Bulletin Board: Roseville-Little Canada Review/Bulletin Area • June 25th, 2019

Alexander Ramsey Class of ‘74 reunion

The Alexander Ramsey High School Class of 1974 is holding its 45th class reunion on Friday, July 26, from 7 p.m. to midnight at Sak’s Sports Bar, 1460 County Road E in Vadnais Heights. There’s no charge to attend, RSVP to Debra Baden Drange at debbd@umn.edu. A golf event at Gem Lake is planned the same day at 2:30 p.m. Golfers should contact Pat Graiziger at pgraiziger@icloud.com. Non-golfers can look into another afternoon event at City House in St. Paul; contact Nora Anderson Olson at nor.olson@gmail.com for more details.

 

Letters for troops 

The Democratic Party of Senate District 42 and the Red Cross will be hosting a volunteer letter-writing event, where residents can send notes of thanks to military men and women overseas. The event will take place on June 29 from 10 a.m. to noon at Taste of Scandinavia Bakery, 2900 Rice St. in Little Canada. 

 

Brightwood Hills Golf Course camp out 

Help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Brightwood Hills Golf Course in New Brighton by camping overnight on the first fairway from 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, to 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 30. The fee is $5 per tent site, with concession options and a shotgun tournament the next morning at 10 a.m.

To register for a site or for the tournament, call the golf course at 651-638-2150. Brightwood Hills Golf Course is located at 1975 Silver Lake Road NW.

 

Free bag lunches at Christ the King

Christ the King Lutheran Church, located at 1900 Seventh St. NW in New Brighton, will be providing free, grab-and-go lunches this summer through Serving Up Nutrition Now for Youth. Children can stop by and get a bag lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Aug. 23. Volunteers are also welcome. For more information call 651-633-4674.

 

Scholarship workshops at St. Anthony Library

Learn about available college scholarships and other financial aid at the St. Anthony Library, 2941 Pentagon Drive NE. Workshops will take place every Friday from June 28 through Aug. 16 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. There will be no meeting on Aug. 2. Laptops, books and handouts will be available for college-bound people to research and apply for scholarships. This is a drop-in event; participants can work in a quiet environment at their own pace. For more information call 612-543-6075. 

 

Feline Rescue claw-clipping clinic 

Volunteers from Feline Rescue, Inc., are offering free nail clippings for cats and kittens on Sunday, July 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Chuck & Don’s Pet Supplies, 1661 County Road C in Roseville. All cats must be transported by carrier, for their own safety. Donations are appreciated.

There will be additional clinics on Aug. 10 and Sept. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information visit www.felinerescue.org.

 

Log rolling demos in Arden Hills

The Minneapolis Log Rolling Club is offering free “Demo Days” at Tony Schmidt Regional Park in Arden Hills. In partnership with Ramsey County Parks and Recreation, the club will teach participants the basics of the historic sport of log rolling. Participants will roll away having experienced the fun, fitness and athletic competition log rolling offers. 

Demo Days will be held on July 15 and Aug. 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Lake Johanna. All ages are welcome and no prior experience is necessary. In addition to Demo Days, the club offers open log rolling on Tuesday evenings on Lake Johanna. This is an opportunity to practice skills with other club members in a helpful and friendly environment. Find more information at www.minneapolislogrollingclub.com. The park is located at 3500 Lake Johanna Boulevard.

 

Ice cream and hot dogs in Falcon Heights

An ice cream social and Hot Dog with a Deputy are Thursday, July 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Falcon Heights Community Park, 2050 Roselawn Ave. Sponsored by the Falcon Heights/Lauderdale Lion’s Club and the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, the event will feature free food, inflatables, music and games. 

 

Adults-only Gibbs Farm evening tours

History-loving adults are invited to an evening tour on Thursday, July 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gibbs Farm, located at 2097 Larpenteur Ave. W. in Falcon Heights. Visitors will enjoy a glass of wine and light refreshments before going on a tour of the Gibbs Farmhouse led by site manager Sammy Nelson. The tour will cover in-depth the life of the Gibbs family in early Minnesota, drawing on information from the Ramsey County Historical Society and stories told by family members, themselves. This event is open to adults who are 21 or older; tickets are $15, or $10 for RCHS members. Pre-registration is required and can be done online at www.rchs.com/event/july-adults-only-farmhouse-tour or by phone at 651-646-8629. For those who can’t make the upcoming tour, there will be two more on Aug. 15 and Sept. 10, each from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

‘Ice Cream Sunday’ at Gibbs Farm 

A delicious treat for the heat of summer — on Sunday, Aug. 25, enjoy Gibbs Farm’s homemade ice cream, with dairy products supplied by Agropur, while experiencing the beauty of the surrounding gardens and prairie. Demonstrations and ice cream will be offered every hour from 11:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the farm, located at 2097 Larpenteur Ave. W. in Falcon Heights.

As always, weekend tours are available hourly starting at 10:30 a.m. All tours, programs and ice cream are included in the price of admission. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for children ages 4 to 16 and free for members of the Ramsey County Historical Society.

 

Roseville Area Senior Program seeks volunteers

The Roseville Area Senior Program (RASP) is seeking a volunteer caregiver support co-facilitator. The group meets at Fairview Community Center, 1910 County Road B W., in Roseville. Training and orientation are available. The group meeting times can be decided by the facilitator, and can be once or twice per month.

A facilitator should be out of their caregiving role for at least one year. A facilitator with caregiving experience is preferred. Experience dealing with dementia and/or healthcare issues is helpful. Leadership experience in small group settings or in support group settings is helpful, but not required. The facilitator should be comfortable asking questions and dealing with sensitive conversations. The facilitator will be leading, offering take-away educational material, set up, and share meeting reminders by email or phone. Co-facilitators are welcome, and can share the responsibilities. 

The group has been a vital part of the RASP program for more than 20 years. For more information or to schedule an interview appointment call the Roseville Area Senior Program at 651-604-3520.

 

Mental health support group

NAMI Minnesota, a part of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is sponsoring a support group specifically for partners or spouses of someone who lives with a mental illness. The Partners & Spouses support group meets on the second fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at Falcon Heights United Church of Christ, 1795 Holton St. in Falcon Heights. For more information call Melissa at 651-354-0825, or Sara at 763-350-6502.

 

Donations needed for toddler summer gear 

The Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties is seeking hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, mosquito spray and other items for children ages 5 and under, to help them stay cool and safe this summer. 

Collect or purchase items and help assemble kits for the organization to distribute at its summer programming. Before beginning, complete a short-term registration form at www.caprw.org/volunteer and obtain a full list of items. For additional information contact volunteers@caprw.org or call 651-603-5979.

Parents of children up to 5 years old living in Ramsey County and needing assistance can contact 651-603-5986 or visit www.caprw.org for eligibility guidelines.

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