A petting zoo will open at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, followed by two spooky movies; “Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein” and “Shaun of the Dead” will begin at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 19, there’ll be family activities throughout the day.
The Garden by the Woods is located at 78 W. 78th St. in Chanhassen, near the corner of Hwy. 101 and Hwy. 5. All events are free.
Farmers market goes through October
The Maple Grove Farmers Market wraps up this month with special events.
The market is open outside the Community Center from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, Oct. 17 and Oct. 24. Special events include:
• Thursday: An information session, “It’s All About the Soil,” at 4 p.m. Hennepin County master gardeners will also be on site from 3 to 6 p.m.
• Oct. 17: Free pumpkins provided with donation of a fresh or canned item to the CROSS Food Shelf.
• Oct. 24: Pumpkin decorating contest 3 to 5 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for best carved pumpkins and best painted pumpkins. Winners get $10 in farmers market tokens.
Forums on trash collection this week
The League of Women Voters Edina is sponsoring sessions exploring the pros and cons of organized garbage hauling for the city on Thursday, Oct. 10, and Saturday, Oct. 12.
Edina homeowners are now responsible for hiring their own garbage hauler from a city-licensed list, but advocates of having the city hire for and organize trash collection say it reduces noise and pollution and saves on road repair.
Susan Naughton and Mary Yee of the League of Minnesota Cities and Edina Recycling Coordinator Solvei Wilmot will discuss the issue.
The Thursday meeting is at the Edina Library and the Saturday session is in the Edina City Hall’s community room. Both meetings run from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m.