Showcase to highlight senior public housing
A Senior Showcase later this month in Dakota County is aimed at making older residents aware of what’s available in public senior housing, transit and other services. The event is Sept. 26 from 1 to 4 p.m.
It features five county-run developments throughout the area, open for public tours:
• Cameo Place, 3101 Lower 147th St., Rosemount
• Haskell Court, 140 E. Haskell St., West St. Paul
• Main Street Manor, 8725 209th St., Lakeville
• Mississippi Terrace, 301 Ramsey St., Hastings
• Vermillion River Crossing, 21400 Dushane Pkwy., Farmington
The county’s goal is to help “individuals ages 55+ find comfortable, elegant and affordable housing while enjoying their golden years.” For information, call 651-675-4432 or visit www.dakotacda.org/seniorshowcase.htm.
Service providers will have information booths at each property covering things like service for low-income persons and the Rambling River Center, a Farmington facility providing programming for adults ages 50 and older.
Anyone interested in taking a bus to a site can call 651-675-4432, though space is limited.
Learn to spot and combat buckthorn
The first of a series of classes on invasive species is will be held at the end of September.
The classes are a collaboration between Shakopee’s parks department and Carver-Scott Extension Master Gardeners.
The first is on Sept. 28 and is called Buckthorn Bonanza, teaching participants how to identify and combat Common and Glossy Buckthorn.