Looking Beyond the Headlines
of Firearms Violence on April 26
The League of Women Voters St. Paul’s upcoming April “Learn with the League” program will feature a discussion about firearms and society at “Looking Beyond the Headlines of Firearms Violence” on Tuesday, April 26, 7-8 p.m. The guest speaker is Marti Micks, Co-Chair of the LWV MN Firearms Update Study Committee and president of LWV Golden Valley. Ms. Micks will provide context and background to the League’s update study on firearms. The common misconceptions of firearm violence will be highlighted, along with a review of statistical information the committee found and a discussion about possible solutions to reduce deaths from firearms. The event will be available via Zoom and on LWVSP’s Facebook page.

The Black Market, a monthly gathering place for community to connect with Black business owners, is entering into its second year of business. The Black Market’s mission is to increase the visibility of Black-owned businesses in the Twin Cities. It’s monthly markets have taken off over the last months, establishing the market as a central place for community to eat, shop, gather, and connect. “We currently host more than 50 vendors a month with selections that range from personal items to gifts, books, products for the home and more,” said owner, Seanie Sheppheard. The market is located in the atrium of The Case Building andsponsored by The Lab Minnesota. Each month the market has grown, adding more vendors, food, games and art. “It’s really a place where anyone can come and enjoy Black Culture,” said Sheppheard. “There’s games and music playing and a ton of soul food, desserts and drinks, it’s a great way to spend an afternoon.” The Black Market is open monthly on the Second Saturday of the Month 2 - 7 p.m.

Spring Market is April 23
Hamline Church United Methodist, 1514 Englewood, hosts a spring market 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23. Come and buy handmade items and your favorite products from vendors. There will also be a cookies and quick breads sale, and a sale of books, puzzles, board games and craft supplies. Space is still available for vendors. Proceeds benefit Hamline Church Women. Contact or 651-646-3473 with questions.

Resurrection City Church is hosting a Community Easter Egg Hunt in Newell Park on Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m.-noon. Kids aged 1-12 can join for an open house-style egg hunt. Come anytime ; check-in when you arrive, decorate a bag for your eggs, and then search for a specific color of egg based on age. Ages 1-3 will be in a smaller, blocked off area, and there will be allergy-friendly eggs, as well. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Cafesjian’s Carousel opens May 1
The historic and treasured merry-go-round which delighted riders for 75 years at the Minnesota State Fair will open on May 1 for its 23rd season. Cafesjian’s Carousel is gearing up to operate from May until October next door to the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park. New volunteers are always welcome and are encouraged to apply individually, in pairs, or as groups. Training is provided for all positions. Parking is free and available near the Carousel. For information about volunteer opportunities, call 651-489-4628, e-mail at or visit


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