Ramsey County-Maplewood Review bulletin board May 11, 2016

‘Visit with the Mayor’

Lake Elmo Mayor Mike Pearson invites residents to a “Visit with the Mayor” meeting. Come share your thoughts, suggestions concerns Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Family Means building within the Cimarron mobile home park, 873 Lake Elmo Ave. N.

 

Harp performance by Heather Cornelius

Thursday, May 12, the Oakdale Public Library, 1010 Heron Ave. N., is hosting a harp performance from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Harpist Heather Cornelius, student at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, will perform music from France, Canada and Germany on this unique instrument. This event is free and no registration is required.

 

Energy saving landscapes

Join Gary Wyatt, U of M Extension, at the Maplewood Nature Center, 2659 East 7th St., as he shares some tips on how to plant your yard to keep your home cooler in the summer, warmer in the winter and to save dollars on your home energy bills. There will be a guided tour of the Nature Center yard to learn about native species of trees and shrubs. Get resources for where to get plants and tips on how to properly maintain them.  If you are an Energize Maplewood Team Energy Challenge participant, attending this class will earn you 5 points for your team. This free event occurs Thursday, May 12, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Please pre-register by May 9.  To register, go to maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the “Register Online Go” button. You can also pay by cash or check: call 651-249-2170.

 

May movies for “grown-ups” at Lake Elmo Library 

“Carol” starring Cate Blanchett will be shown Thursday, May 12 at 6 p.m. It is an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel “The Price of Salt,” that follows two women from very different backgrounds in 1950’s New York. 

As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change.  Rated R for a scene of sexuality/nudity and brief language.

A Sundance Film Festival film, “The End of the Tour” will be screened Thursday, May 26 at 6 p.m. The film is based on the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel “Infinite Jest.”  Rated R for language including some sexual references.

Free popcorn is available. Lake Elmo Public Library is at 3537 Lake Elmo Ave. N. For more information call 615-773-4926 or visit http://lakeelmopubliclibrary.org.

 

Meet May 18

The Ramsey County Library Board will meet on May 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the community program room of the Ramsey County Library in Maplewood, 3025 Southlawn Drive. A library board subcommittee will meet for 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. to review the board’s by-laws and policies. Subcommittee recommendations will be forwarded to the full library board for action at a future meeting. All meetings are open to the public. For more information, call Susan Nemitz, library director at 651-486-2200.

 

North St. Paul Visual Preference Survey

The City of North St. Paul is inviting residents to participate in a Visual Preference Survey to share their thoughts on the future of downtown. A visual preference survey attempts to get feedback on design alternatives for an area by presenting photos of options and allowing people to rank their preferences.  The goal of the survey is to contribute to the community conversations and help the city identify a vision for what the people want and what they expect from the downtown. After May 9, the survey will be available for several weeks in the lobby of City Hall as well as online at www.northstpaul.org or downtownnsp.mysidewalk.com.  

 

Madlab: design your own monster

Design and create your own monster stuffed animal Saturday, May 21, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Oakdale Public Library, 1010 Heron Ave. N. Kids ages 5 to 10 can draw with dye transfer crayons and make their drawing into 3D by sewing, stuffing and embellishing with many kinds of fibers. Register on the library’s website, by calling Oakdale Library at 651-730-0504 or in person at the library.

 

Native plants for pollinators

Saturday, May 21, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. learn how to start gardening with native plants to provide native bees and butterflies with what they need to thrive. This event takes place at the Maplewood Nature Center, 2659 East 7th St., where you can tour the gardens to get ideas for your pollinator garden, watch a planting demonstration, then take home plants to get your garden growing. Prepay $10/ person by Wednesday, May 18.  Fee includes a starter set of 4 different native plants, 12 plants total. To register, go to maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the “Register Online Go” button. You can also pay by cash or check: call 651-249-2170.

 

Get outside of your bubble with your camera

Celebrated photographer, Wing Young Huie, will visit the Oakdale Public Library, 1010 Heron Ave. N., Thursday, May 26, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. He will show photos from his many projects and share anecdotes and insights on how he interacts with thousands of strangers. He will also speak about some of the challenges photographers face such as aesthetic, ethical, cultural and financial issues. Register on the library’s website, by calling Oakdale Library at 651-730-0504 or in person at the library.

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