Connections - A Weekly Update from the City of Hopkins

Artery Grand Opening 2.0 is September 22

Come celebrate the Artery Grand Opening 2.0 on Saturday, September 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on 8th Avenue S between Excelsior Boulevard and Mainstreet. The family-friendly day will begin with Zumba on the Artery, followed by live performances, games, art, biking, food and more. A full schedule of events is available here.

Free Brush Pick-Up Begins September 24

The City will be picking up brush free of charge for residential garbage customers the same day as your garbage day the week of September 24. No call-in is required for the free pick-up. Learn more about brush pick-up requirements here.

Free Senior Health Fair is September 25

The Hopkins Activity Center's annual “Cruising Toward Healthy Living” free health fair is coming up on Tuesday, September 25, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Free health screenings will be offered for advanced care planning, body mass index, depression, along with information and resources from a host of vendors in the senior health care industry. Flu vaccinations will also be available from 1 to 3 p.m. (fee involved, no appointment needed). More information is available in a flyer here.

Bulk Item Drop-Off is September 28-29

Broken grill taking up space in the garage? Old microwave in the basement you need
to toss? The fall bulk drop-off event for City of Hopkins residential garbage customers is Friday, September 28, from 3 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, September 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For $20, plus taxes, you can drop off one appliance and up to three cubic yards worth of trash (the equivalent of one pick-up truck load). Additional appliances are $20, plus taxes, each. More information about the drop-off event is available here.

Hopkins Pavilion Now Open for Public Skate and Rentals

Welcome back skaters! The Hopkins Pavilion is open once again for public skate and rentals after a facility renovation. Open skate is offered weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for adults, with pick up games allowed, and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. for any age, with sticks and pucks allowed. The cost is $4 for adults, $3 for students and seniors. Children 5 and under are free. Learn more about open skate here.

Meetings & Events

  • October 2 - City Council Meeting
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