West metro news briefs: Hopkins band marks 30th anniversary

  • Updated: May 21, 2013 - 3:27 PM


Concert band to mark its 30th anniversary

The Hopkins Westwind Concert Band will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet in Hopkins.

Conductor emeritus Don Bates will take the podium for several pieces, and then interim conductor Scott Kosloski will take over.

The Westwind Big Band will entertain before the concert.

Tickets are free but must be reserved by calling the box office at 952-979-1111.


Senior program plans ‘Evening in Paradise’

The St. Louis Park Senior Program and Parktacular 2013 will sponsor “An Evening in Paradise” Thursday, June 13, at the Marriott Minneapolis West, 9960 Wayzata Blvd.

The event begins with registration and a social hour at 4:30 p.m. Dinner will be at 5:30, followed by music and dancing with the Cyril Paul Calypso Monarchs. A door prize drawing will be held at 7:45 p.m.

Register by June 7. Cost is $15 per person. For transportation, call BettyAnn at 952-939-1606. For more information, call 952-924-2500.


Nonprofit hosts 5K run/walk fundraiser

Blair’s Tree of Hope Foundation is hosting its second annual 5K run/walk event on Sunday, June 23, to support the organization.

The event will be held at Bunker Hills Regional Park Reserve in Andover. All participants will get a commemorative T-shirt and finisher’s medal. Refreshments are available before and after the race.

Check-in runs from 8-9:15 a.m. with the run starting at 9:30 a.m. Registration costs $30 before June 1 and $35 after June 1; admission for children under the age of 10 is $10 and admission for children under the age of 3 is free. To register, go to http://bit.ly/143akso. To volunteer at the event, contact Grace at 763-355-4298 or e-mail misfitfitness@gmail.com.

Stanek to speak to Republican seniors

Hennepin County ­Sheriff Rich Stanek will speak to the Republican Seniors of Minnesota luncheon meeting on Tuesday, June 4.

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