To promote October as National Fire Prevention Month, the Plymouth Fire Department is hosting a fire prevention poster contest for 4th and 5th grade students. This year’s theme is 'Hear the Beep Where You Sleep,' and focuses on the importance of smoke alarms in every bedroom.
Minnetonka High School Student Government will be leading local community participation in Kindness in Chalk Day, Friday, Oct. 9. Local businesses and neighborhoods are invited to join in the effort to write messages of kindness, inspiration, and encouragement on sidewalks and chalkboards throughout the community.
The good news is the Highway 101 bridge in Shakopee is still expected to open before Thanksgiving. The bad news is there is still work to be done, necessitating a weeklong closure starting at 5 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7 through 5 a.m. Oct. 14.
Last month, Hammer Residences, Inc., a nonprofit serving Twin Cities’ adults and children with developmental disabilities now in its 92nd year, named Barbara Brandt it’s new director of communication. In her role, she will lead the organization-wide communications plan to increase awareness and visibility of Hammer throughout the community. As a member of the executive team, Brandt will work with other team members to implement the strategic goals of the organization.
The 17th Annual Taste of the Lakes at Bayview Event Center in Excelsior on Sept. 25 brought community members together to enjoy food and drink from favorite local restaurants, all while supporting Metro Friendship Foundation and Meals on Wheels South Shore.
Every Wednesday, beginning Oct. 7, Teens Alone will be serving a hot meal to young people (12-24) at the drop-in center at their office at The Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Room 235 in Hopkins.