Area briefs for 10-11-13

Carve pumpkins at Lift Bridge Brewing Co.

Lift Bridge Brewing Co. will host “The Big Carve” 5-9 p.m. Wednesaday, Oct. 23.

Guests of all ages are welcome to choose from a wagon full of Bergmann Farms pumpkins to carve and enjoy music from the Roe Family Singers. Culver’s will serve food and frozen custard, and the brewery will offer fresh craft beer and root beer for the whole family.

The cost is $5 and includes a pumpkin and a carving kit. The brewery is at 1900 Tower Drive, Stillwater.

Rummage sale supports high school music department

The Stillwater Area High School music department will host its annual “SUPER Rummage Sale” 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 12.

Last year, two of the high school’s gyms were filled to capacity with clothing, books, linens, kitchen wares, sporting goods, toys and more. Organizers expect even more vintage items this year.

Anyone with quality, clean, gently used items may donate them to the Stillwater High School gym 1-7 p.m. today. The school is at , 5701 Stillwater Blvd N., Stillwater. Signs will guide visitors to the gym drop-off location. Music department student volunteers will unload curbside and provide a receipt so donor’s need not leave their vehicles.

The music department cannot able to accept donations of the following: large furniture, electronics, televisions, large appliances, large exercise equipment, undergarments, bathing suits, helmets, cribs, car seats and highchairs.

The SUPER Rummage Sale is open to the public with an entrance fee of $3.00 for adults. Entrance is free for children under 18.

Budget cuts are the primary reason Stillwater’s music program needs to raise funds. The proceeds are divided equally among the three areas of the music department. The choir’s money is used every year as an operating budget, primarily for purchasing new sheet music. In past years the band and orchestra’s portions have gone towards funding tours and purchasing instruments.

Those who wish to donate without attending the event can do so at Click on the “Donate – Get Involved” tab and  direct money to the SAHS Music Rummage Sale. Donors may also send checks to The Partnership Plan, P.O. Box 582, Stillwater, MN 55082. Indicate “Music Rummage Sale” in the memo line.

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Wildwood library seeks donations, volunteers

Wildwood Branch of Washington County Library will host a book sale during regular library hours Thursday, Nov. 7, through Saturday, Nov. 9.

Hardcover books at $2.00 and paperback books at $1.00 each.

Donations such as books, CDs and DVDs will be accepted at Wildwood Library prior to the sale. Donated items should be in good condition. Textbooks and magazines are not accepted. Gently used children’s materials are especially appreciated. Funds raised from the sale benefit libraries in Washington County.

The library needs volunteers to help with setup and cleanup and to assist customers during the sale. Sign up at Wildwood Library’s Info Desk, or call the Library at 651-426-2042.

The library is at 763 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi.

St. Croix Review annual dinner

The St. Croix Review, a bimonthly publication of the nonprofit Religion and Society, Inc., will host its annual dinner at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, a the Lowell Inn, 102 2nd St. N., Stillwater. A wine reception begins at 6 p.m.

Dinner costs $35. Registration is requested by Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Mark Hendrickson, an adjunct professor of economics at Grove City College in Pennsylvania, will speak at the event. Hendrickson writes for the Review, as well as Forbes Magazine and FrontPage magazine and has written several books. He seeks to make economics easy to understand and also writes about his love of sports, American culture, American history and his family

The Review is in its 46th year of publication.

For information, go to or call 651-439-7190.

Lakeland teen competes for Miss Jr. Teen title 

Mya Horning, of Lakeland, was recently selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Jr. Teen Minneapolis/St. Paul pageant competition that will take place Sunday, Oct. 20. Mya was selected after submitting an application and taking part in an interview.

The competition has four divisions, which include young ladies age 7 to 19. Competition includes modeling routines with casual and formal wear. Contestants must also display their personalities and interviewing skills. Personality is the primary aspect judged in all phases of the competition.

The winner of the contest will represent the Twin Cities area at a national competition in Orlando.

Community businesses and organizations, as well as private individuals will sponsor Mya to provide training, rehearsals and financial support. Anyone interested in sponsoring Mya can call 1-877-403-6678.

Compiled by Jonathan Young – [email protected]