Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review bulletin board September 21, 2016

Lake Elmo Bank offers trust seminar

Are you looking for more information on trusts, estate planning and how you could benefit? Please join us for an informational seminar on estate planning basics on Oct. 4, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Lake Elmo Inn Event Center, 3712 Layton Ave. N, Lake Elmo.  RSVP by September 26 to Katie Bang at 651-773-4420 or cbang@lakeelmobank.com.  


Christian Cupboard Harvest produce fair

The Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf in collaboration with Second Harvest Heartland and Transfiguration Catholic Church are hosting free produce fairs this harvest season.  A broad range of fresh produce will be available for free. Actual items depend on the growing season. No appointment or pre-registration is required. Please bring your own bags.

The produce fairs will be Sept. 22 and Oct. 13 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Transfiguration Catholic Church parking lot located at 6133 15th St. N., Oakdale. For more information contact Emily Bowman at 651-253-4791 or Emily@ccefs.org.


Blood donations

The Red Cross has scheduled the following bloodmobiles in your area:

• Sept. 23, 1 to 7 p.m., Cedric’s Landing, 5680 Hadley Ave. N., Oakdale

• Sept. 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Culver’s, 1725 Market Drive, Stillwater

• Sept. 27, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maplewood Community Center, 2100 White Bear Ave.

• Sept. 30, noon to 6 p.m., Woodbury Methodist Church, 7465 Steepleview Rd.

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 redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).


Local author event

Gloria VanDemmeltraadt, Oakdale resident, independent author, motivational speaker, life-story writer and teacher, will be appearing at Chapter 2 Books, 226 Locust St., Hudson, Wisconsin, on Sept. 29 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and Oct. 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. 

VanDemmeltraadt will be speaking about her newest book, “Darkness in Paradise: Memories of Onno VanDemmeltraadt from his youth in Indonesia during WWII.” More than a touching memoir, the book is a historical document describing the history of The Dutch East Indies and how it became Indonesia. It is a unique view of WWII that history buffs are thoroughly enjoying. 

VanDemmeltraadt is also the author of “Memories of Lake Elmo,” the history of a charming Minnesota village, and “Musing and Munching,” a memoir and cookbook. More information can be found at www.gloriavan.com.


Child protection and safety presentation

The Oakdale Police Department is hosting a presentation about safety concerns children and teens face today, and how to talk to children about their personal safety in a positive way. This presentation will take place Oct. 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Oakdale city council chambers, 1584 Hadley Ave. N. This event is open to the public, but please RSVP by Sept. 28 to Michelle.Stark@ci.oakdale.mn.us or 651-702-5204.

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