BULLETIN BOARD: Oakdale, Lake Elmo, Maplewood & Ramsey Co. Review - July 31st, 2019


Farmers market

Pick up fresh items from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 31 and Aug. 7 at the weekly farmers market. The event will take place in the parking lot of Walton Park/Oakdale City Hall at 1584 Hadley Ave. N. every Wednesday until Oct. 2. Available items include fruits and vegetables, flowers, bread, coffee and more. Attendees can enter their name to win a vendor gift basket.


Amphitheater series 

On select Thursdays in the summer, join The Discovery Center Amphitheater in an all-ages program called “Snake Discovery.” The next event is from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, followed by “Wendy’s Wiggle, Jiggle, & Jam” on Aug. 8 at the same time. The events are free, and in case of rain the program will be moved inside to the 4444 Hadley Ave. N. building.


Summer concert

At Walton Park on select Wednesday evenings throughout the summer, neighbors can bring lawn chairs and enjoy a free concert. On Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., a swing and classic rock group called ForEver Young will perform live.


Beekeeping and honey extraction

On Thursday, Aug. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m., participants can visit the Discovery Center at 4444 Hadley Ave. N. to learn more about beekeeping. Those interested can call 651-747-3860 to learn more and register.


Night To Unite

North St. Paul, Lake Elmo, Maplewood and Oakdale residents can bring the fun of Night To Unite, previously called National Night Out, to their blocks this year.

This annual nationwide block party event is on Tuesday, Aug. 6. North St. Paul residents can request for police to attend their event at www.northstpaul.org. 

To request a police visit in Lake Elmo, residents can call 651-430-7899 or visit www.co.washington.mn.us to fill out a form.  

The city of Maplewood has a complete map of the area’s parties that night, which run from 5 to 9 p.m. Neighbors can register their block party at the city’s website, which is maplewoodmn.gov.

To have Oakdale police visit a block party, people can fill out a form at www.ci.oakdale.mn.us.


Lake Elmo


Yoga in the park

For $7, yogis of all levels over age 14 can practice evening yoga at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve on Thursday, Aug. 1 and 8. The event is from 6 to 7 p.m. and participants can register until the day of. The address is 1515 Keats Ave. N. In case of rain, the class will be held at the Nordic Center between Lake Elmo and Eagle Point Lake.


Campfire program

Lake Elmo Park Reserve is hosting a campfire nature program on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 7:15 to 8 p.m. The event, at the outdoor amphitheater, is free with a vehicle permit. The event is located at 1515 Keats Ave. N.


Childcare providers and adult foster care meetings

On Monday, Aug. 5, an informational meeting for prospective licensed childcare providers will take place at the Government Center in Stillwater. It is open to anyone interested in providing licensed childcare in Washington County from 1 to 3 p.m. at 14949 62nd St. N. Also on Aug. 5 at the same building is an orientation meeting for those interested in providing adult foster care. That event will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Those interested can register at Washington County’s website or call 651-430-8307.



North St. Paul


School reunions

The North St. Paul Class of 1969’s 50th reunion is on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. The event is at the Mermaid Event Center, located at 2200 Mounds View Blvd. in Mounds View. Visit northstpaul1969.com for more information and to register by Aug. 1. 

Clarification: The three-day North High School 50th reunion posted in the Review’s July 24 Bulletin Board is for the Minneapolis North High School Polars, not the St. Paul North Polars. 

The 55th class reunion of the 1964 North St. Paul Polars is on Aug. 17 at the North St. Paul VFW. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and advance registration is required. For more information, contact Angela (Goben) Sheedy at sheedyangela@gmail.com. The VFW is located at located at 2483 Seventh Ave. E.

North St. Paul High School’s class of 1979 is having its 40th class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Dugout Bar in Mahtomedi. There is no cost to attend, but a cash bar and food will br available to purchase. More information can be found at the Facebook page “Joe Polar.”  


Big Fish play

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Drama Ministry is performing “Big Fish” on Aug. 1, 2 and 3 and then again on Aug. 8, 9 and 10. The play is based off the 1998 Daniel Wallace novel and the 2003 Tim Burton film. Tickets are $12 for adults, and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at https://stmarksbigfish.bpt.me/. For any questions or to reserve tickets over the phone, call 651-777-7451 ext. 420. 


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. 


American Legion anniversary dinner

The public is invited to celebrate this milestone on Saturday, Aug. 3. Tickets are $20 and are available at the legion’s bar, pull tab window, and from various members. A social hour will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. with food service at 5:30 p.m. Beef brisket, pork tenderloin, vegetables, mashed potatoes and dinner rolls will be served. A program will follow the dinner. The address is 2678 Seventh Ave. E.


Monday with the mayor

Visit with Mayor Furlong to discuss any issues, concerns or to simply share ideas for the City of North St. Paul on the first Monday of every month at the City Hall from 10 to noon. No appointment is necessary for this Aug. 5 event, located at 2400 Margaret St. N.




Summer nature walk

People of all ages can hike with a naturalist to study and record wildlife and meet a live native animal on Friday, Aug 9 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Register at the City of Maplewood’s website for free by Aug. 6. There will be indoor activities in case of rain, and the event is in both English and Spanish at the Maplewood Nature Center, located at 2659 East Seventh St. // Caminar con un naturalista para todas las edades. El evento es en español el viernes 19 de junio de 9 a 10:30 a.m. Regístrese gratis en la página web de la ciudad de Maplewood antes del 6 de agosto.


Dazzling Dragonflies & Damselflies

The Maplewood Nature Center, at 2659 East Seventh St., is providing nets and magnifying glasses for children to catch dragonflies and damselflies in the gardens and prairie. On Saturday, Aug. 10 from 10 to 11 a.m., children ages 3 to 8 with an adult can capture and observe the creatures. The event is free, but participants are asked to register online at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com or call 651-249-2170 by Thursday, Aug. 8. The activity number is 16453.

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