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Volunteers must be available on April 13 from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m., depending on responsibilities. Volunteers are needed to help with greeting, registration, timing participants, refreshments, cleanup, photography and on the course and at the finish line.

Complete descriptions of volunteer positions are available at

To volunteer, contact Sandy Werts at or at 763-512-2341.



Speaker to discuss same-day registration

Andy Cilek, executive director of Minnesota Voters Alliance, will be the featured speaker at the Republican Seniors of Minnesota luncheon meeting on Tuesday, April 2, at Poor Richard’s Commonhouse, 8301 Normandale Blvd. in Bloomington.

Cilek will discuss the group’s lawsuit against Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and same-day registration. The lawsuit is pending at the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The event begins at 10 a.m. with a business meeting and coffee, followed by the guest speaker. At noon lunch is available from a menu ranging in price from $6 to $11. There is a $3 charge for members and guests not ordering lunch.

For more information, call 952-828-1943 or e-mail at



Mayor holds prayer breakfast

Residents of all faiths are invited to the ninth annual Maple Grove Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast.

The event will be held at 7:30 a.m. May 2 at Rush Creek Golf Club in Maple Grove, 7801 County Road 101. Pastor Russ Berg of Maple Grove Evangelical Free Church will be the keynote speaker for the event, which will also include music, a buffet breakfast and an opportunity to visit with others who attend.

Registration is required by April 18, and tickets cost $21 each or $250 for a table sponsorship of 10 guests. For more details, e-mail Carol Morris at or call 763-494-6002.

Arts Center hosts screenwriting event

The Maple Grove Arts Center is presenting screenwriter Leo Benvenuti and comedian Scott Hansen in a screenwriting seminar from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the arts center.

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