EVENTS: Oakdale, Lake Elmo & Ramsey Co. Review - Published: July 16, 2017

Honoring child care providers of Anoka and Washington Counties

Anoka County Community Action Program, which houses the local Child Care Aware of Minnesota Metro for Anoka and Washington Counties, will host two celebrations for providers, parents and supporters of Parent Aware.

Parent Aware Star Ratings are a way to help parents choose high quality early education programs for their children, leading to increased kindergarten readiness. The ratings are also a way for family child care providers and child care centers to showcase their quality and dedication to the well-being of Minnesota’s children.

Help celebrate family child care providers and child care centers that have received their Star Rating and those that continue to show they use quality practices. Enjoy cupcakes, guest speakers and conversations with providers, community members, and parents who are excited about showing their quality through Parent Aware Star Ratings.  

The celebrations will take place on Aug 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Blaine Human Service Center, 1201 89th Ave. NE, Suite 300, Blaine and Aug 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Peace of Mind Early Education Center, 9025 Tamarack Road, Woodbury.

For more information and to RSVP by July 26th, please contact Annette Borman at 763-783-4711 or

Community ice cream social

Outdoors on the lush, green grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse 5 to 9 p.m. July 20, the Ice Cream Social is a perennial community favorite and the official kick-off to Stillwaterís Lumberjack Days.

Featured fun includes live music by Scrapegoat Skin & Bones and Blue Groove Bluegrass. There will also be the Fantasy Corral Petting Zoo, children’s games and activities, Historic Medallion Hunt medallion sales, the first medallion clue reading, the Civil War exhibit in the Historic Courthouse and jail tours.

Hotdogs and brats, 50-cent root beer floats, doughnuts and penny candy will be available for purchase. Natural amphitheater seating with plenty of room to spread out blankets and chairs on the Historic Courthouse lawn is also available.

The ice cream social is free and open to the public. In the event of rain, the event will adapt and move indoors.

The Historic Courthouse is at the corner of Pine and Third streets in Stillwater.


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