Bulletin Board: Roseville-Little Canada Review/Bulletin Area • September 2, 2018

‘In Our Own Voice’ at Shoreview Library

Head to the Shoreview Library on Monday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. to understand the journey of people with mental illness in recovery. In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a unique public education program in which two trained speakers share compelling personal stories about living with a mental illness and achieving recovery, demonstrating that there is hope for recovery for people with mental illnesses. The presentation includes personal stories and video clips, as well an opportunity to ask questions. The library is located at 4560 Victoria St. N in Shoreview.


QPR suicide prevention class in Shoreview

QPR is a free, one-hour presentation sponsored by NAMI Minnesota, a part of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, that covers the three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide: Question, Persuade and Refer. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught gatekeeper training program in the United States, and more than one million adults have been trained in classroom settings in more than 48 states. The QPR class will be offered in Shoreview on Monday, Sept. 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Shoreview Library, 4560 Victoria St. N. For information or to register, contact Heather at 651-645-2948 ext. 114 or hsharkey@namimn.org, or see “classes” at www.namimn.org.


Roseville Historical Society meeting

The Roseville Historical Society is meeting Monday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Fireside Room at the Roseville Oval, 2660 Civic Center Drive. The meeting will feature a presentation on the Erickson Farmstead in Anoka County told by Dennis and Julie Davis. Hear about the history of the round barn and the family that built it in 1880. Starting in the 1920s, Edward Erickson and his sons began to open a variety of businesses, including ventures into retail grocery and merchandizing, called Erickson Stores. They also ventured into oil, opening the businesses that would eventually be known as Holiday Service Stations and SuperAmerica Service Stations. The program begins at 7:30 p.m.; coffee treats and door prizes will come after.


Shoreview Library hosts book launch

The Shoreview Library is hosting author Shannon Gibney’s book launch event Tuesday, Sept. 18, starting at 7 p.m. Gibney’s book, “Dream Country,” is a young adult novel about five generations of young people from a single African-and-American family pursuing an elusive dream of freedom. Shoreview Library is located at 4560 Victoria St. For more information call 651-724-6006. 


Blood drive at NB public safety

The Red Cross is having a blood drive on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Public Safety Center in New Brighton, 785 Old Highway 8.  All blood types are needed and walk-ins are always welcome. To make an appointment call 1-800-733-2767 or go on-line at www.redcrossblood.org.   


Health care documentary screening

The Roseville Area Advocates for Minnesota Health Plan will host a viewing of “Big Pharma: Market Failure” on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Autumn Grove Park Building in Roseville. The documentary explores the problem of extreme drug prices in the U.S. and how drug costs impact the public, businesses and the overall U.S. economy. If you think it’s time for a health care system that covers everyone from cradle to grave, while reducing costs through a publicly-financed, privately delivered system, come, and bring a friend. Those who just want to learn more are welcome as well. Contact Valerie Swenson at 651-487-6473 for more information. The park is located at 1395 Lydia Ave.


Simon discusses election integrity

The League of Women Voters Roseville Area, Roseville Library and Do Good Roseville are co-hosting Secretary of State Steve Simon speaking on election integrity on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave. N. On National Voter Registration Day, Simon will address historical practices regarding voter integrity, current threats to the voting process and proactive planning by the Secretary of State’s Office to ensure that the vote of every registered citizen counts. The event is free and open to the public.

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