West news briefs: Eden Prairie seeks public art entries

  • Updated: August 12, 2014 - 3:00 PM
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The Edina Singing Seniors will begin their 40th season. Rehearsals begin at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 2 at the Edina Senior Center.

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EDEN PRAIRIE

City seeks public art entries by Aug. 15

Eden Prairie’s new aquatics renovation will include public art and the city is seeking art applications until Aug. 15.

The Eden Prairie Community Center is undergoing construction now on a $20.9 million renovation and 32,000-square-foot addition that will replace the center’s 30-year-old pool with a new recreation pool as well as add two eight-lane lap pools.

The city plans to have a donor appreciation wall in the main entrance and a mural or lightweight wall relief behind spectator seating in the competition pool area; the city says it’s looking for artwork with an aquatics theme and community interaction. The budget for each project is $20,000.

To apply or get more information, go to http://bit.ly/1kEtscF or edenprairie.org.

EDINA

Singing Seniors open their 40th season

The Edina Singing Seniors will begin their 40th season in September. Rehearsals begin at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, and Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Edina Senior Center. New members are always welcome. For more information, go to edinasingingseniors.com.

HOPKINS

Gun violence forum to be held Aug. 20

All are invited to a forum called “Shifting the Narrative on Guns and Violence: Why Stories Have Power to Save the World,” to be held in the gallery at Gethsemane Lutheran Church from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20. Heather Martens, executive director of Protect MN, an advocacy group that works to prevent gun violence, will speak.

Gethsemane is at 715 Minnetonka Mills Rd., Hopkins. For more information, call 952-935-1753 or go to www.glconline.org.

PLYMOUTH

City holding photo contest until Aug. 31

The city of Plymouth is accepting photo submissions for its annual photo contest through Aug. 31.

The contest, cosponsored by the city and Plymouth Magazine, goes through Aug. 31. All entries can be submitted digitally via plymouthmag.com. The grand-prize winner will receive $100 while top picks in each category will receive $50. Plymouth Magazine will also provide gift cards to local businesses for winners. For complete contest rules, go to plymouthmag.com.

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