February 15, 2023
Annual Community Gathering
Tuesday, February 28
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Each year, the Rice & Larpenteur Alliance invites the full community to gather and learn about our progress and give input on the future direction of the neighborhood.

We're excited that this year we will be IN PERSON - a great opportunity to get engaged and meet some neighbors. We look forward to thanking our volunteers and leaders and launching our next Advisory Board.

This event is FREE and open to all. Dinner is provided. Thanks to Hand In Hand for hosting us in their beautiful new school.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite!
Advisory Board Applications Now Open!

The success of the Rice & Larpenteur Alliance depends on having members of the community (residents, business leaders, students, etc.) willing to get involved. The RLA has benefitted from a dedicated group of volunteers since 2020, and there is always room at the table for new perspectives and fresh energy in our leadership.

  • Do you live, work, or play near the Rice & Larpenteur area?
  • Can you meet monthly over the lunch hour (in person/virtual hybrid)?*
  • Are you willing to volunteer at some community events and/or bring your unique viewpoint to the conversation?
  • Do you believe in our Shared Vision that the Rice & Larpenteur area becomes a safe and inviting neighborhood center for all?

*Businesses/orgs that are unable to meet in the week day are welcomed to join our Business Advisory Committee, in which regular meeting attendance is not required.

If you answered yes to the above, then we need you to join our Community-Based Advisory Board! New and returning members, please fill out your application by Friday, March 3 and join an incredible community effort.

Still not sure? Join us for the Annual Community Gathering Feb. 28 and learn more.
Support Rice & Larpenteur with a Sponsorship or Gift
Join our growing group of donors and sponsors.

Businesses and nonprofits are encouraged to check out our Rice & Larpenteur Sponsorship Opportunities for 2023-2024.

Our community events reach hundreds each year with fun, family-friendly opportunities and build neighborhood pride. Be part of the action with an event sponsorship, or join us as a Annual Corporate Partner and connect with our community all year.

For individuals, every dollar counts towards improvements like public art, fun community events, and neighborhood beautification. Donations are tax-deductible.

Your show of support means all the difference for the future sustainability of this work.
What else is new?

  • Rice Street from Wheelock south to Pennsylvania will be reconstructed in segments. Check out the design and information and stop by the Annual Gathering to pick up your copy of "Cooking With Rice," a community report (and cookbook!) on the project.

  • BizRecycling grants up to $50,000 are available for businesses of all types (even apartment buildings) in order to reduce waste. Whether its just getting free recycling, garbage, and food scraps bins or investing in equipment for your business that will reduce the amount of garbage created, BizRecycling consultants and grants are a win-win for business and environment.

  • Our Creating Connection to Lake McCarrons through Public Art program, funded through a grant from Capitol Region Watershed District is complete! Enjoy beautiful designs created by local artists with ideas generated by community on utility boxes at Rice Street and Arlington, Nebraska, Wheelock, and Larpenteur.
  • Learn more and provide feedback on this program with a short survey.

  • A new Karen and Nepali Grocery Store will be opening soon in the former Lamplighter Lounge space. We are excited to welcome this new business to the community. Follow the RLA on social media for updates and an opportunity to celebrate!

  • The Winter Warm-Up in December was such a great time! Check out all the merriment and llama fun here.
The Rice and Larpenteur Alliance is a collaboration of the City of Maplewood, City of Roseville, City of Saint Paul, and Ramsey County. More information at riceandlarpenteur.com.