West news briefs: Benefit for the Westonka Historical Society March 23

  • Article by: Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 12, 2013 - 4:26 PM

BRUCE BISPING • bbisping@startribune.com The Peace House Community opens its doors every day to the community to offer a place of peace and shelter. The shelter was founded in 1985 by the late Sister Rose Tillemans.


Benefit for the Westonka Historical Society March 23

A fundraiser for the community history museum which hopes to move to a permanent site this spring will be held March 23 at the Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Blvd., Mound.

The event runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and features food, music, videos, a silent auction and a raffle. Tickets are $25.

For more information or to buy tickets, contact the Westonka Historical Society’s voice mail at 952-472-9800 or stop by the museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Tickets also can be ordered by mail and picked up at the event by sending a check to WHS, P.O. Box 84, Mound, MN 55364.


Golden Valley

Raffle to benefit Peace House

Golden Valley City Council member DeDe Scanlon and her husband, Tom, will prepare a five-course Italian dinner for eight for the winner of a raffle to benefit Peace House, a volunteer-run Minneapolis shelter that offers homeless and marginalized people meals and a safe retreat during the day.

After 28 years on Franklin Avenue, the shelter is moving to a new building, which raffle proceeds will help outfit.

The raffle’s grand prize is dinner for eight at the Scanlon home in Golden Valley. The meal will feature antipasto, dishes of chicken, sausage and salmon, desserts and wine. The dinner date will be on a mutually agreed-upon Saturday night before Oct. 31, 2013.

Other raffle prizes include Sunday brunch for four at the Jax Cafe in northeast Minneapolis, a $50 gift card to Kafe 421 in Dinkytown, and two $25 gift cards to D’Amico and Sons restaurants.

Raffle tickets are $25 and can be purchased by contacting dedescanlon@comcast.net with your name, address, e-mail and how many tickets you would like. Scanlon will send the raffle tickets with an envelope to send a check made out to Peace House/Raffle.

The prize drawing is at 2 p.m. on May 30 at the new Peace House at 1816 Portland Av. in Minneapolis. Raffle participants need not be present to win.

Applicants sought for Human Rights Commission

Golden Valley is seeking applicants to serve on its reconstituted Human Rights Commission. The new commission will have seven regular members and two student members to advise and assist the City Council on human rights issues.

Applicants must live in the city or attend schools within the city boundaries or served by the Robbinsdale or Hopkins school districts. Candidates should be able to attend evening meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

Applications are available at www.goldenvalleymn.gov/boards/humanrights/. Deadline is April 1 at 4 pm.

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