Book donations sought

The St. Anthony Park Branch Library Association is now collecting new and gently used books and DVDs for its annual book sale that is scheduled for June 5 and 6. (Donors are asked not to bring textbooks, encyclopedias, CDs, or VHS/cassette tapes).

Materials may be dropped off at the cart in the lower level of the library anytime the library is open until June 3. The library’s space is limited for drop-off donations so the association asks that you make sure your books are in saleable condition. For further information, contact Susan Dean at sapbooksale@gmail.com. The library is located at 2245 Como Ave.

Seniors sought for Story Time event

The city of Falcon Heights is looking for seniors to read and tell stories to area youth at the Story Time event on Saturday, June 6, at Curtiss Field, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Falcon Heights assistant administrator Nalisha Nandkumar said a resident proposed the idea as a way of getting to know neighbors’ cultures and values. She said youth and seniors will be assigned in mixed groups, in which they’ll be encouraged to “tell a little bit of their story” and then read aloud to each other from a book to be provided at the event.

The city won a 2019 University of Minnesota Good Neighbor grant to purchase supplies including books, picnic blankets and snacks for participants.

Seniors interested in volunteering are asked to contact Nandkumar at 651-792-7617 or nalisha.nandkumar@falconheights.org.

Women’s drum class

The nonprofit Women’s Drum Center, 2242 University Ave., will offer a class in hand drums for beginners from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., March 3. Cost is $10 and drums are provided. Visit womensdrumcenter.org.

Breakfast with Falcon Heights council

The city of Falcon Heights is hosting a free “Breakfast with the City Council” event from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., March 21. For more information, visit the city’s website at www.falconheights.org or call City Hall at 651-792-7600.

Introductory gardening class

University of Minnesota master gardener volunteers will lead an “introductory vegetable gardening class” from 6:30 to 8 p.m., March 18, at Falcon Heights City Hall, 2077 Larpenteur Ave. W. For further information, call City Hall at 651-792-7600.

Kiwanis club speakers

The North Suburban Golden K Kiwanis Club meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesdays, at the Roseville Oval Skating Center, 2661 Civic Center Drive. The group hosts local and regional speakers at each of its meetings, which are free and open to visitors. Here is the club’s March schedule:

March 10—Cancer research: Carston Wagner, professor in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Minnesota. He will discuss the application of chemistry to the development of anticancer and antiviral therapies.

March 17—Political change: Leonard Steinhorn, professor of communication and history at American University. In this video presentation, Steinhorn discusses how the 1960s, from civil rights to the Silent Majority, shaped our national politics today.

March 24—Club biographies: Club members, Dennis Wall and Keith Carlson will talk about their lives.

March 31—The aging process: Laura Niedernhofer, University of Minnesota professor of biochemistry, molecular biology and biophysics. She will discuss the aging process and current research related to it.

Honors at Avalon School

Students at the Avalon Charter School, 700 Glendale St., swept the top six places in the honors division (students possessing a grade point average of greater than 3.75) at a recent decathlon speech competition. And altogether, 14 Avalon students won individual medals.

How Are Our Cities Addressing Environmental Issues?

Mayors and council members from Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood and Roseville will hold a panel discussion from 6:30 to 8 p.m., March 24, on how their cities are dealing with various environmental issues. Topics will include how climate change could put stress on city infrastructure and how city comprehensive plans address climate change. The Roseville Area League of Women Voters and the Ramsey County Library are sponsoring the meeting, which will be held at the Roseville Library, 2180 N. Hamline Ave.

Authors appearing at Winding Trail Books

Four authors are scheduled to appear for readings and book signings at Winding Trail Books, 2230 Carter Ave.

The schedule is:

Thursday, March 5
Author: Keri Mangis
Book: “Embodying Soul: A ­Return to Wholeness: A ­Memoir of New Beginnings”
6:00-7:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 7
Author: Diane Madison Pitman
Book: “German School is Cool!”

Children’s Event
Pre-school-elementary school age
1:00-2:00 p.m.

Diane and her granddaughter will read this book together. It is written in English and German.

Saturday, March 14

St. Patrick’s Day Event
Author: Blaine Hackett
Book: “The Leprechaun who Lost His Luck”
1:00-2:00 p.m.

Children’s Event
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Event with Blaine who comes in costume and brings his ukulele for singing fun.

Toddler-elementary school age

Saturday, March 21
Stories and art with Miss Jennie

Children’s Event
Toddler-Kindergarten but all are welcome

Miss Jennie reads stories and guides the children through an art project. 10:00-11:30 a.m.

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