Education & Community
Looking for a challenge or just a new way to get involved in nature? The Minnesota Global Birders will share tips about how to make birding part of your vacation and what you might get to see at destinations around the world. Read more about Travelogue: Add Birding to Your Travel Fun
Earth Day is the perfect time to do some spring-cleaning and get rid of your old technology! On Saturday, April 27 Minnesota Computers for Schools is hosting a computer donation drive – drop off your old computer equipment and put it to good use in the community.
MCFS refurbishes and reuses all donated equipment. The refurbished equipment is placed in schools and educational nonprofits throughout the state.
The first 100 people to donate a computer will receive a free beer coupon to redeem at the Surly beer hall. Read more about Minnesota Computers for Schools Computer Donation Drive
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. Read more about 25th Annual JDW Cotillions Return for Class of Social Skills and Dance
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. Read more about Book & Bake Sale
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.
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.
817 5th Ave. S.
Hear the “Pope’s favorite nun,” Sister Norma Pimentel, M.J., talk about her work welcoming immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. A moderated panel discussion will follow. Read more about Giving Insights Forum: The Catholic Response to Immigration
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. Read more about Bring the Farm Indoors
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. Read more about Winter Constellations in the Show-Dome