South-West Review Bulletin Board November 2, 2018

NaNoWriMo Meetup

From 6 to 8 p.m., Nov. 6, meet other local authors and work on your novel in a welcoming and supportive space during National Novel Writing Month. Light refreshments provided. This will be at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave.


British History

Terry Kubista is a British historian, educator and presenter.  The major purpose of Kubista’s courses is to stimulate your thinking so that you will ask questions. The classes are fun, relaxed and a combination of participant questions, oral presentations and videos.  Register by Nov. 6 for the Nov. 13 session that will cover Saint Aidan.  Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne was an Irish monk sent to help convert the British to Christianity in the 7th Century.  He established a monastery on the island of Lindisfarne and from there set out on foot among the people This will run from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul. The cost is $8. Register by calling 651-403-8300. 


Financial aid information session

A financial aid information session for families and students will be held Nov. 7 in the South St. Paul Secondary Lecture Hall, 700 Second St. N. There will be a session in English from 5 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a session in Spanish until 8 p.m. Topics will include completing the FAFSA, types of financial aid, financial aid deadlines, tax reporting information and a general question and answer.  


Home Care 101

Come and learn the difference between Medicare covered home health care and private duty home care services: what makes you eligible for home health benefits, how to find a certified home health agency, and what services are provided.  Register by Nov. 7 for this event which will run from 11 a.m. to noon Nov. 14 at Thompson Park Activity center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul. Call 651-403-8300 to register.


Meet Carolyn Porter

Meet Minnesotan author Carolyn Porter who will discuss her book, “Marcel’s Letters: A Font and the Search for One Man’s Fate”, and share details of her research process, the WWII history behind her book, and the font P22 Marcel Script she created based on handwritten letters found in a Stillwater antique shop. A Minnesota Legacy program sponsored by Minnesota’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, this will run from 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 8, at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N.


Understanding Dementia

Attend a 60-minute presentation aimed to increase awareness and educate about dementia. Topics will include recognizing the symptoms of various dementias, understanding the numerous disease processes that cause dementia, emphasizing the importance of early diagnosis, learning brain health tips and exercises, providing community resources for those with dementia and/or caregivers. The session is Nov. 8, from 6:30 to 7:30pm at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 7600 Cahill Ave. E., Inver Grove Heights.


Poetry tea for homeschoolers

Come enjoy a spot of tea and poetry. Prepare a poem or two at home to read or recite to the group. Bring your favorite books to recommend. Open to all ages, this will run from 11 a.m. to noon at the South St. Paul Library, Nov. 9.

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