West Extra town briefs: Haunted house finds a home in Long Lake

  • Updated: October 22, 2013 - 3:00 PM


Haunted house has a home

Veteran haunted-house organizer Dave Barnhill has finally found a place to host his theatrical haunted house, “The Dungeons of Darkness and Doom.”

The Minneapolis salesman, who has organized haunted houses for 40 years, has hopped around to various venues across the Twin Cities the last decade. But the last two years, he’s been unable to find space to rent.

Now, he hopes he’s found a permanent venue at 10 Sports Centre in Long Lake. Volunteers and students from the Main Street School of Performing Arts in Hopkins and Wayzata High School will be actors; all proceeds will benefit the Main Street School. “We’re going to do our best to scare everyone,” Barnhill said.

The haunted house will take place at 2465 W. Wayzata Blvd., Long Lake. Tours began earlier this month and continue this week from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday. It wraps up on Halloween, open from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission costs $12 or $9 with a donation of gently used sports clothing for the Senneh Foundation. More details are at www.haunteddome.com.


City seeks applicants

Plymouth is seeking applications from residents to fill vacancies on commissions and committees that advise the City Council.

The deadline to apply is Nov. 8. The City Council will then interview applicants and make appointments later this year; terms begin Feb. 1.

There are spots open on the environmental quality committee, the housing and redevelopment authority, the parks and recreation advisory commission, the planning commission, the advisory committee on transit, the Elm Creek Watershed Management Commission, the Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission and the Shingle Creek Watershed Management Commission. For details, call 763-509-5080.

A garage sale of kids’ stuff

Plymouth will host a kids’ garage sale from noon to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Plymouth Creek Center.

More than 25 families have registered to sell everything from children’s toys and games to clothes. There is no cost to browse; the sale is open to the public. For more information call 763-509-5200.

City sets ‘buckthorn busts’

Volunteers, residents and Plymouth city staff are working to remove buckthorn through next month.

The “buckthorn busts” will take place on Saturdays through early November. Residents can join in from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 2 at Maple Creek Park and 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Nov. 9 at Oakwood Park. For more information, contact Forestry Technician Lara Newberger at 763-509-5945 or lnewberger@plymouthmn.gov.

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