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 fourth annual Flake Festival from Saturday, Feb. 15 to Sunday, Feb. 23. Medallion hunt, 5K, pond hockey, ice sculptures, pub crawl, mini golf, Rotary Plunge, and more. See article on page 1 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.

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. 13-15, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16 at  Vannelli’s by the Lake. $36 with a chicken, walleye or steak dinner. Tickets at

Fare for All at VFW

Save money on fruit, vegetables and meat from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at VFW Post 4210, 556 SW 12th St. Cash, credit, debit, EBT cards (no checks). Call 763-450-3880.

Businesswomen to meet

The Lakes Area Women in Business will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27 at Vannelli’s by the Lake, 55 S. Lake Street. Visit

Soup-er Fundraiser

Come before, during or after Winter Plunge events for hot soup, beverage and dessert from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Willowbrook Church, 840 S. Lake St. Free-will donations help buy uniforms for Forest Lake Rangers girls soccer teams. Call Steve Storkan at 651-319-1874.

Mental health speech

Kevin Breel will speak on reducing the stigma of depression and mental illness at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 21 at the Forest Lake High School auditorium, preceded by a pizza supper and resource fair in the cafeteria at 5:30 p.m.