Going Out

Nearly 200 singles joined Wayzata-based “love architect” Kailen Rosenberg and her “Cupid” Dez from KS95 for the Bringing Love Full Circle event at the Mall of America on February 7.
On May 17, 2014, more than 320 Orono parents and supporters gathered in their best Derby-inspired outfits and hats at the Sheraton West for the Orono Derby Race for Excellence event.

In February, local women gathered at the Wayzata Chamber of Commerce for a luncheon with Marcia Ballinger, author of The 20 Minute Networking Meeting. Ballinger inspired listeners and encouraged members of Wayzata Women in Business to network, share experiences and develop professionally.

In May 2014, local kids, families and dedicated runners alike gathered for Minnesota’s original half marathon, the Lake Minnetonka Half Marathon.

 Dachshund races are just one of the unique events happening at James J. Hill Days in Wayzata this fall.

September marks the 40th anniversary of Wayzata’s iconic James J. Hill Days. Originally started to honor the city’s “Empire Builder” and Great Northern Railroad founder, the four-day festival hopes to draw a record number of visitors.

The Spirit of the Lakes festival in Mound brings outdoor fun for the whole family.

The Spirit of the Lakes Festival has all the attractions that make up a great community event, including a parade, arts festival, fireworks, food and more.

June brings the A-Scow national championships to Lake Minnetonka.

A boating sport that was popularized right here in Minnesota more than 115 years ago is getting a second look from dozens of local and international sailors.

Lake-area history buffs can learn more about our area’s rich past when they visit Excelsior’s first-ever welcome center, which celebrated its grand opening in June.

I am a soccer neophyte. I have been swept into the vortex of the tsunami-like sub-culture of the country’s burgeoning preoccupation with soccer. Four of my nine grandchildren have joined the hordes of youngsters who genuflect at the altar of the soccer god.