Saturday, May 11, 2013
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It is hard to find a person these days who doesn't have at least one tattoo. Males, females, teenagers—they all seem to have some kind of ink. Small stars, crosses, butterflies, tribal, oriental, in memoriam, there are so many to choose from. Then once you choose your tattoo, or design, where do you put it? Do you pick your shoulder? Your back? So many decisions to make. So Patch wants you to post photos of your favorite tattoo(s). We want to hear why you picked the tattoo you chose and its meaning to you. We'll start with a few examples from Patch editors here in Minnesota: Micheal Foley: "I got my tattoo when I was 18. I had been a Marine for only a few months, and I was back in Wisconsin on leave for the holidays when my new …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The performance is part of Explore Your Parks Day, which will feature a number of events.
As part of Washington County’s Explore Your Parks Day, the Grammy-winning music group the Okee Dokee Brothers will perform at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve. The event is set for Saturday, June 1, when it will be free to enter all Washington County parks. There are several events at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve in the works, including outdoor recreation demonstrations, live entertainment, food and more, according to a release from Washington County. Events run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., centered at the beach area. The day kicks off with 5K and 1K fun runs. Free registration is from 9-9:45 a.m. The kids 1K run begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the 5K at 10 a.m. starting at the beach building. Fun run participants will be included in a raffle for a …
Friday, May 3, 2013
The girls—Madeline Sevigny and Amy Vievering—were recognized during an assembly Friday at the Oakdale school.
Posters created by two Transfiguration Catholic School students will be featured in 2014 calendars about online safety. Madeline Sevigny, 11, and Amy Vievering, 14, are among 12 students from across the country whose artwork was chosen as part of the National Cyber Security Alliance competition. The initiative, promoted through state officials with the Department of Homeland Security, aims to “get kids thinking about cyber safety,” said Christopher Buse, chief information security officer for the state of Minnesota. “It’s pretty cool,” he said of having two Minnesota students win the nationwide contest. “This school does a really phenomenal job. Miss Terri Preiner—I’m so impressed by her.” The Oakdale school recognized the students during …
Some scenes from "Profile of a Killer" were shot in Roseville and St. Paui. The film is being shown at Marcus Oakdale Cinema theatres.
The new independent film Profile of a Killer, which is currently playing in two local theaters, has some Twin Cities connections. Held over for the second week at the Marcus Oakdale Theatre and Hastings theaters, Profile of a Killer includes some scenes shot in Roseville and St. Paul, according to Greg Reid, father of Jasmine Reid, producer of the psychological thriller. Reid, of Roseville, said that the local scenes include footage from his home and garage and stretches along Highway 61. He added the movie also includes local actors and film production workers. "It's kind of exciting," Reid said. The film runs about an hour and a half; it was written and directed by Caspian Tredwell-Owen, whose other credits include Beyond Borders (…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Shows begin this weekend at the high school.
Tartan High School’s theater department will present several performances of Peter Pan, starting Friday. The musical shows are set for: From an event description on Oakdale Patch: Sir James Barrie's timeless tale of the boy who never grew up is reborn as a musical spectacular. As the lights over Wendy, John and Michael Darling's beds go out and the nursery of their London townhouse is thrown into darkness, a small light bounces across their nursery. Wendy's dollhouse is mysteriously illuminated and dresser drawers slide open and shut. And then, most mysterious of all, an unseen hand pushes the bedroom windows open and, wonder of wonders, Peter Pan comes soaring through — and into our hearts. Peter Pan, a boy who didn't want to grow up and …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The competition, titled "An Artistic Discovery" is open to all high school students in Minnesota's Fourth Congressional District.
Monday, April 8
U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum's office is accepting submissions for the 2013 Congressional Arts Competition until April 22. The competition is titled "An Artistic Discovery," according to an information page on McCollum's website. From the website: The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the 4th District. The over-all winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide. The winner of the art competition will receive two complimentary tickets to Washington, DC for the National Reception in June. Downloads
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Shows will run April 12 through April 21.
The Tartan High School theater program will present Peter Pan the musical next month. Performances will be held in the Tartan High School auditorium, 828 Greenway Ave. N., in Oakdale. Residents are encouraged to “check out the high-flying action and adventure” during several upcoming shows: Also, there will be a dinner theater performance at 5 p.m. on April 19, catered by Tinucci’s. Tickets for that show cost $25 for adults, $23 for senior citizens and $16 for students. For the other shows, tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and $6 for students. Tickets can be purchased online at the Tartan Theatre website or at the box office, one hour before each performance. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. All seating is …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The photography and stitched nature scenes of Shauna Holt will be on display
The city on Friday announced next month’s featured artist at the Oakdale Discovery Center, located at 4444 Hadley Ave. In April, the photography and stitched nature scenes of Shauna Holt will be on display. Each month, the work of a local artist or artisan is displayed at the Oakdale Discovery Center. Hours for the Discovery Center are: For more information, call 651-747-3860 or visit www.oakdalefun.com. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Ryan Lien and Zachary Thoreen are heading out on a tour next month with the Northwestern College Varsity Men's Chorus.
Two students from Oakdale will participate in an upcoming Northwestern College Varsity Men's Chorus tour, which includes a performance for inmates at the state prison in Red Wing. Singing for inmates is just one of several April performances for Ryan Lien and Zachary Thoreen. Lien, a psychology major, is the son of Ty and Leonon Lien of Oakdale. He is a 2012 graduate of North St. Paul High School. Thoreen, son of Brian and Sonja Thoreen of Oakdale, is pursuing a business degree. He is a 2012 graduate of Yeah Academy. The group will tour April 27-29, with performances scheduled in Winona (Saint Mary of the Angels Chapel), Stewartville (Stewartville High School), and Red Wing (the prison). The chorus will return to Northwestern College for …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Find movie reviews and showtimes for theaters in Oakdale.
Editor's Note: All reviews and information aggregated from Moviefone and RottenTomatoes. Want to catch a movie this weekend? Here's Patch's roundup of movies playing at Marcus Theatres and Carmike Cinemas in Oakdale. Phantom One sentence plot: Ed Harris plays the captain of a Cold War Soviet missile submarine who has recently been suffering from seizures that alter his perception of reality. Rotten Tomatoes viewer score: 83 Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 20 Reviews: "To sustain tension, you need the kind of claustrophobic camera movement, high-strung talk and gritty character development that are badly needed in any submarine movie and are sadly missing in Phantom." New York Observer Full Review "The potential for screw-tightening suspense …