West news briefs: Garden guessing game will benefit food shelf
- August 14, 2013 - 9:43 AM
City to hold 5K run/walk
Plymouth will hold its annual “Paint the Pavement 5K” run/walk on Saturday.
The run/walk will take place at 9 a.m. at the Hilde Performance Center, 3450 Plymouth Blvd. During the race, participants will pass checkpoints where they may collaborate on a group canvas painting, creating artwork on the trail. The event is open to all runners and walkers. It costs $20 per person; free admission for children ages 9 and younger.
To register online, go to http://bit.ly/Paint5K. Registration on race day will open at 7:30 a.m. For details, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 763-509-5200.
Pie and book sale
The Plymouth Senior Program will host an annual pie and book sale fundraiser this Wednesday.
The event runs from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Plymouth Creek Center, 14800 34th Av. N. Pies will be sold for $5 a slice and other items such as used books, scarves and wares created by the Plymouth Handycrafters will be for sale.
Proceeds will help support senior programs such as equipment and guest speakers. Donations for the event can be dropped off at the center by Wednesday, Aug. 14. For more information, call the Plymouth Creek Center at 763-509-5280.
Sunshine Factory moving
Sunshine Factory General Manager April Hanson wants to clear up any confusion regarding the restaurant’s pending move. Business will continue as usual at its New Hope location until its move to Plymouth, which is projected to happen in late November.
Construction started on the new Plymouth building on June 17, and owner Randy Rosengren anticipates that the New Hope location will stay operational until the grand opening of the Plymouth location.
Garden guessing game to benefit VEAP
People who live and work in Bloomington, Edina and Richfield are invited to compete for prizes by guessing how much produce will be donated this season to VEAP, the food shelf that serves those cities.
The game runs from Aug. 1 to Oct. 15 and is intended to increase donations from community gardens and farmers markets to VEAP. Last year, gardens supported by the Statewide Health Improvement Program in Bloomington, Edina and Richfield donated 2,515 pounds of produce to VEAP. At the Bloomington Farmers Market this year, people can donate produce by putting it in green bins with a VEAP donation banner.
For more information and to play the game, go to: www.startribune.com/a2429.
Interior painting session
The Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority will hold a free seminar on interior painting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Bloomington Civic Plaza Rehearsal Hall, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road. The seminar, taught by Eric Moored of TruNorth Painting, will include tips on paint, brush and tape selection, wall preparation and techniques for painting walls, ceilings and trim. The seminar will last up to 90 minutes and include time for questions.
The session will conclude with a door-prize drawing that is open only to Bloomington residents. For more information, call Brian Duerwachter at 952-563-8939 or visit www.ci.bloomington.mn.us and search for HRA workshop.
Climate change forum
Climate change in Minnesota is the subject of a free Aug. 21 Community Town Hall Forum at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 715 Minnetonka Mills Rd. J. Drake Hamilton, science policy director at Minnesota nonprofit Fresh Energy, will speak and take questions at 7 p.m. in the church’s Gallery.
Festival supports museum
Summerfest, an annual fundraiser at the Burschville one-room school located 3 miles west of Corcoran on County Road 10 a quarter-mile east of Burschville, is today from noon to 4:30 p.m. The festival features old-fashioned music, the “Those Pork Chops” food wagon, face painting, school tours, kids games, door prizes and raffles.
The festival is sponsored by the North Hennepin Pioneer Society, which is trying to preserve the school as a museum.
Free classic car event
Jaguar/Land Rover of Minneapolis is hosting a free classic car event on Saturday.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 8905 Wayzata Blvd., Golden Valley. Participants can bring their classic British cars or get a close-up of other vintage cars. The free event includes live Irish music, period costumes, photos with the classic cars, free food, ice cream and a raffle.
It’s sponsored by JLR Classics, Brits Pub, Via’s Vintage, Crispin Cider and Automoto Performance Studio. Also, a Twiggy Look-Alike Contest will award $100 gift cards to Via’s Vintage and Brits Pub to winners (RSVP for the contest via e-mail: email@example.com).
A conversation about welcoming newcomers
The Eden Prairie Human Rights and Diversity Commission and the Advocates for Human Rights are sponsoring a community conversation on Eden Prairie welcoming new residents next week.
The community event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Eden Prairie City Center, 8080 Mitchell Rd.
The event will record stories and experiences of newcomers and immigrants and give city residents a chance to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the community. It will also contribute to the One Voice Minnesota project, “Blueprint for Welcome,” an initiative by to determine what makes a welcoming community.
To register for the event, go to eponevoice.zohosites.com. For more information, contact Patricia Fenrick at 952-949-8394.
All-class reunion coming
Former students, staff, teachers and community leaders associated with Robbinsdale High School from 1936 until its closing in 1984 are invited to attend an all-school reunion Oct. 18-20.
Weekend events include an Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony Friday, a dance at the Medina Ballroom Saturday night, and a car show and pancake breakfast Sunday morning.
Visit robbinsdalehighschool.com or call Mark Sorenson at 612-669-0082 for more details.
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