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The students will be a member of one of five commissions — the Conservation Commission, the Flying Cloud Airport Advisory Commission, the Heritage Preservation Commission, the Human Rights and Diversity Commission, or the Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Commission.
For more information, go to www.startribune.com/a2204.
Blair’s foundation to host fundraiser
The Blair’s Tree of Hope Foundation is hosting its first “Interpretations of Hope” fundraising event beginning at 6:30 p.m. May 18 at the Airport Hilton in Bloomington.
Guests will start off with wine tasting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. There will also be live entertainment, games, a featured gallery of art pieces and a silent auction. A cash bar will be available all evening.
All proceeds will go to help fulfill the mission of Blair’s Tree of Hope: to help families of children who have been hospitalized with a life-threatening illness by providing them with meals, gas cards, grocery cards, parking passes, toiletries, magazines, books and other needs.
Cost is $40 per person in advance or $50 per guest at the door. You can RSVP and purchase a ticket at www.blairs treeofhope.org.
Arboretum to host ‘The Gardener Guy’
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum will present “An Evening with Paul James” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8.
James is better known as “The Gardener Guy.” He’s been gardening since 1979, and in 1995 launched the program “Gardening by the Yard” on HGTV. During its 18-season run, James focused on simple, natural solutions to gardening problems.
Though he’s no longer producing the show, James continues to make personal appearances across the country and is spokesman for National Public Gardens Day, which will be celebrated Friday, May 10, at the Arboretum.
The May 8 event will be free for Arboretum members and free with gate admission of $12 for non-members.
Arboretum admission will be free on May 10, National Gardening Day.
For more information, go to www.arboretum.umn.edu or call 952-443-1400.