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Hamline Library has a month of fun planned

Posted on 13 August 2014 by robwas66

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On Thur., Aug. 28, 10:30-11:30am, Summer Power at the Hamline Midway Library features Vetnita Anderson of the Geek Partnership Society sponsoring a visit from live Como Zoo bats. Anderson will talk with kids about bats and careers working with animals. Pre-registration is encouraged for this event, as well.

The Hamline Midway Library is offering a host of great activities for all ages in Aug. and Sept.

For some of the youngest library patrons, the librarians offer an interactive toddler storytime Fridays at 10:30am, with stories, songs, and finger plays. Upcoming dates are Aug. 15, 22, 29, and Sept. 5 and 12.

Summer Power is the Hamline Midway Library Association’s new series of kids’ programs in Aug. On Thur., Aug. 21, 10:30am, the program features Garden Songs and Stories with author and musician Katy Tessman Stanoch. A children’s Music Together teacher, Stanoch will lead sing-alongs, stories, and crafts around a garden theme. Program is appropriate for ages 2-10. Pre-registration is encouraged by calling the library at 651-642-0293 or signing up on the library website www.sppl.org.

On Thur., Aug. 28, 10:30-11:30am, Summer Power features Vetnita Anderson of the Geek Partnership Society sponsoring a visit from live Como Zoo bats. Anderson will talk with kids about bats and careers working with animals.  Pre-registration is encouraged for this event, as well.

All St. Paul libraries will be closed for the Labor Day holiday on Sat., Aug. 30, Sun., Aug. 31, and Mon., Sept. 1.

Sat., Sept. 6, the Saints and Sinners Mystery Book Club meets at 1pm to discuss good mysteries. The title under discussion in Sept. is “Homicide in Hardcover” by Kate Carlisle. Contact Geraldine Balter at gerrib13@q.com or phone 651-224-5570.

The Kids’ Book Club meets Sat., Sept. 6, 1:30-2:30pm. Book lovers ages 8-12 can meet to enjoy treats and talk about books.  This month, the group will be discussing the Maud Hart Lovelace Award nominees. The Teen Book Club for ages 12-18 meets 2:30-3:30pm on Sept. 6, and they’ll be discussing “The Hobbit.”

Readers ages 6-12 can also participate in Paw Pals on Sat., Sept. 6, from 1:30-3pm.  Toby and Marsha are a dog and human team trained to encourage young readers.  Advance registration is required; please sign up by calling the library at 651-642-0293, registering on the library website, stopping at the library in person.

The library features computer classes for adults in Sept., as well.  On Tues., Sept. 9, Sept. 16, or Sept. 23 at 1-3pm, the library is offering Beginning Email.  Participants will learn how to create an email account, send email, attach documents, and open email sent to them.  Space is limited, so pre-registration is required.

Librarian Sam Ryan is also offering a Beginning Computer class on Thur., Sept. 11, 18, and 25, 1-3pm to teach basic computer skills. Again, space is limited and pre-registration required.

Finally, be sure and save the date for the Hamline Midway Library Association’s Third Annual Library Love 3K Fun Run/Walk/ Stroll on Sat., Sept 27. You can pre-register for the 3K at http://librarylove3k.wordpress.com. Same-day registration begins at 8am, and the starting whistle blows at 9am sharp! Funds raised go toward future 3Ks and year-round family-friendly programming at the library.

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Northwest Como continues registration for fall

Posted on 13 August 2014 by robwas66

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Registration for fall classes has been going on for Northwest Como Recreation Center, 1550 Hamline Ave. N. Classes offered in Sept./Oct./Nov. include:

Funtastic Fridays, ages 7-12 Minecraft Digital Animation, ages 7-12
Archery, ages 10-15
Tae Kwon Do, ages 6 & up
Artist Workshop, ages 7-13
Babysitting Training, ages 11 & up
Halloween Craft Party, ages 2-4
Glow In The Dark Halloween Art, ages 5-1
Ballet & Creative Movement, ages 3-5
Parent & Child Yoga, ages 3-5
Jazz/Ballet/Hip-Hop, ages 6-10
Yoga, ages 6-11
Super Hero Teen Dance, ages 11-14, on Sept 14
Senior Gamers, over 55 years of age
Basketball Registration begins Sept 1-30, for ages 3-14 at Northwest. Don’t forget to take advantage of the early registration discounts the first 5 days. Registration is taken on a first come first serve basis.

To register go to www.stpaul.gov/parks or call 651-298-5813 with a credit card or come into Northwest Como.

 

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The Cymbalix move on to State Fair competition

Posted on 13 August 2014 by robwas66

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St. Paul band, The Cymbalix, won first place in the teen division at the Ramsey County Fair talent show on July 13. The talent show is sponsored by the St. Paul Midway Lions Club. Pictured here are Lions Club leaders Marlene Hayman, board member, and David Dominick, club secretary, with band members (l to r) Owen McCready, Jack Branby, Joe Heyman, Zack Schuster and Asher Bernick-Roehr, who will now perform in the talent competition at the Minnesota State Fair. The boys finished 8th grade this spring at Capitol Hill Gifted and Talented Magnet School where they were all members of the school’s jazz band. Asher, Owen and Joe will be attending Central High School in the fall. Zack will be going to Minnehaha Academy and Jack Branby will attend Highland Park Senior High School.

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Wild Rice Festival scheduled for Sept. 13

Posted on 13 August 2014 by robwas66

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The Harriet Alexander Nature Center, with the assistance of Northland Visions, the Pow Wow Grounds Cafe, and Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life, are pleased to announce the 11th Annual Wild Rice Festival on Sat., Sept. 13. This family-friendly celebration of wild rice, the Minnesota harvest, and Native American culture is an all-day event filled with good food, fun activities, educational presentations and engaging exhibits. It will be held, free of admission charge, on the grounds of the nature center at 2520 N. Dale St., Roseville.

