Forest Lake Happenings for April 13, 2017

Community Editor

Food distribution
Forest Hills Church, 1790 11th St. SE, is hosting a food distribution from 8 to 11 a.m April 15. A $20 donation is asked to pay for transportation costs associated with gathering and delivering food to the distribution sites. Minor car repairs can also be arranged for by calling 651-464-2561.
Bag tournament
The Forest Lake American Legion will host a bean bag tournament April 15 with registration at 11:30 a.m. and play beginning at noon. Registration forms are available at
Clothing drive
The FLHS softball booster club will host a clothing drive at Fenway Fields April 15 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to a North Lakes teacher going through treatments for stage three breast cancer.
Open house
The Lakes Center for Youth and Families will host an open house at 20 Lake St. N. April 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. Visit for details.
Lake Association annual meeting
The Forest Lake Lake Association will host its annual meeting April 20 from 6:15 to 8 p.m. at Stellas on 97.
Leukemia benefit
The Forest Lake VFW will host a Jammin for Jace benefit April 22 from three to 10 p.m. featuring kids games, face painting, a silent and live auction, a DJ, and a bake sale. There will also be a spaghetti dinner with a cost of $10 for adults and $7 for kids.
Childrens garage sale
The Early Childhood Programs will hold its annual garage sale on Saturday, April 22 from 9 am to noon at Forest Lake Century Junior High School, 21395 Goodview Ave. N. The sale will include infant and children’s clothing, toys, books, baby equipment and maternity clothes. Admission is $1. Call 651-982-8300 for more information.
Mom’s night out
Total Family Chiropractic will host a mom’s night out event April 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 15226 W. Freeway Dr. NE. There will be a variety of vendors with promotions and information for moms of all ages. The goal is for women in the community to come together, connect, and have fun.
Get hired teen event
The Lakes Center for Youth and Families will host a get hired event for April 27 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Central Learning Center at 200 SW 4th Ave. Teens will learn how to find a job and get tips on how to successfully fill out an application, create a cover letter and resume, understand soft skills, and learn how to interview. They will also have the opportunity to meet with local businesses that hire youth. Previous businesses have included: Express Employment, Famous Dave’s, Perkins, GAP, Taco Bell, and more.
Pancake fundraiser
The Forest Lake Masons will host a pancake and sausage breakfast to benefit MOST FL April 30 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 119 8th Ave. SE. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids.
Alzheimer’s education
Fairview Health Services will host an Alzheimer’s education session at Cherrywood Pointe, 231 W. Broadway Ave., titled “Act in Love” May 4 at 1 p.m. Jenna Rodewald from Volunteers of America, will introduce Validation Therapy, a proven caregiving technique that teaches people to listen with empathy and helps them to understand and respect loved ones with dementia and communicate in a loving manner.
Garden plots available
Garden plots will be available in the community garden at Crossroads Covenant Church, 17445 Notre Dame St. NE, beginning on or around May 15. Plots are first come, first served. For more information, contact Diane at [email protected] or 651-462-1529.
Alzheimers education
Fairview Health Services will host an alzheimers education session at Cherrywood Pointe, 231 W. Broadway Ave., titled “Dementia in Action” June 13 at 2:30 p.m. This session will be a simulation of symptoms typically associated with aging and dementia.
Pond dipping
Join East Metro Water Resource Education representatives June 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. and dip nets into the water to catch a closer look at the creatures that live in the lake and what they tell us about how clean our water is. Wear outdoor play attire and be prepared to take an easy hike along paved trails. This event is free and open to all ages. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.