Free tax help at City Hall
AARP will offer tax preparation services for low-income taxpayers age 60 and up from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Feb. 4 to Apr. 15, at 220 N. Lake Street. Appointments required at 651-675-7126.
Masquers presents Neil Simon play
“Plaza Suite,” a three-act comedy about three relationships, will be presented as dinner theatre at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6-8 and Feb. 13-15, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9 and Feb. 16 at Vannelli’s by the Lake. $36 with a chicken, walleye or steak dinner. Tickets at www.masquerstheatre.org.
Dueling pianos fundraiser
Music lovers ages 21 and up are invited to a dueling pianos benefit for the Forest Lake High School music department at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7 at Vannelli’s by the Lake, 55 S. Lake St. Tickets are $15. Come at 7 p.m. to bid at the silent auction, featuring original art, a week at a Disney resort and more. Contact Charlie Ollmann at email@example.com.
Musical coming to Hosanna
Children’s Performing Arts will present “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, and at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9 at Hosanna Lutheran Church, 9300 Scandia Trail N. Make reservations at http://forestlakecpa.eventbrite.com.
MOST fundraiser set for Feb. 8
A spaghetti dinner and silent auction to raise funds for the MOST of Us campaign against drug abuse will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the VFW, 556 SW 12th St. Buy $10 tickets at FLHS, Century or SWJH, LAYSB, police department or Rapid Press. Ages 0-6 eat free.
Jazz concert at high school
The high school jazz ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10 in the auditorium.
Safe driving class
The Minnesota Safety Center will offer the four-hour refresher class for drivers 55 and older from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13 at the Senior Center, 767 SW 4th St. To register call 1-888-234-1294 or visit MNSafetyCenter.org.
Coffee with Bachmann
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann will visit informally with constituents to discuss their concerns from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 at Subway, 227 SW 12th St. in the Westlake Plaza.
FLake Festival returns
The Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to the third annual FLake Festival from Saturday, Feb. 15 to Monday, Feb. 24. Medallion hunt, 5K, pond hockey, ice sculptures, pub crawl, mini golf, Rotary Plunge, and more. Visit www.flacc.org/ for more information.
Honor recital Feb. 18
The junior high solo and ensemble honor recital will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at the Southwest cafeteria. The best small ensembles from both orchestras (Century and Southwest), plus the Southwest band, will perform for family and friends, followed by a cake and lemonade reception.