City hosts 5K run/walk

Plymouth will host the first annual "Paint the Pavement" 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday.

The race will take place at 9 a.m. at the Hilde Performance Center, with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Pre-registration costs $17 a person; on-site registration is $20. Children under age 9 are free. Long-sleeved T-shirts will be provided and proceeds go to the Plymouth Arts Council.

To preregister, go to or call 763-509-5200.

Police department offers 'File of Life'

The Plymouth Police Department is offering residents a tool to help give lifesaving information to emergency responders. The File of Life gives responders critical information when victims aren't able to speak for themselves such as their medical history, allergies and emergency contact information.

To pick up a free File of Life card and holder, go to the Police Department at 3400 Plymouth Blvd. between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays or 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays.


Colonial Church packs meals for Haiti

Colonial Church of Edina on Saturday will again be packing meals for Haiti.

Last year, 800 people packed 267,000 meals to ship to Haiti and the Dominican Republic. This year they will be filling an entire semi-trailer truck with vacuum-packed meals from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Volunteers will work in two-hour shifts. Gather a group of family and friends to participate. For more information, go to or call 952-925-2711.


Fall leaf pickup set for Saturday

The city is asking residents to have leaves and yard waste in compostable bags and placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on Saturday. The city said it won't be collecting any other items that day.


Welcome group invites members

The Newcomers Club of the Southwest Suburbs meets the fourth Tuesday of the month to help new Minnesota residents make new friends and enjoy new activities.

As a civic and social club, the group meets as a large group but breaks into smaller interest groups each month.

The next meeting is Nov. 27 at the regular meeting place, Dunn Bros. Coffee at 8107 Eden Prairie Road in Eden Prairie.

People can attend two to three meetings for free, but annual memberships cost $25. For more information, go to


Women's Club celebrates 50 years

The Bloomington Federated Women's Club is celebrating it 50th year next Wednesday.

A social hour starts at 11:15 a.m., with lunch at 11:45 followed by a program at Minnesota Valley Country Club in Bloomington, 6300 Auto Club Road.

Guests will include Bloomington Mayor Gene Winstead. Reservations can be made by calling 952-831-5252. The cost is $17.


STEP seeks donations, holiday volunteers

The St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP) will distribute toys in December and needs volunteers to donate funds, toys or time.

New toys are needed for children up to age 10, and $10 Target gift cards will give parents the ability to buy gifts for their teenagers.

Volunteers are needed to sort and distribute toys from Dec. 17-20. For more information, contact Julie Jergens at 952-925-4899 or jjergens@


Town hall meeting to be held Saturday

The Edina City Council will hold a town hall meeting from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday in the Fireside Room of the Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square.

Residents are urged to attend to ask questions and share their views about issues facing the city.

Hometown heroes tribute to veterans

Researcher Marshall Schwartz will tell stories of young men from Edina who were killed in action during wartime at 10 a.m. Nov. 14 at the Edina Senior Center.

Schwartz did the research in connection with the proposed veterans memorial at Utley Park and has compiled the biographies of 32 young men in a book.

The program is cosponsored by the Edina Veterans Memorial Committee, the Edina Senior Center and the Edina Historical Society. The event is free and light refreshments will be served.

Politics in the age of social media session

Hamline University Prof. David Schultz will speak on how the media covers politics in the age of social media Saturday from 9:45-11:30 a.m. at the Edina Community Library, 5280 Grandview Square.

The presentation is sponsored by the League of Women Voters Edina.


JazzMN Orchestra salutes New Orleans

The JazzMN Orchestra will present "The Big Easy" in a concert of New Orleans jazz music Nov. 17.

The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Hopkins High School Performing Arts Center, 2400 Lindberg Drive in Minnetonka. A reception will be held for concertgoers with JazzMN musicians after the concert.

Advance tickets are $27-$29 for adults and $17 for students. At the door, they are $29-$33, and student rush tickets are $10. Go to or call 1-866-811-4111.


Dinner and auction are part of parish fest

Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church is holding its Parish Festival on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, a grilled steak dinner will be served at 6 p.m., with quilt raffle and sales, silent auction items and drawings for adults and youth starting at 4 p.m. in the Parish Center.

On Sunday, Turkey Bingo starts at 2 p.m., followed by turkey sandwiches. The day will wrap up at 4 p.m. with drawings, a silent auction and quilt selections.

The public is invited to attend. Contact Eric Lloyd at 763-477-5045 for more information.