Bulletin Board: Roseville-Little Canada Review/Bulletin Area • March 19th, 2019

Eagles serving fish through April 19

The New Brighton Eagles are serving a fish fry dinner every Friday during Lent, running through April 19. The meal includes all the fish you can eat, a baked potato or hashbrowns, coleslaw and bread for $12. The Eagles Club is located at 563 Old Highway 8 in New Brighton.  Call 651-636-9525 for more information.


Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging seeks volunteers

The Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging recently moved to new offices in Arden Hills. The nonprofit supports older adults and their caregivers with resources and programs for healthy aging. It’s currently looking for volunteers to help with Medicare Counseling programs. Become a State Health Insurance Assistance Program-certified Medicare counselor and help others to understand their options. You can learn more by visiting the nonprofit’s website at www.metroaging.org/volunteer.


Ramsey County Library Board meets March 20

The next meeting of the Ramsey County Library Board will be Wednesday, March 20, 2019.  The meeting will be held at the Ramsey County Library in North St. Paul, 2300 North St. Paul Drive, starting at 6:30 p.m.  

All meetings of the Library Board are open to the public.  For further information, please contact Jill Boldenow, library director, at 651-486-2201.


Pancake breakfast

The St. Anthony Band Boosters will host a†pancake breakfast†on Sunday, March 24,†from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Anthony Village High School, 3303 33rd Ave NE (in the commons area). There will be music from†the eighth-grade and high school jazz bands. Tickets are $8 and $7 for seniors. Children 5 and under eat free. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, fruit toppings, Dunn Bros. coffee, orange juice and milk. Auction items and pops concert tickets are available as well.


March blood drives

Memorial Blood Centers has posted blood drive dates for March. Eligible donors must be 17 years or older (16 with parental consent), free of antibiotics for 24 hours unless taken for preventative reasons and symptom-free for at least 72 hours after cold or flu. 

• Saturday, March 30, 2052 Silver Lake Road NW in New Brighton, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


Assess your computer skills

Unsure about your computer skills? Ramsey County Library is offering Northstar Digital Literacy Assessments an easy way to identify what you know and to pinpoint what you need to learn. Assessment includes basic skills, email, Windows 10, Mac OS X and MS Word.

One assessment is March 28, 10:30 a.m., at the Ramsey County Library in New Brighton (400 10th St. NW).

The second assessment is April 3 at 1 p.m. at the library in Shoreview (4560 Victoria St. N).


Spotlight on

 elder abuse

On Tuesday, March 19, the League of Women Voters Roseville Area and the Roseville Library will host “Behind Closed Doors — Parting the Curtain on Elder Abuse.” Speakers Kristine Sundberg, president of Elder Voice Family Advocates, and JacLynn Herron, an author and advocate, will speak about their personal experiences and discuss 2019 legislative recommendations developed by a consumer coalition that includes Elder Voice, AARP, the Alzheimer’s Association, Legal Aid and the Elder Justice Center. They will also share how to get accurate consumer information. The meeting is 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Roseville Library Community Room, 2180 Hamline Ave. N. The event is free and open to the public. 


Birds and beer

Head to Silverwood Park on Friday, March 21, from 6 to 9 p.m., for “Make and Mingle: Birds.” Celebrate the Spring Equinox with art, nature discoveries, outdoor activities, live music, food and drink, and more. Make screen-printed bird art, see live raptors, go on a spring birding hike and be inspired by these curious creatures that live all around us. Bring a bottle of beer or wine. The cost is $14 and the program is open to ages 21 and up. Silverwood Park is located at 2500 County Road E in St. Anthony.


Author Talk 

It takes place Monday, March 25, 6:30-7:45 p.m., at St. Anthony Library, 2941 Pentagon Ave. St. Paul author Kristal Leebrick’s latest book is “Thank You for Shopping,” which showcases the history and stories behind Minnesota’s great department stores and offers a lively trip back to those glory days. Leebrick has worked for more than three decades as a writer and editor for community newspapers, trade magazines and websites. Sponsored by the Friends of the St. Anthony Library.


