West Metro town briefs

  • Updated: October 1, 2013 - 3:00 PM

Hold Your Horses, founded by Janet Weisberg, above, is holding a fundraiser Sunday afternoon. The nonprofit organization offers equine-assisted occupational therapy.

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City hosts open house

Minnetonka residents can meet city staff and learn more about the city at the Minnetonka Fire Department and City Open House next Tuesday.

The family event will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Minnetonka Civic Center campus. At the conclusion, there’ll be fireworks at 8 p.m. at the outdoor amphitheater.

There’ll be fire truck rides, department tours and free hot dogs, cookies, pop and lemonade. For more details, go to www.eminnetonka.com.


Fire department holds annual event

The Plymouth Fire Department will hold its annual open house from noon-3 p.m. Oct. 12 at Fire Station III, 3300 Dunkirk Lane.

The event includes a live kitchen grease fire demonstration, State Patrol rollover simulator, fire truck tour, free food from local restaurants and free pumpkins.

Children will be eligible to enter a drawing to win a free fire truck ride to Honey & Mackie’s ice cream shop if they bring a drawing of their home fire escape plan, a colored fire safety poster or a nonperishable food item for donation.

For more information, call the Plymouth Fire Department at 763-509-5120.

Poster contest open for entries until Oct. 21

The Plymouth Fire Department is accepting entries for its annual poster contest until Oct. 21.

The competition, aiming to promote fire prevention during October, which is National Fire Prevention Month, is open to fourth- and fifth-grade students who attend school in Plymouth. This year’s theme is “Prevent Kitchen Fires.”

Entries will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Public Safety building attached to City Hall, 3400 Plymouth Blvd. Poster entries must be 12-by-18 inches with the child’s name, age, grade, school, teacher’s name, home telephone number and parents’ names on the back of the poster.

The grand prize winner gets $25 and a ride on a fire truck to school. One winner also will be selected from each school that participates; those winners will get a $15 award.

Fall boutique table rentals are available now

It’s time to reserve a table for the Oct. 26 Fall Boutique, where craftspeople can sell their handmade goods.

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