Vendor sale at Fairview Lakes

Buy jewelry and other fashion accessories from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6 and from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7 at Fairview Lakes Regional Medical Center, 5200 Fairview Blvd. HCI will sell items for women, men and children at factory-direct prices. Proceeds benefit Auxiliary projects.


Free Civil War lecture

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 and Feb. 15 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.


Picture framing seminars

MaryAnn and John Jindra will speak on increasing the resale value of artwork, framing without frames and preserving family history at 1 p.m. on Saturdays, Feb. 8, 15 and 22 at Up North Gallery, 13025 Lake Blvd. Call 651-257-1821 or visit


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 at the Withrow Ballroom, 12169 Keystone Ave N. $18 at the door. Call 651-439-5123.


Class on apple pests and diseases

Jim Birkholz of Pleasant Valley Orchard will teach a spring gardening class on caring for apple trees from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the North Branch Senior Center. $5. Call 651-277-0151.


Justice Wright to speak

Associate Justice Wilhelmina M. Wright of the Minnesota State Supreme Court will tell how Girl Scouting shaped her career at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the North Star Museum of Scouting, 2640 E. Seventh Avenue. $10 includes lunch. For reservations call 651-748-2880.


Blood drive

The Red Cross will accept blood donations from 1 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13 at the United Methodist Church, 6500 Main St. To make an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit


4-H winter camps 

The University of Minnesota Extension and Anoka County 4-H will host overnight camps for all youth (4-H member or not) on Feb. 14-15 for grades 2-5 and on Feb. 21-22 for grades 6 and up at Camp Salie, 22480 Martin Lake Rd. NW. Learn about nature, make new friends and enjoy indoor and outdoor recreation. A day camp will also held on Monday, Feb. 17 for grades K-5. Call 763-755-1280.


Iron pour, workshops

Experienced cast metal sculptors will present an afternoon of high-temperature art-making from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, in the outdoor studio at Franconia Sculpture Park, 29836 St. Croix Trail. Indoor workshops will be held from noon to 3 p.m. and from 4 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2, 8 and 9 for community members of all ages who want to carve a sand mold for a small sculpture. Reservations required at 651-257-6668. Mold prices are $25, $40 or $75, depending on size.


Free budgeting class 

A free class on developing a budget, calculating net worth, creating a financial plan, saving for emergencies and preparing for retirement will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at FamilyMeans, 1875 Northwestern Ave. S. Register at 651-789-4052.