‘Art Crawl’ coming this weekend
The fourth annual Scott County Art Crawl, a self-guided tour of studios and other sites, happens on Saturday.
Thirty-five artists are featured in 18 stops in Prior Lake, Savage and Shakopee. The tour runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mediums include paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry and glass. Prices range from $5 to $1,000.
Maps are available at local businesses and online at www.scottcountyartcrawl.org.
Thousands raised for safer fire helmets
Nearly $5,000 has been raised to give Savage firefighters some safer — and more costly — new helmets.
The money comes from a promotion in July at city-owned liquor stores, topped off by a corporate donation.
For every bottle of wine sold from an outfit called Hook & Ladder Winery, $2 went to a fund to buy a new breed of brimless helmet widely used in Europe. The helmets reduce neck strain and are less apt to be knocked off as debris falls.
The final check for $4,856 was a combination of :
• More than $1,000 that came directly through purchases at the city’s Marketplace and Dan Patch stores;
• $800 that came from additional donations at cash registers;
• A $3,000 gift from Cargill Inc., the Minnetonka-based firm with major operations in the city.
The helmets cost $100 more than traditional firefighting gear.
Make a piñata of your own this weekend
It’s Hispanic Heritage Month, and in a city with a growing Latino population, there’s a piñata-making workshop on Saturday.
The Scott County Historical Society hosts the event, aimed at those age 7 and over, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Participants will design and create their own decorated containers to be filled with candy and other goodies and then burst open by striking it with a stick.
Registration is through Shakopee Community Education at 952-496-5029. There’s a fee of $1 for supplies.
Call the society at 952-445-0378 to learn more, or e-mail sher firstname.lastname@example.org.
The society is located at 235 Fuller St. S. in Shakopee.
Speaker will discuss ‘Minneapolis mob’
The annual meeting of the Scott County Historical Society this fall will feature a talk on the gangster history of the Hennepin Avenue strip in downtown Minneapolis.
Author Neal Karlen will address the group at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, discussing the scene at Augie’s, a gathering place for celebrities and gangsters alike. Karlen obtained FBI files on leading figures of the era, notably Kid Cann.
The event begins with an open house at 6 p.m., then a business meeting at 6:30 and a 45-minute presentation at 7, followed by questions and answers.
Admission is free for society members; for others, the fee is $4 for adults and $2 for students.
Town meeting will feature elected officials
There’s a town meeting this month in Jordan for citizens wishing to learn more about what’s going on at City Hall.
The event runs from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the city’s fire station, 501 Varner St. N.
Council members will talk about projects and activities and field questions from the audience.