Woodbury Bulletin Staff
Squire House Gardens in Afton is holding an art exhibit featuring six local Minnesota artists at its annual spring show, "Life Here." The show runs from March 11-26 and will include the work of Derk Hansen and Richard Meacock, both of Afton; Kristin Grevich of Medina; Ruth Johnson and Jeanne Long of Minneapolis; and Mary Jo Van Dell of Stillwater. Shown is "Landing Blue bird," a watercolor painting by Long. The public is invited to meet artists from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, March 11; refreshments will be available.
The Woodbury Ambassadors Royal Family is holding its annual fundraising luau-themed event from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Peace of Mind Early Education Center, 9025 Tamarack Road in Woodbury. Activities will include entertainment from Woodbury royalty, a limbo contest, dancing, a silent auction and a bake sale. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids and royalty. The price includes a pulled pork sandwich, chips and a beverage. Additional food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Elizabeth Stephenson, originally from Woodbury, will portray Billie Bendix in the musical, "Nice Work If You Can Get It," March 10-12, at The O'Shaughnessy, St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave. in St. Paul. The show, featuring songs by George and Ira Gershwin, costs $17 for general admission and $7 for students. For details and to reserve tickets, call The O'Shaughnessy box office at 651-690-6700.
The traditional jazz band, "Lazy Does It," will perform in concert at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 9, at the Central Park Amphitheater, 8595 Central Park Place in Woodbury. The show is free and family friendly.
Washington County Attorney Pete Orput will be the featured speaker at the 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 9 meeting of the DFL East Metro Senior Caucus, at Sgt. Pepper's Bar and Grill, 930 Helena Ave. N. in Oakdale. All are welcome to attend. Participants buy their own lunch and are eligible for a door prize.
Artists of Woodbury, a regional arts organization, invites area artists, art supporters and enthusiasts to its Thursday, March 9, meeting at Woodbury Lutheran Church, 7380 Afton Road in Woodbury. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Newcomers are welcome to bring a piece of art to show and discuss. For details, visit ArtistsofWoodburyMN.org.
Girls ages 9-12 are invited to compete for the title of 2017 Miss Pre-Teen Washington County. For details, visit misspreteenminnesota.com or call 952-432-6758.
The basics of quilting will be taught from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, at the R.H. Stafford Library in Woodbury. Preregistration is requested at 651-731-1320 or online at washcolib.org.
Bestselling author Chris Pavone will give a book talk from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, March 6, at R.H. Stafford Library, Valley Creek Room B, Woodbury. Pavone is the author of "the Accident" and "The Expats."
Viewpoint One of the issues in the 2016 Presidential campaign was the use of executive orders by then President Barack Obama. An executive order is loosely defined in the dictionary as an order from the President or a federal government agency which has the force of law. In the first 10 days in office, President Donald Trump had issued a number of executive orders.