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Welcome to the November Virtual East Side Cafe!  We can’t wait for the day when we can sit down with you and enjoy a meal with the community that you’ve helped build at the East Side Cafe.  But until then, please enjoy the following videos and activities!

Activity Sheet

Farm scene coloring page featuring a cow

If you’ve attended the East Side Cafe in the past, you may have participated in a fun round of trivia!  This month, please enjoy the following activity sheet – there is a bit of trivia, a word scramble, and some coloring pages to enjoy!  

Payne Phalen Community Council

This month, we welcome Jack Byers, the Executive Director of the Payne Phalen Community Council!  Click the video below to learn about the important role this organization plays in the community.  If you have questions about how you get involved or want to share your thoughts on what they should include in their district plan, they can be reached at [email protected] or 651-774-5234.  Please click here if you would like a transcript of the presentation.  

HeartWise Project

This month, we are again thankful for students from The HeartWise Project who sent in a variety of fun and entertaining videos for all of us to enjoy together!  Click the videos below for recipe demonstrations, music, and more!  

Help With Food From East Side Elders

Masked volunteers help with food distribution

During this challenging time, East Side Elders is here to help you put food on the table!  Right now, you can sign up for free groceries and free ready-to-heat meals.  Contact us at 651-683-2326 or [email protected] today for more information and to sign up!   

Chili Fundraiser – December 4th! 

Chillin’ on the East Side Drive Thru Fundraiser
Are you ready to warm up with some delicious chili and corn muffins – and support East Side Elders? Get your orders in for our Chillin’ on the East Side Drive Thru Fundraiser on Friday, December 4th. We have two delicious options for chili: mild beef and a mild vegan with lentils. Don’t want to order online? Call us at 651-683-2326 and one of our team members would be happy to take your order over the phone. Deadline to order is December 2nd at 5pm! Order online by clicking here!  

Free Coloring Books

Coloring book page of a vw bus

Coloring can be a fantastic way to relax – and we have a large selection of free, printable coloring books for you to enjoy!  We put a call for volunteers to create art that we could complile into coloring books and we were so thankful for the tremendous response!  New volumes are added to our website regularly.

No printer?  Contact us at [email protected] or 651-683-2326 and we can mail you a printed copy if you are 60+ and in our service area.  

Bye For Now

Thank you so much for visiting the Virtual East Side Cafe!  We hope you had fun and we hope that you will join us next month for our next installment on December 10th.

Two women sitting at a table together, smiling