West metro town briefs: Tickets on sale for Bloomington senior dinner, dance

  • Updated: June 3, 2014 - 4:02 PM

Bloomington

Tickets now on sale for senior dinner, dance

Tickets are on sale for the “One Summer Night Senior Dinner and Dance” on Saturday, June 28, at the Knights of Columbus Marian Hall, 1114 American Blvd. W.

The evening will include an Italian pasta buffet dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and dancing from 7 to 9 p.m. to the music of Tim Patrick and His Blue Eyes Band. Semiformal attire is appropriate.

Tickets are $20 for individuals and $35 for couples. Dance-only tickets may be purchased for $10. The deadline for ticket sales is June 20. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 952-563-4944 or visit Creekside Community Center at 9801 Penn Av. S.

 

A celebration of Japanese culture at Normandale

Food, entertainment, shopping and a chance to connect with the Twin Cities’ Japanese community will be featured at a Japanese garden festival from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Normandale Community College.

Admission is $6 in advance, $8 at the door; free to children 12 and under. All proceeds will benefit Normandale’s Japanese garden. For more information, go to www.normandale.edu/japanesegarden.

EDINA

‘A life that matters’ is Thursday Rotary topic

Jeff Tollefson, executive director of the nonprofit Genesys Works, will speak Thursday, June 5, at the lunch meeting of the Edina Rotary Club.

The former co-founder of a global venture capital management firm helped establish Genesys in 2008. The group aims at building bridges between economically disadvantaged high school students, businesses that need tech workers and inner-city school systems.

The meeting will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Edina Country Club, 5100 Wooddale Av. The cost is $18 and includes lunch; reservations are not required. For more information, visit www.edinarotary.org.

Frank Lloyd Wright Jr. home honored by city

Edina’s Heritage Preservation Board awarded Brian and Linda Tell the 2014 Heritage Award for their preservation of the Arthur Erickson House at 5501 Londonderry Road.

The award recognizes outstanding contribution to the preservation, rehabilitation, restoration and use of Edina’s heritage resources.

The Arthur Erickson House was built in 1950 under the direction of architect Frank Lloyd Wright Jr. Arthur Erickson and his brother Alfred, who ran a petroleum business that became Holiday Stationstores, commissioned Wright to design two homes in Edina. Alfred’s home was torn down in 1998.

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