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Silent auction and picnic fundraiser in Maplewood

A fundraising effort on behalf of the Maplewood Nature Center, sponsored by "Friends of Maplewood Nature," will be held Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A free picnic lunch and a silent auction provided by Friends will be served at the Prairie Farm Neighborhood Preserve at the Bruentrup Farm, 2170 E. County Road D.

Activities will also include a certified arborist talking about how to protect trees from winter damage and a farm tour.

Interested persons are asked to register at Maplewood Nature Center by sending in a $15 minimum donation to the Friends Group.

For more information, call (651) 249-2170.