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NEIGHBORHOOD MATTERS


OCTOBER 2019

Ice Cream Peanut Butter and Jam!   

Union Park District Council would like to thank all the volunteers, Vendors, Silent Auction Donators, Exhibitors and Community Members for making the 7th Annual Ice Cream Peanut Butter and Jam a huge success! this wouldn't have been possible without us all coming together and showing what the Union Park Community is all about.  The musical acts were superb, the ice cream could barely keep up with the appetites and thanks to neighbors we donated more peanut butter than you can eat in a year to Keystone Community Services.

We had a blast putting this fun community event together and We hope you had a blast too!


Check out our Zero-Waste efforts Below: 



 

 


 

Hey Neighbors! have you ever wanted to know how board members are selected onto UPDC Board, well then don't miss our annual meeting on November 6th. Come meet your grid representatives, eat deliciously and see what's been happening in our neighborhoods.

If you live in Union Park you are eligible to cast a vote for who represents you. 



Grid 1, Grid 3, Grid 5, Grid 6 Grid 7, Grid 9, Grid 11, At-Large Business, Skyline Tower, and At- large seat are all up for re-election

the deadline to apply for any open position is October 6th, 2019
Link to Application 
If you have questions please call: (651) 645-6887 or email wako@unionparkdc.org
 

Skyline Sewing Club is Seeking your help!

Greetings Community Members,

For the first time, the Skyline Tower Community has sewing machines to start a sewing club that was for a long time in high demand and thanks to Union Park District Councils Micro-grant program; The first sewing session is coming October 12th and they are in need of several supplies. If you have a surplus of any of these items please consider donating to help fellow hobbyists.

please email: Wako@unionparkdc.org or drop it off at our Union Park District Council's office (1821 University Ave Suite 308 Saint Paul MN 55104)

Here are the needed items:
 

Fabric,
Threads,
Measuring Tape, 
Scissors,
Tote Bags,
Storage Bins,
Other Sewing equipment you may have,
and even Sewing Machines 



Also, If you have experience sewing and you want to help by volunteering your expertise or you just want to sew along with other sewing enthusiasts; you can join the club every Tuesday from 2:30-5:30pm starting on October 12th at The Skyline Towers Auditorium (1247 St Anthony Ave, St Paul, MN 55104

 



Discounted backyard compost bins available year-round for Ramsey County residents

 
 


 

Bins are $44 (plus tax) after the discount is applied (regularly $64).

To place your order, visit 
RecycleMinnesota.org and enter promo code "Ramsey", or call 651-641-4589 and mention that you are a Ramsey County resident. Then call Ramsey County Environmental Health at 651-266-1199 to arrange a pick-up time at a location in Maplewood.


FALL FESTIVAL & HARVEST SALE of PUMPKINS & APPLES!
 

 

Oct 12, 2019, 1-4 PM

 

Celebrate the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain with Celtic Junction Arts Center! With a bonfire to keep the ghosts at bay, a food truck to sooth pangs of hunger, and all the pumpkins you'll need to carve jack-o'-lanterns for Halloween
- you'll have a great time at Celtic Junctions Fall Festival.

 

Outside, pick out your pumpkins, books, and products from Fireside Apples while enjoying live music, face painting, and more. Pumpkins are locally produced by Pumpkin Jack and very affordable.

 

 

Skyline Community's 


 


Want to experience the diversity of Union Park Community? then come out and meet new faces and make friends by joining the community of Skyline Tower in their yearly Fall Festival. The festival will be on November 12th from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm in the Skyline Auditorium. Everyone is welcome to join! There will be music, fun activities, and refreshments to enjoy.

Union Park District Council Meetings


Transportation
Monday, October 14th, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
1821 University Avenue West, S127

Environment & Parks 
Wednesday, October 16, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Merriam Park Rec Center
2000 St. Anthony Avenue

 
Monday, October 21, 6:30-8:30 PM
1821 University Avenue W., S330

 
Neighborhood Involvement Committee
Monday, October 28, 6:30 – 7:45 pm
Merriam Park Library
1831 Marshall Ave


Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 6th,  5:30 - 8:30 pm
Concordia University Technology Center Room 218,

1282 Concordia Ave, St Paul, MN 55104

Run/Walks & Races

 
Whether for fun, fitness, charity, or all of the above, fall is a great time to get outside and participate in run/walk, race, or marathon! Check out these upcoming races and walking events in Saint Paul. 



Find Out What's in the Air

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency holds a free information session this Tuesday, Oct. 2, to discuss the air quality monitors -- and their early findings -- that are now installed in every ZIP Code area of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. The meeting is from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Ave. (A similar meeting will be Monday Oct. 15, also from 6:30-7:45 p.m., at the Wellstone Center, Room 273, 179 E. Robie, on the West Side.) Find out more about the agency's Urban Air Quality project.
 


The Fund is now open and we can start accepting donations from neighbors. Thank you for your support in this endeavor to better serve our community. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks. 

Community Benefits Fund
 

        For quesitons email:    Brandon@unionparkdc.org 
 


Fall Bonfires


Join your friends and neighbors for fun activities and a cozy fall bonfire at a rec center near you! Visit our fall events page for more upcoming fall festivals, events, and activities. 


October 3; 7-8:30pm: Welcome Bonfire (Merriam Park)

October 5; 5-8pm: Bonfire (Linwood)

October 11; 5:30-9:30pm: Fall Fest (Langford Park)

October 16; 6:30-8pm: Family Fall Bonfire (Phalen)

October 22; 6-7:30pm: Bonfire & Fall Sports Celebration (Hayden Heights)

October 25; 6-8pm: Halloween Bonfire (Northwest Como)

October 31; 6-8pm: Halloween Bonfire (Rice) 

November 6; 6-7pm: S'more Fun Run & Bonfire (Highland Park)
 

 

Young Dance Comes to Union Park!

Get to know Young Dance and join us in our new studio space at the CO•MOTION Center for Movement in the Fairview Business Center located at 655 Fairview Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104! www.youngdance.org
 
Young Dance offers creative movement, modern, ballet, choreography, Hip Hop, West African Dance, contemporary Indian Dance, and Haitian Dance, and all abilities dancing for individuals living with and without disabilities. Students of all levels and backgrounds enjoy our collaborative and creative approach to dance. Young Dance is committed to making dance accessible to all interested participants. Our 2019-20 session has started (Sept 19), though we do have open enrollment. Visit the Class Schedule on our website to learn more about our program and register for classes.


   

Lower Speed Limits for Saint Paul
  


The City of Saint Paul Public Works department is analyzing appropriate speed limits on city-owned streets. Saint Paul anticipates lowering limits on streets under the cities jurisdiction.  Slower speeds on our streets make travel safer for everyone no matter how they get around. Lower traffic speeds reduce the likelihood of a crash and make a crash less likely to lead to death or a life-changing injury.

  These studies are expected to be completed the first quarter of 2020. Implementation of new speed limits is expected to begin in the spring of 2020.

The city will hold an information session on speed limits on Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Rondo Community Library, 461 N. Dale.


Barebones Halloween Extravaganza!



Join us for the 26th Annual BareBones Halloween Outdoor Puppet Extravaganza,  a community-created spectacle pageant of larger-than-life puppetry, drama, stilting, dance, fire, song, and music that honors the circle of life by celebrating its seasonal arc of death in the Fall.


October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
October 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 
Hidden Falls Regional Park
 
1313 Hidden Falls Dr.
Saint Paul, MN 55116 United States
 

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