Work on the plan began last year. County and park district staff will discuss the plan on Wednesday, May 7, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., and Thursday, May 8, in the Doty Board Room at Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall.
For more information visit www.hennepin.us/bikeplan.
Police and fire units host child safety event
The Hopkins fire and police departments will host a child safety event on Saturday, May 17.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Hopkins Fire Department, 101 17th Av. S. It will include child seat installation and inspection (call ahead for an appointment at 651-357-2798), water safety, bike safety (including bike helmets for $10), fire safety and Internet safety.
The Hopkins police and fire departments are organizing the event in partnership with Target, SafeKids Coalition, Cold Stone, Cabela’s, Hopkins/Minnetonka Parks and Recreation and Regions Hospital.
Once-a-year cleanup day set for May 10
The once-a-year Special Cleanup Day for Minnetrista and Mound will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, at the city of Minnetrista administration office, 7701 County Rd. 110 W. Use this event to conveniently dispose of your spring-cleaning-related items.
There are small fees associated with recycling some items. The following items will be accepted: appliances ($10 each for most); batteries (no charge for household or car batteries); carpet ($1.25 per square yard); electronics ($5 to $20, depending on type and size); fluorescent bulbs (price based on size of bulbs); old furniture ($5 to $25 depending on type and size); scrap metal; used tires (price dependent on type and size), and household items.
Items not accepted are regular biweekly recycling items (newspaper, cans, cardboard, glass containers), yard waste, construction waste, hazardous waste (paint, oil thinners), insulation, wood and treated wood.
For more information, call 952-472-0603.
Prostate cancer group will meet May 8
A University of Minnesota prostate cancer support group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Hope Lodge, 2500 University Av. SE, Minneapolis.
Dr. Christopher Weight, a urologist from the university, will speak to the group, and a question and answer segment will follow. Wives, family and friends are welcome to attend. There is no charge, parking is free, and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 612-388-3588.