REGIONAL HAPPENINGS

CENTER CITY
Vilhelm Moberg art submissions
Artists are invited to submit works reflecting the cultural or historical significance of the Chisago Lakes area for the Vilhelm Moberg art expo at Center City Days, Aug. 1-2. $10 registration fee; $500 in prizes. Call 651-257-5232.
MARINE ON ST. CROIX
Water Olympics
Compete in special water events, with torch lighting ceremony, presentation of medals and closing ceremony from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 5 at William O’Brien State Park, 16821 O’Brien Trail. Most activities need a partner; call 651-433-0500 to register.
MARINE ON ST. CROIX
Star gazing
The University Of Minnesota Astronomy Department will lead a tour of the night sky with telescopes at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 5. Meet at the Visitor Center at William O’Brien State Park, 16821 O’Brien Trail. Call 651-433-0500.
MARINE ON ST. CROIX
Antique train ride
Spend 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 6, learning the history and landscapes of the St. Croix Valley on a train. Meet at the Visitor Center of William O’Brien State Park, 16821 O’Brien Trail. After a mile walk to the tracks, ride the train with a naturalist and conductor to Wisconsin, then back to the park. $15 for adults, $10 for kids 4-16, free for children 0-3. Bring lunch or eat in Osceola or Dresser. Call 651-433-0500.
COLUMBUS
Overnight  wolf camps
Ages 10 to 17 will learn radio telemetry, tracking techniques, archery skills, animal and plant identification at three-day wolf camps at the Wildlife Science Center, 5463 W. Broadway Ave. $250. July 7-9 (girls only) or July 14-16; drop-off is Monday at 8:30 a.m. and pick-up Wednesday at 4 p.m. Call 651-464-3993.
COLUMBUS
Wolf day camps
Ages 8 to 15 can experience wolves, black bears, coyotes, foxes, skunks, lynx and raptors at five-day sessions at the Wildlife Science Center, 5463 W. Broadway Ave. $250. July 21-25, July 28-Aug. 1, Aug. 4-8 or Aug. 11-15. Call 651-464-3993.
LINO LAKES
Itsy, bitsy bugs camp
Preschoolers ages 4 and 5 are invited to learn about insects on land and water from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday through Thursday, July 7-10, at Wargo Nature Center, 7701 Main St. $85 plus tax. Call 651-429-8007.
WYOMING
Lifetime Uniforms sale
The Fairview Lakes Medical Center Auxiliary will sell uniforms for all levels in the health care professions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, at the Fairview Lakes Regional Medical Center, 5200 Fairview Blvd. Proceeds enhance patient care and fund scholarships.
SCANDIA
Triathlon
The first annual Fat Cat Triathlon, presented by the Scandia-Marine Lions Club, will be held Saturday, July 12, beginning at the Log House Landing and ending at Hay Lake Park. Visit www.stcroixfatcat.com.
SHAFER
Music at Franconia
Reina Del Cid, the Roe Family Singers and the Barley Jacks will perform family-friendly music from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 12, at Franconia Sculpture Park, 29836 St. Croix Trail. $5 to park; food and drinks for sale. Dogs on leash welcome. Funded by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the East Central Regional Arts Council. Call 651-257-6668.
LINO LAKES
All around the campfire
Grades 3-5 will learn to start a campfire, then cook, sing and laugh around the flames from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, July 14-17, at Wargo Nature Center, 7701 Main St. $145 plus tax. Call 651-429-8007.
WYOMING
TASTE!
The seventh annual TASTE fundraiser for the Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, at Stars & Strikes Entertainment Center, 5063 273rd St. $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Munch your way from appetizers to desserts from Lakes Area restaurants and caterers. Call 651-464-3685.

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