West metro town briefs: Miracle League baseball registration opens

  • Updated: March 18, 2014 - 1:19 PM


Registration open for West Metro Miracle League

Registration is open through March 30 for the West Metro Miracle League, a baseball league for special-needs children and youth.

The league is open to all special-needs children ages 3 to 19 with cognitive or physical challenges; games will take place at Minnetonka’s Bennett Family Park every Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday in May and June.

Each player is paired with a volunteer buddy for the season; the field also features a special rubberized surface for safety purposes. This year, the league is adding a new “Player’s League” for players requiring only minimal help from buddies.

A preseason clinic for all registered players will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on March 30 at the Tonka Dome at Minnetonka High School.

The league, which started in 2008, has grown to include 150 players and more than 1,000 buddies and volunteers. The cost to register a player is $75 per child; families with more than one child receive a discount of $5 per child when registered at the same time. To sign up go to www.westme tromiracleleague.org.


Planning a wedding? City hosts Bridal Expo

The city of Plymouth will hold its annual Bridal Expo from noon-3 p.m. March 22.

The event will take place at the Plymouth Creek Center, 14800 34th Av., and will showcase wedding services and suppliers such as caterers, party rentals, florists, bakeries and photographers.

Preregistration costs $2; admission at the door costs $4. To preregister, call Plymouth Creek Center at 763-509-5280.

Think spring: City to hold free plant workshop

The city of Plymouth’s free plant-selection workshop will take place March 27.

The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Plymouth Library, 15700 36th Av. N. Participants will learn how to select trees and shrubs and balance aesthetic appeal, utility, sustainability and wildlife benefits. A University of Minnesota tree care adviser will be available to provide one-on-one assistance.

For more information, call Forestry Technician Lara Newberger at 763-509-5945. For information on available plants and pricing, or to place an order, go to plymouthmn.gov/treesale.

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