For families who'd like to get more involved in outdoor activities — birdwatching to biking, first aid to fishing — the Maplewood Community Center, 2100 White Bear Ave., will host an outdoor expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18.
“Singing for Freedom: The Antislavery Campaign of the Hutchinson Family Singers,” will be performed by the renowned Rose Ensemble April 29 through May 3, with guest artists Dan Chouinard, T. Mychael Rambo and Maria Jette.
Lori Vosejpka, in front, and Whitney Place, Tim Marrin and Jonathan Flory, behind her, are the award-winning Frake family in “State Fair” at Lakeshore Players Theatre April 16 through May 17. (submitted photo)
Set against the colorful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, with award-winning music and the majesty of the midway, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s State Fair is as fun as the “Great Minnesota Get-Together.”
The St. Odilia Adult Faith Formation program and The National Center for Fathering will present a three-week program entitled “The 7 Secrets of Effective Fathers” on Wednesdays, April 15, 22 and 29, from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m.
Area residents will have a chance to see the St. Croix Chordsmen compete with the best of the barbershop choruses and quartets in the 10,000 Lakes Division contest Saturday, March 28 at the Stillwater Junior High Don Hovland Auditorium.
History professor Gary Brueggemann, author of “Minnesota’s Oldest Murder Mystery: The Case of Edward Phalen: St. Paul’s Unsaintly Pioneer,” will speak at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Sibley Historic Site on Saturday, April 18.
Bowling and pizza
Children from second to sixth grades are invited to a recreational day of fun Monday, March 30, one that includes bowling, pizza, swimming and a movie.
Jumping and pizza
West St. Paul is offering a second-to-sixth-grader recreational opportunity Tuesday, March 31.
Pancakes and fingerprints
The Inver Grove Heights Lions Club will host its annual pancake breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 29 in the cafeteria at Simley High School, 2990 80th St. E, Inver Grove Heights.
Pancakes will be hot off the griddle at the Lions Club of South St. Paul’s pancake breakfast on Palm Sunday, March 29.
The Fascinating Honeybee
The fascinating world of honeybees will be explored by award-winning beekeeper Terry McDaniel on Tuesday, April 28 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Inver Glen Library, 8098 Blaine Ave., Inver Grove Heights.
Calling young egg hunters
An egg hunt will be held Saturday, March 28 at 9:30 a.m. for children ages 3 to kindergarten at Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane in West St. Paul.
Flashlight egg hunt
Turning that sunshine-infused idea of an egg hunt on its back, youngsters in grades kindergarten through fifth will participate in a flashlight hunt for eggs at Thompson Park Activity Center Saturday, March 28 starting at 8 p.m.