WEDNESDAY/OCTOBER 13

BURGLARY PREVENTION is the subject of an open house scheduled from 6-8 p.m. at the Saint Paul Police Department’s Western District Station, 389 N. Hamline Ave. The session will cover lighting, landscaping, fencing, cameras, security systems and other improvements to make homes safer. For information, call Patty Lammers at 651-266-5455.

THURSDAY/OCTOBER 14

MEMORIAL BLOOD CENTERS will be accepting blood donations from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy. To make an appointment to donate, visit mbc.org.

FRIDAY/OCTOBER 15

MEMORIAL BLOOD CENTERS will be accepting blood donations from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Edgcumbe Recreation Center, 320 S. Griggs St. To make an appointment to donate, visit mbc.org.

MONDAY/OCTOBER 18

A HIGHLAND BRIDGE project update will be offered by master developer Ryan Companies at 6 p.m. The virtual presen­tation will be followed at 7 p.m. by a 30-minute question-and-answer session. Participants are asked to submit questions in advance by emailing jennifer.seidel@ryancompanies.com. To register for the link, visit tinyurl.com/rb3az7wz.

SUNDAY/OCTOBER 24

AFGHANISTAN, GENOCIDE and the International Criminal Court will be addressed in a virtual program from 1-2:30 p.m. The cost is $10, $5 for students. For information and to register, visit worldwithoutgenocide.org/afghanistan.

THURSDAY/OCTOBER 28

FRENCH-CANADIAN FAMILY connections will be discussed by genealogy expert Paula Stuart-Warren in a virtual program from 7-8:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Dakota County Historical Society, the genealogy presentation is free, though donations are welcome. To register, visit dakotahistory.org/events.

SATURDAY/OCTOBER 30

THE HISTORY OF THE FUR TRADE and the area the Dakota people called Bdote will be featured in a Dakota County Historical Society tour beginning at noon at the Sibley House Historic Site, 1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy. in Mendota. The cost is $7, $6 for children age 5 and under. For the required reservations, visit dakotahistory.org or call 651-452-1596.

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