Washington County Fair
The Washington County Fair will be held Wednesday, July 30 to Sunday, to Aug. 3 at 12300 N. 40th St. Bring garden produce, photos, crafts or needlework exhibits for friendly competition from 4 to 9 p.m. on Monday, July 28 or from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29. Call 651-436-6009 or visit www.washingtoncountyfair.org.
Support the future butterfly garden and Monarch Waystation at Lilleskogen Park from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, July 31 at the Scandia Community center. Call 651-481-3152.
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The final performance of Aristophanes’ “Frogs,” a centuries-old comedy performed by five youth and five professional actors, will be Thursday, July 31 at Festival Theatre, 210 N. Washington St. “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” runs through Saturday, Aug. 16, and the romantic comedy “Almost, Maine” through Sunday, Aug. 17. “The 39 Steps,” a fact-paced mystery comedy, will open Saturday, Aug. 9. For exact dates, times and reservations, visit www.festivaltheatre.org or call 715-483-3387.
Technology in nature
Grandparents and grandkids work together to discover nature through technology from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 1 at Wargo Nature Center, 7701 Main St. $30 plus tax per adult/child pair. Call 763-757-3920.
Artists will show works reflecting the cultural and historical significance of the Chisago Lakes area for the Vilhelm Moberg art expo at Center City Days, Aug. 1-2. Call 651-257-5232.
The American Red Cross will accept blood donations from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1 at Fairview Lakes Medical Center, 5200 Fairview Blvd. Call 1-800-733-2767.
Spend a day of fun and fellowship celebrating life and recovery from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 2 at Hazelden, 15251 Pleasant Valley Rd. Featuring the JayHawks, Trapper Schoepp and the Shades, Communist Daughter and Davina and the Vagabonds. $20 in advance or $30 at the door; free for ages 12 and under. Visit www.hazelden.org.
Hot metal pour
Liquid iron will be poured into molds from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2 at Franconia Sculpture Park, 29836 St. Croix Trail. Savage Aural Hotbed will perform at 12:30, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Mold-making workshops will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on July 26 and 27 and from 4 to 8 p.m. on July 30 and 31. Call 651-257-6668.
Professor Bill Cordua from UW-River Falls will lead a geology tour at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 2 at Interstate State Park. From noon to 3 p.m. make a rock, learn about fossils, go on a scavenger hunt and play mineral games. Free with park permit. Call 651-465-5711.
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The non-denominational study group “Times in Which We Live” will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, August 3 at the library, 230 S. Washington St. The DVD “Living in a Nation Under Judgment” by Erwin Lutzer will be shown. Call 651-257-1985.
Nursing career fair
Anoka-Ramsey Community College will offer opportunities to learn about nursing programs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 4 at the Cambridge campus and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5 and Wednesday, Aug. 6 at the Coon Rapids campus. Visit with representatives from universities with bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs which partner with Anoka Ramsey to offer RN and BSN programs. For more information visit www.AnokaRamsey.edu.
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. Aug. 4-8 or Aug. 11-15. Call 651-464-3993.
Mental health classes
Free one-hour classes on mindfulness and stress reduction will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at the Giese Memorial Library, 26855 Forest Blvd., and at noon on Aug. 7, Aug. 13 and Aug. 22 at Fairview Lakes Medical Center, 5200 Fairview Blvd.
National Night Out
Join your neighbors to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the Community Center, 14727 209th St. Fire department and first aid demonstrations, games, food. Call 651-433-2274.
Learn how Medicare works, from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at Fairview Lakes Medical Center, 5200 Fairview Blvd. Parts A, B, C and D, supplemental insurance, fraud and abuse. Free; register at 1-800-333-2433 X83026.
Funky Possum at library
Celebrate summer reading with Funky Possum, featuring the stars of the PBS “Zinghoppers Show,” at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7 at Giese Memorial Library, 26855 Forest Blvd. For families with kids 8 and under.
Paint your own dala horse to take home, visit Norwegian fjord horses and enjoy stories, games and lunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9 at Gammelgården Museum, 20880 Olinda Trail. $35; register at 651-433-5053.
Hay Lake Day
The Hay Lake School Museum and Johannes Erickson Log Home in Scandia, located a mile south of downtown Scandia at the intersection of Olinda and Old Marine Trails, will have tours, crafts, music and a used book sale from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9. To donate books, call 651-433-4014.
Children are invited to story time from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday mornings through Aug. 13, at Gammelgården Museum, 20880 Olinda Trail. Free. Call 651-433-5053.
The little green frog day camp for grades K-5 will be held Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 11-12 at Gammelgården Museum, 20880 Olinda Trail. Science activities in forest, pond, stream and prairie. $60; register at 651-433-5053.
Full-day ($140) and half-day ($65) camps feature swimming, kayaking, fishing and art Monday to Friday, Aug. 11-15, at Camp Lakamaga on Big Marine Lake. Register at 651-433-2274.
Living on Less fair
The annual resource fair for families in need will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13 at Maranatha Assembly of God, 24799 Forest Blvd. Call 651-