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.
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.
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.
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.
Retirement party for Judy Hanna
Linwood Senior Center Coordinator Judy Hanna will be recognized for 28 years of service from 4 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at the Senior Center, 22817 NE Typo Creek Dr. Call 651-462-1128 or 651-263-3151.
Driver safety class
Ages 55 and up can take a $24 eight-hour first-time course to receive a 10 percent discount on car insurance from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4 at Fairview Chisago Lakes Medical Center, 11725 Stinson Ave. Register at 1-888-234-1294 or www.mnsafetycenter.org.
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, Jan. 4 at Wild River State Park, 39797 Park Trail. Free with park permit; snowshoes provided. Register at 651-583-2125.
Retirement tea for Carla Norelius
Carla Norelius, retiring community health outreach manager at Fairview Lakes Medical Center, will be honored from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at the Fairview Lakes Sunset Café, 5200 Fairview Blvd. Norelius has been employed with Fairview and the Chisago Lakes Hospital for 44 years.