South-West Bulletin Board July 8th, 2019

Magellan’s Journey with Ozobots

From 2 to 3 p.m., July 8, learn about the journey of Ferdinand Magellan, and then program an Ozobot to navigate the same path around continents you make yourself. Open to kids ages 6 to 12, this will be at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N.


Video game tournament

Challenge your friends and family to an epic video game tournament. Snacks and tabletop games also available at this event from 2:30 to 4 p.m., July 9. Open to ages 11 to 17, this will be at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E.


Decluttering 101 

Decluttering is hard work. Shari Hansen, a decluttering coach and master recycler, will help you understand why you should declutter, give you tips on how to get started with a project and she will explain the benefits of decluttering.  Hansen will also help you find the best place to get rid of your things, so you feel good about letting your excess go. Register by July 9 for this session on July 16 from 10 to 11 a.m., at Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, West St. Paul. The cost is $5. Register by calling 651-403-8300.


Outdoor concert

The Shaw Brothers Band is a premier dance/rock cover band in the Twin Cities and will be performing at Mendakota Park, 2000 Mendakota Dr., Mendota Heights, July 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. The Shaw Brothers play a wide variety of music that pleases all in attendance, ages 8 to 80, everyone has fun. 


Summer Playhouse

Enjoy an educational and entertaining variety show for children featuring stories about Nate the Great, everyone’s favorite pancake-loving detective. Presented by South St. Paul Parks and Recreation, this is open to all ages and will take place July 10 from 10:30 to 11 a.m., at the South St. Paul Library, 106 Third Ave. N.


Food Truck Days

Stop by the Veterans Memorial Community Center, 8055 Barbara Ave., in Inver Grove Heights from 4:30 to 7 p.m., July 10 for Food Truck Days. A variety of food trucks will fill the parking lot for guests to indulge at. For additional event information, please visit 


Nature After Dinner

Turtles in Minnesota spend most of their lives in the water. Come learn about how important the waters of Minnesota are to these very cool creatures. You will learn all about turtles and their aquatic lives as you meet them up close. This program is designed for kids ages 3 through 8. All children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Families are welcome to this event July 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Dodge Nature Center’s Farm Entrance, 1701 Charlton St., West St. Paul. The cost is $10. Call 651-455-4531 or visit for more information.


Bridging the Political Divide

Learn skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground and affirm the importance of maintaining relationships with those on the other side of the political divide. Practice conversation skills in pairs with someone of your same political persuasion. Registration is required. Presented by the Better Angels Alliance of Eagan, this will run from 1:30 to 4 p.m., July 13 at the West St. Paul Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E. Call 651-554-6800 for more information.


Family farm tour

Sheep, goats, pigs, chickens and horses are awaiting your visit to the Dodge Nature Center farm. Learn about the farm as you meet the animals and tour the pastures, barn and hayloft. All ages are welcome. Dress for the weather, this program is held outdoors. Pre-registration is required. This event will run from 10 to 11:30 a.m., July 13. Meet at Dodge Nature Center’s Farm Entrance, 1701 Charlton St., West St. Paul. This will cost $7. Call 651-455-4531 or visit for more information.


Inver Hills concert

The Inver Hills Community Band will be performing a free pops concert on July 14 at 7 p.m. at the Church of St. Patrick’s, 3535 72nd St. E., Inver Grove Heights. The concert will feature several selections from the “Phantom of the Opera,” swing, jazz, marches and an entertaining variety of music. Visit for directions and other information.  


Middle Eastern Festival 

St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church will hold its 12th Annual Middle Eastern Festival from July 19 through 21.

Highlights of the festival include Middle Eastern cuisine, live entertainment, a traditional market place, free Middle Eastern cooking demonstrations, silent auction, tours of the church, games for children and camel rides. Admission to the three-day event is free. There will be live music and a DJ, and the church’s Middle Eastern dance group will perform the traditional Dabke dance. The festival will run from noon to 10 p.m., July 19 and 20, and noon to 6 p.m., July 21. St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church is located at 1250 Oakdale Ave., West St. Paul. For more information about the festival, please visit

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