South-West Review Bulletin Board October 1, 2017

Caregiving for aging parents

You have loved ones in your life that depend on you including your kids and your aging parents. Sometimes taking care of everyone can become overwhelming. This class on Oct. 4 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., will help you identify major stressors in your life when it comes to being a caregiver and help break up the daunting list of items when it comes to supporting your aging parents. This class will discuss when the right time to start having difficult discussions with your parents, such as when to stop driving, long-term care and funeral planning. Cost is $10, and the class will take place at Henry Sibley High School, 1897 Delaware Ave., Mendota Heights.


Car show

Salem Lutheran Church, 11 W. Bernard St., West St. Paul, is celebrating its 125th anniversary on Oct. 1. Classic and antique car owners are invited to display their cars on that day at the church from 9 a.m., to noon. Call Clayton Miller at 651-426-0005 if you have any questions. 


WWII German POW Camps in the U.S.

During World War II, thousands of prisoners of war, both German and Japanese, arrived on the shores of the United States and were sent across the country for housing. This presentation will concentrate on the German POWs that arrived in the United Sates and were housed in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. The presenter is Matt Carter, executive director of the Dakota County Historical Society.  Register by Thursday, Oct. 5 for this event that will take place on Oct. 12 at 9:30 a.m., at Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul. Cost is $5. Call 651-403-8300 to register.


Hauntings of the Midwest 

Explore some of the most gruesome hauntings in the Midwest on Oct. 2 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N. Filled with tragic murders, bizarre suicides, serial killers, untimely deaths, and fatal accidents, this presentation is certainly not for the faint of heart. Presented by Chad Lewis, this is a Minnesota Legacy program sponsored by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Call 651-554-3240 for more information.


Protect your privacy

From social media to search engines and email to online purchasing — modern life leaves digital footprints everywhere we go. Discover the tools and techniques you can use to protect your privacy, browse anonymously, and encrypt information. Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance, registration is required. This event will take place on Oct. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m., at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E. Call 651-554-6800 for more information.


Caring communities

Speakers from NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will present “Creating Caring Communities” in Inver Grove Heights on Oct. 5. Learn about mental illnesses, the impact of negative attitudes and five things each of us can do to make Minnesota a better place for people who experience a mental illness. The free program is open to the public and will be presented from noon  to 1 p.m., at Inver Hills Community College, 2500 80th St. Hosted by NAMI on Campus. For information, call Brianna Libby at 651-645-2948 x128


Craft and Bake sale

Luther Memorial Church, 315 15th Ave. N., South St. Paul, is having its annual Craft and Bake Sale on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Homemade chicken wild rice soup will be sold at 11 a.m. until gone.


Pancake breakfast

Gramercy Apartments, 5688 Brent Ave., Inver Grove Heights, is hosting a pancake breakfast on Oct. 7 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and milk. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 5 to 12. Children ages 4 and under are free.


Waffle breakfast

Join others for waffles at Thompson Park Activity Center’s annual Waffle Breakfast. Enjoy a wonderful breakfast and craft and bake sale on Oct. 8 from 9 a.m., to 1 p.m., at TPAC, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul Breakfast includes Dad’s Homemade Belgium Waffles, choice of flavored toppings, fresh strawberries, sausage, juice and coffee all you can eat. Tickets are currently available at Thompson Park Activity Center or can be purchased at the door.  Cost is $9 for adults and children under 5 are free.  All proceeds benefit Thompson Park Activity Center, which serves adults 50 years of age and older in the community.

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