Oakdale-Lake Elmo Review bulletin board March 2, 2016

Visit from woodturning expert

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has partnered with internationally renowned, Robert Sorby Tools of England, to present a unique demonstration on woodturning. Whether you are new to woodturning, would like to learn new techniques, or master solutions to your turning challenges, Robert Sorby’s U.S. Sales Manager, Jeff Farris, will demonstrate the latest tools and innovative turning solutions. Rockler is underwriting this event so there will be no charge to attend.

 The woodturning demonstration will be held Saturday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, 1872 Beam Ave., Maplewood. Interested people of all skill levels are encouraged to drop by at any time during the scheduled demonstration. Feel free to contact Tony Forliti at 651-773-5285 with questions.


China Garden public meeting

A community meeting will be held to review designs and plans for a Phalen China Garden at Lake Phalen.  The meeting is Thursday March 3rd at 6:30 p.m. at the Phalen Recreation Center Community Room, 1000 Wheelock Parkway.  This meeting will provide an opportunity to explain the design, answer questions, obtain input from residents and help generate support for the proposal. The meeting is hosted by the Payne-Phalen Environment Committee of District Five.


North St. Paul American Legion monthly vendor craft show

This is a gathering of craftsman, upcyclers and direct sellers for your shopping fun. This event will be March 13 from noon to 4 p.m.at the North Saint Paul American Legion, 2678 7th Ave. E., St. Paul. For more information call 651-335-7309 or email catscooking101@gmail.com


The Partnership Party

We are mixing up our signature event, formerly called Jeans and Jewels, with interactive food stations, fun games, music and dancing, silent and live auction and lots of time to socialize with friends. Mingle with parents, teachers and staff from throughout the St. Croix Valley to fund enrichment programs for students at all 13 Stillwater Area Public Schools. 

This event will be March 12 from 6 to 11 p.m. at The Prom Center, 484 Inwood Ave.,Oakdale. Please register by March 7 at www.partnershipplan.org.


Snow sculpture contest 

Kids and adults in Oakdale are encouraged to get outside and build their best snow sculpture for the city’s annual contest.  

This year’s theme is “A Day at the Zoo.”  Sculptures will be judged on appearance based on the theme, and the winner will receive a $100 PINZ gift card.  

To enter, submit a photo, along with your contact information, to tim@ci.oakdale.mn.us by March 31. 


Minnesota College Fair

Hosted by Tartan and the Minnesota Association for College Admission Counseling, this college fair will feature over 120 representatives from colleges and other post-secondary institutions in the Tartan gymnasium, 828 Greenway Ave. N., Oakdale, on March 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is open to Tartan parents and students, as well as to the general public. Please register by March 14. To register visit www.gotocollegefairs.com and print the barcode to show to college representatives at the fair so they can scan your information easily.


Ham bingo

Presentation Church located at 1725 Kennard St., Maplewood, is having a ham bingo event Saturday, March 12, 2016, from 7 to 10 p.m. Hard cards will be sold for 25 cents per game. Refreshments will be available for sale starting at 6 p.m. For more information, call the parish office at 651-777-8116.


Chili Hubbub

The Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf will be launching the inaugural Chili Hubbub on March 13. Hosted outside at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 8260 4th St. N., Oakdale, the Chili Hubbub will bring together east metro area restaurants to strut their stuff to determine the favorite chili around. Up to a dozen competitors are anticipated with each vendor choosing a chili execution that best represents their restaurant’s strengths. 

This family friendly tasting competition will run from noon to 4 p.m. with games and activities for children along with local musicians performing.  Tickets are $10 per person, with children aged 12 and under eating for free.  All proceeds will benefit CCEFS.

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