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Peace Day celebration with Joan Steffend

The Bloomington Human Rights Commission will mark the International Day of Peace on Monday with a speech by TV personality Joan Steffend.

Steffend, the author of “Peace In Peace Out,” will speak from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Bloomington Civic Plaza about how to achieve peace within ourselves and how to spread that peace to others.

Dessert, coffee and tea will be served at this free event, but people are asked to register by calling 952-563-4948 or by e-mailing Civic Plaza is at 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road.


Steamboat Minnehaha has fall foliage cruises

The Steamboat Minnehaha is offering fall foliage cruises throughout September.

The weekend cruises will depart from Excelsior’s city dock and include hourlong tours along the shoreline of Lake Minnetonka. The boat leaves at 12:40, 2 and 3:20 p.m. Cost is $10 for ages 13 and up and $5 for children age 4-12.

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City seeks applicants for Plymouth Arts Fair

The deadline is 4 p.m. Friday for artists who wish to display or sell their work at this year’s Plymouth Arts Fair.

The event will be from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 16 and noon-5 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Plymouth Creek Center, 14800 34th Av. N.

A jury will select artists to be featured at the fair. Selected artists will receive a 10-by-10-foot space with a table and two chairs. The event will be held in the ballroom, meeting room and foyer of the Plymouth Creek Center.

Cost to enter the fair is $85, which includes a $25 nonrefundable jury fee. Applicants who are not selected will be reimbursed the remaining $60. Artists will be notified of the jury’s decision Sept. 27.

Vendors wanted for annual Pet Expo

The Plymouth Parks and Recreation Department is seeking vendors for its second-annual Pet Expo from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Plymouth Creek Center Fieldhouse, 14800 34th Av. N.

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