Events - East Side


Holiday Happenings 2014

The Lillie Newspapers Holiday Happenings guide for 2014.  Sponsored by The Spectacle Shoppe, PJW Automotive, St. John the Baptist School and Preschool, Shorview Community Center and Vroom Auto Care.


Waterfest, "A Water Wonderland" 5-30

"A Water Wonderland" is the theme of this year's 16th annual WaterFest—a free celebration of our clean lakes offering fun and an opportunity for outdoor hands-on learning about clean  water, wildlife, and land and water conservation. Experience the lake with Voyageur canoe rides; stand up paddleboards and fishing lessons; swimming, canoes, kayaks and paddleboats for check out. Visit the Nature Center booth at this fun festival!

Free and fun for all ages.


ANSR's 32nd Annual Garage & Plant Sale! 5-15

 Join us for the Association for Nonsmokers-MN annual Garage & Plant Sale on May 15th and 16th in St. Paul.

 Since 1983 the Association for Nonsmokers- MN has held a Garage and Plant Sale to raise funds for tobacco prevention work in Minnesota.


ANCIA Saxophone Quartet at Studio Z 5-9

The locally based ANCIA Saxophone Quartet will perform a striking program of contemporary music at Studio Z on Saturday, May 9. The program features music entirely by contemporary American composers. Michael Torke’s July (1995) is an energetic, post minimalist work that synthesizes pop music grooves into a concert setting. Ramon Ricker's Three Jazz Settings for Saxophone Quartet features dance-inspired music: Danse Macabre, Bolero, and Trance Dance.


Rummage Sale to benefit the Historic Mounds Theater 5-2

Help the Historic Mounds Theater clear out some space for new adventures on May 2nd from 8am to 4pm. We have a wide variety of items including old props and costumes.

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 Donate Items (tax deductible)
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 Volunteer to help
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 Event Date: 05/02/2015
 Start Time: 8:00 am
 End Time: 4:00 pm


East Side Review bulletin board April 19, 2015

May plant sale
The Ramsey County Master Gardeners will be hosting their annual plant sale on Saturday, May 16. You can find a wide selection of perennials, annuals, vines, herbs, vegetable seedlings and native plants grown by Master Gardeners. The plants will be available at “The Barn,” the University of Minnesota Extension Site, at 2020 White Bear Ave. in Maplewood, next to Aldrich Arena.

Hmong textile exhibit
A new Hmong textile exhibit opened Friday, April 10 at the James J. Hill House.
The exhibit, titled “Paj Ntaub: Hmong Textiles from the Permanent Collection” runs April 10 to Nov. 29, 2015.
The cost is free, with gallery-only admission of $2. Tours cost $9 adults, $7 seniors and college students, $6 children 6-17.
On display will be 60 highly colorful and intensely intricate pieces of Hmong textile art created by Hmong women who settled in St. Paul. View appliqué, reverse appliqué, embroidery and cross stitch in traditional art forms, called Paj Ntaub or flower cloth, as well as commercial tourism items including pillowcases, tablecloths, coin purses and clothing

Mark Twain readings
On Wednesday, April 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bedlam in Lowertown an event called “The Mysterious Stranger - Mark Twain Readings” takes place. The event will include a bio of some highlights of Twain’s life, and afterwards different readers will read a few selections from a range of decades of his work while projecting images of  some of his insightful and humorous quotes aside the Bedlam stage.
Admission is free.

Home Improvement/Modification Money Available to Seniors
North East Seniors for Better Living has grant funding available for senior citizens and disabled citizens to provide simple home improvement/modifications that will enable them to remain in their own homes and age in place safely and comfortably.

Annual D5 meeting
The Payne Phalen District Five Planning Council Annual Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 28.

Rose ensemble concert
On Sunday, April 26, a Rose Ensemble concert takes place at the Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St. in downtown St. Paul.


Hamline Cares 5k Run, Walk, Roll 4-26

It is a student-organized event to raise awareness for the Minnesota DAV and to put on a fun 5k for friends and families to get together in support of a good cause. All proceeds from the race will go to the Minnesota DAV so they can provide transportation, outdoor programs, and employment services for local veterans!

 Event Date: 04/26/2015
 Start Time: 9:00 am
 End Time: 11:00 am
 Registration Required? Yes
 Register by date: 04/24/2015


East Side Review Bulletin Board March 22, 2015

Art in the Hollow seeks artists
The 6th annual Art in the Hollow will be on June 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Swede Hollow Park.

D1 annual meeting
The annual meeting for the District 1 Community Council takes place during two open house events on Saturday, March 28 from noon to 2 p.m., and on Monday, March 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Hamline U’s fundraiser race
On April 26, Hamline University’s Foundations of Management class will be holding the Third Annual Hamline Cares 5K Run, Walk, and Roll. It will be at Lake Phalen.

Railroad Island Task Force
A meeting of the Railroad Island Task Force takes place Thursday, March 26 at 6 p.m. at HOPE Community Academy, 720 Payne Ave. in the cafeteria.

Gardening workshop
Payne-Phalen District Five’s environmental committee is organizing a free workshop for all gardeners on Tuesday, March 31 starting at 6:30 p.m. at 722 Payne, the Eastern District headquarters of the St. Paul Police Department.

Annual D5 meeting
The Payne-Phalen District Five Planning Council Annual Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 28. All are welcome at this event which will be held at the John A. Johnson Achievement Plus Elementary School, 740 York Ave. 

Free employment fair
A free employment and resource fair takes place Wednesday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Ave.

Need Type O
Memorial Blood Centers has a dangerously low supply of O negative blood. Cold weather, flu season, and vacations continue to take a toll on blood donations.

Low Cost Spay and Neuter
The Minnesota Spay Neuter Assistance Program (MN SNAP) will be holding a spay/neuter service for cats and dogs owned by income qualified residents of the East Side of St. Paul limited to zip code 55106.



Immaculate Conception All-School

To celebrate its 75th anniversary, Immaculate Conception Catholic School will host an “All Class Reunion” from 3 to 9 p.m. on March 21 at the school, 4030 Jackson St. NE in Columbia Heights.


East Side Review Events Jan. 18, 2015

Kari Elizabeth Kjeldseth and George Calger star in a comedic retake on Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps” at Lakeshore Players Theatre Jan 15 – Feb 1. Local audiences can also look for Jeff Altier of North St. Paul in the pull-out-all-the-stops production.
Kari Elizabeth Kjeldseth and George Calger star in a comedic retake on Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps” at Lakeshore Players Theatre Jan 15 – Feb 1. Local audiences can also look for Jeff Altier of North St. Paul in the pull-out-all-the-stops production.

How to turn Hitchcock into hilarity: ‘The 39 Steps’