West metro news briefs: Event to help domestic violence victims

  • Updated: November 5, 2013 - 3:00 PM

Kristen Piersa Kregel of Bloomington won first place and a $1,000 stipend in the People’s Choice Awards for her sculpture, Number Seven, a life-size steel horse made from real horseshoes. The sculpture is located at Grandview Square Park. The Edina Public Art Committee sponsors the annual exhibit.

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Event will help victims of domestic violence

The 11th annual “Be an Angel for Home Free Fundraiser” will take place this weekend to benefit programs that help victims of domestic violence.

The event will take place from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Holy Name Church, 155 County Road 24, Wayzata.

Home Free has served battered women and their children in the Plymouth area for more than 35 years. The event includes a spaghetti dinner and desserts, entertainment by magician Matt Dunn and silent and live auctions. The event is free and open to the public, though a freewill offering will be taken for dinner.

A personal care item or cleaning product for the residents of Home Free also will be welcomed at the door.


What’s new at the city parks, senior center

The League of Women Voters Edina is sponsoring informational sessions on what’s new with city parks and recreation and the senior center.

On Saturday, Nov. 9, Parks and Recreation Director Ann Kattreh will speak and answer questions about the city’s parks, the Art Center, Braemar Arena, golf courses and other facilities from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. at Edina City Hall.

On Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Edina Senior Center recreation supervisor Donna Tilsner will lead a tour of the center and explain current projects and programs. The session runs from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m.

People’s Choice art awards announced

Kristen Piersa Kregel’s “Number Seven,” a life-size steel horse made from horseshoes, won first place in this year’s People’s Choice Awards of the Edina Public Art Sculpture Exhibit.

The horse, located at Grandview Square Park across from the Edina Senior Center, was voted top sculpture by people who viewed public art in the city. Kregel won $1,000.

Placing a close second was “Egghead,” a bronze Humpty Dumpty reading a book, by Kimber Fiebiger of Minneapolis, who won $750.

Third place and $500 went to “Leap Frog,” a bronze life-size sculpture by Art Norby of New London, Minn., featuring two young boys playing the familiar childhood game.

The program is run by the Edina Public Art Committee, which is part of the Edina Arts and Culture Commission.


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