Kowalski’s, Allina host lifestyle sessions

OAK PARK HEIGHTS — Kowalski’s Markets and Allina Health co-host a series of in-store events offering heart-healthy lifestyle and diet tips in February.
Allina Health cardiologist Dr. Courtney Baechler, Penny George of the Institute for Health and Healing and Susan Moores, RD, Kowalski’s nutritionist present what’s new in heart health, what people can do to keep their heart healthy, questions to ask your doctor and more. Those attending can also sample delicious food with heart health benefits.
The Oak Park Heights Kowalski’s hosts the program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 12. Other programs are 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Woodbury Kowalski’s and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Eagan Kowalski’s.
Cost is $10. Persons can visit http://kowalskismarkets.com/index.php?option=com_dtregister&itemid=65 to register online.

Bridge marathon results

The Lakeview Foundation bridge marathon fundraiser finished play for the period ending today. Leaders in their respective groups and their points are:

Daytime Group A, fifth round
Carolyn Les and Mary Meineke, 16,010
Angie Orff and Barb Dahlke, 13,510
Sharon Parnell and Mary Jo Teed, 11,310
Marie Delahunt and Marie Olson, 11,300

Daytime Group B, third round
Shirley Theissen and Gayle Lobitz, 9,610
Mariam Calkins and Gretchen Turnblad, 8,260
Elvera Romness and Connie deCler, 7,450
Molly Anderson and Nordis Schrankler, 6,260

Evening Group I, fourth round
Lynn and Tom Foster, 12,370
Mariam and John Calkins, 11,100
Kathy and Larry Panciera, 8,900

Evening Group II, fifth round
Mary Meinecke and Carolyn Les, 15,530
Andie Orff and Sandy Brown, 14,750
Diane Hawkins and Sidney Murphy, 13,340

The bridge marathon is in its 50th year of raising funds for the Lakeview Foundation scholarship program. Call 651-439-4162 for information about the marathon.

Boating safety courses set

HUDSON, Wis. —The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Hudson flotilla offers a series of eight-hour boating safety courses in April, May and June, flotilla officials announced.
The courses are held from 6-8 p.m. Fridays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays April 12-13, May 3-4 and June 7-8. Completion of the course satisfies Minnesota and Wisconsin boat and personal watercraft operator requirements.
The flotilla also offers a seven-week boating skills and seamanship course from 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays starting March 4. The class features advanced studies on close quarter boat maneuvering, GPS, radar and AIS.
All courses are taught at the St. Croix Marina at 16 First St. in Hudson. Call 612-354-2025 or email [email protected] for information.

Pastoral care academy forming

The first meeting of the St. Croix Valley Pastoral Care Academy is 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Hulings Conference Room at Lakeview Hospital.
The academy is an opportunity for continued learning for lay people engaged in pastoral care ministries in their own congregation as befrienders, parish nurses, deacons or healing teams.
Chaplain Bob Furniss of the St. Croix Chaplaincy and Lakeview Hospital coordinates the monthly interactive sessions on topics of interest for persons in pastoral care ministries. Each session features a guest speaker with expertise in a particular aspect of pastoral care. The meetings are free and no reservation is needed.

Complied by Erik Sandin — [email protected]