Ojibwe exhibit

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


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 at the Giese Memorial Library, 26855 Forest Blvd. Call 651-462-9001.


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 or call 651-674-4555.


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.


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 [email protected]


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.


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.


Book club

Parmly Chaplain Ron Gerl will facilitate the Ecumen Parmly LifePointes book club from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, May 12 in the Studios of Art, 28210 Old Towne Rd. Read “I’m not the Pastor’s wife, I’m just married to him” by Natalia Peterson, and come ready to share your thoughts. Call 651-257-7956.


Coffee Talk

Come for a free talk from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays in the art studio at Ecumen Parmly LifePointes, 28210 Old Towne Rd. On May 13 Carol Seefeldt will tell how to take good pictures. On May 20, learn about the VFW and American Legion from Gary Gerke. Call 651-257-7956.



Carpool from Wargo Nature Center in Lino Lakes to William O’Brien State Park for a three-mile birdwatching walk, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 14. $5; for ages 12 and up.  Register at 651-429-8007 or


Suicide prevention

Jake’s Hope will offer Question/Persuade/Refer a class to teach three simple steps to help save a life from suicide from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14 at the library, 11754 302nd St. Visit


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.


Clothing sale

The Sharing Shop will holds its spring clothing even from 9 a.m. to noon and from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 16, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 17 at Lakes Free Church, 29620 Olinda Trail. Pay 10 cents for gently used spring and summer clothing for men, women and children, or 25 cents for jackets and shoes. All proceeds used to purchase new undergarments and socks. Call 651-257-2677 or visit


Bus trip to Fort Snelling Cemetery

Up to three family members of deceased veterans are invited to take a free trip from Forest Lake to visit graves at Fort Snelling Cemetery from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 24. To register, call VFW Post 4210 at 651-464-6827 by Saturday, May 17.


Prison ministry 

Worship, prayer and testimonies will be offered at the spring event for Missionary Evangelism to Corrections, volunteers from local churches who minister to inmates, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 17 at Lakes Free Church, 29620 Olinda Trail. Music by “People of Hope.” Free-will offering. Call 651-408-1300.


Civil War Roundtable

Michael Hansen will speak on “The Battle of Mine Creek” at the St. Croix Civil War Roundtable meeting, 7 p.m. on Monday, May 19 at the Lowell Inn, 102 N. 2nd St., preceded by a social hour at 5:30 and buffet dinner at 6. $24. For reservations call Steve Anderson at 715-386-1268.


Tea party

Wear hats and gloves and bring your favorite tea cup to the River Valley Christian Women’s Connection $10 lunch at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, May 19 at Lakes Free Church, 29620 Olinda Trail. Dorothy Rupert and Jan Lynn will speak. Music by Penny Brown and Connie Drabant. Call 651-257-4741 by Tuesday, May 13.


Plant sale

Anoka County Master Gardeners will have their annual fundraising plant sale from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20 and from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21 at the Anoka Armory, 408 E Main St.