Bulletin Board: Roseville-Little Canada Review/Bulletin Area • April 23rd, 2019

Community open house in New Brighton

New Brighton will host its annual community open house on Saturday, May 4, from 8 a.m. to noon. Residents can come and listen to city staff and the city council talk about current topics including new development, Interstate 35W construction and the Park and Trail System Master Plan study, which seeks to create a 20-year strategic vision for New Brighton’s park system. Residents can turn in an evaluation and get a free lunch. The open house is at the New Brighton Community Center, located at 400 10th St. NW.


Shoreview teen job training

The workshop will give teens looking for their first job an edge in the competitive market. Participants will learn how to make a great first impression that will make them a desirable asset to any organization, along with how to interview. Participants will complete an application and go through a mock interview. Registration $40.

The class is May 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Shoreview Community Center, 4580 Victoria St. N. 


Lauderdale city-wide garage sale

The Lauderdale city-wide garage sale is Saturday, May 18. Contact City Hall by May 10 by calling 651-792-7650 to register your sale location. A list of garage sale locations will be available from City Hall the week before the event. Sales begin at 8 a.m.


Babysitter first aid

Calling all babysitters who want to know what to do if a child is having an allergic reaction or choking. Registration is now open for babysitting first aid. You will learn how to recognize and care for injuries of all kinds, medical emergencies and choking. You will earn your first aid certification and take home a babysitter first aid kit. $44; $40 for Shoreview residents. The event is Sunday, May 19, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the Shoreview Community Center, 4580 Victoria St. N.


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.


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.

Save $20 on a compost bin

The Recycling Association of Minnesota is selling compost bins for $64, plus tax, this year. Ramsey County residents can get an additional $20 off by ordering online at www.recycleminnesota.org and entering promo code “Ramsey” to receive the discounted price. Or call 651-641-4589 and mention that you are a Ramsey County resident. Pick up your pre-ordered bin on April 27 in Maplewood. Find additional dates and locations at www.recycleminnesota.org.


Cub Scout Pack 167 annual rummage sale

Come shop for clothing, toys, books, DVDs, household items, knickknacks and more at the Cub Scout Pack 167 rummage sale. Profits from this sale help Cub Scouts (boys and girls) attend camps, participate in activities such as the Pinewood Derby and receive badges and awards for their achievements. The indoor sale is at Sunrise United Methodist Church, located at 7687 Long Lake Road in Mounds View. It’s on Thursday, April 25, and Friday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as Saturday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information contact Wes Erwin at 651-728-0248.


Red Cross recruiting blood drive volunteers

The Minnesota Region of the American Red Cross is recruiting more than 100 volunteers to serve as donor ambassadors at blood drives, as well as transportation specialists to transport blood products from drives across the metro area. Community members interested in volunteering are encouraged to join one of the upcoming 30-minute “Call to Serve” conference calls, which will take place at the following times: Thursday, April 25, at 4 p.m.; Wednesday, May 1, at 12 p.m.; and Sunday, May 5, at 2 p.m. To register for one of the times above or to request more information email mnrecruit@redcross.org.


Water main flushing in Mounds View

The City of Mounds View will be flushing water mains from through Friday, April 26. Residents may experience low water pressure or discoloration of their water. Note that this is only for a short period of time and normal water service will be restored. If you choose to wash clothes during this period of flushing, remember to check your washer at every fill cycle for brown or rust-colored water and discontinue the cycle until the water runs clear again. For more information contact the Public Works Department at 763-717-4050.


Kids First gala is April 26

The Arden Hills/Shoreview Lions Club “Kids First” is Friday, April 26, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Shoreview Community Center, 4580 Victoria Ave.

Proceeds benefit the Lions pre-school vision screening program, KidSight; the Ronald McDonald House organization, which supports families experiencing pediatric cancer; Shoreview Library literacy and reading promotion efforts for kids; Mounds View Schools; and the Kids in Need Foundation, which provides school supplies to children from families in need. The evening features delicious appetizers and small plates from The Winking Rooster, Fresh Thyme, and Lunds & Byerlys, with dessert from the Taste of Scandinavia, along with a cash bar. You can register online to attend at Eventbrite and tickets are available from Lions Club members for $25 each by cash or check, $28.16 with credit card online. There will be no ticket sales at the door.


