Since first opening its doors 25 years ago, this local non-profit has helped thousands of homeless and at-risk kids and their families, expanding its original no-cost counseling services to include broader ranges of youth ages and issues. Focused on preventing youth homelessness in the west metro area, Teens Alone is upgrading its location to make its services more accessible. The agency is moving to The Eisenhower Community Center on August 1.
Saturday Mornings on the Farm: Explore the barn at Gale Woods Farm where you can meet animals, assist with chores, and participate in other seasonal farm activities. Program is outside, rain or shine. Strollers are not allowed in the barn or with the animals. Closed-toe shoes required. Cost is $5 and there is a 20 percent discount for groups of four or more. This program is open to all ages and children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Saturday, August 1, from 9:30 a.m.-noon, at Gale Woods Farm, 7210 County Rd 110 West, Minnetrista.
Our Savior Early Childhood Center & Kindergarten located in Excelsior have earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals.
A s Baby Boomers age and senior citizens continue to live independently in their own homes, the need for home-based services will increase as well. Enter Meals on Wheels South Shore, serving nutritious menu options to local seniors and people with disabilities throughout the south Lake Minnetonka area.
In just a decade’s time, the annual Tour de Tonka bike ride has become a staple of the west metro community, growing from 819 riders in 2006 to over 3,100 riders in 2014. Riders from more than 200 different Minnesota communities and 20 states participated in the event last year.