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Sept. 27, 2019 Friday Report
Culture 'N Motion
The public is invited to attend a free, fast-paced cultural mixer for both kids and adults Friday, Oct. 4, from 6:30–8:30 p.m. at the Eden Prairie High School East Commons (17185 Valley View Road). This event offers opportunities to interact with the many cultures that make Eden Prairie special. Culture ‘N Motion is sponsored by the Human Rights and Diversity Commission, Eden Prairie Community Foundation and Eden Prairie Schools Community Education. You may register at EventBrite, but walk-ins are welcome at the event.
Fall Harvest Celebration
The City will host its annual Fall Harvest Celebration Saturday, Oct. 5, from 2–5 p.m at the Riley-Jacques Barn (9096 Riley Lake Road). The event features a history hunt, art making, old-fashioned games, story stroll, horse-drawn wagon rides and other family friendly activities. The Eden Prairie Historical Society will also offer tours of the Dorenkemper House. Concessions will be available to purchase at the event.
Be Our Hero
The Fire Department launched its Be Our Hero promotion this month, inviting local children to make a commitment to do one thing that could save their lives. Children can earn a "hero" cape by choosing a life-saving action, and then with the help of an adult, submitting a photo documenting their actions at edenprairie.org/BeOurHero. Those who earn a cape can pick it up at Fire Station #1 (14800 Scenic Heights Road) during the Public Safety Open House, where photos of all Eden Prairie superheroes will be displayed.
Public Safety Open House
The annual Public Safety Open House is Saturday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. at City Center (8080 Mitchell Road). This event allows residents to get an up-close look at how the Fire, Parks, Police and Public Works departments serve their community. Attendees can watch demonstrations, visit informational booths, collect giveaway items and enjoy light refreshments. Other highlights include appearances by the SWAT Team, Crime Scene Tech Unit, mascots Sparky the Fire Prevention Dog and McGruff the Crime Dog, and vehicles from the Parks Maintenance, Utilities and Streets Maintenance divisions.
"Real Talk with Rick" Podcast
"Advocating for EP" is the latest installment of the "Real Talk With Rick" podcast. Attorney Tom Poul advocates for suburban cities in the metro area. We discuss how he looks out for the City and its residents’ interests at the State Capitol, his love for Lions Tap, and why TP doesn’t just belong in the bathroom. You can listen to this and all previous episodes at edenprairie.org/RealTalk.
All City event information is available at edenprairie.org/Calendar.
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