South-West Bulletin Board January 28, 2019

Middle School Monday

From 3 to 4 p.m. Jan. 28, drop in to create a fun project with a different theme each month at this program just for middle schoolers. Intended for kids ages 11 to 14, this will take place at the Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E.


Clear the clutter

Get tips from recycling professionals on how to purge hard-to-get-rid-of items regardless of size or emotional attachment. Learn about free or low-cost ways to clean out your closets and restore order to your home. Presented by the Dakota County Environmental Resources Department, this will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Jan. 28, at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N.


Free Technology support at TPAC’s Tech Learning Center

Come for one-on-one computer, smartphone and tablet mentoring. No appointment is needed. Bring your own laptop/phone/tablet or use one of our computers. Mentors will individually help you with your questions. Learn computer basics to more advanced skills. Older adult mentors speak your language and are very patient and friendly, using hands-on teaching methods. This runs from 9 a.m. to noon Monday mornings at Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul.


Book bingo for adults

Come to this grown-ups only bingo night to win free books and DVDs. Snacks will be provided. This will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Jan. 29 at the Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E. There will be another session Jan. 31 at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.




O.W.L.S container gardening

It’s not too early to be thinking about gardens. Do you have the desire to grow flowers or vegetables but have no yard? Don Feeney, master gardener for Dakota County and Dodge Nature Center volunteer, will advise attendees on container styles, plant varieties and soil types that allow you to garden successfully in small spaces. Pre-registration is required by Feb 1. This will take place on Feb. 5 with the program running from 11 a.m., to noon with lunch after. The cost is $15 for the program and lunch or $5 for just the program. Taking place at Dodge Nature Center’s Farm Education Entrance 3, 1701 Charlton St., West St. Paul, visit or call 651-455-4531 for more information. 


Blade with the Blue

Join the Mendota Heights Police Department and parks/recreation for a fun day of recreational hockey skills and games on Feb. 2. Participants will enjoy challenges in fastest skater, passing, shooting accuracy and longest goal. After the challenges, team up with police officers for 3 on 3 hockey games. Children must provide their own equipment. This is broken into two sessions: 1 to 2:30 p.m. for kids ages 6 to 9, and 2:30 to 4 p.m., for kids ages 10 to 13, and will take place at Friendly Hills Outdoor Skating Rink, 716 Navajo Lane, Mendota Heights. Register at or in person at city hall.


Sensory-friendly Saturdays

Explore books, music, movement and play in a sensory-friendly setting that welcomes children ages 3 to 8 of all abilities including those who have difficulty in large groups, are on the autism spectrum or are sensitive to sensory overload. One registration required per family. An adult must accompany each registered child, and siblings are welcome. Running from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Feb. 2, this will take place at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. Call 651-554-6800 for more information. 

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