Dinner for missions
Enjoy a rib dinner and support the mission fund at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 1 at Linwood Covenant Church, 6565 Viking Blvd.
Women’s winter retreat
Stay overnight in heated cabins with a lodge and meals from 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 1 to 12 p.m. on Sunday, March 2 at Camp Salie, 22342 Martin Lake Rd. $45 plus tax. Register at www.anokacountyparks.com.
Dog sledding, skijoring
Meet mushers and their teams, learn about cross country skiing with a dog and see resident wolf packs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 2 at the Wildlife Science Center, 5463 W. Broadway Ave. Bring your leashed dog along. $6 for kids; $8 for adults. From 11:30 to 3:30, ride a dog sled for $5 more.
Certified Navigators will help individuals and families enroll in health plans through the MNsure marketplace from 3 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 18 at the Chisago Lakes Area Library, 11754 302nd St. Navigators are not insurance agents or brokers. Call 651-257-2817.
Free nutrition class
Registered Dietician Rachel Baar will speak on nutrition for mature adults at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5 at Fairview Lakes Medical Center, 5200 Fairview Blvd. Covers eating healthy as we age, cooking for one or two, using leftovers and downsizing recipes. Call Kathy Bystrom at 651-257-8439.
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Birds and Winter Crafts
Kids can learn about some of the birds found at the bird feeder during winter and make crafts for themselves and the birds from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 8 at William O’Brien State Park, 16821 O’Brien Trail. Call 651-433-0500.
Farmers market applications
Vendor applications are due Saturday, March 15 for the farmers market to be held from 4 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday from June 11 to Sept. 24 at Gammelgården Museum, 20880 Olinda Trail. Fresh produce, plants, flowers, baked goods, and crafts welcome. Call 651-271-4734 or visit www.ScandiaFarmersMarket.com.
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Learn how to attract bluebirds, establish a bluebird trail and build a nest box ($17 for kit; bring a hammer) from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 at William O’Brien State Park, 16821 O’Brien Trail. Free with park permit. Call 651-433-0500.
Firearms safety class
Call 651-433-2274 to register for a firearms safety/hunter series for ages 11 and up to be held at the Scandia Community Center. Both student and a parent must attend at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 20. The class series is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on March 24, 25, 27, 31 and April 1, 3, 7 and 8, with field and range day from 8:30 to noon on Saturday, April 12. $7.50 for materials plus $7.50 for certificate.