An ice cream social will be hosted by the Fairmount Avenue United Methodist Women from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on the lawn of the church, 1523 Fairmount Ave. The public is invited. They will be serving ice cream cones for $2 and plates of pie and ice cream for $5.


Take part in a small mammal survey from 8-10 a.m. in Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary. Saint Paul Parks and Recreation staff and University of Minnesota researchers will lead this study of the habits of urban wildlife. The free program is open to anyone age 8 and older. Pre-registration is required. Call Mary at 651-248-6500.

The farmers’ market has returned from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday outside Saint Luke Lutheran Church, 1807 Field Ave. Fresh produce, coffee beans, organic beef, soaps, candles and other handcrafted products will be available.


Fresh produce will be distributed free of charge by the Fabulous Friends Club from noon-1:30 p.m. today and the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at the corner of Saint Paul Avenue and Davern Street. The public is asked to bring their own bags.

Women’s Drum Center, 2242 University Ave., will offer a class in hand drumming for beginners from 5-6 p.m. Use djembes to explore pulse and rhythm and learn the foundations for African music. The cost is $10. Drums are provided. To register, email


The Saint Paul Farmers’ Market at Fifth and Wall streets will celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. with live music, a cooking demonstration, children’s activities, games and contests including zucchini car racing, free giveaways and prize drawings.


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