Events South-West Review


Holiday Happenings 2014

The Lillie Newspapers Holiday Happenings guide for 2014.  Sponsored by The Spectacle Shoppe, PJW Automotive, St. John the Baptist School and Preschool, Shorview Community Center and Vroom Auto Care.


South-West Review bulletin board March 29, 2015

Stroke talk
Celeste Ask of the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance will present “Let’s Talk About Stroke” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 700 Wesley Lane, Mendota Heights. Ask will focus on avoiding strokes and how to live at home or help a family member live at home after suffering a stroke. For more information, contact Rhea Nyquist at 651-457-5623 or

Digital art
Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave., Inver Grove Heights, will offer “Teen iPad Fun Lab: Digital Art” from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 1. At this iPad lab, kids age 10-16 will learn to draw, photo edit and paint using digital art apps, which means neither messy paints nor pencil smudges. Registration is required; to register, or for more information, contact the library at 651-554-6840 or visit

Bunny-focused fun
It’s “Hippity Hoppity Storytime,” a free event for all ages from 10:30-11 a.m. Thursday, April 2 at the Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave., Inver Grove Heights. There will be stories, songs and a craft.

Say ‘moo’
“Moo! Traveling Trunk Show” will unpack Saturday, April 4 from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. at the Inver Glen library, 8098 Blaine Ave., Inver Grove Heights.

Spring’s here
All ages and daycare groups are invited to the South St. Paul Public Library, 106 Third Ave N. to celebrate the new season through various creative activities and games.

Fools history
Take time to strategize a day of tomfoolery from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 1 at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N., South St. Paul.

‘Insurgent’ party
Kids ages 10 to 16 are invited to a party celebrating the release of the film “Insurgent,” the second in the popular “Divergent” series.



Pancake Breakfast and Raffle 4-12

Come One Come All! Pancake Breakfast and Raffle
Sunday, April 12th 8:30-12:00
Win airline tickets and much more!
Raffle ticket: $5, Breakfast $8 adults, $5 Children (ages 3-12)

All proceeds benefit Henry Sibley High School Band Students
Location: Henry Sibley High School, 1897 Delaware Ave., Mendota Heights
Event Date: 04/12/2015
Start Time: 8:30 am
End Time: 12:00 pm


See what parks have to offer

A “Play in the Park” event at Garlough Elementary School, 1740 Charlton St. in West St Paul, is set for Wednesday, March 25.


Minnesota’s oldest, unsolved murder will be explored

History professor Gary Brueggemann, author of “Minnesota’s Oldest Murder Mystery: The Case of Edward Phalen: St. Paul’s Unsaintly Pioneer,” will speak at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Sibley Historic Site on Saturday, April 18.


South-West Review Area Bulletin Board 3-22-15

Bowling and pizza
Children from second to sixth grades are invited to a recreational day of fun Monday, March 30, one that includes bowling, pizza, swimming and a movie.

Jumping and pizza
West St. Paul is offering a second-to-sixth-grader recreational opportunity Tuesday, March 31.

Pancakes and fingerprints
The Inver Grove Heights Lions Club will host its annual pancake breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 29 in the cafeteria at Simley High School, 2990 80th St. E, Inver Grove Heights.

Pancake breakfast
Pancakes will be hot off the griddle at the Lions Club of South St. Paul’s pancake breakfast on Palm Sunday, March 29.

The Fascinating Honeybee
The fascinating world of honeybees will be explored by award-winning beekeeper Terry McDaniel on Tuesday, April 28 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave., Inver Grove Heights.

Calling young egg hunters
An egg hunt will be held Saturday, March 28 at 9:30 a.m. for children ages 3 to kindergarten at Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane in West St. Paul.

Flashlight egg hunt
Turning that sunshine-infused idea of an egg hunt on its back, youngsters in grades kindergarten through fifth will participate in a flashlight hunt for eggs at Thompson Park Activity Center Saturday, March 28 starting at 8 p.m.



Immaculate Conception All-School

To celebrate its 75th anniversary, Immaculate Conception Catholic School will host an “All Class Reunion” from 3 to 9 p.m. on March 21 at the school, 4030 Jackson St. NE in Columbia Heights.


South-West Review Events Feb. 22, 2015

Program to explore researching extended family when tracing your ancestry
Dr. Alice Eicholz will lead a Dakota County Genealogical Society program on why identification of cousins, aunts and uncles and the study of their lives can be important in researching your own direct-line ancestry.

Musical performance will spotlight female jazz singers
As part of Black History Month, Inver Glen Library in Inver Grove Heights will present a musical program entitled “Lila Ammons: Voices of Influence” on Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 7 to 8 p.m.


Spreading the joy

Nancy and Rodney Brown dress as Santa and Mrs. Claus, welcoming thousands to their extravagant holiday setup from Thanksgiving to the first Sunday in January in Inver Grove Heights.
Nancy and Rodney Brown dress as Santa and Mrs. Claus, welcoming thousands to their extravagant holiday setup from Thanksgiving to the first Sunday in January in Inver Grove Heights. (Submitted photo)

Inver Grove Heights couple are ‘Santa and Mrs.’ to neighbor kids, light-show fans
Santa Claus lives on a quiet street in Inver Grove Heights.
At least he does according to 2-year-old Brady and 4-year-old Gabriel.
Their neighbors, Nancy and Rodney Brown, not only dress up as Santa and Mrs. Claus every night for more than a month during the holidays, but they set up thousands of dollars worth of lights in their yard.


Flooding shuts down events at Sibley Historic Site in Mendota

Minnesota History River Paddle, Color Dash cancelled
Damage from heavy summer rains has caused two events at the Sibley Historic Site in Mendota to be abruptly cancelled.