Oakdale Recreation Monthly News

November 2019


Activities for Adults

Discovery Art Fair

Art Discovery Fair

Saturday, November 2 | 10 AM – 3 PM | Discovery Center
Discover the perfect gift while submerging yourself into local displays of talent and skill as artists and crafters come together for one amazing fair right in your area! There will be a variety of artwork and crafts available for purchase including paintings, photography, woodworking, jewelry, pottery, and more. Live music will be performed during the event by the 2 Sisters and Jennifer Lane Ensemble. Bring home something special while discovering the creative and inspiring work of those in your community!


Indoor Market Kicks off

Indoor Market Kick Off

Saturday, November 23 | 9 AM – 1 PM | Discovery Center
Over 20 local vendors offering a unique variety of items including baked goods, jams, cheeses, meats, canned goods, sweets, salsas, strudels, jewelry, micro greens, and much more! The perfect place for holiday shopping! Check out the Community Booths 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. Viniyoga helps the body build strength and flexibility while remaining steady and comfortable.
Beginners are welcome as are those who have practiced yoga before: all students are encouraged to move at their own pace. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Instructor: Jen Brandt, Owner and Yoga Therapist at Body & Mind Yoga Therapy.
Tuesday Morning ViniYoga
Dates:  Nov 5, 12, 26 (No class 11/19)            
Time:    9:30 to 10:30 AM                  
Wednesday Evening ViniYoga
Dates:  Nov 6, 13, 20, 27
Time:    5:30 to 6:30 PM
Drop into any yoga class for $12.

Church Basement Ladies

"Hark the Basement Ladies Sing" at the Ames Center in Burnsville

Friday, November 22 | 10:15 AM – 4 PM | Gladstone Community Education Center, 1945 Manton Street, Maplewood, MN 55109
The Church Basement Ladies are back performing in the newly renovated (including roomier seating) Black Box Theater, at the Ames Center in Burnsville. This original musical is set in December 1960, and finds community members around a reel-reel tape recorder recording a special Christmas greeting for one of their boys serving overseas. If only the recording session could go as smoothly as planned! Sing along as Beverly bangs out Christmas carols on the old upright and enjoy some "Fa La La" fellowship. A buffet luncheon includes brown sugar glazed ham, hash brown casserole, glazed carrots, dinner rolls/butter, full soup and salad bar and a variety of dessert options. Registration and cancellation deadline is October 30. $79.


Programs for the Kids

Curious Critters Club

Curious Critters Club (Ages 3-6)

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

Children participate in discussions, play games, watch DVDs, and create projects for each themed program.  Register one week prior to class. $8 per class.

  • Friday, November 8: The Gang’s All Here
  • Friday, November 22: Gobbling Good Fun


Story Time for Preschoolers

"Under the Sea" Story Time for Preschoolers

Wednesday, November 27 | 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.

Indoor Tennis

Indoor Youth Tennis Lessons (Ages 8 to 12)

Mondays, November 11 through December 16 ( No class 12/9) | Ages 4 to 7 at 6 – 6:45 PM | Ages 8 to 12 at 7 – 7:45 PM  |  Discovery Center
Learn basic fundamentals of tennis in this fun class! Skills taught include grip, stance, swing, and more in a fun and safe learning environment. We use USTA approved tennis equipment designed for youth tennis. If you have your own racquet, please bring it along each week. Oakdale Recreation has a few to loan each night. Instructor: Dan Stumpf is North High School girl's tennis coach and Hill Murray boy's. Register by November 4. $35.


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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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