Donate gently used or new bikes. Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Allina Health knows healthy habits start early. If your child has outgrown their bike, let another child grow into it. Allina Health is partnering with Free Bikes 4 Kidz to give bikes to kids in need. Donate gently used or new child or adult bikes Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at most Allina Health hospitals and clinics. The first 50 donors at each location get a free T-shirt. Volunteers are also needed this fall to prepare bikes for their new owners. Learn how you can get involved at FB4K.org or allinahealth.org
St. Paul Parks and Recreation offers snowboard and ski lessons every winter at Como Park. The ski center is seasonally headquartered in the golf clubhouse located, across the street from Como Lake, at 1431 Lexington Pkwy North, St. Paul, MN 55102. Ski and snowboard equipment is available for rent and Cozy’s Pub at Como Park serves burgers and salads, hot and cold drinks. Just a short walk from the building are 15acres groomed for cross country skiing and 150 vertical feet for downhill sports on “Mount Como.”
The Como Park Snowsports Booster Club supports the community ski area operated by the City of St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department. Our mission is to passionately support snow sports for the diverse youth and families of our urban community in an accessible, safe and fun learning environment while promoting a healthy, active lifestyle.
We provide youth scholarships for lessons in three snowsports: snowboarding, cross country skiing and downhill skiing.
To qualify the youth participant must fill out an application and be a St. Paul resident who qualifies for free or reduced-price school lunches.
• One day intro clinics are available December 28, 29 and 30.
• A session of five weekly lessons begins the first week in January (lesson times are Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Saturdays).
• For more information, visit St. Paul Parks and St. Paul Parks and Rec Ski Lessons page online.
• Scholarship applications available upon request when registering. Applications are also available from the Como Park Snowsports Booster Club. Contact through the website skimtcomo.com or on Facebook, "Ski Mt Como.”
Betsy Leach is the Executive Director of the District 1 Community Council. Volunteers and other community members may also contribute posts on occasion.