West news briefs: Memorial day events
- May 22, 2012 - 11:19 AM
WEST METROMemorial day events
Eden Prairie: The event will take place at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial at Purgatory Creek Park. For more information on the Eden Prairie Veterans go to www.edenprairieveterans.com.
Richfield: Veterans will be honored at 2 p.m. at the Honoring All Veterans Memorial, 6501 Portland Av. Fundraising BBQ will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Village Shores Senior Community, 6501 Woodlake Dr. For more info, call John Evans: 612-861-9395.
Rockford: Parade starts at 10 a.m. at the Rockford Middle School with Navy services at the Crow River and memorial services at the Elmwood Cemetery. In case of rain, services will be held in the Rockford High School Gymnasium. The Rockford Lions pork chop dinner starts at 11 a.m. in the Riverside Park-Lions Building. For information contact Eric Lloyd at 763-477-5045.
All are on Monday. Check with individual cities for those not listed.
EDINA'Name Your Neighborhood' effort begins May 30
Residents are invited to attend the first "Name Your Neighborhood" community meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square. Participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm ideas for neighborhood boundaries and names within the city and learn more about the benefits of neighborhood associations.
Additional meetings will be held on July 11 and Sept. 12 at the same time and location. For more information, contact Susan Howl, 952-826-0403 or showl@EdinaMN.gov.
GOLDEN VALLEYVolunteers sought for lilac maintenance
For four years, citizen volunteers have worked to beautify Hwy. 55 in Golden Valley by planting lilacs and other vegetation. This year, volunteers can pitch in for "maintenance morning" to help with upkeep in the planted areas. The first annual Lilac Project Maintenance Morning will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, at 9010 Olson Memorial Hwy.
Volunteers are needed to weed and survey the plants this spring and to add mulch to planting areas in the fall. Register with Sandy Werts at 763-512-2341 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MINNETONKATransit study's open house is tonight
The city and Metro Transit are seeking the public's opinion about potential bus service changes in the city. A concept plan with initial recommendations will be presented at an open house on Wednesday at the Ridgedale Library's RHR meeting room, from 4 to 7 p.m. The concept plan will be presented at 5 and 6 p.m. This study will build upon the city's transit vision and goals, which were recently developed in a separate study led by the city. Comments and feedback on the bus system, including the locations of bus routes and schedule times, can be sent to minnetonkastudy@metro transit.org.
MINNEAPOLISBike ride in Northeast is set for June 2
The Northeast Ride, billed as a "creative cycling tour of northeast Minneapolis," will be held Saturday, June 2, and cover about 12 miles, with stops along the way.
The event, intended to be "family friendly and accessible for riders of all levels," will start and end at the Northeast Armory, 1025 Broadway NE. (across from Beltrami Park). Activities will take place at the various stops, which include Logan Park, Jac Flats, Bottineau Park, Marshall Terrace Gardens, Deming Heights Park, Waite Park, Johnstock and Windom Park.
It's $25 to participate, and registration can be done online at www.northeastride.org or by mailing payment to Northeast Ride, PO Box 18398, Minneapolis, MN 55418. The event is free for riders under 13 with paid registration by a legal guardian.
With registration, participants will get $10 off a one-year subscription to the Nice Ride rental program in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
CHANHASSENSprinkling restrictions are in effect
Odd/even sprinkling restrictions are now in effect through September 30. Residents with addresses that end in odd numbers may water their lawns and gardens on odd days of the month; those with even number addresses can sprinkle on even days of the month. The limits include car washing and other uses, except drinking. The restrictions apply only to city water use; private wells and alternate water sources are exempt.
Those who are seeding or sodding new lawns and need to water daily can receive permits at no charge from the city's engineering department.
PLYMOUTHPark upgrades set
Four city parks will get facelifts this summer that will include repairing trails and courts, trimming and mulching trees, painting benches and replacing fencing. The parks include Plymouth Creek City Park, Schmidt Lake Neighborhood Park, Mission Hills Neighborhood Park and Maple Creek Neighborhood Park. Playgrounds will be improved at Maple Creek Park, and crews will add garden borders and improve the sound system at Millennium Garden, a popular site for weddings and other events. It is located next to Plymouth Creek Center, at 14800 34th Av. N.
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