REGIONAL HAPPENINGS

WYOMING

Pajama story time

Children 5 and under are invited for stories, finger plays and flannel boards at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through May 20. Call 651-462-9001.

CHISAGO CITY

Ribbon cutting 

A grand opening ceremony will be held from 2:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 1 at the GrandStay Hotel & Suites, 29579 Sportsman Drive. Food, plus door prizes to win a free night at the hotel or May baskets from the Sweet Swede. Call 651-213-3400.

CHISAGO CITY

‘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.

COLUMBUS

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, games, auctions, face painting, inflatable obstacle course and bouncer.

NORTH BRANCH

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.

ANDOVER

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.

WYOMING

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.

LINDSTROM

Glass artist

Glassblower Al Honn, a studio artist and instructor at the Minnesota Center for Glass Arts and Foci Cooperative in Minneapolis, will be the featured artist from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 at Up North Gallery, 13025 Lake Blvd. Honn will give a presentation at 7 p.m. Potter Robyn Peterson will be featured at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 10. Call 651-257-2657.

STACY

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.

LINDSTROM

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.

ST. CROIX FALLS

Free Bible study

Times in Which We Live, a non-denominational group, will show the DVD “End Time Prophecies of Paul” by David Reagan from 6:30-8 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, at the library, 230 S. Washington St. Call 651-257-1985.

CENTERVILLE

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.

NORTH BRANCH

Employment law seminar

Luke Greiner, Chris Johnson, Joshua Brekken and David Snyder will speak on hiring/firing, wages/hours, employment status/contracts, safety/health/environment and Ban the Box from 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, May 6, at the library, 6355 379th St. Free; register by May 5 at 763-279-4472.

CHISAGO CITY

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. On May 6 the topic is what’s new in the travel industry; on May 13, how to take good pictures. Call 651-257-7956.

ST. CROIX VALLEY

Free pottery tour

Meet 51 potters from 16 states and see thousands of pots at seven Chisago County studios on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 9-11, in an annual self-guided tour held every Mothers’ Day weekend. Held at the studios of Linda Christianson, Guillermo Cuellar, Connee Mayeron, Jeff Oestreich, Richard Vincent, Will Swanson/Janel Jacobson and Robert Briscoe. Get the map at www.minnesotapotters.com or call 651-674-4555.

ANOKA

Civil War bus tour

The Historical Society will host a Civil War bus tour of Anoka County from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 10 at the Anoka County History Center, 2135 Third Ave. N. $35 includes bus tour, lunch at a historic site and Civil War exhibit with gallery guidebook. Call 763-421-0600.

LINWOOD

Free day camp

Youth and adults of all ages are invited to experience Camp Salie, 22342 Martin Lake Rd., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 10. 4-H membership not required. Families will play games, do crafts, enjoy a nature program, tour the facility and meet 4-H camp staff. Lunch provided. Call 763-755-1280 or email fergu029@umn.edu.

EAST BETHEL

Pancake breakfast

Pancakes will be served from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, May 11 at the community center, 1 mile east of 65 on 221st Ave. $5/$2 kids under 10.

STILLWATER

Drug trends speech

Education, health care and human service providers are invited to hear Sheri Vrieze, drug counselor for Canvas Health, discuss current drug trends at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 12 at the Washington County Service Providers Outreach Group meeting, 2300 West Orleans St. Call 651-439-7434 X204.

WYOMING

Ojibwe exhibit

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe display will be shown until May 13 at Giese Memorial Library, 26855 Forest Blvd.

LINO LAKES

Home-school
programs

Naturalists will provide programs for grades 1-2 (habitats), 3-5 (insects) and 6-12 (golfing at Chomonix) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 15 at Wargo Nature Center, 7701 Main St. $4 plus tax. Call 651-429-8007.

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