| Mounds Park area block
The next quarterly meeting of the Mounds Park Area Block Clubs will be on Tuesday, October 10th at 7 pm at the Health East Care Center, Marian of St. Paul nursing home, 200 Earl Street.
Discussion topics will include the ‘Pigs Eye’ sewage treatment plant, Mounds Park improvements, and organizing the group into a resident’s association. For more information call Al Clausen at 774-3647.
Halloween Party for Seniors at Merrick Community Center
Celebrate fall with your friends and neighbors. Enjoy music, dancing, door prizes and lunch. Prizes will be given to the man and woman wearing the best costumes.
When: Friday, October 28, 2000
12:00 noon—Lunch served
1:00-2:30 p.m.—Music and dancing
Where: Merrick Community Center
715 Edgerton Street
To make a reservation for lunch or for transportation, please call Kathy Hamilton or Monica Bergdahl at 651.771.8821.
St. Paul Police Department seeks explorer post candidates
The St. Paul Police Department, in conjunction with
454, is looking for qualified individuals between the ages of 15 and 21
who have an interest in law enforcement and would like to volunteer
time to serve the city of St. Paul.
The Portage for Youth
August was a great month at the Portage for Youth. Portage
girls got in two more camping trips before going back to school,
Thespian Snoopy was installed at the Mounds Theater at 1029 Hudson
we finally "broke even" on our concession stand sales at Summer Feast
is a first) and the "Voices in the Wind" Concert was a great
For the second mentorship, the girls wrote "Family," a tribute to the human race as one family. During this mentorship, Jagged Innocence performed at the Tenth Annual Conference for Adolescent Youth in Plymouth, Minnesota in April 2000 and received a standing ovation. It was because of this success that the Portage felt it was time to bring the singing program to other women's and girl’s organizations, as well as to individuals who were interested in a recording experience.
The next stage of the music program began with a grant from the Grotto Foundation and donations from Women Venture. Raeann Ruth, Executive Director of the Portage, wrote the words and Barbara With, Portage Music Coordinator, crafted the music and arrangements for the next song, "Voices in the Wind." The Portage sent out more than 400 invitations to women's and girl's organizations nationwide, to participate in this sing-a-long recording session.
The Monday before the event, the instrumental parts of the song were recorded an Angel Beach Studio, with ten-year old Mai Yia Vang, a member of "Jagged Innocence" singing the verses and Annie Van, Ann Johnston, Liz Burke-Scoveil, Amber Ruth and Barbara With joining in. Two days later, seventy-five women and girls showed up to learn and then sing and record the chorus of this song about the power of listening to a child's voice. The joy of the singing, combined with the accomplishment of learning the song, was surpassed only by hearing the final product, a chorus of over 300 voices (two parts, each sung twice by 75 people). During the recording session, emotions ran high as was evident by the tears flowing down the faces of the participants. In the
days that followed, many participants called to thank us for the experience. For many, it truly was a "dream come true."
But, as has been the case all along, this explosive program was now faced with another expansion. Not only is the Portage for Youth offering the sing-a-long recording program to other organizations, the Portage Community Choir is being born. In recording "Voices" it became apparent that people LOVE to sing and that is was very easy to learn a song when you are truly inspired. It is because of this sing-a-long recording session that the Portage is creating a choir, where even those who don't believe that they can sing can sing their hearts out. Our newly formed choir will also be preparing for a performance of the grand opening of the Mounds Theater sometime next year. We are always looking for more voices, so if this is something that you have always wanted to do, give us a call at the Portage for Youth and participate in the Portage for Youth Community Choir. The number is 772-8674.
Wherever we go from here, you can bet it will be fun!
(You can read more about Jagged Innocence on our website at www.theportage.com)
There are still openings for local girls at the Portage for Youth for fall programming. If you are a girl between the ages of 8-15 and are interested in becoming a participant at an organization where Girls Rule in all the best ways, call for a registration form today or pay us a visit. Our address is 965 Fremont Avenue, St. Paul.
Marathon coming to Trinity Catholic School
Friday, October 6, is the annual marathon at Trinity Catholic School. Students have been seeking pledges from family, friends and neighbors since September 15 to sponsor them for the marathon. Each fall the Knights of Columbus organize this event for catholic schools throughout the state of Minnesota. It has become the main fundraising event for many schools throughout the state.
The goal for Trinity this year is $17,000 to assist with the operating budget of the school.. The Home and School Association is the sponsor of the marathon at Trinity Catholic. Motivating prizes entice the students to reach their goals. Promises of an extra non-school day, cash prizes for top family and top student encourage families to become involved in seeking sponsors with their child(ren).
Students will be walking to fulfill their pledges. The Home and School Association promises treats and a fun time for all as parents and friends join the students in this annual trek.
HOPE Community Academy School
We currently have openings for grades K-3—please join us! At HOPE, you will find