Around Town

Easter is on April 1—celebrate with your family around Lake Minnetonka. Find some Easter eggs, choose a front pew and then brunch on pancakes and mimosas.

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Irene Stemmer, sharp as ever at age 92, is leafing through her book, The Trapper’s Cabin of Wayzata: A Journey to Preservation, when she stops on a page near the back.

The humble yet oh-so-delicious doughnut is having a serious moment in the spotlight right now and lucky for us, local options abound for sprinkled and spiced, glazed and gourmet, plain and piquant pastries—and everything in between.

Looking for a creative way to spend time with your kids and teens? How about an escape room adventure?

Looking for the perfect way to kick off St. Patrick’s Day? Jog over to the annual Luck O’ the Lake 5K, organized by the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy a run with family and friends along the shores of Lake Minnetonka, and through downtown Excelsior and Greenwood.

Bridgewater Bank, a Minnesota bank focused on real estate, has a new location in Orono. The full-service bank purchased First National Bank of the Lakes in 2016.

Located on historic Water Street in Excelsior, Coalition found a perfect home for itself in the quaint downtown. The restaurant opened its doors in 2014 and has since become a local favorite for its fresh food and lakeside vibe.

John Knopf Gallery opened in Las Vegas in 2012 and features photography by the international award-winning fine art photographer John Knopf.

Nothing says summer quite like juicy barbecue with a side of ice-cold beer on the shores of our beloved Lake Minnetonka. Come out to Manitou Park in Tonka Bay on August 12 from noon to 8 p.m. for the annual Lake Minnetonka BBQ & Beer Fest.

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