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Five members of Artists of Woodbury will be participating in the St. Paul Art Crawl the weekend of Oct. 12-14. Hours will be 6 to 10 p.m. that Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Artists participating are Estella Yeung, Joan Miller, Emily Arksey, Becky Amble and Greg Kraft. Yeung and Miller will have exhibits at The Union Depot, Amble and Arksey will be at Creators Space, and Kraft will be at Schmidt Artist Lofts.
Riders and motorists should exercise extreme caution this weekend along the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers as thousands of motorcyclists take to the road for the Fall Flood Run. As many as 30,000 riders will be traveling between the Twin Cities and Winona on Saturday, Sept. 15.
Red Cross, Sport Clips team up for childhood cancer awareness During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support kids, teens and young adults battling cancer, as well as others in need of transfusions. Those who come out to give blood or platelets through Sept. 30 will receive a coupon for a free haircut at Sport Clips via email. The coupon is valid through Nov. 11, 2018, at participating Sport Clips locations. Donors must have a valid email address on record to receive the coupon.
The MOMS Club of Woodbury-South is seeking vendors for the eight-annual Woodbury Gift Boutique. This year's event will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at HealthEast Sports Center. Thr public venue provides space for dozens of vendors, such as crafters, artisans, local businesses and direct sales companies. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Madison Claire Foundation, which serves children and families living with disabilities by creating fully accessible, inclusive playgrounds that reach
The Saint Paul Postal Band is seeking new members to perform with the ensemble. Members are needed in all sections, especially percussion and French horn. The Saint Paul Postal Band is a 100-year-old organization with about 25 volunteer members including postal workers, relatives and friends. The Band's primary mission is to provide live concert band music to residents at various east Metro senior and assisted living communities. The band also plays at the Twin Cities Marathon.
Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens presents American Legion Woodbury Post 501 Commander Tom Grezek with a proclamation naming Sept. 16 as American Legion Centennial Day in recognition of the organization celebrating 100 years in 2018-2019. City Council adopted the proclamation Sept. 5. Submitted photo
East Ridge High School volleyball youth night is Thursday, Sept. 20. The varsity match vs. Roseville begins at 7 p.m. All elementary and middle school volleyball players in their East Ridge shirts or jerseys get into the game free. The first 100 children also will receive a gift bag with spirit beads, pom poms, water bottle and snack. There will be a youth raffle drawing for prizes.
The Woodbury Days Council named four recipients of the 2018 Greg Orth Above and Beyond Award at its volunteer appreciation picnic at Carver Lake Sept. 6. They are Lindsey Lee, Larry Morgan, Scott Peterson and Tom Priester. This was the fourth year recipients received awards that honor the memory of Greg Orth, former Woodbury chief of police, Washington County commissioner and a member of the Woodbury Rotary Club and Woodbury Days Council. Orth, who died in 2008, is remembered as a loving and caring person who touched the lives of many.
Maya Disher, daughter of Camille and Drew Disher of Woodbury, brought home the national title of Princess of America Superstar. The 13-year-old was crowned at a national pageant July 30-Aug. 4 in Branson, Mo. She will spend a year making appearances to represent the Princess of America Organization and promoting her platform, Cherry Blossom Charity, benefiting orphans in China. More information is available at www.cherryblossomcharity.weebly.com . Submitted photo
The Washington County Sheriff's Office worked in partnership with NAMI — National Alliance on Mental Illness — and Washington County Public Health and Environment on a new squad car aimed at suicide prevention awareness. September is suicide prevention month. This vehicle, which will be used as a normal duty squad car, features graphics relating to suicide prevention. It has the nationally recognized suicide awareness colors of teal and purple, as well as the suicide prevention ribbon.