A newsletter of the District 1 Community Council
St. Paul, Minnesota
July 1, 2022 

Battle Creek | Conway  | Eastview | Highwood
We want to hear from you! 



SunRay Shopping Center  
2105 1/2 Old Hudson Road St. Paul, MN  55119
The mission of the Southeast Community Organization (SECO) is to share knowledge and power, to organize and to advocate with the people who live and work in our neighborhoods.

DROP OFF DAY - Success by the numbers!
Number of cars served - 579
Hours from SECO volunteers and staff - 170

Online hazardous waste training now in Spanish

 Learn more
Ramsey County’s online hazardous waste training is now available in Spanish. Both the English and Spanish trainings are free and available anytime. This training is a great first step in understanding the basics of managing hazardous waste, especially if your business has experienced staff turnover recently. All employees with hazardous waste or emergency response duties should be trained in hazardous waste management.

 Are you a Maker? Are you a teen? Join us at the Maplewood Ramsey County Library for MakerTeen

MakerTeen is all about being creative, making new things, and using high-tech and low-tech tools to change your world. Join us for weekly hangouts where we will chat, make together, and share creations. What will you make?
July 6 4-6pm Ramsey County Library Maplewood
 3025 Southlawn Drive

Federal food benefit for children 5 or under

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) for 5 and Younger is a temporary food benefit available to Minnesota families with children who were age 5 or younger on Sept. 1, 2021, and who received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF) assistance. It is a federal program created to provide food assistance to families with students or children in child care facilities who did not receive meals when sites were closed or had reduced hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Do you love to knit (or crochet or quilt or sew)? Join us for this unique opportunity to gather with your crafty neighbors as we Knit for Good! Our drop-in group encourages you to bring your creative talents to support good causes, such as hats for premature babies and welcome blankets. Bring your projects to work on during group time. All skill levels are welcome.
Thursdays 6:30-7:30PM

Ramsey County Library RCL - Shoreview


4560 Victoria St N
Shoreview Minnesota 55126

Summer of Sparky

It's the Summer of Sparky with Como Park Zoo & Conservatory! Twenty custom Sea Lion statues, hand-painted by local artists, and featuring water conservation messaging can be found around town. Visit the website to learn more about the artists and Sparky locations. Share your selfies with Sparky around town using #SummerOfSparky.

Amazing Race 2022: Gamer's Gauntlet

Join us for the 2022 Amazing Race: Gamer’s Gauntlet! Compete on a team with fellow rec center participants. Video games are brought to life in this race against other rec centers. Be the first team to complete all the challenges, solve all the clues, and ultimately finish the race.

This is a free activity. Participants will receive a team t-shirt. Participants must be between 7 and 13 years old on the day of the event. 

The day of the race, registered participants will meet their team at their designated recreation center at 12pm and will be transported to Phalen Regional Park, where the race will take place. Lunch and dinner are provided. Participants will be transported back to their team's recreation center to pick-up between 5:30-6pm. 

Registration for the 2022 Amazing Race is now open! Participants may register for the rec center team of their choosing. Sign up via the link below or you may also call your local recreation center to sign up! Hurry, registration closes July 1.

Highwood Performance Series 
August 2022

Aztec & Nahuatl Dance & Culture
Siama's Congo Roots Quartet
 Salsa del Soul

Caring for the Caregiver

Wednesday, July 6, 6-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 7, 6-7:30 p.m.

Minneapolis-based author Stuart Pimsler will offer a workshop to caregivers that focuses on bringing creative expression to professional and at-home settings using specific movement, theater, writing, visual art and vocal exercises.

Pimsler has toured globally offering his artistic ideas for self-care and wellness in healing workshops for more than four decades. For more information about his book "The Choreography Of Care: Engaging Caregivers in Creative Expression" and workThis workshop is funded by the Minnesota State Arts Board and Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

JULY 2022
Join us in person or virtually via Zoom

Sanneh Foundation, 2090 Conway Street, Saint Paul, MN 55119

Email SECO at for Zoom link
All meetings start at 6pm unless otherwise noted

July 11: Land Use Committee (rescheduled from 4th)
July 14: Environmental Committee
Special meeting: Stewardship Grant program hosted by the 
Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District at Sun Ray Library on Tuesday, July 12 at 6 p.m. in lieu of holding our regular meeting on July 14.
July 25: SECO Board Meeting 

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