Ramsey County-Maplewood Review bulletin board April 20, 2016

Peer Advocate Volunteer

Assist Ramsey County Detoxification Center clients through peer support and informational services to support with recovery efforts. Contact Ramsey County Community Human Services-Volunteer Services at 651-266-4090 for additional information or email humanservicesvolunteer@co.ramsey.mn.us.


Deaf Awareness Day

The Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens are hosting Deaf Awareness Day Saturday, April 23, at North High School, 2416 11th Ave. This free event will have over 40 vendors for people to visit as well as product demonstrations, children’s activities and concessions. Come interact with people from diverse fields of education, human services, arts, government, business, health care, religion, interpreting services and more. This event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information contact DAD@minndeaf.org.


Nature family fun with ECFE

Maplewood Nature Center, 2659 E. 7th St. in collaboration with Early Childhood and Family Education staff will hold a class on April 23. The kids theme is Frog Leap and the adult theme is Raingardens & Rainbarrels. Make nature discoveries, get resources to explore and protect your world together and meet new friends.

This is for children birth to 5 years, before kindergarten and parents stay with their kid(s) during the entire class that runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $5 per child. To register contact ECFE:  651-748-7280 or register online at www.isd622.org/ecfe.


Annual Maplewood all parks cleanup

The Maplewood Parks and Recreation Commission invites you to participate in our annual spring cleanup April 23. Please consider donating a few hours to spruce up our parks while meeting other people in the community. Cleanup materials such as bags and gloves along with coffee and snacks will be available at all Maplewood parks from 8 to 10 a.m. For more information contact Maplewood Parks Manager, Jim Taylor at 651-249-2121 or james.taylor@maplewoodmn.gov.


Maplewood spring cleanup

The Spring Cleanup provides Maplewood residents a way to dispose or recycle items that are not accepted in the regular trash service. Items accepted include appliances, electronics, bulky metals, tires, furniture (including mattresses), carpet, bicycles, household hazardous waste and unused or unwanted prescriptions. Residents can bring sensitive documents (bank and credit card statements, medical records, etc.) and have the documents shredded for free.  

The Spring Cleanup runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Aldrich Arena, 1850 White Bear Ave. The shredding part of the event runs from 8 a.m. to noon.

Residents are encouraged to bring a food or cash donation to support Second Harvest Heartland, a local food shelf.  

Please contact Chris Swanson, Environmental Specialist, at 651-249-2305 or chris.swanson@maplewoodmn.gov with additional questions.  


Bird banding day

Watch licensed bird banders capture, band and release wild birds to learn about age, populations and migration patterns. If conditions allow, take a short hike to observe birds with binoculars from the floating boardwalk. Bring a camera. This is a free drop-in program for adults and families. Youth groups, please call 651-249-2170 to register by April 29.

The event takes place April 30, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Maplewood Nature Center, 2659 E. 7th St.

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