Bulletin Board: Roseville-Little Canada Review/Bulletin Area • September 17, 2019

Partners and spouses support group
NAMI Minnesota, part of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is sponsoring a support group specifically for partners or spouses of someone who lives with a mental illness. The Partners and Spouses support group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Falcon Heights United Church of Christ, 1795 Holton St. in Falcon Heights. For more information call Melissa at 651-354-0825 or Sara at 763-350-6502.

Library board meeting
The next meeting of the Ramsey County Library Board will take place Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the New Brighton Community Center, 400 10th St. NW, in room 218. All board meetings are open to the public. For more information contact Jill Boldenow, library director, at 651-486-2201.

Home composting class
The Ramsey County Master Gardeners will offer a home composting class on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Edgewood Middle School, 5100 Edgewood Drive in Mounds View. Participants will learn the basics and benefits of home composting, including how to recycle kitchen waste, grow healthier plants and create a more sustainable garden. Those wishing to attend are asked to register by Sept. 21. To register, visit www.moundsview.ce.eleyo.com/course/2782/fall-2019/home-composting. For more information on the Master Gardener program, visit www.ramseymastergardeners.org.

Kids’ garage sale and touch-a-truck
The City of Shoreview will host its annual kids’ garage sale on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon at Haffeman Pavilion, located at the Shoreview Community Center, 4580 Victoria St. N. Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade will be selling toys, games, books and sporting goods. At the same time, there will also be firetrucks, squad cars, dump trucks and more parked in the community center’s lower parking lot. Touch-a-truck is free and kids of all ages are invited to hop in and explore.

Gibbs Farm Apple Festival
Join the Gibbs Farm for its annual Apple Festival on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be music by Light of the Moon, games, treats, crafts and much more. Visitors will be able to take a tour and learn about different apple varieties in the farm’s orchard, visit with pollinators from the Bell Museum, learn how to line dance, watch blacksmithing demos and try out the farm’s historic apple cider press. Mini caramel apples and homemade ice cream will be available, and guests will also be able to tour the grounds and meet the farm animals throughout the day. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for children and free for Ramsey County Historical Society members. Activities, treats and tours are included in admission. No need for reservations. For more information call the Gibbs Farm at 651-646-8629, email info@rchs.com or visit the website at www.rchs.com. Free parking will be available in the farm’s lot off Cleveland Avenue. 

United Church of Christ Block Party 
The United Church of Christ in New Brighton invites its area neighbors to a block party on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The church is located at 1000 Long Lake Road. This annual get-together features a free meal including hot dogs, chips and watermelon, live jazz music, games for all ages, face-painting, a bouncy house and fun for the whole neighborhood. A special surprise for children is planned for the noon hour. All are welcome. 

27th annual ‘Music of the Knight’ 
All are invited to attend the 27th annual “Music of the Knight” Premiere Marching Band Field Show Competition on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 5 p.m. at Irondale High School’s Wendt Stadium, 2425 Long Lake Road in New Brighton. The evening will feature performances by marching bands from across the state and end with the Irondale Marching Knights performing this year’s show, “GLITCH.” Gates open at 4 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students from kindergarten through college, and free for seniors and young children. Free off-site parking and shuttle service is available, just follow the signs.

Class on indoor plant care
Caring for indoor plants requires special care and consideration. Local seniors, ages 50 and older, can learn how to keep indoor plants healthy and avoid common problems through a free class on Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the New Brighton Community Center, 400 10th St. NW. This class is offered through the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program. Those wishing to attend are asked to register by Oct. 5. To register, visit www.newbrightonmn.maxgalaxy.net/Registration.aspx?ActivityID=2392. For more information on the Master Gardener program visit www.ramseymastergardeners.org.

Lions waffle breakfast 
The North Suburban Evening Lions Club will be holding an “All The Waffles You Can Eat” breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Roseville Skating Center, 2661 Civic Center Drive in Roseville. Sausage, coffee, milk and orange juice are also included. There will also be a cake walk and raffle. There is no cost for ages 5 and under; the cost is $6 for ages 6-10 and $8 for ages 11 and over. Ticket proceeds go to community projects. Old eyeglasses and hearing aids and their used batteries can be brought to this event. 

Falcon Heights Fire Department open house
In recognition of National Fire Prevention Week, the Falcon Heights Fire Department is hosting an open house on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include games, live-fire kitchen safety demonstrations and an automobile extrication demonstration. The fire station is located at 2077 Larpenteur Ave. For more information go to www.falconheights.og or call 651-792-7600.

Halloween Monster Mash in Arden Hills
Join the City of Arden Hills for its Halloween Monster Mash on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring the family to play games, win prizes, carve pumpkins and have a pizza dinner. Special prizes will be given out to participants in costume. The celebration will take place at Arden Hills City Hall, 1245 Highway 96. Admission is $10 per person, and registration is required. For more information or to register, go to www.cityofardenhills.org or call 651-792-7848.

Cultivating a Caring Community speaker
Falcon Heights’ third Cultivating a Caring Community event is with Gray Area Thinking and guest speaker Ellie Krug on Monday, Nov. 18 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Falcon Heights City Hall. 2077 Larpenteur Ave. Gray Area Thinking is a general human inclusivity training that provides a toolset to better understand and welcome diverse people.

Falcon Heights seeking youth commissioners
Calling all Falcon Heights teens — the City of Falcon Heights is looking for high school students to volunteer as youth commissioners to serve on the Environment, Parks and Recreation, and Community Engagement commissions. For more information call City Hall at 651-792-7600. To apply, go to www.falconheights.org, clock on the “city government” link, followed by the “city commission” link.

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