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Continued: West news briefs: Fundraising starts to buy Edina's 'Spaulding'

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Seniors’ cooperative extends an invitation

Valley View Cooperative, a 55-and-older community in Eden Prairie, will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for people interested in learning about retirement cooperatives, an alternative to renting.

Home tours will be available and co-op members will be on hand to talk to visitors. Refreshments will be offered and there will be a drawing for cash prizes.

The building is near Lake Smetana, near many conveniences. Share price ownership begins at $36,700. Twelve floor plans are available, all with private decks.

To RSVP for the open house, call 952-943-9463; walk-ins are also welcome.

Group performs one-act plays

The Eden Prairie Players will perform “A Collection of One Acts” starting on Friday.

The performances will be at the Riley-Jacques Barn, 9096 Riley Lake Road. Light refreshments are served.

Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sept. 19-21, and at 2 p.m. Sunday and Sept. 22. Tickets cost $13 at or $15 at the door (on Sept. 19, the show will be a “pay what you can” admission). More information at


Rotary golf event to benefit the young

The Minnetonka Rotary Club will sponsor a charity golf outing on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Glen Lake Golf Course, 14350 County Road 62 in Minnetonka.

The event, called Birdies and Beers, will raise money for youth projects in Hopkins and Minnetonka.

The event’s shotgun start will be at 2 p.m., with registration starting at 1 p.m. The event will include nine holes of golf, with prizes for a putting and driving contest. There will also be a $10,000 prize for a hole-in-one. Beer tasting, food service, raffles and a silent auction will run through 8 p.m.

Beers for tasting will come from Excelsior Brewing, Surly Brewing, Rock Bottom Brewery, Lucid Brewing and Town Hall Brewery. Food will be provided by Tuttles of Hopkins.

The silent auction will include trips to Hawaii, Arizona and the Bahamas, as well as jewelry, gift cards, and a wheelbarrow packed with assorted beers and wines. Additionally, there will be a raffle of a 40-inch Sony TV and an Apple iPod.

To register, go to

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