Oakdale Recreation Monthly News

March 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS

Free Family Fun Activities

Oakdale Indoor Market

Oakdale Indoor Market

Saturdays, March 3 & 17 | 9AM - 1PM | Discovery Center

More than 20 local vendors offering a unique variety of items including baked goods, jams, cheeses, meats, canned goods, sweets, salsas, strudels, jewelry, essential oils, and much more. Free to browse!

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Indoor Garage Sale

Indoor Garage Sale

Saturday, March 10 | 9AM - 1PM | Discovery Center

This community event is fun for collectors, families, and bargain hunters alike. You'll find everything from children's clothing and toys to housewares, collectibles, tools, books, and much more! Over 20 unique individual sellers!

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Family Skating Day

Family Skating Day

Saturday, March 10 | 11AM – 1 PM | Tartan Arena

Bring the family to Tartan Arena (740 Greenway Avenue behind Tartan High School) for an afternoon of free skating and hot chocolate! Bring your own skates and meet inside the arena, no registration needed.  

Best Snow Sculpture of Oakdale Contest

Best Snow Sculpture of Oakdale Contest


Calling all creative Oakdale families! Do you have what it takes to create the best snow sculpture in the city? Head outside any time after a snowfall and create your masterpiece! All sculptures are judged on appearance, relative to this season's theme: "Summer at the Beach." Winning sculpture receives a $100 Marcus Theaters gift card!  Submit photo entries by March 30. Winner will be contacted by April 2.


Activities for Everyone

Makin' Maple Syrup

Makin' Maple Syrup

Sunday, March 11 | 9AM - 1PM | Discovery Center

Learn where maple syrup comes from and how to make it! Head out into the Oakdale Nature Preserve, tap a tree, and start the maple syrup process. Build your own ice cream sundaes will be included for all participants. Register by March 5. $5.

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Snoeshow Rental

Snowshoe Rental

Discovery Center

Take your family and friends snowshoeing in the 220 acre Oakdale Nature Preserve. Sizes available for both children and adult. Rentals available at these times (pending snow conditions): Monday - Friday: 9AM to 4PM, Saturdays: 12 to 4PM, Sundays: 1 to 4PM. $5/person for 2 hour rental.

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Programs for the Kids

Mystery Egg Hunt

Mystery Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 31 | 9AM – 11 AM | Discovery Center

The clever Easter Bunny has hidden eggs along trails of the Oakdale Nature Preserve. We need kids to help find one and then exchange it for a very special surprise! The Easter Bunny also hides two Golden Eggs redeemable for extra special surprises! After hunting for eggs, enjoy games, refreshments, crafts, face painting, petting zoo, and prizes. Register by March 23. $11 per child.

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Curious Critters Club (Ages 3 to 6)

select Friday mornings | 9:30AM - 11AM | Discovery Center

Children participate in discussions, play games, watch DVDs, and create projects. $7 per class. Register one week prior to class!

  • Friday, March 9: Chirping Chickadees
  • Friday, March 23: Amazing Albinos

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Activities for Adults

Wellness 50+ “Community Gathering

Thursday, March 8 | 6:30PM - 8PM | Discovery Center

The Wellness 50+ team invites Oakdale citizens to meet with community leaders for an update on the wellness accomplishments and exciting plans for the future. Join us as we celebrate with lively conversation and an inspiring speaker. Free.
 
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Wellness 50+ “Brain Food: Wellness and Healthy Living”

Saturday, March 24 | 10:30AM - 12PM | Discovery Center

The Wellness team will present a selection of books about improving your health and wellness. Local author Mark Skeie will be on hand to talk about his book Mapping Your Retirement, A Personal Guide to Maintaining Your Health, Managing Your Money, and Living Well. The team will also introduce a new wellness book club opportunity. Free.
 
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Road Trip "From Ava to Eternity" at Ives Auditorium

Thursday, March 22 | 10:45AM - 3:45PM | Departs from Walton Park Bandshell Parking Lot

You know the voice, but do you know the man? Watch as just another kid from humble beginnings in Hoboken, New Jersey, finds out just how rough a path lies ahead of him as he strives to make it big, and become a star. This musical tribute is sure to illuminate the complex psyche behind the piercing blue eyes and unforgettable voice of the one and only Frank Sinatra. Lunch is at the same location prior to the performance. Register by March 7! $73.
 
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Road Trip “Guys and Dolls” at Old Log Theater

Wednesday, April 18 | 10:30AM – 5:20PM | Departs from Walton Park Bandshell Parking Lot

Guys and Dolls is a celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway. Lunch prior to the show will be at Maynard's Excelsior and is not included in trip cost. Register by March 28. $60.
 
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Wellness 50+ A Matter of Balance

Wednesdays, April 11 – May 30 | 9AM – 11AM | Discovery Center

Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling greater. Many older adults also experience increased isolation and depression when they limit their interactions with family and friends. A Matter of Balance can help you improve your quality of life and remain independent. A Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. You’ll learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change your environment to reduce fall risk factors and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. Register by April 4. $15.
 
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Employment Opportunity


Recreation Youth Program Instructors


Monday – Friday | 30 – 40 hours/week | Morning and afternoon hours required | $11/hour


Position involves: Leading, planning, and implementing a variety of recreation activities. Must be 16 years old. 

 
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To register for activities, please visit www.oakdalefun.com. If you have any questions about the listings, please call us at 651-747-3860 and we will be happy to assist!

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