Breaking ground where classrooms will rise: Students and parents took part last week in a groundbreaking for an addition to Valley View Elementary School in Columbia Heights. The $3.2 million project will include six new classrooms. The building currently houses 555 students. Enrollment could climb to more than 600 in the next three years, according to district predictions. The addition should be completed by January 2015.
Youth golf event to tee off on Thursday
To kick off the summer, Brooklyn Park will hold a youth golf event at Brookland Golf Park, 8232 Regent Av. N., on Thursday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to noon. The morning will feature games on every hole of the nine-hole course, prizes and more. This free event is limited to the first 75 people that sign up. To register, call 763-488-6497.
For more information, go to www.brooklynpark.org.
Group to host tour of historical society
Golden Valley residents and organizations that serve the community are encouraged to participate in the spring Bridge Builders meeting on Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Golden Valley Historical Society, 6731 Golden Valley Road.
The event will feature a presentation by the Golden Valley Historical Society, a tour of the newly remodeled society building and a discussion about how to organize around issues that concern city residents.
Bridge Builders is a citizen-led group of volunteers who want to connect with others to improve the community. For more information, visit www.goldenvalleymn.gov/community/bridgebuilders/index.php. ext.
Prostate support group to hold meeting
The University of Minnesota prostate cancer support group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, at Hope Lodge, 2500 University Av. SE., Minneapolis.
University medical oncologist Dr. Gautam Jha will speak at the meeting, 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.
‘Live on the Drive’ kicking off season
Jazz, gospel, and rhythm and blues vocalist Thomasina Petrus and her band will perform the first concert in the “Live on the Drive” summer concert series Thursday, June 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. The music will be followed at dusk by a showing of “Remember The Titans” in the park. Food vendors will be on hand at the site. Live on the Drive will also feature Clock & Clouds (rock and classical fusion) on July 10, and Bomba de Luz (folk/indie rock) on Aug. 14.
This series is presented by founding partner North Memorial Medical, along with numerous other partners. For more information, call 612-588-1155 or visit www.liveonthedrive.org.