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2/17/2014 4:02:00 PM
Community Calendar February 18, 2014

Tuesday, Feb. 18

'Vestland Lodge, Sons of Norway': All are invited to bring one Scandinavian treasure for a "Show and Tell" evening at Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka at 7 p.m. For more information call 952-994-3174.

Wednesday, Feb. 19

Book discussion: Peter Geye's newest book, "Lighthouse Road," will be the topic at The Bookcase, 824 E. Lake St., Wayzata at 7 p.m. For more information call 952-473-8341 or visit www.bookcaseofwayzata.com.

Friday, Feb. 21

Health care system presentation: Active members of the Minnesota Physicians for a National Health Program will present information about our current healthcare system and a system that could reduce costs and provide coverage for all, at Unitarian Universalist Church of Minnetonka, 605 Rice St., Wayzata from 7-9 p.m. For more information e-mail office@uucmtka.org. Free.

Child rearing speaker: Katy Smith (Minnesota's Teacher of the year for 2011) will speak on child rearing in the early learning years at Wayzata Community Church, 125 Wayzata Blvd. E., Wayzata at 6 p.m. For more information or to register call 952-473-2114 ext. 219 or visit www.wccns.org.

Saturday, Feb. 22

'Pruning Essentials for the Health of Your Trees and Shrubs': Jeffrey L. Johnson, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum horticulturalist, will demonstrate proper pruning techniques for shrubs and trees to ensure their long-term health and productivity. He will address issues of fruit production, tree longevity, maintenance, harvest and pesticides at the Learning Center, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chanhassen from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information call 952-443-1422 or visit www.arboretum.umn.edu. $38 member/$50 non-member.

'Winter Walkabout': Join this fifth-annual 3K snowshoe walk to raise funds and awareness for Vinland Center. This family-friendly event will feature hot food, music, raffle drawings for prizes and kids' activities. Registration opens at 10 a.m., snowshoe walk starts at 11 a.m. at Vinland Center, 3675 Ihduhapi Road, Loretto. For more information or to register visit www.winterwalkabout.org. Early Bird Rates $25 individual/$55 team. Kids ages 12 and under attend for free.

'Crappie Flop Lake Minnetonka Charity Ice Fishing Tournament': This third-annual event will raise money for area athletics and Tips Outdoors Foundation. Check-in will start at 10:30 a.m. at the Bayside Grill in Excelsior. The tournament will take place on Excelsior Bay from noon-3 p.m. with the awards ceremony following at Bayside Grill at 3:30 p.m. This is a family-friendly event and children 10 and under fish for free. For more information visit www.crappieflop.com.

Beginning Feb. 22

'Beekeeping in Northern Climates, I & II': In part one (Feb. 22), Dr. Marla Spivak and Gary Reuter of the University of Minnesota share the basics of getting started in beekeeping. Learn everything you need to know for the first year. In part two (Feb. 23), learn how to maintain healthy bee colonies for the long term. These sessions will take place at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chanhassen from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fee per session: $80 or $93 (with lunch).

'Tiny Treasures - Fairies & Gnomes at the Arboretum': Enjoy a whimsical display of miniature gardens and the fairies, sprites and gnomes that inhabit them at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Oswald Visitor Center, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chanhassen through March 23.

Sunday, Feb. 23

'Young People's Concert featuring Minnetonka Symphony and Young Artists': This afternoon of talent will feature the winner of the 32nd-annual Young Artist Competition, 17-year-old clarinetist Lydia Sadoff. Claire Erickson, 17, of the Minnetonka Chamber Choir, will narrate the MSO's performance of Britten's "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra." Bring the whole family to this concert, under the direction of Dr. Roger Satrang Hoel at Minnetonka Methodist Church, 17611 Lake St. Ext., Minnetonka from 3-5 p.m. For more information visit www.musicassociation.org.

Mound Westonka Band fundraiser: Check out a silent auction and desserts for sale at Mound Westonka High School gym, 5905 Sunnyfield Road E., Mound at 12:30 p.m. Then enjoy an all-district concert featuring all-band students in grades 5-12 at 2 p.m. Admission (suggested donation) $5 adults, $3 students/seniors and under 5 free.

