South-West Bulletin Board May 27th, 2019

Founders Day

Old Salem Shrine, which is also known as the Little White Church, in Inver Grove Heights will hold an open house with refreshments from 1 to 3 p.m., followed by its annual Founders Day service from 3 to 4 p.m., June 2. The public is invited to see how worship was held in the 1800s with kerosene lamps and an authentic pump organ. Old Salem Shrine is located at Upper 55th Street and Annette Avenue East. For questions, or for more information, contact Jill Lewis at 651-455-8586.


South St. Paul Yellow Ribbon Town Hall Meeting

 Join the South St. Paul Yellow Ribbon Committee for a town hall meeting and open house on June 4 at the South St. Paul City Hall, 125 Third Ave. N. There will be a meet and great from 6:30 to 7 p.m. with a program starting at 7 p.m. Speakers will include JT Malm, family assistance specialist from the Rosemount Family Assistance Center, Mike Windsperger, the Central MN Yellow Ribbon regional outreach coordinator, and Lil Forseth, family readiness support assistant with 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade. The SSP Yellow Ribbon will highlight what has taken place in the last 10 years and how residents can get involved. For additional information, contact Marilyn Rothecker at 651-451-6007. 


Kickball tournament

TriDistrict Community Education – Family Programming is teaming up with the city of Mendota Heights to throw a Community Kickball Tournament. We invite community members to create teams of 8-15 people for a day of fun, food and friendship. Each team must have at least 4 children on their roster. Each registered participant will also receive a meal on the day of the tournament. Teams will only need one person to register on the TriDistirct Community Education website at or by phone at 651-403-8313. Registration is open through June 3. The tournament will run from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., June 9 at Mendakota Park, 2171 Dodd Road.


Muffins with the Mayor

Mayor David Napier would love to listen and share with residents of West St. Paul how he and his constituents can be the change that matters in West St. Paul. Come and join him in conversation. Muffins and coffee will be served. Taking place June 5 from 9 to 10 a.m., register by June 3 by calling 651-403-8300. The cost is $3, and this will take place at Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul.


Spring Swing Big Band hangar dace

Join the Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing for its Spring Swing Big Band Hangar Dance 2019 on June 8 at Fleming Field, 320 Airport Road, Hanger 3, in South St. Paul. The cost is $17 per person or $14.50 for presale. Music will be provided by the Roseville Big Band with free dance lesson from TC Swing & Rhythm & Swing. Doors Open at 6 p.m., with dance lessons starting at 7 p.m. Dancing starts at 8 p.m. at goes to midnight. There’ll be music, dancing, food, aircraft tours, door prizes, WWII costume contest with prizes for best WWII era dress and more. Proceeds from the dance benefit the museum. You must print your tickets or show the ticket confirmation on your mobile device the night of the dance. Student and Military ID tickets available at the door only. This event is all ages.


South St. Paul Memorial Day parade

Join the annual South St. Paul Memorial Day Parade on May 27 starting at 9:30 a.m. The parade will start at Sixth and Marie, travel west on Marie and north on 15th Avenue to the Oak Hill Cemetery. 


Soccer 101

Come and learn about the sport that your kids and/or grandkids are playing, but maybe you don’t completely understand.  The instructor will go through the basics of the sport: rules, strategies and scoring, using video highlights to provide play-by-play explanations.  By the end of the hour you won’t physically be in better shape, but guaranteed, you will be a better soccer spectator. Register by May 28 for this session on June 5 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $3, and it will take place at the Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul. Call 651-403-8300 to register.


Dementia awareness and early detection

Increase your awareness of various types of dementia, learn how to recognize early symptoms and discover resources available to family, friends and caregivers. Presented by DARTS, this will run from 10 to 11:30 a.m., May 30 at the West St. Paul Library, 199 E. Wentworth Ave. Call 651-554-5800 for more information.


Huck Finn Fishing Derby

Set the hook into some fishing fun with our Huck Finn Fishing Derby. There’ll be fishing contests for the largest fish, smallest fish and most fish caught. Prizes are awarded for tournament winners and each participant receives a fishing goodie bag. Check-in for the event begins at 9 a.m., with the derby beginning at 9:30 a.m. and lasting until 11 a.m. The cost is $5 per person. Register early as space is limited. The deadline is May 31
No license, no worries. Fish for free during Take-A-Kid Fishing Weekend June 7 to 9: Minnesotans 16 or older who take a child 15 or younger fishing don’t need a license that weekend. For up-to-date event information, call the Weather Line 651-450-2595.


Android Phone Q&A 

Do you ever wonder what else your phone can do for you but don’t even know the right question to ask?  There will be a presentation along with time to answer questions you have about your device.   Register by May 31 for this session on June 3 from 9 to 10 a.m., at Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul. The cost is $3, and register by calling 651-403-8300.


Hike it!

Spend the morning walking beautiful, single-track, unpaved trails at Salem Hills Park, 1642 Upper 55th St. E. Enjoy a free gift and snack. Strollers and dogs are not permitted. Hike is not recommended for ages 4 and younger. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required, by May 29: with code #FA-S100. The hike will begin at 10 a.m.


Officer Scott Patrick Memorial 5K walk/run

On June 1, the Officer Scott Patrick Memorial 5K Walk/Run will take place at The Village at Mendota Heights at intersection of Main Street & Market Square. Support this community fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting Minnesota Special Olympics. Awards will be given for the first three male and female winners in age categories 19 and under, 20-49 (Open Division), and 50 plus (Master Division). Awards ceremony and prize drawing follows conclusion of the race. Registration is open from 7 to 8:30 a.m., with races occurring from 9 to 11 a.m. The cost is $25 before 6 p.m., May 31 or $30 on race day. To sign up ahead, go to and search  “Scott Patrick Memorial” or visit city hall, 1101 Victoria Curve.



Morning on the farm

Start your morning meeting all the animals and doing chores at the Dodge Farm. After all the animals are fed and watered, sit down to a hot breakfast together, featuring fresh-picked eggs and other tastes of the farm. After breakfast, stick around to help clean pens. All ages are welcome, and this will run from 9 to 11 a.m., June 1 at Dodge Nature Center’s main entrance, 365 Marie Ave. The cost is $12. Call 651-445-4531 or visit for more information.


Mendota Heights park events

On May 31, watch “Mary Poppins Returns” on the big screen outdoors at 8:30 p.m. at Mendakota Park, 2171 Dodd Road. The annual parks celebration will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 1 at Mendakota Park. Stop by for a celebration featuring bounce houses, a petting zoo, rock climbing wall, sports games, activities, booths to visit and more. 




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