Job Connection

Adults ages 55 and up needing chore help and youth ages 12 to 17 looking for work should call LAYSB at 651-464-3685.

Construction trades open house

FLHS industrial technology students and teachers will give tours at the student-built house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, south of the field house.

Orchestra concert

The Century Junior High orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 in the Century cafeteria.

Bethel Concert

FLHS choir, orchestra and wind ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25 at Bethel University’s Benson Hall, 3900 Bethel Dr. in Arden Hills.

Quilt show

“Quilts on Broadway” will be Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26. (See story above.)

Garage sale 

ECFE will host a community garage sale featuring low-cost children’s items, maternity clothing and toys from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 26 at Forest Lake High School, 6101 Scandia Trail. $1 admission includes ECFE reusable shopping tote. Call 651-982-8318.

Pancake breakfast

Masonic Lodge 344 will host a $7 pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 at 119 SE Eighth Ave. The Masons will match donations made to Tribute to the Troops, a non-profit organization that provides post secondary education funds for the children of fallen Minnesota military members. Free kids ID.

Blood drive

The American Red Cross will conduct a community blood drive from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, April 28 in the gym at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 250 South Shore Dr. Walk-ins welcome, or call 651-433-2955 for an appointment. Bring photo ID.

Life Tree Café

Come for stories and conversation to feed the soul from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays at 95 SW 8th Ave. in Forest Lake. The topic on April 29 is “Life’s Myths: What Really Leads to Happiness?” For more information call 651-464-2195 or visit

Fare for All

Save money on fruit, vegetables and meat from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30 at VFW Post 4210, 556 SW 12th St. Cash, credit, debit, EBT cards (no checks). Call 763-450-3880.

Day of Prayer

Forest Lake will observe National Day of Prayer from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 1 at American Legion Post 225, 355 Broadway Ave. Prayers will be offered for the community with color guard, music, refreshments. Call 651-464-7480.

Shoreline planting workshop

The Washington Conservation District will show how homeowners can beautifully landscape shorelines for clean water and healthy habitat from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6 at Vannelli’s, 55 S. Lake St. Grants and design assistance available; sign up for a free site visit at the workshop. Register at

Visual arts

The Class 7AA Visual Arts Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 2 at the Hardwood Creek Library, 19955 Forest Rd. Call 651-275-7300.