'Scott Joplin: King of Ragtime': Come hear some of Joplin's most famous works and learn more about his life. The program will be led by Meg Redmond, Minister of Music, at St. David's Episcopal Church, 13000 St. David's Road, Minnetonka at 4 p.m. For more information call 952-935-3336. Free.

Through Feb. 23

'Carbon reduction and the possibilities for nuclear energy': This three-part series is designed to bring greater awareness to the congregation and the general public about the complexity and enormity of the climate-change carbon-dependence problem and the diminishing and difficult options to address it, at St. Luke Presbyterian Church, 3121 Groveland School Road, Minnetonka at 9:15 a.m. Sundays.

Monday, Feb. 24

'Seth Boyd in Concert': This music teacher at Groveland Elementary School in Minnetonka will give a benefit concert for Northside Achievement Zone at St. Therese Church in Deephaven, 18323 Minnetonka Blvd., Deephaven at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but a freewill offering will be collected.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

'A Respectful Conversation about Guns in Minnesota': Join this discussion at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church of Plymouth, 12235 Old Rockford Road, Plymouth from 6-9 p.m. For more information or to register call 612-230-3344 or visit www.mnchurches.org.

Beginning Feb. 25

'Creative Tools for Caregivers': This class introduces drawing, painting and collage projects that caregivers may create with their loved one. Primarily designed for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease, this class is relevant for most care-giving situations, at The Minnetonka Center for the Arts, 2240 North Shore Drive, Wayzata from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays through March 25. For more information or registration call 952-473-7361, ext 16.

Thursday, Feb. 27

Book discussion: Peter Geye's newest book, "Lighthouse Road," will be discussed at Wayzata Library, 620 Rice St. E., Wayzata at 1 p.m.

Book discussion: Peter Geye's newest book, "Lighthouse Road," will be featured in this author presentation in Wayzata City meeting room on 600 Rice St., Wayzata at 7 p.m.

'Heart Safe Community': The Western Hennepin Chamber of Commerce will host this training event for the residents of Maple Plain and surrounding communities at the Maple Plain City Hall at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. The purpose of Heart Safe is to make Maple Plain a safer place to live, work and play by being prepared to reduce the number of deaths and disabilities associated with sudden cardiac arrest. For more information or to RSVP contact Julie at 763-479-6010, e-mail jmkfpc@gmail.com or Carol at 612-759-9908, e-mail cheswick.carol@gmail.com. Free.

Friday, Feb. 28

Eric Burdon and the Animals: This group will perform with guests Lamont Cranston with Bruce Mccabe at the Medina Entertainment Center, 500 Highway 55, Medina at 8:30 p.m. For more information and tickets call 763-478-6661 or visit www.medinaentertainment.com.

'Sledding, Pizza and Movie Party': The Hidden Gem on Saga Hill will host this fifth-annual event at Fairview Covenant Church, 1175 County Road 19, Minnetrista at 6 p.m. March is MN Food Share's Stop Hunger Campaign so bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the local food shelf. For more information call 952-472-3128 or visit fairviewchurchmn.com.

'Cultivating the Future': The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, collaborating with the Schoolyard Garden Coalition and Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program, will present this second-annual Schoolyard Gardens Conference in the Oswald Visitor Center, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chanhassen from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information or to register call 952-443-1422 or visit http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/2014schoolyardgardens.aspx. Up to $70.

Saturday, March 1

Myles Goodwyn and April Wine: These musicians will perform with special guest band Sweet at the Medina Entertainment Center, 500 Highway 55, Medina at 8:30 p.m. For more information and tickets call 763-478-6661 or visit www.medinaentertainment.com.

'Art and the Digital World of Photoshop II': Delve deeper into Photoshop and learn to create brushes, use selections, scaling, content-aware fills and more with Carlyn Iverson, professional illustrator, at the Learning Center, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chanhassen from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information or to register call 952-443-1422 or visit www.arboretum.umn.edu. $95 member, $110 non-member.

'To Your Health': This free health education event for all ages will include Dr. Conrad Iber, director of Fairview Sleep Center; Mary Battista, certified health coach; healthy desserts made by kids and Heart Safe CPR training at Peace Lutheran Church, 3695 County Road 101 N., Plymouth from 10:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. For more information or to call Sondra at 763-478-9406 or sondra@peaceofplymouth.org.

