A WEEKLY COMPLINE service will resume at 7 p.m. today and Thursday, October 20, at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, 60 N. Kent St. The contemplative gathering is in the tradition of the earliest practices of monastic communities. Masks are required.


THE MENDOTA HEIGHTS Fire Department will hold an open house from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Fire Station at 2121 Dodd Road. Tour the fire station. Get up close to its emergency vehicles. Learn how to prevent fires and other hazards through interactive games and activities. Traverse the junior firefighter challenge course, and play fire safety bingo and Snuffer’s Grand Prize.


“EIGHT BIG QUESTIONS About Catholicism” are being addressed in hour-long programs beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, today through December 6, in the Community Room on the lower level of the Church of Saint Mark, Dayton Avenue and Moore Street. The programs are for anyone curious about, skeptical of, or intrigued by the Catholic faith. For more information, visit


HOUSES OF WORSHIP in the Twin Cities between 1849 and 1924 will be addressed by Dr. Marilyn J. Chiat and Dr. Jeanne Halgren Kilde at noon in Multipurpose Room C on the lower level of the Iversen Center for Faith at the University of Saint Thomas. Entitled “Remembering and Restoring the Past to Ensure the Future,” the free program draws on Chiat’s and Kilde’s data on over 250 congregations that developed in nine neighborhoods along the Mississippi River.

DOROTHY DAY CLIENTS will join the zAmya Theater Project in a creative dialogue about homelessness beginning at 6 p.m. in the atrium of the Ordway. The free program is the first in a series of conversations and other events exploring the intersection of the performing arts with cultures, professions and organizations. Light refreshments will be served. Visit


ACT TWO, a discussion group for men who are planning their life after retirement, will hold its first meeting from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Jewish Family Service, 1633 W. Seventh St. The group is facilitated by Stan Lapidos, who retired two years ago after a 45-year career in the field of aging and health care. For reservations, contact Anne Myers at or 651-359-7775.


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