Historical Society seeks volunteers
The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society is seeking volunteers to help this summer.
Training will be provided by the museum; volunteers are needed from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 12:30 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. The museum opens June 7 and remains open into September. Contact Kathy Endres at 612-419-7296 or firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
More information is online at www.elmhs.org.
Mental health program is Thursday
The Human Rights Commission will present a program about understanding mental illness in children on Thursday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council chambers at City Hall, 7800 Golden Valley Rd.
The session features a half-hour video by Twin Cities Public Television followed by a panel discussion and questions.
Panelists include Lauren Nietz, a licensed social worker with Washburn Center for Children; Renelle Nelson, coordinator of the Children’s Mental Health and Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Project at PACER Center; and representatives from the Silver Ribbon Campaign, a student-led group from Minneapolis South High School that provides information, support, and stigma-busting regarding mental health issues.
Bottineau light rail hearings this week
The public is invited to two hearings and open houses this week on the Bottineau light-rail draft environmental impact statement.
Federal and state rules require that an environmental-impact statement be prepared for the proposed project. The statement discusses the purpose and need for the project and the alternatives being considered.
The proposed light-rail line would run 13 miles from Minneapolis through north Minneapolis to Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Crystal and Brooklyn Park.
The meeting on Wednesday, May 7, is at 6 p.m. at Golden Valley City Hall, 7800 Golden Valley Rd. The Thursday, May 8, meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. at Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center, 2001 Plymouth Av. N., Minneapolis.
Bike plan open house is today and Thursday
Hennepin County and Three Rivers Park District are updating a countywide bicycle plan that reflects the growing popularity of cycling in the region, and are inviting residents to learn more this week.