West metro town briefs: Zimmerman to speak to GOP seniors

  • Updated: April 29, 2014 - 4:30 PM


Zimmerman to speak to GOP seniors

Fred Zimmerman, professor emeritus of manufacturing systems engineering at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, will speak at the Republican Seniors of Minnesota luncheon meeting on Tuesday, May 6. He’ll talk about how emerging technology will affect future innovations in the United States and his view that Minnesota has not fared well in retaining employment in key industries.

The Republican Seniors of Minnesota meet on the first Tuesday of each month, starting at 10 a.m., at Poor Richard’s Commonhouse, 8301 Normandale Blvd.

For more information, call 952-828-1943 or e-mail repseniorsmn@gmail.com.


Ice Show is Friday and Saturday

“It’s Magic on Ice,” the 48th annual ice show of the Braemar City of Lakes Figure Skating Club, will be held Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m. at Braemar Arena, 7501 Ikola Way.

The show features skaters ages 3 to 18, plus 23 dads. Skaters in the city’s Learn to Skate classes will perform as a group and club members will perform solos, duets, trios and in groups.

After winning a gold medal at the 2014 Midwestern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships and silver at the Spring Cup in Italy, the club’s junior synchronized skaters, Team Braemar, will perform the finale.

Tickets will be for sale at the door and are $7 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors. Children 5 and under get in free.


Forum to discuss climate change

Climate experts will speak about local climate change at a community forum May 1.

The event will take place at 7 p.m. at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 301 County Road 19 in Excelsior. Speakers will include Minnesota Public Radio chief meteorologist Paul Huttner, University of Minnesota climatologist and meteorologist Mark Seeley, Fresh Energy science policy director J. Drake Hamilton and Lutheran Coalition for Public Policy in Minnesota Executive Director Tammy Walhof.


Historic tales to be told in society’s series

The Deephaven Historical Society will present a series of talks at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at City Hall, 20225 Cottagewood Road

Capt. Hank Graef will talk about the Jefferson family of Cottagewood, and particularly about local individualist Rufus Jefferson, who mysteriously disappeared in his handmade sailboat a few years ago on Lake Superior. Former Groveland School principal Harold Melby will discuss the history of that school. And Walden resident Ann Furst will share some of the history of Walden and the Douglas mansion.

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