Events Featured in the Review February 1, 2017

 Blood donations

Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage.

Here are locations the Red Cross has scheduled bloodmobiles in your area:

• Feb. 2 — 1 to 7 p.m., Community Thread, 2300 Orleans St. W., Stillwater

• Feb. 8 — noon to 6 p.m., Sam’s Club, 1850 Buerkle Road, White Bear Lake

• Feb. 9 — 1 to 7 p.m., Valley Creek Luxury Apartments Office, 1707 Century Ave., Woodbury

• Feb. 10 — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ramsey County Library, Maplewood, 3025 Southlawn Drive

• Feb. 10 — noon to 6 p.m., Woodbury Methodist Church, 7465 Steepleview Road

• Feb. 13 — 1 to 7 p.m., Woodbury Lutheran Church, 7380 Afton Road

• Feb. 14 — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oakdale City Hall, 1584 Hadley Ave. N.

• Feb. 15 — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Maplewood City Hall, 1830 County Road B East

All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. Type O negative is universal and can likely be transfused to anyone who needs blood. Types A negative and B negative can be transfused to patients with either Rh positive or negative blood. These blood types are the most in demand and the first to run out if there is a shortage. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

To learn more and make an appointment to donate blood and help save lives, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).


Book signing

On March 15, at 11:30 a.m. Dan Seftick of Afton will be doing a book reading/signing at the Lowell Inn, 102 2nd St. N., Stillwater.

 In April, 2011, his son, Greg died at age 31 in an avalanche in Grand Teton National Park. Seftick’s book, “Real Mountains,” tells the story of his son’s inspired life, details the seven day search and recovery, shares a parent’s grief from a father’s perspective, works to preserve and build Greg’s legacy and recalls precious memories of everyday life. 

For more information and to request your own copy visit or his Facebook page, Real Mountains. Books are also available at Valley Bookseller and online from Itasca Books and Amazon.


Licensing information for potential adult foster care providers

An informational meeting regarding providing adult foster care in Washington County will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, in the Lower Level Room 12 in the Government Center in Stillwater.

Washington County requires interested people to attend an informational meeting, which will provide an overview of the foster care program. For those who decide to become licensed to provide foster care for adults, the licensing process begins at no cost to them.

In addition to meeting state licensing requirements, foster families should be able to provide the following:

•  a stable family atmosphere (can be a one- or two-parent home);

•  a positive attitude;

•  adequate housing, whether a house or apartment; and

•  love and support for the children or adults in their care.

Before families can be licensed, they must undergo a thorough screening process which includes an extensive background check.

For additional information, questions, or to RSVP to the meeting in case of cancellation, call 651-430-6455. The Washington County Government Center is at 14949 62nd St. N., Stillwater.



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