Ramsey County-Maplewood Review bulletin board May 25, 2016

Outdoor yoga

Tune into the sights and sounds of nature and release stress through guided yoga sequences designed to improve balance, flexibility, breath awareness and muscle tone 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays June 2 through Aug. 18 at the south picnic shelter at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve.
The program is open to all levels. Dress for outdoor yoga, bring a mat and arrive 5 to 10 minutes early. 

Registration is required for outdoor yoga; each class is $5 per person, or a discount season pass is available for $55 per person. 

Vehicle permits are required and not included in the class or pass price. To register, call the Lake Elmo Park Reserve at 651-430-8370 or see the Washington County website at www. co.washington.mn.us and search “outdoor yoga”. Lake Elmo Park Reserve is located at the intersection of County Road 19 and County Road 10, one mile north of Interstate 94, in Lake Elmo.


Spinning wheel demonstrations

On Sunday, June 5, from noon to 4 p.m. there will be free spinning wheel demonstrations at the historic Eder School located on the Oakdale Nature Preserve, 4444 Hadley Ave. N. Spectators can get a taste of how much labor went into putting a shirt on someone’s back in the ‘good old days.’

For more information about the Historic Eder School please call the Washington County Historical Society at 651-439-5956 or visit the events section of the website www.wchsmn.org.  


Maplewood Nature Center

Maplewood Nature Center & Neighborhood Preserves, 2659 East Seventh Street in Maplewood offers these events:

• Peer into the pond — May 28 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. This is free for all ages, children accompanied by adult. Join the naturalist on the boardwalk to catch, identify and release water bugs, minnows and other pond minibeasts. View your critter live under a microscope. Drop-in program on boardwalk

• Waterfest, “make a splash” — June 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Free for all ages at Lake Phalen Pavilion. Come for Canoe rides, fishing lessons, swimming, bouncy castle, games, school exhibits, live animals, music and dance performances, fair food trucks, fishing contest, and so much more. Enjoy the day on the lake with indoor and outdoor activities. Visit the Nature Center booth at this fun festival www.rwmwd.org/waterfest

Maplewood Nature Center is a 40-acre preserve operated by the City of Maplewood and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The Nature Play Yard adjoins the Visitor Center. Trails wind through oak woods and marsh and are open every day from dawn to dusk. Use of facilities is free of charge. For more information about Maplewood Nature Center and its programs visit www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com or call 651-249-2170. 


Memorial Day programs 

The North St. Paul American Legion and VFW Posts will host three Memorial Day programs at local cemeteries on Monday, May 30. 

• 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery located on the corner of Helen Street North and Lydia Avenue in North St. Paul.  Guest speaker Father William Deizel of St. Peter’s Church. 

 • 10 a.m. at Lakeview Cemetery located a half mile north of Interstate 694 on Highway 120 in Mahtomedi adjacent to Evergreen Memorial Gardens

 • 11 a.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3400 Century Ave. N., Mahtomedi. 

 Guest speaker for the 10 and 11 a.m. programs is Master Sgt. Brian Buesgens, Senior Aerospace Science Instructor for North High School’s Air Force JROTC Program.  Bring a lawn chair.


Spring tea in the barn

The Maplewood Area Historical Society is hosting an Alice in Wonderland themed tea event May 28, at the Bruentrup Heritage Farm, 2170 Count Rd. D E., Maplewood. Guests are encouraged to come wearing their best spring hat. A silent auction will be held to benefit the Maplewood Area Historical Society. Seating will be at 11:30 a.m., and tickets cost $30. To register, call Mary O’Malley at 651-330-3862.

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