South-West Review bulletin board July 24, 2016

Nature around a campfire

Join Dodge Nature Center, 365 Marie Ave. W., West St. Paul, in the Dodge amphitheater on Monday, July 25, for some family campfire time. 

From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the group will hear animal tales and roast a marshmallow, or two. After that, the group will be heading off on a hike, venturing through prairie, forest and ponds. Pre-registration is encouraged. Cost is $10 per family. Call 651-455-4531 or visit for more information or to register.


World flag scavenger hunt

Kids ages 6 to 12 will be tracking down flags representing countries that will be participating in the Summer Olympic games by following clues on Monday, July 25. Their challenge will be to collect them all. 

The scavenger hunt will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. Registration is required. Call 651-554-3240 for more information.


Going into business

Prospective entrepreneurs looking for help navigating all aspects of planning and operating a small business, should drop by the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E., on Monday, July 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. 

South Metro SCORE, a nonprofit business counseling and mentoring organization, will be on hand to answer any questions people may have. Registration is required. Call 651-554-6800 for more information.


Tabletop tryouts

Kids will have a chance to try some fun tabletop games they might not have played before on Tuesday, July 26. Open to children ages 8 to 14, the events runs from 2 to 4 p.m. at the South St. Paul Public Library, 106 Third Ave. N., Registration is required. Call 651-554-3240 for more information.


Inver Glen events

Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave., will host Science Monday - Hula Hoop on Monday, July 25, from 1 to 2 p.m. Kids ages 6 to 12 will explore physics, speed, force, weight, gravity and geometry with hula-hoops. They will also make and decorate a hula-hoop to take home. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Inver Glen Library and registration required. 

Teen Sewing 101 - Burrito Pillowcase is scheduled Tuesday, July 26, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Kids ages 12 to 17 will learn basic sewing skills and make their own “burrito pillowcase” using fun fabrics. No sewing experience is necessary. Registration required. 

A Young Writers Group will meet on Tuesday, July 26, from 3 to 4 p.m. Kids ages 10 to 16 will have fun doing inspiring writing exercises and sharing feedback.

Inver Glen Library will be hosting a program by Abrakadoodle called Clay Minecraft Characters on Thursday, July 28, from10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Children ages 3 to 12 will learn about color mixing and sculpting techniques to make a favorite Minecraft character. Registration required.

For more information about Inver Glen programs, call the Dakota County Inver Glen Library at 651-554- 6840, or visit


Ice cream social

An old-fashioned ice cream social in the park is planned Wednesday, July 27. 

Besides socializing with friends over a bowl of ice cream topped with chocolate, strawberry or caramel, there will be music and dancing at Thompson Park Picnic Shelter, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul. 

The event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m., and ice cream will be served from 1 to 1:30 p.m., weather permitting. Cost will be $2.


Snap circuits

Build fans that whirl, lights that flash, and button-activated sirens with safe, snap-together parts and an easy-to-follow circuit project manual. 

The program for kids ages 10 to 16 will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E. 

Registration is required. Call 651-664-6800 for more information.


Native plant tour

On Wednesday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m., an educational native plant tour is planned in Mendota Heights. The tour will begin on the Victoria Road bike path between Marie Avenue and Douglas Road. 

A master gardener will talk about the native species planted on Victoria Road. The group will learn about the plants and why they are so important to the pollinator friendly city. Attendees of the one-hour tour will receive a native plant to take home, while supplies last. One per household.


Farm tour

Sheep, goats, pigs, chickens and a cow are awaiting your visit to the Dodge Nature Center farm, 1701 Charlton St., West St. Paul, on Saturday, July 30. 

From 10 to 11:30 a.m., learn about the farm and the farm animals during tours of the pasture, barn and hayloft. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $3 for adults and $1.50 for children. It is free for children ages 2 and under. 

Call 651-455-4531 or visit for more information or to register.

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