South-West Review Bulletin Board February 25, 2018

Exploring beads 101

Delve into the history of beads, their uses, and current trends. Local bead artists will demonstrate jewelry-making techniques, display materials and finished projects, and answer questions from 6 to 8 p.m., on Feb. 27 at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E. This is presented by the Upper Midwest Bead Society.


Book Ends Book Group

Join the Book Ends Book Group on Feb. 27 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., as it delves into the details of a good book. The group meets at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave E. This month’s book is “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman. For more information call 199 Wentworth Ave. E.


Obstacle course

Drop in anytime to the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., on Feb. 28 to navigate tunnels and hoops, hop down a path, and weave through cones in this full-body movement experience. This is for kids ages 2 to 6.


Intro to 3D printing

Learn the basics of how 3D printers work and how to get started 3D printing in the iLAB. Discover ways to create your own 3D designs using CAD tools for beginners. Registration is required for this event that will run from 4:30 to 5 p.m. at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E., on Feb. 28. It is geared for ages 12 and older. Call 651-554-6800 for more information.


State of the City

Join Mayor James Francis and the South St. Paul City Council for the 2018 State of the City Address on Thursday, March 1 starting at 4 p.m. at the South St. Paul City Council Chambers, 125 Third Ave. N. This year’s theme is “Changes in South St. Paul.” City staff will highlight changes that took place in 2017 and what changes to look forward to in 2018 in South St. Paul.  If you cannot make it to City Hall, view a live broadcast of the State of the City Address on Town Square Television – Channel 19 (Comcast) or Channel 8419 (Century Link/Prism). For additional playback times, contact Town Square Television at For additional information, contact Deb Griffith, Community affairs liaison, at or 651-554-3230.  


Band concert

St. Croix Lutheran, 1200 Oakdale Ave., West St. Paul will host a free and open-to-the public concert on March 4 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. This lively band concert will feature the Crusader Band, Oakdale Avenue Jazz Ensemble and the Grade School Cadet Band. 


Homeschool meetup

Looking to connect with other homeschooling families in the area? Wanting to bounce questions or experiences off other parents? Looking for ideas or materials to enrich your studies? Come support each other at this meetup from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., on March 2 at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N. Families are welcome to attend together. 


Pancake breakfast 

Enjoy pancakes topped with pure maple syrup among friends from the community on March 3 from 8 to 10:30 a.m., at Garlough Environmental Magnet School, 1740 Charlton St., in West St. Paul. Explore this Minnesota tradition with a naturalist-led hike to learn about the process of maple sap collection and syrup production. While this is a free event, a $5 donation per person is appreciated. No registration is needed. 


Secrets of Sap

The process and history of sap collecting is fascinating. On March 6, Mick Garrett, a Dodge Nature Center naturalist, has answers to your questions. If you like maple syrup and sugar, come learn more about it. This is part of the O.W.L.S series. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required by March 2. To register call 651-455-4531. The program will run from 11 a.m. to noon with lunch from noon to 1 p.m. The cost is $15 for the program and lunch, or $5 for the program only. For more information visit 

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