Bulletin Area bulletin board February 28, 2016

Walking meditation

Love the idea of meditative walking -- but looking for a new experience? Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church, 2035 Charlton Road, Sunfish Lake, is hosting a special combination of walking and thought focus this Lent. All, age 13 and over, are invited.

A canvas labyrinth and a small book of 10 reflections will be available in the sanctuary. During each half-hour walk, three to four participants will walk the labyrinth space, or sit if not able to walk. Participants will move silently, with the help of a chime, through 10 brief reflections.

Walks begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Sundays (February 28, March 6 and March 13) and Wednesdays (March 2, March 9 and March 16) in Lent. For more information call 651-455-9449 or visit www.saintannesmn.org.


Do my parents need a will?

Join instructor John Trojack for valuable information for planning your future as part of Boomer Activities and Older Adult Classes. 

On Tuesday, March 1, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., learn about the pros and cons of having a will, and how it impacts whether or not you will need to go through probate. 

Cost for the session is $7. All classes are held at Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul.


Legal assistance of Dakota County

On Wednesday, March 2 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., receive a free 30-minute consultation at Wentworth Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E., from a volunteer attorney regarding family law matters such as domestic abuse, custody, child support or visitation. Call 952-431-3200 for more information and to schedule an appointment.


Volunteer information session

Whether you are on the fence about becoming a Dodge Nature Center volunteer or are ready to get started, visit the main office on Thursday, March 3 from 5 to 5:45 p.m., for a volunteer orientation to learn if the facility is the best fit for you.

You will be given an overview of the organization and review annual and current volunteer positions. Treats will be provided, and the session will be no longer than 45 minutes.

You can fill out an application to bring with you or complete one later if you are undecided. The nature center is located at 365 Marie Ave. W., West St. Paul.

Applications can be found online and are also available in the main office.


Free concert

The combined St. Thomas Academy and Visitation School Band will perform a free concert for the public on Thursday, March 3, at 7 p.m. 

The concert will take place in the Visitation School DeSales Auditorium, 2455 Visitation Drive, Mendota Heights.


Making Modern America

On Thursday, March 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., take an extensive look at World War I as a transformational event in Minnesota and American History at Wentworth Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E., West St. Paul. 

Attendees will learn how the Great War was the centerpiece of a vast spectrum of social movements and social change. The program will be presented by the Minnesota Historical Society.


Homeward Bound Theatre Company events

“Prop Bag” Fridays at Pine Bend Elementary School, 9875 Inver Grove Trail, will have third- through fifth-graders having a theater experience where an unusual combination of household items become a world of fun for the imagination and a gateway to creativity and storytelling.

The “Pro Bag” programs will be March 4 through March 18 from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m.   

A rope becomes a magic belt, a scary snake or an animal’s tail.  Props, pictures, toys and sensory materials are essential tools for a child’s learning. Short skits are developed from improvisation. 

Comedy Improv “Whose Line Is It?” will be offered on Mondays, March 7 through March 21, from 2:35 to 3:55 p.m. at Inver Grove Heights Middle School, 8167 Cahill Ave. E. 

Sixth- through eighth-graders can participate in this very fun and unique class that teaches comedy and acting without a script. The middle-schoolers will learn to deliver on-the-spot sketches using a variety of improv techniques.

For more information and/or cost of registration call Inver Grove Heights Community Education at 651-306-7870 or register online at www.tridistrict.thatscommunityed.com


Inver Glen Library events

Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E., will host the Teen Book Club Tuesday, March 1, from 3 to 4 p.m. 

This month’s book is “Ungifted” by Gordon Korman. Kids ages 12 to 18 can pick up a copy of the book any day before the club meets, and then join other teens reading and talking about the book. Sponsored by the Friends of the Inver Glen Library.

Inver Glen Library will host a program presented by Artistry called “Little Hands: Dr. Seuss on the Loose,” Thursday March 3, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Kids ages 3 to 5  can combine realistic and imaginary things to create vibrantly colored cartoon characters and extraordinary environments inspired by Dr. Seuss. Registration is required.

For more information, call the Dakota County Inver Glen Library at 651-554-6840, or visit www.dakotacounty.us/library.


State of the County address

Dakota County Regional (DCR) Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the first annual State of Dakota County Address presented by Commissioner Nancy Schouweiler. 

This is an opportunity to network with Dakota County commissioners and staff members, and to learn more about the role of Dakota County government and its many accomplishments over the past year.

The State of Dakota County Address will take place Wednesday, March 2, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Dakota County Community Development Agency, 1228 Town Centre Drive, Eagan. Keynote speaker will be Commissioner Nancy Schouweiler. Free to attend.

Dakota County Regional (DCR) Chamber of Commerce will also be hosting State of the City Addresses in four of our communities: Farmington, Rosemount, Eagan and West St. Paul. 

 The West Saint Paul State of the City Address will be Wednesday, March 30, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Southview Country Club, 239 Mendota Road E.

Keynote speaker will be Mayor David Meisinger. This event is in partnership with the West St. Paul Rotary. Cost is $13 per person, and includes breakfast (pay at the door).

All State of the City/County Addresses are open to the public. 

For more information or to RSVP, visit www.dcrchamber.com, or contact the Chamber at 651.452.9872.

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