Faculty art exhibit now underway
The Minnetonka Center for the Arts is holding its annual faculty art exhibit through Sept. 19, with an opening reception scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.
Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
The Minnetonka Center for the Arts is at 2240 North Shore Dr. in Wayzata. Call 952-473-7361 for information.
Sunday’s Open Streets at Penn Fest seeks volunteers
Volunteers are needed for three-hour shifts during Open Streets at Penn Fest on Sunday, in which Penn Avenue will be closed to vehicles from W. 62nd St. to W. 76th St. and bikers, walkers, dancers and festivities will take their place.
Penn Fest runs from noon to 5 p.m. and will feature music, games, a farmers market and sporting events. Volunteers are needed between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. to direct participants, manage intersections and count people. Materials and training will be provided before the event.
People who want to volunteer can contact Ann Hoffer, Richfield recreation supervisor, at 612-861-9361 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Penn Fest, visit Penn Central of Richfield website at www.penncentralofrichfield.com.
Edina set to provide Richfield 911 service at year’s end
The Edina City Council last week approved an agreement to begin providing 911 dispatch service to Richfield sometime around Dec. 1.
Richfield will pay Edina a base charge of $14,058 per month through 2014. Richfield also will pay one-time transition costs of about $49,000.
Meeting at 50th and France to talk parking
Parking at 50th & France is the topic of an open house on Sept. 18 in the lower level banquet room at Mozza Mia, 3910 W. 50th St., from 5 to 7 p.m.
The city and consultant Kimley-Horn and Associates are working on plans to make parking more efficient, update streetscapes, evaluate the expansion of the North Ramp and study improvements for the two other parking ramps.
The session will be informal, and business owners, customers and neighbors are encouraged to give their opinions, hear about the project and come and go as they please.
For more information about the project or the open house, contact Economic Development Manager Bill Neuendorf at 952-826-0407 or BNeuendorf@EdinaMN.gov.