REGIONAL HAPPENINGS

LAKE ELMO

Horse-drawn sleigh rally

Manes and Tails Harness Club will show sleighs and offer rides for a small fee from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Washington County Fair Grounds, 12300 N. 40th St. Call 651-439-3490.

SCANDIA

Community celebrates Vinterfest

Scandia’s winter celebration will be Saturday, Feb. 1 at the community center, 14727 209th St. N. Visit www.ci.scandia.mn.us for details.

STACY

Motivational choir at St. John’s

The Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge Choir will sing of faith, healing, and recovery at the 8, 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. services on Sunday, Feb. 2 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 31075 Genesis Ave. Chicken dinner follows the third service. Call 651-462-5115.

LINDSTROM

Blood drive at Fairview

The Red Cross will accept blood donations from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3 at St. Bridget’s of Sweden, 13060 Lake Blvd. Make an appointment at 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.

OAKDALE

Bankruptcy, debtor’s rights clinic

Learn about creditors who violate the law, debt assistance scams and bankruptcy from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the library, 1010 Heron Ave. Register at 651-430-6330.

STILLWATER

Free class on using credit

Learn to establish credit and deal with problems from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at FamilyMeans, 1875 Northwestern Ave. S. Register at 651-789-4052.

LINO LAKES

Free Civil War lecture Feb. 6

Doug Ohman will share stories of Civil War monuments in Minnesota at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Chomonix clubhouse, 700 Aqua Lane. Call 763-421-0600 or visit anokacountyhistory.org.

ST. CROIX FALLS

Oneota archaeology discussion

Ed Fleming of the Science Museum of Minnesota will discuss the Sheffield site and Oneota archaeology at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the St. Croix River Association office, 230 South Washington Street. Reservations encouraged at 715-483-3300.

MARINE ON ST. CROIX

Snowshoeing at William O’Brien

Learn the basics, then snowshoe from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 at William O’Brien State Park, 16821 O’Brien Trail. Register at 651-433-0500.

WYOMING

Blood drive at Fairview

Donate blood from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Fairview Lakes Regional Medical Center, 5200 Fairview Blvd. Call 1-800-RED CROSS.

CENTER CITY 

Ice fishing contest

“Jake’s Grab a Pole, Pick a Hole” fishing contest and raffle to raise suicide awareness will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 on North Center Lake, US-8 and CR-9. $15 for kids, $20 for adults. Register at www.jakeshope1994.com.

WYOMING

Cookies, crafts for Valentine’s Day

The library and Meadows on Fairview will sponsor a Valentine party from 12:20 to 1:30 on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Giese Library, 26855 Forest Blvd. Register by Feb. 6 at 651-462-9001.

MARINE ON ST. CROIX

Winter festival at Warner Nature Center

Enjoy a guided snowshoe hike, horse-drawn wagon and kick-sledding on Terrapin Lake from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Warner Nature Center, 15375 Norell Ave. N. $5 for adults, $3 for ages 3-12.

LINWOOD

Community dinner for Valentine’s Day

Come to a free Valentine community dinner beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Linwood Covenant Church, 6565 Viking Blvd NE. If childcare is needed, call 651-464-1986 or 651-462-3780.

WITHROW

Mardi Gras at ballroom

The Minnesota Cajun/Zydeco Association will host a celebration from 5:30 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, with the New Riverside Ramblers and JJ’s Zydeco Paydirt, at the Withrow Ballroom, 12169 Keystone Ave N. $18 at the door. Call 651-439-5123.

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