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Board approves levy for 2016
2016 proposed budget includes child protection system changes, election upgrades
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners approved a $726.8 million maximum property tax levy that will improve the
safety of children, modernize the county’s elections system and support
self-sufficiency and workforce initiatives.
The maximum property tax levy represents an increase of
$31.2 million or 4.48 percent from last year’s adjusted levy. The board is
required by state law to adopt a maximum property tax levy in September.
Commissioners may later approve a property tax levy that is lower than the
approved maximum, but they cannot set it higher than the maximum adopted at the
September 22 meeting. In November, property owners will receive a notice that
shows the effect of the county maximum levy on their properties, as well as the
effect of taxes proposed by other local units of government such as cities and
Full budget up for
approval December 15
On September 8, Hennepin County Administrator David Hough
presented a proposed budget of $1.9 billion; the figure the board approved on
September 22 is the part of the budget that is covered by property taxes.
"The board has taken an initial look at balancing
priorities for this budget cycle," said Board Chair Jan Callison. "We
will continue to look carefully at funding, program and service needs and
impacts before setting the final budget in December.”
Hennepin County’s property tax levy has increased by an
average of 0.19 percent per year over the past four years, but changes in state
and federal funding and onetime and systemic changes continue to make
the county more reliant on the property tax levy to fund programs and services.
The 2016 budget reflects onetime and systemic changes that
are meant to improve conditions for some of the county’s most vulnerable
residents, increase innovation and self-sufficiency, support services to
residents, and demonstrate a commitment to solid fiscal priorities and
responsibilities that remain evident in more than three decades of AAA bond
Some elements of the
Child protection: A plan to improve the safety of children in the county includes increasing
critical staff and reexamining current work practices.
Elections: In preparation for national and local elections in 2016, the county is updating
existing voting equipment.
workforce initiatives: As Baby Boomer employees retire, the Career Connections program identifies,
trains and hires qualified candidates for gateway county positions with
opportunities for additional education and advancement.
The board held a series of budget hearings in September and will continue to do so until the final budget and levy are accepted in
December. Remaining hearings and other important dates (for full schedule, see
of Budget and Finance information):
September 25, 9 a.m. to noon;
November 2, 1 to 4 p.m.;
December 1, 6 p.m. (Board holds Truth-in-Taxation public meeting);
December 10, 9 to 11 a.m.;
December 11, 10 a.m. to noon;
December 11, 1 to 3 p.m. (if needed);
December 15, 1:30 p.m.,
County Board approves 2016 budget and levy at regularly scheduled board
Lowry North Open Streets this Saturday!
final Open Streets Minneapolis event of 2015 is this Saturday, September 26 in
conjunction with Harvest Fest on Lowry Avenue North between Emerson and Vincent. Get your free Open Streets T-shirt while you
still can. Organizers need a few more volunteers to power the event this
Saturday. As a volunteer, you get to do anything from roving the street with
giant bubbles to taking photos or helping to keep the street clean and
car-free. Come celebrate community with us. You choose what you do and
when you'll do it. To learn more or volunteer, visit openstreetsmpls.org/lowry_ave_n.
Faces, One Library
100 Year Anniversary Celebration
You’re invited to celebrate 100 years of
service to the community!
Saturday, Oct. 10, 12 to 4 pm (program at 12:30)
Hennepin County Library – Sumner
611 Van White Memorial Blvd., Minneapolis, MN 55411
- Enjoy historical exhibits, silent film, music and fun activities for the whole family during the open house.
- See open mic performances by Open Door Learning Center students at 2 p.m.
- Honor the diverse groups who have been a part of the Sumner Library community through the decades!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Sumner Library.
Event parking will be at Summit Academy OIC (935 Olson Memorial Highway) and Harvest Preparatory and Seed Academy (1300 Olson Memorial
About Sumner Library: This Carnegie-funded library opened in 1915. It is named for
Charles Sumner, a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and an outspoken
abolitionist. The library has received historic designation from the City of
Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission and is listed on the National
Register of Historic Places. A 2004-05 renovation refurbished or reclaimed many
historical building features. Learn more at the anniversary celebration or
online at hclib.org.
Golden Valley Library closed for remodeling
Valley Library will be closed for remodeling from September 21, 2015, through January 22, 2016. Knutson Construction will take
ownership of the building and will be running the remodel project. More information may be found here.
