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Before the meeting, snacks will be served at 6:30 p.m.

Applications due for youth government day

Teens have until Friday to apply to take part in Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center’s Youth in City Government Days next month.

The events are open to students in grades 10-12. Participants will tour fire departments and police departments, be matched with a department head or elected city official, and take an active role in a City Council meeting.

A youth in government day will be held in each city: Brooklyn Park’s will be on March 17 and Brooklyn Center’s on March 24. Participants must live in Brooklyn Park or Brooklyn Center and will be involved in the event in their city. Food and transportation are provided.

For more information, go to: http://www.brooklynsallianceforyouth.org/

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CPR/AED classes offered on March 8

New Hope will offer an adult CPR/AED class from 9 a.m. to noon and a pediatric CPR/AED class from 1 to 4 p.m. March 8 at City Hall.

The morning class will teach participants how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies for people 12 years of age and older. Participants also will learn how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator) device.

The pediatric class will teach skills for helping infants and children up to 12 years of age. The classes will be taught by a Red Cross-certified instructor.

Those taking part must be at least 16 years old. Deadline to register is Feb. 28; the fee is $60 for New Hope residents and $67 for nonresidents.

For information or to register, call New Hope Parks and Recreation at 763-531-5151.

Church hires some muscle for fundraiser

Like many churches, sports teams and schools, Holy Nativity Lutheran Church in New Hope knows fundraising dollars are getting harder to come by. So when planning for this summer’s youth trips, it tag-teamed with some professional wrestlers.

At 6 p.m. Saturday, Holy Nativity will host the stars of Midwest Wrestling Entertainment. “This annual event is very unique for us,” said the Rev. Jason Wahlstrom. “When you think ‘church,’ you often don’t think ‘pro wrestling.’ It allows us to offer entertainment, instead of selling something or asking for another donation.”

Admission is $12 ($35 for a family of four or more); a $2 discount will be given with a canned-food donation to PRISM. Food and drink concessions will be available.

Holy Nativity is at 3900 Winnetka Av. N., New Hope.

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