Falcon Heights Elementary Kids Stuff Sale 

Gently used kids clothing, toys, sporting equipment, furniture and more will be on sale Saturday, April 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Falcon Heights Elementary School, 1393 Garden Ave. W. Half off on marked items begins at 11 a.m. Free admission. No strollers or outside bags, please. For more information or to donate gently used kids items (donations go through April 24) find the sale on Facebook by searching “Falcon Heights Elementary Kids Stuff Sale.”


String Ensemble spring concert

The Roseville String Ensemble is performing its spring concert on Sunday, April 28, at the Sundin Music Hall at Hamline University, 1531 Hewitt Ave. in St. Paul. The event begins at 3 p.m. to “Meet the Music” with artistic director Amir Kats and director emeritus Dr. Jim Hainlen. The performance will begin at 3:30 p.m.


2019 RCSO Women’s Academy

Applications for this year’s Women’s Academy hosted by the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office are being accepted through April 29. This year’s academy is June 10-14. The week-long, 40-hour event provides participants with hands-on experience in law enforcement. It is designed for women with an interest in a career in law enforcement or public service. Space is limited. Visit the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office web page at www.ramseycounty.us/your-government/leadership/sheriffs-office for more details and registration links.


Sherriff’s office holding body camera event

The Ramsey County Sherriff’s Office is holding a community meeting on Tuesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. at the Vadnais Heights Commons to discuss deputy-worn body cameras. The sherriff’s office polices communities such as Arden Hills, Falcon Heights, Little Canada and Shoreview, along with providing coverage for the whole county. The commons are located at 655 County Road F.


‘Growing Through Loss’ grief support and education series 

Growing Through Loss is sponsored by the North Suburban Grief Support Coalition, which consists of 19 churches in Columbia Heights, Fridley, Lino Lakes, Mounds View, New Brighton, Roseville, St. Anthony and Shoreview. Upcoming events include “Honest Hope Even While Grieving” on Tuesday, April 30, and “Taking Care of You: A Part of the Grief Journey” on Tuesday, May 7. Sign in each time to be placed in a group with peers, such as those who have experienced the loss of a family member, friend or partner, experienced job or financial loss, have become an empty-nester, have moved or have lost someone to suicide. The events will take place at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, which is located at 8211 Red Oak Drive in Mounds View. The meetings will run from 6:45 to 9 p.m.

‘Poets on Poetry’: Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Ed Bok Lee

Head to the Shoreview Library on Tuesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. to celebrate National Poetry Month with a reading and conversation between poets Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Ed Bok Lee. “Poets on Poetry” is a new event series featuring two invited poets who read from their work, then have a casual dialogue about writing. The program draws from the wealth of literary and poetic artists in Minnesota and encourages all community members to celebrate the richness of language. The series is presented with the support of Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Admission is free and the program is open to all. The library is located at 4560 Victoria St. N.


Shoreview Community Garden Club meeting

Celebrate May Day with the Shoreview Community Garden Club on May 1 at Shoreview City Hall. Dr. Randy Winkler of Gateway Gardening and Augsburg University will discuss landscape design at 7 p.m. in the city council chambers. The cost is $3 and the public is welcome. City Hall is located at 4600 Victoria St. N. For more information call 651-484-4341.


Patriots garage sale

The St. Anthony Village Patriots Marching Band Garage Sale is Saturday, May 4, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. 

It will be held in the lower gym on the north side of St. Anthony Village High School. Donations will be accepted at the same location on Wednesday, May 1, and Thursday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on both days. There will be signs posted for drop-off and help with unloading. To arrange pick-up for larger items, call Lisa at 612-805-4166 by April 29. SAVHS is located at 3303 33rd Ave. in St. Anthony.


Tours of Wilshire Park Elementary

Thanks to community support, Wilshire Park Elementary School students started the school year in a newly expanded building. To thank residents, the St. Anthony-New Brighton School District invites the public to come in and learn about the renovations with an evening of public tours. The event will take place on Monday, May 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tours will be offered every 15 minutes. The school is located at 3600 Highcrest Road in St. Anthony. 


Roseville Lutheran Church garage sale  

Roseville Lutheran Church is having a large garage sale to benefit scholarships for kids to go to summer camps and trips. The event is Friday, May 3, from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to noon. The bag sale is at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Clothing, sporting goods, household items, furniture and more will be on sale. Roseville Lutheran Church is located at 1215 Roselawn Ave. W. in Roseville, enter through the Roselawn doors only. 

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