Knowledge bowl is an anticancer effort
Registration has opened for the second annual “Buzz Out Cancer” knowledge bowl.
Teams can register by March 14 to enter the tourney, which will take place April 19 at Chaska High School.
Chaska graduate Mark Meier started the event last year after friend and fellow Knowledge Bowl teammate Tommy Costello received a cancer diagnosis. All money raised will go toward a cancer charity and the Costello family’s medical expenses.
Teams of up to five players will compete in four oral rounds of 45. The cost is $10 per team. The event also will feature a silent auction and food for sale. For more information, contact 763-442-1057 or email@example.com.
City to host first-ever ‘green crawl’
Applications are open until Friday for Eden Prairie businesses and homeowners to apply to participate in the city’s first-ever “green crawl.”
The citywide event is part of the Eden Prairie Ecopalooza on May 17, showcasing the sustainability efforts or conservation practices of Eden Prairie residents and businesses. Apply by Feb. 14 to be featured as one of the stops on the green crawl. For more information, go to bit.ly/LPYbD8.
IOCP’s Sleep Out drive raises $2 million
The Interfaith Outreach and Community organization has raised a record $2 million to help families in need through its 2013 Sleep Out campaign.
The campaign started Nov. 9 and officially ended Dec. 31, but donations will continue to be accepted through March 31. The campaign has raised more than $19 million to help families with housing, child care, food, transportation and employment in its 18 years. Last year, the campaign supported 1,777 local families.
For more details, go to www.iocp.org or call 763-489-7500.
Fire Department hosts child safety workshops
The Plymouth Fire Department will host four “Home Alone” workshops for children ages 8 to 10 this month and throughout this year.
The workshops will teach children how to respond in the event of an emergency while they are home alone. The next workshop will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the Plymouth Public Safety Building in the second-floor training room at 3400 Plymouth Blvd.