Education & Community

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.

Roundtable Talk with author Susan Allen Toth

An open, honest, loving and sometimes humorous sharing of stories and perspectives by one who has lived the caregiver experience.

Please sign-up by calling The Marsh at 952-935-2202.

Tour and Learn About Trillium Woods

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.

Tapping History: Excelsior’s Hotels

All aboard Steamboat Minnehaha for an evening of history on the water. Scott McGinnis, historian and author of Excelsior’s Waterfront, will highlight all of the historic hotels and boardinghouses that have been a part of Excelsior’s history. Historical Society members, $30 for non-members.Board at Bayside Grille, 687 Excelsior Blvd., Excelsior; 952.221.4766; elmhs.org

Excelsior Girls Night Out: Danc'n in the Street

This fun dance event for all ages features dance performances, dance lessons, costume contest (with prizes) and the opportunity to participate in a flash mob dance. No dance shoes or dance experience required to join in the fun!

Boat Tour: Historic Hotels and Boarding Houses of Lower Lake Minnetonka

Join the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society and local historian Scott McGinniss for a cruise aboard the Steamboat Minnehaha to see the sites of hotels and boarding houses that once dotted the shores of lower Lake Minnetonka.

McGinniss is the author of Excelsior's Waterfront and A Directory of Old Boats.

Tickets are $20 for members of the ELMHS and $30 for non-members. Guests will board at 6:45 p.m. on Monday, August 11 at Bayside Grille and depart at 7:00 p.m.

Tapping History: Danceland Burning

Tapping History is a monthly event presented by Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society, it is a free public event with roatating speakers on the history of Lake Minnetonka. The event takes place the second Monday of each month.

Danceland Burning: Big Reggie, Rolling Stones & 40 years of music memories at Danceland. This will be an open mic format for anyone to speak on their experiences and share memories at Danceland and the Rolling Stones Concert in 1964.

Come have a pint & reflect on the history of Danceland!

Grimm Farmhouse Open House

Travel back to the 1870s at the Wendelin Grimm farm. This historic homestead was the residence of the German immigrant whose experiments with alfalfa had a far-ranging impact on agriculture. Learn about Wendelin Grimm and experience what life was like on an 1800s farm with hands-on work. Free. 1 p.m. Grimm Farm Historic Site, 7025 Victoria Drive, Victoria; 763.694.7650; threeriversparks.org

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