Youth golf event to tee off on Thursday
To kick off the summer, Brooklyn Park will hold a youth golf event at Brookland Golf Park, 8232 Regent Av. N., on Thursday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to noon. The morning will feature games on every hole of the nine-hole course, prizes and more. This free event is limited to the first 75 people that sign up. To register, call 763-488-6497.
For more information, go to www.brooklynpark.org.
Group to host tour of historical society
Golden Valley residents and organizations that serve the community are encouraged to participate in the spring Bridge Builders meeting on Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Golden Valley Historical Society, 6731 Golden Valley Road.
The event will feature a presentation by the Golden Valley Historical Society, a tour of the newly remodeled society building and a discussion about how to organize around issues that concern city residents.
Bridge Builders is a citizen-led group of volunteers who want to connect with others to improve the community. For more information, visit www.goldenvalleymn.gov/community/bridgebuilders/index.php. ext.
Prostate support group to hold meeting
The University of Minnesota prostate cancer support group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 12, at Hope Lodge, 2500 University Av. SE., Minneapolis.
University medical oncologist Dr. Gautam Jha will speak at the meeting, 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.
‘Live on the Drive’ kicking off season
Jazz, gospel, and rhythm and blues vocalist Thomasina Petrus and her band will perform the first concert in the “Live on the Drive” summer concert series Thursday, June 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. The music will be followed at dusk by a showing of “Remember The Titans” in the park. Food vendors will be on hand at the site. Live on the Drive will also feature Clock & Clouds (rock and classical fusion) on July 10, and Bomba de Luz (folk/indie rock) on Aug. 14.
This series is presented by founding partner North Memorial Medical, along with numerous other partners. For more information, call 612-588-1155 or visit www.liveonthedrive.org.
Flag Day 5K run/walk to help vets, families
The third annual Flag Day 5K walk and run will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at the Northwest Metro VA Clinic, 7545 Veterans Dr. The event, sponsored by the Minnesota chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, raises money for the Fisher House near the Minneapolis VA Hospital. The Fisher House provides accommodations for patients and family members while a veteran is receiving major care at the VA hospital.
All participants will receive a T-shirt, and awards will be given to top finishers. Registration is $25 in advance at www.midwestevents.com or www.active.com, or $30 on race day.
The Fisher House in Minneapolis is one of 60 such facilities in the United States and Germany, offered by a private/public partnership. For more information, please visit www.fisherhouse.org.
Northport Elementary picked for art program
The Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley has chosen Northport Elementary in Brooklyn Center as one of four schools to participate in Turnaround Arts: Minnesota, a national initiative designed to narrow the achievement gap and improve student engagement through the arts. Northport is part of the Robbinsdale Area school district.
The other Minnesota schools selected to participate in the two-year school-improvement program are Bethune Elementary in Minneapolis, Red Lake Middle School and Northside Elementary in St. James.
Turnaround Arts is being led by the Perpich Center for Arts Education and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Minnesota is one of six new places across the nation selected for the program by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Arts and several private foundations. Schools in the program receive intensive arts education resources and expertise.