BULLETIN BOARD: Oakdale, Lake Elmo, Maplewood & Ramsey Co. Review - July 17th, 2019

North St. Paul 

Free music in the park 

Enjoy outdoor music at Casey Lake Park with North St. Paul’s concert series. Hear the 50-piece Brio Brass Band on Saturday, July 20. Cover band MT Pockets plays on Thursday, July 25. Both concerts will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at no cost to attendees. Casey Lake Park is at 2101 17th Ave. E.


History Cruze Car Show

Every week in the summer, Seventh Avenue turns into a “Fabulous Friday” featuring a classic car show, food and music. The event is in downtown North St. Paul from 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays in the summer. The History Cruzers are looking for “Yellow Shirt” volunteers for the summer, whether it be one day or every Friday. Call Paul Houliston at 651-210-9645 to volunteer. 


10th Annual Silver Lake Splash Fundraiser

On Sunday, July 21, Silver Lake Park will be home to swimming, music, food and family activities from 1 to 5 p.m. at Lake Boulevard and 19th Avenue. All proceeds from the event will be used to fund beach lifeguards. Both event and planning volunteers are needed. Call Rebecka Lassen at 612-723-2768 to volunteer. 


Food truck & live music night with Parks and Rec

The community can address concerns with the Parks and Recreation Commission as it hosts a food and music event before its meeting. People can grab a bite from the food truck and listen to Any Day Now perform live. The event is set for Wednesday, July 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hause Park. In case of rain or severe weather, the meeting will move to the City Hall in North St. Paul. The address is 2616 4th Avenue.



Cops and bobbers

Join Maplewood public safety officers for a fishing day at the Spoon Lake fishing area on Wednesday, July 17. Get to know the staff while enjoying the outdoors from 4 to 7 p.m. Fishing gear, bait and food will be provided. Prize drawings will also be held. Entrances are located on Keller Parkway and Forest Street in Maplewood.


Solar Power Hour

This is a free one-hour educational event about low-cost solar power installations for homeowners. It is at the Maplewood Community Center (Heritage Room A) on Thursday, July 18, at 6:30 p.m. Visitors can sign up for free consultations with the state’s utility board, which happen at 4:30 p.m. Links to sign up can be found at www.maplewoodmn.gov. The community center is located at 2100 White Bear Ave.


Photo scavenger hunt contest

All month long, people of all ages can celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month by entering a photo competition. Snap at least five photos from five different parks, preserves and open spaces in Maplewood. The top photo will be featured on the cover of Maplewood’s Park and Recreation brochure. Contest details and a registration form can be found on the city website at www.maplewoodmn.gov.


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, June 19, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Register online for free by July 18. There will be indoor activities in case of rain, and the event is in both Somali and English at the Maplewood Nature Center, located at 2659 E. Seventh St. // Waxad socod dheer ama wareeg la qaadan doontaa aqoonyahano ku takhasuusay cilmiga deegaanka, aqoon dheeraadana u leh cilmiga deegaanka kuwaas oo aad si haboon wax uga baran ugana heli macluumaad si aad u indhaindheyso duurjoogta inta aan ku guda jirno xilligan hadda taagan. Haddii roob daío waxad heli doontaa fursad aad ku aragto xayawaan nool meel dadan si aan u samayno macluumad la xidhiidha xayawaankaas. Barnaamijkan idil ahaan ama gabi ahaan waxa lagu turjumi doonaa afsoomaali. Waxad baran doontaa/ baro erayo cusub oo la xidhiidha aqoonta/cilmiga deegaanka oo ka kala yimi luqado kala duwan. Dadka ku hadla luqaha kala duwan waxay mudan yihiin tixgalin mudnaan iyo soo dhaweyn. Arrimahani waa Lacag laíaan sidaa awgeed is diiwaan gali inta ka horeysa bisha todobaad ee July 18.


Traditional American Indian games 

On Saturday, July 20, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., people can learn and play games from Ojibwe, Dakota and other cultures at the Nature Center, located at 2659 E. Sventh St. The cost is $5 per person, and children over 5 are invited if accompanied by an adult. Register online by Thursday, July 18. 


Touch-A-Truck event 

Get up close with a police car, firetruck, garbage truck, limo, ambulance, school bus, snow plow and more at the Maplewood Community Center. A K9, free hot dogs and nature activities will also be at the event. It is on Wednesday, July 24, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 2100 White Bear Ave. Admission is free.


Meet the animals

People of all ages can learn about Minnesota’s wild animals like snakes, salamanders and toads. The Saturday, July 27, event is free but participants must register online by Friday, July 26. The event runs from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Maplewood Nature Center, located at 2659 E. Seventh St.



Farmers market

Pick up fresh items from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, July 17 and 24, at the farmers market. The event will take place in the parking lot of Walton Park/Oakdale City Hall at 1584 Hadley Ave. N. Available items include fruits and vegetables, flowers, bread, coffee and more. Attendees can enter their name to win a vendor gift basket.


Summer concert

A children’s band, The Bazillions, is performing at Walton Park on Wednesday, July 17, from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Bring a lawn chair for the free concert, located at 2006 Hadley Ave. N.


Mad Science Minnesota

The Discovery Center Amphitheater will host an all-ages program called “Mad Science Minnesota” from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 18. The event is free, and in case of rain the program will be moved inside to the 4444 Hadley Ave. N. building.


Curious Critters Club: Things With Wings

Children aged 3 to 12 can register online to learn about bats, birds and seeds at the Oakdale Discovery Center at 4444 Hadley Ave. N. Games, songs, stories and crafts are part of the Friday, July 26, event from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Registration closes July 21.


Tower Park water slide and food drive

Grab a towel, pack a lunch and spend the afternoon at Oakdale’s Tower Park waterslide. The free event is from 1 to 3 p.m. at Eighth St. Lane N. A food drive will be accepting non-perishable food items for the food shelf. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


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 Thursdays, July 18 and 25. 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.


Fitness hike

Anyone over the age of 13 can join a guided hiking group on a mixed-surface trail on Friday, July 19, from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the Nordic Center. No reservation is required, but minors must be accompanied by an adult. Event coordinators ask participants to arrive 10 minutes early, bring water and wear hiking boots or shoes. The address is 1515 Keats Ave. N.


Campfire program

Lake Elmo Park Reserve is hosting a campfire nature program on Saturday, July 20, from 7:15 to 8 p.m. The event, at the outdoor amphitheater, is free with a vehicle permit. The preserve is located at 1515 Keats Ave. North.

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