Briefs: Carver County names library director

  • Updated: September 2, 2014 - 6:26 PM

A new Hennepin County library will open at 337 Water St., Excelsior.


New library director to be Heidi Hoks

Carver County has named Heidi Hoks as library director.

Hoks, 59, of Waconia, most recently served as Carver County branch manager, overseeing the Waconia, Norwood Young America and Watertown libraries.

Before joining the county’s library system, she was youth service coordinator for the Great River Regional Library, a six-county regional library system headquartered in St. Cloud, and assistant library director at the Northwest Regional Library, a five-county regional library system headquartered in Thief River Falls.

She started her new job Aug. 18.



‘Nature,’ a play, is back at arboretum

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum will host “Nature,” a play about the friendship of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau and their mutual love of nature. It is a production of TigerLion Arts, which presented an earlier version of the work in 2010 at the arboretum.

“Nature” is performed outdoors as a “walking play,” with the cast taking the audience on a journey through the natural environment as scenes unfold around them. Bagpipes, ancient flutes, drums and rich choral arrangements are intricately woven into the script.

“Nature” will run from Sept. 12 to Oct. 12 on select Thursday and Friday evenings and weekends. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 for arboretum members and $15 for students. Children 12 and under will be admitted free. Tickets many be bought on site, online at or by calling 952-443-1411.

For more information, go to



Fraser opens clinic in Eden Prairie

Fraser, Minnesota’s largest provider of autism services, has opened a fifth clinical site in Eden Prairie.

The new 12,000-square-foot clinic, located at 6458 City West Pkwy., offers services for children with autism and other disabilities, along with mental health and pediatric therapy services. For more information, call 612-861-1688 or go to

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