REGIONAL HAPPENINGS

COLUMBUS

Children’s holiday boutique

The Home Educators Resource Organization 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.

WYOMING

Tree lighting ceremony

The annual Love Lights tree lighting ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1 at Fairview Lakes Medical Center, 5200 Fairview Blvd. Call 651-433-2955 for information.

CHISAGO CITY

MNSure help

Certified navigators will help individuals and families enroll in health plans through the MNsure marketplace from 3 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the Chisago Lakes Area Library, 11754 302nd St. Register at 651-257-2817.

WYOMING

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.

WYOMING 

Physician to speak on flu

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; refreshments served. Sponsored by Fairview Lakes and local community education programs.

MAHTOMEDI

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

Principal Cressy Epperly will host a 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.

EAST BETHEL

Senior dance

Frank Gust will perform old-time music from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 at the community center, one mile east of TH-65 on 221st Ave. $5 includes lunch.

STACY

Breakfast with Santa

Families are invited to a pancake breakfast and free picture with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Rick Doyle Memorial Building, 30395 Forest Blvd. $5 (children 3 and under free). Complimentary tickets through Family Pathways food shelves. Sponsored by Family Pathways and Stacy Lions. To donate, call 763-552-7284.

CENTER CITY

Christmas bazaar, bake sale

A Christmas bazaar and bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Chisago Lake Lutheran Church, 1 Summit Ave. Crafts, raffles, antiques and Scandinavian baked goods. Buy a cinnamon roll breakfast or sloppy joe lunch. For more information call 651-257-6300.

EAST BETHEL

Pancake breakfast

Pancakes, French toast, sausage, juice and coffee will be served from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Dec. 8 at the community center, one mile east of TH-65 on 221st Ave. $5 for adults; $2 for children under 10.

SCANDIA

Lucia Dagen

Celebrate the Lucia story at a Swedish prayer service at 6 or 8 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8 at Gammelgården Museum, 20880 Olinda Trail. (Dress warmly.) Then cross the street to the Community Center for a Lucia Fest breakfast at 7 or 9 a.m. $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12. Call 651-433-5053 for more information.

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