East Side Review bulletin board April 24, 2016

Blood Donations

The Red Cross has scheduled the following bloodmobiles in the area:

• St. Paul Area Blood Donation Center at 176 Robert Street South on Mondays and Tuesdays: 12 noon to 6 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursdays: 1 to 7 p.m., and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• May 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Creative Arts High School, 65 E. Kellogg Ave.

• May 9, 8 to 11 a.m., Restoration Professionals, 505 Minnehaha Ave. W.

• May 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Jackson I LLC, 180 East Fifth

• May 14, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Culver’s, 2065 Old Hudson Road

All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. Type O negative is universal and can likely be transfused to anyone who needs blood. Types A negative and B negative can be transfused to patients with either Rh positive or negative blood. These blood types are the most in demand and the first to run out if there is a shortage. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

To learn more and make an appointment to donate blood and help save lives, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).


Dayton’s Bluff Public Library

On April 26 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. the library will have Baby Storytime. The stories, rhymes, and songs will be geared toward children ages birth through two.

On April 28, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. a storytime for children of all ages will feature stories, rhymes and songs, while building a foundation for reading success.

On April 30 from noon to 2 p.m., FunZone! Maker Space will be open for Minecraft, board games, and Maker Space activities.

From 2 p.m. to  4 p.m. on April 30 the library will have video games from the last four decades in the FunZone. 


Opportunities Offered at Benedictine Center

The Benedictine Center, 2675 Benet Road, Maplewood, is offering these programs in May

— On May 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., join others in this popular conversation series and tackle the topic of “Waiting for a New Calling.” Participants will learn to welcome the uncertainty in their spiritual journeys and explore ways to wait for new paths to emerge.  Led by Sam Rahberg, Benedictine Oblate, spiritual director and director of the Benedictine Center. A free-will offering will be accepted. 

— Dementia Support Group, Tuesday, May 10, 7 to 9 p.m., free-will offering. If you are a caregiver, you are invited to share your journey, find renewal and feel full acceptance for whatever you are going through.  Each session — led by Steve Arnold, a chaplain and spiritual director — will be a form of group spiritual direction with check-ins, introductions and discussions around the disease of dementia.

— Come Spirit, come; Thursday, May 12, 7 to 9 p.m., $25. Participants will experience a taste of Benedictine prayer that will sustain their spirits and help them be present to the beauty of Minnesota summers. It will be led by Paula Hagen, a Benedictine Sister, prioress of St. Paul’s Monastery, and co-founder of a national network for women called Ministry of Mothers Sharing.

— Taize Prayer, Friday, May 20,  at 7 p.m., free-will offering. Join others in this meditative prayer consisting of simple chants and periods of silence. Then stay for refreshments and get to know some and like-minded people. It is held the third Friday of every month.

For more information, or to register online, go to www.stpaulsmonastery.org and follow the link to the Benedictine Center, or call 651-777-7251 or email benedictinecenter@stpaulsmonastery.org.


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