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Price is $55 for the July 14 tour and $50 for July 16 and 17. For more information, visit www.arboretum.umn.edu/auxiliarysummergardentours .aspx. Proceeds benefit the Arboretum.

Plymouth

No-wake rule lifted for Medicine Lake

A “slow, no wake” rule that had been in effect for boaters on Medicine Lake in Plymouth was lifted Monday.

Hennepin County sheriff’s deputies began enforcing the rule last week. Signs were posted at public access areas on the lake.

The order remained in effect as long as the lake’s water levels were above 889.4 feet.

The cities of Plymouth and Medicine Lake adopted the rule in 2001 to help protect the shoreline when water levels are unusually high.

City selling low-cost bike helmets

Plymouth residents can buy low-cost bike helmets from the city throughout the summer.

The police and fire departments are selling the bike helmets at a reduced cost the first and third Thursday of each month through August at Fire Station III as part of the annual Bell Bike Helmet Program. The next sale will take place from 6-8 p.m. July 18 at the station, 3300 Dunkirk Lane N.

Helmets range in size from toddler to extra-large adult and come in a variety of styles and colors. Traditional helmets cost $5-13; multisport helmets are $15-23.

For more information, call 763-509-5198.

‘Entertainment in the Parks’ continues

Plymouth Parks and Recreation Department’s “Entertainment in the Parks,” offering free events throughout the summer, continues next week with the Percolators performing at 7 p.m. Monday, July 8, at the Hilde Performance Center’s small stage, 3450 Plymouth Blvd.

Other July events include a Summer Carnival and Kids Koncert at 7 p.m. July 9 at Par­kers Lake Park off County Road 6 and Niagara Lane; Grease and the Muppets at sunset July 10 at Hilde; the Minneapolis Commodores at 7 p.m. July 11 at the Hilde Amphitheater; Prairie Fire Children’s Theater presents Robin Hood at 7 p.m. July 12 and 2 p.m. July 13 at the Hilde Amphitheater; and Flute Cocktail at 7 p.m. July 15 at the Hilde Small Stage.

For more information, go to www.plymouthmn.gov.

Farmers market in Life Time parking lot

The Plymouth Farmers Market will run through Oct. 2 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the parking lot of Life Time Fitness, 3600 Plymouth Blvd.

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  • Gophers in the Gardens!But don’t worry, they don’t bite. Ten five-foot-tall statues of Goldy Gopher, the University of Minnesota mascot, are making their home in the Minnesota Arboretum gardens through Aug. 31. Indoor displays on the history of the school mascot and plants introduced at the university are also part of the presentation sponsored by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association.

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