South-West Review Bulletin Board November 18, 2018

Stories at Lawshe 

The Dakota County Historical Society and South St. Paul Public Library are collaborating for a special story time series making history come alive through stories and activities for toddlers and preschoolers. Open to kids ages 2 to 6, the next session will be from 10:15 to 11 a.m., Nov. 20 at the Dakota Count Historical Society, 130 Third Ave. N., South St. Paul. Siblings and daycare groups are welcome.


Family law clinic

Receive a free 30-minute consultation from a volunteer attorney regarding Family Law matters such as divorce, child custody, child support, visitation, paternity issues, spousal maintenance, and domestic abuse. This clinic is a joint program of Legal Assistance of Dakota County, the Dakota County Family Court, and the Dakota County Law Library. Call 952-891-7241 to schedule an appointment, which will run from 4 to 7 p.m., at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E,






Desserts for One or Two

Come and prepare some desserts ready to take home for the holidays. Participants will make a variety of desserts that you are able to take home, including two different freezer-ready cookie doughs, for baking at a later date.  All ingredients and supplies included.  Desserts you will leave with include one dozen chocolate candy cookies freezer ready; Cranberry Orange shortbread freezer cookie; two pineapple upside down cakes; four mini cheesecakes; one small size triple chocolate cake with ganache.   Register by Nov. 21 for this event, which will take place on Nov. 28 from 1 to 3 p.m., at Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul. The cost is $29, which include all supplies. Call 651-403-8300 to register. 


Dakota Gardeners meeting

Dakota Gardeners November meeting will feature Martin Stern from Squire House Gardens.  He will speak on “Garden Rooms,” focusing on intimate garden spaces and the use of color effectively in the landscape. The meeting will take place on Nov. 21, 7 p.m., South St. Paul High School, 700 Second St. N., South St. Paul. The public is welcome. For more information, call 651-455-2889 or visit



Try something out of the ordinary this Black Friday and head outdoors. Come to Dodge Nature Center, 365 Marie Ave. W., West St. Paul, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. to learn about the wildlife that lives where you do. From raccoons to squirrels, deer to wild turkeys, there’s an assortment of critters around every day. You will do some hiking and enjoy the outdoors Nov. 23. The cost is $3. Call 651-455-4531 or visit to register or for more information. 


Book bingo for teens

From 2:30 to 4 p.m., Nov. 23, play bingo with other teens for a chance to win gently used books. Open to teens ages 11 to 17, this will take place at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E.


Estate and gift planning seminar

A free estate and gift planning seminar will be held in the St. Croix Lutheran Academy library, 1200 Oakdale Ave., West St. Paul, on Nov. 26 from 6 to 7:30. Presenters Jenny Nohelty, a gift planning counselor with Gift Planning Services and Abraham Schwager, an attorney with Chandler and Brown, will lead participants through the estate and gift planning process. Find out more and register at or contact Brian Shult, 651-455-1521 or at


Women Code Breakers in WWII

Only recently have the contributions of women in breaking the Nazi and Japanese codes in WWII been documented and appreciated.  Their absence from the historical record is partly due to the long duration of secrecy about code breaking and partly because after the war, most went back to their “customary female roles”.  Come hear about the critical function that women fulfilled in winning the war at 10 am. on Dec. 3 at Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Center, West St. Paul. Register by Monday, Nov. 26 by calling 651-403-8300. This session costs $5.




Book Ends Book Group

The Book Ends Book Group will meet Nov. 27 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., as they discuss “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E.


Ugly Swimsuit indoor triathlon

Register by Nov. 25 for the Ugly Sweater Triathlon that will take place Dec. 2 starting at 8:30 a.m., at Veterans Memorial Community Center, 8055 Barbara Ave., Inver Grove Heights. In this festive indoor version of a triathlon, participants will swim or aqua jog the most laps in 10 minutes an indoor pool, run or walk the most laps in 20 minutes on the indoor track and cycle the longest distance in 30 minutes on a group cycle bicycle. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each age category. Register by visiting


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