South-West Review Bulletin Board April 15, 2018

Healthcare directive

Learn why it’s important to plan ahead for healthcare decisions and what to consider when completing a healthcare directive. Various life sustaining treatment options such as artificial nutrition, resuscitation, and ventilators and respirators will be discussed. Presented by DARTS social worker Linda Walker, this will take place on Monday, April 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E.


SSP Fill the Backpack

Visit the Croation Hall, 445 Second Ave. S., for the SSP Fill the Backpack taco feed from 4:30 to 7 p.m. All proceeds go to support the Fill the Backpack Campaign. Each year over 200 backpacks are filled and given to the students in need at South St. Paul schools. 


History Storytime

History Storytime is a free, monthly event held at the Lawshe Memorial Museum, 130 Third Ave. N., South St. Paul, in partnership with the South St. Paul Library. This month’s topic is rivers and will explore the topic on a local and national level. It will take place from 10 to 11 a.m., on Tuesday, April 17.


Let’s talk turkey

They gobble and strut and wobble when they run. Wild turkeys are amazing and during this program from 10 to 11 a.m., on Saturday, April 21, you’ll get to learn about their fascinating lives. You’ll play some games and even go on a turkey hunt. This will take place at Dodge Nature Center’s main office entrance, 365 Marie Ave. W., West St. Paul. The cost is $7 for children and adults, or $20 for families. Call 651-455-4531 or visit to register. 


Dakota County gardeners meeting

Gail Soens from Bailey’s Nursery will be speaking on “New Trees, Shrubs and Perennials for 2018” on Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. at the South St. Paul High School, 700 Second St. N., in the lecture hall on the east side of the building. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call 651-455-2889 or email


Mendota Heights Book Group

This is a partnership between the Wentworth Library and the City of Mendota Heights, ISD 197, and Tri-District Community Education. The book group will meet 10 a.m., at Mendota Elementary, 1979 Summit Lane, in the media center, on Wednesday, April 18. This month’s book is “If the Creek Don’t Rise” by Leah Weiss. 


Annual rummage sale

Luther Memorial Church, 315 15th Ave. N., South St. Paul, is having its annual rummage sale starting Thursday, April 19, from 9 a.m., to 6 p.m. It will also be open Friday, April 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. to noon.  For information, call 651-455-5820 or 651-451-2400.


Cracked Walnut Spring Lit Fest

Join the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N, on Thursday, April 19 for a reading by members of Cracked Walnut, a nonprofit literary group, as they gather at the library.  The topic for this evening is “Travel Ban,” and the reading will run from 7 to 8:15 p.m. For more information about this group, visit 


Wentworth Library book sale

Friends of the Wentworth Library will be hosting a book sale on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m., to 5 p.m., with a bag/box sale beginning at 3 p.m. There will be a member preview on Friday, April 20. The library is located at 199 Wentworth Ave. E.


Spring rummage sale

St. Paul’s United Methodist Women are holding their annual Spring Rummage Sale and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 21 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 700 Wesley Lane, Mendota Heights. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the sales conclude at 1 p.m. Famous for good food and low prices, coffee, tea, sandwiches, and baked goods will be available to enjoy during the sale hours as well as to take home. Proceeds from the day will be used to fund mission projects locally, nationally and internationally. For further information, contact the church office at 651-452-5683.



On Saturday, April 21, collaborate with peers to create and perform an original play based on the Harry Potter books under the guidance of a SteppingStone Theater teaching artist. From 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., gain a deeper understanding of theater by working together to develop the plot, characters, lines, and staging and perform the play for family and friends at the end of the session. Registration is required and this is open to ages 6 to 12. This is a Minnesota Legacy program sponsored by Minnesota’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. the event will take place at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N. Call 651-554-3240 for more information. 


Town hall

Sen. Matt Klein and Rep. Rick Hansen will be hosting a town hall Saturday, April 21 from 9 to 11 a.m., at Harmon Park, 230 Bernard St. W., West St. Paul. The pair will give a brief update on the legislative session and answer questions. Light refreshments will be provided.

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