South-West Review bulletin board July 13, 2014

Patriotic concert
The Inver Hills Community Band will be performing a patriotic concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 13 at St.Patrick’s Church, 3535 72nd St. E. in Inver Grove Heights. The “Salute to America” theme concert will feature a variety of patriotic songs. Visit for more information.

Royal guard
Inver Glen Library will have a program called The Royal Guard on Thursday, July 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 am. This program will be presented at the Veterans Memorial Community Center at 8055 Barbara Ave. in Inver Grove Heights. Fully-costumed Renaissance characters will teach about history through entertaining storytelling.

Suess art
Inver Glen Library in Inver Grove Heights will be having a program called Oil Pastel and Chalk Dr. Seuss on Tuesday, July 22 at the Veterans Memorial Community Center, located at 8055 Barbara Ave. in Inver Grove Heights. The first presentation is from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm and the same program will be repeated from 1 to 2 pm. Create a colorful picture of funny crazy birds inspired by Dr. Seuss. Learn to blend chalk and oil pastels. Presented by Abrakadoodle. Registration required for either program. Ages 5-14 welcome. This project was funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Library events
The South St. Paul Public Library is  hosting Zentangle with Victoria Welch: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 14. Learn the theory of zentagle, how it works, and then draw your own. Students will learn four to six tangle patterns. Ages 8-16. Registration Required. A MN Legacy Program.
The library is located at 106 3rd Ave. N. in South St. Paul. For more information, call 651-554-3240.

• Rock, Rattle, and Rhyme: 6:15 p.m. July 14. Enjoy rhymes, songs, sign language, books, and play time to learn early literacy and socialization skills. No registration necessary; come when you can. Ages 0-3.
• The Reading Magic Show by Mr. Norm: 10:30 a.m. July 15. See the magical Mr. Norm perform mesmerizing tricks and teach tips for getting kids to read. All Ages. Sponsored by MELSA.
• Discovery Club - Simple Machines: 2 to 3 p.m. July 15. Explore ramps, pulleys, levers and more in this program all about simple machines. Ages 6-12. Registration required.
• Summer Playhouse: 10:30 a.m. July 16. All Ages. Presented by SSP Parks & Recreation
• Teen Writing Club: 3:30 p.m. July 16. Join this group for a chance to practice your creative writing skills, learn new techniques, read what other teen writers are working on, and hear helpful comments about your own writing. No need to register. Ages 12-18.
• Steampunk Mystery Mayhem with the Minnesota Historical Society: 10 a.m. to noon July 17. Play a character role and help solve this interactive whodunit. Catch the culprit who sabotaged the Tesla Hydroelectric Generator meant to showcase the town at the upcoming 1893 World’s Fair. Ages 8-14. Registration required. Sponsored by MELSA.
• Little Scientists - Weather: 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. July 18. Explore the science of weather and meteorology through stories and hands-on activities. Ages 3-5. Registration required.
• Messy Art: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 18. Drop in and get creative. The library provides the supplies, you provide the imagination. Ages 3-12.

Dodge center
Programs at the Dodge Nature Center this week include:
• Discover Dodge: 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. July 16 at the main entrance, 365 Marie Ave. W. in West St. Paul. It’s free, and a great way for members or neighbors who are new to the area and to the Dodge Nature Center. Guests learn more about the operation, see “What’s Hot?!” at the nature center, and have the opportunity to ask questions. Pre-registration is required.
• Wooly Bears - Dazzling Dragonflies: 2:15 p.m. July 17 at the main entrance at 365 Marie Ave. W. It’s $12 per student for members, and $14 per student for non-members. Join a Dodge Nature Center Naturalist and introduce your preschool-aged child to the wondrous natural world. Topics will be explored through creative storytelling, music, puppetry, and more. Children can also learn about the earth by exploring art or visiting with live animals. Designed for children ages 3 to 5.  Pre-registration is required.
• Outdoor Summer Concert Series - Fiddles on Fire: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 18 at the main entrance at 365 Marie Ave. W. It’s free. The center will provide refreshments for a minimal fee and will be “passing the hat” to compensate the musicians at this family-friendly event. Come early and picnic.

Pool fun
Seven- to 16-year-olds are invited to choose from the twisting body or inner tube flume; glide over the water on a high-flying cable ride; plunge from a three meter diving board; splash and play in a zero-depth children’s pool or slide from a magical tree house. The $20 fee for the pool fun July 24 also includes admission to the new Flow Rider. Bring a bag lunch (which will be eaten at the park prior to entering the pool), swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, change of clothes, and extra money for concessions. Bus departs at 9:45 a.m. It will leave and return from West St. Paul City Hall, 1616 Humbolt Ave. It returns at 4:10 p.m. The registration deadline is July 16. To register online or to see a full list of all of programs, go to and click on the Register online: go! button on the lower left hand side. Simply follow the step by step instructions to create an account. Then search and register for programs. If classes are fulll, there are waiting lists. To registier in person, visit City Hall at 1616 Humbolt Ave. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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