Join this monthly presentation and discussion series entitled Great Decisions. On Wednesday, October 21, the discussion is about Syria’s Refugee Crisis. Syrians have for a century welcomed more than a million refugees from Armenia, Palestine, Iraq, and other countries around the region. Now, because of a multiyear civil war, they are on track to become the source of the world’s largest refugee population in a matter of months.
Are you curious about new countries, changing countries, or countries you have never known about? Join us to learn about and compare countries from around the globe. This series is held Monday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. from October 26-November 30 at the Fairview Community Center. The cost is $35.00. Register at www.ISD623.Org/COMMUNITYED and click on the online registration link.
On Sunday, October 25, at 3:00 pm, a momentous Twin Cities event will take place at Augustana Lutheran Church. The Mississippi Valley Orchestra, with Artistic Director Henry Charles Smith, will commemorate the 40 years since its inception. Former conductors, musicians, and their families will all be honored.
Former director of the Minnesota Genealogical Society and currently an active participant in MGS programs, Tom Rice will present Part II of his programs on improving skills for using the Internet for family history research at 7 p.m.
Saint Anne's Episcopal Church, located at 2035 Charlton Road, Sunfish Lake, is sponsoring career clothing drive October 4 - 11 for the Dress for Success program, which supports men and women returning to the workplace, entering school, or going to job interviews, by supplying clothing appropriate for interviews and the first weeks of work. Items needed include business attire for men and women, winter coats, gloves, hats and boots; and accessories such as jewelry, scarves, men’s ties, shoes
The Shoreview Community Garden Club is meeting Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the Shoreview Community Center at 7 p.m. Erik Olson from The Outback Nursery will speak on Gardening for Low Maintenance and Gardening for Ecology. Admission is $3.
The North St. Paul Fire Department will host its annual booya Oct. 11 starting at 11 a.m. at Casey Lake Park, 2045 17th Ave. People can eat at the park plus bring containers to take booya home; it will be served until it’s gone.