South-West Bulletin Board June 10th, 2019

Roe Family Singers

Hear selections featuring the banjo, guitar, fiddle, autoharp, jug, washboard and more from this good-time, old-time hillbilly band. Sponsored by the Friends of the Inver Glen Library, this will run from 2 to 3 p.m., June 10 at the Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E.


Native American beadwork

From 2 to 4 p.m., June 10, join artist Julie Kastigar Boada of the Fond du Lac nation as she introduces the art of beading. Learn how patterns and colors can reflect tribal and family affiliations and create your own beaded pouch. Presented by ArtStart, registration is required. Open to kids ages 10 to 16, this will be at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N. Call 651-554-3240 for more information.


Video game tournament

Challenge your friends and family to a video game tournament June 11 from 2:30 to 4 p.m., at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E. Snacks and tabletop games will also be available. This is open to kids ages 11 to 17.


IGH Food Truck Days

The City of Inver Grove Heights will host a Food Truck Day every second Wednesday of the month from June through August. Stop by the Veterans Memorial Community Center parking lot, 8055 Barbara Ave., June 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for a variety of food vendors.


Workout series

Mendota Heights Parks and Recreation is offering free summer workouts in Mendakota Park, 2171 Dodd Road. In partnership with Anytime Fitness, all ages are invited to participate in this team training session. Workouts feature a large-group style circuit training for all fitness levels. Classes last 45 minutes to an hour. The next session is June 12 at 6:30 p.m.



Over the course of this two hour walk from 6 to 8 p.m., June 12, participants will be given a series of invitations — suggested ways to connect to their surroundings. The experience will be mostly silent, honor each participant’s personal space, and cover just about a mile-and-a-half over generally flat surfaces. It is encouraged that you consider going without your mobile cellular devices for the duration — but this is not required and is solely dependent on your comfort level. At the end of each invitation to exploration, the group will gather and share a few words. It’s okay if you’d like to pass on sharing — sharing is always optional. The evening will conclude with a short tea ceremony. The walk will be guided by Leigha Horton, a certified guide and mentor with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs, and co-founder of Silvae Spiritus Nature & Forest Therapy.  The cost is $30, and the group will meet at Dodge Nature Center’s Farm Entrance, 1701 Charlton St., West St. Paul. Call 651-455-4531 or visit for more information.


Create your own travel game

Create a board game, pieces and spinner with a DVD case from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., June 13. Open to kids ages 6 to 12, this will be at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N..


Tour de Rec

Join Mendota Heights for a free summer program bringing recreation to neighborhood parks. There will be activities and equipment for youth such as games, sports, crafts and more. No registration is required, and this is open to kids ages 6 to 15. Tour de Red will be at Wentworth Park, 739 Wentworth Ave., Mendota Heights, June 13 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.


Schiffley Puppets

Join Rapunzel as she tries to escape her tower. Enjoy this family-friendly parody of the classic tale filled with humor and plenty of audience participation from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., June 13. Open to kids ages 2 to 10, this will be at the Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E.


Dodge’s Amazing Race

Come out to Dodge Nature Center to compete with your team in an experience you won’t forget. Run or walk the grounds while overcoming a number of unique challenges and mind benders. Points will be given to teams based on time and quality of performance. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer at the end during our award ceremony. This event is for adults 21 and above. The cost $80 per team, with a minimum of two players must attend and a maximum of four players. A team of four is recommended to have a better advantage in the race. Challenges are both physical and cognitive. Complete the challenge as a team or choose your champion! Being able to complete a station adds to your team’s points. The teams that reach the finish first, will get additional points added to their total. Ultimately, the total score is calculated with points earned from stations to determine winners. This will take place June 14 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at Dodge Nature Center’s Farm Entrance, 1701 Charlton St., West St. Paul. Call 651-455-4531 or visit for more information.


Flea market vendors needed

Be a vendor at Thompson Park’s summer flea market on June 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., held rain or shine.  To reserve your table or for more information, please call TPAC at 651-403-8300.  Vendor registration is required by June 14.


Bike rodeo

The West St. Paul Bike Rodeo is a free event where kids from kindergarten through sixth-grade can learn about bike safety, have fun on a bike obstacle course and get a free grab bag. There will also be a bike helmet giveaway while supplies last. Bring your bicycle and helmet. The West St. Paul Bike Rodeo will be held Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Wentworth Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. Register with the Wentworth Library at


Homeward Bound Theatre

Homeward Bound Theatre Company will offer “The Sneetches” June 17 through 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Kaposia Education Center, 1225 First Ave. S., in South St. Paul. Third- through sixth-graders will learn the basics of acting and theatre: movement, vocal articulation and enunciation, breathing techniques, the mirror game, pantomime, conflict resolution, character development, monologue, dialogue and group dynamics.  With a focus on the natural ability of children to pretend, actors will play out children’s literature such as “Dr. Seuss,” “Stone Soup” and other favorite stories, as well as creating our own improvisation plays. For more information and/or cost of registration call TriDistrict Community Education at 651-306-3632 or register online at


South St. Paul All City Garage sale 

Registration forms are now available for the 2019 South St. Paul All City Garage Sale.  Forms are located at the South St. Paul City Hall, 125 Third Ave. N.; South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N.; Central Square Community Center, 100 Seventh Ave. N. and on the city’s website at All proceeds from the registration fees will go to community programming. For more information, contact Deb Griffith, Community Affairs Liaison at 651-554-3230 or


Summer Strolling at Thompson Park

Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, in West St. Paul is located on beautiful acreage, with numerous trails both long and short, each deserving to be walked upon. Come and join others for a leisurely stroll, void of speed or difficulty, but done simply for enjoyment and peaceful conversation as desired. There will be no pressure to keep up, no need to break a sweat, simply come and enjoy the outdoors.  Refreshments will be available around the picnic tables following the stroll. This will be Fridays from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Call 651-403-8300 to register. 

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