Bulletin Board: Roseville-Little Canada Review/Bulletin Area • January 8th, 2019

Dementia caregiving series resumes

The 2019 Dementia Caring & Coping monthly series of talks restarts on Thursday, Jan. 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Roseville Library. The topic will be “Healthy Brain: Exercise, Nutrition, Sensitivities ...” The program will focus on strategies to maintain a healthy brain, including new information about lifestyle choices people can make.

This is the fifth year of free public programs sponsored by the Roseville Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Action Team (Roseville A/D). The talks by local experts offer education, tips and strategies for families and friends of people affected by Alzheimer’s disease and similar conditions.  

The programs typically are held on the second Thursday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. The February program will focus on “Normal Aging or Dementia?” For more information, go to www.cityofroseville.com/dementiainfo.

 

Change Lives with School Supplies

Do you have a New Year’s resolution to do more good in the community? Then head to the family-friendly, one-time volunteer event called Change Lives with School Supplies.  On Saturday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon, Do Good Roseville is hosting a group volunteer event at the Twin Cities Kids in Need Resource Center (www.tckinrc.org). 

Operating as a free store for teachers serving eligible area schools, the center provides teachers much-needed supplies for their students for learning and excelling in the classroom. Volunteers will either be sorting and organizing supplies, or packing backpacks for school kids. Kids as young as age 5 are welcome so it’s a great family volunteer event. The center is located on the west side of Roseville at 2719 Patton Road. Work will take place in a warehouse, so dress warm. To volunteer, register at www.dogoodroseville.com/register or contact Kathy Ramundt at kramundt@hotmail.com or 651-488-5061. 

 

Minnesota District 42 elected officials take questions

State legislators representing Shoreview, Mounds View and Arden Hills will be taking questions during an appearance on Saturday, Jan. 12.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters White Bear Lake Area, the event takes place from 10:15 a.m. to noon at the Shoreview Library, 4560 Victoria St. N.

The event features legislators from the DFL-led District 42, which include state Sen. Jason Isaacson and state Reps. Jamie Becker-Finn and Kelly Moller.

Questions from the event hosts, as well as constituents, will be posed to the legislators.

 

LWV ‘Conversations with Constituents’

The League of Women Voters Roseville Area will host its annual “Conversations with Constituents” on Tuesday, Jan. 15., at Roseville City Hall. The event will begin with a meet and greet including refreshments at 6:30 p.m., with the program lasting 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Invited guests include Mayors Nora Slawik, Maplewood; Dan Roe, Roseville; Peter Lindstrom, Falcon Heights; John Keis, Little Canada; and Mary Gaasch, Lauderdale; County commissioners Blake Huffman (District 1), Mary Jo McGuire (2), Trista Matascastillo (3) and Victoria Reinhardt (7); and School Board chairs Jonathan Weinhagen, Mounds View Public Schools; Michelle Yener, North St Paul/Maplewood/Oakdale Schools and Kitty Gogins, Roseville Area Schools. 

Roseville City Hall is located at 2660 Civic Center Drive. Constituents may question officials on pressing issues facing our schools, cities and county. The public is encouraged to attend.

 

Citizenship class upcoming in Mounds View

English language learners who want to study for the U.S. citizenship test can join an introductory class beginning Jan. 15.

The class will cover basic U.S. history, government, vocabulary and study questions for the civics test.

Classes will meet Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m., beginning Jan. 15 and ending March 12. They will take place at the Silver View Education Center, 2574 Mounds View Blvd. 

Registration is required. Contact Sky Gillespie at 651-621-6249 or schuyler.gillespie@moundsviewschools.org.

 

Roseville’s 

Got Talent 

It’s open mic night in Roseville. Head to Cedarholm Community Building, 2323 Hamline Ave., on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. It’s your chance to showcase your talent at this family-friendly gathering, an opportunity for talented local musicians, comedians, singers, poets, storytellers and others to take to the stage. Call 651-792-7154 to sign up for a spot.

 

Alzheimer’s support group

An Alzheimer’s Association support group meets every third Monday of the month from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the New Brighton Community Center. Support and education are provided by facilitator Amy House, who is affiliated and trained by the Alzheimer’s Association and trained in Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care. No RSVP is necessary; for more information contact House at 651-746-5611. The community center is located at 400 10th St. NW in New Brighton.

 

4 county locations will mulch Christmas trees

Four Ramsey County yard waste sites are accepting Christmas trees for mulching. The service is free and runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. The locations are at 3530 Hudson Ave. in Arden Hills; 1150 Sims Ave. in St. Paul at Frank and Sims; 1943 Pierce Butler Route in St. Paul; and 5900 Sherwood Road in White Bear Township. Wreaths, swags, bows and other evergreen decorations aren’t permitted due to an invasive species alert. Those should be bagged and trashed rather than mulched, according to the state.

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