Textile artist and teacher Wendy J. Johnson will present her book, “Yarn Works: How to Spin, Dye and Knit Your Own Yarn,”at a program from 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Dakota County Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan.

Attendees will learn the history and science behind fiber art and how to craft their own yarn. Johnson will sell and sign her book.

For more information, call 651-450-2900.

A painting with history

Prints of the “Old Eagan Town Hall,” painted by local artist Larry Landis to honor the 100th year of Eagan’s 1914 Town Hall are still available to the public.

Landis donated the original painting to the Eagan Historical Society. Two-hundred numbered prints on canvas were made to be sold to the public at $120 each. Paper prints are available for $35.

Proceeds benefit the work of the Historical Society. The prints are available at the administration/finance counter at Eagan City Hall, 3830 Pilot Knob Road. For more information, call 651-675-5038.


Lincoln re-enactors visit LeDuc

Re-enactors Max and Donna Daniels will visit the LeDuc Historic Estate as Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 22.

The Daniels have an extensive background in community theater and have been portraying the Lincolns since 1983. They are past vice presidents of the National Association of Lincoln Presenters and have won numerous awards for their portrayals.

The Daniels have written their own original script and are popular attractions at Civil War re-enactments. They make more than 200 appearances each year for schools, libraries and other organizations.

The event costs $20 per person. Refreshments will be served. The LeDuc Estate is at 1629 Vermillion St., Hastings. For reservations, call 651-437-7055.


‘The Last (Potluck) Supper’

The Church Basement Ladies will present two performances of “The Last (Potluck) Supper” at 2 and 7 p.m. Thursday at the Ames Center in Burnsville, 12600 Nicollet Av.

The play takes place in 1979, the day of the church’s centennial celebration. Past parishioners have gathered to share hot dish, bars and stories from the last 100 years. As the women work in the kitchen, shared memories burst into life through a series of flashbacks. Travel back to 1897 and meet Vivian’s grandmother, one of the founding members of the church; see Karin as a newlywed, cautiously navigating her way through the politics of the kitchen; and be there in 1944 when Mavis first barreled her way through the swinging door. Meanwhile, the celebration continues on the lawn in bittersweet fashion.

Reserved ticket prices at $30 and $40. They can be purchased through Ticketmaster or at the Ames Center Box Office. For more information, call 952-895-4680.

Pat Pheifer