EDINA Fairview adds clinic offering ob-gyn care

Fairview Health Services has added a new clinic to its offerings in the Edina area. Paul Larson OB-GYN Clinic became part of Fairview on Sept. 1. The clinic's new name is Fairview-Paul Larson Clinic. It will remain in its current location at 6525 France Av. S. The Paul Larson Clinic has been in operation for more than 50 years. It specializes in obstetrics and gynecology while promoting women's health and wellness in every stage of life. Doctors provide everything from routine wellness care to complex gynecologic surgery.

Carver county

Child car-seat checks offered Sept. 13-19

Carver County Public Health is offering free child car-seat checks Sept. 13-19 to mark National Child Passenger Safety Week.

The county also offers car seats and booster seats to income-eligible county residents, and provides training for foster-care parents and licensed child-care providers to help them provide better safety restraints for children in automobiles.

For more information or to make an appointment to have your car seat checked, call Carver County Public Health at 952 361-1329.


Seminar to focus on drug abuse topics

The city of Chanhassen is hosting a free seminar by the Carver County Sheriff's Office with experts discussing and answering questions on substance and drug abuse.

The event will be held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Chanhassen Recreation Center. Topics will include national and local drug trends and issues, signs of drug use and abuse, Narcan, the drug take-back program and prescription medication abuse and disposal. For more information, call 952-227-1610.


Church to hold giant garage sale this week

St. Patrick's Church is hosting a mammoth garage sale with more than 20,000 square feet of furniture, household goods, antiques, jewelry, sporting goods, clothing and toys.

A presale event will be held Wednesday, Sept. 16, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 17-18. Friday features half-price goods in the morning and a bag sale from noon until closing at 3 p.m. St. Patrick's is at Valley View and Gleason roads. For more information, call 952-941-3164.


Sept. 25 event will benefit two charities

The 17th annual "Taste of the Lakes" event will take place Sept. 25, benefiting Meals on Wheels South Shore and the Metro Friendship Foundation for Autism.

Taste of the Lakes will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. at Bayview Event Center. It will include local food, cocktails and beer as well as a live and silent auction and live music from Chris Kelly and The Brute Squad.

Tickets are $35 for adults ($40 at the door) and $20 for children. To buy tickets or get more information, go to tasteofthelakesmn.com.


Council to interview finalists for top spot

The Maple Grove City Council will interview finalists for its top city spot, the city administrator, on Monday. The city has received 38 applications for the position. Finalists will be interviewed at 4 p.m. at the Maple Grove Government Center. and the council is expected to pick a new city administrator soon after, with the new hire starting by Oct. 31.

Longtime City Administrator Al Madsen is retiring on Oct. 30 after 32 years with the west metro suburb — only the fourth city administrator in Maple Grove's history.


City to host plant swap Sept. 14

The Stewards for Greening Plymouth, in partnership with the city, will hold a free plant swap 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, at the Plymouth Maintenance Facility, 14900 23rd Av. N.

Participants can bring perennials and swap them. To get involved, participants should place extra plants in pots and label them. Seeds and plant wares are also acceptable swap items. For more information, call city forester Paul Buck at 763-509-5944.


Prostate cancer group to meet Sept. 23

The North Memorial prostate cancer support group will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. , Sept. 23, in the Vance De Mong classroom at the main hospital building, 3300 Oakdale Av. N., Robbinsdale. This meeting will be an open discussion and welcome back from the summer break. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

There is no charge. For more information, call 612-388-3588.