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“Fireside Chat: Landscapes of Home: Minnesota Yards Past and Present” with Ursula Lang

The Hennepin History Museum hosts a
presentation at 6:00 pm on Thursday, May 21st, 2015.  

Yards hold more than grass.  Urban geographer Ursula Lang of the University
of Minnesota brings us on a cultural exploration of the meaning and evolution
of yards and the domestic landscape.  From
the early 1900s, through the 1950s, to the suburban, urban, and rural yards of
today, Lang will cover the pertinent sociological and historical issues from
front to back. Read more about “Fireside Chat: Landscapes of Home: Minnesota Yards Past and Present” with Ursula Lang

Botanical and Floral Art

There’s a reason that flowers and plants have been the subject matter of choice for artists over the past few centuries: When done right, they’re absolutely beautiful. Train your artistic eye in the art of recording botanical and floral details, using drawing, painting and mixed media. Learn techniques such as glazing gradation, wet-on-wet washes and color blending to capture the shapes and colors of flowers. Read more about Botanical and Floral Art

Selling on Etsy Successfully

In the past five years, Etsy has become the premiere site to sell handmade items, art and craft supplies, as well as vintage pieces. As easy as buying through Etsy can be, selling through it can be a whole different story. This five-week course covers what you need to know to make your Etsy shop a success. Topics include social media promotion, search engine optimization, product photography and more. $79. Tuesdays, 7–9 p.m. Read more about Selling on Etsy Successfully

Arboretum Photographers Society Show & Sale

Thousands of fantastic photographs are taken at the arboretum each year, and these are the cream of the crop. This exhibition features work from the Arboretum Photographers Society; it’s the beauty of a year of Minnesota seasons told through photographs. All ages. Free with arboretum admission. Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Oswald Visitor Center, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska; 952.443.1400; arboretum.umn.edu Read more about Arboretum Photographers Society Show & Sale

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. Read more about The Meaning of Empowerment: The Slippery Slope of Incapacity

Excelsior Girl's Night Out Opening Night

The first Excelsior Girl's Night Out of the season kicks off in downtown Excelsior on Thursday June 5.This season Excelsior Girl's Night Out is partnering with Go Red For Women and the American Heart Association. Come out opening night for exclusive Girl's Night Out store and restaurant specials.  Enjoy live music right on Water St. Meet the women of the Excelsior Fire Department who will be doing hands only CPR demos.  Tour the famous Mammo-a-go-go Mammogram bus or get a mammogram. To schedule a mammogram during the evening of June 5th call 952-993-2900. Read more about Excelsior Girl's Night Out Opening Night


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