South-West Bulletin Board May 6th, 2019

Inver Hills Community Band

The Inver Hills Community Band will be performing a free concert on May 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Church of St. Patrick’s, 3535 72nd St. E. in Inver Grove Heights. The program will contain an Aaron Copland medley, highlights from “The Phantom of the Opera,” a vocal piece from “Hamilton,” a American Spiritual with vocalist and other entertaining musical selections. For more information please visit


Nature painting

Come celebrate with a relaxing and fun art activity. You can’t pick the Minnesota state flower, the beautiful and protected lady slipper, but you can sure take it home by painting it. Treat yourself to good company and a cup of hot tea or cocoa. Follow along step by step to create an 8 by 10 inch acrylic painting on canvas. It’s the perfect way to unwind and unleash your creativity. You will be using water soluble acrylic paints that may stain clothing, so make sure you come prepared to get a little messy. This will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m., May 6 at Dodge Nature Center’s Farm Education Entrance, 1701 Charlton St., West St. Paul. The cost is $20, and register by calling 651-455-4555or visiting


Silver Tea: Eisner’s Klezmorim

Enjoy acoustic traditional Klezmer music from Eastern Europe from 1 to 2 p.m., May 7, the lively and serious social music of Eastern European Jewish people. The music will be performed by Eisner’s Klezmorim at the West St. Paul Library, 199 E. Wentworth Ave.


Craft club

From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 7, visit the Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E., to work on a current sewing, yarn or craft project.


Childhood Trauma: Building Resiliency

 NAMI Minnesota will sponsor a free, parent night presentation called Trauma in Childhood: Building Resiliency on May 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Wentworth Library, 199 E Wentworth Ave., in West St. Paul. Discover how adverse experiences can shape our lives and that of our children. Learn strategies to help you and your child become more resilient despite any challenges you may have experienced.  The presenter will be Luke Spiegelhoff, MSW, LICSW the Clinical Director for FACTS MN. Free childcare and a meal are available for this event. Contact Kate Bartlein at with allergy information and to request childcare. For information or to register, call 651-645-2948 or see “classes” at


Dakota Gardeners meeting

The Dakota Gardener’s May meeting will feature Dr. David Zlesak, professor of horticulture at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He will speak on propagating new plants for personal use. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m., May 8, at South St. Paul High School, 700 Second St. N. The public is welcomed to attend.


Bridging the Political Divide

Learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground and affirm the importance of maintaining relationships with those on the other side of the political divide. Practice conversation skills in pairs with someone of your same political persuasion. Registration is required for this event on May 9 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Presented by the Better Angels Alliance of Eagan, it will take place at the West St. Paul Library, 199 E. Wentworth Ave.


Introductory archery series

Learn the principals of archery by a National Archery in the Schools certified instructor. The class will cover the basics of archery, history and safety on the range. Come out and experience this sport first-hand. For ages 9 to 14 years old, all equipment provided. Classes meet 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays: May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30, June 6. Pre-registration for this series is required. The cost is $50, and it will take place at Dodge’s main entrance, 365 Marie Ave. W., West St. Paul. Call 651-455-4555or to register or for more information.


Show and tell for homeschoolers

Prepare a presentation, like a poster, speech, play, or song, about something you learned or studied about this year to share with the group. Open to all ages, it will run from 11 a.m. to noon May 10, at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N.


Staying safe in West St. Paul

Join the West St. Paul Police Officers as they grill up a hamburger lunch and talk with you about the latest trends and how to keep yourself safe in your community.  Register by May 14 for this event on May 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul. The cost is $5, which includes lunch. Call 651-403-8300 to register.


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