Mill City String Quartet

The Mill City String Quartet will perform on Friday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in Mounds View High School’s auditorium at 1900 Lake Valentine Road in Arden Hills.

There’s a suggested donation of $10, or $5 for students and seniors. 


Poverty simulation 

Poverty is a reality for many individuals and families. But unless you’ve experienced poverty, it’s difficult to truly understand. Join in for a Poverty Simulation on Saturday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Roseville Area High School, 1240 County Road B2. The Community Action Poverty Simulation bridges the gap from misconception to understanding. The simulation is an interactive immersion experience. In two and a half hours, you will spend a simulated month in the poverty experienced by the community’s individuals and families. It sensitizes community participants to the realities of poverty. It is based on real Community Action clients and their lives. Registration is required for the event. To register, go to Poverty Simulation at www.dogoodroseville.com or email Kathy Ramundt at kramundt@hotmail.com or call 651-488-5061.


Lions waffle breakfast

The North Suburban Evening Lions Club is holding an “All The Waffles You Can Eat” breakfast on Sunday, April 7, from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Roseville Skating Center, 2661 Civic Center Drive. Sausage, coffee, milk and orange juice are also included. There will also be a cake walk and raffle. The cost is free for ages 5 and under, $6 for ages 6-10 and $8 for ages 11 and over. Ticket proceeds go to community projects. Old eyeglasses and hearing aids and their used batteries can be brought to the event for donation.


Bible-based water study

Adults, youth and children are invited to explore water images in the Bible, enjoy hands-on-activities related to rain and run-off water and learn about changes to Hanson Park to improve water quality in Long Lake. Registration is required, along with a small activity fee. The studies will be held Sunday evenings, April 7, 14, 28 and May 5, from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. at Christ the King Church, 1900 Seventh St. NW in New Brighton.


Library hosts adoption panel

When children grow up without a safe loving home, they are susceptible to long-term consequences. Learn the facts about foster care and adoption. A panel of adopted people, adoptive parents and experts will share their stories and answer your questions on what the process looks like to foster and/or adopt in Minnesota.

The panel is Monday, April 8, at 7 p.m. at the Ramsey County Library in Shoreview, 4560 Victoria St. N.


Roseville support group for families

NAMI Minnesota, a part of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, sponsors free support groups for families and friends of individuals living with a mental illness. Led by trained facilitators who also have a family member with mental illness, the support groups help families develop better coping skills and find strength through sharing their experiences. A family support group meets in Roseville on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m., at Centennial United Methodist Church, 1524 County Road C2 W. For information, call Anne Mae at 651-484-0599.


Alzheimer’s support group

An Alzheimer’s Association support group meets every third Monday of the month from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the New Brighton Community Center. Support and education are provided by facilitator Amy House, who is affiliated and trained by the Alzheimer’s Association and trained in Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care. No RSVP is necessary; for more information contact House at 651-746-5611. The community center is located at 400 10th St. NW in New Brighton.



Roseville Community Band seeks musicians

The Roseville Community Band is always looking for new members to join. All you need to do is show up at a rehearsal at Roseville Middle School at 15 E. County Road B2 on Monday nights and express your interest in joining. Rehearsals run 7:30 to 9 p.m. You do not need to live within Roseville — band members come from all over the Twin Cities area. There is a small annual membership fee of $20 and members must also purchase some uniform items. In addition to playing concerts around the Twin Cities, band members and their guests get together for an annual holiday celebration, potluck picnic and pizza party. For more information go to www.rosevillecommunityband.org. The band is always seeking all musicians who play a concert band instrument.


Camera Club meets at Silverwood Park

A Camera Club holds meetings every second Saturday of the month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Silverwood Park in St. Anthony. The cost is $5 for the program and is for ages 14 and up. Members meet with other enthusiasts, take photos, view presentations of others’ work and discuss techniques.

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