South metro community briefs: Dog show this weekend in Jordan

  • Updated: June 3, 2014 - 4:12 PM

Scott County

Kennel Club show at county fairgrounds

The Lake Minnetonka Kennel Club is sponsoring a show featuring 900 dogs from around the state and the county from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, June 7-8, at the Scott County Fairgrounds, 7151 W. 190th St., near Jordan.

“We have been doing this for over 50 years,’’ said Jackie Anderson, publicity chairman for the group. “We work all year to get it just perfect. We are hoping people can come and enjoy it.’’

The show will be judged and a Best in Show chosen both days about 4:30 p.m.

Admission is free but parking is $5. The 4-H will sell food.

Besides the shows, there will be obedience demonstrations, performances and opportunities for people to learn about different breeds, Anderson said. The show will go on rain or shine.

DAKOTA COUNTY

Forum to discuss aging population

Residents, business owners and government leaders are invited to participate in a summit to discuss the impact on society as baby boomers age. Dakota County Public Health is sponsoring the “Living Longer: The Power and Possibilities, Strengthening Communities for a Lifetime” summit from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11, at Rosemount Community Center, 13885 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount.

Keynote speaker John Migliaccio, former director of research and gerontology at MetLife Mature Market Institute, will talk about demographic changes, boomer trends and innovation in aging. Breakout sessions will feature topics such as housing, transportation, a multigenerational workforce, long-term care and mental illness in older adults.

The cost is $25, which includes lunch. For registration information, contact Park Nicollet Institute at 952-993-3531.

SHAKOPEE

New trash/recycling collection is in effect

Shakopee began a five-year contract with Republic Services on June 1 for garbage and recycling services.

The contract affects single-family dwellings, duplexes, triplexes and townhouses in Shakopee that receive municipal water and sewer services and have individual cart service.

Every household recently received two new carts — one for garbage, one for recycling.

Residents can begin using the carts on their normal service day the week of June 1.

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