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Fundraiser to buy ‘Spaulding’ statue

A fundraising drive to buy Spaulding the dog, a bronze statue by Heidi Hoy that has become a favorite in the 50th & France neighborhood, begins today when Salut Bar Americain in Edina will donate 10 percent of the day’s profits toward the purchase of the sculpture.

The Edina Public Art Committee rents sculptures and other public art and displays it in different parts of the city for a year at a time. Buying Spaulding, who sits outside Salut, will cost $7,650.

Checks payable to the Edina Community Foundation, with reference to “Spaulding,” will be collected at Salut or can be mailed to the Edina Community Foundation at 5280 Grandview Square, Suite 101, Edina, MN 55436.


Quilt raffle, harvest sale at arboretum

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Auxiliary’s annual harvest sale and quilt raffle will be held the weekend of Sept. 28-29. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The event will feature dried floral arrangements, wreaths, textile arts and other items created by the auxiliary’s members. A full-size quilt handmade by auxiliary quilters will be raffled.

Also underway at the arboretum:

• The AppleHouse is now open for business, offering a variety of freshly picked fruit from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. It is located in a large shed about 1.5 miles west of the arboretum entrance on State Hwy. 5.

• “Scarecrows in the Garden,” an exhibit of handmade scarecrows, will be on display Sept. 21 to Nov. 3.

• A pumpkin display is planned Oct. 7 to Nov. 10.

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is located at 3675 Arboretum Dr. in Chanhassen.

Rotary fundraises for disaster relief

Rotary District 5950, which includes central Minnesota and Minneapolis, will hold an overnight disaster relief fundraiser for Shelterbox, an organization that provides emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world affected by disasters.

The Rotary and CampFire Minnesota will hold the event from Sept. 28-29 at Camp Tanadoona in Chanhassen, allowing groups to tent out overnight and experience what it might be like to prepare for, respond to and live through a natural disaster. Cost to register is $25 and includes entertainment and meals.

The team-building event is geared toward church or social groups and campers of all ages. Proceeds will benefit Shelterbox USA disaster relief and Camp Fire MN youth leadership programs.

Chanhassen Rotary Foundation is a fiscal sponsor of this event. For more information, go to

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  • The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s AppleHouse is now open for business, offering a variety of freshly picked fruit, including many University of Minnesota introductions. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 pm. daily through Oct. 31 (until 4 p.m. in early November).

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