South-West Bulletin Board April 1st, 2019

Home Improvement and Design expo

On April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., visit Veterans Memorial Community Center, 8055 Barbara Avenue Inver Grove Heights, for the Home Improvement and Design expo.
There will be prize drawings and Twin Cities home improvement experts all in one location. Don’t miss your opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest products, services and information to help turn your dream home into a reality. Play Booth Bingo for a chance to win a new tablet computer. Find everything from bathroom and kitchen renovations to lawn and landscape. Even get help with your home décor. It’s everything from inside/out to home/lawn.Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long. The cost is $6 at the door or free with food shelf donation. For more information, visit or call 952-238-1700

Pancake Breakfast 

A community pancake breakfast will be held on Sunday, April 14, 8 to 10:30 a.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1390 Larpenteur Ave. E. Fill your tummy with a delicious breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. Proceeds from the breakfast benefit youth programs.


Get to Know NAMI 

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will hold a free Get to Know NAMI class on April 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at NAMI Minnesota, 1919 University Ave., Suite 400, in St. Paul.  Meet NAMI staff and volunteers and hear firsthand how NAMI’s work directly affects the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. Learn about education and support programs and how to advocate for better mental health policies. Please RSVP to: Kay King, 651-645-2948 x113 or



QPR is a free, one-hour presentation sponsored by NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) that 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. The QPR classes will be offered on April 3, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., and April 25, from noon to 1 p.m. at NAMI Minnesota, 1919 University Ave., W., in Suite 400. For information or to register call 651-645-2948 x198 or see “classes” at


Understanding Depression in Older Adults 

Join NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) for a free class in Oakdale on Saturday, April 27 to talk about risk factors, warning signs, stigma, treatment, recovery and resources for depression in older adults.  The class will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 8260 4th St. North, in Oakdale. For registration or information, contact the church office at 651-738-2223 or


Hope for Recovery workshop 

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will hold a free workshop that provides information on mental illnesses, treatments, crisis management, suicide prevention, the mental health system and local resources along with practical strategies for helping a loved one or friend. This includes learning the LEAP strategy for improving communication: Listen, Empathize, Agree-on what you can, and Partner. This workshop is for family and friends of a teen or adult living with a mental illness and people living with a mental illness who are doing well in their recovery. It will be held at NAMI Minnesota, 1919 University Ave., Suite 400, in St. Paul on Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information or to register call 651-645-2948 or see “classes” at


Adult craft club

Visit the Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., April 2 to work on a current sewing, yarn or craft project.


British History

Terry Kubista is a British historian, educator and presenter.  The major purpose of Kubista’s courses is to stimulate your thinking so that you will ask questions.  The classes are fun, relaxed and a combination of participant questions, oral presentations and videos.  Register by April 2, for the session on April 9, which discusses “Mixing Religion and Politics in the British Isles.” Running from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., this will take place at the Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul. The cost is $8, and register by calling 651-403-8300


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., April 3 at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave.


Pop with a Cop

Join the South St. Paul Police department from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 5 for a pop and conversation at Kaposia Deduction Center, 1214 Southview Boulevard. 



Bubble play day

From 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., explore the art of scientific observation, experimentation and discovery through bubble play on April 5 at the Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. This is for kids ages 3 to 8.


Dinner, live and silent auction 

Visit Faith United Methodist Church, 1530 Oakdale Ave., West St. Paul on April 6 for an auction and dinner. The live auction begins at 6 p.m., with a preview and silent auction begins at 4:30 p.m. There is a pulled pork sandwich supper beginning at 5 p.m.  Dinner costs $8 for 12 and over, $4 for 4 to 11, and kids age 3 and under free. For more information contact 651-457-5686.



The South St. Paul Police Department is teaming up with the South St. Paul Mayor’s Youth Task Force and the Doug Woog Arena for an annual food drive and skate on April 6 from 12:20 to 1:50 p.m. There will be games, prizes, treats and music for the entire family. There will be a limited number of skates to rent with a donation of non-perishable food or a monetary donation for Neighbors, Inc. This will take place at Doug Woog Arena, 141 Sixth St., South St. Paul.


Video game tournament

Challenge your friends and family to an epic video game tournament. Snacks and tabletop games also available. Open to teens ages 11 to 17, this will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 6 at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave.


Book sale

The Friends of the Wentworth Library are hosting its spring book sale at Wentworth Library, 199 E. Wentworth Ave., West St. Paul. Thousands of books, magazines, audio books, DVD’s, CD’s and VHS tapes will be available. The sale begins April 11, with a preview sale from 3 to 5 p.m. for Library Friends members. To take advantage of the preview sale, you may pay the $10 membership fee and become a member at the sale on Thursday. The public sale is April 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a $5 bag sale on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.  There will be a $2 bag sale from 1 to 3 p.m., April 14.


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