The Church of St. Timothy, 707 89th Ave. NE, in Blaine is hosting its annual community carnival Sept. 6-8.
Carnival rides and a silent auction will be open throughout the three-day event.
From 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 7 and 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 8 will be a chicken dinner with all the trimmings. The cost for adults is $9 and $5 for children ages five to 12. Kids younger than five years old eat for free.
The festivities begin next Friday evening from 5 to 10:30 p.m. with the Monarch Variety Band.
Saturday, Sept. 7 will be the busiest day with the carnival officially open from noon to 10:30 p.m. There will be a wristband special on carnival rides from 1-4 p.m.
The Mother Earth rock band will perform from 1-5 p.m. A Zumba session is 2:30-3:30 p.m.
A K9 police dog demonstration by the Blaine Police Department is at 3 p.m. A fire truck and safety house from the Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department is from 1-4 p.m.
The best tasting chili contest is from 2-5 p.m.
The Inside Out Variety Band wraps up the day with a concert starting at 6 p.m.
The last day of the carnival Sunday, Sept. 8 is from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will once again be a wristband special on carnival rides from 1-4 p.m.
The fire department will be returning with a fire truck and its Sparky the dog mascot from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The St. Tim’s Concertina Stars will be performing from 1:30-4 p.m.
A raffle drawing and cash prizes give-away will happen 4:30 p.m.
Eric Hagen is at firstname.lastname@example.org