South-West Bulletin Board February 25, 2019

Coffee With Cops

Stop by White Castle on, 4515 S. Robert Trail, Inver Grove Heights, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. for Coffee With Cops. Join officers for coffee, sliders and conversation. 

 

Blood drive

A blood drive will be held Feb. 28 from noon to 6 p.m., at Mendota Heights City Hall, 1101 Victoria Curve. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter “Mendota Heights” to schedule an appointment. 

 

Ozobots for homeschoolers

Draw a path with markers to make an Ozobot, a mini robot, move and dance to color-coded instructions. Ozobots are a fun and easy way to try out simple coding and robotics. Open to kids ages 5 and older, this will run from 11 a.m. to noon on March 1 at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N. Call 651-554-3240 for more information.

 

Sensory-friendly Saturdays

Explore books, music, movement and play in a sensory-friendly setting that welcomes children ages 3 to 8 of all abilities including those who have difficulty in large groups, are on the autism spectrum or are sensitive to sensory overload. One registration is required per family. An adult must accompany each registered child, and siblings are welcome. This will run March 2 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. Call 651-554-6800 for more information.

 

O.W.L.S

From the beginning, humans have left a big dirty footprint on this planet we call home. It’s time to do more than the three R’s — Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Is zero waste production possible? Learn simple steps to get started. O.W.L.S. — Outwardly, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors — is a series of one-hour programs offered for seniors interested in learning more about the natural environment. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required by the Friday prior to the program. To register, please call 651-455-4531 by March 1 for this session on March 5. The program will run from 11 a.m. to noon, with lunch following. The cost is $15 for the program and lunch or $5 for just the program. This will take place at Dodge Nature Center’s Farm Entrance 3, 1701 Charlton St., West St. Paul. Call 651-455-4531 for more information or visit www.dodgenaturecenter.org.

Irish Bluegrass with Dale Martell

By popular demand, Dale Martell is coming back. He plays a variety of musical instruments including guitar, mandolin, and fiddle. His songs range from bluegrass to jazz standards, old time country classics to folk, blues and rock.  In 1994 he began playing guitar solos in a Beach Boys show.  From 1994 through 1997 he toured with Mike Love, lead singer of the Beach Boys, on lead guitar and vocals.  Register by Tuesday, Feb. 26 for this event on March 6, from 1 to 2 p.m. The cost is $7, which includes dessert. Taking place at Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul, call 651-403-8300 to register.

Suicide Prevention Class

QPR is a free, one-hour presentation sponsored by NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) that covers the three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide - Question, Persuade and Refer. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught gatekeeper training program in the United States, and more than one million adults have been trained in classroom settings in more than 48 states. A class will be offered on Feb. 27, from 6 to 7 p.m., at Neighbors Inc., 222 Grand Ave. W., in South St. Paul. For more information or registration (required) contact NAMI at 651-645-2948 or see “classes” at namim.org.

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