This month, the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District is accepting applications for the Cynthia Krieg Watershed Stewardship Fund, a $100,000 grant fund for local communities, schools, civic groups, non-profit groups and others to pay for projects that provide, protect or promote clean water. Proposals are due Sept. 26.
Projects have to be within the watershed district and either improve public awareness of clean water issues or use new innovative ways of managing water quality. Projects are limited to $25,000 in grant funds.
The Plymouth Fire Department will host its eighth annual 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run this month.
Proceeds from the race on Sept. 29 will benefit the Plymouth Firefighters Relief Association. Race day registration and check-in starts at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 29, with the race beginning at 9 a.m. and the Kids Fun Run starting at 10 a.m.
The race will begin at Plymouth Fire Station II, 12000 Old Rockford Road, going 3.1 miles through adjacent neighborhoods. Cost to register is $20 before Sept. 14 and $25 after Sept. 14; those who register before Sept. 27 are eligible for door prizes.
To register, go to Plymouth fire stations, City Hall, Plymouth Creek Center or online at www.active.com.
Participants receive a long sleeve T-shirt, and the top three men and women finishers will get awards. Kids will also receive a gift when they finish the Kids Fun Run.
For more information, call 763-546-9220.
Thursday's Farmers market in Maple Grove will include a free performance by the local Percolators band.
The band will play a wide variety of music, from rock to polka. The event goes from 4-7 p.m. at 12951 Weaver Lake Road. For more information on the band, go to www.percolatorsband.com.
Noodles & Company opened its first Wayzata location on Aug. 27. The restaurant is located at 1179 Wayzata Blvd. E.
For hours and more information on the location, go to www.noodles.com/locations/331.
The Edina Police Department is sponsoring sessions on "hazing" coyotes to discourage them from hanging around homes and near pets.
Sessions will be held in the council chambers of Edina City Hall at 4801 W. 50th St. from 7-9 p.m. tonight and from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday and Sept. 15 and 22.
City officials say hazing has lowered the presence of coyotes in other metropolitan areas. Presentations are free, but registration is recommended.
To register, visit www.edina mn.gov or call 952-826-1610. For more information, call animal control officer Tim Hunter at 952-826-0494.
The Lupus Walk for Hope and 5K Run will be held Saturday at French Regional Park in Plymouth.
Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the Walk/5K Run start at 10:30.
For more information, go on www.lupusmn.org or call 952-746-5151. French Regional Park is located at 12605 Rockford Road.
The Southwest Twin Cities Yellow Ribbon Coalition will hold its kickoff meeting Tuesday at the Hopkins VFW, 100 Shady Oak Road.
The coalition, which includes the cities of Edina, Excelsior, Hopkins, Minnetonka, St. Louis Park and Wayzata, is part of Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, which provides community support for people who serve in the military, veterans and their families.
The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and will feature a 9/11 commemoration followed by presentations by retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Dennis Schulstad and state Director of Military Outreach Annette Kuyper.
Families are invited on a bike tour of three Hennepin County Libraries in Minneapolis on Saturday.
The tour begins at 2 p.m. at the historic Linden Hills library at 2900 W. 43rd St., continues to the Washburn library at 5244 Lyndale Av. S., and ends at the Nokomis library at 5100 34th Av. S.
Participants will bike about 7 miles, and mechanical support will be provided by Freewheel Bike. Registration is required, and space is limited. Participants must complete a waiver form, and helmets and water bottles are recommended.
For more information or to register, call 612-543-6825. Participants should call the same number if the weather looks iffy to see if the ride has been cancelled. The waiver form is available at www.hclib.org/pub/events/liabilitywaiverform.pdf .