BULLETIN BOARD: Oakdale, Lake Elmo, Maplewood & Ramsey Co. Review - October 22, 2017

Elements of Art

Through fun, hands-on experimentation, teens will incorporate STEM into traditional visual art projects each week. Sponsored by the University of Minnesota Extension – Urban 4H program, this event will take place on Oct. 26 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Maplewood Library, 3025 Southlawn Dr. Call 651-724-6003 for more information. 


Library After Dark

After the Maplewood Library, 3025 Southlawn Dr., closes, the doors will re-open to the youth for a night of video games, food and fun from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 27. This program is appropriate for teens ages 12 to 18; parents are welcomed.


Freaky Friday

Hey teens, celebrate Teen Read Month with an epic after-hours party on Oct. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Oakdale Library, 1010 Heron Ave. N. Come for food, games, activities, and a Haunted Escape Room. Costumes encouraged but not required. This is for kids in seventh- through twelfth-grades. Registration is recommended. Call 651-730-0504 for more information.


Halloween Shrinky Dinks

Stop by the North St. Paul Library, 2300 N. St. Paul Dr., and make a Halloween-themed charm using Shrinky Dinks and your imagination. Running from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., on Oct. 28, no registration is needed for this all-ages event.


Outstanding Owls

Meet an owl up close and learn what makes these creatures such a hoot on Oct. 28 from 3 to 6 p.m., at Bruentrup Heritage Farm, 2170 County Road D E., Maplewood. Enjoy a Raptor Center presentation at 3:30 p.m. From 4:30 to 6 p.m., older kids can dissect owl pellets, while younger ones make an owl craft. Learn owl calls and go on a night hike in search of these feathered friends. Dress for the weather. Treats and beverages are provided. Register early as space is limited. Cost is $8 per person by Oct. 26 at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.org and click on “Register Online,” or call 651-249-2170.


Drug Take Back

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington County Department of Health and Environment will be partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on Oct. 28 for the annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. There will be an event at the Oakdale Public Library, 1010 Heron Ave. N., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prescription medication accepted includes: pulls and capsules, blister packs and creams, unused Epipens, inhalers and patches, IV bags and vials, liquids/powders and sprays. Please keep the medications in original containers. If you don’t have the original containers, place in a small bag.


Magic: The Gathering

Drop in to the Maplewood Library, 3025 Southlawn Dr., to challenge someone new with your deck, debate the merits of the top player or just mess around with the library’s vintage stash of cards. Bring a friend to this player-led event on Oct. 29 from 2 to 5 p.m.


Drop-in computer and tech help

Do you need extra help on the computer? Have questions about surfing the Internet or setting up an e-mail account? Need assistance working on a document or applying for a job? One-to-One instruction will be provided from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., on Oct. 30 in a drop-in basis at the Maplewood Library, 3025 Southlawn Dr. No appointment is necessary. 


One-to-One MNsure help

Need help finding health insurance? Certified MNsure navigators from Health Access are available at the library to help at no cost to you. Navigators can help you enroll in the right health insurance program. Call Health Access MN at 651-645-0215 to set up your free appointment for Oct. 31. Appointments will run from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Maplewood Library, 3025 Southlawn Dr.


Knitting class

Instructor Elizabeth Vindedahl leads a knitting group that is open to all ages and skill levels. The group meets every Wednesday at the Oakdale Library, 1010 Heron Ave. N, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Some supplies are available. 

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