West metro town briefs: Brase, others to speak to Republican seniors on Sept. 2

  • Updated: August 26, 2014 - 3:00 PM

BLOOMINGTON

Brase to speak to Republican seniors

Twila Brase, president and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, will be the featured speaker at the Republican Seniors of Minnesota luncheon meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Also appearing will be Janet Beihoffer, who represents Minnesota on the Republican National Committee, as well as several political candidates.

The Republican Seniors of Minnesota meet on the first Tuesday of each month, starting at 10 a.m., at Poor Richard’s Commonhouse, 8301 Normandale Blvd.

Eden Prairie

Police collecting unused medications

To try to combat the spread of prescription-painkiller and heroin abuse, the Eden Prairie Police Department is offering free medication disposal bags for residents to dispose of unused medications.

The new program, sponsored by the Eden Prairie Crime Prevention Fund, will have medication disposal bags available for pickup from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the police department, 8080 Mitchell Road.

The program was started because of the dramatic increase in heroin use in the Twin Cities over the past few years.

People who become heroin addicts often start by taking prescribed painkillers.

For more information, go to edenprairie.org.

GOLDEN VALLEY

Church to hold block party on Sept. 14

Golden Valley Lutheran Church will hold its third annual block party from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14.

The free event is the church’s way of reaching out to local residents and the greater community with an afternoon of food, games, music, fellowship and fun.

Activities and prizes for all ages will include inflatables, carnival games, music, crafts, face painting, treat walk, three-legged races, American Bible Challenge games, bingo and free food and beverages.

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