Tip a cop for Special Olympics

Members of the Forest Lake Police Department will help serve meals and clear tables from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 at Famous Dave’s, 43 SW 19th St. All tips received by law enforcement will be donated to Special Olympics.

Lakes Area Women in Business to meet

Local business women will meet to network, connect, empower, educate and grow at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 24 at Vannelli’s by the Lake, 55 South Lake St. For more information visit

Driver safety education

AARP driver safety classes for ages 50 and up will be held at the Forest Lake Senior Center, 767 SW 4th Street. The four-hour refresher class will be from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Oct. 24. The eight-hour class, for drivers who have never taken driver safety, will be from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 30 and 31 (both classes required). $17 to $19. Call 651-464-5833 to sign up.

UnScary Halloween at ECFE

Looking for non-spooky Halloween fun for children ages 1 to 5? Don a friendly costume and come to the UnScary Halloween party from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the CLC, 200 SW 4th St. Activities, games, and each child leaves with a book. Staffed by volunteers from the National Honor Society and Parent Advisory Council. $10 per family. Register at

Gingerbread Boutique

A craft and bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 1250 South Shore Drive. Girl Scout Troops 50423 and 51251 will sell caramel rolls and lunch at an affordable price.

Make your own Heartley Bear keepsake

Families are invited to the bi-annual Heartley Bear Event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Mattson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 343 N Shore Dr. With help from volunteers, Heartley Bears are cut and sewn from clothing worn by loved ones who have died, with a wooden heart bearing the name of the loved one placed inside the bear. Free. RSVP at 651-464-3556.

Movie fund-raiser for FLHS music trip

To benefit the Forest Lake High School music tour to New York, the Forest Lake Area Music Boosters will show the movie “Open Season” at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Forest Lake 5 Theatre, 1480 S. Lake St. $5 for adults, $3 for 13 and under. Concessions available for purchase.

Halloween concert at FLAHS

Cantorei Choir, Sinfonia Orchestra and Symphonic Winds will give a free “Halloween Hauntcert” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27 at the high school gymnasium, 6101 Scandia Trail N. Afterwards, kids are invited to try out instruments. Costumes encouraged.

Author of anti-bullying bill to speak

A community gathering on proposed legislation to prevent bullying will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Faith Lutheran Church, 886 North Shore Drive. The keynote speaker will be District 61 Senator Scott Dibble (DFL), co-author with Jim Davine of the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act.

Trunk or Treat at Forest Hills

Stop in for candy, crafts and bonfire with roasted marshmallows from 4:30 to 6:30 on Thursday, Oct. 31 in the parking lot of Forest Hills United Methodist Church, 1790 SE 11th St. (off Scandia Trail near BP). Call 651-464-5249 for more information.

STEM information night at St. Peter’s

Learn how the new science, technology, engineering and math program is being integrated into the curriculum at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7 in the gym at St. Peter’s Catholic School, 1250 South Shore Dr. School tours available following the presentation. For more information call 651-982-2215