BULLETIN BOARD: Oakdale, Lake Elmo, Maplewood & Ramsey Co. Review - December 26, 2018

Bruentrup Heritage Farm Holiday Tea

The Bruentrup Heritage Farm at the Maplewood Historical Society  host two Holiday Tea events on Jan. 12 starting at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The historic Bruentrup heritage house is elaborately decorated for the holidays and is ready to serve a delicious chef-inspired five-course meal. Good eating never gets old, and some of our tastiest food originates from old fashioned family recipes passed down through generations. Our theme this year is ìOld Family Recipes,î so share yours with us. Bring old recipe cards or save newspaper clippings from your mother’s, grandmas or any relative. Tell a story about it if you wish. Go to http://www.maplewoodhistoricalsociety.org/  to make your reservation, or call Raydelle Bruentrup with questions or concerns at 651-426-4718. The cost is $35 per person. Register by Jan 10. The Maplewood Historical Society is located at 2170 County Road D E. in Maplewood. Washington 


Maplewood Nature Center events

S’more Nature Fun will be held Saturday, Dec. 29 starting at 1:30 p.m. It is fun to be outside in the wintertime. Take a hike or snowshoe down to the pond for a fun exploration then make S’mores.  

It is $5 a person. Register by Thursday, Dec. 28 at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com or call 651-249-2170.

Snowflake Wonders will be held Saturday, Jan. 5 starting at 1:30 p.m. Crafts, science and nature for all ages. Cut and create beautiful snowflakes for your windows, and other snowflake crafts from simple to highly complex. Learn how snowflakes are formed in the sky, and peer at beautiful preserved snowflake crystals up close on the microcam. Make a snowflake catcher to take home so you can identify different kinds of snowflakes all winter. The fee is $5/person, register by Thursday, Jan. 3 at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button.

Winter Open House: Snowshoes & Tracks will be held Saturday, Jan. 12 starting at 10:30 a.m. Its for all ages. Snowshoes will be available for ages four and up. Learn how to walk, run, and turn around on snowshoes. Learn about animal tracks and signs from self-guiding activities.  A naturalist will answer nature questions, and orient you to the nature center trails. Try wood or metal snowshoes (wood snowshoes require 6+ inches of fluffy snow). Sleds available for pulling young kids. Come back inside to enjoy a cup of hot cider and warm up. Dress in layers and wear winter boots. The fee is $5 per person, which includes snowshoe rental, cider and all activities. Register for snowshoe orientation at 10:30, 12:30 or 2:00 at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button.

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; you’ll 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, Jan. 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, Jan. 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.

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