Bulletin Area bulletin board November 6, 2016

Understanding Medicare

This presentation on Monday, Nov. 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., will review what is covered by Parts A, B, C and D of Medicare, as well as various Medicare supplemental options. 

The enrollment process and options for enrollment in Medicare will be discussed along with the personal costs of the program. The presentation will also address the “donut hole” and eligibility for extra help with prescription drug costs. 

The program will take place at the Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul. Cost is $5.

Call 651-403-8300 or 651-403-8313 for more information.


NAMI program

NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will present a Kidshop program on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at River Heights Vineyard Church, 6070 Cahill Ave. E., Inver Grove Heights. 

The program is designed for children and teens ages 7 to 17 with a sibling or parent who has a mental illness. 

Kidshop provides a fun experience where kids join in activities, share concerns, get support and learn they are not alone. 

The program is free of charge, but pre-registration is requested. To register, call Kara Bennett at NAMI: 651-645-2948 x114.


Fall Bazaar Sale

On Saturday, Nov. 12, Clark-Grace United Church of Christ, 779 15th Ave. N., South St. Paul, will host its annual fall bazaar. There will be a bake sale, homemade gifts and boutique items, and a soup and salad luncheon. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 


Craft Boutique

Bethesda Lutheran Church is hosting a holiday craft boutique and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the church, 2855 E. 47th St., Inver Grove Heights. 

Turkey wild rice soup will be served at lunchtime. 



Join AARP for a conversation about family caregiving. This will be an opportunity to connect with other family caregivers, and learn more about how to build a support network, tips to care for yourself and where to find local resources. 

CAREversations will be offered twice on Nov. 10. The two sessions are from 3:30 to 5 p.m., and 6 to 730 p.m. 

Space is limited for this free event. Call AARP at 1-866-591-8105 to register.

The sessions will be held at Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul


Veterans Day celebration

On Friday, Nov. 11, at 1 p.m., Holy Trinity Catholic School, 745 Sixth Ave. S., South St. Paul, will be honoring local veterans including the parish pastor, the Rev. John Echert , who is a chaplain in the Air Force.  

After the Veterans Day celebration, the school will also be celebrating its successful annual fundraising event, “Marathon.” The students were challenged to raise $600 each, and if they achieved that individual goal they will get to throw a pie at Father Echert. 


New Friends

New Friends is a place for people with special needs to spend an afternoon playing games, conversing, or just hanging out with Christian high school students and caring supervisors who want to build friendships and have fun.

The group meets monthly in the St. Croix Lutheran grades 6-12 gymnasium, 1200 Oakdale Ave., West St. Paul. 

The November meeting is on Sunday, Nov. 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. The program is free of charge. More info can be found at StCroixNewFriends.org.


Allen Eskens

Spend an evening with Allen Eskens, author of “The Life We Bury,” on Thursday, Nov 10. 

The book focuses on an unlikely connection between a Minnesota college student and a convicted felon, and won the Rosebud Fiction Award for best first mystery novel.

From 7 to 8 30 p.m., Eskens will sign and sell his book at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N. Call 651-554-3240 for more information.


Owls: nighttime hunters

Owls watch the world with golden eyes. On Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 7 to 7:45 p.m., kids will meet an owl and learn how it lives, hunts and survives. 

The program will take place at the Wentworth Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E., and be presented by Dodge Nature Center staff. It’s open to kids ages 4 and up.

Call 651-554-6800 for more information.


Duct Tape crafts

Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave., will present Make & Take: Duct Tape Crafts on Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 

Kids ages 11 to 16 will see what they can create from duct tape (wallets, cellphone cases and more). They will also explore the world of duct tape art.

Space is limited. For more information, call the Dakota County Inver Glen Library at 651-554-6840, or visit the library website at www.dakotacounty.us/library.

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