BULLETIN BOARD: Oakdale, Lake Elmo, Maplewood & Ramsey Co. Review - August 28th, 2019

Oakdale

Free hands-only CPR class

Volunteer-run Oakdale Wellness and the Oakdale Fire Department are offering a free CPR class on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. The CPR class will include blood pressure checks and information on choking. The class will be at the Oakdale Discovery Center, located at 4444 Hadley Ave. Participants must register by calling 651-747-3860. Space is limited. 

 

Farmers market

Neighbors can pick up fresh items from 2 to 6 p.m. every Wednesday at the weekly farmers market. The event takes place in the parking lot of Walton Park/Oakdale City Hall at 1584 Hadley Ave. N. every Wednesday until Oct. 2.

 

Touch a truck

On Tuesday Sept. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Walton Park, located at 1584 Hadley Ave. N. This all-ages event features various trucks for children to climb on and learn about. Concessions can be purchased and free ice cream is available. 

 

Curious critters club

The club will meet again on Friday, Sept. 13 at the Discovery Center, located at 4444 Hadley Ave. N. The bird-themed event will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and is open to children ages 3 to 6. 

 

Daddy daughter princess ball

Fathers and their daughters, under age 8, can enjoy a father-daughter dance at the Discovery Center on Friday Sept. 27. Crafts, snacks, dancing, and a photograph of the pair will be provided. The event will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and is located at 4444 Hadley Ave. N. Participants can register for $32 until Sept. 20 at http://www.ci.oakdale.mn.us/recreation.

North St. Paul 

 

Alumni breakfast

North St. Paul High School alumni meet every last Wednesday of the month for breakfast at Gorman’s Restaurant at 9 a.m. Gorman’s is located at 11011 Stillwater Blvd. N. in Lake Elmo. Those who have questions can call Bruce Fisher at 651-777-4655.

 

Open house

North St. Paul City Hall is hosting a 2020 Street and Utility Improvement Project open house on Wednesday, Aug. 28. The city is considering street and utility improvements near the north side of Casey Lake Park, including the streets of Chisholm Avenue, Mesabi Avenue, Buhl Avenue, Shawnee Drive, and Gerald Avenue. The event will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, located at 2400 Margaret St. 

 

POW/MIA Remembrance Walk

The annual POW/MIA Remembrance Walk will be on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Participants will gather at the VFW Post 39, at 2678 Seventh Ave. E, and walk to Veterans Park, located at 2480 Margaret St. ‘Rock on Truck’ will follow the walk, and the pavers that were installed this year will be honored. The ‘Huey’ first used in Vietnam will also be on display. During the walk, portions of Margaret Street and 12th Avenue will be closed. 

 

History Cruze Car Show

Every week in the summer, Seventh Avenue in downtown North St. Paul turns into “Fabulous Friday” featuring a classic car show, food and music. The event is from 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays in the summer. The History Cruzers are looking for “Yellow Shirt” volunteers, whether it be one day or every Friday. Call Paul Houliston at 651-210-9645 to volunteer. 

Lake Elmo

 

Starwatch Party

The “great celestial show in the skies” featuring WCCO Radio’s Mike Lynch, giant telescopes, constellation spotting, and stories will be on Friday, Aug. 30. The free event is from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve, located at 1515 Keats Ave. N. Participants should meet at the swim pond.

 

Last campfire program

Washington County Parks is concluding its campfire programs, hosting a raptors program at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31. It will be at Lake Elmo Park Reserve’s amphitheater, located at the intersection of County Road 19 and County Road 10. It is free, but vehicle parking passes are $7 daily. People can call 651-430-8240 or visit www.co.washington.mn.us/parks for additional information on this and other programs.

 

 

Foster care info session

There is an information session for people interested in starting licensed foster care on Thursday, Sept. 15. The event will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Government Center, located at 14949 62nd St. N. in Stillwater. The session is free.

 

Hazardous waste collection 

Residents in Lake Elmo and other cities in Washington County can drop items off at the household hazardous waste collection on Saturday, Sept. 14. The collection will be at the Forest Lake Transit Center, located at 19987 Fitzgerald Trail N., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Confidential document shredding will be available at this event as well as at the Washington County Environmental Center on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 18 and Nov. 6. The center, located at 4039 Cottage Grove Drive in Woodbury, provides residents with a free disposal option for household hazardous waste, electronics, and recyclables all year.

