REGIONAL HAPPENINGS

MARINE

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.

LINO LAKES

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.

CENTER CITY

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.

NORTH BRANCH

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.

WYOMING

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.

CENTER CITY

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.                                                                                    

LINWOOD

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.

CHISAGO CITY  

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.

CENTER CITY

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.

WYOMING

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.

NORTH BRANCH  

Driver safety class

Ages 55 and up can take a $20 four-hour refresher course from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the high school, 38175 Grand Ave. Required every three years to continue the 10 percent discount on car insurance. Register at 1-888-234-1294 or www.mnsafetycenter.org.
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