Sunday, March 2

'Great Wedding Get-Together': Create your "happily ever after" at this event featuring a "real-life" wedding fashion show, panel discussions to help with wedding planning, vendor "meet and greet" and more at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in the Oswald Visitor Center, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chanhassen from noon-3 p.m. $10.

Through March 31

'Minnesota Magic': This juried art exhibit will feature paintings depicting the natural beauty and majesty of the North Star state in the Arboretum's Reedy Gallery, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chanhassen.

Through April 4

'Arboretum Photographers Society Show & Sale': This seventh-annual juried show of the "best of the Arboretum" through the lenses of the Arboretum Photographers Society will be on display at Restaurant Gallery, Oswald Visitor Center, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chanhassen.

Through April 8

'PeaPods for Preschoolers': PeaPods provides the opportunity for you and your little one to be enchanted by the plant world. Weekly themes are explored through planting, art, sensory and science discovery, music, story time, snack and outdoor/greenhouse adventures. Weekly sessions meet from 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays in the Learning Center, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chanhassen. For more information or to register call 952-443-1422 or visit www.arboretum.umn.edu/preschoolprograms.aspx. The 10-session fee is $100 for Arboretum member/$120 for non-member.

Through June 2

'Moms in Prayer': The Schumann Elementary and Orono Intermediate School Moms in Prayer group will meet every Monday that school is in session at Woodridge Church, 1500 County Road 24 in Medina from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Non school-age children welcome. For more information contact Tracy at tracyerb1@gmail.com.



Ongoing

'What happens when God shows up?': This Minneapolis West Community Bible Study will explore the books of Ephesians, Job and Philippians. Women and children of all ages, backgrounds and denominations are welcome. This class meets on Wednesdays from 9:15-11:15 a.m. at Plymouth Covenant Church, 545 Niagara Lane N., Plymouth through May. For more information or to register, contact Chazell Wilson (763-551-1156 or cwilsonmn@ comcast.net) or visit minneapoliswest.cbsclass.org.

Minnetonka Civic Orchestra: It rehearses every Monday night from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Minnetonka High School Orchestra Room. It is open to all interested musicians. An audition is not required. For more information call 952-474-1195.

Overeaters Anonymous: This group meets Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m. at All Bodies Pilates Studio, 3384 Shoreline Drive, Navarre. For more information call 952-471-3330.

Support group for families: The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota sponsors free support groups for families who have a relative with a mental illness on the first and third Mondays of the month at St. Therese of Deephaven, 18323 Minnetonka Blvd., Wayzata at 6:30 p.m. For more information call 952-935-8585.

Grandparents support: Grandparents raising grandchildren are invited to attend a group meeting at Zachary Lane Elementary School, 4350 Zachary Lane, Plymouth the third Thursday of the month.

MOMS Club of Excelsior/Chanhassen: The group meets on the last Tuesday or Wednesday of the month at Trinity Episcopal Church of Excelsior, 322 Second St. For more information call 952-401-3992 or e-mail rothmanjs@yahoo.com.

'Overaters Anonymous in Action': This group meets Tuesdays at Wayzata Community Church, 125 Wayzata Blvd. E., Wayzata at 7 p.m. No weigh-ins, dues or fees For more information call 612-558-1556.

MOPS of Ridgewood Church: The Mothers of Preschoolers group meets every other Thursday at 4420 County Road 101, Minnetonka from 9:15-11:15 a.m. For more information call 952-476-2866.

Mothers of Preschoolers: The group meets twice a month from 9:15-11:30 a.m. on Fridays at Our Savior Lutheran Church and School, 23290 Highway 7, Excelsior. For information call Tina at 612-986-9817 or visit www.oslcs.org.

Open Up Toastmasters: The club meets every other Wednesday from noon-1 p.m. at American Medical Systems, 10700 Bren Road W., Minnetonka. For more information call 952-930-6247 or visit www.openup.freetoasthost.net.

