South-West Review Bulletin Board January 14, 2018

Stories at Lawshe Memorial Museum

The Dakota County Historical Society and South St. Paul Public Library are collaborating for a special storytime series making history come alive through stories and activities for toddlers and preschoolers. Siblings and daycare groups are welcome. This is open to ages 2 to 6. The next session will be Jan. 16 from 10:15 to 11 a.m., at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave N.


Entertainer Kent Appeldoorn

Kent Appeldoorn plays and sings songs from the 50’s and 60’s that are guaranteed to bring up stirring memories. Register by Jan. 16 for this event that will take place on Jan. 24 from 1 to 2 p.m., at the Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul. The cost is $7, which includes dessert. Call 651-403-8300 to register. 


Make & Take

Use duct tape, LED lights and your imagination to create your own light-up jewelry from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., on Jan. 16 at the Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E. This is open to ages 10 to 15. 


Mendota Heights Book Group

This is a partnership between the Wentworth Library and the City of Mendota Heights, ISD 197, and Tri-District Community Education. The group will meet at 10 a.m., at Mendota Elementary, 1979 Summit Lane, Mendota Heights, in the media center, on Jan. 17. This month’s book is “Neither Wolf nor Dog” by Kent Nerburn.


Dakota Gardner’s meeting

Join Dakota County Garner’s at its monthly meeting on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m., at South St. Paul High School, 700 Second St. N., in the lecture hall on the east side of the building. The speaker at this meeting will be Dr. Elaine Evans, extension educator and bee researcher at the University of Minnesota. The topic will be about gardening for bees and horticultural habitat creation. For questions call 651-455-2889 or


Discover Group

Join Ph.D. biochemist Gary Gray each month to engage in discussions on articles from the latest issue of “Discover.” So much is happening so fast climate change, medical breakthroughs, space exploration, uncovering ancient civilizations and dinosaurs and much more. Be a part of these exciting discoveries. No registration needed for this event on Jan. 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul. There is a suggested $1 donation at the door. 


South St. Paul One Acts

Tickets are now available for “’This is a Test’ and Other School Plays,” at the South St. Paul Winter 2018 One Acts Plays Festival. Performances will take place at the South St. Paul High School Auditorium, 700 Second St. N., on Jan. 19 at 7 p.m., at Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by visiting and searching “South St. Paul.


Waggin’ Tales

Bring your kids to the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave E., from 10:30 a.m., to noon on Jan. 20, to read to certified therapy dogs. Open to kids ages 5 to 10, this is not only fun, but it helps develop reading skills and fluency. 

The Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E, will host Waggin’ Tales from 11 a.m., to noon that same day.


Hockey with a cop

Join the West St. Paul Police Department at the Harmon Park ice rink, 221 Arion St., Jan. 20 from 10 to 11 a.m., for a fun-filled game of outdoor hockey with members of both the fire and police department. Participants can warm up after the game in the warming house with hot cocoa and cookies. All participants must bring their own hockey equipment, skates and hockey stick. This is a free event open to all ages and skill levels.


Color Your Way

Bring out your inner child by joining Dodge Nature Center for a colorful experience. Learn about the wild visitors that share our yards with us by coloring with a Dodge naturalist to create your own field guide from 1 to 3 p.m., on Jan. 21 at Dodge Nature Center’s Farm Education Entrance 3, 1701 Charlton St., West St. Paul. The cost is $10 per adult. Call 651-455-4531 for visit for more information. 

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