South-West Bulletin Board June 17th, 2019

Bizarre History of Minnesota

Hear author Chad Lewis present over 100 strange newspaper stories of ghosts, UFOs, psychic phenomena and other oddities from Minnesota’s past from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., June 17 at the Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E.


Pride Family Storytime

Enjoy stories, songs and crafts that celebrate LGBTQ+ families and diversity, and the inclusion of everyone. Intended for kids ages to 2 to 8, siblings are welcomed. There will be a session June 18 from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., and June 22 from 2 to 2:45 p.m., at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E.


Terrific Tuesdays

Terrific Tuesdays are back for Summer 2019. From Storytime in the Park to magicians, a pop-up Petting Zoo and a Penny Carnival, these Tuesdays are sure to delight. Visit South Valley Park, 2810 70th St. E., Inver Grove Heights, June 18 at 10:30 a.m., for Sticks and Tones. Call the weatherline at 651-450-2595 to check status of events in case of inclement weather.


Summer Under the Stars

Swimming Under the Stars takes place every Wednesday night starting on June 19 at Northview Pool, 635 18th Ave., South St. Paul, at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored and facilitated by the SSP Mayor’s Youth Task Force, there will be music, prizes and even some swimming. $2 will get you in. Parents with kids get in for free. Please note: Pool passes are not valid during this private party. 


Teddy Bear Band

The free summer concert Series at Mendakota Park, 2171 Dodd Road, in Mendota Heights is back. Bring a blanket and chair, and enjoy interacting with the family-friendly Teddy Bear Band, whose mission is to strive to help children gain and maintain a positive sense of self, as well as an appreciation of their own abilities. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own teddy bear or stuffed friend. The concert will be June 19 at 6:45 p.m.


Parrots of South America

Learn about parrots including where they live and how to draw them. Finish your project with chalk pastels. Presented by Abrakadoodle, registration is required. Open to kids ages 6 to 14, this will run from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., June 20 at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N. Call 651-554-3240 for more information.


Mixed Nuts

Stop by the Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E, June 20 from 10:30 to 11 a.m., for physical comedy, age-appropriate humor and uproarious audience participation. Presented by A Touch of Magic, this is for kids ages 2 to 10.


Drive to School with Ozobots

From 1 to 2 p.m., June 21, learn how to program a robot with markers and paper, and then solve a maze to help your Ozobot find the way to school. For kids ages 6 to 12, this will be at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N.


Outdoor summer concert at Dodge

Singer/songwriter Averil Bach grew up in a musical household playing violin and piano, but always felt most at home singing. Now she creates original compositions influenced by a mix of jazz, blues, country, and rock and roll. Come over to Dodge Nature Center’s Farm Entrance 3, 1701 Charlton St., West St. Paul, for this family friendly musical evening June 21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Donations are appreciated.


French-Canadian Music in Mendota 

Celebrate Minnesota’s French-Canadian heritage.  Come and enjoy the music and dance, June 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. on the Sibley Historic Site at 1357 Sibley Memorial Highway in Mendota. The Feast of St-Jean-Baptiste, the patron saint of Quebec, has been celebrated in French Canada since the time of French immigration to Quebec in 1636. Mendota, where the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers come together, began with the fur traders from French Canada. Join us for this 400-year old celebration. Activities include live music by Francine Roche and Mark Stillman, guided dance with Jane Peck and Gary Schulte, group singing, and children’s games. The historic homes of Jean Baptist Faribault and Henry Sibley are open for viewing with guides available for your questions.
Don’t forget to roast marshmallows behind the Faribault house. The French-American Heritage Foundation with the Dakota County Historical Society are organizing the festivities. The Friends of the Sibley Historic Site and the French American Heritage Foundation of Minnesota are the celebration sponsors. The celebration is free and open to all.


Cello concert

Cellist Peter Swanson will be having a recital June 23 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Saint James Lutheran Church, 460 Annapolis St. W., West St. Paul. Swanson  will be playing works by Ligeti, John Luther Adams, Dutilleux and Bach. Brunch will be served after the concert hosted by the Special Events Committee.


Bogey with the Red and Blue

Join the Mendota Heights Police and Fire Departments for a recreational round of golf June 23 at Mendota Heights Par 3, 1695 Dodd Road. Meet and mingle with officers and firefighters who serve your neighborhood. Groups are welcome to register together, and groups/participants without foursomes may be paired with others for play. Participants of all ages are welcome. Participants receive a T-shirt and light refreshments will be provided. Beginning at 2 p.m., the cost is $15 per participant. Register at


Cops in the Park

COPS in the Park stands for Community Outreach with Public Safety in the Park. The idea of this event is to build positive relationships between the community and public safety personnel. This is a fun and laid back environment to meet and chat with police officers, fire fighters and more. All community members are encouraged to attend this event June 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Weschcke Park, 360 Runge Lane.  

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