Oakdale Recreation Monthly News

August 2019


Family Fun Activities

Amped Up Entertainment

Amped Up Entertainment

Select Thursdays | 10 – 11 AM | Discovery Center Amphitheater
Are you looking for free summer programs for your children, grandchildren or even yourself? Then the Discovery Center Amphitheater is the place to be! On select Thursday mornings, the amphitheater will play host to a variety of programs geared to all ages.  (In the event of inclement weather, the program will be moved into the Discovery Center).

  • August 1: Snake Discovery
  • August 8: Wendy’s Wiggle, Jiggle, & Jam
  • August 15: Dazzling Dave: National Yo-Yo Master


Summer concerts

Summer Concerts

Select Wednesdays | 7 – 8:30 PM | Walton Park Bandshell

Bring your own chair to the following free concerts at the Walton Park Bandshell:

  • August 7: ForEver Young – Polka and Dance
  • August 14: Hornucopia: Tribute to Horns in the Rock Era – Horns/Instrumental
  • August 21: Tribute Artist Steve Marcio: Remembering the King


Beekeeping and honey extraction event

Beekeeping & Honey Extraction Event

Thursday, August 8 | 6 – 8 PM | Discovery Center Amphitheater
Join us for our annual beekeeping and honey extraction event at the Discovery Center. Watch while local beekeepers, Karen and Duane Voy, extract honey from the Center’s live hive! They will also share tips on being a successful beekeeper.

Please call 651-747-3860 to reserve your spot.

Movie in the park

Movie in the Park
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Friday, August 16 | Movies begin at dusk (about 20 minutes after sunset), concessions available beginning at 7 PM | Walton Park Band Shell

Round up the kids, some lawn chairs or a blanket, and enjoy a night under the stars as the movie plays on the big screen at the band shell! Sponsored by the Oakdale Police and Recreation Departments.

Programs for the Kids

Summer youth recreation programs

Summer Youth Recreation Camps 

Eight weeks of summer fun for your child! Campers play games, create arts and crafts, and participate in special events for each weekly theme.

Small World Camps for preschool ages 3 to 5 (must be potty trained)
Monday – Thursday | 10 – 11:30 AM | Oakfield Park

  • August 5 to 8: Dino-Mite!
Register one week prior to camp. $23/week.
Mini Camps for ages 6 to 11
Monday – Thursday | 1:30 – 4 PM | Walton Park or Oakdale Nature Preserve
  • August 5 to 8 at Walton Park: Bon Voyage Summer
  • August 5 to 8 at Oakdale Nature Preserve: Bon Voyage Summer

Register one week prior to camp. $33/week.

Kidcreate Studio End of Summer Bash (Ages 4 to 9)

Friday, August 16 | 9:30 – 11:30 AM | Discovery Center

Summer is coming to an end. Don't let it slip by without creating some "sweet" art! Join us as we create art out of candy. You guessed it, our art materials will be frosting, gumdrops, marshmallows, and other candy treats. Come create a summertime beach scene with these "sweet" supplies. Register by August 11. $30.

Curious Critters Club (Ages 3 to 6)

Select Friday mornings | 9:30 – 11 AM | Discovery Center

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

  • Friday, August 9: The Very Quiet Cricket
  • Friday, August 23: Wild Horses


Story Time for Preschoolers: "Fish"

Wednesday, August 21 | 10:30 AM | Discovery Center

Join a librarian from the Oakdale Library for a special preschool story time! We will have fun talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing together.  We will focus on concepts such as counting, colors, sharing, emotions, patterns, and the alphabet. A simple craft will follow.  A free program recommended for developmental ages 0 to 5 and their grown-ups. Please call 651-747-3860 to reserve your spot! Free.

Activities for Adults

Farmers Market

Wednesdays, now to October 2 | 2 - 6 PM | City Hall Parking Lot

Purchase locally grown products that promote healthy lifestyles, while sustaining local agriculture at the Oakdale Farmers Market. Pick up a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, a bouquet of flowers, a loaf of bread, dessert, and so much more! Check out the Community Booth to see what is happening locally, and enter your name for a chance to win the Vendors Variety Gift Basket. This is the vendors' way of saying thank you for supporting the community and local businesses.


ViniYoga is a therapeutic style of yoga which adapts to the needs of each student. Classes are held in a serene setting overlooking the beautiful nature preserve and include a blend of gentle yoga postures, breathing, and simple meditations to help the body build strength and flexibility while remaining steady and comfortable. Beginners are welcome as are those who have practiced yoga before and all students are encouraged to move at their own pace. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Instructor: Jennifer Brandt, Owner and Yoga Therapist at Body & Mind Yoga Therapy 
Tuesday Morning ViniYoga
Tuesdays, now – August 20 (no class July 30, Aug 13) | 9:30 to 10:30 AM | Discovery Center | Drop into a single class for $12

Wednesday Evening ViniYoga
Wednesdays, now – August 21 (no class July 3, 31) | 5:30 to 6:30 PM | Discovery Center | Drop into a single class for $12

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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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