South-West bulletin board Sept. 30, 2012

Craft and Bake Sale
Luther Memorial Annual Craft and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be delicious baked good and great gift ideas. Crafters from all over Minnesota will participate. A lunch of wild rice soup, bread and pie can be purchased starting at 11 a.m. Luther Memorial Church is located at 315 15th Ave. N., South St. Paul. Contact the church office, 651-451-2400, for additional information.

Coming up at Inver Glen
Inver Glen Library in Inver Grove Heights will be having story time Oct. 11 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Join in for stories, songs and a craft. All ages are welcome.
Bring your kids to Inver Glen for a Waggin’ Tales program Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to noon. They will get a chance to read to a certified therapy dog. It’s not only fun, but also helps develop reading skills and fluency. Ages 5 to 10 welcome.

Food Shelf volunteers needed
Neighbors, Inc. is serving over 20 families each day at its recently expanded food shelf in South St. Paul. To keep up with the increased need for assistance, the organization is looking for volunteers to help out on a regular basis. Volunteers will help families as they choose their groceries.
You will feel gratified knowing that you are helping your neighbors in need. Opportunities are available mornings or afternoons during weekdays. For more information or to sign up contact David at 651-306-2145 or at volunteer@neighborsmn.org.

Writer?
Join the club
The Wentworth Writers group will be meeting on the first Wednesday of each month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Wentworth Library at 199 in West St. Paul. The next meeting date is Oct. 2. They welcome new and established writers of all genres. For more information, call the Wentworth Library information desk at 651-554-6802.

Getting ready for college
How prepared are you for the final years of your child’s high school career? Come to Amazing Grace Lutheran Church at 7160 S Robert Trail in Inver Grove Heights Oct. 3 and listen to advice on graduation requirements, the best time to financially plan for college and where to search for trade school opportunities and work force opportunities. The event runs from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and will be led by Diane Barse, a college and career advisor with South St. Paul Schools. There will be great resources available as well as recommended websites.

Local author at SSP Library
Local author Susan Koefod will be the South St. Paul Public Library’s book discussion groups’ guest Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. Susan Koefod, a West St. Paul native, will share her experience with publishers and talk about her characters Detective Thorson and social worker Christine Ivory as they solve cases in fictional Mendota County in her first book “Washed Up” and her most recent novel, “Broken Down.” A question-and-answer session will follow. Refreshments will be served. Information packets about Susan Koefod and her book Washed Up are at the front desk and on our website (www.southstpaul.org/library) under Adult Book Discussions. All ages are welcome.