West news briefs: Hopkins Raspberry Festival fundraiser is Saturday

  • Updated: April 9, 2013 - 4:16 PM

Author speaks: Theresa Weir, author of the memoir “The Orchard,” will speak at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Hopkins on Tuesday at 7 p.m.


Raspberry Festival fundraiser is Saturday

The Raspberry Festival committee is hosting a spaghetti dinner from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Hopkins Activity Center to raise money for the Festival’s Royalty Scholarship Program.

Doors will open at 3:30. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10, with children under 4 free. There will also be bingo with prizes, a silent auction and $1 build-your-own ice cream sundaes.

For more information, call 952-200-5618 or visit www.raspberrycapital.com.


Author to speak on memoir ‘The Orchard’

On Tuesday, April 16, author Theresa Weir — who also has written best-selling thrillers under the name Anne Frasier — will speak at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Hopkins on her award-winning memoir, “The Orchard.”

The book tells the tale of a young woman who makes a difficult marriage into a farm family. It was a best-seller and an Oprah Book Club selection.

Weir’s 7 p.m. talk will be followed by questions and a book sale and signing. The talk is in the church’s Fireside Gallery at 715 Minnetonka Mills Road.

For more information, go to www.glconline.org or phone the church office at 952-935-1753.



Bridge Builders spring event is April 20

Golden Valley citizens and organizations that serve the community are encouraged to participate in the spring Bridge Builders event set for Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Minnesota Department of Transportation, 2055 N. Lilac Drive.

Bridge Builders is a citizen-led volunteer organization of local individuals, members of community organizations and business people who want to connect with others to improve the Golden Valley with new ideas, partnerships and small projects and activities.

At this meeting, topics include a discussion on the purpose, power and organizational structure of Bridge Builders. There will also be an appeal to community members to serve as ambassadors and volunteers for the May 18 Golden Valley Days Art and Music Festival. The event will conclude with a tour of the Minnesota Department of Transportation facility.

For more information, visit www.goldenvalleymn.gov/community/bridgebuilders/index.php.

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