Katherine Arndt at or 651- 793-1634.  Parent & Tot Time: ongoing, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:00 am-12:00 noon.  Judo : Mondays, 6:00-7:00 pm.  Seniors “500” card playing: every Friday, 12:00-4:00 pm; coffee and snacks provided!  Fitness Room : 3-7:45 pm  Teen “Bluff Room”: 3:00-7:30 pm.  Take Home Chef : learn how to make simple, healthy snacks to take home or make at home. Tuesday, October 7, 6:00-7:30 pm.  Rec Check! Free program for 1 st -5 th graders; registration required.  Open gym 6:00-7:45 pm. Monday- Thursday; all ages.  Basketball practice starts October 20.  Cheerleading and Karate: Sign up the week of October 20.  Fall Blast! October 16 & 17, 1:00-4:00 pm, ages 6-12. Sign up online. 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