Cross-country skiing at William O’Brien
Find groomed trails for all skill levels at William O’Brien State Park, 16821 O’Brien Trail. Free with park permit; ages 16 or older must carry a signed Minnesota Ski Pass. Call 651-433-0500.
Girls and dolls Lucia tea party
Girls of all ages learn about Sankta Lucia with stories, games, dance and crafts from 10 to 1 on Saturday, Dec. 21, or from 1 to 4 on Sunday, Dec. 22 at Gammelgården Museum, 20880 Olinda Trail. $15 per person. Call 651-433-5053 for reservations. Shop the butik before it closes for the season.
Snowshoe at Wild River
Ages 8 and up are invited to snowshoe along the St. Croix River with a naturalist from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21 at Wild River State Park, 39797 Park Trail. Free with park permit; snowshoes provided. Register at 651-583-2125.
Snowshoe at Bunker Hills
Families can explore Bunker Hills Regional Park on snowshoes from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21. Register at www.anokacountyparks.com. $7 per adult, $5 per child. Call 651-429-8007.
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Skate with Santa
Skate with a DJ, concessions, activities, prizes and Santa from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22. $5 plus $2 skate rental. Contact Missy Johnson at 651-429-8571 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family outdoor fun at Wargo
Families kick-sled, snowshoe and cross-country ski from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22 at Wargo Nature Center, 7701 Main Street. $7 per adult and $5 per child. Register at 651-429-8007 or www.anokacountyparks.com.
Winter wings class at Wild River
Discover how many sunflower seeds a chickadee needs to survive a winter night, make a pinecone bird feeder and more from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23 at Wild River State Park, 39797 Park Trail. Park permit required. Register at 651-583-2125.
MNsure Navigators at library
Get help enrolling in health plans from certified MNsure Navigators from 1 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23 at the Chisago Lakes Area Library, 11754 302nd St. (off US-8 between Chisago City and Lindstrom). Appointments required at 651-257-2817. Navigators are not insurance agents or brokers.
Kids’ recreation camp at Wargo
Kids in grades 3 to 5 are invited to a one-day winter recreation camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26 at Wargo Nature Center, 7701 Main Street. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, kick-sledding and games. $25 per child. Register at 651-429-8007 or www.anokacountyparks.com.
Cross-country ski class at Wild River
Ages 10 and up learn to cross-country ski from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 27 at Wild River State Park, 39797 Park Trail. Park permit required. Register at 651-583-2125; to rent skis call 651-257-0685.
Arts Rx holiday concert
Sing along with musician Pat Schonhardt at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, following a meal at 5 p.m., at North Country Coffee, 38500 Tanger Drive. Part of We R Able, for adults with disabilities. Register at 320-358-1220.
Winter survival class at Warner
Kids ages 9 to 11 will trek through the woods on snowshoes to build a snow shelter from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 27 at Warner Nature Center, 15375 Norell Ave. $55. Register at 651-433-2427 X10 or email@example.com by Friday, Dec. 20.
Bowling for Life at Stars & Strikes
Have fun and help FLAPF fight suicide from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28, at Stars & Strikes, 5063 273rd St. Bowling in socks, pizza, laser tag, graffiti wall, photo booth. Team competition encouraged. $10 minimum pledge. Admission form at http://hs.flaschools.org/_asset/m8g2hj/BOWL_A_THON_Pledge-2013.pdf.
Winter birding class at Wild River
Learn feeding tips and bird identification from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28 at Wild River State Park, 39797 Park Trail. Binoculars provided. Park permit required. Register at 651-583-2125.