Arts & Culture

Tonkadale Greenhouse’s Third Thursdays story times are a popular chance for kiddos to learn more about plants and gardening, through books, movement and other activities (including an optional take-home planting project).

Patty Carmody Smith is the local mixed-media artist behind the colorful creations of Carmody Art. From meaningful mosaics to sculptures with a story, Carmody Smith’s work is full of thought-provoking flavor.

Join the friends of man’s best friend at the Scott County Fairgrounds for an all-breed dog show June 8–10. Hosted by the Lake Minnetonka Kennel Club (LMKC) since 1955, this show has grown to expect 2,200 dog entrants plus dog owners, would-be owners, handlers and fans.

June

Excelsior’s Art on the Lake, June 9–10

I had just learned about the Dragonfly Story from my neighbor who had lost her son to cancer. This dragonfly was just hanging around me in the yard, so I went in to get my camera. The first pictures I shot weren't quite as good as I'd hoped after downloading them.

If you want to throw a party but dread the toil, don’t despair. It’s a snap to arrange a gathering at a nearby restaurant. Many dining establishments offer not only party rooms but party planning services as well.

Races around the cities are largely held near the Minneapolis chain of lakes, snubbing the waters of our beloved Lake Minnetonka.

Filmmaker Louise Woehrle says the quiet of Deephaven allows her to create her award-winning documentaries.

Tom Rob Smith's debut novel, Child 44, remains to this day one of the best thrillers I have ever read. Exciting, adventuresome, at times disturbing and extraordinarily original, Child 44 is one of those rare debuts that seems impossible to top.

 

A mixture of “selfishness and selfless attempts” decorates the walls of the Orchard Art House in Excelsior, paying homage to Minneapolis’ varied art scene. Opened in 2010 by Erin Kate Duininck, the house is her best effort to offer up a true and meaningful response to all she has experienced.

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