Webber Park Library update
Commissioner Linda Higgins, Hennepin County staff and LSE Architects met with community members on September 9, 2015, to discuss the new Webber Park Library project. Designs for the library’s outdoor spaces, including the shape of the outdoor reading area, planting materials and outdoor furniture, were discussed. The focus will be on native plants that attract pollinators. Samples of granite and zinc that will be used on the library’s exterior were displayed.
The architects provided an updated interior image of the library to show how color, lighting and furnishings designs are developing. The image included an example of a sound-absorption wall panel shown above the children’s area. Acoustical ceiling panels and insulated windows that reduce sound transmission from outside of the library are also included in the plan, found here.
Absentee voting is in effect for the following jurisdictions in District 2 with elections this year.
Medicine Lake (46A)*
Plymouth (Portion in 46A)*
ISD 270 Hopkins, ISD 282 St Anthony, ISD 284 Wayzata
*Election because of the special election for the 46A legislative district caused by the resignation of Rep. Ryan Winkler. Some of those voters will have both the special election for 46A and a school district election on their ballots. Only Golden Valley and St Anthony have city offices on the ballot in District 2.
You may visit the Hennepin County Elections office, your city hall, or your school district for in-person absentee ballots. To find your voting information, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website at: mnvotesinfo.sos.state.mn.us.
Note: League Of Women
Voters Candidate Forum Oct. 7
The Golden Valley League of Women Voters candidate forum for
the 2015 Golden Valley City Council election is October 7 at 7 p.m. in the
City Hall Council Chambers, 7800 Golden Valley Rd. Read
Target hiring event Wednesday, September 30
Target is hosting a hiring
event from 9:00 am to noon, Wednesday, September 30 at the Minneapolis
Central Library, at 300 Nicollet Mall. The event will take place in the
Robins, Kaplan, Miller and Ciresi Community Meeting Room, second floor (above Dunn
Brothers) of the library. Positions are available at the St. Louis Park and
Hennepin Gallery exhibit memorializes veterans and soldiers
lost to suicide
The 8030 Project
on display September 4 through October 27
Every day an estimated 22 U.S. veterans and soldiers commit
Every year, that adds up to more than 8,000 lives
The 8030 Project, a veterans’ suicide awareness project, was
created as a community participatory public art project to raise awareness of
these unnecessary and tragic deaths. An installation featuring images from The
8030 Project will be seen at the Hennepin County Government Center in the
Hennepin Gallery from September 4 through October 27, 2015 (more information here).
Images featured in the installation are culled from The 8030
Project’s open call to create individual memorials for these lost lives. The
memorials use everyday objects in everyday spaces; 22 items represent the 22
lives lost. They can be as simple as a circle of chairs, stones on a beach or a
drawing. More than 100 submissions have been collected over the past year on
the project’s website, www.8030project.com.
The exhibit is a selection of the submissions with the stories that accompany
Despite increasing media coverage and heightened public
awareness, the number of deaths keeps rising. This project provides a tangible,
local experience to help people understand what the numbers truly mean.
This will be The 8030 Project’s first large-scale
Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin (CAPSH) now accepting applications for its Energy Assistance Program
Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin (CAPSH) is
now accepting applications for its Energy Assistance Program (EAP). EAP
is a federally funded program that provides financial assistance to low income
households to maintain electric and heat services during the winter. Assistance is available to all eligible Hennepin County
residents, including the City of Minneapolis.
CAPSH staff will be available at the following suburban
Hennepin County locations to accept applications and answer client questions:
8800 Highway 7, Suite 401
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Hours: M,W 8:00 AM- 7:00 PM
Tue, Th, F 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Family Service Center
Center, MN 55429
Hours: M, W, F 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Community Service Center
Aldrich Ave. S.
Hours: Thurs. 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM
During the 2015-2016 heating season, CAPSH will also
have staff available at three Minneapolis locations.
Center For Changing Lives
Lutheran Social Services
2400 Park Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Hours: M - F 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Plymouth Ave. N., #112
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Hours: M - F 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
E. 38th St., #211
Mon. 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
T - F 8:00 AM to4:30 PM
Important notes regarding CAPSH’s Energy Assistance
- Energy Assistance applications are available now
through May 31, 2016.
- Both renters and homeowners can apply.
- It is a grant, not a
loan. Benefit recipients do not have to pay the money back.
The grant is intended
to cover a portion of the household’s energy and heating bill. It is
important that those who receive energy assistance continue to make payments
and/or request a reasonable payment plan with their energy provider.
- The grant is paid
directly to the electric and heat provider.
- Homeowners may be
eligible for emergency furnace repair or replacement.
