Event honors student killed in crash

Two student organizations at Lakeville North High School are honoring Alyssa Ettl, who was killed in a car crash in December, by sponsoring a book drive in her name. The school's DECA Chapter and Fellowship of Christian Athletes Association are partnering to collect books through Wednesday, Feb. 12. The books, which will be collected in the lobbies of all Lakeville schools, will be given to Andersen United Community School in Minneapolis.

As vice president of community outreach with DECA, Ettl had begun planning the book drive before she died.

The book drive will conclude with an event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 12 at Lakeville North High School at 19600 Ipava Av., Lakeville. The event, which is open to the public, will feature live entertainment, food and a raffle.

For information, contact Caleb Bussler at 952-500-0603 or Cody Jones at 952-451-0520.

South metro

Explore link between exercise, academics

The Farmington and Lake­ville districts are sponsoring a session titled "How does physical activity impact learning, behavior and academics?", the third installment in their 2013-14 Parenting Series.

Gym teachers and speakers Joe McCarthy and Jack Olwell will discuss how fitness can improve kids' learning and behavior from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, in the Farmington High School gym, 20655 Flagstaff Av., Farmington. The event is free and open to the public. Advance registration isn't required. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

For questions, contact Judy Johnson at 952-232-2355 or Barb Pierce at 651-460-3203.

Burnsville- Eagan-Savage

Foundation 191 to hold fundraiser

Foundation 191, the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage education foundation, is hosting a "Grapes and Grains for Grants" fundraiser from 6:30 to 9 p.m. event on Feb. 27 at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Av., Burnsville.

The event will feature beer and wine tasting, food and a silent auction. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. They can be purchased at, at Red Lion Liquor in Burnsville or from a Foundation 191 board member.

Proceeds will benefit Foundation 191, which helps support educational needs in the district. The nonprofit has awarded 37 grants totaling more than $37,000 since 2010.

For more information, to become a sponsor or to donate auction items, contact Steve Fiebiger at 952-746-5171 or e-mail