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Shoe away hunger, Sept. 16-30: Donate your old footwear

Get rid of new or gently-used footwear including sneakers, sports shoes, casual shoes, boots, flip flops, ice skates, etc., and make a difference.

Food for Thought at Metropolitan State University will donate these shoes to our nonprofit partner, Good in the ‘Hood, to raise funds to support their food pantry. All sizes, shapes and conditions. The nice shoes bring in more funds, so those are especially welcome.

Encourage your friends, relatives and neighbors to do the same. Tie or band them together and place them in one of the bins that will be available on all four campuses starting Sept. 16, when the campaign kicks off at Fall Fest. The campaign ends on Sept 30.

Jan. 17: “Sock Hop” at East Side Freedom Library

The Class and the Arts Network and East Side Freedom Library invite you to a “sock hop” social party, 4­­–6 p.m., Jan. 17 at East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, Saint Paul. For nine months, the Class and the Arts Network sponsored conversations among performing arts professionals and others about the role of class and economics in the shaping of work in the arts industry. These conversations have been eye-opening and inspiring as well as informative, and now participants are looking for ways to act together to build solidarity and community.

Inspired by the Woolgathering Project, this event requires attendees to bring a pair (or more) of new socks to be donated to local homeless children, men and women. This is a great opportunity at the outset of the New Year to build relationships across the many crafts and trades that are involved in creating dramatic work and putting it in front of the public.

For more information contact the East Side Freedom Library at 651-774-8687 or info@eastsidefreedomlibrary.org.

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Registration open for ninth annual Jerry Cotton Memorial Golf Tournament

This September marks the ninth annual Jerry Cotton Memorial Golf Tournament at the Emerald Green Golf Course in Hastings, Minn. Every year, this golf tournament helps raise money for the Jerry Cotton Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Endowed Scholarship. Since 2009, 12 Metropolitan State students from the School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice have received this scholarship.

The golf tournament is Sunday, Sept. 13 and is open to all Metropolitan State faculty, staff and students, as well as the public. The schedule of events for the tournament is as follows: Continue reading Registration open for ninth annual Jerry Cotton Memorial Golf Tournament