THE RELENTLESS BUSINESS OF TREATIES: How Indigenous Land Became U.S. Property author Martin Case will discuss the various treaties between the U.S. and indigenous nations and the family, business, political and social interests that drove U.S. expansion in a free virtual program from 6-7 p.m. Visit dakotahistory.org/events.
HELP PULL INVASIVE garlic mustard and aid in the restoration of native plants at Crosby Farm Park in Highland Park. Friends of the Mississippi River will lead the effort from 9-11 a.m. To volunteer and receive directions, contact Sophie Downey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-222-2193 ext. 27.
GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL to tons of big rigs at the Touch a Truck event from 10 a.m.-noon at Mendakota Park, Dodd Road and Mendakota Drive in Mendota Heights. Municipal fire trucks, police squad cars, mowers, snow plows and more will be available for touring. Children’s games, photo ops and refreshments will be part of the fun. In case of rain, the event will be held on May 15.
CONGREGATION OR EMET will hold a Tribute to Trees from 10 a.m.-noon at the Talmud Torah, 768 S. Hamline Ave. The interactive program will cover the role of trees in addressing climate change, the importance of native trees and how some trees support each other through their root systems. To register, visit oremet.org.
HIGHLAND FRIENDSHIP CLUB will mark its 20th anniversary from 5-7 p.m. at Summit Brewing, 910 Montreal Circle. The public is invited to celebrate all that the club has done to help teens and adults with disabilities learn, make friends and connect with the community. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. A cash bar and food trucks will be available.
A PLANT SALE sponsored by the Association for Nonsmokers – Minnesota will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Saturday, May 21, at 1647 Laurel Ave. Heirloom and hybrid tomatoes, peppers, herbs, and annuals and perennials for sun and shade will be available. For information, call 651-646-3005 or visit ansrmn.org.
HELP PULL INVASIVE garlic mustard and aid in the restoration of native plants on the Mississippi River Gorge sand flats in South Minneapolis. Friends of the Mississippi River will lead the effort from 9-11 a.m. To volunteer and receive directions, contact Sophie Downey at email@example.com or 651-222-2193 ext. 27.
RAMSEY COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS will hold their annual plant sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Childhood, 1435 Midway Pkwy. Native plants, a large selection of tomatoes and other vegetables, herbs, annuals, perennials and house plants will be available.
THE SAINT PAUL HIKING CLUB will gather at 2:30 p.m. for a five-mile hike beginning at Minnehaha Parkway and 35th Avenue in South Minneapolis. The club will hike along Minnehaha Creek and around Hiawatha Golf Course and lake. New members are welcome. Call 651-207-5926 or visit stpaulhike.com.
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