Poetry Out Loud delayed one week

The annual FLHS Language Arts department Poetry Out Loud contest, originally scheduled for Jan. 9, will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 in the auditorium. Call 651-982-8563.

Florian Chmielewski at American Legion 

Florian Chmielewski will perform at the Senior Dance from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17 at American Legion Post 225, 355 W. Broadway Ave. Mature music and camaraderie. $5 includes lunch; drinks available at the bar.  Call 651-464-2600.

YPA musical opens Saturday

Youth Performing Arts will present “Seussical Jr.” on two weekends, Jan. 18-19 and Jan. 25-26 at Forest Hills United Methodist Church, 1790 SE 11th St. The Saturday and Sunday performances begin at 3 p.m. and at 7 p.m. Tickets are free but space is limited. For reservations visit

Blood drive at St. Peter’s

The Red Cross will hold a community blood drive from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20 in the gym at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 1250 South Shore Dr. To schedule an appointment call Donna at 651-303-2801. Walk-ins welcome.

Suicide prevention training

Learn to recognize warning signs of suicide and then question, persuade and refer the person for help at a free class from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20 at Maranatha Assembly of God, 24799 Forest Blvd. Call Jake’s Hope at 612-269-6729.

Driver safety class at senior center

AARP will hold the eight-hour driver smart driver course for ages 50 and up from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 22 and 23, at the Senior Center, 767 SW 4th St. Ages 55 and up qualify for a 10 percent discount on car insurance. Register at 651-464-5833.

Lakes Area Women in Business to meet 

Local businesswomen will meet to connect, empower, educate and grow at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 at Vannelli’s by the Lake, 55 South Lake St. Visit

Fundraiser for July 4 parade

An $8 spaghetti dinner and silent auction will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at American Legion Post 225, 355 W. Broadway. All proceeds support the 90th annual Forest Lake 4th of July parade and fireworks. To donate new or gently used items to auction, call 651-464-2600.

Open house at St. Peter’s

An open house for preschool  to grade 6 will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26 and at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at St. Peter’s Catholic School, 1250 South Shore Drive. Call 651-982-2215 or visit

Senior driving class

The Minnesota Safety Center will offer the four-hour refresher course for ages 55 and up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at the Senior Center, 767 SW Fourth St. Required every three years to continue the 10 percent car insurance discount. Visit or call 888-234-1294.

Fare For All 

Stretch your grocery dollar from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at the Forest Lake VFW, 556 SW 12th St. Buy fruit, vegetables, and frozen meat from the Emergency Foodshelf Network at up to 40 percent off retail prices. Open to everyone. Cash, credit, debit and EBT cards accepted. Call 763-450-3880 or 1-800-582-4291, or visit

Band concert

The Century Junior High seventh-grade band concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30 in the Century cafetorium.