Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review bulletin board September 28, 2016

Starlight Barn Raising

Join in the fun with the State Grange of Minnesota and the Maplewood Area Historical Society as we team up for our annual Starlight Barn Raising. Bring a date and grab your friends for this 21+ fundraiser supporting our two amazing organizations. This event will take place Sept. 29 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Bruentrup Heritage Farm located at 2170 East County Road D, Maplewood. It will include a virtual barn raising art instillation, music by Lisa D, storytelling by nationally renowned Richard Rousseau, cash bar, hotdogs and brats fresh off the smoker, “World Famous Pickle Smorgasbord,” bonfire and marshmallows, lawn games, night-time nature walk, hay ride, crop art for adults and more. 

Spend an engaging and entertaining evening with this new spin on the historic barn raising celebration. The cost is $10 at the door and $5 for beer and wine. All proceeds benefit the Maplewood Area Historical Society and the State Grange of Minnesota, and the event is sponsored, in part by Borchert’s Meat Market.


Serving Beyond The Bars dinner

Patty Wetterling is the keynote speaker for the 3rd annual Serving Beyond The Bars dinner, which will be held on Oct. 1  from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lake Elmo Event Center, 3712 Layton Ave. N. At this event, we combine a great steak and walleye dinner with the service of our Serving Beyond The Bars program, a program that is part of the restorative process where offenders incarcerated at Minnesota Department of Correction maximum security facilities are able to provide community service to the neighborhoods that were harmed by their actions. To-date in 12 events at 9 facilities offenders have packed over 1.5 million meals for local food shelves. 

Each year we receive an encouraging address from our keynote speaker. This year we will be blessed with an inspiring address from Patty Wetterling. If interested, please register as soon as possible by contacting Tom Thiets at 651-788-5112 or tthiets@mealsfromtheheart.org.


NSP Fire Department annual booya

Once again, the North St. Paul Fire Department will be serving up their booya. This event is a great opportunity to meet and get to know the individuals who serve and help protect North St. Paul. Bring your kettle and an appetite – you won’t want to miss out on this unforgettable meal. Serving starts at 11:00 a.m. until sold out. The event will be held Oct. 2 at Casey Lake Park located at 2045 County Road C (17th Avenue), one block east of White Bear Avenue.


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.


Homemade craft and bake sale

The craft and bake sale will be hosted by Oak Meadows Senior Living, 8131 Fourth St. N., Oakdale. Stop by Oct. 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. or Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. David Cook, an internationally renowned artist, will be visiting on Saturday, so bring your cameras. Free canvas bags will be provided by Lake Elmo Bank, and while you are there you can sign up for one of four gift certificates to the apple orchard. Cincotta Family Farms will be there with their famous spaghetti sauce, pickles and jams as one of over 30 vendors. For more information call 651-578-0676 or visit www.oak-meadows.org.


St. Mark’s Preschool 50th anniversary celebration

Mark’s Preschool is celebrating its 50th anniversary Oct. 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2499 N. Helen St., North St. Paul. There will be a dinner, bake sale and silent auction. Dinner cost is $10 for adults, $5 for 12 and under.

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