The 45th annual Chaska River City Days is postponed until fall out of precaution surrounding COVID-19, according to Director Jodi Hesse. Originally set for the last weekend in July, the city’s largest festival typically features a parade, food and music.
Local organizations across the Twin Cities are finding creative ways to connect the community to art, learning and each other during the COVID-19 pandemic.
HOPKINS — Hopkins-based Stages Theatre Company launched Stages Beyond the Stage on March 19, according to a news release.
Rain fell on the first day of spring March 19. A kindergarten boy, a week removed from never wanting to go back to school, looked out the window. He'd do anything to see his school bus. To be in class with his friends. To eat school lunch, to go outside for recess.
The Eden Prairie Figure Skating Club (EPFSC) invites the community to join as it goes on a magical adventure with Mary Poppins and her friends: Bert, Jane, Michael and Mr. Banks. This family-friendly ice show performance has been artfully adapted into a series of fantastical numbers that cel…
When Matthew Koshmrl moved to South Korea in 2009, it was to teach English, not spend six years filming a documentary there. But that's what happened when Koshmrl, a documentary filmmaker and Eden Prairie native, learned about the small, rocky island of Dokdo.
EXCELSIOR — The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society’s Tapping History series plans to present Oakwood: A History of West Big Island on April 13, according to a news release from the historical society.
EXCELSIOR — Excelsior's St. Patrick's Day celebration planned for Saturday, March 14, has been postponed, the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday.
Shakopee High School culinary students had the chance this quarter to put their chef’s hats on in a real-world scenario when co-owner of Shakopee Bowl, Dave Johnson, asked culinary teacher Heather Baumbach if she’d like to enter into a partnership.
For over 20 years hundreds of people have gathered at Buck Hill in Burnsville to race in style — on queen-size mattresses — in an annual event for Bridging, a local nonprofit that provides furniture and household goods for Minnesotans pursuing housing stability. This year — come rain, snow o…
Canterbury Park racing officials have announced a change in the date of the Mystic Lake Northern Stars Racing Festival.
EXCELSIOR — Trouvaille Memory Care Suites in Excelsior brought younger and older generations together with some magic and music last month.
For this month's We Tried It, we took our hungry stomachs to Melissa's neck of the woods and tried Wayzata's insta-famous Fat Pants Friday meal at 6Smith. And although we dined in front of a beautiful, panoramic view of frozen Lake Minnetonka, there was no attractive way to eat this monstros…
North Star Irish Dance will hold its annual Wee St. Patrick’s Day Event on Saturday, March 14, the dance group said in a news release.
The award-winning country music duo Sugarland will perform outdoors at Mystic Lake on Friday, July 3, at 8 p.m., as part of their “There Goes the Neighborhood Tour 2020” with special guest Tenille Townes. This is the first show to be announced in Mystic Lake’s Outdoor Summer Concert Series t…
Winners in the 2020 Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Arts Consortium of Carver County will be announced Thursday, March 5 at an awards party in the Victoria Arts Center.
Chaska Valley Family Theatre presents the musical “Tuck Everlasting,” based on a novel by award-winning author Natalie Babbitt, March 13-22 at the Chaska Community Center theater.
EXCELSIOR — The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society’s Tapping History series has several events coming up in the next several months, teaching interested history nuts about Lake Minnetonka history topics.
MOUND — Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School’s fifth annual Keg & Cork beer, wine and cider tasting event will be held March 7.
Colorful kites will take over the sky above Lake Mille Lacs the weekend of Feb. 28 for the 2020 Mille Lacs Kite Crossing.
Seven women stood on a spotlit stage in a windowless room in Eden Prairie. As they launched into a rendition of “I Hate Myself For Loving You” by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, their steady rhythm masked the fact that until six weeks ago, none of them had played together before − and some of…
Take a trip back in time to the Roaring 20s, when the gin was cold and the jazz was hot. Put on your fringe, feathers & fedoras, 1920s and 1930s style for the Shakopee Rotary Club's 3rd Annual “Little Chicago” Speakeasy Casino Night fundraising event on Saturday, March 21 from 7-11 p.m. …
After celebrating more than 30 years of playing Pink Floyd music around the world, The Australian Pink Floyd Show will return to Mystic Lake with a new tour in 2020. The group is bringing its “All That You Feel World Tour 2020” to the Mystic Showroom on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 8 p.m., accordin…
WAYZATA — Golfers pulling impressively decorated bar sleds took to the ice on Lake Minnetonka’s Wayzata Bay on Saturday, Feb. 8, for the 36th annual Chilly Open.
EXCELSIOR — As the Lake Minnetonka Klondike Dog Derby got underway on Sunday, Feb. 9, downtown Excelsior took on the appearance of a snowglobe. Flakes continued to fall as the 29 eight-dog teams started the 40-mile race around the lake.
WAYZATA — The Wayzata Symphony Orchestra will present on Sunday, March 1, “Clowning Around” by guest Bassoon artist Chuck Ullery, according to a news release from the orchestra.
The Eden Prairie Players will perform “The Curious Savage” for its winter play from March 13-22, according to the organization’s website.
A former Eden Prairie student will compete at the Jeopardy! College Championship this April, according to a news release from the game show.
Local teenager KateMarie Andrews, 15, is stepping onstage among career professionals in the Children’s Theatre Company’s productions of “Three Little Birds” now playing through March 1.
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