South-West Bulletin Board March 11, 2019

Story and craft

Kids ages 2 to 4 can enjoy stories, crafts and fun from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave, on March 11.


Paper quilling

From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., March 12, create your own paper quill design by coiling and shaping narrow paper strips into patterns and combinations. Presented by ArtStart. Registration is required. This will take place at the Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E. Call 651-554-6840 for more information.


Woven cup creation

Learn how to weave and make a cup to hold your pencils, markers or other office supplies. Presented by Abrakadoodle, registration is required. Open to kids ages 6 to 14, this will take place at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., March 13. Call 651-554-3240 for more information.


Recycling tour

Ever wondered what happens to your recycling and trash after it’s collected? If so, join the tour of Republic Services’ recycling facility, 2795 E. 117th St., Inver Grove Heights and landfill on Wed. 3/13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. You will learn how recycling is sorted and how waste is handled and properly disposed of at a landfill. Recycling facility tours begin at 11am. A shuttle for landfill tours will leave every 30 minutes. Enjoy pizza and refreshments as well.


Spring make and take

Kids ages 3 to 12 are invited to come to the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N., March 14 from 10:30 a.m. to noon to create a basket of spring-inspired crafts.


Dakota County 

quilt show

Join the Star Quilters for its 24th annual quilt show, “Color Makes Me Happy,” featuring quilts of many colors and designs. This will run through March 15. The show is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Lawshe Memorial Museum, 130 Third Ave. N. Admission is $5. For more information visit and search “quilt show.”


Mother/son sports night

This night is exclusively for mothers or grandmothers or aunts or other special female adults and their sons/grandsons/nephews only.  The theme is “All Sports” and everyone is encouraged to dress to show support for their favorite team, player or sport. Enjoy an evening of dancing, pizza, refreshments, sport skill challenges and fun. Open to kids ages 4 and up, the cost is $30 parent/child pair and $8 for each additional child
Register by March 13 at, listed under Family/Youth Activities. Code FA-W103. This will run on March 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the community center, 8055 Barbara Ave., Inver Grove Heights. 


Nature playdate

Celebrate the sweetest time of the year, maple syrup season, from 10 to 11:15 a.m., March 15. Read a story and bring it to life by going on a tree tapping adventure. Help tap a tree and collect sap, and then enjoy some sweet samples of syrup and sugar. Through outdoor adventures, live animals and creative play, Dodge naturalists make spending time in nature easy by providing new experiences each month. This is a sensory early childhood experience for age 2 through Pre-K. Please come dressed for the weather. All children must be accompanied by their adult at nature playdates. Pre-registration is required, and this will take place at Dodge’s Farm Entrance, 1701 Charlton St., West St. Paul. Call 651-455-4531or visit for more information. The cost is $7.


Flying Fun

Join the Story Man from England and let your imagination soar. Flying isn’t just for the birds. Explore how planes, rockets, and superheroes also take to the skies. Open to kids ages 2 to 8, this will run from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., March 15, at the Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E.


Maple syruping

Celebrate the return of spring by observing the age-old process of turning tree sap into syrup. Observe a tree tapping demonstration, collect sap, visit the evaporator, and sample some delicious maple syrup. This program is designed for kindergarten and older. It will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m., March 16 and cost $7. This will take place at Dodge Nature Center’s Farm Entrance, 1701 Charlton St., West St. Paul. Call 651-455-4531or visit for more information.


Free Technology support at TPAC’s Tech Learning Center

Receive one-on-one computer, smartphone and tablet mentoring Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon at Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul. 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. The older adult mentors speak your language and are very patient and friendly, using hands-on teaching methods.  

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