BULLETIN BOARD: Oakdale, Lake Elmo, Maplewood & Ramsey Co. Review - April 8, 2018

Give blood with the Red Cross 

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April. Donating blood is a simple way for those who are short on time to make a life-changing difference. Two events will be held in Lake Elmo this April. River Valley Christian, 5900 Lake Elmo Ave. N., will host a blood drive Monday, April 16, from 1 to 7 p.m., and Rasmussen College, 8565 Eagle Point Circle, will host an event Tuesday, April 24, from 1 to 7 p.m.

 

STEM Saturdays: Science of Magic

Sworn to secrecy, participants will learn the science behind some great magic tricks at the Science of Magic event Saturday, April 21, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Oakdale Public Library, 1010 Heron Ave. N. Watch a rabbit, handkerchief, water and other items disappear right before your eyes. Investigate how psychology, chemistry and physics combine to create amazing magic effects. This event is for kindergartners through sixth-graders, and registration is required. Please register online at www.WashCoLib.org, at the library or by calling 651-730-0504.

 

Lawn and Garden 101

New to gardening or needing some additional gardening knowledge? Seeds, soils, pests, lawns and other gardening tips will be covered at the Lawn and Garden 101 class held Thursday, April 26, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Oakdale Public Library, 1010 Heron Ave. N. The instructor is a University of Minnesota Extension Washington County Master Gardener and U of M Forestry Tree Care Advisor. Please register online at www.WashCoLib.org, at the library or by calling 651-730-0504.

 

Rock gardens

The April 16 meeting of the Washington County Horticulture Society will feature Rick Rodich speaking on rock gardens. Rick is the President of the Minnesota Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society. He grows many rare and unusual plants in his St. Bonifacius garden. The meeting is held at Hope Church, 7910 15th St. N., Oakdale, beginning at 7 p.m. All are welcome and no fee is required. For more information, contact Barbara J. Ronningen at 651-436-5881 or bjronningen@yahoo.com.

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