Put on your game face and get your competitive spirit going with adult kickball this summer. Seven weeks of competition will culminate in a playoff between the top four teams of each league. The leagues are separated by days of the week: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Ages 18 and up. $230. 6:10–8:30 p.m., Central Park in Hopkins, 101 16th Ave. S., Hopkins; 952.939.8203; eminnetonka.com.
Sports, Health & Wellness
You’re doing it right now. And again. And again. Breathing is so natural to us that we often neglect to notice its effect on our well-being. Recalibrate and practice healthy, calming breath work. The benefits are impressive: increase your energy, calm stress, focus your brain, improve your immune system and fight depression. You’ll even get stronger by breathing right (your back and abs will thank you). Ages 18 and up. $29.
Founded in 2004 by the Donnelly sisters, the Minnesota RollerGirls league is run by a pack of strong, scrappy women who work by day as everything from web developers to fashion designers to medical professionals. By night, they’re checking, elbowing and brawling in the full-contact sport that is roller derby. Get riled up with the crowd at the home-team championship at Roy Wilkins Auditorium. $13–$18. 7:30 p.m., doors at 6:30 p.m. Roy Wilkins Auditorium, 175 W.
Spring may be just around the corner, but tough Minnesotans know that to keep warm, you’ve got to keep moving. Runners from around the Twin Cities will brave the brisk weather to kick off their running season. Whether this is your hundredth race or you’re still learning to tie your tennis shoes (that’s right, kids, you can join, too!), be sure to join in the fun and the post-race party featuring classic Minnesota dishes, a lumberjack costume contest and a winter beard competition. $45–$65 until March 2; $51–$71 until race day. 9 a.m.
There’s a wild green mass overtaking the streets of Excelsior this St. Patrick’s Day, but don’t run away—run with it! Jake O’Connor’s Luck O’ the Lake 5K Fun Run is ready to paint the town green once again. A sea of leprechauns, lads and lasses make up this festive event, and you can be a part of it. The run takes you on a scenic Excelsior route, with a finish-line celebration. Visit website for registration details. $40. 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Bundle up and grab your skis for a day of fun on the lake. The third year of this race promises to be even bigger and better, featuring a post-race party at newly expanded Excelsior Brewing. Proceeds go to the Freshwater Society and the ICA Food Shelf Program. To sign up or volunteer at the race, visit the website. $45. 1 p.m. Lake Minnetonka, near the dock at Water and Lake in Excelsior; 952.474.6461; excelsior-lakeminnetonkachamber.com
Join the celebration at the Health Sense Dental Spa grand opening Thursday, September 25!
The celebration will feature b-o-g-o botox, buy 2 get 2 fillers and more! Beverages and light refreshments will also be served.
Weight loss may be the wrong approach to active aging. New research shows that increasing muscle mass is the key... and strength training offers the answer. Having adequate strength is essential for preventing sarcopenia (leading to frailty); lowering the risk of chronic disease; preventing falls; and increasing longevity. For example, studies show that grip strength is an indicator of current and potential health.
Dr. Gladys McGarey, M.D. M.D.(H), the Mother of Holistic Medicine, comes to The Marsh on September 18 to share her vision of Living Medicine and recent life lessons. Dr. Gladys, who turns 94 in November, advocates for a paradigm shift in the consciousness of health care towards Living Medicine, which she says views illness not as something to be battled, but as life to be lived. It embraces the wisdom of our inner physician, understands that pain has purpose, and that being free of symptoms is not the same as full health. Dr.
Ness Plastic Surgery would love to meet their new neightbors! Join for food and drinks, giveaways, special medical spa discounts, meet the team and tour their brand new facility.