South-West Bulletin Board March 25, 2019


Brazil’s Pantanal Region is a wildlife haven for jaguars, giant river otters, maned wolves, tapirs, giant ant eaters, capybaras and more. Learn about this amazing and unique habitat from naturalist, world traveler, and author Lee Ann Landstrom. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required by the Friday prior to the program. To register, please call 651-455-4531 by March 29. The program will take place April 2 at 11 a.m., at Dodge Nature Center’s Farm Entrance 3, 1701 Charlton St., West St. Pal. The cost is $15 for the program and lunch, or $5 for just the program. 


Community garden plots available

Looking for a place to grow organic vegetables? Consider renting a plot at the community garden at the First Presbyterian Church of South St. Paul. The garden is a partnership with the Master Gardeners of Dakota County. It is located on the west side of the church, north east of the intersection of Highway 52 and Wentworth.  The master gardeners teach classes and plant a demonstration garden using organic gardening methods, church members and neighbors grow organic vegetables on their plots and volunteers grow food for Neighbors food shelf. Want to garden but not rent a plot? Consider helping with the food shelf plots.  

A 10 foot by 15 foot plot rents for $35, and a 10 foot by 20 foot plot is $45. If you are interested in helping with the food shelf garden or in renting a plot, please call Julie at 651-459-5607 or the church office at 651-451-6223 or go to

Rock, Rattle and Rhyme Storytime

Through the use of books, music, and movement, children learn social skills, listening comprehension, and the foundations of reading through letters, numbers, rhyming, and vocabulary. For children up to age 3 and their caregivers, this is will run from 6:15 to 7 p.m., March 25 at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N.


Book Ends Book Group

The group will meet for its monthly discussion March 26 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. This month’s book is “A Prayer for Own Meaney” by John Irving.


Family book bingo

From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., March 27, play bingo and win gently used books at the Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave.


Awesome dinosaurs

Learn where dinos lived, how the hatched, how big they were, what they ate and even how they may have sounded from science teacher Rob Ellos and his puppet assistance Chomper in this interactive program from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., March 28 at the Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. This is intended for kids ages 3 to 6.


Maple syruping

Celebrate the return of spring by observing the age-old process of turning tree sap into syrup. Observe a tree tapping demonstration, collect sap, visit the evaporator, and sample some delicious maple syrup. This program is designed for kindergarten and older. It will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m., March 30 and cost $7. This will take place at Dodge Nature Center’s Farm Entrance, 1701 Charlton St., West St. Paul. Call 651-455-4531or visit for more information. Another session will be held March 30. 

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