West metro town briefs: Step to It Challenge registration open

  • Updated: April 8, 2014 - 2:17 PM

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Step to It Challenge registration is open

Residents of 24 cities can register now for the Step to It Challenge, which pits residents of different cities against each other to see who can be the most active from May 4 to 31.

Thousands of people are expected to compete in Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Crystal, Eden Prairie, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Minnetonka, Minnetonka Beach, New Hope, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Rogers, Sabathani Community, Shorewood, St. Louis Park and United Tribes of Little Earth.

Walking, biking, picking up litter and helping to plant a community garden all count toward the goal as “steps.” The top stepper in each community will win a pair of Twins tickets and be recognized at Target Field this summer.

To register and for more information, go to www.steptoit.org.


National Poetry Month to be marked on April 16

The Edina Poetry Club will cele­brate National Poetry Month with readings and discussion on Wednesday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square.

Poets Susan King, Todd Boss, Van Anderson and David Brink will read their poetry and discuss what makes great poetry. Light refreshments will be served at this free event.

City seeks opinions on beekeeping

As part of the yearlong discussion series on www.SpeakUpEdina.org, the city wants to know what people think about residential beekeeping.

The discussion, which will be online until April 30, asks whether people support or oppose beekeeping, what sort of limitations should be on those who choose to keep bees and whether a permit should be required.

Residents, business owners and visitors are encouraged to weigh in.

City photo contest open now for entries

Submissions to the city of Edina’s photo contest, called “Images of Edina,” is now open. The free contest is open to photographers who live, work or attend school in Edina.

Entry categories are people, plants and wildlife, learning, raising families and doing business. Photographers may enter up to five photos, with no more than one image per category.

The deadline for entry is June 13 at 4:30 p.m. Photos must be submitted online through contest co-sponsor Edina Magazine’s website at www.EdinaMag.com.

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