South-West Bulletin Board September 2nd, 2019

Adult craft club

Come to the Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E., to work on a current sewing, yarn or craft project. Get help or just visit with other crafters. Coffee provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Inver Glen Library, this will run Sept. 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.


British History

The mysteries of Stonehenge and the neighboring rings are always a great topic for exploration and speculation. The newest finds and theories shed new light on the builders and purposes of the famous stone structure. Register by Sept. 2 for this session on Sept. 10 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul. The cost is $8 per class, which meets the second Tuesday of the month. 

Call 651-403-8300 to register.


Silent Tsunami

Hear the alarming statistics surrounding addiction within the 55 and older population. Listen to the hope and treatments, which are available and attainable for loved ones, including: signs and symptoms of addiction; how aging affects the process; barriers and gateways to recovery; as a family member or friend, what can you do? Register by Sept. 5 for this session on Sept. 12 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul. The cost is $5. Call 651-403-8300 to register.


Mobile sign shop

From 1 to 4 p.m., Sept. 7, create your own customized, carved wooden sign, inspired by the cabin signs of Northern Minnesota at the Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E. Presented by Ready Go artist Peter Haakon Thompson, this is an Inver Grove Heights Reads event and sponsored by the Friends of the Inver Glen Library.


Movie night

Sit back and watch a family-friendly movie on the big outdoor screen Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. in Mendakota Park, 2000 Mendakota Drive. The movie will be either be “Grease” or “The Goonies,” whichever receives the most votes.


Smart phone photography

Learn how to take a great shot on your phone, what editing apps to use, and how to share, print and keep your images safe. Bring your own device. Presented by Artistry, registration is required for this session Sept. 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. Open to teens ages 13 to 18, this will be at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E.


Blood drives

A blood drive will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 3 at St. John Vianney Church, 789 17th Ave. N., South St. Paul. Another blood drive will be Sept. 5 from 1 to 6 p.m., at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 1405 Sibley Memorial Highway, Mendota Heights. Emanuel Lutheran Church, 2075 70th St. E., in Inver Grove Heights will host a blood drive Sept. 11 from noon to 6 p.m. Make an appointment to donate by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device. Blood drives are also essential in helping ensure blood is available for patients this winter. To learn more and sign up to host a blood drive, visit 


Honey Harvest

The life of a honeybee is a complex and interesting arrangement involving not only the bees but many plants, animals, and people. Tour the Dodge apiary and look into an active hive, talk with a beekeeper, watch the honey extraction process, and taste the honey as you see the work of these pollinators. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required by the Sept. 6 for the program on Sept. 10. The program runs 11 a.m. to noon with lunch following. This will be at Dodge Nature Center’s Farm Entrance, 1701 Charlton St., West St. Paul. Call 651-455-4531 or visit for more information. The cost is $5 for just the program or $15 for program and lunch.


Heritage Society Lunch and Learn 

In collaboration with Thomson Park Activity Center (TPAC), DARTS will help host the quarterly Heritage Society Lunch & Learn series on Sept. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Wentworth Library 199 Wentworth Ave E, West St. Paul. In September, speaker and retired community presenter Colleen Fritsch, will cover the topic of “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?” in relationship to dividing up estates among family members.  A $5 registration is required by Sept. 13, 2019. Each registration guarantees a spot and a hot meal from Cub will be provided. Registrations can be made through the TriDistrict website or at Visit for more information.


Glow Dash

Light up the night at the first annual family-friendly Glow Dash Sept. 21. Enjoy music and games before you walk, run or push a stroller through a lighted 1.36-mile dash. This event is for all ages and abilities – no dogs please. Wear your favorite glow gear, and every participant will receive a swag bag filled with glow-in-the-dark accessories and more. Refreshments are available after the event, which is sponsored by the Mendota Heights, West St. Paul and South St. Paul Parks and Recreation departments. Early bird deadline to register is Sept. 7 and costs $10, and the price increases to $15 after that. Register under special events online at

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