Ramsey County-Maplewood Review bulletin board March 16, 2016

Registration for community garden plots at Egerton

Community garden plots are available for rent at the corner of Roselawn Avenue E. and Edgerton Street in Maplewood. The city will stake the plots and provide a water tank. Renters must agree to plant, maintain and harvest their plots using organic chemical-free methods. The season runs from April 29 through Oct. 21. Each 12 foot by 15 foot plot costs $25 for the season.

Returning Gardener registration began Feb. 17. New Gardener registration began March 9 and ends March 31. An open house is planned for April 29, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. To register visit www.maplewoodmn.gov. For more information or help registering call 651-249-2170.


Selecting native trees and shrubs for pollinators

Author Heather Holm will present and share her extensive knowledge of our native pollinators March 19, from 10-11:15 a.m at the Maplewood Nature Center. This talk will focus on beneficial trees and shrubs for bees. 

Learn about which canopy trees, small trees and shrubs are insect-pollinated and the types of pollinators each plant attracts. Factors influencing pollinator visitation including flower structure, flower resources, flowering phenology and the plant community where the woody plant occurs will also be discussed. Her book Pollinators of Native Plants will be for sale afterward.

The cost is $20. Seating is limited, and registration closes March 18. To register online visit www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com or call 651-249-2170. The center is located at 2659 E. 7th St. in Maplewood.


Movie Night at Lake Elmo Library

Lake Elmo Public Library continues its tradition of showing films on Thursday nights with free popcorn.

On March 24, at 6 p.m. the movie is “Trumbo.” In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood’s top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and black listed for their political beliefs. Rated R for language, which includes some sexual references.

Lake Elmo Public Library is at 3537 Lake Elmo Ave. N. Hours are Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information call 615-773-4926 or visit http://lakeelmopubliclibrary.org


Spring break at Lake Elmo Library

Spring break for students in Stillwater School District is the week of March 21, and Lake Elmo Public Library is offering two days of activities for kids kindergarten-aged to 12-years old. Preschoolers are invited with parents.

Board games will be set up on Tuesday, March 22, for all skill levels and ages. Ticket to Ride, Scrabble, Checkers, Uncle Wiggily, gin rummy, Quirkle and Quidler are some of the games that will be available.

On Thursday, March 25, the library will show the movie “Goosebumps” with Jack Black. The film is about a teenager who is upset about moving from a big city to a small town. The protagonist, Zach Cooper, finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah, living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah’s mysterious dad is in fact R.L. Stine, the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. He soon discovers that Stine holds a dangerous secret. Free popcorn is available. The film is rated PG.

Lake Elmo Public Library is at 3537 Lake Elmo Ave. N. Hours are Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information call (615) 773-4926 or visit http://lakeelmopubliclibrary.org


Knights fish fry 

The Knights of Columbus #4967 will hold a fish fry on Friday, March 18, from 4-7 p.m. at St. Peter Catholic School cafeteria, 2590 N. Margaret St., North St. Paul.

The menu is all you care to eat deep-fried and baked fish, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, vegetables, bread sticks, potatoes and applesauce. 

The cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $3 for kids 12-years and younger. Carryout orders are available.

Future events include a Ham Bingo on March 19 from 5:30-9 p.m. and a Spring Booya on May 1.


Fish Fry

St. Jerome Catholic Church, 380 E. Roselawn Ave. in Maplewood will host a fish fry on March 18, from 5-7:30 p.m. The cost for a one-piece hand-battered deep fried cod dinner with French fries, coleslaw, baked beans, applesauce, dessert and beverage is $9. A two-piece meal is $11 and a three-piece meal is $13. A Pasta meal is also available for $5.


Top 10 Pests and Diseases in the Garden

Washington County Horticulture Society will meet March 21, at 7 p.m. The featured speaker is Mary Maguire-Lerman who will speak on “The Top 10 Pests and Diseases in the Garden.” Lerman spent 32 years as environmental coordinator of horticulture programs with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. The Washington County Horticulture Society meets at Hope Church, 7910 15th St. N., in Oakdale. All are welcome, and there is no fee to attend. 


Elder Tales with Duke Addicks

Duke Addicks, a 76-year-old Falcon Heights resident, begins his historic series of elder tales on March 22 at 10:30 am at the Roseville Public Library. His stories are about real people who, in their elder years, made a difference in Minnesota s pre-statehood fur trade era. Duke believes that elders can make a difference. Here are his presentations, followed by more about him: 

• March 22, 10:30 a.m. at the Roseville Library: “Pig’s Eye Parrant”

On the history of Pig’s Eye Landing, whiskey and how the landing become the City of St. Paul. 

• April 19, 10:30 a.m. at the Maplewood Library: “Marguerite Bonga” 

Bonga was the first settler of African ancestry in St. Paul. She was a powerful fur trader along the Red River cart trail, a respected translator, a successful farmer and a Methodist missionary.

• May 24, 10:30 a.m. at the Roseville Library: “The Great Wabashas” 

The Wabashas were father and son -- leading Dakota chiefs. The father and his warriors kept the Upper Mississippi in British hands during the American Revolution. His son and successor was killed for refusing to sign a treaty granting Dakota lands east of the Mississippi to the Americans.

• June 21, 10:30 a.m. at the Maplewood Library: “Old Betsy and the battle at Battle Creek” 

A Dakota and popular helper to the French-Canadian settlers, Old Betsy single-handedly prevented the massacre of the people of Little Crow’s village on the Mississippi by the Ojibwe Chief Hole-in-the-Day the Elder. Her interference resulted in the June 25, 1842 battle between warriors at Pine Coulee, now called Battle Creek Regional Park in Maplewood.


March is Red Cross Month

March has been recognized as Red Cross Month by every U.S. president since 1943. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities, helping to prepare for and bringing help and hope after emergencies.

The Red Cross has scheduled the following bloodmobiles in your area:

• March 16, 7:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Hill Murray High School, 2625 E. Larpenteur, Maplewood

• March 21, 1-7 p.m., Blessed Sacrament Church, 2119 Stillwater Ave., Maplewood

• March 21, 1-6 p.m., American Legion Post 39, 2678 E. 7th Ave., North St. Paul

• March 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Jerome Catholic Church, 380 E. Roselawn Ave., Maplewood

• March 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., River Market Community Coop, 221 N. Main St., Stillwater

All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

To make an appointment to donate blood, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App from app stores, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Donors can now use the Blood Donor App to access their donor card and view vital signs from previous donations. 


Peer Advocate Volunteer

Assist Ramsey County Detoxification Center clients through peer support and informational services to support with recovery efforts. Contact Ramsey County Community Human Services-Volunteer Services at 651-266-4090 for additional information or e-mail humanservicesvolunteer@co.ramsey.mn.us.

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