Foods at the festival will highlight wild rice products and Native American foods. The annual wild rice pancake breakfast, 8-11am, offers wild rice pancakes, wild rice sausages, fresh blueberries and 100% pure, local maple syrup. Additional offerings throughout the day, provided by the Pow Wow Grounds, a Native American cafe in Minneapolis, could include wild rice soup, fry bread, Indian tacos, yogurt/wild rice parfaits, buffalo “dogs” and fry bread.

A major goal of the festival is to provide education to the community about local Native American cultures and traditions. Presentations, 9am-4pm, include Native American drumming, dancing, singing, flute making and music, storytelling, and traditional wild ricing methods. In addition, the Gibbs Museum offers historical vignettes and a replica tipi with representative artifacts of traditional Dakota life. The festival features hands-on seasonal harvest activities like honey extraction and apple cider pressing. Our resident beekeeper demonstrates the honey extraction process and fills bottles with honey fresh from the hives. Volunteers operate an apple cider press where visitors can help to squeeze cider from donated apples.

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Music in the Park ends its season at Como Pavilion

Music in the Park ends its season at Como Pavilion

Posted on 13 August 2014 by robwas66

Monitor1_14_BigNewsSaint Paul Parks and Recreation continues to officer a wide variety of movies and musical experiences for all tastes and pleasures. Jazz, folk, blues, concert bands, world, electronic, and pop are just a few genres included feature at Music in the Parks 2014. All performances are free (except for “A Frank Sinatra Tribute”) at Como Lakeside Pavilion. The following movies and performances are scheduled at Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Pkwy. at 7pm unless otherwise noted:

Thur., Aug. 14, Fridley City Old Time Band (polka and waltzes);

Fri., Aug. 15 and Sat., Aug. 16, Como Park Productions, “A Tribute Frank Sinatra”;

Sun., Aug. 17, Joe Meyer Finesse Band (pop, folk, rock), 3pm;

Sun., Aug. 17, Kenwood Symphony Orchestra (pops orchestra);

Mon., Aug. 18, Mira & Tom Kehoe with Xibaba (Brazilian music);

Tues., Aug. 19, Sean Goffin and Cool Blue Oasis (acoustic);

Wed., Aug. 20, Mark Lamoine and Friends (rhythm and blues);

Thur., Aug. 21, The Rich Lewis Band (rhythm and blues);

Fri., Aug. 22, Celebration Brass (jazz/classical/show tunes);

Sun., Aug. 24, Como Pops Ensemble (concert band), 3pm;

Sun., Aug. 24, Como Pops Ensemble (concert band);

Mon., Aug. 25, Classic Brass Inc. (classical/popular);

Tues., Aug. 26, Singing In The Rain (movie), at dusk;

Wed., Aug. 27, Dan Perry & Ice Cream (60/70s rock, blues, R&B);

Thur., Aug. 28, Harmonic Relief Show Choir (Broadway/pops);

Sun., Aug. 31, Como Pops Presents: Laura Underwood (variety concert);

Thur., Sep. 4, Bridge Over the

River Kwai (movie), dusk;

Sun., Sept. 7, Ladies of Distinction (movie), 3pm; and

Thur., Sept. 11, North by Northwest (movie), dusk.

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Feed the Fair and help feed the world

Posted on 13 August 2014 by robwas66

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Hamline Church has been serving hungry people at the MN State Fairgrounds since 1897.

This year the church will expand the scope of its meal service to include hungry children across the world. In support of a statewide initiative by the United Methodist Church to provide more that 1 million meals for the world’s starving and undernourished children, Hamline Church pledges to donate the cost of a meal to Feed My Starving Children for every meal sold at the Hamline Church Dining Hall during the fair.

Hamline Church set a goal of donating 18,000 meals during the 12 days of the fair. Donated meals go to hungry children all over the world, Feed My Starving Children (www.fmsc.org) is a Minnesota based non-profit organization that provides life-saving meals to people who need them most. A charity with a four star rating, the organization has distributed meals in nearly 70 countries through partnerships at orphanages, schools, clinics, refugee camps, and malnourishment centers.

Hamline Church Dining Hall is the longest tenured food vendor—and one of two church dining halls—still in operation at the fair.

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Job Corps to celebrate Aug. 20

Posted on 13 August 2014 by robwas66

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Hubert H Humphrey Job Corps will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Job Corps program on Aug. 20 from 1:30-4pm on its campus at 1480 N. Snelling Ave.  The recognition program in the Rec Center will include addresses by Congresswoman Betty McCollum, State Senator John Hoffman and County Commissioner Janice Rettman.  Doctor  Rosetta Collins-Purch, a Job Corps graduate, will also deliver brief remarks.  Following this program, there will be activities on the grounds until 4pm.  The National Guard will erect its climbing wall, there will be lawn games and coloring tables for children.  A photo booth will be set up and available to participants to help commemorate the day.  A cupcake mountain, sno cones and popcorn will be served, accompanied by the last 50 years of music.  Noted artist Anne Krocak will direct a community-made mosaic that will be completed during the event.  The public is invited!

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The President Visits Minnehaha Park

Posted on 11 July 2014 by robwas66

7_14President1Our reporter, Jill Boogren, was in the press corps as the President visited Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis in June. Clockwise: 1) President Obama arriving at Minnehaha Park; 2) President Obama answering guests’ questions at a gathering at Minnehaha Park; 3) Air Force One ready for departure. (Photos by Jill Boogren)

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