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

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

VEAP officials say demand for fresh fruit and vegetables is high at their food shelf, which is used by more than 8,000 people each month.


Music association honors founder, wife

The Music Association of Minnetonka board will recognize Roger and Donna Hoel at an open house Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Roger Hoel was the organization’s founder, and Donna Hoel has contributed thousands of hours to it over the years.

The event will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Minnetonka Community Center Dining Room, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd. Community members and past and current participants of the association are encouraged to attend. Go to www.musicasso or call 952-401-5954 for information.


‘All Hands on Deck’ and ‘Annie’ on stage

Chaska Valley Family Theater will present “All Hands on Deck” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-9 and 2 p.m. Nov. 9-10 at the Chaska Community Center, 1661 Park Ridge Drive.

Reminiscent of the Bob Hope/USO road tours, the musical brings to the stage more than 40 songs. Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 at the door.

Starting Thanksgiving Day weekend, the troupe will present the musical “Annie” at Chanhassen High School’s theater, 2200 Lyman Blvd. Shows will run from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, then again from Dec. 5 to 8. Tickets are $17 for adults, $12 for students, or $15 for each member of groups of 10 or more.

For tickets and more information, go to or call 952-250-7206.


Candy being collected for deployed families

The Plymouth Fire Department is collecting Halloween candy until Nov. 1 to send to deployed military personnel, children, veterans, first responders and wounded soldiers.

Residents can drop off candy at Plymouth City Hall, 3400 Plymouth Blvd., until 4:30 p.m. Nov. 1. Whole bags of candy can be donated; no Pixie Stix will be accepted. The candy will go to Hopkins-based Shamblott Family Dentistry, which ships it overseas through the organization Operation Gratitude.

Last year, area families from Plymouth and the Three Rivers Park District donated 30 pounds of candy. For more information, call Plymouth City Hall at 763-509-5000.

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