Education & Community

ACT on Alzheimer's - Edina

Edina will be holding a kickoff event celebration in conjunction with ACT on Alzheimer's to learn more about how our community can work together to improve the lives of people living with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. The kickoff event will be on Tuesday, June 10 at The Waters of Edina.

To register, visit edina.thatscommunityed.com and search keyword Alzheimer's or course #3001. Or call 952.848.3952. Read more about ACT on Alzheimer's - Edina

Operation Kidsafe Child Safety Event

Join Delmonico Dance, local law enforcement, first responders and Operation Kidsafe for a free child safety fair. There will be an ice cream truck for the kids.  Parents will receive a lifetime record of their child's digital fingerprints and a form that is ready to hand to law enforcement in an emergency, as well as valuable safety tips. Operation Kidsafe uses the latest equipment like the FBI and Secret Service. Read more about Operation Kidsafe Child Safety Event

State Arbor Month Celebration and Minnesota Tree Climbing Championships

This year the DNR is celebrating Arbor Day and Arbor Month by encouraging families to play in natural settings such as your backyard, a nearby woodlot, or forested area.

The 2014 State Arbor Month Celebration will be at Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park. The event will give families a chance to play with nature, while watching some of the best tree climbers in the state compete at the Minnesota Tree Climbing Championship.

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The Last Word Book Group

Stick your nose into a copy of Shelter Half by Carol Bly and then head over to The Last Word Book Group for busy book lovers. These monthly book group meetings alternate between the Southdale Library and Barnes & Noble Galleria, and are facilitated by local authors. This month, join Jack El-Hai, author of The Nazi and the Psychiatrist and The Lobotomist, as he facilitates discussion of Shelter Half at Southdale Library. The book is said to be a masterwork first novel, by a nationally known author, about corporate-sponsored murder in northeastern Minnesota. Discussion begins at 7 p.m. Read more about The Last Word Book Group

A Survey of Adobe Photoshop Elements

Overwhelmed by all the tools and functions of Photoshop? Don Clay will ease your frustrations. This class will give you a broad overview of this powerful photo editing software so you can pursue more specialized training. Registration is necessary. Maximum 6. Resident member $49, non-resident member $54, resident non-member $54, non-resident non-member $59. 5:30 p.m. Edina Art Center, 4701 W. 64th St.; 952.903.5780; edinaartcenter.com Read more about A Survey of Adobe Photoshop Elements

Public K-9 Demonstration

The U.S. Police Canine Association National Detector Dog Trials are coming to Minnesota. The Edina police department is teaming up with the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport police department to host this event. Meet police dogs and their professional handlers; more than 100 K-9 teams are expected. Free. 7 p.m. Kuhlman Field, Edina Community Center, 5701 Normandale Road; edinamn.gov Read more about Public K-9 Demonstration

Days of Remembrance

Edina marks Genocide Awareness Month with Upstanders: Ten Who Dared. This performance combines resistance music from the Holocaust with the tale of Sophie Scholl and the White Rose, a youth resistance movement. 952.833.9570. Read more about Days of Remembrance

Yom HaShoah–Holocaust Remembrance

To mark Genocide Awareness Month, Edina hosts a series of programs about human rights and honor the memory of victims of genocide. The third part of the series will feature Fred Amram, a Holocaust survivor. The event will also include a photo display, as well as participation in an ongoing art project in conjunction with another display.  Read more about Yom HaShoah–Holocaust Remembrance

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