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Welcome to the September 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, recipes, and activities.  And be sure to vote for your Ultimate Baked Potato for a chance to win a deluxe meal and reusable cutlery set.  

Cooking Demonstration from East Side Table

Please enjoy the following cooking demonstration from Terese from East Side Table!  She will be showing us how to make a yummy (and easy!) summer veggie galette.  Click the button below for a printable version of the recipe.  

Be sure to visit the East Side Table website to learn more about them and their programs.  And follow them on Facebook to watch more cooking demonstrations! 

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Southeast Community Organization

Logo for the Southeast Community Organization. Features a tree, a person swinging, and people sitting on a bench.

Watch the video below to learn more about Southeast Community Organization! Thank you to Betsy Mowry Voss for sharing the great work that Southeast Community Organization is doing on the East Side.

Click here to download a transcript of this video!

Performance by Songs for Senior Citizens

Enjoy the following perfomrance from Songs for Senior Citizens, a communtiy band based in California.  We were so honored when they contacted us about sharing their music with our cafe guests – enjoy!  

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 or 651-683-2326 and we can mail you a printed copy if you are 60+ and in our service area.  

A Look Back

Let’s take a look back at pictures from previous East Side Cafe events!  So many wonderful memories in these pictures!

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Two seniors at the Elder Cafe
Seniors and a volunteer smiling
Group picture of volunteers at the East Side Cafe
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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 October 8th.  

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