CRANKSGIVING NOV. 18
Cranksgiving is a food drive where folks ride bicycles from store to store and purchase items to donate to a local food program. Participants on Saturday, Nov. 18 can choose to race, alley-cat style, with prizes for the fastest riders, or choose the more laid back tour with riders going to however many stops they like to buy items to donate. Riders depart at 1 p.m. All items donated will benefit the local food outreach programs at Zion Lutheran Church, 1697 Lafond Avenue. More at mmrbstore.com or call 651-641-1037.
POETRY AND PROSE NOV. 29
Cracked Walnut, a chapter of the League of Minnesota Poets, will present a Poetry and Prose Reading program on Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 6-7:45 p.m. at the Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Ave. Mary Moore Easter, Janna Kittel and other local writers and poets will kick off the inaugural event of the Fifth Wednesday Reading Series by reading from their works. For more, visit www.crackedwalnut.com