South-West Review Bulletin Board April 29, 2018

Dakota County Congregations for Clean Water

You are invited to attend a Dakota County Congregations for Clean Water meeting to learn about opportunities to improve water quality on your faith community’s property on May 1 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  During the meeting at South St. Paul City Hall, 125 Third Ave. N., you’ll see examples of other faith community stewardship projects in Dakota County that both improve water quality and enhance the look of the property. These projects naturally cleanse polluted stormwater runoff and soak it into the ground before it enters the storm drain, improving water quality in nearby water bodies; providing food for pollinators like monarch butterflies; and creating beautiful, vibrant gardens.


Southview Boulevard open house

A Southview Boulevard and Third Avenue open house will take place on May 1 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 125 Third Ave. N. This meeting is being held to share information regarding what to expect during construction. Current staging plans, estimated construction timeline, and anticipated detour routes will be available for review.


Adult craft club

From 6 to 8 p.m., on May 1, come to the Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E, to work on a current sewing, yarn or craft project.  Get help or just visit with other crafters. Coffee is provided and the event is sponsored by the Friends of the Inver Glen Library. 


British history

The new subway line that is being dug across London is finding many old things, including the mass burial sites of plague victims from the 1600’s. It is time to explore and learn about it on May 8. Register by May 1 by calling 651-403-8300. It will run from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul. This will cost $8.


Tales of Trickery Silver Tea

Sing a greeting song in Swahili and participate in call and response throughout the performance. Be captivated by colorful characters from African and African-American folktales in a lively performance by Nothando Zulu. This will take place at the Lawshe Memorial Museum, 130 Third Ave. N., South St. Paul, from 2 to 3 p.m., on May 2.


Family law clinic

Receive a free 30-minute consultation from a volunteer attorney regarding family law matters such as divorce, child custody, child support, visitation, paternity issues, spousal maintenance and domestic abuse. This clinic is a joint program of Legal Assistance of Dakota County, the Dakota County Family Court, and the Dakota County Law Library. Call 952-891-7241 to schedule an appointment, which will run from 1 to 4 p.m., on May 2 at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E.

Notes of springtime

Join South St. Paul librarians Amy Commers on the flute and Kathy Halgren on the Celtic harp as they serenade you with fresh new songs for spring. Refreshments will be provided. This will run from 7 to 8 p.m., on May 3 at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N.


Marvelous mushrooms

Morels are Minnesota’s state mushroom and May is the month to hunt for them. Fun to find and delicious, but how will you know if what you pick is actually a morel? From noon to 3 p.m., on May 5, participants will focus on mushroom identification as you forage, identify, prepare and taste wild, edible mushrooms. Pre-registration is required. You will meet at Dodge Nature Center’s Farm Education Entrance 3, 1701 Charlton St., West St. Paul. Call 651-455-4531 or visit for more information. 


Free comic 

book day

Stop in anytime on May 5 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day by making a superhero mask or comic book hero button and picking up a free comic book while supplies last. This will take place from 10 a.m., to 4 p.m. at the Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E, and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E. 


Planting at Pilot Knob

At this planting event, volunteers will restore the prairie with native pollinator shrubs and release milkweed seeds into a recently burned area through a “pod-cast.”
Volunteers collected the pods during the successful Million Milkweed Seed Initiative. Many of the seeds have been propagated and will be planted this season, but the pods still have plenty of seeds in the fluff, perfect for casting in fertile areas.

This will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on May 5, at Pilot Knob, 2100 Pilot Knob Road, Mendota Heights. Registration is required and can be done by visiting


West St. Paul curbside pickup

Call J.R’s Advanced Recycles at 651-454-9215 before May 4 to reserve your spot in the 24th annual curbside appliance pickup on May 7. Pickup will take place anytime between 8 a.m. and noon. Appliances must be in a square (non-compacted) condition and not contain food, debris, or other foreign material which would prevent the recycler from proper removal of hazardous waste and/or refrigerants according to law. J.R.’s Advanced Recyclers has the right to refuse any appliance. If your appliance is of an unusual variety, please inquire with the recycler about its acceptance.


Vaccination clinic

Take advantage of the dog and cat rabies vaccination clinic to keep your pet’s rabies vaccination up-to-date on May 5 from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost of vaccination is $25 per animal. You can also purchase dog and cat licenses for $15 for spayed/neutered or $20 for non-spayed/neutered. You can also pick up a permit for the off-leash dog park. The cost is $20 for residents and $30 for non-residents. The clinic will take place at the South Metro Fire Department, 310 Marie Ave., South St. Paul.


Inver Hills community concert

The Inver Hills Community Band will be performing a free concert on May 7 at 7:30 pm at the Church of St. Patricks, 3535 72nd St. E., in Inver Grove Heights. The program will contain Highlights from “Beauty & The Beast”, “Shostakovich’s Festive Overture,” and other selections. For more information about the band visit

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