- Applicants are encouraged to apply before they
face an emergency.
- Applications are processed on a first-come,
this program is based upon income guidelines corresponding to household size.
The 2015-2016 EAP
application may be downloaded from the link below or requested by calling CAPSH
at 952-930-3541. Applicants can also fill out this form for more information on applying or to request an
2015 – 2016 Energy Assistance
Give your input on
Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)
The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)
helps families with children meet their basic needs, while helping parents move
to financial stability through work. Parents are expected to work, and are
supported in working with both cash and food assistance. Most families have a
lifetime limit of 60 months on MFIP.
invites members of the public to provide input as it develops its 2016-2017
Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) Biennial Service Agreement, which is
to be submitted to the state of Minnesota in October 2016.
To provide input in the development of the service
agreement, you may contact Diane Loeffler at 612-348-6942 or diane.loeffler@hennepin,us.
Public input will be accepted until October 11.
More information about the biennial service agreement can
be found on the Minnesota
Department of Human Services website. More information about the Hennepin
County MFIP program can be found on the MFIP
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New human service center opens in November
The Central/Northeast human service center is expected to open
at the Health Services Building in downtown Minneapolis at 525 Portland Avenue in November, making
this location the fifth human service center to open in Hennepin County since
2012. A human service center located at Lake and Hiawatha in South Minneapolis
is scheduled to open in early 2017.
All human service centers provide a full range of services and
host specialty services delivered by onsite, nonprofit partners to help clients
get services faster. Clients choose the center that works best for their
location and schedule.
Find more information about open locations, hours, specialty
services and parking.
Visit the county buildings web page.
Northwest changes opening hours
The Northwest Suburban Human Service Center service hours will
change from 7:30 to 8 a.m. beginning Monday, October 19. Closing time will
remain 4:30 p.m.
Find contract opportunities and provider
to sign-up for notices of contract opportunities and to find other provider
resources, such as a newsletter, a contracting guide, and information about
what to expect if you get a contract with the Human Services and Public Health
Plymouth earns national park accreditation
Plymouth recently earned national accreditation
in parks and recreation by the National Recreation and Park Association’s
Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies. This is the
second national CAPRA accreditation for Plymouth, as it was first accredited in
A mark of distinction that recognizes a commitment to the
highest level of service to the community, the CAPRA accreditation is no small
feat. A total of only 136 park and recreation organizations in the United
States are accredited.
CAPRA accreditation is the only national accreditation for
park and recreation agencies and is a measure of an agency’s overall quality
of operation, management and service to the community. The process to earn
accreditation is thorough – the Plymouth Parks and Recreation Department was
required to demonstrate compliance with 151 recognized standards related to the
management and administration of lands, facilities, resources, programs, safety
NRPA is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to
advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of
life for all people. Through its network of 50,000 recreation and park
professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active
lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public
“...[It's] a job that’s basically a different experience
each day, and then when you leave, you feel like you really helped somebody…" -Elister Hollie, Juvenile Corrections
Starting this month, we will profile a county employee or
job within the county to share more about the work of Hennepin County,.
Each month spotlights a person from varying departments and occupations.
This month’s employee is Elister Hollie, a Juvenile
Corrections officer (click the picture above for a short video).
For more information about current open jobs with Hennepin County, visit the
link at the left sidebar. Hennepin is a great place to work!
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County Board accepts maximum housing
and redevelopment levy
Hennepin County Board of Commissioners, acting as the Hennepin County Housing
and Redevelopment Authority (HCHRA), voted to approve a $7.1 million maximum
HCHRA property tax levy for 2016. The number represents a zero percent increase
from last year. The HCHRA was established in 1987 to serve the housing,
economic development, and redevelopment needs of the citizens of Hennepin
County and its municipalities.
Acting as the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority
(HCRRA), the board voted to set the maximum property-tax levy for the HCRRA
at $30 million. HCRRA was established in 1980 as a separate political
entity to plan, design and implement light rail transit in Hennepin County.
Board approves negotiation of a lease with Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority
Board authorizes negotiation of a lease agreement with the
Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority for the McGill parking lot, 501 Park
Avenue, Minneapolis 55415, immediately north of the Forensic Sciences Building,
near the Vikings stadium.
