Eden Prairie

District seeks input on referendum

The Eden Prairie school board is conducting two sessions for parents and community members to solicit input about a referendum proposal on the November 2014 ballot.

The sessions are scheduled from 12:30 to 2 p.m. April 21 and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 24. The session on April 21 will be in the North A and B conference rooms and the April 24 session will be in rooms 282 and 283 at the district's Administrative Services Center at 8100 School Rd., Eden Prairie.

Feedback from the sessions, along with input to be gathered from a community survey, will be used by the board to make a decision about what to seek in the referendum proposal.

Those planning to attend should register for a session to help in planning for the number of people. Check the district website, www.edenpr.org, under "District News" for a registration link.


Early childhood group plans kids' stuff sale

As part of its efforts to foster Earth-friendly practices at school, at home, and throughout the community, Robbinsdale Area Schools' Early Child Family Education (ECFE) Parent Advisory Council will sponsor its annual kids' stuff garage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 in the New Hope Learning Center's community gym.

The sale will include baby and child clothing, toys, books, games, baby furniture, strollers, swings, outdoor play equipment, maternity wear and more.

A suggested $2 donation will go to the Robbinsdale Area Schools ECFE Scholarship Fund.

Entertainment for adults and kids from 9:30 a.m. to noon will include flower planting, bug exploration and sorting, and a natural-products raffle.

For more information, call Britt Bakke at 612-296-3887.


'Wild Trees' author to speak at Blake School

Richard Preston, author of "The Wild Trees," will speak from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 at the Blake School's Upper Campus.

Preston's new book chronicles the unique ecosystem above the giant redwood trees of California. He will sign copies of the book at the event.

In addition to his appearance Wednesday night, Preston will be in residency at the Blake School through Thursday as its 2014 Otis Environmental Visiting Author.

For more information, contact Dan Trockman at dtrockman@blakeschool.org or go to www.blakeschool.org.