Food & Drink

Travel the World with Food

Cooks of Crocus Hill has teamed up with HealthEast Care System to provide cooks of all abilities the tools they need to create delicious and healthy dishes. This class takes participants on a gustatory trip around the globe with menu items including black bean mango quesadillas and turkey banh mi meatballs with quick-pickled vegetables. $35. 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Cooks of Crocus Hill, 877 Grand Ave.; 651.228.1333; cooksofcrocushill.com.

Gluten- and Dairy-Free Diets

As much as “gluten-free” and “dairy-free” are showing up on food labels, it’s still a challenge to navigate these special diets. This course can help you learn more. Explore tasty dishes that include flour alternatives and sneaky dairy substitutes. As one of the largest cooperative grocery stores in the Midwest, Lakewinds Food Co-op is the perfect host for this event. Come hungry and ready to have your eyes opened to all of the potential deliciousness. Ages 16 and up. $9. 6–8 p.m.

Pancake Breakfast

What’s better than carving your way through a fluffy, buttery stack of flapjacks? Carving your way through a fluffy, buttery stack of flapjacks with your friends and family to benefit the Music Association of Minnetonka. Join the pancake pandemonium at this annual breakfast. All ages. 8–11 a.m. Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka; 952.401.5954; musicassociation.org

Sizzle For A Cause--A Sizzling Hot Cooking Competition

Things will heat up as five local chefs from area restaurants compete for the coveted “Golden Cleaver” award. This cooking competition, open to the public, is styled after the TV show “Chopped” and will be judged by local celebrities.

Overcoming Fear Through Courage

Please join us for an inspirational evening sharing the work of Opportunity International as we bring together female executives, leaders, and activists. Hear from Megan Tamte, Co-founder and CEO, Evereve (formerly Hot Mama), and Vicki Escarra, Global CEO, Opportunity International, as they share stories of overcoming their fears through courage. Be motivated by the story of Beathe Iribagiza, a Rwandan survivor of the genocide and expert artisan, who exemplifies the spirit of determination.

STOMP for Mental Health - Chili for Charity

Competing restaurants include: Ike's, Famous Daves, Gold Nugget, Glen Lake Cafe and Cowboy Jacks. 

How it works: Attendees will vote for their favorite for
the People's Choice Award. The Professional’s Choice Award will be determined by:

Excelsior Girls Night Out: Danc'n in the Street

This fun dance event for all ages features dance performances, dance lessons, costume contest (with prizes) and the opportunity to participate in a flash mob dance. No dance shoes or dance experience required to join in the fun!

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