Education & Community

Overcoming Fear Through Courage

Please join us for an inspirational evening sharing the work of Opportunity International as we bring together female executives, leaders, and activists. Hear from Megan Tamte, Co-founder and CEO, Evereve (formerly Hot Mama), and Vicki Escarra, Global CEO, Opportunity International, as they share stories of overcoming their fears through courage. Be motivated by the story of Beathe Iribagiza, a Rwandan survivor of the genocide and expert artisan, who exemplifies the spirit of determination.

Trillium Woods Hosts Financial Evaluation Event

Trillium Woods, a resort-style senior living community scheduled to open in summer 2015, is hosting a financial evaluation of retirement housing options presented by Calista Sievers, Finance Manager of Life Care Services from 10:30 to noon, Tuesday, Nov. 4 at the Trillium Woods Information Center located at 3300 Fernbrook Lane N Plymouth, Minn.

Southshore Center Oktoberfest

 

Southshore Center Oktoberfest
October 3 Enjoy music, German food, beer and wine samples, kids’ crafts and more community fun. Free; donations to Southshore Center accepted. All ages. 5:30-8 p.m. Southshore Center. 5735 Country Club Road, Shorewood; 952.474.7635

 

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!

Tour and Learn About Trillium Woods on Sept. 16

Trillium Woods, a resort-style retirement community under construction and scheduled to open summer 2015, is welcoming the public to tour and learn about amenities, pricing and benefits of living at Trillium Woods from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16 at the Trillium Woods Information Center.

Tour and Learn About Trillium Woods on Oct. 1

Trillium Woods, a resort-style retirement community under construction and scheduled to open summer 2015, is welcoming the public to tour and learn about amenities, pricing and benefits of living at Trillium Woods from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1 at the Trillium Woods Information Center.

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; arboretum.umn.edu

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.

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