Forest Lake Events for April 27, 2017

Community Editor

Wood carving auction
The Lakes Area Wood Carvers is having an auction (mostly items related to wood carving) April 27 at the Forest Lake Senior Center starting shortly after 7 pm.
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.