Artists gathering

Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community will host Todd Clercx, artist and art instructor at Roseville Senior High School. Meet at 6:45 p.m. on Friday, April 25 at the Nesting Grounds, 26395 Forest Blvd., and then join a trip to his studio in Wyoming. Visit


Cancer benefit

A pancake breakfast, bake sale and bazaar will be held for former Stacy resident Sue Nagel from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 26 at Applebee’s, 13625 60th St. Nagel was diagnosed with cancer in 2013. Adults $12, kids $6.


4-H fundraiser

The 4-H Clover Dash will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 26 at the Bunker Hills Activities Center, 550 Bunker Lake Blvd. to support youth programs and scholarships. 5K fun run/walk and 2-mile walk on paved trails in Bunker Hills Regional Park. Register on-line at or call 763-767-2874.


Earth Day

Spend Saturday, April 26 at Wargo Nature Center, 7701 Main St. From 10 a.m. to noon, help clear invasive species; from 12:30 to 3 p.m., learn about native gardens, make an earth art project, and visit a fair showcasing earth-friendly products. Call 651-429-8007.


Meet the artist

Watercolorist Jeanne Larson will show landscapes and flower works at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at Gustav’s Up North Gallery, 13025 Lake Blvd. Call 651-257-1821.


Civil War talk

Representative Dean Urdahl will speak about his book, “Conspiracy! Who Really Killed Abraham Lincoln?” at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 28 at the Lowell Inn, 102 N. 2nd St., preceded by a social hour at 5:30 and buffet dinner at 6. $24. Call 715-386-1268.


Camera club

Learn about controlling light using aperture, shutter speed and ISO to take better photographs at the St. Croix Valley Camera Club meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 28 at the Chisago Lakes Area Library, 11754 302nd St. Spring photos will be on display at the library. Visit


Coffee Talk

Come for a free talk and coffee from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays in the art studio at Ecumen Parmly LifePointes, 28210 Old Towne Rd. Topics are April 29, Chisago County Sheriff’s “R U OK” phone system; May 6, What’s new in the travel industry. Call 651-257-7956.


Ojibwe exhibit

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe display will be at Giese Memorial Library from April 30 to May 13. (See story above.)


“Pirates of Penzance”

Chisago Lakes Baptist High School will perform the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta at 7 p.m. on Thursday-Saturday, May 1-3 at 9387 Wyoming Trail. $8 at the door, $10 in advance for reserved seating, $4 on May 1 for ages 0-12.


Family fun

The annual Family Fun Night will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. on Friday, May 2 at Columbus Elementary, 17345 Notre Dame St. Enjoy a raffle, bingo, cake auction, food concessions, silent auction, face painting, inflatable obstacle course, crazy hair, hair feathers, pop toss, treasure board and bouncer.


Let’s Go Fishing waffle feed

Support Let’s Go Fishing at a breakfast and silent auction from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, May 3 at Main Street Church, 6500 Main St. The non-profit organization gets seniors, veterans and disabled persons out on lakes using a special pontoon boat. Call Rick Olseen at 612-419-8827.


Sustainable landscaping

UM Extension and Anoka County Master Gardeners will present a sustainable landscaping workshop on design, site analysis and plant selection from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 at Bunker Hills Activities Center, 550 Bunker Lake Blvd. $125 includes  materials; bring a lunch. Call 763-755-1280.


Explore chemistry

Children age 6 and up are invited to explore chemistry from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 at the Giese Memorial Library, 26855 Forest Blvd. The program is organized by Phillippe Buhlmann, director of graduate studies in chemistry at the University of Minnesota.


Walk with animals  

Northwoods Humane Society will hold a 3-mile Walk with the Animals at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 4 at the Lent Town Hall, 33155 Hemingway Ave. Leashed pets invited. Last year $27,000 was raised to help care for cats and dogs. Includes silent auction, prize drawings, photo booth, paw print painting and agility course. Registration begins at noon. Call 651-982-0240.


Radio show

Unexpected Company will present an old-time radio show, the “Lakes Area Home Companion,” at 3 p.m. on Sunday May 4, at the Chisago Lakes High School Performing Arts Center. The show will be repeated at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, at Elim Lutheran Church in Scandia. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.


Madonna luncheon

St. Genevieve’s Council of Catholic Women will sponsor the annual Spring Madonna Luncheon and 500 card party at noon on Monday, May 5 at the parish community center, 6995 Centerville Rd. $8.50 at the door. Call 651-429-7937.