Ramsey County-Maplewood Review bulletin board March 9, 2016

Executive director of MN Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training speaks to LWV

Nathan R. Gove, executive director of the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training, will speak about Minnesota’s unique system of training police officers at a meeting hosted by the Roseville, Maplewood and Falcon Heights Chapter of the League of  Women Voters on Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Little Venetian restaurant, 2900 Rice St. in Little Canada. Prior to POST Board leadership, Gove served 28 years in law enforcement, including as an officer, commander and member of the West Metro S.W.A.T. Team. The meeting will be recorded and shown on Wednesday, March 16 at 9:30 a.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 910 County Road D, Roseville.  Both events are free and open to the public.

 

‘What the Birds are Telling Us’ at Como Park

The trumpeter swan. The American white pelican. The common loon. The mallard duck. The bald eagle. The Baltimore oriole. These are just 6 of the 166 bird species in Minnesota whose survival is threatened by climate change.

Photographer and birder Monica Bryand shares photos and stories in “What the Birds Are Telling Us,” the next installment in the Como Community Council’s 2016 Sunday Series. Bryand’s presentation is part of the special project she is working on through the National and Minnesota Audubon Societies.  

“What the Birds are Telling Us,” is Sunday, March 13, at 1 p.m., in the auditorium at Como Park Visitors Center. The event is free and co-sponsored by Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. 

 

Easter Bunny is hopping into Maplewood Mall

 Maplewood Mall will host its annual Easter festivities, which gives shoppers the chance to participate in both traditional and unique seasonal celebrations from Thursday, March 3 through Saturday, March 26.

The bunny photo experience at Maplewood Mall provides the opportunity for children to visit with the Easter Bunny and take home a snapshot.

The pet photo night with the Easter Bunny will be Sunday, March 20, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Pet photos will take place after mall hours, and the set will be cleaned thoroughly afterward to protect any allergy-sufferers.

Maplewood Mall’s annual Sensitive Bunny event will occur Sunday, March 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. This event offers  children with special needs a subdued environment to participate in the bunny photo experience. Many steps will be taken to reduce sensory triggers, creating a more comforting environment for children’s cherished visit with the bunny. The subdued environment will include turning off in-mall music, dimming the lights, eliminating lines through the use of a numbering system and special activities during the wait period to help the child understand what activities will occur during the visit.

For more information about Maplewood Mall’s Easter events or for a full schedule of bunny hours, please call 651-770-3863 or visit www.maplewoodmall.com. 

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