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Weekend planner: Take a chance to ride 'Holiday Train'

This weekend families can take a chance to ride on the Canadian Pacific Railway's Holiday Train, see "Beauty and the Beast" at East Ridge High School or "West Side Story" at New Life Academy.

The 2010 Holiday Train committee is hosting a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20 at Applebee's in Cottage Grove to raise funds for the Canadian Pacific Railway's Holiday Train, which will stop in the city on Saturday, Dec. 11. Tickets for breakfast are $6 per person. Each ticket also gives guests a chance to ride the Holiday Train.

Area women are invited to holiday decorating workshops from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19 and 20, at Zywiec's Garden Center, Cottage Grove.

The East Ridge High School Theater in Woodbury presents Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" on the school's Loft Stage through Nov. 21. For details about tickets and show times, visit

The musical, "West Side Story," will be performed at New Life Academy in Woodbury at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19 and 20 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the school at (651) 757-4313.

The Southeast Area YMCA in Woodbury invites children, ages 1- to 10-years-old for a night of activities during Kid's Night Out, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20. For details, call the Southeast Area YMCA at (651) 731-9507.

St. Philips Lutheran Church, 15th Street and Pleasant Drive, in Hastings, is selling homemade Thanksgiving and Christmas delicacies plus lefse and other Scandinavian foods from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20.