Education & Community

Honoring the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

In partnership with the City of Wayzata; honoring the 20th Anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11 we have planned a memorial monument to be placed in the new Plaza Park along the shores of Lake Minnetonka in downtown Wayzata. The space will offer community members a place to remember and reflect, especially each year on September 11. This memorial will honor one of Minnesota's native sons Gordy Aamoth Jr., and the lives of all victims of September 11th.

Minnetonka Summer Fest

Live music, food, inflatable structures and fireworks—the Minnetonka Summer Fest has it all and more for you and your family to make the most of the end of June. All ages. Free. Minnetonka Civic Center Park, 8600 Minnetonka Blvd.; 952.939.8244; Read more about Minnetonka Summer Fest

Love Local: Summer Edition

Gather your family and join Madeline Garcia, MCBA's education and community engagement coordinator, for a virtual workshop! You’ll learn how to make three summer-inspired pop-up cards to send to your loved ones this summer. Fun and accessible to many developmental levels, this workshop is open to all ages. Families can choose to work together or separately to create their cards (some adult help suggested when using Xacto knife). Read more about Love Local: Summer Edition

Begin your Fourth of July with a Revolutionary "Flying Pancake Breakfast" at the Wayzata Depot! A festive celebration for patriots of all ages!

Enjoy a memorable Flying Pancake Breakfast!

Guests will "catch 'em if they can" pancakes tossed from the grill. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, and a cold drink. Breakfast is $8 (cash or checks only) at the door. U.S. Veterans eat free. At 10 a.m., a short ceremony and flag raising including rifle salute will be conducted. Read more about Begin your Fourth of July with a Revolutionary "Flying Pancake Breakfast" at the Wayzata Depot! A festive celebration for patriots of all ages!

Staying in the Fight

Representative John Lewis, a civil rights activist who fought alongside Dr. King called on all Americans to get in the fight and stay in the fight. In this program, influential Black leaders discuss their groundbreaking work: delivering innovative solutions all the while challenging activists and allies alike to get in and stay in the fight for racial equity. Read more about Staying in the Fight

HBCU Legacy of Leadership

From Dr. King to Kamala Harris, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) produce Black American leaders and legends who advance our society. This panel discussion will explore the origin story of HBCUs, how they are critical to the health of our communities, and how local civil rights leaders like Roy Wilkins and Marvel Cook advocated for HBCUs in the North. Read more about HBCU Legacy of Leadership

Acting on Dr. King’s Call

How does Dr. King’s message regarding “creative maladjustment” relate to generations of institutional racism faced by African Americans? Three local leaders explore how Black Minnesotans have refused to normalize injustice and inequality and are responding today with action, innovation, and persistence. Read more about Acting on Dr. King’s Call


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