The Stillwater Harvest Fest and Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off is set for 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. next Sunday.

The pumpkin weigh-off from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday will feature some of the biggest pumpkins in Washington County. A pumpkin regatta is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, and a giant pumpkin drop is 5 p.m. Sunday.

Other events and musical entertainment are scheduled throughout the day Saturday and Sunday. Go to for more information.


'Writers on Writing' launches fall lineup

Mystery writer Erin Hart will begin the fall season of "Writers on Writing" sponsored by ArtReach St. Croix.

Hart has written a series of crime novels set in Ireland that revolve around forensics, history and folklore. "Haunted Ground," "Lake of Sorrows" and "False Mermaid" have won numerous awards.

The free event will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stillwater Public Library, located at 224 Third St. N.

Other 'Writers on Writing" events include:

• A program at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 on stories written by immigrants and refugees, at ArtReach St. Croix, 224 N. 4th St. in Stillwater.

• Children's book author Deborah Jo Larson and her editor, will discuss the publishing process at 7 p.m. Dec. 6.

For more information on these and other events, go to

Italian festival scheduled at church

A community Italian Festa di Pasta will be held at First United Methodist Church of Stillwater from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 20.

The event will feature true Italian food. The menu includes chicken tetrazzini, penne pasta with Italian sausage and spaghetti with your choice of three sauces.

Cost is $12 for adults, $5 for children 6-10, and free for ages 5 and under. For more information, call 651-439-1880 or e-mail

Fall Colors Fine Arts & Music Festival continues today

The Fall Colors Fines Arts & Music Festival continues from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. today at Lowell Park.

The free event includes 85 artists in a juried show.

Music this afternoon will feature Mick Sterling from noon-2 p.m. and Les Izmoor from 3-5 p.m.

For more information, including a detailed schedule, go to www.stillwaterfallartfair .com.


'Into the Woods' continues at Loft Stage through Saturday

The Woodbury Community Theatre is presenting "Into the Woods," a fairy-tale themed musical about the experiences of familiar fabled characters as they pursue their wishes.

Remaining performances are at 3 p.m. today and at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Loft Stage of East Ridge High School, 4200 Pioneer Drive in Woodbury.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 students. They can be reserved at or by calling 651-730-4627.