City to hold 5K run/walk
Plymouth will hold its annual “Paint the Pavement 5K” run/walk on Saturday.
The run/walk will take place at 9 a.m. at the Hilde Performance Center, 3450 Plymouth Blvd. During the race, participants will pass checkpoints where they may collaborate on a group canvas painting, creating artwork on the trail. The event is open to all runners and walkers. It costs $20 per person; free admission for children ages 9 and younger.
To register online, go to http://bit.ly/Paint5K. Registration on race day will open at 7:30 a.m. For details, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 763-509-5200.
Pie and book sale
The Plymouth Senior Program will host an annual pie and book sale fundraiser this Wednesday.
The event runs from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Plymouth Creek Center, 14800 34th Av. N. Pies will be sold for $5 a slice and other items such as used books, scarves and wares created by the Plymouth Handycrafters will be for sale.
Proceeds will help support senior programs such as equipment and guest speakers. Donations for the event can be dropped off at the center by Wednesday, Aug. 14. For more information, call the Plymouth Creek Center at 763-509-5280.
Sunshine Factory moving
Sunshine Factory General Manager April Hanson wants to clear up any confusion regarding the restaurant’s pending move. Business will continue as usual at its New Hope location until its move to Plymouth, which is projected to happen in late November.
Construction started on the new Plymouth building on June 17, and owner Randy Rosengren anticipates that the New Hope location will stay operational until the grand opening of the Plymouth location.
Garden guessing game to benefit VEAP
People who live and work in Bloomington, Edina and Richfield are invited to compete for prizes by guessing how much produce will be donated this season to VEAP, the food shelf that serves those cities.
The game runs from Aug. 1 to Oct. 15 and is intended to increase donations from community gardens and farmers markets to VEAP. Last year, gardens supported by the Statewide Health Improvement Program in Bloomington, Edina and Richfield donated 2,515 pounds of produce to VEAP. At the Bloomington Farmers Market this year, people can donate produce by putting it in green bins with a VEAP donation banner.
For more information and to play the game, go to: www.startribune.com/a2429.
Interior painting session