Ramsey County-Maplewood Review bulletin board May 3, 2017

‘Welcoming the Refugee: What We Need to Know’

What do we need to know to become effective advocates for refugees? How are we called to respond? What can “welcoming the stranger” look like in our communities? All are welcome to join us for an ecumenical discussion on May 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Kenny Hall (School) Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 1725 Kennard St., Maplewood. This informative presentation by Mike Rios and refugee representatives from the Office of Social Justice at Catholic Charities pertains to all legal refugees, and was organized with the help of ‘JUST PEOPLE’ social justice coalition of Presentation of Mary and Our Redeemer Lutheran.


Free little library grand opening

The Tri-Lakes Improvement Association is sponsoring a free little library at Pebble Park, 8160 Lake Jane Trail, Lake Elmo. A grand opening will be held May 20 at 10 a.m. This event is free, but please bring a friend and a new or used book to donate.


Open Eye Theater puppet show

On May 27 at 4 p.m. the Open Eye Theater is performing a puppet show at the free little library at Pebble Park, 8160 Lake Jane Trail, Lake Elmo. This event is free and will be fun for all ages. Donations will be accepted for the Open Eye Theater and guests are encouraged to bring a friend and a new or used book to donate to the free little library. 


Toastmasters International weekly meeting

Join Toastmasters International at the next weekly meeting May 8 to see how they can help you with your communication and leadership goals. The group meets from noon to 1 p.m. at the Oakdale Library, 1010 Heron Ave. N. If you have any questions about the Toastmasters club, please contact Kate Rivard at kthisriv@gmail.com.


Lake Elmo Farmers Market seeks vendors 

The Lake Elmo Farmers Market is seeking vendors for its third season. The market will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays June 24 through September 9 in the Lake Elmo Elementary School parking lot at 11030 Stillwater Blvd N. The market is seeking vendors to produce and sell vegetables, fruits, baked goods, gluten and allergen free items, dairy products, plants, flowers and crafts. Home-based business owners are also welcome. The cost for a full season vendor is $40 for those that apply between May 1 and 11; every other week is $20 and a block of 4 to 5 dates is $15. After May 11, rates increase to $50, $25 and $20 respectively. Single market/occasional vendors pay $10. For more information or to receive an application contact Jerry Goracki at gbgoracki@hotmail.com or call 651-779-8391.


Free pancake breakfast

Redeemer Baptist Church in Oakdale is hosting a free pancake breakfast on May 6. This is the same weekend that Oakdale has their city-wide garage sales. Stop in to refuel your body and soul and learn about what our church is all about. We will serve pancakes, sausages, orange juice, coffee and milk from 8 a.m. to noon.  We are also offering free caricatures from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Please be in line by 10:45 a.m. We are located at 2479 Geneva Ave N., Oakdale.


School carnival

Come one, come all to the first annual North Metro Flex Academy Carnival from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 12. There will be many fun carnival attractions such as a bouncy obstacle course, dunk tank, silent auction, bucket raffle, bean bag toss and cake walk. Of course, there will also be tasty carnival foods such as snow cones, pizza, popcorn, ice cream and cotton candy. Admission will be free and tickets for food and games will be available for purchase from the school in advance and at the event, which will be held at North Metro Flex Academy, 2350 Helen St. N., North St. Paul.



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