Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review bulletin board August 10, 2016

2016 State of the City Address

North St. Paul mayor Mike Kuehn will deliver his second State of the City Address at Rotary Park – Gateway Trailhead on Thursday, Aug. 11, at 6:30 p.m. It is an opportunity for residents and businesses to hear about what is going on in the city, and what the city has been focusing its efforts on over the previous year, as well as challenges facing the city. 

The trailhead is located on North St. Paul Drive and 2nd Street. In case of rain, or rain in the forecast, the event will take place at city hall, located at 2400 Margaret St. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.


Amped up entertainment: The Raptor Center

Come to the Discovery Center Amphitheater, 4444 Hadley Ave. N., in Oakdale, on Thursday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. for a free presentation on three live raptors. An owl, hawk and falcon will be shown on the glove of the trainer. Each raptor will be brought out individually and discussed. For questions on Oakdale recreation events, please call 651-747-3860.


Oakdale’s own water slide

On Friday, Aug. 12, from 1 to 3 p.m., the very popular Oakdale water slide will return to Tower Park, located at the corner of 8th Street and Guthrie. Pack a picnic lunch, grab a towel and cool off at this free event. Food/toiletry items will be collected for the food shelf. For questions on Oakdale Recreation events, please call 651-747-3860.


Free family course on mental illnesses 

The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Minnesota is offering a free educational course that helps families gain a greater understanding of mental illness, discuss resources, build communication skills, reduce stress and find support. Over 4,000 Minnesota families have benefited from this course. Join others for this series taught by family members who have walked the walk. The Family-to-Family course will meet weekly for 12 weeks. The course starts Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at White Bear Lake High School, south campus, 3551 McKnight Road N. For information or to register, call Jody 651-407-8616 or Lisa 651-402-7108.


LUV Ice Cream ribbon cutting

LUV Ice Cream, 2587 Seventh Ave. E., North St. Paul, is having a ribbon cutting and grand opening on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 4 p.m. LUV sells all-natural, sugar-free ice cream and chocolate, as well as non-dairy “nice-cream.”


Cancer Benefit for Sean Boeckmann

Sean was diagnosed with stage-four colon cancer last year at the age of 37, and then this May went for a scan where he found out that the cancer had spread to his lungs, kidney and lymph nodes. Sean is a single dad who lost is job and, because of the cancer, can’t return. 

Sean’s benefit will be Aug. 20 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 2678 Seventh Ave. E., North St. Paul. There will be an all-you-can-eat hot dog bar for $10, silent auction, thrift sale, art and bake sale, raffles and kids games.


Interested in being a professional public guardian?

Washington County will have an informational meeting for those interested in seeking a county contract to become a professional public guardian for indigent clients 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18, in the lower level of the Government Center. The Government Center is at 14949 62nd St. N., Stillwater. The meeting will be in Lower Level 13.

County staff will discuss specific expectations and answer questions. Attendance is highly recommended. RSVP at least one day in advance.  A description of the process and additional information can be found at www.co.washington.mn.us/guardian.

For questions, RSVPs or to request a paper copy, contact Rebecca Conroy at 651-430-6483 or Rebecca.Conroy@co.washington.mn.us.


Lake Elmo farmers market

The City of Lake Elmo is excited to announce its farmers market is underway for a second year, open on Saturdays from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and located at the Lake Elmo Elementary School 11030 Stillwater Blvd., Lake Elmo. This weekly event will run every Saturday through Sept. 10 and will feature local vendors offering organic fruits and vegetables, handcrafted goods, honey, breads and more. For more information about the market or becoming a vendor, please contact Jill Lundgren at 651-261-4493.

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