Preschool openings

All God’s Children, an outreach of St. Paul Lutheran Church, is accepting 2014-2015 registrations for two- or three-day classes from 9-11:30 a.m. Limited transportation available in Chisago County. Call 651-462-6832.



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


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 2-4 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 5-7 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


Visual plotting for writers

Learn to get from opening paragraph to compelling climax at the Northern Lights Writers meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 17 at the Giese Memorial Library, 26855 Forest Blvd. Come early for breakfast and conversation, 8:30 a.m. at the Village Inn, 4848 E Viking Blvd. Call 763-444-7705.


Jail 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 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, May 17 at Lakes Free Church, 29620 Olinda Trail. Music by “People of Hope.” Free-will offering. All are welcome. Call 651-408-1300.


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.



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.


Coffee Talk

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


Plant sale

Anoka County Master Gardeners will have their annual fundraising plant sale from 4-7 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.


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.