Spring break pool time

Swim at the SWJH pool from 1 to 2 Monday through Friday, March 10 to 14, for $3 per person or $7 per family.

North Lakes fundraiser

The Italian dinner and silent auction for North Lakes Academy charter school will be Friday, March 28. To contribute, call 651-982-2688.

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

Hosanna dinners

Dinners are served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday through April at Hosanna Lutheran Church, 9300 Scandia Trail N. $5 for adults and $4.50 for grades 3 to 12. Call 651-464-5502 for reservations.

Cancer benefit

A benefit for Ken Thorson, owner of NCR Import & Domestic, will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 8 at American Legion Post 225, 255 W. Broadway. $13 for spaghetti dinner, silent auction, games.

Norseman Band at Faith

As part of their spring tour, the 85-member Norseman Band of St. Olaf College will present a concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, at Faith Lutheran Church, 886 North Shore Drive. A free-will offering will be taken to help the band pay for transportation. Call Jean Johnson at 651-464-3323 X1157.

Pro-life speech contest

High school juniors and seniors are invited to research, write and present a 5- to 7-minute pro-life speech on abortion, infanticide, euthanasia or stem cell research for the Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life oratory contest. The Forest Lake chapter will hold the 24th annual contest at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 14 in choir room 545 at Forest Lake High School. For application information call 651-464-5260.

Meatballs for mutts

Northwoods Humane Society will hold its annual fund-raiser from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 at the VFW, 556 SW 12th St. Spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread stick, dessert, plus silent auction, door prizes, games. Proceeds support cats and dogs waiting for new homes; receipts provided for tax-deduction purposes. Visit or call 651-982-0240.

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 FLHS auditorium, preceded by a pizza supper and resource fair in the cafeteria at 5:30 p.m.

Fare for All at VFW

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