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VFW to host benefit garage sale for new spinal injury clinic

The Vasatka Goers VFW Post 6690 is hosting a benefit garage sale for the new clinic on spinal injury at the Minneapolis Veterans' Hospital, scheduled to open this summer.

The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 29-30; and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 31. The post is located at 1323 Sibley Memorial Highway, Mendota.

Learning Circle to focus on Switzerland

Join the Ramsey/ Washington County Extension Service in April to study the history, geography, and customs of Switzerland. Favorite food items from Swiss recipe books will be sampled at training sessions -- 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 7 to 8:30 p.m. -- Thursday, April 12, at the Ramsey County Extension Office, 2020 White Bear Avenue, Maplewood.

If you are not a member of the Ramsey/Washington County Extension Learning Circles, call (651) 633-2228 before April 6 to register for a session. A donation will be requested to cover cost of food and educational materials.

Members of the Groovy Grovers Learning Circle, Cottage Grove will meet Tuesday, April 17, and the cultural lesson will be repeated.

For details, call Paddy at (651) 459-3167 or Joanne at (651) 731-1012.

Widows, widowers

The Widows or Widowers (WOW) social group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the North Presbyterian Church, Charles Street and Highway 36, North St. Paul. Newcomers are welcome to attend. Activities will include a brief business meeting and entertainment. For details, call Peg at (651) 777-9239 or Hank at (651) 771-6718.

Cottage Grove Lions

The Cottage Grove Lions Club meets twice a month. For details, call Gary Gottfried at (651) 214-4107 or John Tschida at (651) 437-3324.