Anoka County engineers and planners will be on hand to answer questions, provide information and hear comments about the 2014 reconstruction project on University Avenue, running from Northdale Boulevard to Main Street. The open house will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at Blaine City Hall, 10801 Town Square Drive NE.
Residents can get discounted tickets to see the Minnesota Lynx WNBA team -- including Olympians Seimone Augustus, Lindsay Whalen and Maya Moore -- battle the Washington Mystics at 7 p.m. Friday at Target Center in Minneapolis.
Using the special offer code "Coon Rapids," $30 tickets are $20; $20 tickets are $15, and $10 tickets are $8. Tickets are available for purchase now at www.startribune.com/a1581.
Residents will have an opportunity to ask questions about the city's water supply system, its superfund sites, the testing of Fridley's water, the cost of additional treatment alternatives, and observations by the senior epidemiologist from the Minnesota Department of Health. The event is 5-8 p.m. next Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the Fridley Community Center Gymnasium.
The student advocacy group College Possible is looking for 120 college-educated "Idealistic Mentors" to advise students from 12th grade through college graduation.
Students are paired with mentors based on education and career interests. The duos exchange weekly e-mails and meet at monthly events.
Applicants must be 21 or older, have a college diploma, and have lived or worked in the Twin Cities area for at least the past year. Training is provided.
Admission Possible runs the mentor program at Highland Park High School in St. Paul, Columbia Heights High School and Coon Rapids High School. For more information, visit www.collegepossible.org/ IdealisticMentors.School-supply donations due Friday
The Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP) is gathering school supplies for needy kids in northwestern Hennepin and Anoka counties. CEAP's Back to School program will give supplies to parents of students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
Donations need to be dropped off by Friday at CEAP offices in Brooklyn Park at 6840 78th Av. N. or in Blaine at 1201 89th Av. NE., No. 130.
For more information, go to www.ceap.org/backtoschool. If you have donation questions, call 763-450-3664.Hockey outreach needs donations
Defending the Blue Line, the program that supports hockey families with a parent overseas, is receiving unprecedented requests for help at a time when donations have been slow. Though the organization has a large stock of equipment for young parents, many families don't have income for association fees. Contributions are requested at www.defendingthe blueline.org/donate.
People who live and own businesses in the city are asked to take a brief online survey to help assess city services. The survey is linked from the city website, www.ci.new-hope.mn.us.
Paper copies also are available at City Hall, 4401 Xylon Av. N. The results will be released later this year.Ribbon-cutting at refurbished arena
A year of work is wrapping up at the New Hope Arena, where contractors have been replacing the refrigeration system for both ice sheets, repairing the roof and sprucing up the common areas. The city was able to leverage expected energy savings to pay for much of the improvement costs. Completion of the work will be marked with a New Ice Age celebration, 5-8 p.m., Aug. 22, at the arena, 4949 Louisiana Av. N. Open skating and concessions will be available.
A prostate cancer support group will meet at 5:30 p.m. next Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the North Memorial Outpatient Center, 3435 W. Broadway, Robbinsdale. Robert McDonald of Augusta Medical Systems will discuss erectile dysfunction, its causes and treatments. The event is free, and wives and friends are welcome. Call 612-388-3588 for more information.