Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review bulletin board August 17, 2016

Blood drive

A blood drive will be held at the American Legion Post 39, 2678 Seventh Ave. E., North St. Paul on Aug. 22 from 1 to 6 p.m. For an appointment or information call Joanne at 612-840-3610 or visit www.redcrossblood.org, enter sponsor code: North St. Paul Veterans.

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.


POW/MIA candle light march

There will be a POW/MIA candle light march on Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Meet in front of the Arthur O. Haukland VFW Post 1350, 2483 Seventh Ave. E., North St. Paul. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the three block walk to the Veterans Memorial for a short ceremony. 

We do this in honor and remembrance of our Prisoners of War and those still Missing in Action. Let’s light up the night.

For more information call Paul Hendrickson at 651-738-3435.


Family course on mental illness offered in Oakdale

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 12-week course taught by family members who have walked the walk. The family-to-family course will meet weekly in Oakdale on Thursdays, starting Sept. 15, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at Canvas Health, 7066 Stillwater Blvd., in the community room. For registration, please Marilyn 651-497-6858.


St. Peter Catholic School 100 year celebration

To celebrate 100 years of unlocking potential, St. Peter’s is celebrating with live music, food, tours and fun activities for the young and young-at-heart.  All alumni and past and present parents are encouraged to attend and to see all the great things happening at St. Peter and to reconnect with friends and classmates.  On Aug. 27, mass begins at 4 p.m., followed by activities that will continue until 10 p.m. Please contact Lisa Gill at 651-848-1954 or 100celebration@gmail.com to register by Aug. 20. St. Peter Catholic School is located at 2620 Margaret St., North St. Paul.


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 at the point 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.


Orphie and the Book of Heroes

A free family-friendly show will be held in Maplewood on Aug. 18, 19, 20 and 21. The story is of an orphan girl in ancient Greece who takes a harrowing and hilarious journey to the Underworld to save her guardian, Homer.  This musical premiere takes place in the director’s backyard, so bring your lawn chair and bug spray. The Donley residence is located at 1829 Burr St., Maplewood, and the show will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Donations will be taken.  The Stories Café food truck will be in the driveway for pre-show edibles.


 ‘The Wizard of Oz’

“The Wizard of Oz” is being presented by Mahtomedi Community Education in cooperation with Homeward Bound Theatre Company on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Mahtomedi High School, 8000 75th St. N., Mahtomedi. Cast members in 4th through 8th grade will present this marvelous adaptation. 

Come with Dorothy as she is swept away in a cyclone and finds herself in the land of Oz, being hailed by the Munchkins for saving them from the Wicked Witch of the East.  As Dorothy bravely sets out to find a way back home, she soon meets the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion and the Tin Woodsman. Together they journey to see the Wizard, all the time being pursued by the Wicked Witch of the West.

Tickets are $2 for students and seniors 55+ and $4 for adults at the door, for more information call Mahtomedi Community Education at 651-407-2018.


Lake Elmo farmers markets

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. Come participate in this wonderful community event and enjoy the charming town of Lake Elmo. For more information about the market or becoming a vendor please contact Jill Lundgren at 651-261-4493.

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