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.


Community celebrates Vinterfest

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


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.