Area briefs for 10-9-13

Lutefisk Dinner
Join Trinity Lutheran Church for the 28th annual lutefisk dinner celebration on Nov. 7. The evening dishes feature Lutefisk, meatballs, coleslaw, dilled carrots, mashed potatoes, gravy, cream sauce and plenty of butter, plus homemade pie. Seatings for the event are 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Tickets cost $18 for adults and children in grades 1-6 cost $5, while preschoolers get in free. Those purchasing tickets must use cash or check only and proceeds from the meal go to Trinity’s hunger missions. For more information call 651-439-7400.
McCollum’s office remains open despite shutdown
Congresswoman Betty McCollum, who represents Minnesota’s 4th District, announced Monday that her staff will continue to hold monthly constituent service hours at the Stillwater and Woodbury city halls, despite the feeral government shutdown. Congresswoman McCollum’s St. Paul office also remains open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
“As a member of Congress, I have a Consitutional responsibility to make sure the needs of my constituents are heard,” McCollum said in a written statement.
Congresswoman McCollum has monthly consituent service office hours 9-11 a.m. on the second Tuesday each month at Stillwater City Hall and the third Tuesday each month at Woodbury City Hall.
Learn how ‘ObamaCare’ affects your business
Lakeview Health and the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce present “Health Care Reform and your Business 101.”
The three-part series examines the changing landscape of employee health care and what employers need to know to successfully navigate the changes due to the Affordable Care Act.
Session one is 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Mallards on the St. Croix, 101, 5th Ave. N., Bayport. The session costs $15, and preregistration is required.
To register, go to, keyword “health.”
Investigating the paranormal
The Johnsdale Paranormal Group will give a presentation on paranormal investigations at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.
Hosted by the Washington County Historical Society, the event will be at the Warden’s House Museum, 602 N. Main Street, Stillwater.
During the last two years, the Johnsdale Paranormal Group has been investigating well-known places alleged to be haunted, such as the Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Kentucky, First Avenue in Minneapolis and the Warden’s House itself.
Justin Miner, the group’s founder, will share the evidence they’ve found and explain what goes into a “ghost hunt.”
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Sean Pallas at [email protected] or 651-439-5956.