South-West Bulletin Board September 9, 2019

Music Together
Bring the little ones and enjoy a free demonstration of Music Together featuring songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. at Harmon Park, 230 Bernard St., in West St. Paul. This is a free introduction to a 10-week class that will run Sept. 17 through Nov. 20. Visit https://secure.rec1.com/MN/mendota-heights-mn/catalog under Youth Programs to learn more. This is for kids from newborn up to kindergarten age with an adult. There is another free demonstration Sept. 11 at 10 a.m.

Coffee with a Cop
Join the Inver Grove Heights Police Department for coffee and conversation Sept. 11 from 9 to 10 a.m. It will be held at the New Casey’s General Store, 9981 Diffley Court.

Fall garland and sing along for homeschoolers
From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., create a festive fall leaf garland using felt and yarn while singing along to a variety of folk songs. Open to all ages, this will take place Sept. 11 at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N.

Fleming Field project open house
Stop by the Airport Conference Room on Sept. 12 for a presentation about the upcoming rehabilitation of the existing runway and taxiway pavements at the South St. Paul airport. The open house will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. with a project presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will be an opportunity after the presentation for questions or comments on the project. Fleming Field is located at 1725 Henry Ave., South St. Paul.

Nature After Dinner
White-tailed deer, moose, and even elk all call Minnesota their home. From the prairies to the north woods, deer make their homes here. Join Dodge for an “antler” of a good time, as you search for clues that the nature center’s deer leave behind. This program is designed for kids ages 3 to 8. All children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Adults are free, while the cost for children’s attendance is $10. Families are welcome to attend this event Sept. 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Dodge’s Farm Entrance, 1701 Charlton St., West St. Paul.

Mendota After Hours
The Dakota County Historical Society will host “The Bongas in the Fur Trade” Sept. 13 at the Sibley Historic Site, 1357 Sibley Memorial Highway, in Mendota. The event will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20 per person or $15 for members of the Dakota County Historical Society, Minnesota Historical Society or Friends of the Sibley Historic Site. The site will open at 5:30 p.m. for a social gathering with the presentation beginning at 6 p.m. Light food and beverages will be available. For more information, visit www.dakotahistory.org.

Heritage Society Lunch and Learn 
In collaboration with Thompson Park Activity Center (TPAC), DARTS will help host the quarterly Heritage Society Lunch & Learn series on Sept. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Wentworth Library, 199 Wentworth Ave E, West St. Paul. In September, speaker and retired community presenter Colleen Fritsch, will cover the topic of “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?” in relationship to dividing up estates among family members.  A $5 registration is required by Sept. 13. Each registration guarantees a spot and a hot meal from Cub will be provided. Registrations can be made through the TriDistrict website or at laura.dunn@darts1.org. Visit dartsconnects.org for more information.

“The Ugly Duckling”
See the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale “The Ugly Duckling” as a music and movement performance that shows the duckling struggling to find where she fits in. Mothrmöv will put this story to music with harp, English horn and percussion instruments from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Sept. 14 at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E.

Touch a Truck
Join Inver Grove Heights for a morning of big truck fun exploring a wide variety of different trucks and vehicles including those from IGH Public Works, Fire and Police along with other partners and agencies Sept. 14 from 9 to 11 a.m. Special activities are planned. Refreshments will be available for purchase. This event will be held at Veterans Memorial Community Center’s North Parking Lot, 8055 Barbara Ave.

Fall Bombers Moon Ball
Join the Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing for its Fall Bombers Moon Ball on Sept. 14. Doors open at 6 p.m., with dance lessons beginning at 7 p.m. The dance goes from 8 p.m. to midnight. There will be music, dancing, food, aircraft tours, door prizes, WWII costume contest and more. Proceeds from the dance benefit the museum. The cost is $14.50 presale, with no refunds for presold tickets, or $17 at the door. You must print your tickets or show the ticket confirmation on your phone the night of the dance. Tickets can be purchased by searching “2019 Fall Bombers Moon Ball” at www.eventbrite.com.

Anxiety in young children class
Learn practical implementation strategies that can help children understand their emotions, gain self-regulation skills, and manage symptoms of anxiety in a free, two-hour class by National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota. The class, best suited for parents, caregivers, and educators of children ages 3 to 12, will be held Sept. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at South St. Paul High School, 700 Second St. N., in the cafeteria. Registration includes light dinner. Free childcare is available for children ages 3-12, but spots are limited and must be requested and confirmed ahead of time. South St. Paul Community Education and South St. Paul Public Schools helped sponsor this event. To register go to namimn.org and see “classes” or call 651-645-2948.

Glow Dash
Light up the night at the first annual family-friendly Glow Dash Sept. 21. Enjoy music and games before you walk, run or push a stroller through a lighted 1.36-mile dash. This event is for all ages and abilities – no dogs please. Wear your favorite glow gear, and every participant will receive a swag bag filled with glow-in-the-dark accessories and more. Refreshments are available after the event, which is sponsored by the Mendota Heights, West St. Paul and South St. Paul Parks and Recreation departments. The cost is $15. Register under special events online at https://secure.rec1.com/MN/mendota-heights-mn/catalog.

Party It Forward
DARTS, a community-based nonprofit serving seniors and their families, will be hosting their annual Party It Forward fundraiser at Southview Country Club in West St. Paul, MN on Sept. 21, from 7 to 11pm. 

Auction items so far include an exclusive Twins Stadium tour, a boat trip on Lake Pepin, sporting tickets and more items arriving daily. Admission includes three food stations (Asian-themed, Fajita-themed and build-your-own mac and cheese), a cash bar and music provided by Paul Yeo. A wine pull, drawing, live and silent auction items are up for bid throughout the night. All proceeds go directly to DARTS. 

Tickets can be purchased prior or at the door for $50. Tickets are available by calling 651-455-1560 or on the DARTS website at dartsconnects.org/darts-events/party_it_forward/

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