South-West Review Bulletin Board May 20, 2018

Theater Explorers

On May 21, from 10:30 a.m., to noon, read picture books and use creative drama, music, art and interactive play to build theatrical skills with the help of a SteppingStone Theatre teaching artist. Open to kids ages, 3 to 6, this is a Minnesota Legacy program sponsored by Minnesota’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. It will take place at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E. Registration is required. Call 651-554-6800 for more information. 


General firearm course

On May 23, learn about legal, responsible gun ownership. The West St. Paul Police Department will go over storage laws and examples of devices and locks as well as the transportation of firearms and transfer of ownership. This course does not include gun range time. This course is free to anyone 18 and older, and no registration is required. It will take place at Harmon Park, 230 Bernard St. W. Email any questions to


Family game night

Join the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E., May 24, from 6 to 8 p.m., for activities including board games, trivia and a surprise life-sized, live-action game. This is geared for kids ages 5 and older. 


Human ancestry

Learn how the currently popular ancestry DNA kits work. Was there an Eve? Adam? We will discuss if our ancestry image looks like a tree, bush, or braided river. How much of you is Neanderthal? It is amazing to learn when our ancestors started leaving stuff behind for archaeologists to discover. Register by May 25 for this class that will be on June 1 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $5, and you can register by calling 651-403-8300. This will take place at Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul.


Croixaliers showcase

This special Croixalier concert on May 24 will feature sacred music from this year’s Sunday services, some secular music, presentation of awards and recognition of graduating seniors. The concert will run from 7 to 8 p.m., at St. Croix Lutheran, 1200 Oakdale Ave., West St. Paul.



Book Ends Book Group

Join the Book Ends Book Group on May 22 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E., for its monthly book discussion group that delves into the details of a good book. This month’s book is “Can We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” by Roz Chast. 


South St. Paul Memorial Day

Join the annual South St. Paul Memorial Day Parade on  May 28 starting at 9:30 a.m. The parade will start at Sixth and Marie Avenue, travel west on Marie and north on 15th Avenue to the Oak Hill Cemetery. Please note the different route traveling on Marie due to construction on Southview Boulevard A public program will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery. After the program, everyone is invited to the Gallagher Hansen VFW Post 295. In case of inclement weather, it will be held in the South St. Paul High School Auditorium. For more information, contact Deb Griffith, community affairs liaison, at 651-554-3230.


National Trails Day hike

Spend June 2 walking beautiful, single-track, unpaved trails at Salem Hills Park, 1642 Upper 55th St. E., Inver Grove Heights, as part of National Trails Day. Enjoy a free gift-and snack. The walk is about one mile and will start at 10 a.m. Strollers and dogs are not permitted, and this is not recommended for kids under 4. Pre-registration is recommended by Thursday, May 31. Visit to register. 


Dementia meeting

This one-hour session is a face-to-face discussion lead by a Dementia Friends Champion; it’s not a formal training or education session. The session includes fun activities and interaction. You’ll learn what dementia is and tips for communicating with people who have dementia. Everyone who attends is asked to consider a practical action that can help someone in their community. The action can be big or small  — every action counts. Register by May 30, for this informational session on June 6, from 1 to 2 p.m. It will take place at Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul. Call 651-403-8300 to register. 

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