REGIONAL HAPPENINGS

ANOKA COUNTY

Tree and shrub sale

The Anoka Conservation District is accepting orders for 25 varieties of seedlings and transplants, sold in bundles of 10 and 25, for about $1 per tree. Order before April 10 and pick up from 8 to 10 a.m. on April 26 at the Anoka County Fairgrounds, 3200 Saint Francis Blvd. Visit AnokaSWCD.org or call 763-434-2030 for details.

LINO LAKES

Preschool programs at Wargo

Call 651-429-8007 to register, dress for the weather, and visit Wargo Nature Center, 7701 Main St. for fun on Thursday, March 6. Children ages 2 to 5, accompanied by an adult, are invited to search for the source of maple syrup and try a sample as part of an outdoor nature play program from 10 to 11:15 a.m. on, at. $3 + tax per person. Children ages 4 and 5 can investigate flowers and trees that are ready to grow by reading a story, making a craft and exploring outdoors, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. $4 + tax.

NORTH BRANCH

Gardening classes

The Chisago County Master Gardeners will present the 16th annual Spring Bonanza from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 8 at North Branch High School, 38175 Grand Ave. $15 at the door, or $10 in advance. Classes fill fast. Call 651-277-0151.

MARINE ON ST. CROIX

Birds and Winter Crafts

Kids will 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.

LINWOOD

Wild game dinner

Sunnyside Lutheran church will host its seventh annual dinner buffet with guest speaker from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 8 at 22745 Typo Creek Drive NE. Free-will offering, door prizes, raffle; all proceeds support church outreach. Reservations recommended at 651-462-2893.

NORTH BRANCH

Let’s Go Fishing founder to speak

Joe Holm will speak about Let’s Go Fishing, the non-profit organization that helps senior citizens, veterans and persons with disabilities get out on a lake, at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 10, at the AmericInn, 38675 14th Ave. Call Rick Olseen at 612-419-8827.

SCANDIA

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.

ST. CROIX FALLS

Elk in Wisconsin

Laine Stowell of the Wisconsin DNR will discuss the Clam Lake elk herd at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 15 at the St. Croix River Assn. office, 230 S. Washington St. Reservations encouraged at 715-483-3300.

MARINE ON ST. CROIX

Bluebird workshop

Learn how to attract bluebirds, establish a bluebird trail and build a nestbox ($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.

LINDSTROM

Women’s luncheon

The River Valley Christian Women’s Connection will host a $10 “fix-me-up” luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 17 at First United Methodist Church, 30828 Irene Ave., with speakers Paula Zukowski and Marge Hover and music by Judith Mickelson. Reservations required by March 11 at 651-257-4741 or 715-857-5573.

CHISAGO CITY

MnSure Navigators 

Certified Navigators will help with health plan enrollment through MNsure from 3 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18 at the Chisago Lakes Area Library, 11754 302nd St. Navigators are not insurance agents or brokers. Call  651-257-2817.

SCANDIA

Spaghetti dinner

To raise camping money, Boy Scout Troop 173 of Elim Lutheran Church will serve a spaghetti meal from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 20 at the Community Center, 14727 209th St. N. $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and ages 5 to 12. Bring a food shelf donation.

WYOMING

School carnival

Games, silent auction, raffle, inflatables, crazy hair and food are planned for the carnival from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 21 at Wyoming Elementary, 25701 Forest Blvd.

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