Education & Community

25th Annual JDW Cotillions Return for Class of Social Skills and Dance

Join us at the Wayzata Country Club for a course of social skills and dance. Cotillion is designed to introduce students to social skills fundamentals that will instill confidence in developing positive relationships. We focus on how social skills affect all of their relationships, position them from a point of strength, and are the foundation of leadership. Our more advanced progroms teach how social skills define and build character, and are instrumental in achieving success and opening doors of opportunity.

Book & Bake Sale

Oak Knoll Lutheran Church of Minnetonka will be hosting a unique combination Book Fair and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 27th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. More than 40 local authors will offer their books for sale at tables, and those authors are also happy to talk to the public about books, writing, publishing, and to answer questions you may have about getting your own stories into print. Multiple genres will be represented by these local authors.

Defend: Step Up Your Data Security Against Third-Party Risks

Keeping your organization’s data secure is tough enough and even harder when using third-party products or services. Join Minnetonka security company FRSecure’s CEO for an introductory panel on vendor risk. There will be expert panelists, time for networking, and appetizers. 21+.

$85. 2 p.m.

Day Block Brewing Event Center

1103 S. Washington Ave., Mpls.

frsecure.com

Finnegan’s House: St. Patrick’s Day grand opening

Finnegan’s’ four-story brewhouse and taproom development is almost complete, and it’ll open the doors and tap the first ceremonial kegs on St. Patrick’s Day. The opening celebrates the company’s move to its own brewing equipment. The festivities go until midnight.

Ages 21 and up. No cover charge.

9:30 a.m.–midnight.

Finnegan’s House

817 5th Ave. S.

612.454.0615

finnegans.org

Bring the Farm Indoors

This winter, the Minnetonka Farmers Market moves indoors to the Minnetonka Community Center, with a surprising bounty—even in the presumed off season—of vendors and products. City of Minnetonka communications coordinator Justin Pelegano says he expects a couple dozen vendors selling food, cards, gifts and more. In addition, attendees can catch live music from ART Dept and check out a local library booth with activities for kids and adults. Make a morning of it with coffee and pastries, and wander the market in the comfort of central heating.

Winter Constellations in the Show-Dome

Take some time to look up this Saturday, as this event teaches about the constellations visible in the winter months. Make a star wheel you can take home with you to help you find even more constellations throughout the year. Ages 5+ with an adult. Free. 3-3:45 p.m. Penn Lake Library, 612.543.5669.

Work of Art: Recordkeeping for Artists

This program teaches you how to track revenues and expenses, make projections and more to help you make your artistic ventures financially successful ones. This event is put on in collaboration with Springboard for the Arts and Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Adults. Free. 2-4:30 p.m. 612.543.5669

Twin Cities Bead Bazaar

The Twin Cities Bead Bazaar, a semi-annual gathering of artists, crafters, jewelry designers and stone lovers, will be held once again at the Eisenhower Community Center in Hopkins, MN. The show is hosted and organized by Edina's own Dakota Stones and Goody Beads.

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