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Continued: West metro town briefs: Bloomington seeks community center volunteers

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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 to volunteer.

More information is online at

Golden Valley

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.

Golden Valley/Minneapolis

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.

Hennepin County

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.

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