Fundraiser seeks discarded electronics
Boy Scout Troop #211 will partner with Tech Dump, an electronics recycling nonprofit, on May 31 to collect unwanted electronics as a fundraiser.
Gently used, obsolete or damaged electronics can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 31 in the parking lot of Advent Lutheran Church at 9475 Jefferson Hwy., Maple Grove.
Items such as computers, cellphones, electrical cords, internal/external drives, other electronic accessories, TVs and monitors will be accepted ($15-45 fee for CRT TVs and monitors — not flat panels).
Tech Dump will destroy all information and data on the electronics at their facility in Golden Valley.
The fundraiser will support the troop’s weekend camping and outing fees, and other supplies. For more information, go to www.TechDump.org/Troop211.
Lucid one of two state breweries at D.C. event
Minnetonka-based Lucid Brewing is one of two breweries representing Minnesota craft brewers at a Washington D.C. event in May.
The west metro brewery is one of 76 small and independent craft breweries from 29 states selected to participate in the seventh-annual “SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience” May 9-10. Brooklyn Center-based Surly Brewing is the other Minnesota brewery at the event.
Lucid, which opened in 2011, is owned by Eric Biermann and Jon Messier and has 14 distributors selling in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
For more information, go to www.lucidbrewing.com.
Fire Department hosts bike helmet sale
The Plymouth Fire Department will host its annual low-cost bike helmet program starting May 1.
Helmet sales will be held from 6-8 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month from May 1 through Aug. 21 at Fire Station III, 3300 Dunkirk Lane N.
Helmets also will be sold during “Music in Plymouth” on July 1 to replace the usual Thursday sale; no sale will be held July 3.
Bell helmets range in size from toddler to adult extra large and come in a variety of styles and colors. Traditional bicycle helmets cost $13; multisport helmets, $16-23.