South-West Review Bulletin Board April 9, 2018

IGH ‘Coffee with a Cop’

Join Inver Grove Heights police officer Jeff Benning, along with other members of the department, for “Coffee with a Cop” on Monday, April 9, from 10 to 11 a.m, at Caribou Coffee, 9008 Cahill Ave. S. There’s not agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighborhood.


Young writers group

Join other teen writers in doing inspiring exercises, sharing feedback, being creative and having fun in this group that meets from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., on Tuesday, April 10, at the Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E. It is open to teens ages 10 to 16.


Nature after Dinner

What’s not to like about snakes? They smell with their tongues and have smooth scales that are not slimy at all. On Thursday, April 12, come and meet live snakes and better understand these animals that benefit people. Running from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., this program is designed for kids ages 3 to 8. All children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Pre-registration is encouraged, and the cost is $7. It will take place at Dodge Nature Center’s Farm and Education Entrance 3, 1701 Charlton St., West St. Paul. Call 651-455-4531 or visit for more information. 


South St. Paul book club

Join the South St. Paul Book Club for its monthly meeting when the group discusses “The Daughter of Time” by Josephine Tey. The group will meet Wednesday, April 11, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N. It will also meet April 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.


Totally Turtles

On Saturday, April 14, learn what makes turtles so unique when a volunteer gets “transformed” into one. Hand-feed a large tortoise, meet the five Minnesota-native turtle species and discover how they are different from one another. Presented by Snake Discovery, this will run from 11 a.m., to 12:15 p.m., at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E.


Youth nature photography

This program is specifically designed for kids ages 12 to 16 to learn basic camera techniques. You will focus on lighting and composition to take great photos in a natural setting. From 1 to 2:30 p.m., on Saturday, April 14, hike and explore to use your new skills and get great shots. Dress to be outside and bring your own camera. This program is limited to eight participants. You will meet at Dodge Nature Center’s main office entrance, 365 Marie Ave. W., West St. Paul. The cost is $10. Call 651-455-4531 or visit for more information.


River Heights Chorale concert

Join the River Heights Chorale for its spring concert series featuring music that celebrates “Water and Light.” There will be a performance Saturday, April 14, at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 535 20th Ave. N. in South St. Paul. There will be another performance April 15 at 3 p.m., at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 7600 Cahill Ave. E., Inver Grove Heights. There is no admission price to either performance, but donations are accepted.

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