Knapp will explain how both butterflies and moths are important in nature and the garden, and the roles they play as pollinators and as predator and prey. By understanding these roles, gardeners can help these insects and benefit their own gardens and landscapes. The session costs $7 and will be held in Cloverleaf Room A.
City announces 55+ softball program
Coon Rapids is starting a 55+ softball program. Play will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Sand Creek Park, 1008 Northdale Blvd. The program runs from May 13 to July 31. Games will be pickup style with teams formed by who shows up to play.
Cost is $30. Registration is due by May 7. Registration forms are available online at www.coonrapidsmn.gov.
City to host remodeling tour
Coon Rapids will host a home remodeling tour to showcase houses that have benefited from the city’s Home for Generations grant program. The tour, from noon to 4 p.m. May 18, will feature several homeowners who received city remodeling grants. For more, go to www.coonrapidsmn.gov.
Volunteer firefighter applications accepted
The Ham Lake Fire Department is accepting applications for volunteer firefighters.
No experience is necessary. Training and equipment are provided. Applications are available in the lobby of City Hall, or online at www.ci.ham-lake.mn.us. For more information, contact Fire Chief Don Krueger at (763) 235-1665 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
City holds annual recycling day
Lino Lakes will host a recycling day on Saturday, May 3. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the city public works building, 1189 Main St. For a fee, residents may drop off major appliances, household goods, scrap metal, old tires, mattresses, box springs, fluorescent bulbs, car batteries and electronics. For a completed list of accepted items and fees, go to www.ci.lino-lakes.mn.us.
Prostate cancer group will meet May 8
A University of Minnesota prostate cancer support group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Hope Lodge, 2500 University Av. SE, Minneapolis.
Dr. Christopher Weight, a urologist from the university, will speak to the group, and a question and answer segment will follow. Wives, family and friends are welcome to attend. There is no charge, parking is free, and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 612-388-3588.