South-West Review Bulletin Board June 17, 2018

RAD zoo

Learn about the lives on frogs, turtles, lizards, snakes and a small alligator on June 18. Get up-close to pet some of these unique creatures. This is open for kids ages 4 to 12. It will run from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N, and 1 to 1:45 p.m., at the Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E.


Big Truck Day

On June 19, climb inside, touch and explore trucks and other vehicles from Dakota County’s large fleet of equipment. Note: vehicle horns and sirens will be silenced for the duration of the event. Open to ages 2 to 12, this will run from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E.


TED Talk

The first 20 minutes is spent watching a popular pre-selected TED TALK Video. Next, the facilitator, Tom Johnson, will lead a discussion by posing a few questions to get the conversation started and the group will do the rest. June 19’s topic is
“American Bipartisan Politics Can Be Saved – Here’s How,” and it will run from 1 to 2:30 p.m., at Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul. There is a suggested $1 donation at the door. 


SciGirls: Sink or Swim

Identify different plastics by their physical properties, using material from the PBS show, SciGirls. Registration is required, and this is open to ages 8 to 14. It will run from 1 to 2 p.m., at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N. Call 651-554-3240 for more information.


Food Truck Day

The City of Inver Grove Heights is hosting four Food Truck Days. The first will be on June 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Community Center parking lot, 8055 Barbara Ave. The events are open to the public. Both cash and cards will be accepted by the food vendors. Food Truck Day is the third Wednesday of the month from June through September. 


Ribbon cutting at Kaposia Landing

Join the City of South St. Paul and the South St. Paul Lions Club on June 21 at 6:30 p.m. for the official ribbon cutting ceremony of the South St. Paul Lions Club Shelter located at Kaposia Landing, 800 Bryant Avenue — located by the ball fields. There will be a brief program, ribbon cutting and light refreshments. For additional information, contact Deb Griffith, community affairs liaison, at or 651-554-3230.  


Dazzling Dave

Dazzling Dave uses hi-tech yo-yos and amazing tricks to teach about one of the world’s oldest and coolest toys — the yo-yo. He will be at the Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. June 21.


C.O.P.S In the Park

Join the West St. Paul Police Department for a kick-off to summer with C.O.P.S In the Park June 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Wescheke Park, 347 W. Wenworth Ave. There will be a grill going with plenty of food, many giveaways to raffle off, vehicle show-and-tell with the Dakota county MAAG Team, Dakota County Sheriff’s Office, Health East and 360 Communities. The department will also be collecting books for its new “Free Little Library.”


South St. Paul All City Garage Sale  

The South St. Paul Annual All City Garage Sale is June 21-23.  Close to 60 homes will be participating in the sale. A listing of all participating garage sales will be provided free to all shoppers. Maps will be distributed at Central Square Community Center, 100 Seventh Ave. N.; South St. Paul Public Library, 106 Third Ave. N.; and South St. Paul City Hall, 125 Third Ave. N., starting June 20. The listing of garage sales will also be on and South St. Paul Events and Activities Facebook page. 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


Outdoor concert at Dodge

The Capital City Brass Quintet will perform an eclectic mix of classical and familiar patriotic tunes at Dodge Nature Center, 365 Marie Ave. E., West St. Paul, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on June 22. Come spend a summer evening listening to Mozart followed by Bohemian Rhapsody, John Phillip Sousa, George Gershwin and more. Dodge will provide ice cream cones for a minimal fee. While this event is free, donations are appreciated.


Minnesota History in Motion

Take a whirlwind tour of Minnesota history with dancer Christopher Yaeger. From 1 to 3 p.m., on June 23, learn the dances of the French Voyageurs and immigrant communities from Sweden to Puerto Rico — all contributors to the rich mosaic of Minnesota culture. Presented by ArtStart and geared for ages 13 and older, this is a Minnesota Legacy program sponsored by Minnesota’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. It will take place at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E.

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