Archive for November, 2009

Free Performance of Black Nativity at Penumbra


Target  and  Ward 1 City Councilmember Melvin Carter invite you to attend Penumbra Theatre’s annual holiday show, “Black Nativity: A Seasfon For Change,” on Sunday, December 6. Thanks to the generosity of Target, this special performance for Ward 1 residents is FREE! However, you must reserve your seat by calling the Penumbra Box Office at (651) 224-3180 by 4 p.m. TODAY, Monday, Nov. 30. Seating is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

A reception will begin at 6 p.m., with the performance starting at 7:30 p.m.

“Black Nativity” is a celebration and features the finest jazz and gospel singers of the Twin Cities and members of TU Dance.

Parks and Rec Fun for All

Photo courtesy St. Paul Parks & Rec Department

Photo courtesy St. Paul Parks & Rec Department

The St. Paul Parks and Rec Department is accepting applications for Fee Assistance for many Parks and Recreation programs, including athletics, swimming lessons and classes. Fee Assistance may not be used at Como Town or for concessions or for programs sponsored by agencies other than St. Paul Parks and Recreation. Applicants must be 18 or younger and live in the city of St. Paul.
Some additional info:

  • Parents/guardians need to fill out one form per child. This is a  change from last year.
  • Parents need to bring the completed application plus some documentation that proves residency in St. Paul to a City of Saint Paul recreation center.
  • Recreation Center staff review the application to make sure it is complete.  The name and address on the proof of residency must match the name and address of the parent/guardian filling out the form. Staff do not need to keep a copy of proof of residency.  The city is not accepting mailed, faxed or late applications.
  • The applications will be reviewed to see which ones meet the family income requirement.  There will be a randomly drawn lottery if the city receives more requests than the available funding.
  • Applications will be accepted November 1-30 and May 1-31.  All applications of participants who do not receive fee assistance in January will be kept and put back into the pool for the July 1 awards.

Information about the fee assistance program is available here.  Parents can download the application form here.

If you have questions, contact Linda Flynn at (651) 292-6508 or Acooa Lee at (651) 266-6365.

Frogtown Square Schedule Changes

Architect's rendering of Frogtown Square project at University and Dale.

Architect's rendering of Frogtown Square project at University and Dale.

The Frogtown Square groundbreaking and subcontractor meet-and-greet sessions planned for later this month have been postponed. Keep an eye on this space — we will be posting the new dates here as soon as they are available. The project at the intersection of University Avenue and Dale Street in St. Paul is scheduled to open in 2010. It will include more than 20,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor and 50 active senior living units owned and managed by Episcopal Homes of Minnesota. It will also include underground parking for residents and surface parking for customers.