Education & Community

Orono Schools ECFE Program's Kids' Stuff Sale

The Orono Schools Early Learning Programs will once again be sponsoring the annual Kids’ Stuff Sale on Saturday, September 27, 2014.  This popular event will take place from 9am-2pm at the Discovery Center, 5050 Independence Street, Maple Plain.

Offering much more variety and selection than a single garage sale, the sale offers buyers great values on gently used times such as children’s clothing (Infants to Teen sizes), toys, baby equipment, books, maternity clothes, and more. What a great way to reduce, reuse, and recycle – go green! Read more about Orono Schools ECFE Program's Kids' Stuff Sale

Farmers Market Class

Ever wonder what those weird, unfamiliar vegetables at the farmers market are? Culinary herbalist and instructor Kris James will teach you how to prepare and cook with unique foods. $35/member. $45/non-member. 9-11 a.m. Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska; 952.443.1400; Read more about Farmers Market Class

Maritime Wrecks of Lake Minnetonka

The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society (ELMHS) dives a little deeper into local history with its October “Tapping History” event.

Recent surveys have confirmed the existence of more than 35 maritime wrecks on the bottom of Lake Minnetonka. Archaeologists and historians Ann Merriman and Christopher Olson, co-founders of Maritime Heritage Minnesota, will describe the most prominent of these wrecks, share underwater photos and footage, and discuss the significance of the wrecks to Minnesota's maritime heritage. Read more about Maritime Wrecks of Lake Minnetonka

The Meaning of Empowerment: The Slippery Slope of Incapacity

Many baby-boomers worry about the care needs for an elderly parent.  Their parents may live with the uncertainty of chronic illness and disability and have a whole host of planning issues.  However, either caregivers are overwhelmed with conflicting information or don't know where to seek help.  Such a lack of information, or the wealth of conflicting information, adds to their anxiety about caring for an elderly parent.  Indeed, it takes a team to protect an elderly person and every aspect of planning should be addressed. Read more about The Meaning of Empowerment: The Slippery Slope of Incapacity


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