Come watch a free baseball game played by 1860s rules, including no gloves, underhand pitching and a softer ball than the modern game uses.
Members of the Denmark Township Historical Society will serve hot dogs, cookies and refreshments to help raise money for the purchase and restoration of the one-room Valley School, built in 1852.
The Denmark Demons vintage baseball team, based in Denmark Township, will face the Quicksteps, from Columbia Heights.
The game starts at 1 p.m. next Sunday, outside Denmark Town Hall, 14008 90th St. S. in Denmark Township.
An Oak Park Heights City Council member has been named chief of the all-volunteer Bayport Fire Department.
Mark Swenson took the position in early August after 23 years as a firefighter. He will direct a staff of 25 volunteers when the department is at full strength.
"This is a position I wanted ever since I got on the fire department," Swenson said last week. He replaced Mike Bell, who stepped down from the job but will remain on the force.
The Bayport department fights fires and responds to medical calls in that city and also Oak Park Heights, Baytown Township and West Lakeland Township.
Firefighters respond to more than 1,000 calls a year and have major institutions in their area such as Andersen Windows, two prisons, five senior centers and the St. Croix River.
Swenson credited his mentor, Chief Mike Richardson of the Woodbury Fire Department, for helping him learn the job.
Swenson said his first goal is to find seven more volunteers to add to the current 18. Anyone interested can contact him at 651-275-4401.
The Forest Lake Human Rights Commission plans a human trafficking workshop from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sept. 18 at City Hall, 220 Lake Street N.
The event is free and open to the public.
Guest speaker Joy Friedman, women's program manager of Breaking Free in St. Paul, will provide training and information on how to prevent and address prostitution and sex-trafficking and violence against women and girls. Friedman serves as Breaking Free's primary liaison with the St. Paul Police Vice Unit and FBI.
Lakeview Health's Community Appreciation Day is set for Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Stillwater Medical Group main campus at 1500 Curve Crest Blvd. in Stillwater.
For more information, visit www.lakeviewhealth.org/communityappreciationday.
The Fall Festival at Transfiguration Catholic Church and School of Oakdale, the largest event of the year for the parish, will be held Sept. 14-16. The event will include a 5K run and walk, concerts, carnival rides, bingo, food, a silent auction and games.
The event begins at 6 p.m. on Sept. 14 and at 3 p.m. on Sept. 15. At 11:30 a.m. Sept. 16, the event's Pork Fest begins.
The Washington County Regional Rail Authority has approved an agreement with the Metropolitan Council to use federal funds for a study of the Red Rock transitway corridor.
Commissioners decided the money will be used to prepare a study to update the 2007 analysis of the Red Rock Corridor, a proposed 30-mile transitway connecting the Twin Cities' southeastern suburbs to St. Paul and Minneapolis.
The Hardwood Creek Branch of the Washington County Library, 19955 Forest Road N., seeks volunteers to help with a used book sale Sept. 14-15, both days from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Workers are needed to help with setup and cleanup and to assist customers during the sale. To volunteer, call 651-275-7300, or sign up at Hardwood Creek Library.
Donations for the sale such as books, CDs, DVDs and books on tape will be accepted at the Hardwood Creek Library anytime the library is open. Bring donated items to the front desk. Donations should be in good condition. No textbooks or magazines will be accepted.
Members of King of Kings Lutheran Church will assemble "Mama Packs" for Feed My Starving Children on Friday and Saturday, and they are looking for help from the community.
King of Kings needs about 120 volunteers to work two-hour shifts. Packing will be done on site in Feed My Starving Children's truck in the church parking lot 1583 Radio Drive.
To register, go to www. startribune.com/a1677.
KEVIN GILES, JOY POWELL AND tim harlow