PLAN IT August 2021


Como Relays Aug. 18 & 25
Every Wednesday in August Run Minnesota is hosting Como Park Relays at the intersection of Horton Ave. and Lexington Pkwy. Kids race (race 1/4 mile or 1/2 mile) start at 6:30 p.m.; no registration for kids race. Relay race starts at 6:45 p.m. (Aug. 18: 10 X 1000 meters, Aug. 25: 6 X 1 mile). Relay runners must register to get a bib number. The races are free and donations are accepted. View results at “This series of races (which began in 1974) are a great way to get in shape and improve your fitness,”
say organizers. “All level of runners are encouraged to compete and have fun. If you don’t have a partner, just show up early and we will find you one.” For more information, contact (651)489-2252 or

Como Woodland August Nature
Tour Aug. 21
Learn about the Summer plants and animals of Como Woodland’s forests and prairies. Start your tour through the Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom (CWOC) at 1221 Wynne Ave. (near the Como Regional Park Pool). Como Woodland Advisors Joan McKearnan, professor of biology and environmental science, Anoka-Ramsey College; Britt Forsberg, University of Minnesota Extension Educator; Teri Heyer, Program Specialist-Urban Connections, U.S. Forest Service; and Lisa Held, Environmental Educator will reveal what they know about CWOC’s plants, pollinators, birds, animal tracks (and more) at various information stations along the CWOC trails. RSVP at
The CWOC has 17-acres with eight Minnesota plant communities and a trail system featuring 27 numbered posts with QR codes that correspond with the Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom’s short guide; The full guidebook is online at:

Classic car show Aug. 21
Jehovah Lutheran Church invites classic car enthusiasts to a popup classic vehicle collector show in the church parking lot at 1566 Thomas Avenue, St. Paul, from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21.
Owners of classic cars, trucks or motorcycles are invited to bring their vehicle with a camp chair and non-alcoholic beverage to enjoy the fellowship. It’s free.Fans of classic vehicles who don’t happen to own one? They’re welcome too, of course — likewise all free. Please bring a mask.

Black Business Is Beautiful
market Sept. 11
The Black Business Is Beautiful pop-up market for BIPOC and Black-owned businesses continues on the second Saturday of each month fro 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is held outdoors at The Case (767 N Eustis St.) in good weather months. More at

Community dinner Sept. 18
benefits Reading Partners
Eureka Compass Vegan Food (ECVF), The Twin Cities Vegan Chef Collective (TTCVCC), and Hamline Church United Methodist (HCUM) present a day of food and art in support of Reading Partners Twin Cities. Chefs Colin Anderson (Eureka Compass) and John Stockman (XmarX) will be serving vegan pizzas from the HCUM community, wood fired oven. This will be a “Pay What You Want/Can” Community Dinner, with half of all proceeds going to help support the incredible efforts of Reading Partners Twin Cities.
This community dinner will take place (rain or shine) at HCUM, 1514 Englewood Ave. around the outdoor, wood-fired oven.

Art festival Sept. 23-25
The Solidarity Street Gallery will hold the second edition of its one-of-a-kind art and cultural festival along Payne Ave. on the east side of St. Paul on Sept. 23-25. The festival will bring together artists, performers, poets, entrepreneurs, business owners, civic leaders, community organizations, neighbors and visits for important conversations about justice, equity, and environmental stewardship. More at


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