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A benefit for Gabriel Greiling

KINGFIELD — Neighbors of Gabriel Greiling, a kindergartner who was struck by a school bus on Feb. 25, are organizing a benefit to raise money for the boy’s medical bills.

The residents of the 4200 block of Garfield are planning the benefit, which will be held May 30 at South High School.

Some of his neighbors will be the featured performers at the event, too. Noted playwright and storyteller Kevin Kling, a Garfield resident, will be the headliner for the event, and Greiling’s next-door neighbors Rosie Cole and Lloyd Brant of the popular comedy show “The Wacky Chicken Show” will also perform.

There will be a silent auction before the show.

“We are a close-knit block and are coming together as a community in order to help the Greiling family,” wrote event organizers in a news release about the benefit.

Greiling sustained serious injuries from the incident, which was ruled an accident. He slipped on some ice and ended up under the wheels of the school bus.

Event details: 6:30 p.m. (silent auction) 7:30 p.m. (show time) May 30, South High School, E. 32nd Street & 20th Avenue South ($20 for adults/$10 for students and seniors).

For reservations or more information, contact 824-0430 or [email protected]

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Kenny Community School 5K Fun Run/Walk

Supporters of Kenny Community School are holding their annual 5K Fun Run/Walk around Lake Harriet on May 30.

The K-5 public elementary school’s mission is to encourage students to achieve academic success through experiential learning that promotes environmental stewardship.

The event is free for Kenny students who collect at least $50 in pledges. Early registration is $20 and race-day registration is $25. Participants can register online at www.andersonraces.com or at 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway on race day. For more information, contact Mary Anderson at 651-688-9143 or [email protected]

Event details: 9 a.m. May 30, Lake Harriet (4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway)