PLAN IT February 2022


A personal care and paper products drive for the residents at Emma Norton Services will be held noon-2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27 at Hamline Church United Methodist, 1514 Englewood Ave. Enter from Simpson Avenue. Drive, bike or walk up to the church and drop off your donations.
Needs are paper towels, toilet paper, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, household cleaning products and disposable menstrual products. There’s a big need for hair products for a wide range of cultural groups. Current calendars (2022) are also welcomed.
The drive is sponsored by Hamline Church Women/United Methodist Women. Questions? Call 651-646-3473 or email

Great River Review event March 1
The Creative Writing Program at the University of Minnesota is delighted to announce the establishment of the Walter Nathan Literary Initiatives. The inaugural Walter Nathan Literary Initiatives event, “Celebrating Great River Review,” will take place at 7 p.m. on March 1, 2022, in the newly renovated Pillsbury Hall. This event will celebrate the release of Great River Review Issue 68, and feature readings by CMarie Fuhrman, the first annual Great River Review Walter Nathan essayist, and Stephen Scott Whitaker, the 2021 Pink Poetry Prize winner. This celebration is free and open to the public. Community members are encouraged to attend. More at


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