South-West Bulletin Board January 21, 2019

Coffee painting

Kids ages 11 through 17, express your creativity through painting with coffee. The art produced is monochromatic, but the potential is limited only by your imagination. Registration is required for this session on Jan. 22 from 1:30 to 3 p.m., at the West St. Paul Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E. Call 651-554-6840 for more information.


Homework help

Work with a volunteer tutor for help with homework assignments in any subject. Open to students through 12th grade, no appointment is necessary. This will run from 5 to 7 p.m., on Jan. 23 at the Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E.


Seasonal Affect Disorder

This presentation will provide information on Seasonal Affect disorder, how depression is related to this, as well as symptoms and treatment options in-depth.  Lastly, the Life Enrichment Action Program (LEAP) will be described, as well as other helpful local resources.  Taking place on Jan. 29, register by Jan. 22 by calling 651-403-8300 to register. The cost is $5 and this will run from 1 to 2 p.m., at Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane. 

Tape Town

Bring your own toy car to zoom around on roads made of tape. “Towns” made of different activities will be sprinkled throughout the road system to provide fun — and necessary — pit stops. Open to kids ages 2 to 6, this will run from 11 a.m. to noon on Jan. 23, at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N.


Dance Together

From 1:30 to 2:15 p.m., Jan. 25, use movement to explore imagination, stories and music in this class where caregivers and children dance together. Presented by Young Dance, registration is required, and this is open to kids up to age 5. This will take place at the Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E. Call 651-554-6840 for more information. 


Women Code Breakers in WWII, Part II

The absence of women from the WWII historical record is partly due to the long duration of secrecy about code breaking and partly because after the war, most went back to their “customary female roles” when the men came back.  Part two will look at “American Women at Arlington Hall.” Register by Jan. 25, for this session on Feb. 1 from 10 to 11 a.m., at Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul. The cost is $5, and call 651-403-8300 to register. 


Bridging the Political Divide

Focus on listening and reflecting during this structured conversation amongst a balanced group of Republican-leaning and Democratic-leaning citizens, designed to help you understand the experiences and beliefs of those on the other side of the political divide. Registration is required, and this is presented by the Better Angels Alliance of Eagan. Running from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., it will take place at the Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E, on Jan. 26. Call 651-554-6840 for more information.  


Hockey with a cop and firefighter

Join others at Harmon Park ice rink for a free, fun-filled game of outdoor hockey with members of the West St. Paul Police Department and the South Metro Fire 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 will run from 10 to 11 a.m., on Harmon Park, 230 Bernard St. W., West St. Paul, on Jan. 26.


Daddy-daughter date night

Register now for the daddy-daughter date night on Feb. 8. This special winter event for dads, grandpas, uncles and other special adults and children will include music, dinner, dancing, photo booth, refreshments and activities. There will be an opportunity to get your hair done by Salon Fusion, with details emailed a week prior to the event. Running from 6 to 8 p.m., this will be at Veterans Memorial Community Center, 8055 Barbara Ave., Inver Grove Heights. The cost is $42 for an adult-child pair and $21 for additional children. Pre-registration is required. For more information and a link to purchase tickets visit This is open for kids ages 4 to 12.

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