West metro town briefs: Wayzata to start community book club

  • Updated: December 17, 2013 - 3:41 PM

Peter Geye’s story, “The Lighthouse Road,” is first up for the new book club, “Wayzata Reads.”


City starts community book club next month

Starting in January, Wayzata residents can join a new communitywide book club.

The book club, “Wayzata Reads,” will be reading “Lighthouse Road” by local author Peter Geye and will then meet in February to discuss the book. Book discussions will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Bookcase on Lake Street and at 1 p.m. Feb. 27 at Wayzata Library on Rice Street. An author presentation will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Wayzata City Hall meeting room on Rice Street.

The book club, which is a part of a growing trend in the nation of communitywide book clubs, is put on by the Wayzata Library, the Bookcase, the city of Wayzata and Wayzata Chamber of Commerce. More details are at www.hclib.org.


Registration is open for ski, snowboard club

Registration is now open for Plymouth’s Teen Ski and Snowboard Club.

The club, which is geared for ninth- through 12th-graders, visits skiing and snowboarding venues from 1 to 10 p.m. each Sunday from Jan. 12 to Feb. 23.

Cost to register by Dec. 20 is $150. After Dec. 20, registration costs $160. The fee includes transportation and chaperon costs for the six trips. Lift tickets are not included in the fee and generally cost $20 each. For more information or to register, call the city of Plymouth Parks and Recreation Department at 763-509-5200 or visit www.plymouthmn.gov.


Chamber’s annual meeting is Jan. 10

The Bloomington Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting is Jan. 10 with keynote speaker Matt “Sweets” Jorgenson, founder of Sweets Kendamas.

The Bloomington-based company hand-paints, assembles and packages Sweets Kendama, a wooden skill toy that is popular around the world. Kendama is about never giving up, which parallels the attitude of Jorgenson and the company during their first years in business.

The meeting runs from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Hilton Bloomington Hotel, 3900 W. American Blvd. Members’ cost is $18; nonmembers pay $40. For more information, go to www.minneapolischamber.org and click on “Jan. 10.”


‘Crazy About Winter Camp’ is geared for kids

Kids in grades 1 to 4 will learn to use snowshoes, build an igloo and have other outdoor adventures at the Crazy About Winter Camp on Jan. 2 and 3 at Arneson Acres Park.

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  • Arneson Acres Park in Edina will serve as playground and classroom on Jan. 2 and 3 for kids in grades 1 through 4. The Crazy About Winter Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. Cost is $34 for one day or $60 for both.

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