A CO-ED DRUM CIRCLE will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Women’s Drum Center, 2242 University Ave. Anybody 16 or older is invited to explore percussion, rhythm and freedom of expression through games, songs and improvisation. The cost is $10. Drums are provided. To register, visit


THE FARMERS’ MARKET has returned from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday 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.
ICE CREAM, PEANUT BUTTER AND JAM, the Union Park District Council’s eighth annual neighborhood festival, will return from noon-4 p.m. at the Merriam Park Community Center, 2000 Saint Anthony Ave. (Rain date is September 19). Live music and ice cream will be featured. Admission is free, but bring a jar of peanut butter for the food shelf. Masks are encouraged for all who are not vaccinated.


FRESH FRUIT, VEGETABLES AND FLOWERS will be sold by the Hmong farmers of Holy Apostles parish from 8 a.m.-noon today and Sunday, September 26, in the parking lot of Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, Portland Avenue and Kent Street.
TWIN CITIES VEG FEST, eight hours of music, theater, exhibits, cooking demos and vegetarian food, will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Harriet Island. Sponsored by Compassionate Action for Animals, the fest will feature more than 70 vendors dedicated to planet-friendly lifestyles. Taking the stage will be rapper Sterling Davis; Lauren Plunkett, who will discuss the benefits of a plant-based diet; and beat boxer Carnage the Executioner. For information, free tickets or special deals, visit


THE LEXINGTON-HAMLINE Crime and Safety Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. on the lower level of Yellowbird Coffee Bar, 1168 Selby Ave. Local residents are welcome to join in the discussion of recent trends and crime prevention.
A FREE WALKING TOUR of Como Lake, delving into its history and ecosystem, will be offered by the Capitol Region Watershed District from 6-7:30 p.m. Leaders Britta Belden and Bob Fossum will also provide an overview of the projects aimed at improving the lake’s water. The program is free, but reservations are required. Visit


MIDDLE EASTERN DRUMMING will be taught by Tim O’Keefe on six Wednesday evenings beginning today at the Women’s Drum Center, 2242 University Ave. The
co-ed class covers traditional rhythms from the eastern Mediterranean and polyrhythms from the Persian Gulf region performed on darabuka, dahola, riqq, tabl baladi and frame drums of various sizes. The cost is $125. To register, visit


AFTER A ONE-YEAR HIATUS, the Fabulous Saint Mark’s Rummage Sale returns from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and tomorrow and from 9 a.m.-noon on Sunday in Carolyn Hall at the Church of Saint Mark, Dayton Avenue and Moore Street. Bargains are promised on gently used household goods, furniture, sporting goods, books, CDs, gifts, paintings, and clothing and accessories for men, women and children. Face masks are required for all who enter the building.
IMMANUEL LUTHERAN will hold its annual flea market from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. tomorrow in the parking lot of the church, 104 S. Snelling Ave. (Rain dates are October 1-2.) Visit
Ice Cream, Peanut Butter & Jam
Sean Yung bounced above Sara McLoone and son Junius during the Union Park District Council's 2018 Ice Cream, Peanut Butter & Jam. After a one-year hiatus, the festival will return to Merriam Park from noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, September 18. Photo by Brad Stauffer


THE SIXTH ANNUAL SELBY STROLL will step out from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Selby Avenue between Fairview Avenue and Saratoga Street and on Snelling Avenue between Hague and Dayton avenues. Members of the Snelling-Selby Area Business Association will welcome one and all with special bargains, gifts, live music, refreshments and fun.
A FIVE-KILOMETER WALK to raise awareness about mental illness will step out at 1 p.m. from Minnehaha Park in South Minneapolis. Sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Ilness, the walk will be followed by a picnic with food trucks, speakers, informational booths,
a T-shirt contest and more. Visit or call 651-645-2948.


AN ICE CREAM SOCIAL will be served from 3-4:30 p.m. on the front lawn of Holy Childhood Catholic Church, 1435 Midway Pkwy. In case of rain, the social will be moved inside the church, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.


FRESH PRODUCE will be distributed free of charge by the Fabulous Friends Club from noon-1:30 p.m. today at the corner of Saint Paul Avenue and Davern Street. Folks are asked to bring their own bags.
THE SAINT PAUL HIKING CLUB will gather for a three-mile hike beginning at 7 p.m. in the parking lot of the Lilydale Boat Launch, 1684 Lilydale Road. New members are welcome. Call Sharon at 651-207-5926.


SAMPLE A VARIETY of beers and wines at Oktoberfest from 6-9 p.m. at Holy Childhood Catholic Church, 1435 Midway Pkwy. The beverages are free with an admission ticket of $10. Refreshments may also be purchased from food trucks.


THE UNIVERSITY OF SAINT THOMAS’ men’s hockey team will hold its 2021-22 home opener at 5 p.m. at the Xcel Energy Center. The nonconference contest will be against NCAA powerhouse Saint Cloud State. The Tommies inaugurate their Division I era on October 2 with a game against the Huskies in Saint Cloud. Tickets are available at


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