Board approves NorthPoint lease negotiation and agreement
with the Minneapolis Urban League at 2100 Plymouth Avenue North and at the
Heritage Park Senior Services Center, 1015 4th Avenue North
Space at the Minneapolis
Urban League will be to house information technology and other administrative
support staff. The space at the Heritage Park Senior complex of the Minneapolis
Housing Authority will allow expansion of senior care services and be
co-located with other senior support partners, including Courage Center,
Augustana Adult Day Center, the YMCA and Minneapolis Public Housing Senior
Residences. Both of these actions are directly related to the increase in
patient visits and demand for services at the NorthPoint main campus.
Board approves physical preliminary design of Southwest LRT
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners approved the physical design component of the preliminary design plans
for the Southwest Light Rail Transit project.
Board honors Bill Peters, Labor Relations
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners provided a
commendation for William Peters, who is retiring afater 35 years of dedicated professional
Board approves preliminary design plans for Green Line Extension
Hennepin County Board voted to approve the revised preliminary design plans for
the Green Line Extension (Southwest LRT) project. The vote follows a joint
public hearing held by the Metropolitan Council, the Hennepin County Board and
the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority (HCRRA) on August 27 to receive
public comment, as required by state statute.
revised plans were approved by the Metropolitan Council in July. They reduce
the estimated cost of the project by approximately $250 million and include
design changes in several areas along the proposed LRT route. In addition to
the county’s approval, the Metropolitan Council has received municipal consent
from four of the five cities along the route: Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Hopkins
and St. Louis Park. The Minneapolis City Council votes on September 25.
“This is a big day for mass transit in the
region,” said Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin, who chairs
the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority (HCRRA) and the Counties
Transit Improvement Board (CTIB). "We are on track to create a system
that will serve residents across Hennepin County. Our partners are
stepping up to ensure that together we move this project forward.”
on the 14.5-mile route will begin in 2020 as an extension of the METRO Green
members appointed to child protection oversight committee
County Board increased the maximum number of members that could be
appointed to the Hennepin County Child Protection Oversight Committee, from a
maximum of 11 to 12. The County Board authorized creation of the committee in
July to provide direction and oversight for implementation of improvements in
the Child Protection system in Hennepin County. These system changes are
the result of recommendations from the Casey Family Programs study of county
practices and new requirements issued by the state legislature and Department
of Human Services. Committee members are:
Ahlstrom, Hennepin County Human Services (co-chair)
Opat, Hennepin County Commissioner (co-chair)
Callison, Hennepin County Board chair
Enevoldsen, Brooklyn Park Police Chief
Fenner, Casey Family Programs
Gearity, University of Minnesota School of Social Work
Koppel, Minnesota Department of Human Services, Children and Family
Anne McKeig, Fourth Judicial District Court
Alice Swenson, Children's Hospital and Clinics
Thompson, Bolder Options youth development
Woodrich, Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches
Zuell, Hennepin County Attorney's Office
sports program fund to improve access to swimming lessons
approved a proposal by Chair Jan Callison and Commissioner Peter McLaughlin to
dedicate $35,000 of the 2016 Youth Sports Program funding for a pilot project
to improve access to swimming lessons for youth and communities who are
underserved in Hennepin County. The resolution noted that during the first
eight months of 2015, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 11 drownings and 16
near-drownings, and that nationwide, drowning rates for African American
children are triple the rate for white children in the same age range. The
Youth Sports Program is an initiative that awards grants to improve youth
sports and recreation facilities as well as purchase capital equipment in
County programs honored by NACo
Association of Counties recently gave top honors to 10 innovative county
to improve outcomes for young
children who are involved in county support programs include early developmental screening
and improved access to quality child care and education for high needs children
and young children who are involved in child protection.
from jail to community initiative
officers work with public and private partners to provide medium- and high-risk
offenders with government and community resources to improve public safety and
Home suicide prevention video
county-generated video, available
on YouTube and viewable on mobile devices, illustrates how family members can analyze
the risks in their homes, and remove or secure lethal objects when a loved one
is in mental health crisis. The video has been distributed to health, crisis,
educational, and mental health networks in Minnesota and nationally.
Services clients connect with
personal liaisons who help them explore alternative ways to meet personal and
family needs other than through county resources. Navigators assess and identify client needs, and
locate and connect clients to services in the community.
two-day event last February offered an opportunity for more
than 70 Geographic Information Systems professionals and enthusiasts,
technology developers and community members to
collaborate on new technology applications using Hennepin County open GIS data
GIS road centerline data collaborative project
partnership between all metro counties, the state, emergency services agencies
and the Metropolitan Council, this group worked to improve transportation data
collection that can be used for a variety of transportation network
issues, including vehicle routing, address geocoding, next generation 9-1-1
routing and location validation and emergency services dispatching.
and access management project
web-based, self-service resource for secure, user-friendly and efficient access
to Hennepin County systems. Users can safely register, access, manage, and use
account information and passwords whether they are in an office or in the field
using mobile devices.
