Sunday, June 10, 2012
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Sunday, June 10, 2012
Vendors and visitors from throughout the Lake Minnetonka area and surrounding region gathered in Excelsior over the weekend for the city's two-day Art on the Lake festival. Featuring 200 local, regional and national juried artists on the shores of Lake Minnetonka, the annual Art on the Lake event also included kids art activities, live music both afternoons and 17 food vendors. Have photos or video from Art on the Lake you would like to post? Use the upload button above to share them with the community! What did you think of this year's Art on the Lake festival? Tell us in the comments below!
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Make the most of your weekend with these sizzling summer events.
Each week, we'll bring you five Best Bets to make sure your summer weekend isn't wasted. Beermuda Triangle Free Beer tastings! Free swag! Raffles to win amazing stuff! All while taking a walking/running/biking tour of St. Louis Park's "Beermuda Triangle." It's even for a good cause - all proceeds will benefit the St. Louis Park Emergency Program. Wayzata Woofstock Wayzata Woofstock is a Bone-a-Fit for Top Dog Foundation, which matches senior dogs with senior citizens. Woofstock features a dog parade, dog contests, and dog games with ribbons and prizes. Plus, a doggie spa, pet photographer, pet blessings, a veterinarian doing micro-chipping and vaccinations, pet communicator, vendors and much more. ARTCRANK & Locus Architecture Dare You to …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Today is the last day to purchase advance tickets.
Come “Celebrate Summer Lake Minnetonka Style” at the Party of the Year in Excelsior. The South Lake-Excelsior Chamber of Commerce sponsors the party, which has been a part of the community for over a decade. It will feature food, music, a silent auction, awards, and more. Party of the Year is a community celebration as well as a fundraising event, said Linda Murrell, executive director of the South Lake-Excelsior Chamber of Commerce. The party kicks off with a buffet dinner and a chance to mingle with neighbors. Silent auction bids will begin at this time. The bidding is very competitive, Murrell promised. Several items and packages will be in the auction, such as a 4th of July VIP Maynard’s package. The package includes a patio table …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Group of local high school students petition city council to create smoke-free public parks.
Does a whiff of cigarette smoke ruin a day at the park? Students from Minnetonka High School along with Emily Anderson, tobacco-free youth recreation program coordinator, asked the city council to consider making all Excelsior parks tobacco-free. In January the Parks and Recreation Commission passed the proposal 6-1, and last Monday Anderson and the students gave a presentation before the Excelsior city council. A total of six high school students, ranging from freshman to senior, spoke about the benefits of a tobacco ban, such as a decrease in litter. They explained the dangers of secondhand smoke and provided statistics supporting their assertions. Several students also shared stories about the negative effects of cigarette smoke on …
Monday, June 13, 2011
A wide range of techniques in mediums from painting to weaving were featured.
More than 100 artists from throughout the region set up shop in Excelsior over the weekend for the city's annual "Art on the Lake" event. Prime parking spots were at a premium as crowds packed the Excelsior Commons for two days of art, music and conversation. More about "Art on the Lake" can be found here.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Have an event you want to share with the community? We want to help spread the word.
Patch kick starts your weekend with five ideas of things to do this weekend. Be sure to check out the Lake Minnetonka Patch's complete calendar of ongoings in the site's events section. Have an event we missed or want to announce an upcoming one? We want to help spread the word. You can add your community event here. Lake Minnetonka Relay for Life When: Friday, June 10 from 6 p.m. to Saturday, June 11 at 6 a.m. Where: Wayzata West Middle School Why Go: Support the local community in its fight against cancer. Price: Free Art on the Lake When: Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, June 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: The Excelsior Commons Why Go: Get out and see art in all its forms. An art tent for kids and a beer/wine tent…