Weekend planner: Walk/run, dinners, breakfasts and more this weekend
South Washington County families can eat their way through the coming weekend at a variety of brat sales, spaghetti dinners or pancake breakfasts or walk/run in benefit events. Don't forget the last three performances of Wizard of Oz at Park High School, and check out spring clean up in Cottage Grove, a rummage sale at Rose of Sharon Lutheran Church or the Minnesota Teen Challenge Choir at Discovery Lutheran Church.
The Park High School Drama Department will present "The Wizard of Oz,"at 7 p.m. on April 29, 30 and May 1. A matinee performance is scheduled at 1 p.m. on May 2.
"Lights, Cameras, Action" is the theme for this year's salad luncheon hosted by Queen Esther Chapter 26 of the Eastern Stars in St. Paul Park. Everyone is invited to attend. Lunch begins at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, at the Masonic Center, located at the corner of Summit and Broadway avenues.
Jeff Maltby, a longtime former Cottage Grove resident, was diagnosed with cancer in his lungs, brain and lymphatic system in August 2007. To celebrate his courage and to help pay medical and living expenses, friends and family of Maltby are hosting a "Celebration of Courage with Jeff Maltby," beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, at the Croatian Hall, 445 Second Ave. S., in South St. Paul.
Newport Boy Scout Troop 15 is serving a spaghetti dinner and bake sale from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, at Newport Fire Hall 1, 155 20th Street. Everyone is invited to attend. Tickets are $4 in advance and $5 at the door for spaghetti and meat sauce, bread, salad and a beverage.
Rose of Sharon Lutheran Church is having a fundraising outreach rummage and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday April 30 and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday May 1.
The City of Cottage Grove and Washington County are co-sponsoring a spring cleanup and hazardous waste day from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, at the city's Public Works department, 8635 West Point Douglas Road.
Members of the Accacia Masonic Lodge in Old Cottage Grove will host their 30th annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfastfrom 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 2, at the hall located at the intersection of 70th Street and Lamar Avenue.
Longtime St. Paul Park resident Fay Springer, now living in Cottage Grove, is recuperating from extensive reconstruction surgery on his face after he was run over by a truck on Jan. 19 in Ashby, Minn. To help with medical expenses, a fundraiser is scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 2, at American Legion Post 98, 328 Broadway Ave., in St. Paul Park.