On the Hunt

On the Hunt
Easter celebration is set at Our Savior Church.

One of the best things about any holiday is coming together with loved ones and fellow community members even if it is from a distance. Our Savior Lutheran Church is hosting a COVID-19-safe, drive-thru egg hunt from 9 a.m.–noon on April 16 with various holiday activities included. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own Easter baskets and enjoy the event from the safety of their vehicles.  At the celebration, there will be characters, including Bob and Larry from Veggie Tales and a performance of the Resurrection of Jesus. Real bunnies and animals will make an appearance at the event as well. Registration is required for this free event. Visit excelsioregghunt.com for more information. —Grace Masuda

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LOCAL EVENTS

Kitty and the Entourage Live
04/08
Have a beer, and dance ’til you drop at the live performance of local classic rock band Kitty and the Entourage. Ages 21 and up. Ticket prices vary. Excelsior Brewing Company, 421 Third St., Excelsior; 952.474.7837; excelsiorbrew.com

Easter Sunrise at Wayzata Beach
04/16
The Easter sunrise tradition at Wayzata Beach is set to return this year with music, bonfires and scripture readings courtesy of the Wayzata Community Church. Dogs are welcome to attend.
All ages. Free. 6:30–7:00 a.m. Wayzata Beach, 402 Lake St. E., Wayzata; 952.473.8877; wayzatacommunitychurch.org

Big Love Debut Performance
04/29
Come see the debut performance of Big Love, directed by Sandra Struthers, which features a large cast of student actors and actresses who have come together to bring this comedic drama to life.
All ages. Ticket prices vary. Wayzata High School Auditorium 2, 4955 Peony Lane N.; Plymouth; 763.745.6600; whstheatre.com

AREA EVENTS

Minnesota Craft Beer Festival
04/09
Take a sip of the best beer from breweries around the Twin Cities under one building. There will be over 130 breweries attending and over 500 beers to enjoy. Ages 21 and up. Tickets start at $44. 1–5 p.m. Minneapolis Convention Center (Hall B + C), 1301 Second Ave. S., Mpls.; minnesotacraftbeerfestival.com

Minneapolis Vintage Market
04/10
Enjoy two levels of vintage clothing, goods, music, food and complimentary coffee. All ages. $10. 11 a.m.–
4 p.m. Machine Shop, 300 Second St. SE, Mpls.; mplsvintagemarket.com

Donut Fest Minneapolis
04/10
Indulge all your cravings in sprinkles, frostings and ... beer! General admission includes one free beer ticket and donut samples from every station. All ages. $20–$45. 1–5 p.m. Utepils Brewing, 225 Thomas Ave. N., Mpls.; breweryrunningseries.com

Make Your Own Paddle
04/14 and 04/16
Make your own laminated wood paddle guided by an instructor. Choose a design of your choice while learning the basics of woodworking. No prior woodworking experience is needed. Ages 18 and up. $149. 6:30 p.m. Urban Boatbuilders, 2288 University Ave. W., St. Paul; 651.644.9225; urbanboatbuilders.org

Outdoor Adventure Expo
04/22–04/24
Connect with fellow climbers and outdoor adventurers, and pick up gear at this year’s event with more than 37 programs and featured speakers like Emily Ford of Ice Age Trail and Arctic explorer Lonnie Dupre. All ages. Free. Times vary. Midwest Mountaineering, 309 Cedar Ave., Mpls.; outdooradventureexpo.com

Landscape Arboretum Full Moon Hikes
04/25–04/26
Magical fairy lights, bonfires and a cup of hot cocoa await you at this special after-hours event. The hike will span over a 1.5-mile loop and a bog boardwalk. All ages. $20 for nonmember adults and $5 for arboretum members and children. 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska; 612.624.2200; arb.umn.edu

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