English as a Second Language class: Join this multi-level class any time during the school year Monday and/or Wednesday evenings from 5:45-8:15 p.m. at the Orono Discovery Center, room 102, 5050 Independence St., Maple Plain. For more information call 952-449-8350. Free.

The Western Hennepin County Pioneer Assoc Museum: This historical landmark for area communities is also a genealogical repository for local family genealogy research. Free tours are offered on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or by appointment at 1953 W. Wayzata Blvd., Long Lake. For more information call 952-473-6557 or visit www.whcpa-museum.org.

Tonka Talkers Toastmasters: The club meets every other Tuesday from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Bank Building, 900 E. Wayzata Blvd., Wayzata. For more information call 612-599-0386.

West Lake Progressives: The DFL group will meet the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Discovery Center, 5050 Independence St., Maple Plain at 7 p.m. For more information e-mail westlakeprogressives@gmail.com.

H20 Toastmasters: The club meets the second and fourth Tuesday each month at Culligan Water, 6030 Culligan Way, Minnetonka from 7:30-8:30 a.m. For more information call 952-912-2429 or visit www.h2omasters.org.

Marsh Winds Toastmasters: The group meets Thursdays from 9:15-10:30 a.m. to develop public speaking and leadership skills at The Marsh, 15000 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka. For more information call 612-616-1379.

'Choral Reflections of Minnetonka': This group welcomes all voices, particularly tenors and basses, to visit Monday rehearsals at the Congregational Church, 471 Third St., Excelsior from 7-9 p.m. For more information call 952-688-7244.

'Gluten Free Meet Up': Join other gluten free eaters to discuss recipes and cooking ideas, receive or provide support, and try some tasty new foods and vendor samples at 6 p.m. every third Thursday at Harvest Moon Natural Foods, 2380 W. Wayzata Blvd., Long Lake.

Music at Harvest Moon: Come enjoy the sounds of live old-time fiddle, guitar and banjo music every Wednesday at Harvest Moon Natural Foods, 2380 W. Wayzata Blvd., Long Lake from 10 a.m.-noon.

Overeaters Anonymous: The group meets on Fridays from noon-1 p.m. at St. David's Episcopal Church, 13000 St Davids Road, Minnetonka.

'Women and Divorce': This meeting includes education, resources and support for women approaching, experiencing or moving forward from divorce Tuesdays from 6:30-9 p.m. at Keller Williams Realty conference room, 215 Walker Ave. S., Wayzata. For more information or to register please visit: www.rediscoveringu.com or e-mail: barb@rediscoveringu.com.

Women for Sobriety: Meetings are held in western Hennepin County on Wednesdays at 10 am. For more information call 651-224-0328 or 612-701-9767.

Lake Minnetonka Stamp Club: The club meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Lutheran Church, 15915 Excelsior Blvd., Minnetonka.

Meditation group: This group is led by a Buddhist Monk and is open to all levels of experience. It meets Saturdays at the Chanhassen Library, 7711 Kerber Blvd., Chanhassen from 10:10-11:30 a.m. For more information call Ralph at 952-934-9727 or e-mail meditation@triplegem.org. Free.

'Caring Resources for Caregivers': A support group for caregivers of adults with dementia and other special health needs meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at noon at St. John's Lutheran Church, 2451 Fairview Lane in Mound. For more information call Sojourn 952-471-6080 or e-mail sojournads@hotmail.com.

Moms in Touch for Orono High School: Become part of a community of mothers that gather weekly on behalf of our children and the schools they attend every Wednesday that school is in session from 9-10:15 a.m. For meeting location and information e-mail klancke@frontiernet.net or visit www.momsintouch.org.

La Leche League of Plymouth and Wayzata: This club for women interested in learning more about breastfeeding meets the first Tuesday of every month at WestHealth, 2855 Campus Drive, Plymouth at 7 p.m. For more information call 651-319-1391.

West Metro Homeschool Co-op: The parent support group and teacher-led classes for children is offered every Wednesday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. during the school year at the Maple Plain Community Church, 1815 Budd Ave., Maple Plain. Call 612-940-3794 for more information.

To submit an event for possible publication in the community calendar, e-mail calendars@weeklynews.com. Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Wednesday for the following Tuesday's paper. Compiled by Casey Merkwan





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