BULLETIN BOARD: Oakdale, Lake Elmo, Maplewood & Ramsey Co. Review - January 16, 2019

Lake Elmo Park Reserve winter full moon ski

A Full Moon Ski will be 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Lake Elmo Park Reserve starting at the Nordic Center. Glide across the snow on the serene landscape of Lake Elmo Park Reserve under the light of the full moon. This guided ski will be on the unlit Orange trail, allowing participants to fully immerse themselves in the tranquility of the night. Head lamps are welcome. No reservation are required. Free with vehicle permit. Lake Elmo Park Reserve is at 1515 Keats Ave. N. in Lake Elmo. For more information call 651-430-8370.


Maplewood Nature Center events

Ice Moon - Walk When The Moons Is Full will be held Tuesday, Jan. 22 starting at 6:30 p.m. It is for adults and families. The minimum age is seven. Snowshoe or hike during the light of the full moon (Need 6 inches snow for snowshoeing). Have fun with snow and ice. If the weather conditions allow; weíll check out some holes in the ice, and try your hand at making a new one.  Search the pond or trails to find your favorite ice luminaria. Win an Ice Globe kit to take home. 

The fee is $5 per person, register by Sunday, January 20 at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button.

Meet the Animals is held Saturday, Jan. 26 starting at 10:30 a.m. It is for all ages. Meet a snake and salamander, and learn where Minnesotaís wild reptiles and amphibians go in the winter.  You can share your stories about real wild animal encounters, if you choose. Try a wild animal craft to take home too. It is free. Register by Friday, January 25 at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button

Maplewood Nature Center is located at 2659 E Seventh St. in Maplewood. For information call 651-249-2170.


Lake Elmo Library hosts STEM Saturdays: LEGO Build Day

Saturday, Jan. 26 from 1 to 2 p.m. Use the Legos at Lake Elmo Library to build your best tower, plane, robot, car or anything else. If you can dream it, you can build it. No registration required. Lake Elmo Library is located 3537 Lake Elmo Ave N in Lake Elmo. For more information call 651-275-8515.


WinterFest will be celebrated Jan. 26 at Lake Elmo Park Reserve

Washington County Parks will celebrated WinterFest 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.WinterFest is an opportunity to get outside and enjoy everything that winter has to offer. Breathe in the clean, crisp winter air while traversing the trails of Lake Elmo Park Reserve by cross-country ski, kick-sled, and fat-tire bike. The Soup Coupe food truck will be onsite 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. selling hot soup and wraps.

WinterFest will feature: Cross-Country Ski Lessons: Winter fun awaits with cross-country ski lessons provided by Ride & Glide XC Ski Club. All skill levels are welcome; all equipment is provided. Reservations are required at www.rideandglide.org (Select Lake Elmo Clinic); Central Cross Country Skiing will be offering childrenís and family ski equipment to try out, as well as waxing demonstrations and tips from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No reservations required; Fat-tire Biking: Fat tire bikes offer a unique way to experience the outdoors. All skill levels are welcome. Reservations are preferred at www.rideandglide.org, but drop-ins also welcomed; Kick-sledding: Try out this growing winter activity on Eagle Point Lake. Kick-sleds may be used by one or two people at a time. No experience is necessary and no reservations required. Kick-sledding will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The park’s Nordic Center has ample parking (overflow is across the park road at Eagle Point Trailhead), indoor seating, tables for guests, WiFi, restrooms with lockers and changing stalls, a water refill station, indoor fireplace, outdoor bonfire pit, ski racks, and ski waxing stations. A MN Ski Pass is required to ski in Washington County Parks for those age 16 and older. Purchase MN Ski Passes online, by telephone, or at the Lake Elmo Park contact station. Ski passes are not required for snowshoeing.

Lake Elmo Park Reserve is at 1515 Keats Ave. N. in Lake Elmo. A Washington County parks vehicle permit ($7/day or $30/annual) is required for entry to the park. For more information call 651-430-8370.


Washington County Horticulture Society

Washington County Horticulture Society will meet Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. Our speaker is Kathy Nass from Donahue’s Greenhouse in Faribault. She will discuss “Clematis - how to grow them, types of clematis, and uses in the home landscape.” The meeting is at Hope Church, 7910 15th St. N, Oakdale enter through the door off the back parking lot.

All are welcome - no fee.

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