South-West Bulletin Board May 13th, 2019

Spring Planting, Summer Blooming

Make an imaginary garden and get excited to grow your own in this fun and interactive storytelling program that encourages outdoor physical play. Presented by The Story Man from England, this is for kids ages 2 to 8. It will run from 10:15 to 11 a.m., May 14 at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N.

 

Staying safe in West St. Paul

Join 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.

 

Homework help

From 5 to 7 p.m., May 15, stop by the Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E, and work with a volunteer tutor for help with homework assignments in any subject. Open to students in kindergarten through 12th-grade, no appointment is necessary.

 

World War II icons

When traveling back in time and remembering the Second World War, images of events and people come to mind. The photograph of the flag atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jiima is an iconic picture taken during the war.  Others, many not so well-known or remembered, will be the subject of Michael Eckers’ presentation. What significance did Disney artists have to armed forces throughout the conflict?  Who was the real “Rosie the Riveter”?  How many war correspondents can you identify; those who wrote the words all of America was waiting to hear and read?  Who served in relative obscurity only to rise to celebrity status after the war ended?  Came and find answers to these and other questions from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., May 22. Register by May 15, and the cost is $10. This will take place at Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul. Register by calling 651-403-8300.

 

West St. Paul History with Lois Glewwe

Celebrate Dakota County Library’s 50th anniversary and West St. Paul Days and learn about the fascinating history of the city from local historian Lois Glewwe from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., May 16 at the West St. Paul Library, 199 E. Wentworth Ave.

 

Nature After Dark

Some people like cows, others like horses, but everyone loves chickens. From meat, to eggs, to even pest control, chickens are an important part of the farm. Learn about them as you get up close with hens, roosters, and even some chicks. This program is designed for kids ages 3 to 8. All children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Families are welcome. It will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., May 16 at Dodge Nature Center’s Farm Entrance, 1701 Charlton St., West St. Paul the cost is $10. Call 651-455-4555or visit dodgenaturecenter.org for more information.

 

Town hall

Join Dakota County Commissioner Joe Atkins on May 18 at Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E., in Inver Grove Heights from 2 to 3p.m. The format is simple; Atkins provides a brief 15-minute update on what’s happening at Dakota County, then uses the rest of the time to listen to concerns, take questions, and seek input about upcoming county decisions. For additional questions, contact Joe Atkins at 651-438-4430 or Joe.Atkins@co.dakota.mn.us.

 

Dakota Gardener plant sale

Dakota gardeners: perennials divided and donated by club members, along with annuals and vegetable plants will be available for sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 18 at Good Shepard Lutheran Church, 151 East County Rd. 42, in Burnsville.  Call 651-455-2889 for more information.

 

Shred event

Do you have confidential materials that need to be shredded? Instead of shredding at home, stop by the IGH Spring Shred Event on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to noon to have your confidential documents shredded and recycled for free. This will ensure your personal information stays secure and your paper gets recycled. The event is open to Inver Grove Heights residents and is located at IGH City Hall Parking Lot, 8150 Barbara Ave. Please remove all 3-ring binders, binder clips or metal tabs on file folders from the items you bring. The event will take place rain or shine. For more information, visit www.invergroveheights.org/collectionevents.

 

Stride for Packer Pride

Help all South St. Paul students with opportunities and access to participate in extracurricular athletics and activities by participating at the 11th annual Stride for Packer Pride event hosted by the Schultz family on May 18 at 9 a.m. Proceeds from this event assist students in SSPPS who, due to financial reasons, are not able to participate with their classmates in extra-curricular athletics and activities. For more information, to register or to make a donation, go to www.strideforpackerpride.com/

 

Vintage truck show

Stop by Rihm Kenworth, 425 Concord St. S., South St. Paul, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 19 for a vintage truck show. Rihm Kenworth is partnering with the American Truck Historical Society to host its Minnesota event this year. Bring your friends and family to see the trucks. If you have a vintage truck, there is no fee to display your vehicle. All truck makes, models and ages are welcome.

 

Community plant sale

Spirit of Hope Catholic Community, 2035 Charlton Road, in Sunfish Lake will be having its annual plant sale on May 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a large variety of perennials, limited annuals and more than 40 varieties of tomatoes. University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions.  All proceeds donated to charity.  For more information call 651-455-4712 or 651-233-4882.

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