As much as “gluten-free” and “dairy-free” are showing up on food labels, it’s still a challenge to navigate these special diets. This course can help you learn more. Explore tasty dishes that include flour alternatives and sneaky dairy substitutes. As one of the largest cooperative grocery stores in the Midwest, Lakewinds Food Co-op is the perfect host for this event. Come hungry and ready to have your eyes opened to all of the potential deliciousness. Ages 16 and up. $9. 6–8 p.m. Read more about Gluten- and Dairy-Free Diets
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What’s better than carving your way through a fluffy, buttery stack of flapjacks? Carving your way through a fluffy, buttery stack of flapjacks with your friends and family to benefit the Music Association of Minnetonka. Join the pancake pandemonium at this annual breakfast. All ages. 8–11 a.m. Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka; 952.401.5954; musicassociation.org Read more about Pancake Breakfast
Things will heat up as five local chefs from area restaurants compete for the coveted “Golden Cleaver” award. This cooking competition, open to the public, is styled after the TV show “Chopped” and will be judged by local celebrities. Read more about Sizzle For A Cause--A Sizzling Hot Cooking Competition
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. Read more about Overcoming Fear Through Courage
Join LUCID Brewing in celebrating their 3rd Birthday party. Enjoy live music, games and food truck eats throughout the day at this free event. Also, enjoy samples of their birthday beer, Halucidation. Read more about LUCID Brewing 3rd Birthday Party and Halucidation Release!
Competing restaurants include: Ike's, Famous Daves, Gold Nugget, Glen Lake Cafe and Cowboy Jacks.
How it works: Attendees will vote for their favorite for
the People's Choice Award. The Professional’s Choice Award will be determined by: Read more about STOMP for Mental Health - Chili for Charity
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! Read more about Excelsior Girls Night Out: Danc'n in the Street
5K Runners will hustle their hams along 3.1 miles of bacon bliss enjoying cups of bacon bits along the way! The 0.05K Blitz to Bacon is the ultimate fast track to hog heaven, Get ready to hoof it across 164 feet of pure piggy ecstasy. Read more about Bacon Chase 5k & .05K