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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.
Pro-life speech contest
The Forest Lake chapter of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life will hold the 24th annual oratory contest at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 14 at Forest Lake High School. Call 651-464-5260.
Meatballs for mutts
Northwoods Humane Society will hold a fund-raiser from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 at the VFW, 556 SW 12th St. Spaghetti dinner, silent auction, games. Receipts provided for tax-deduction. Call 651-982-0240.
MnDOT open house
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will host a public open house to discuss preliminary design and alternatives for the proposed roundabout at US-61 and TH-97 from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18 at the Forest Lake High School media center.
The annual Forest Lake FFA chapter banquet will be held on March 20 at FLHS with a social beginning at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Former FFA members, guests and community supporters are invited to attend. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the door. RSVP by March 17 to Mike Miron at 651-982-8495 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Human rights dialogue
The Forest Lake Human Rights Commission will host “Uncovering Five Myths that Support Facism,” a dialogue on white privilege, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 20 at City Hall, 220 N. Lake Street.
Family fun day
Enjoy bounce houses, carnival games, book raffle, STEM projects and silent auction to benefit Central Montessori Elementary from 10 to 2 on Saturday, March 22 at 200 SW 4th St.
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.
The Century Junior High choir will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 27 in the high school auditorium.
The Italian dinner and silent auction for North Lakes Academy charter school will be Friday, March 28. To contribute, call 651-982-2688.
The Century Junior High ninth-grade band will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 10 in the Century cafeteria.
Festival of Cultures
The Forest Lake School District will host a free community event to highlight different cultures from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 11 at the high school. Educational fun for all ages with music, dance and food samples from around the world. Call Carolyn Carr Latady at 651-982-8350 or Kim Carver at 763-784-9078.