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Weekend planner: Benefits, Easter events this weekend

The Park High School All-night party committee will hold a meat raffle on Friday at the Cloverleaf Bar & Grill in Newport.

Watch how a naturalist at Carpenter Nature Center in Denmark Township bands and releases songbirds Friday.

"The 7 Last Words of Christ," a performance written and produced by the Youth in Liturgy team at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, will be presented Friday at the St. Paul Park church.

The New Life Church of Woodbury will present "Crown Him," an Easter musical drama of God's redeeming love, Friday and Saturday.

The Rev. Charlie McElveen, chaplain director at the Union Gospel Mission in Minneapolis will be one of the featured speakers at a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at the Sonrise Ministering Center in Cottage Grove.

The Cottage Grove girls 12UB traveling softball team is hosting an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner fundraiser.

Kids can meet the Easter Bunny from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, at Valley Creek Mall, 1750 Weir Dr. in Woodbury.

School District 833 Community Education's "Gentle Saturday," will take place on March 27.

The Roe Family Singers, a local family folk band led by husband and wife, Quillan and Kim Roe, will entertain free beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, at the Park Grove Branch Library in Cottage Grove.

Parents and their children may hop over to Cub Foods in Cottage Grove from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 27 for a "meet and greet" with the Easter Bunny and take part in other activities.

The men's fellowship at Zion Lutheran Church will host an all-you-can-eat French toast breakfast from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Palm Sunday.

Families are invited to have breakfast with the Cottage Grove Lions Club Easter Bunny from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 28.