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Continued: West metro town briefs: Fundraiser planned in Medina for Elmore family

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Entertainment will abound at kids’ fest

The city of Minnetonka will hold Kids’ Fest, a free family event, next month.

The event will take place from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 9. at the Minnetonka Community Center and Ice Arena and the Williston Fitness Center. The event will include dog-sled rides, bingo games with prizes, magic shows, face painting, ice sculpture demonstrations, s’mores by the fire, crafts, entertainment, open swimming, open batting cages, open skating and more.

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Black baseball history in Minnesota is topic

Historian Frank M. White will share stories and photos about the history of black baseball in Minnesota and the Midwest at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Av. S. This event will include a special stadium-style meal for lunch.

At 1:30 p.m. that day, the exhibit “They Played for the Love of the Game: Adding to the Legacy of Black Baseball in Minnesota” will go on display at Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd. The exhibit will be up through Feb. 27.

Lunch registration is due by Feb. 4 by calling 952-563-4944 or visiting Creekside Community Center.

These Black History Month events are co-sponsored by the Bloomington Human Rights Commission.

Learn about city home-improvement program

Bloomington’s Human Services Division will offer a free informational coffee talk on Wednesday, Jan. 29, on what it takes to qualify for the city’s Home Improvement Loan Program, which lends up to $35,000 to qualifying homeowners for home improvement.

The talk will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Av. S. Coffee and treats will be provided.

Registration is required by calling 952-563-4944.

More information about the home loan program is at


Bullying prevention discussion is on Feb. 8

Families with school-age children are invited to an Edina Reads program that will focus on preventing bullying at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Edina Senior Center Fireside Room, 5280 Grandview Square.

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  • Matthew Elmore and his wife, Breanna, and their three sons. Matt Elmore died Dec. 7, 2013, in a snorkeling accident in Puerto Rico. A benefit for his family is being held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Medina Entertainment Center.

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