BULLETIN BOARD: Oakdale, Lake Elmo, Maplewood & Ramsey Co. Review - September 4th, 2019

Lake Elmo

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.


Community day

The 20th annual Lake Elmo Bank Community Day will be on Sept. 9 this year from 4 to 7 p.m. The event will be at the Lake Elmo Office parking lot, located at 11465 39th St. N. Roasted corn on the cob, grilled hot dogs, ice cream, bingo, a petting zoo and pony rides will be available. 


Foster care info session

There is an information session for people interested in started 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 Washington County Environmental 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.


North St. Paul

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 1350 at 2678 Seventh Avenue East and walk to Veterans Park, located at 2480 Margaret St. Rock on Truck will follow the walk and the pavers 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. 



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.


The Maplewood Police Department and the Minnesota Department of Corrections are holding a neighborhood meeting

at St. Jerome Catholic Church to notify the public about a level three offender moving to the neighborhood. On Tuesday, Sept. 10 

at 6 p.m., informational meeting will be about 43-year-old Terrell Buechner who will be living in the 2000 block of Clark 

Street. The meeting is open to the public. The church is located at 380 Roselawn Ave. E. and guests are asked to enter 

through the lower-level south door.


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 E. Seventh St. 


Stories from the past

Stories and memories from the Maplewood Nature Centerís 40-year-old history will be shared on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sweet rolls will be provided at the free program. Visitors are asked to register by calling 651-249-2170. The event is located at 2659 E. Seventh St. 



Church fall festival

Transfiguration Catholic Church will be hosting a fall festival on Saturday, Sept. 7th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be face painting, a cake walk, and more activities. The event is located at 6133 15th St. N.


Genealogy event

This free class will show participants how to use DNA tools and find genealogy sources. It will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Oak Meadows Senior Living, located at 8131 Fourth St. N. A salad and dessert dinner is provided. Participants must register by Tuesday, Sept. 10 by contacting 651-578-0676 or kim@oak-meadows.org.


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 Avenue. Participants must register by calling 651-747-3860. Space is limited. 


Farmersí 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. 


Church fall festival

The three day event, running from Sept. 13 to Sept. 15, features food, a petting zoo, and fireworks. The festival will be held at Guardian Angels Catholic Community, located at 8260 Fourth Street North. More details can be found at www.guardian-angels.org. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. on Friday and ends Sunday night.


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.

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