POSTED Wednesday, August 3

Love our Last Glance history story each month? Enter today for your chance to win Eric Dregni’s latest book, Vikings in the Attic: In Search of Nordic America.

To enter, send an email to [email protected] with the subject “BOOK ME!” Entries must be received by August 31. One winner will be chosen at random and notified via email. Good luck!

POSTED Monday, July 25

Calling all photographers! Enter the second annual Lens on Lake Minnetonka photo contest, sponsored by Lake Minnetonka Magazine. Entries will be accepted Aug. 1–31 in five categories: People and Families, Wildlife and Nature, Activities and Events, Landmarks, and Pets.

POSTED Tuesday, July 19

In my book, the ultimate outdoor summer shindig has four main ingredients. I want to try a variety of different food, savor some sips of wine, veg out to some relaxing music, and—this is a big one—do all that in a green, fertile, picturesque landscape. Is that too much to ask for?

Apparently not. Thanks to the Toast & Taste party at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (3765 Arboretum Drive, Chaska), we’ll be able to enjoy all those features on the evening of July 28.

POSTED Thursday, July 7

Good taste tends to be an attractive force in partnerships. So it shouldn’t come as any surprise that the Art Leadership Program and BMW will collaborate to curate a series of art exhibitions within the next year. BMW will officially launch the Art Leadership Program at its new Minnetonka campus July 14, with an installation of artist Duane Ditty’s large abstract Navigation-themed, sailing-inspired paintings.

POSTED Sunday, June 26

Suzanne Carnes’ lifelong dream was to see her work on display in a gallery show. While an aggressive form of cancer prevented her from seeing that dream come to fruition, her family honored her memory with a posthumous show at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts. The exhibit ends this Thursday, June 30, with a closing reception in honor of the late artist. Free and open to the public. 6 –8 p.m. Minnetonka Center for the Arts, 2240 N. Shore Dr., Minnetonka; 952.473.7361, ext. 16;

POSTED Tuesday, June 14

Click your heels and repeat: “There’s no place like home.” You’ll soon be whisked away on a magical journey. But instead of Oz, you’ll be in Excelsior. Instead of a yellow brick road, you’ll find yourself skipping down Water Street.

POSTED Monday, June 6

Is the summer sun already wearing on your hair? Enter today for your chance to win the ultimate royal treatment. One lucky winner will walk away with Royal Blow Out and Foundation Mist Oribe Hair Care products, and a Euro Shine Blow Dry from Wayzata’s Jon Charles Salon--a $150 value! (Read more about the new products in the Around Town section of our June issue.)

POSTED Tuesday, May 31

Calling at motorcyclists: Looking to get a ride in with your worship? Head to Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Mound on Sunday, June 12, for their annual Blessing of the Bikes event.

The event kicks off with a blessing for you and your bike at the church from 11–11:30 a.m., then continues with a motorcycle ride around the lake area from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Afterwards, head back to Mt. Olive for a tasty BBQ lunch, live music and prizes from 1–3 p.m.

POSTED Wednesday, May 25

There's still time! Enter today for your chance to win a basket of gluten-free, all-natural dog treats from the Howling Dogs Bakery in Mound. (Read more about the family-run business on page 18 of the May issue.)

To enter, send an email to [email protected] with the subject "TREAT ME!" Entries must be received by May 31. One winner will be chosen at random and notified via email. Good luck!

POSTED Monday, May 23

Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Community (HNOJ) in Wayzata received this year's Outstanding Congregation Award from Minnesota FoodShare, an organization that promotes food shelf donations statewide.