South-West Review Bulletin Board July 22, 2018

Song and Stories Campfire

Join Dodge Nature Center in the amphitheater, 365 Marie Ave. W., West St. Paul, July 23 for songs and stories around the campfire from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hear funny stories, tall tales and outright lies. Join in singing some classic campfire sing-alongs, then roast some marshmallows. After that, head off on a hike with your family to create your own tall tale by conquering Dodge’s Challenge Hill. The cost is $7 per adult and $7 per child, or $20 for families. Call 651-455-4531 of visit to register.


Science Monday

Live critters and other fun props give the audience a unique opportunity to experience fascinating insects up-close. Intended for kids ages 5 to 12, this event will run from 1 to 1:45 p.m. at the Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E. 


Coffee with a Cop

Join the West St. Paul Police Department on July 24 at McDonald’s, 1273 S. Robert St., from 8 to 9:30 a.m. for coffee and conversations. Members of the department will be on hand to answer questions, share some breakfast and hang out. 


Animals in Motion

Find out how snakes move without limbs and why millipedes don’t trip over their legs. Meet live animals, discover how they move, and take your turn wearing imaginary wings, scales, paws, and tails to move like the animals. Presented by the Minnesota Zoo Zoomobile. Registration is required for this event at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E, on July 24. Open to kids ages 4 to 8, it will run from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Call 651-554-6800 for more information.


Ice cream social and JAM band

Come and top your ice cream with chocolate, strawberry, and/or caramel. Enjoy the music and dancing while socializing with friends over a bowl of ice cream. If weather permits, this event will take place at Thompson Park Picnic Shelter, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul, otherwise at the center. Ice cream will be served from 1 to 1:30 pm on July 25.


Kid Coders

On July 25, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., use wood blocks to construct mazes for the Ozobots to navigate. Registration is required, and this is open for kids ages 6 to 12. It will take place at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N. Call 651-554-3240 for more information.


Cliff Timm Memorial Fishing Derby

On July 26, from 5 to 7 p.m., bring your fishing pole and come down to Roger’s Lake fishing pier to catch “the big one.” Prizes and goodie bags will be provided for all participants. Parents and grandparents are welcome to assist or watch. Hotdogs, beverages and a cold treat will be provided. One boy or girl will win a Minnesota Lifetime Fishing License, This is open to kids ages 14 and under. There is a $10 fee per participant. 


Down and Dirty in Paleontology

This fascinating science is much more than grubbing away in the dirt looking for fossils—all the tools of modern science are being used to tell us about early life on Earth, the emergence of multicellular plants (flowers and grasses) and animals, big and small (dinosaurs and mice), and mankind’s own anthropological evolutionary history. Come get down and dirty with instructor Gary Gray on Aug. 3 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Register by Aug. 27 by calling 651-403-8300. Cost is $5, and this will take place at the Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul.


Universe in the Park

On July 27, from 8:30 to 10 p.m., join astronomers from the University of Minnesota as they share their telescopes and knowledge of the heavens at this free event at Dodge Nature Center’s Farm Education Entrance, 1701 Charlton St., West St. Paul. The evening will start with an indoor presentation followed by outdoor stargazing. This is recommended for kids ages 12 and up. Pre-registration is encouraged. Call 651-455-4531 of visit to register.


Scott Patrick Memorial

A memorial stone will be unveiled July 30 from noon to 12:30 p.m., at Market Square Park, 750 Main St., Mendota Heights in memory of Officer Scott Patrick. The event is open to all residents of Mendota Heights, West St. Paul, law enforcement community and anyone who was impacted by his service or murder. 

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