FLHS spring play

“The Laramie Project,” based on interviews following the murder of a gay student in Laramie, Wyo., will be performed at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 1-3, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 4 at the high school. $6 adults, $4 students/seniors.

NLA spring play

Seats for the North Lakes Academy spring play on Friday, May 16, can be purchased from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday at the upper school, 308 SW 15th St.

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.

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.

Cancer benefit

A BBQ picnic will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 at VFW Post 4210, 556 SW 12th St., for Forest Lake resident and Linwood Township employee Chris Herring, who is being treated for squamous cell carcinoma. $10 per plate, silent auction, horseshoe tournament. To make a donation call 651-249-1091.

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


Masquers Theatre Company will hold auditions for “Footloose” from 6:30-9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, May 8-9 at Forest Lake Elementary School, 408 SW Fourth St. Callbacks will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 10. Call 651-464-5823.

Ag open house

The FLHS agriculture department hold its annual open house and plant sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 9, at the high school, 6101 Scandia Trail. Student exhibits and demonstrations will showcase agriculture courses and careers, with agencies, businesses and colleges also on hand. Plant sales will benefit youth leadership programs. Call 651-982-8495.

Blood drive

The American Red Cross will collect blood donations from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 9 at Target, 356 SW 12th St. and on Tuesday, May 13 at American Legion Post 225, 355 W. Broadway Ave. For an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

High school concert

The concert choir, concert band and string orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 12 in the FLHS auditorium, 6101 Scandia Trail.

orchestra concert

All 100 sixth-grade orchestra students in the Forest Lake school district will perform at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14 in the  FLHS Auditorium, 6101 Scandia Trail.

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.