Learn about curling leagues on Sept. 16

The Chaska Curling Center will hold a league informational meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Community Center Theater, 1661 Park Ridge Dr. ¶ The new six-sheet facility in Firemen's Park in downtown Chaska is scheduled to open in December. Attached to the curling center will be a Crooked Pint Ale House, as well as a 300-seat event center that will host weddings and special events. ¶ The city will hold a series of learn-to-curl sessions in December. For more information, call 952-227-7784 or go to


Event held on societies' book

The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society's next "Tapping History: Pints & Reflections on Lake Minnetonka's Past" will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14.

The event, to be held at the Excelsior Brewery, will focus on "Images of America: Lake Minnetonka: The Stories Behind the Pictures" with co-authors Joanie Holst of the Wayzata Historical Society, Lisa Stevens of the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society and Liz Vandam of the Westonka Historical Society.z

For more information, contact or 952-221-4766.


Church invites all to free block party

Golden Valley Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) will hold its fourth annual block party from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at the church at 5501 Glenwood Av. All local residents are invited to an afternoon of free food, games, music, fellowship and fun. For more information, go to

Showtime Chorus invites singers to join

The Showtime Chorus, which performs at community events, senior residences, nursing homes, churches and other functions, is inviting singers 55 and older to join. Practices are held at 9:15 a.m. Thursdays at the Sandburg Learning Center, 2400 Sandburg Lane. For more information, call 612-250-1417 or go to


Redevelopment moves forward

Plans to redevelop the Minnetonka Country Club — Shorewood's largest undeveloped parcel of land — got preliminary plat approval from the city's Planning Commission and move forward for a City Council vote this month.

Mattamy Homes paid $15.21 million for the country club and wants to build an upscale housing development of more than 100 homes on the nearly 120-acre site, which was one of the oldest golf courses in the state before abruptly closing last year.

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Woman's Club to hear singer Barb Huber

The Woman's Club of Hopkins will meet at noon, Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Mizpah United Church of Christ, 412 5th Av. N. Singer Barb Huber will perform. The cost is $12. Reservations must be made by Friday, Sept. 11, at 952-933-6325.


Prostate cancer group will meet Thursday

The University of Minnesota prostate cancer support group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at Hope Lodge, 2500 University Av. SE. There is no charge. For more information, call 612-388-3588.


Fire department gets $10,000 grant

The Minnetonka Fire Department recently received a $10,000 grant.

On Aug. 27, representatives from ADT Security Systems presented the grant at a Minnetonka home where an ADT alarm alerted residents to a dishwasher fire in July.

The grant will go toward the cost of replacing six of the fire department's gas monitors.

Rotary sponsoring charity golf outing

The Minnetonka Rotary is sponsoring "Links & Libations," a charity golf outing, on Thursday, Sept. 10, at Glen Lake Golf Course, 14350 County Road 62.

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Auditions set for Blue Water's 'Oliver!'

Blue Water Theatre Company of Wayzata will hold auditions for "Oliver!" for actors in grades 6-12 from 7 to 9:30 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Sept. 14, 15 and 17. Auditions will be held in Blue Water's studio in the lower level of the Wayzata Home Center, 1250 E. Wayzata Blvd.

Rehearsals begin on Monday, Sept. 21, and will run from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Performances will take place at Eisenhower Community Center in Hopkins on Dec. 3 and 5. For more information, go to or call 952-855-9147.