February 2017
U P C O M I N G 
E V E N T S 
Tues., Mar 21
9:30AM
Western District Police Department Community Meeting (morning session)
Police Department,
367 Grove St
 
6:30PM-7:30PM
Western District Police Department Community Meeting (evening session)
Police Department,
367 Grove St
 
6:30PM-7:30PM
Neighborhood Development Meeting
627 Selby, Suite A

Tues., Mar 28
6:00PM-7:30PM
SUPC Board Meeting
627 Selby, Suite A
 
Thurs., April 13
6:30-8:30
Community Forum 
627 Selby, Suite A
 
Tues., April 18
9:30AM
Western District Police Department Community Meeting (morning session)
Police Department,
367 Grove St
 
6:30PM-7:30PM
Western District Police Department Community Meeting (evening session)
Police Department,
367 Grove St
 
6:30PM-7:30PM
Neighborhood Development Meeting
627 Selby, Suite A
 
Tues., April 26
6:00PM-7:30PM
SUPC Board Meeting
627 Selby, Suite A
 

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City-Wide Spring Clean-Up
Join forces with family, friends and neighbors for the 31st annual Citywide Spring Cleanup Saturday, April 22. Meet at Central Village Park, or any other designated kick-off location, between 9am-11:30am to pick up your supplies before heading out to help clean up the park or neighborhood of your choice. Register online today!

Oxford Community Center and Jimmy Lee Recreation Center Updates
Spring Break Youth Programs at MLK & Jimmy Lee Recreation Centers

Spring break for SPPS students is April 3-7.  Keep the kids busy with these fun, low-cost spring break programs at Martin Luther King Recreation Center and Oxford/Jimmy Lee Recreation Center for ages 6 to 12. Activities include swimming, gym games, outdoor recreation, crafts, science experiments, cooking and more. Both afternoon and all-day programs are available.


Youth Summer Sports Registration

Summer sports registration  for youth baseball, t-ball, softball, lacrosse and nearball is going on now through  March 31  at Martin Luther King Recreation Center and Oxford/Jimmy Lee Recreation Center.

Swimming Lessons at Great River Water Park

Spring is the perfect time to time learn to swim or improve your existing swimming skills. Great River Water Park at Oxford Community Center is offering  spring swimming lessons for all ages.


Annual Tree Sale
Friends of the Parks and Trails of St. Paul and Ramsey County is delighted to offer thirteen fine selections of trees, shrubs, roses, and vines. For the first time ever, we've got a columnar birch, a tree-form hydrangea, and a tasty red currant so you can REALLY eat locally-from your own yard!

Order for yourself, give a living gift to someone else, or donate to a park. Over twenty cities in the metropolitan area accept donations through our tree sale. With the devastating effects of emerald ash borer taking a toll on our urban forest, your donation is incredibly important to help municipalities replace dead and dying ash trees.

Friends of the Parks and Trails of St. Paul and Ramsey County is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that has been promoting and protecting parks, trails, and open space for 32 years.

Donations to parks are fully tax-deductible. Order deadline is April 21. Pickup is May 6, 9:00am to 1:00pm in either Maplewood or St. Paul. You choose the location when placing your order.

Orders can be placed and donations to parks can be made online at http://friendsoftheparks.org/annual-tree-sale/
Block Club Meeting - Get Involved!
Past SUPC board member and local resident Stephen Filing is passionate about block clubs! He's hosting a meeting on forming YOUR block club Tuesday night, March 14th, at Sweeney's Saloon, from 6:00 to 7:30.

 

Please plan on sharing your knowledge, experiences, and ideas. 

 

2017 African Heritage Advocacy Day

In partnership with the United Black Legislative Agenda (UBLA), come make your voice heard at the state capital.

 

March 16, 2017

8:30 AM to Noon

 

Minnesota State Capitol

75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

Saint Paul, MN 55155

Community Screening of 
13th: From Slave to Criminal with One Amendment

Join Floyd Williams and Chauntyll Allen for a free public screening of this Netflix Documentary at the Lex on Saturday, 

 

March 25th, 

12:00 to 2:30 PM

 

With a discussion to follow afterward.

 

The LEX

976 Concordia Ave

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Do you have a community concern or issue?  Do you have some ideas on how to make our neighborhoods safer or more vibrant?  If so please come to the SUPC Community Forum, Thursday, April 14 from 6-7:30 at the SUPC office, 627 Selby, Suite A.

Please consider becoming a board member. We currently have vacancies in Districts A, D, and E.  If you are interested, contact Jens@summit-university.org.