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Events Jan 2020

Posted on 10 February 2020 by Tesha Christensen

Caring Hearts drive runs through Feb. 23
Jehovah Lutheran Church is collecting toiletries and over-the-counter medications for St. Paul homeless. Members, friends and neighbors are invited to bring toiletries (both large and small-size containers) such as shampoo, lotion, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant and meds such as Tylenol, cold/flu tablets, Ibuprofen, cough drops and children’s and adult vitamins. Also needed are winter hats, socks including large and extra-large sizes, mittens and other items useful for cold weather, as well as lip balm, foot-care corn pads, fungal cream, Pedialyte, small first-aid kits, baby diapers and baby wipes. Bring items to the church at 1566 Thomas Ave. Sunday mornings from 9 a.m.-noon or on a weekday by appointment (651-644-1421 or jelcoffice@gmail.com). Items will be accepted through Feb. 23.

Concert raises money to stop oil pipeline
On Friday, Jan. 24, 6:30-10 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church (1697 Lafond Ave.) will be hosting some of the Twin Cities’ finest roots-rock and folk-country bands for a night of family-friendly music dedicated to stopping the construction of an oil pipeline across Northern Minnesota. Any money raised at January’s concert will be donated to the Line 3 Legal Defense Fund’s ongoing efforts to cover and remit the legal fees of pipeline protesters. Bands performing at the Jan. 24 event include The Gated Community, The Urban Hillbilly Quartet, and Wilkinson James, all mainstays of the local music scene and masters of their genres. This will be the first time they are all sharing a stage together, eager to lend their musical talents to the cause. This will be an all-ages show with a suggested $10 donation at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Wellness series starts
Willow Tree Healing Center is hosting a monthly Community Wellness Series on the second Friday of every month 6-8 p.m. at 393 Dunlap St. (the former Central Midway Building) in the first-floor conference room. There will be time for grounding and centering followed by a presentation on a topic with a mental health professional. It will end with an opportunity for conversation and support. This gathering will be free of charge and snacks will be provided.
Respectful parenting group meets Jan. 16
Local children’s author, Ioana Stoian, will be sharing her latest children’s book, “Always Be You” on Thursday, Jan. 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Hamline Midway Library, 1558 W. Minnehaha Ave. It is part of the Respectful Parenting: Let’s Talk About It! Library Series hosted by The Form Network (theformnetwork.org). Founded in May 2014, FORM is a growing community of parents, educators, students, and administrators who gather monthly to inspire, support and engage in topics relating to early childhood education and parenting. Form provides an open forum for collaborative inquiry, dialogue, and advocacy influenced by Magda Gerber’s Educaring® Approach.

’Humanize My Hoodie’ screening Jan. 21
Attend the “Humanize My Hoodie” documentary premiere and Q/A Session with Andre’ Wright and Jason Sole on MKL Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 20 at 1 and 4 p.m. at the Phoenix Theater (2605 Hennepin Ave.). This movement is led by Hamline University adjunct instructor Jason Sole and his collaborator Andre Wright. The “Humanize My Hoodie 285-page graphic novel tells the story of how Wright and Sole turned an idea into a movement spanning the globe.

Fireside Reading series begins Jan. 22
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library will present the annual Fireside Reading Series, featuring six weeks of author readings, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evenings in January and February at the Hamline Midway Library, 1558 W. Minnehaha Ave. The first author is William Kent Krueger on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The Fireside events are free and open to the public; registration is requested. Patrons can enjoy coffee, cider, cookies, and book signings. American Sign Language interpretation will be provided for all six events with advance notice. www.thefriends.org/fireside.

Get ready for primary
As Minnesota switches from a caucus system to a primary system for the Presidential election, the League of Women Voters St. Paul is working to ensure that all voters have an opportunity to learn the ins and outs the new system. Michael Wall, of the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office, will lead an information
session on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 6:30-8 p.m. at Saint Paul Neighborhood Network, (550 Vandalia St.). Learn about the new ballot and get informed for the primary vote on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, the first presidential nominating primary in nearly three decades. The program will be cablecast live on SPNN channel 19, and MTN channel 16. Visit www.lwvsp.org to register.

German tips on raising self-reliant children
Does Germany have a leg up on rearing children to be more independent and self-reliant than children in the U.S.? Author Sara Zaske who lived in Germany for almost seven years and wrote about that instructive experience in her popular book, “Achtung Baby: an American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children” (Picador USA, January 2018) will explore such general and nuanced issues at a public discussion Jan. 29, 2020, at 7:00 pm at the O’Shaughnessy Education Center Auditorium on the University of St. Thomas Campus (2115 Summit Ave). The engaging event is sponsored by the German Department at the University of St. Thomas and the Twin Cities German Immersion School (TCGIS).

Town Hall meeting set for Feb. 8
Rep. Alice Hausman, Rep. John Lesch, and Sen. John Marty invite residents of District 66 (parts of St. Paul, Roseville, Falcon Heights, and Lauderdale) to a Town Hall meeting at Falcon Heights City Hall on Saturday, Feb. 8, 10-11:30 a.m. in advance of the upcoming legislative session. “We will discuss the issues and bills that we are working on and listen to ideas and concerns expressed by attendees,” said Marty. “Please join us and share your thoughts and questions.”

Tonic Sol-fa show
Enjoy the award-winning music of Tonic Sol-fa at Roseville Area High School (1240 County Road B2 W.) Friday, Feb. 28, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $19 for adults and $12 for students and seniors over 60. Day of the concert: $25 and $15 for students and seniors. Purchase tickets online at: www.isd623.org/tonicsolfa. Tonic Sol-fa is a ground-breaking a cappella ensemble from Minnesota, in constant development since their formation two decades ago. The New York Times describes Tonic Sol-fa’s sound as “A vocal kaleidoscope… unique to the human voice.”

Hamline Midway Elders
Monthly Luncheons – Second Tuesday of each month, 11:30 a.m–1p.m., at Hamline Church United Methodist. Chef Erik Hendrickson will prepare a wonderful meal, blood pressure checks will be provided, and new attendees are always welcome at our “Second Tuesday” luncheon events. Suggested donation $7.
• Feb. 11 – Scams & Fraud, with Jay Haapala of Minnesota AARP
Cards & Games: Feb. 11, 1-3 p.m. (after luncheon), Hamline Church United Methodist. Stay after lunch to play cards and games with friends. We provide decks of cards, or bring a game you enjoy! Coffee and cookies provided.
Jody’s Documentary Film Series: Jan. 29, 1 p.m. at Hamline Midway Library. Snacks provided. Check website for film description (www.hmelders.org/events.html).
“Friendly Frog” Potluck Lunch and Bingo: third Friday of each month, 11a.m.–2 p.m. at Frogtown Community Center (230 Como Ave.). Join other Frogtown seniors for a meal and bingo. Bring a dish to share, plus $1 for supplies, and 5 cents and additional coins for bingo cards.
Chair Yoga with Nancy: Thursday, Jan. 9-Feb. 27, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Hamline Midway Library, 1558 W. Minnehaha Ave. Sitting in a chair or standing and using the chair for support, you’ll learn fundamentals of yoga postures and breathing, practice tension release, and begin building strength and flexibility.
Knitting & Crochet Group – Mondays from 1 to 3 pm (ongoing) at Hamline Church United Methodist. Yarn and needles, tea and cookies provided. The group meets weekly throughout the year to work on projects, such as shawls or scarves that are donated to those in need. New participants are always welcome.

 


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