Regional Happenings

Lutfisk and meatball dinner

The annual lutfisk meal will be served at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 at Elim Lutheran Church, 20971 Olinda Trail. $18. For tickets call 651-433-5053.


Turkey bingo

Win turkeys and gift baskets at the PTO-sponsored bingo from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22 at Columbus Elementary, 17345 Notre Dame St.


Open house at Sunrise Equine

Sunrise Equine Veterinary Services will host a free education day from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 39318 Poor Farm Rd. Veterinarians will discuss Lyme Disease at 12:15, nutrition at 1:15, tendon injuries/shockwave therapy at 2:15 and equine chiropractic at 3:15. A silent auction will support local horse rescue efforts. Door prizes, knowledge quiz, $5 parasite checks. Call 651-583-2162.


Thanksgiving Eve Service

Fifth graders and their families will serve pie, warm cider and coffee after the 7 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Elim Lutheran Church, 20971 Olinda Trail.


Children’s holiday boutique

The Home Educators Resource Organization (HERO) will offer gifts for all ages from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Crossroads Evangelical Covenant Church, 17445 Notre Dame St., in the activity center (across the parking lot from the church).


Learn about MNsure, UCare

A free program to explain health care reform and the new health insurance marketplace will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3 in Conference Room B at Fairview Lakes Medical Center, 5200 Fairview Blvd. Questions answered by UCare experts.


Physician to speak on flu

Emergency department physician Joseph Alfano, MD, will speak on “Everything you need to know about the flu” at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Fairview Lakes Medical Center, 5200 Fairview Blvd. Free; no registration required. Refreshments served. Sponsored by Fairview Lakes Community Health Outreach and Chisago Lakes, North Branch and Forest Lake Community Education programs. For more information contact Carla Norelius at 651-257-8806.


“The Early Learner” at St. Jude of the Lake School

Principal Cressy Epperly will host an in-depth session on teaching early learners in a Catholic International Baccalaureate school at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 at St. Jude of the Lake School’s Kohler Hall, 600 Mahtomedi Ave. Child care provided. RSVP at 651-426-2562.