 

Bluegrass festival

The 18th annual Washington County Bluegrass Festival will be at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the south picnic pavillion. The event will feature music groups and food. The event is free and is located at 1515 Keats Ave. N.

 

Maplewood

 

Buckthorn removal and demonstration

People can learn to identify buckthorn at Applewood Park, located at 822 Sterling St. S., on Saturday, Sept. 7. Participants can learn about management practices, the removal and regrowth process, and herbicide use. Those attending must wear personal protection equipment, safety glasses, a long sleeved shirt, chemical-resistant gloves, long socks, and shoes. Participants must register by Sept. 4 at maplewoodmn.gov. Spaces are limited.

 

Parent roadshow

Maplewood police will provide tips on keeping children safe online, on their bikes, and more. Topics include how to keep a child physically active, safe from fire emergencies, and protected from cyber bullying. The event will be at the Maplewood YMCA, located at 2100 White Bear Ave., on Tuesday Sept. 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free.

 

Volunteer orientation

The Maplewood Nature Center is hosting a new volunteer orientation for people to learn about available opportunities, from trail guides to youth gardeners. All ages are welcome to attend this event on Tuesday Sept. 10 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Those interested must preregister by Sept. 9 by calling 651-249-2173 or by visiting maplewoodmn.gov. The event is located at 2659 Seventh St. E. 

Lake Elmo

 

Starwatch Party

The “great celestial show in the skies” featuring WCCO Radio’s Mike Lynch, giant telescopes, constellation spotting, and stories will be on Friday, Aug. 30. The free event is from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve, located at 1515 Keats Ave. N. Participants should meet at the swim pond.

 

Last campfire program

Washington County Parks is concluding its campfire programs, hosting a raptors program at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31. It will be at Lake Elmo Park Reserve’s amphitheater, located at the intersection of County Road 19 and County Road 10. It is free, but vehicle parking passes are $7 daily. People can call 651-430-8240 or visit www.co.washington.mn.us/parks for additional information on this and other programs.

 

 

Foster care info session

There is an information session for people interested in starting licensed foster care on Thursday, Sept. 15. The event will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Government Center, located at 14949 62nd St. N. in Stillwater. The session is free.

 

Hazardous waste collection 

Residents in Lake Elmo and other cities in Washington County can drop items off at the household hazardous waste collection on Saturday, Sept. 14. The collection will be at the Forest Lake Transit Center, located at 19987 Fitzgerald Trail N., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Confidential document shredding will be available at this event as well as at the Washington County Environmental Center on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 18 and Nov. 6. The center, located at 4039 Cottage Grove Drive in Woodbury, provides residents with a free disposal option for household hazardous waste, electronics, and recyclables all year.

 

Bluegrass festival

The 18th annual Washington County Bluegrass Festival will be at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the south picnic pavillion. The event will feature music groups and food. The event is free and is located at 1515 Keats Ave. N.

 

Maplewood

 

Buckthorn removal and demonstration

People can learn to identify buckthorn at Applewood Park, located at 822 Sterling St. S., on Saturday, Sept. 7. Participants can learn about management practices, the removal and regrowth process, and herbicide use. Those attending must wear personal protection equipment, safety glasses, a long sleeved shirt, chemical-resistant gloves, long socks, and shoes. Participants must register by Sept. 4 at maplewoodmn.gov. Spaces are limited.

 

Parent roadshow

Maplewood police will provide tips on keeping children safe online, on their bikes, and more. Topics include how to keep a child physically active, safe from fire emergencies, and protected from cyber bullying. The event will be at the Maplewood YMCA, located at 2100 White Bear Ave., on Tuesday Sept. 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free.

 

Volunteer orientation

The Maplewood Nature Center is hosting a new volunteer orientation for people to learn about available opportunities, from trail guides to youth gardeners. All ages are welcome to attend this event on Tuesday Sept. 10 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Those interested must preregister by Sept. 9 by calling 651-249-2173 or by visiting maplewoodmn.gov. The event is located at 2659 Seventh St. E. 

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