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Annual bike rodeo is next week
Golden Valley, New Hope and Crystal will sponsor their annual Bike Rodeo from 6 to 8 p.m. May 1 at the Golden Valley City Hall complex, 7800 Golden Valley Road.
Highlights include free bike safety checks, bike skills tests, a demonstration on proper fitting of bike helmets, complimentary refreshments, music, door prizes and appearances by McGruff the Crime Dog and Sparky the Fire Dog.
Exhibit underway at new Arts Alliance site
“Nordic By Nature,” an exhibit of Swedish art past and present, is helping to initiate the Elk River Area Arts Alliance’s new location at 609 Main St. NW. in Elk River.
The exhibit is on loan from the American Swedish Institute of Minneapolis. It will be on display through May 18.
Gallery and gift shop hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays.
Firefighters host annual fundraiser
Plymouth Firefighters and the Plymouth Crime and Fire Prevention Fund will host their annual waffle breakfast fundraiser in May.
The event will take place from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 5 at Fire Station III, 3300 Dunkirk Lane.
Tickets are $7 in advance or $8 on the day of the event, and $20 for a family of four. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Fire Department administrative offices on the second floor of the Public Safety Building at 3400 Plymouth Blvd. Cash or check are accepted.