West metro news briefs: Edina Film Festival will run Nov. 7-9

  • Article by: STAFF REPORTS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 29, 2013 - 2:15 PM

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Edina Film Festival will run Nov. 7-9

The third annual Edina Film Festival benefiting the Edina Art Center will be held Nov. 7 to 9 at Landmark’s historic Edina Cinema. Films include Minnesota-made, indie, foreign, documentary, classic and shorts.

On Nov. 9, filmgoers are invited to dress up as their favorite characters in “The Big Lebowski,” practice their favorite line and watch the movie. The festivities will continue at AMF Southtown Lanes with unlimited bowling, trivia contests and drink specials from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

For a full schedule of films and to buy tickets, go to http://tinyurl.com/lsl7y4z.


Style show to raise scholarship money

The Bloomington Federated Woman’s Club is sponsoring a marketplace and style show on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Minnesota Valley Country Club, 6300 Auto Club Road.

The show will raise money for scholarships for students from Bloomington. Vendors will include Jockey Person to Person, Designs by Karen Severson and more.

Shopping starts at 10:30 with lunch and a style show afterward. Tickets are $27. For more information, go to www.bfwcminnesota.org.

Nov. 15 gala will raise money for VEAP

The 14th annual gala to raise money for VEAP, which provides food and services to needy residents of Bloomington, Richfield and Edina, will be held Nov. 15 at the Radisson Blu hotel at the Mall of America.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. and will include a silent auction and raffle, dinner, a live auction and music. Individual tickets are $130 and table sponsorships are $1,500, with registrations accepted through Nov. 8. For more information and to register, go to http://tinyurl.com/khlzs9j.

Last year, VEAP provided more than $7 million in services to residents in the communities of Richfield, Bloomington and Edina on a $1.9 million budget. The organization relies on 800 volunteers and both financial and in-kind donations from local businesses, congregations, foundations, organizations, schools and individuals to run its programs.

20,050 pounds of produce go to VEAP

Farmers markets, gardeners and residents in Bloomington, Edina and Richfield contributed 20,050 pounds of produce to VEAP this growing season. VEAP runs the biggest food shelf in the state.

To raise the visibility of the program, Bloomington Public Health ran a contest that asked people to guess how much produce would be donated. Bloomington city employee Barbara Pederson was the winner, guessing 20,000 pounds.

Some of the contributions came from farmers markets, where there were bins to take donations. Together the three markets donated 12,000 pounds of produce.

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