Education & Community

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.

WINstitute Workshop | 50 Fun Things to Create a Joy-Filled Business in 2019

As a business owner, your happiness translates to more than just a better experience for you - it touches every aspect of the health of your business. You'll receive guidance and materials to create your own unique list of 50 Fun Things you can do for your business in 2019 and discover a deeper sense of satisfaction (and success!) in the year ahead. You’re invited to stay afterward for an optional networking reception, with hosted refreshments, including beer and non-alcoholic beverages.

St. Therese Preschool Open House

Prospective Preschool students and their families are invited to come hear how St. Therese gets kids off to a great start! You will meet our teachers, learn about our outdoor learning model and enjoy donuts and coffee! PreK overviews will be shared with prospective families every 30 minuntes while kiddos play in the classroom and meet teachers. The three overview times will start at 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM and 11:00 AM.

Tapping History Presentation: The Diaries of Lydia Ferguson, Excelsior Pioneer

​Much of what we know about early Lake Minnetonka history comes from the pages of this frail woman’s diaries. She recorded it all, from 1854-1886, in a clear eyed chronicle which includes her own family’s tale of suffering, insanity, death, love, endurance and guts. The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society presents a sepia tone-free view of the past in Lydia Ferguson’s own words.

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