Bulletin Board: Roseville-Little Canada Review/Bulletin Area • August 13th, 2019

Kiwanis Malts returns to State Fair

The Roseville-based North Suburban St. Paul Kiwanis Club will be back for its 50th year of selling malts at the State Fair during the Great Minnesota Get-Together’s run from Aug. 22 to Sept. 2. Over the last half century the local club has raised more than $2 million with its malt shop for youth and community events. Grab a treat this fair — Kiwanis Malts is located near the 4-H and Fine Arts buildings.


Lake McCarrons beach reopens

The swimming beach at Lake McCarrons County Park reopened Aug. 8 after nearly a month of being closed due to high levels of E. coli bacteria in the water. Results from water testing conducted Aug. 6 showed significantly lower levels of bacteria. The beach has returned to safe levels for swimming and a life guard will be posted there. The county regularly tests its beaches for water quality and has units of measure for when we close a beach for resident safety. 


‘Taste of the Hops’

On Thursday, Aug. 15, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., you can enjoy a fun evening of tasting many different local craft beers, craft soda from Northern Soda Company, choices of meat or vegan food, music, games and more at the Snail Lake Park Pavilion, 4191 Snail Lake Blvd., in Shoreview. The event is sponsored by the Arden Hills-Shoreview Rotary Club. Proceeds will go to high school scholarships, youth exchange programs, community activities and global Rotary initiatives. Price is $20 in advance and $25 at the event. To buy tickets online and for more information go to www.tasteofthehops.com.


Dachshund Dash for Alzheimer’s 

Wiener dogs will be off to the races on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Brightondale Senior Campus, 2700 Rice Creek Road in New Brighton. Registration starts at 10 a.m., with a $20 entry fee going to the Alzheimer’s Association. Other dog breeds under 25 pounds are welcome in the “Wiener Wannabe Race.” The event will feature prizes, along with hot dog plates and a drink for a $5 donation. In the event of rain, races will be held indoors. Volunteers are welcome. For more information, to volunteer or to register your dog, email ahouse@brightondale.com.


Block party

Join a celebration of the Rice and Larpenteur community at a summer block party on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 3 to 7 p.m. This free, family-friendly event will be held in the MyThrift Store/Giant Wash parking area at the corner of Rice Street and Larpenteur Avenue in St. Paul. All are welcome. The party will feature music, dancing, games, food and more. Local businesses and artists will be on hand to show off what makes this neighborhood special. The event is presented by the Rice & Larpenteur Alliance, a collaboration of the cities of Maplewood, Roseville, St. Paul and Ramsey County. Get more information at www.riceandlarpenteur.com.


Memorial Blood Bank at St. Charles

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 2739 Stinson Blvd. NE, St. Anthony, will host Memorial Blood Bank on Monday, Aug. 19 from 2 to 7 p.m. in Doran Hall. There is a constant need for blood; Minnesota hospitals use 700 to 800 units of blood each day for victims of trauma or burns, surgical patients and cancer patients. One unit of blood can save three lives. To register, call MaryAnne at 612-787-1182 or visit www.stchb.org/blood_drive.aspx.


Blood drive

New Life Presbyterian Church will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Monday, Aug. 19, from 1 to 7 p.m. at the church, 965 Larpenteur Ave. W. in Roseville. For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or sign up online at redcrossblood.org with sponsor code NLP. Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors and summer is a time of great need.  With someone in the U.S. needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished, according to the Red Cross.

North Star Chorus concert

The North Star Chorus will perform at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 Lexington Parkway N. in St. Paul. This will be the third and last of the North Stars’ summer concert series; they will be joined by the Lake Country Sweet Adeline Chorus, directed by Sandy Bergersen. Both choruses will do their own programs and will join forces on a couple songs as well, performing another evening of barbershop on beautiful Como Lake.


Spaghetti dinner and silent auction benefit

Faith Christian Reformed Church will be hosting a fundraiser to help cover treatment of chronic Lyme disease for North St. Paul resident Stephanie Jans-Brantner on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The church is located at 1600 Silver Lake Road NW in New Brighton. A silent auction will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. with dinner available from noon to 2 p.m. Guests can get spaghetti with meat or vegetarian sauce, garlic bread and salad. The suggested donation is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12. For more information go to www.gofundme.com/6sf6lo.


Sustainable Actions Fair

The Falcon Heights Environment Commission presents the second annual Sustainable Actions Fair on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Falcon Heights Community Park. Learn about resiliency for your home, yard and purchases from organizations and speakers. The park is located at 2050 Roselawn Ave. For more information call City Hall at 651-792-7600.


QPR suicide prevention class

QPR is a free, one-hour presentation sponsored by NAMI Minnesota, part of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, which covers the three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide: Question, Persuade and Refer. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught gatekeeper training program in the United States, and more than one million adults have been trained in classroom settings in more than 48 states. A QPR class will be offered on Monday, Sept. 9, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave. N. For information or required registration, follow the “classes” link at www.namim.org or contact Hayley at 651-645-2948 ext.: 198, or hmchale@namimn.org.

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