Bus trip to Glensheen Mansion

East Central Regional Library will offer a one-day bus trip to historic Glensheen Mansion in Duluth, leaving from the Giese Memorial Library at 8:55 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24. Built between 1905 and 1908, Glensheen was donated to the University of Minnesota in 1979, with the Congdon family collection intact. Additional bus trips on Oct. 26, Oct. 31 and Nov. 2 are available but do not offer pick-up in Wyoming. Visit for more information or to register. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


Evening at The Birthplace

A free resource fair for expectant women will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 at Fairview Lakes Medical Center, 5200 Fairview Blvd. At 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., members of The Birthplace care team will offer information about labor, delivery, breast feeding and child safety seats. Tours begin every 15 minutes through 6:30 p.m. Door prizes, refreshments. Call 612-672-7272 to register.


Howl-o-Ween party

Trick or treat among owls, wolves and bears while learning about some of nature’s most misunderstood creatures from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Wildlife Science Center, 5463 West Broadway Ave. $6 per adult and $4 per child, plus $1 to enter the haunted barn. Call 651-464-3993 for more information.


Oneka Hugo Fall Festival

Celebrate fall with games, prizes, food, magician, face painter, zoo and hay rides, from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Oneka Elementary School, 4888 Heritage Parkway. For more information call Sara Beissler at 651-398-2426.


Plant a bulb to honor loved ones

The Fairview Lakes Auxiliary will host a service of remembrance at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, at Fairview Lakes Medical Center, 5200 Fairview Blvd. Families remember those who have died during the past year in a Fairview facility by planting a spring-blooming bulb in the memorial gardens. A brief program and refreshments follow. For more information contact Carla Norelius at 651-257-8806 or [email protected]


Ladies Night Out at Fairview Lakes

Women are invited for free health screenings, information sessions and food from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Fairview Lakes Medical Center, 5200 Fairview Blvd. Walk-in mammograms and skin cancer screening begin at 4:30 p.m. Bring insurance card for flu shots and mammograms offered at regular fees. Physicians, a physical therapist and a breast cancer survivor will speak at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. The pharmacy and gift shop will offer a 20 percent discount. RSVP at 612-672-7272 or


Safe Halloween

The Scandia Fire Department and will host a Safe Halloween party from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 at the Fire Hall, 15040 Scandia Trail (TH-97). Bonfire, games, hot dogs and hot chocolate. Co-sponsored by the Scandia Marine Lions Club, Elim Lutheran Church, Helke Tree Service and Country Rentals.


Halloween dance for seniors

Jim Armstrong will provide music for the Halloween senior dance from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 at the East Bethel Senior Community Center, one mile east of TH-65 on 221st Ave. $5 includes lunch. Call 763-434-7492 for more information.