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Weekend planner: East Ridge open house, dedication Sunday

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Weekend planner: East Ridge open house, dedication Sunday
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STAR WATCH -- Mike Lynch, a meteorologist with WCCO radio who also writes a weekly stargazing column in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, will present an outdoor astronomy program called Minnesota Starwatch at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at Big Marine Park Reserve. Participants will learn about the constellations and the stories behind them. They will also use large reflecting telescopes, including a 20-inch telescope that is among the largest in Minnesota. Stargazers may wish to bring along a lawn chair or blanket. Big Marine Park Reserve is a half mile north of the intersection of Manning Avenue (County Road 15) and County Road 4 in May Township. For details, call (651) 430-8200 or see


FIRE HOUSE GARAGE SALE -- A fire house garage sale is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27, at the St. Paul Park Fire Station, 600 Portland Ave. Firefighters will serve their famous walking tacos on Saturday and Sparky the Fire Dog will greet kids.

PAT KNOP MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT -- The second annual Pat Knop Memorial four-person scramble will take place on Saturday, Sept. 26, at River Oaks Golf Course. Check in is 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. The fee is $85 per person, which includes the golf, dinner, a hat and a silent auction. Cash prizes will be awarded the top team in three categories: open, family and co-ed.

RAPTOR RELEASE -- A raptor release will take place at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Carpenter Nature Center in Denmark Township. The free event is co-sponsored by the center and The Raptor Center of the University of Minnesota. Pets are not allowed. Freshly picked apples and raspberries will be available for sale.

CLASS OF '69 -- The Park High School Class of 1969 will meet for its 40th reunion at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Cottage Grove VFW Post 8752 Red Barn, 9260 East Point Douglas Road. Jim Gutzman's band, "High Brow & The Shades," will entertain beginning at 9 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door.

GRAND OPENING -- Century College, in White Bear Lake, will host the grand opening of its new transportation-training center at 14386 Hudson Road S., off Interstate 94 and Manning Avenue in Afton, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26. A brief program begins at 10:45 a.m. Prospective students are welcome to attend.

AFTON ART IN THE PARK -- Afton's annual two-day Art in the Park event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27 at the town square. More than 50 vendors will showcase fine art, pottery, woodwork, jewelry, sculpture and fiber. There will be live music, a classic MG Car Club show and food.


OPEN HOUSE, DEDICATION AT EAST RIDGE -- The official dedication of District 833's East Ridge High School will run from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27. The dedication ceremony, including performances by East Ridge students, is scheduled at 2 p.m. in the auditorium. Visitors are invited to tour the school on their own or in guided groups. The City of Woodbury will provide hayride tours around the entire 320-acre complex outside the Activities building entry. To reach East Ridge, go north on Radio Drive and turn right at Hargis Parkway, near the Bielenberg Activity Center.

Toni Lambert
(651) 459-3435