Author: Amy Nylander

Several free COVID-19 vaccine clinics will be held in Eden Prairie starting Sept. 17 and continue over the next few weeks. Clinics will be administering Pfizer vaccines. Vaccines at these clinics are free and no insurance is required. You do not need to be an Eden Prairie resident to participate. Visa gift cards worth $50 will be handed out while supplies last. Eden Prairie clinic dates and times are listed below as well as in the EPLN Community Calendar. Arrive Eden Prairie, 13000 Garden Lane Friday, Sept. 17, (1st dose) and Friday, Oct. 8 (2nd dose), 2 – 6 p.m.…

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A new Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) program recently rolled out three stickers to alert police, fire, and emergency medical services of individuals with special needs. Due to numerous requests from the public a fourth sticker has since been added: An Occupant May Be A Person with a Disability. “The stickers are designed to be placed anywhere a first responder may spot it quickly, such as a door or window; on an interior bedroom door; or in a visible location in a front entryway or hallway” according to a HCSO press release. Four separate stickers are now available: An Occupant…

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August can bring back-to-school jitters, but some families have the additional anxiety of affording all the items on their children’s school supply lists. Thanks to a community-wide effort led by Eden Prairie Community Education, every child at each Eden Prairie Schools (EPS) site can easily and quickly access adequate supplies to be successful in school. “Students can pick up supplies during Back-to-School Open House Nights across the district,” EPS Family Resources Specialist Reta Johnson said. “Ask for the School Supplies Program or to speak with the school social worker. Supplies may also be accessed throughout the year via the school social…

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English not your native language? For those who want to learn English, Family School offers a program without the barriers of cost or childcare. The program, run through Eden Prairie Community Education, offers free English classes for adults while their 3- and 4-year-old children attend pre-school. In addition, free childcare is provided for infants and toddlers. Adult English classes are provided by Metro South Adult Basic Education and children’s classes are staffed by early childhood educators. Preschoolers who are 3 years-old by September 1, 2021, attend morning classes at Lower Campus Preschool Center, 8100 School Rd, Eden Prairie. Preschoolers who…

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Three new stickers are available to alert police, fire, and emergency medical services of individuals with special needs that may need to be considered, according to an August 6, 2021, press release from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO). The stickers are available to all Hennepin county residents. The stickers can be affixed to doors and windows of a home, or vehicle windows. Three separate stickers are available: An Occupant May Be Autistic or Special Needs, An Occupant May Have Dementia or Alzheimer’s, An Occupant May Be Deaf or Hearing Impaired. Three separate stickers alerting first responders of special needs…

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Cleaning out a closet? Upgrading an outfit? Outgrowing a garment? Donations of new and gently used coats and other winter gear (hats, mittens, gloves, snow pants) for all sizes and genders are welcome year-round at the PROP Shop. Moreover, even as a heat wave bakes the area, the PROP Shop is gearing up for a winter coat drive. Donations can be dropped off at the PROP Shop located at 15195 Martin Drive, Eden Prairie, 55344 Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10:00am – 3:00pm. Families living in Eden Prairie and Chanhassen who are in need and have children under the age of 18,…

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