Kinder: Listos para el kinder
families of incoming kindergartners connect with
parent educators, bilingual teens and a youth services librarian in a
comfortable and culturally supportive library environment. Presented entirely
in Spanish, the program provides early literacy and family support activities
to help children succeed in school.
strategy to make walking a safe and easy choice for county residents will
become part of the county’s overall 2030 transportation systems plan and
Complete Streets policy. The plan supports walking and improved health outcomes
through infrastructure, facilities, enforcement, education and
included a centralized housing portal, an upgraded election results
application, and an automated citations and filing system that is removing
paper from the criminal justice system.
Look for more news on the Hennepin County website at www.hennepin.us/news.
Thursday, October 8, 6-8pm
Annual Sip and Stroll. Downtown Bryn Mawr. Enjoy shopping and strolling with a glass of wine. For more information visit the Facebook event page.
Saturday, October 3, 1-4pm
Fire Department Open House. Tour the fire station, try on gear, enjoy hot dogs, s'mores and lemonade.
St. Anthony Fire Department
3305 Silver Lake Road, St. Anthony
Saturday, October 10, noon-4pm
Fix-It Clinic. Free to the public. Bring in small household appliances, clothing, electronics, mobile devices and more.
St. Anthony Community Center
3301 Silver Lake Rd, St. Anthony
Saturday, October 17, 9am-1pm
Tri-City Electronics recycling collection event. For more information visit, ci.saint-anthony.mn.us.
Saturday, September 26, 2-9pm
Whole Foods Market Hennepin Block Party. Music, food and drinks.
Corner of Washington and 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis
Friday, October 9, 7-11am
Upcycle Fest. Free electronic recycling. For more information visit, minnesota.twins.mlb.com.
Saturday, October 10, 9:30am-12:30pm
Energy Fair. Presenters highlighting ways to make your home energy efficient with the opportunity to learn more about solar options for your home.
September 24 through 26, various
24th Annual Black Master Storytelling Festival, "Signifyin’ &
Testifyin’," with a line-up of world renowned Master storytellers. Thursday,
Sept. 24, 7-10 p.m., at the Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts, 1617
Second St. N. On Friday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., there will be
storytelling concerts for students and their teachers. Teachers can
register for a time and venue at blackstorytellers.com/Fridayconcerts.html.
On Friday at 7 p.m., there will be a Liar’s Contest at Ames Elks Lodge,
1614 Plymouth Ave. N. The Grand Finale Storytelling Concert will be
Saturday, Sept. 26, 7-10 p.m., at Cowles Auditorium, 301 19th Ave. S., on
the West Bank of the University of Minnesota Campus. All events are free
of charge and open to the public. For more information, visit
October 5, 6-8 pm, and first Monday every month
Freedom of Xpression Open Mic @ the Capri
Bring your gifts of music, spoken
word, dance, poetry or whatever your expression may be to the Capri’s open
mic stage. Free @ the Capri, 2027 West Broadway, North Minneapolis. More
information: James Scott, Director of the Capri Theater, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, October 8, 3:30-6:30 pm
Join RISE for an open house at their new location, 1301 Bryant Ave N in
Fridays through October 9, 3-7pm
West Broadway Farmers Market
1000 West Broadway Avenue N, Minneapolis
Saturday, October 10
Library (see story above).
Saturday, October 17, 10:30 am to
FREE Home Buyer’s Workshop
conducted by the non-profit Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America
(NACA). Held at Faith Tabernacle, 2025 North 4th Street in Minneapolis. To
register for the workshop or find out about other NACA workshops in the
area, for more information go to naca.com
or call 888-302-6222.
Thursday, October 29,
SPCO Chamber Music Concert, The Art of the
Transcription, Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway, North Minneapolis. Free
open-seating tickets for this concert are available beginning Monday, October 5
on a first-come, first-served basis by registering at www.thecapritheater.org.
Tickets may also be purchased for $15 each or $33 for the 3-concert Capri
season (guaranteed seating),
Saturday, September 26, noon to midnight
Oktoberfest. Beer, food trucks and music.
945 Broadway Street NE, Minneapolis
Saturday, September 26, 11am-1am
Harvest Fest. Beer, food trucks and music. No entrance fee. $2 wristband to drink (Beers/Cocktails $6/Specialty Cocktails $8).
