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Rentals cost $17 for a 3-foot-square card table, and sellers can reserve up to two tables. Manufactured items, used goods and food cannot be sold.

The boutique will be held at the Richfield Community Center, 7000 Nicollet Av. S., and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, call 612-861-9363 or go to


Sunday fundraiser for horse-assisted therapy

Hold Your Horses, a nonprofit organization that offers equine-assisted occupational therapy in a private barn setting, is holding a fundraiser Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at Pergola Farm, 6824 Watertown Road.

Family tickets are $20 and include lunch between noon and 2 p.m., entertainment by cowboy singer, storyteller and trick roper Pop Wagner; face painting, hay rides, a petting zoo, kids’ art activities and a chance to meet six therapy horses.

For more information or to contribute, go to and click on “Hay There!”

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Climate change meetings are this Saturday

On Saturday, a group of climate scientists will explain the new report on climate change from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change by conference call to several west metro locations.

The presentation runs from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Linden Hills Park Building, 43rd and Xerxes avenues S., Minneapolis; the Plymouth Library, 15700 36th Av. N., Plymouth; and Southdale Library, 7001 York Av. S., Edina.

Information is available at or by calling Chuck Prentice at 612-965-8284.


Learn to grow pumpkins, apples

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is offering classes on the art of growing apples and pumpkins.

“Grow and Maintain Your Own Apple Trees” will be offered Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Class members will take a tour of the orchard, where the first Honeycrisp tree still produces fruit, and learn how to plant and care for trees.

Then on Oct. 18, “Beyond the Great Pumpkin!” will be offered from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The class will explore the pumpkin patches of the arboretum and learn about squashes and gourds, tracing their roots back to the earliest plants cultivated here.

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  • 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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