THE MJM HALLOWEEN BASH will be presented by Saint Paul’s Parks and Recreation Department from 6-8 p.m. at the Merriam Park Community Center, 2000 Saint Anthony Ave. Among the highlights will be a petting zoo, jump castle, haunted house, costume contest and treats. Visit stpaul.gov/halloween.
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.
TRICK-OR-TREAT IN HIGHLAND and take part in a scavenger hunt at the same time. The event will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Start at Langford & Karls Chiropractic at 730 S. Cleveland Ave. and end up at the Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy. Visit highlandba.com.
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. The cost is $7, $6 for children age 5 and under. For the required reservations, call 651-452-1596 or visit dakotahistory.org.
TRAVEL BACK to the 1980s at Landmark Center’s ninth annual Once Upon a Time Gala. The fundraiser will open at 5:30 p.m. with a reception featuring characters from that decade. The ’80s theme will also pervade that evening’s entertainment and dinner provided by the Saint Paul Hotel. An auction will also be featured. Lovers of the Landmark may join in the benefit virtually or in-person. Period costumes are encouraged. For reservations, call 651-292-4375 or email email@example.com.
A HOLIDAY FAIR TRADE MARKET with handcrafted jewelry and home decor and wild rice, jams, chocolate, coffee and other gifts and food items from around the world will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, November 7, at New Life Presbyterian Church, 965 Larpenteur Ave. in Roseville.
F. SCOTT FITZGERALD in Minnesota author Dave Page will discuss the Jazz Age novelist and his early associations with the Nushka Club and the Saint Paul Winter Carnival at 2 p.m. at the Griggs mansion, 476 Summit Ave. The talk will also touch on the Civil War, real estate scandals and ghosts. The cost is $25. Wine and snacks will be provided. For reservations, visit carolynkleinberger.com.
HAND DRUMMING will be taught to beginners from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Women’s Drum Center, 2242 University Ave. Pulse and rhythm will be explored on the African djembe. The cost is $10. Drums are provided. Masks are required. Call 651-206-7617 or visit womensdrumcenter.org.
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