Rotary Plunge

Local organizations will raise funds by jumping into Forest Lake from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Lakeside Park. Teams register at Vannelli’s from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21 or from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Free family entertainment

Jack Pearson will share songs and stories to celebrate I Love to Read Month at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Hardwood Creek Library, 19955 Forest Road. Paid for by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Call 651-275-7300 with questions.

Dance for basketball team

Support the Ranger boys basketball team by attending a fundraiser dance Saturday, Feb. 22 at the American Legion. Doors open at 6 p.m. Them Pesky Kids perform at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door.

Soup-er Fundraiser

Come during Winter Plunge 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 651-319-1874.


Register by Tuesday, Feb. 25 to participate in yoga classes from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturdays, March 1 to April 19 at Hosanna Lutheran Church, 9300 Scandia Trail N. Gentle stretching movements, relaxing music and personal devotional time led by Carrin Mahmood. No experience necessary. $55 for 8 classes. Call 651-260-7986.

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.

Business women 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.

Ribbon cutting

The Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will welcome Mattamy Homes with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 2 at 5334 N. 199th St. Call 651-464-3200.

Child care registration 

The sooner you register for summer childcare programs, the more you save. SAC, Steps Ahead and Sonic registration is free from March 3 to 8 (save $30 per child), $15 from March 9 to 15 for $15, $10 from March 16 to 22 and $5 from March 23 to 29. Summer spaces fill fast. Call 651-982-8364 or visit

Legislative breakfast

Hear what local legislators will focus on this session from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Friday, March 7 at Famous Dave’s, 43 SW 19th St. $10. Call the Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 651-464-3201 or visit