3134 California Street NE, Minneapolis
Saturday, October 3, 10-11:30am
Eastside Resource Fair. One-stop shop for information about resources, services and assistance programs, for everyone from renters to homeowners, and young people to seniors.
Eastside Neighborhood Services
1700 2nd Street NE, Minneapolis
Sunday, October 4, 11:30am-4pm
Fall Festival. Ethnic food, bingo, handcrafts, pulltabs, raffles, bake sale, silent auction.
St. John’s Byzantine Catholic Church
2215 3rd Street NE, Minneapolis
Wednesday, October 7 through Sunday, October 11
Underground Film Festival. Enjoy 120 short films, 40 of which were made in Minnesota. For more information visit, www.mplsundergroundfilmfest.com.
Saturday, October 10, 1-4pm
Nordeast Big River Brew Fest. Craft brews and local food vendors. Tickets, $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For more information, call 612-781-6011 or visit esns.org.
Eastside Neighborhood Services
1700 2nd Street NE, Minneapolis
Saturday, October 10, 9am
Historic Riverfront 5k run/walk. Wind through several scenic areas. $30 until October 6, $35 on race day. To register visit stawno.org.
Boom Island Park
700 Sibley Avenue NE, Minneapolis
Saturday, October 10, noon-10pm and Sunday, October 11, noon-8pm
Hullabaloo. Beer, food and music.
711 15th Avenue NE, Minneapolis
Friday, October 16, 4-7pm
Pumpkin Grab. Neighborhood pumpkin sale, prizes and giveaways.
Outside the Bulldog NE, at East Hennepin and 4th Street NE, Minneapolis
Saturday, September 26, 11 am-9:30 pm
The Golden Valley Arts and Music Festival. kicks off with a parade that starts at 9:30 at Seeman Park and travels down Golden Valley Road to City Hall under the water tower. Meet Minnesota artists showcasing and selling their work. Games and arts activities for families, a classic show, car, and numerous bands starting with the Wiggle Jiggle Jam and ending with High and Mighty. See the Golden Valley Community Foundation’s page for more information.
Saturday, October 3, 8am-1pm
Mighty Tidy Day. Dispose of items you can no longer use. For more information visit, goldenvalleymn.gov.
Saturday, October 10, 1pm
Neighborhood Watch annual meeting.
Golden Valley Police Department
7800 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley
Thursday, October 22, 6:30-8pm
Human Trafficking Awareness. Panel discussion.
City Hall Council Chambers
7800 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley
Saturday, October 24, 11am-1pm
Public Safety Open House. Golden Valley Police and Fire Departments invite you to tour our stations and emergency vehicles.
Public Safety Building
7800 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley
Saturday, October 31, 8am-1pm; Friday, November 6, 8am-3pm; Saturday, November 7, 8am-1pm and Saturday, November 14, 7am-1pm
Annual Leaf Drop-off. dispose of their leaves at no charge during the last weekend in October and the first two weekends in November. For more information visit, goldenvalleymn.gov.
Saturday, September 26, 11:30am-3pm
Plymouth on Parade. Music, food, fun, and marching bands. The parade runs Plymouth Boulevard from 34th to 37th avenues, and family activities are at the Hilde Performance Center and the Plymouth Ice Center/Life Time Fitness area. Food concessions are available for purchase. For more information, visit the City of Plymouth website.
Thursday, October 1, 6-8pm
Wine Tasting. Hors d’oeuvres, live music and the opportunity to win gift baskets. $30 in advance; $35 at the door. Raffle tickets will be sold for $10 at the event for the opportunity to win a specially chosen flight of wines. For tickets, call 763-551-7256, email email@example.com or visit musicinplymouth.org.
Plymouth Creek Center
14800 34th Avenue N, Plymouth
Sunday, October 4, 1-3:30pm
History on Parade Tour. Plymouth’s history in a classic transit bus with the Plymouth Historical Society. $12. To reserve a spot, contact Gary Schiebe, 763-473-4889 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, October 10, noon-3pm
Plymouth Fire Department Open House
Fire Station III
3300 Dunkirk Lane N, Plymouth
Free home energy visits. The City of Minneapolis if offering free Home Energy Squad visits for income-qualified Minneapolis households, and visits for $70 for non-income qualified. For more information/scheduling, call 612-335-5874 or visit mncee.org/hes-mpls.
- Fresh produce distribution. Second Harvest Heartland has several local distribution sites. For more information visit, 2harvest.org.
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