Arts & Culture

outdoor miniature train display

Michael Gilbertson’s All Aboard placed second in the City Landmarks category of our annual Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest.

Whether you’re German, of German heritage or a lover of German fare, you won’t want to miss the free Oktoberfest celebration at the Southshore Community Center on October 6, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Five years ago, Dawn Christesen scoured the internet looking for a dog for her elderly mother to foster to keep her company.

It’s back-to-school season, and luckily for local families, the Hennepin County library offers local and online support for learners of all ages. The library system, nationally recognized as one of the best in the United States, houses six of its 41 branches in Lake Minnetonka area.

Some folks have that preternatural ability to see what isn’t there. They can look beyond any flaws, foibles or failings, and see the possibility of what could be.

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.


Women Warriors: Role of Women in the U.S. Military Through Time and Conflict

Like chef-driven restaurants, architect-designed homes are uniquely wonderful, offering creative solutions that avoid the mundane. The AIA Minnesota Homes by Architects Tour, held September 22–23, is your opportunity to see 17–18 such hom

Stages Theatre Company’s upcoming season will delight audiences with inspiring productions. Of the eight plays on the schedule, six are original Stages Theatre Company commissions and two are based on Caldecott Medal books.


Duck for President, through October 21 

Inspired by English-speaking families with children in local Chinese immersion programs, Juliet Lee recently opened an immersion preschool program in the lake area.

Construction began this past spring on The Promenade of Wayzata, a mixed-use development going up in the former Wayzata Bay Center site. The North and Superior blocks are to be completed in late 2013, according to John Mehrkens with developer Presbyterian Homes & Services.