The Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority will hold a free seminar on interior painting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Bloomington Civic Plaza Rehearsal Hall, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road. The seminar, taught by Eric Moored of TruNorth Painting, will include tips on paint, brush and tape selection, wall preparation and techniques for painting walls, ceilings and trim. The seminar will last up to 90 minutes and include time for questions.
The session will conclude with a door-prize drawing that is open only to Bloomington residents. For more information, call Brian Duerwachter at 952-563-8939 or visit www.ci.bloomington.mn.us and search for HRA workshop.
Climate change forum
Climate change in Minnesota is the subject of a free Aug. 21 Community Town Hall Forum at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 715 Minnetonka Mills Rd. J. Drake Hamilton, science policy director at Minnesota nonprofit Fresh Energy, will speak and take questions at 7 p.m. in the church’s Gallery.
Festival supports museum
Summerfest, an annual fundraiser at the Burschville one-room school located 3 miles west of Corcoran on County Road 10 a quarter-mile east of Burschville, is today from noon to 4:30 p.m. The festival features old-fashioned music, the “Those Pork Chops” food wagon, face painting, school tours, kids games, door prizes and raffles.
The festival is sponsored by the North Hennepin Pioneer Society, which is trying to preserve the school as a museum.
Free classic car event
Jaguar/Land Rover of Minneapolis is hosting a free classic car event on Saturday.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 8905 Wayzata Blvd., Golden Valley. Participants can bring their classic British cars or get a close-up of other vintage cars. The free event includes live Irish music, period costumes, photos with the classic cars, free food, ice cream and a raffle.
It’s sponsored by JLR Classics, Brits Pub, Via’s Vintage, Crispin Cider and Automoto Performance Studio. Also, a Twiggy Look-Alike Contest will award $100 gift cards to Via’s Vintage and Brits Pub to winners (RSVP for the contest via e-mail: email@example.com).
A conversation about welcoming newcomers
The Eden Prairie Human Rights and Diversity Commission and the Advocates for Human Rights are sponsoring a community conversation on Eden Prairie welcoming new residents next week.