South-West Bulletin Board January 7, 2019

Smartphone basics

Discover options for providing better smartphone security on your iPhone or Android. Learn which basic security settings are right for you and how to configure them. Topics include PINs and password managers, apps and backups, WiFi and VPNs, remote wipe, encryption, and smartphone scams. Presented by Twin Cities Media Alliance and funded by MELSA, this will run from 6 to 8 p.m., Jan. 7, at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N. Registration is required. Call 651-554-3240 for more information.

 

Jim Berner, entertainer

Register by Jan. 8 to hear Jim Berner play and sing hits from the 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s.  This performance will take place Jan. 16 from 1 to 2 p.m., at Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul. The cost is $7, which includes dessert. Call 651-403-8300 to register.

 

Sense-ational Animals

Investigate the different ways animals see, hear and smell the world around them. Discover what it means to smell like a fox or hear like a deer. Presented by Dakota County Parks, registration is required, and this will run from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., Jan. 8. Open to kids ages 3 to 6, it will take place at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N. Call 651-554-3240 for more information.

 

Helping Students Succeed Workshop

Helping Students Succeed is a free two-hour workshop that provides information to parents of school-age children about special education services, the evaluation process, Individualized Education Programs (IEP), 504 plans, accommodations and modifications. The workshop, sponsored by NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will be held in West St. Paul on Jan. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Wentworth Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E., in the large meeting room.  To register, please contact NAMI at 651-645-2948 or go to “classes” at namimn.org.

 

Team Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge

Create a team of up to four friends or family to see who can complete a 500-piece puzzle first. Adults and teens, grades sixth through 12, are invited to attend. Prize awarded to the winning team. One registration per team is required. This will run from 1 to 3 p.m., at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N, Jan. 12. Call 651-554-3240 for more information.

 

Snowshoe hike

Join Mendota Heights Parks and Recreation at Dodge Nature Center, 365 Marie Ave. W., West St. Paul, for a snowshoe/hike with a naturalist. Participants are welcome to hike or snowshoe on the trails while learning more about nature. Free snowshoe rentals are available, but children must be 10 years old to rent the snowshoes. Space is limited. If there is enough interest, another session may be scheduled. The cost is $7 per participant. The hike will take place Jan. 12 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Program will run regardless of the temperature and weather. Snowshoeing will only happen if there is at least 6 inches of snow on the trails. If there is not enough snow, everyone will hike. To register, visit www.facebook.com/events/2038254846466481.

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