HELP RID THE RIVER GORGE of garlic mustard from 9-11 a.m. today. Friends of the Mississippi River will be uprooting the invasive species on the sand flats off West River Parkway in Minneapolis. Tools and training will be provided. To register, visit For more information, call 651-222-2193 ext. 27.

A PLANT SALE will be conducted by the Garden Club of Ramsey County from 9 a.m.-noon at Saint Luke Lutheran Church, 1807 Field Ave. Many varieties of tomato plants will be available along with perennials, annuals, house plants, shrubs, curly willow and red twig dogwood branches, container planters, seed kits and gently used tools, pots and other gardening supplies. Visitors can hire club members as garden helpers by the hour. Visit


A CHICKEN BARBECUE DINNER will be served from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Saint Peter Claver Church, 369 N. Oxford St. Come out and support the church, enjoy great food and take a chance at winning amazing prizes. Meal tickets are $15. Call 651-646-1797 or visit

THE SAINT PAUL HIKING CLUB will gather for a five-mile hike beginning at 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of Minnehaha Parkway and 35th Street in South Minneapolis. The hike will follow Minnehaha Creek to Lake Nokomis and Lake Hiawatha along paved trails. New members are welcome. Call Sharon at 651-207-5926.


THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS’ Learn with the League program will introduce local residents to new Ramsey County Commissioner Rena Moran and new Metropolitan Council member Toni Carter in a virtual program from 7-8 p.m. To register for the Zoom link, visit


SAINT THOMAS ACADEMY will host the Wall That Heals throughout Memorial Day weekend. The three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and its mobile education center will be open to the public free of charge 24 hours a day from 2 p.m. on May 26 until 2 p.m. on May 29. The wall bears the names of the 58,281 American soldiers who died in the fighting during the Vietnam War. However, the display honors the more than 3 million Americans who served during that conflict.


DECORATION DAY, an early version of what is now Memorial Day, will be celebrated from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday through Monday, May 27-29, at Historic Fort Snelling. A flag ceremony will open the festivities on Saturday morning. On Monday, staff will be dressed in 1890s military dress and present speeches on the sacrifices made in past wars. Admission is $8-$12. Call 612-726-1171.

PROTECT THE NATIVE PLANTS of Crosby Farm Park by volunteering to pull garlic mustard. The Friends of the Mississippi River will be uprooting the invasive species from 9-11 a.m. today. Tools and training will be provided to volunteers. To register, visit For more information, call 651-222-2193 ext. 27.


CATHOLIC CEMETERIES will commemorate Memorial Day with four outdoor Masses beginning at 10 a.m. at Resurrection, 2101 S. Lexington Ave., Mendota Heights; Calvary, 753 Front Ave.; Saint Mary’s, 4403 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis; and Gethsemane, 8151 42nd Ave. N., New Hope. Visit



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