Fall concert in the park
The Forest Lake Parks, Lakes and Trails Commission will host Rolling Stones cover band “Tumblin’ Dice” at Lakeside Memorial Park Oct. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Memorial Run with Ranger
The Forest Lake Police Department will host a memorial run with Ranger event Oct. 14 in honor of the K9 officer who passed away earlier this year. The 3.5 mile race will depart from the Forest Lake Police Department, at 9 a.m. and will consist of a family and stroller friendly course. The race will also finish at the Forest Lake Police Department where a Public Safety Family Fun Day and fire department open house will take place. The entry fee is free for kids and $30 for racers 13 and older.
The Minnesota Zoomobile will be coming to St. Peter School, 1250 S. Shore Dr. Oct. 15. The actual presentation will start about 11:15 a.m. and end at noon. The zoo will bring a variety of live animals that kids can touch. This event is sponsored for families with young children.
The Red Cross will be hosting a blood donation event Oct. 19 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Peters Catholic Church, 1250 S. Shore Drive.
Kevin “The Maniac Magician” Hall will perform at the Forest Lake VFW Oct. 21 as part of a Forest Lake Masons’ event to honor Mike Schultz winning the Hiram Award. The event is open to the public and will feature a social hour at 6 p.m., a prime rib dinner ($40) at 7 p.m., and the magician show at 8 p.m. Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 14 and are available at the VFW at 556 12th St. SW or by calling Rodney at 612-875-1449.
Tip a cop
The Forest Lake Police Department will host a tip a cop event at Famous Dave’s from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Police officers will serve food and bus tables. All tips given will go toward funding for Special Olympics.
School forest fundraiser
Linwood Elementary School is selling Metro Dining Cards for $25 that provide coupons and discounts at over 166 local restaurants. The deals are good once a month for 12 months. The funds raised help pay for programs related to school forest education and activities. They will be available at the school during regular hours through the end of October at 21900 Typo Creek Dr.
Buckthorn and earthworms
Scandia Parks and Trails will host a buckthorn and earthworm lecture Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at 21120 Ozark Ave. N.
The St. Croix Valley Camera Club will meet Oct. 16 at 7 p.m., at the Chisago County Government Center. The meeting room is on the bottom floor. The program is “Photographing the St. Croix River” presented by Mike Chrun. Chrun will be talking about locations and times to photograph the river from Wild River State Park to William O’ Brien State Park. In addition, Chrun will touch on some basics like composition and light. Photographers of all interests and abilities are welcome.
The East Bethel seniors will host a pancake breakfast featuring pancakes, french toast, sausage, coffee, and juice from 8:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 at the community center one mile east of Highway 65 on 221 Ave. The cost is $5 for adults and $2 for kids less than 10 years of age.
The East Bethel seniors will host a dance from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at the community center one mile east of Highway 65 on 221 Ave. The cost is $6 and includes lunch. The featured performer is Dick Szyplinski.
The East Bethel seniors will host a dance from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 at the community center one mile east of Highway 65 on 221 Ave. The cost is $6 and includes lunch. The featured performer is Jim Armstrong.
The East Bethel seniors will host a dance from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 at the community center one mile east of Highway 65 on 221 Ave. The cost is $6 and includes lunch. The featured performer is Wes Miller.
Mental health forum
A community mental health forum will be held Oct. 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Grand Casino. Congressman Rick Nolan will be a special guest. The event will include free dinner and childcare.
Spooky fall harvest
Fall family friendly activities will be held at Woodloch Stables. 5696 170th St., through Oct. 29 on Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 5 p.m. for $6 per person. The event will incldue smores, hot dogs, haunted trail in the woods (not scary), bouncy house, corn pit, hay maze, game stations, and a campfire. Face painting, hay rides, and pony rides will be available for an additional fee.
Woods of terror
There will be a 30-45 minute walk through the haunted woods at Woodloch Stables. 5696 170th St., through Oct. 31 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and 6:30 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday The event is suitable for ages 14 and older, and the cost is $20 per person. Parking is $5 per vehicle. The event will also feature a zombie shoot with paintballs and concessions on site.
Sons of Norway meeting
On Oct. 17, the Nordic Dancers will perform Scandinavian folk dances at the meeting of the Vennelag 1-546, Sons of Norway. The meeting is at 7 p.m. in the Lindstrom Community Center, 13330 Sylvan Ave.
The Sharing Shop, a clothing store located at Lakes Free Church, 29620 Olinda Trail, is having its Fall Clothing Event Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon and 5 to 7 p.m., and Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. Sharing Shop employees have gathered gently used clothing for men, women and children suitable for fall and winter. A small fee of 10 cents per clothing item and 25 cents for jackets, snowpants, boots and shoes will be charged. To learn more, call Lakes Free Church at 651-257-2677 or visit www.lakesfree.org.
Wargo Nature Center will host a fall festival Oct. 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. at 7701 Main St. The event will feature a cider press, pioneer games, and self guided nature activities.
Celebrate the arrival of autumn with an evening stroll around Heritage Lab Oct. 20 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at 7732 Main St. Guests will see the effects of the changing season in forest, marsh, and prairie, and keep an eye out for wildlife. The walk will wind down just as the sun is setting. Pre-registration is required, and the cost is $5 per person. To register or for more information, call 763-324-3350 or visit anokacountyparks.com.
MARINE ON ST. CROIX
The Hay Lake School Museum, 14020 195th St N., will show the 1922 vampire classic, “Nosferatu,” on the side of the museum Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.
Arcola open house
Arcola Mills, 12905 Arcola Trail N., will host an open house Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests can enjoy the beautiful fall color along the St. Croix river, take a $5 tour of the National Historic 1847 mansion, and enjoy the hiking trails throughout the property.
The Red Cross will host a blood donation event Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 221 N. Main St.
The St. Croix River Valley chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 609 5th St. S. The guest speaker, Jennifer Revoir, will educate guests about the making of textiles.