The sixth annual Raksha Walk will take place Saturday, Oct. 12, to raise money for an Eden Prairie foundation that promotes awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.
The 5K and 10K walks will start at 10 a.m. at Purgatory Creek Park in Eden Prairie. They’ll benefit the Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation, started by her family after the 19-year-old was killed in a car crash caused by a distracted driver in 2007.
AT&T will bring distracted driving simulators for participants to test their driving behavior, and Minnesotans for Safe Driving will display a crashed car. Cost is $11. For more details and to register, go to www.shreyadixit.org.
Counseling center hosts event at EP barn
The RELATE Counseling Center, a Minnetonka mental health center, is hosting an event Saturday, Oct. 12, in Eden Prairie as part of National Mental Awareness Week.
The “Foods to Boost Your Mood” program will take place as part of the nonprofit’s “Stars and Stripes STOMP for Mental Health” event from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Green Acres Event Center.
Sterling Catering will provide “mood foods,” followed by a silent auction and other activities. Tickets cost $75 per person and include all food and beverages.
Tickets are available online or by calling 952-932-7277. For more information, go to www.relatemn.org.
Fall boutique table rentals are available
It’s time to reserve a table for the Oct. 26 Fall Boutique, where craftspeople can sell their handmade goods.
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 http://tinyurl.com/kzn3eoz.
Movies, petting zoo, festival planned
The Garden by the Woods is planning fall events to take place in October, with a weekend of family activities scheduled Oct. 18-19 in addition to classes and weekend movies.