Youth Performing Arts will celebrate its 20th anniversary by presenting Disney’s musical “Newsies” Aug. 9-11 at Forest Hills Church at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The performances are free, but reservations are encouraged at youthperformingarts.org.
Summer block party
Remax Synergy will host a summer block party on Aug. 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. at its location at 920 W. Broadway Ave. The band Good for Gary will be performing and there will be food trucks on site. There will be prizes for raffle. All proceeds go to local nonprofit The Muske Company Community Support Foundation.
Memorial Blood Centers will host a blood drive at Birchwood Senior Living from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 14. Each donor will be entered for a chance to win theater tickets at Hennepin Theatre Trust or the Duluth Playhouse and a $50 gift card.
The Forest Lake class of 1969 will gather at the Forest Lake VFW at 7 p.m. on Aug. 23. Spouses are welcome. For more information, email email@example.com.
The Forest Lake High School Class of ‘89 will be having a 30-year reunion Friday, Sept. 13 at Vannelli’s on the Lake. Cost is $10 at the door. For more information or to RSVP, visit the event website at stephparent71.wixsite.com/flhs89 or email Stephanie at Steph.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bee class and tour
Waldoch Farms will host a honey bee experience on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The experience will include a 1 1/2 hour hayride tour around the farm and will include a talk on beekeeping practices and their importance on the farm. Included in cost is a 1 lb. jar of honey . In the case of inclement weather, the alternate day is Sunday, Aug. 11. To sign up for the experience, visit agprobookit.com/calendar/waldo/agb_calendar.php.
Rock tribute show
Running Aces will host a rock tribute show on Friday, Aug. 16. Tribute bands will play songs by The Doors, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Jefferson Airplane, The Who, and ACDC. General admission tickets are $18 in advance and $24 day of event. Reserved restaurant patio seating is available for a $25 food and beverage minimum per person. Call 651-925-4577 for reservations. Tickets can be purchased atbrownpapertickets.com/event/4260088. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with showtime at 6:30 p.m.
The Manna Market, a food shelf hosted by Linwood Covenant Church, will be open on Thursday, Aug. 8 beginning at 5 p.m. Free bikes will be available for children who qualify by calling 651-464-1986.
Marine on St. Croix
Marine Folk School will host a class on finding plants for health purposes on Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will learn how to ethically forage and correctly identify plants for both eating and medicinal/health benefits. At the end of class, the group will prepare a dish to eat and make a folk medicine salve, tincture or infused oil to take home. Students should be prepared to walk an hour in the woods, or about one mile. Students will leave the class with a handout highlighting the season’s edible and medicinal plants and recipes. For more information or to register, visit marinemillsfolkschool.org/events/category/classes/list.
Barn art class
A hex sign barn art and trolley tour will be hosted by the Marine Mills Folk School. The class is Saturday, Aug. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the River Grove Community School in Marine. Those interested can find more information or register online at marinemillsfolkschool.org.
Pig roast festival
Gammelgarden Museum in Scandia will host a Swedish pig roast on Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets for the pig roast are $20. Lawn games will be available to play, and vendors will be on site. At 1 p.m., there will be a parade of musicians and a program.
Stomp out Suicide 5K
The eighth annual Stomp Out Suicide 5K, hosted by Canvas Health, will take place at Goodview Park on Aug. 17. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and start time is at 10 a.m. The funds raised from the event go toward mental health crisis services and suicide prevention. In addition to the 5K, there will be a silent auction, bounce houses, live music, ambulance tours, and food trucks. To register, visit stompoutsuicide.redpodium.com/sos-2019. Adult registration costs $25 and comes with a t-shirt.
Memorial Blood Centers will host a blood drive at the Wyoming Police Department from 2 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 13. Each donor will be entered for a chance to win theater tickets at Hennepin Theatre Trust or the Duluth Playhouse and a $50 gift card.
Art show opening
The Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community will host its fourth annual In. Art Show at the Hallberg Center for the Arts. The opening of the show will take place on Aug. 22 from 4 to 8 p.m.
There will be a senior dance at the East Bethel Senior/Community Center on Friday, Sept. 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost for the dance is $6. Lunch is included. Music will be played by Michael Elsenpeter.
Kubb game day
The Sons of Norway will host its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lindstrom Community Center. A demonstration of the traditional outdoor Scandinavian game will take place after the meeting. Guests can then participate in the game.
Dragonfly survey series
The Wargo Nature Center will host a dragonfly search event on Aug. 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Attendees ages 12 and up will spend time catching, identifying and recording dragonfly species. Pre-registration for $5 per adult or $2 per child is required at anokacounty.us/866/Wargo-Nature-Center.
The Wargo Nature Center will host an evening paddle on George Watch Lake at the Wargo Nature Center from 7 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 9 and 23. Canoes and kayaks are included in the 5$ registration fee. Pre-registration is required at anokacounty.us/866/Wargo-Nature-Center.
Wargo Nature Center restoration project
The Wargo Nature Center will host a restoration project day on Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. Anyone ages 12 and up are encouraged to help restore the natural environment. Attendees will help remove invasive species like buckthorn and garlic mustard, cleaning our woodland wildflower gardens, or gathering native plant seeds. Attendees can meet inside the building. Pre-registration requested at anokacounty.us/866/Wargo-Nature-Center, but drop-ins are welcome.