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

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 protected]

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

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

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 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.