Prostate cancer group meets July 10
The University of Minnesota prostate cancer support group will meet from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, at Hope Lodge, 2500 University Av. SE, Minneapolis. Dr. L.C. Cho, radiation oncologist from the university, will speak to the group, and a question-and-answer segment will follow. Wives, family members and friends are welcome. There is no charge, parking is free and light refreshments served. For more information, call 612-388-3588.
Grand opening to be held for new ball field
Representatives from Major League Baseball, the Minnesota Twins, Hennepin County and the city of Robbinsdale will celebrate the grand opening of the new artificial turf ball field at Lee Park at 5 p.m. July 10.
Robbinsdale was among several local ball fields selected by Major League Baseball to redevelop for local youth baseball and softball as part of the 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field, as the city couldn’t afford to do it on its own. The $946,000 renovation project, which began in May, included reorienting the field, installing new synthetic turf, adding a new scoreboard and creating a fully fenced-in field, with foul poles and new dugouts. It will allow youth sports to use the synthetic turf field in the spring and the city to host more games and tournaments.
The Twins and MLB contributed $300,000 to the project, the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation donated $50,000, Robbinsdale gave $270,000, Hennepin County gave a $325,000 youth sports grant and a $10,000 Twins Fields for Kids grant.
Robbinsdale residents are invited to attend the event, which will include hot dogs and popcorn, photographs with a Minnesota Twins baseball legend and the baseball jamboree. The field, located at Lee and 37th Avenues N., will be renamed MLB Twins All-Star Field.
Seminar for school board hopefuls
People interested in running for the Robbinsdale Area school board can attend a seminar on July 15 to get more information.
Current board members will share information about the district and the process to run for a seat. The seminar will begin at 6 p.m. at the Education Service Center, 4148 Winnetka Av. N., New Hope. Preregistration is preferred but not required. To register, call Mary Cebula at 763-504-8012.
The candidate filing period runs July 29 through Aug. 12.
For more information, go to rdale.org and click on School Board, Election – General.
Law enforcement to discuss heroin abuse
Sherburne County law enforcement and community groups will discuss heroin addiction at two forums in July.
The Sheriff’s Office and Know the Truth will host the events, which are free and open to the public. The first forum will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at Elk River High School. The second is 7 to 9 p.m. July 30 at Becker High School.