Going Out

There’s always plenty to do right around Lake Minnetonka, especially in the spring and summer. But even for those of us who live here, it’s nice to get a change of scenery once in a while.

In May, hundreds of music lovers (young and old) gathered at St. Therese Catholic parish in Deephaven to listen (and dance along) to the Grammy award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers.

It’s once again time for the Old-Fashioned Holiday Bazaar at the Landmark Center, a favorite holiday tradition in Saint Paul.

August brought the return of the beloved Big Island and Back event, when local paddlers made their way from Excelsior Beach, around Big Island and back to shore.

Calling all ghosts and ghouls, wizards and werewolves, skeletons and spiders: October 29 is Reach for Resources, Inc.’s 15th annual Ghostly Gala.

There were plenty of gift items, local food products and much more at the Lowertown Pop-Up Market at Union Depot in December.

After working in retail coffee for 11 years, Matt McGinn, who is the co-owner of Quixotic Coffee in Saint Paul, knows his way around the industry. So when he saw the opportunity to create his first product, he jumped at the chance.

The popular Taste of Cretin-Derham Hall marked its fourth year, and raised funds for co-curricular activities at the school.

In March, St. David’s Center’s annual Make Them Shine Gala raised a record-setting $377,000 to support programs for children. More than 500 community members filled McNamara Alumni Center for the sold-out event.