PLAN IT September 2021


Meet police at resource fair
Meet the Saint Paul Police Department Community Engagement Specialists at Information and Resource Fairs this month. Learn about crime trents, prevention tips and ongoing issues. Ask questions. Get answers. Events set for 5-7 p.m. Sept. 23 at Arlington Hill Community Center (1200 Payne Ave.) and Sept. 28 at Pine Recreation Center (1021 Marion St.).

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.

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

Hearing Sept. 29 on county budget for 2022
The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners will adopt a maximum tax levy on Sept. 21 and is scheduled to vote on a final budget Dec. 14, 2021. Throughout the budget process, residents, businesses and other stakeholders are encouraged to provide feedback via the Chief Clerk’s Office or at the next public hearings on Nov. 29. 6:30 p.m. TBD – County staff are monitoring physical/virtual options and will announce the venue in September.

Community showcase
exhibition opens Oct. 1
Award winning artist Heather Friedli announces the opening of the Friedli Gallery and Studio on West 7th Street in the former Thune Gallery space across the street from the Keg and Case Market. The grand opening of the gallery and studio will be held Friday, Oct. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. with a Community Showcase Exhibition. Plans for the gallery and studio space include: Exhibitions featuring local and national artists; classes, artist talks and special events; and space for Friedli to work on her oil paintings. More at


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