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  • Last update: August 20, 2013 - 4:06 PM


Mothers and babies fair set for Saturday

Health, wellness and safety for mothers and babies is the theme of the Richfield Mother Baby Fair on Saturday at the Richfield Community Center, 7000 Nicollet Av. S.

The free event runs from 1 to 4 p.m. and features sessions on time management for mothers, car seat safety, breast-feeding and early childhood family education. Free raffle tickets for a photo session, a car seat, an Aveda gift basket and other items will be distributed. There will be a free used-book library and a nurse to answer questions.

Sponsors are the Richfield Human Rights Commission, Family Stability Workgroup and the Richfield Foundation.


Writing contest celebrates city’s anniversary

The Edina Reads Committee is sponsoring a writing contest as part of the city’s quasquicentennial celebration.

Entries, including fiction and nonfiction, biography, memoirs and poetry, will be judged on the extent to which they creatively portray Edina’s history or community nature.

Works must not be longer than 3,000 words and cannot have been previously published to the general public.

First prize is $500; second prize is $250 and will be awarded to both youth and adult writers. Awards will be presented at an Edina Reads program on Nov. 18. The contest is open to anyone who has lived or attended school in Edina.

For contest rules, go to

Entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Oct. 1 to or by hand delivery to the Edina Library information desk. Submissions will not be returned.


Church to hold big sale

Norman Rockwell plates and other awesome items will be on sale at what church member Alice Anderson described as a “huge” garage sale to be held this week at Immanuel United Methodist Church in Corcoran.

The sale will run from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, and 8 a.m. to noon Friday. Proceeds will go to church missions.

Kitchenware, furniture and other household items, collectibles and sports supplies will be just a few of the things on sale, Anderson said.

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