South-West Review Bulletin Board November 5, 2017

Town Hall meeting

On Monday, Nov. 6, Rep. Rick Hansen and Sen. Matt Klein will be hosting a town hall meeting at Harmon Park, 230 Bernard St. W., in West St. Paul from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. An update on the legislative issues facing Minnesota and the community will be given as well as an opportunity for constituents to share their concerns. Light refreshments will be available at this free event.


Make your own Lego movie

Make your own stop animation Lego movie using iPads and Legos on Nov. 7 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., at the Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave. E. Come alone or grab a friend and work in teams of up to three. Registration is required and limited one registration per team. This is open to ages 8 to 15. Call 651-554-6840 for more information.


British History - Viking Britain

Dane Land, Dane Law, and Dane Geld are terms that exist today because of the invasion of the people from the north. At first, they only came to plunder. Later they came to settle. What do those settlements mean to Britain today? Register by Tuesday, Nov. 7, for this event on Nov. 14 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost for the session is $8, and it will take place at Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul. Call 651-403-8300 to register.  


Club Book presented Heather Ann Thompson

Meet Heather Ann Thompson, author of the Pulitzer Prize and Bancroft Prize winning history exposé “Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy.” “Blood in the Water” is the indelible account of one of the most important civil rights stories of the last century. Thompson will sell and sign her books on Nov. 7 from 7 to 8 p.m., at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E.


Fitness To Go

Join this class to exercise and take home a 30 minute fitness program that you will be accountable to practice for an entire week. The class meets weekly for one hour for a demonstration, Q&A, and to practice the program. Exercises will include cardiovascular activity, strength training and stretches. Your fitness programs will utilize fitness equipment and/or items that you probably already have in your home. Your weekly 30-minute program will be delivered after class via email in video format. Weather permitting, class can be held outdoors upon request. Classes run on Wednesday from Nov. 8 through Dec. 20 from 7:40 to 8:40 a.m., at Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul. Cost is $52, and you can register by calling 651-403-8300 or 651-403-8313. There is no class on Nov. 22.


Police chief candidates meet-and-greet

Meet the Inver Grove Heights’ police chief candidates on Nov. 8 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Meet the five remaining candidates, ask them questions and provide your feedback to the city council via comment cards. The meet-and-greet will be located at Veteran’s Memorial Community Center, Community Room 3, 8055 Barbara Ave. More details can be found at


Aging in Place: How to prepare your home

Many people would prefer to stay in their home as long as possible as they age. Learn how to prepare your home and surroundings to meet this goal. Participants will be given a checklist to use as a helpful tool. This presentation on Nov. 16, from 10 to 11 a.m., will include information and a discussion led by Jess Luce, Communities for a Lifetime Initiative program manager for Dakota County Public Health. Register by Thursday, Nov. 9 by calling 651-403-8300. Cost is $3, and the session will take place at the Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, in West St. Paul. 


What It’s Worth: Antique and collectible appraisal event

Interested in getting an antique or other item appraised? Bring your fine art, ceramics, glassware, books, sports memorabilia, costume jewelry, musical instruments, clocks, folk art, metalware, vintage photos, assorted toys, advertising or small furniture to Veterans Memorial Community Center, 8055 Barbara Ave., Inver Grove Heights on Nov. 18 from 2 to 5 p.m., for this appraisal event. Items not accepted items include: weapons (guns, swords, knives), coins or paper money, fine jewelry or gemstones, Beanie Babies or Nazi memorabilia. There is no admission charge and this is open to the public. Observers are welcome. There is a $15 appraisal fee per item.  To register an item for appraisal, contact Inver Grove Heights Parks and Recreation Office at 651-450-2585 or email


Holiday Boutique

Bethesda Lutheran Church is hosting a Holiday Heritage Boutique on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 2855 E. 47th St., Inver Grove Heights.  It will feature unique crafters, home-baked items and a quilt raffle. The Heritage Cafe will serve caramel rolls in the morning and its famous turkey wild rice soup at lunch.  For more information, call the church 651-451-1355 or visit 

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