District 10 Como Community Council's weekly newsletter will be light this week. It will be back in full swing next week.
Want to Make Meaningful Connections With Local Organizations?
A few of our Como Park neighbors organized a free family friendly open house connecting local organizations with community members who may benefit from what they have to offer. The Como Connect Neighborhood Resource Fair will be on October 13 from 10am to 2pm at Bethel Lutheran Church (670 W. Wheelock Parkway). Here are several of the many offerings:
  • Stretch your limbs and your knowledge of aging in place with Como Park Falcon Heights Block Nurse Program as we do chair yoga
  • Find information on childcare options with Think Small
  • Learn about all the wonderful things happening at Frog Town Farm
  • Understand how leaves have a tremendous adverse impact on Como Lake and how you can help us improve the lake from the Como Active Citizen Network
  • Provide your thoughts and ideas on how we can recover and enhance the environmental health of Como Lake by talking to the Capitol Region Watershed District
  • Check out "Do It Yourself" tutorials with experts from the Saint Paul Tool Library
  • Learn about opportunities to directly improve the environment, compost organic waste and Adopt-A-Drain from the Como Community Council
And there are many other noteworthy organizations participating at this event who hope to build mutually beneficial relationships with you. Everyone is invited to stop by, say hi and learn more about what our community has to offer.

You, Too, Can Join the D10 Board
There is a vacant position on the Como Community Council Board that will be up for  election at District 10's next board meeting on Tuesday, October 16.  A partial term is available for a representative from Sub-District 4. Sub-district boundaries can be found here.

The board member elected to the position will serve until April 23, 2019.

Any resident of District 10 who is age 18 or older and lives within sub-district 4 is eligible to run. So are authorized representatives from a business or nonprofit organization located in sub-district 4.

Candidates interested in running for a board position must submit their name, address, and a brief biography by Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Nominations submitted after that date will be treated as write-in candidacies.

Fairgrounds Events
  • Star Tribune Pop-Up Shop: Friday-Saturday, Sept. 28-29, Star Tribune Booth. Hours: 12 p.m.- 6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
  • Gold CountryFriday-Saturday, Sept. 28-29, Visitors Plaza. Hours: 12 p.m.- 6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
  • Fall Festival Arabian Horse Show: Friday-Sunday, Sept. 28-30, Warner Coliseum and Livestock Area. Shows are Friday at 9AM, 1PM and 6PM; Saturday at 9AM and 1PM; Sunday at 10AM.
  • Military Relic and Collectors Show: Saturday-Sunday, Sept 29-30, Progress Center. Hours: 8am - 5pm Saturday, 9am - 2pm Sunday.
  • Antique Spectacular Show and Flea Market: Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 29-30, Progress Center. Hours: 8am - 5pm Saturday, 10am - 4pm Sunday.
  • Midwest Fall Swap Meet and Antique Auto Show: Sunday, Sept. 30, North Lots. 7:30am - 3:00pm.
  • Twin Cities Oktoberfest: Friday-Saturday, October 5-6, Progress Center. Hours: 5pm - 11pm Friday; 12pm - 11pm Saturday.
  • Fall Comicon: Saturday, October 6, Progress Center. 10am - 6pm.
Even More Events
  • This Saturday Sept. 29: Citywide Drop-Off, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Shepard Road between Davern and Alton. Get rid of the junk you can't throw in the trash. To volunteer, call 651-695-4005.
  • This Saturday Sept. 29: Como Senior High School Homecoming. Parade begins at 10:15 a.m.; picnic and homecoming activities (including food trucks, kids activities and more), 11 a.m.; football game, 1 p.m.
  • Monday Oct. 1: Last day to apply to get on the waiting lists for any size unit through the Saint Paul Public Housing Agency.
  • Friday Oct. 5: Deadline to pay City of Saint Paul storm sewer and street maintenance fees.
Spread the Word
District 10 is one of Saint Paul's 17 citizen participation districts. The District 10 Como Community Council is a nonprofit organization, governed by a Board of Directors who are elected by members of the community. The Council's mission is to inform, educate, and connect the neighborhood to increase community pride and confidence. 

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