WEDNESDAY/AUGUST 4

THE PARENT EDUCATION program “Vaccinations, Safety and School-Aged Children” will be offered by the Jewish Family Service of Saint Paul in an online program from 8-9:15 p.m. Experts in pediatrics, public health and mental health will discuss the issues as COVID vaccinations open up to younger children. For reservations, contact Jodi Saltzman at 651-283-1700 or jsaltzman@jfssp.org.

FRIDAY/AUGUST 6

A MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE for the benefit of the Bitty Kitty Brigade will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and tomorrow at 1151 Colette Place in Highland Park. Home decor, books, toys, kitchenware, clothing and other goods will be available. Proceeds will go to this rescue program for orphaned kittens.

THE RED CROSS will be accepting blood donations from 1-7 p.m. at Clutch Brewing in Keg and Case Market, 928 W. Seventh St. Hospitals are severely short on blood. The Red Cross needs to collect more than 1,000 additional blood donations daily to meet the demand. To make an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.

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SATURDAY/AUGUST 7

THE FARMERS’ MARKET has returned from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays through October 2 outside Saint Luke Lutheran Church, 1807 Field Ave. Fresh produce, coffee, organic beef, soap, candles and other handcrafted products will be available.

SUNDAY/AUGUST 8

THE SAINT PAUL HIKING CLUB will gather this afternoon for a five-mile hike to Pike Island. The hike will step out at 2:30 p.m. from the parking lot across the street from Buca di Beppo, 2728 Gannon Road, then proceed across the bridge to Fort Snelling State Park, around the island and back. New members are welcome. Call Sharon at 651-207-5926 or visit stpaulhike.com.

TUESDAY/AUGUST 10

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.

THE RED CROSS will be accepting blood donations from noon-6 p.m. at Lake Monster Brewing, 550 Vandalia St. Hospitals are severely short on blood. The Red Cross needs to collect more than 1,000 additional blood donations daily to meet the demand. To make an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.

FRIDAY/AUGUST 13

STRETCH YOUR FOOD BUDGET, and take advantage of Fare for All’s sale of fresh fruits and vegetables and frozen meats from 10 a.m.-noon at the West Seventh Community Center, 265 Oneida St. Available for the first time this month will be a $26 meat pack with walleye, wild rice asiago brats, ground beef, ground turkey and smoked turkey cubes.

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