WINTERRIESE CONCERT JAN. 22
Award-winning collaborators Justin Anthony Spenner (Baritone) and Caron Rose Schneider (Piano) will perform Franz Schubert’s beautiful, dramatic, and monumental song cycle Winterriese exploring the human need for connection and acceptance on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 4 p.m. at Hamline Church United Methodist.
CHRISTIAN NATIONALISM WEBINAR JAN. 25
World Without Genocide will host a webinar on Christian Nationalism and the Threat to Human Rights on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 7-9 p.m. on Zoom. Christian Nationalism is the belief that the American nation is defined by Christianity, and that the government should take active steps to keep it that way. Registration is required at www.worldwithoutgenocide.org/christiannationalism. On Dec. 7, 2022, World Without Genocide, a human rights non-profit at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, Minn., was one of nine human rights organizaLons, known as NGOs (non-governmental organizaLons), awarded Special Consultative Status by the United Nations Economic and Social Council, ECOSOC.
DANCE CLASSES OFFERED WEEKLY
Keane Sense of Rhythm (KSR) recently opened a new dance studio at 2161 University Ave. W., Suite 117, in the Creative Enterprise Zone. KSR is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve, present, create and expand the boundaries of American tap dance. For passionate tap dancers ages 8 -18, the Youth Tap Ensemble offers professional-level training and performance opportunities. Dance Fit Tuesdays offers a strength and conditioning class held in a dance party setting. The dance studio provide free, high-quality arts enrichment experiences to students in St. Paul city schools.
SEED SWAP SET FOR JAN. 28
MnSEED will hold a Seed Swap on Saturday, Jan. 28, 1-4 p.m., at the Anderson Center at Hamline University. “This swap will be an informal gathering of growers, gardeners, pollinator supporters and seed-enthusiasts of all experience levels, and will be open to all seed types,” said Stephanie Hankerson, educator at MnSEED. “Every seed has a story,” says Dawn Lamm, coordinator of the Como Community Seed Library, “and in-person seed swaps allow for these stories to be exchanged.” More at https://www.comoseedlibrary.org/. MnSEED is hosting this event as a part of National Seed Swap Day, which has been celebrated since 2006 in the U.S.; however, seeds have been integral to communities long before.
MnSEED emerged during the pandemic and its emphasis on native pollinator plant seed saving has fueled many other seed and native plant programs such as The Bee Line along Pierce Butler Route in the Frogtown and Midway neighborhoods of St. Paul. More information about the MnSEED seed saving project can be found at northerngardener.org/mn-seed-project/.
REMEMBERING RONDO IN MUSIC FEB. 5
The Music & Arts Series at Hamline Church presents “RONDO ’56: Remembering St. Paul’s Black Main Street” on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. This event is a portrait in music, stories and archival photos of St. Paul’s thriving Black neighborhood in the ‘40s and ‘50s, before it was sliced down the middle to make room for Interstate 94. It will star T Mychael Rambo, Thomasina Petrus, Charmin Michelle and Dan Chouinard, plus a stellar band and feature songs from Louis Jordan, Dinah Washington, Nat King Cole, Mahalia Jackson, Big Mama Thornton, Memphis Slim, the Drifters and more. Stick around for the post show community conversation with refreshments featuring show creator Dan Chouinard, cast members and grown-up children from the Rondo neighborhood.
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