6/10/2013 3:08:00 PM Community Calendar June 11, 2013
Tuesday, June 11
St. Peter Street Stompers Jazz Band: This group will perform at Parkers Lake, at County Road 6 and Niagara Lane in Plymouth at 7 p.m. In case of rain or severe weather, visit www.plymouthmn.gov.
Barbara DaCosta: The author of "Nighttime Ninja" will read on the Storytime Trolley at 5 and 6 p.m. Tickets are available at Excelsior Bay Books, 36 Water St., Excelsior. For more information call 952-401-0932. $5.
Beginning June 11
Yoga classes for kids: Kids ages 6-10 can enjoy a playful mix of stretching, jumping, running and playing, taught through an assortment of games and storytelling at Crescent Beach from 10-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays through June 25. For more information visit www.ci.shorewood.mn.us. $15 per class.
Wednesday, June 12
Outdoor yoga class: Join Spirit of the Lake Yoga & Wellness Center at the Excelsior Commons for an all-level yoga class from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Bring your own mat. Class is outdoors, weather permitting. For more information call 952-474-7707. Free.
The Teddy Bear Band: This group will perform, followed by Sons of the Beach, at The Commons band shell in Excelsior at 6:30 p.m.
'Cafe Scientifique': This series will debut for the summer at the Gold Nugget Tavern and Grill, 14401 Excelsior Blvd., Minnetonka with Bell Museum Director and entomologist Dr. Susan Weller, who will take attendees on a scientific journey looking at pollination from a bug's-eye view. This "happy hour" talk is scheduled from 6:30-8 p.m. $10.
'Worship on Wednesday': This fourth-annual summer concert series will begin with Gospel great Robert Robinson at 6 p.m. with music and picnics, followed by worship at 6:30 p.m., more music and fellowship at Wayzata Community Church, 125 E. Wayzata Blvd., Wayzata. For more information visit www.wayzatacommunitychurch.org.
Through June 12
Toni McNaron: This award-winning author and U of M professor emeritus of English will speak as part of "Books in the Garden" monthly book club, which meets every second Wednesday in the Snyder Building, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chanhassen from noon-1:30 p.m. For more information visit www.arboretum.umn.edu. Up to $89.
Thursday, June 13
'Ladies Night at ReSale 101': Check out vendors, participate in door prizes, gift card drawings and enjoy light refreshments at ReSale 101, 1605 County Road 101 N., Plymouth from 7-9 p.m.
F Sharp: This keyboard duo will perform in the Sensory Garden, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chanhassen from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Plymouth Concert Band: This band will perform at Hilde Performance Center, 35th Avenue N. and Plymouth Boulevard in Plymouth at 7 p.m. Free.
'A Stroke of Insight': This video replay of a TED lecture by Harvard brain researcher Jill Bolt Taylor, who found herself one morning watching her own brain have a stroke with her functions shutting down one by one, will be shown at the Southshore Center, 5735 Country Club Road, Shorewood at 11 a.m.
'Master Naturalist Volunteer Open House': Learn about the Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer Program, and the activities volunteers are involved in. Meet some of the sponsors, speakers and supporters of Master Naturalist Volunteers and members of the West Metro Chapter. Enjoy a cookie, review class curriculum and volunteer opportunities. Take the Nature I.D. Challenge, and meet others who share their passion for nature at Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka from 7-9 p.m. For more information visit www.mnwestmetrochapter.org. Free.
Twin Cities Jazz Cats: This jazz group will perform as part of the KleinBank Summer Concert Series in City Center Park Plaza, 7700 Market Blvd., Chanhassen from 7-8 p.m.
The Tuxedo Band: This rock 'n' roll band will perform as part of the Music in the Parks concert series at Surfside Park, 5801 Bartlett Blvd., Mound at 7 p.m. For more information call 952-491-8055.
Open house: Check out the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce's new location on the corner of Water and Second streets in the Beacon Bank Building from 3-5 p.m.
Beginning June 13
SummerFest: This third-annual festival will include fireworks, a broasted chicken dinner, a twilight 5K, KidsZone and more in Long Lake through June 15. For more information visit http://longlakeareachamber.com/events.
Hennepin County Fair: Feed a variety of animals at the Farm Animal Petting Zoo, see educational, agricultural and magic shows, marvel at Sneaky Pete's Garden Tractor Pullers, enjoy live music by the Crossfire Variety Band and more at Corcoran Lion's Park, 7205 County Road 101, Corcoran through June 16. For more information visit www.hennepincountyfair.com.
Beginning June 14
'Snow White: Missoula Children's Theatre will perform this show at Hilde Performance Center, 35th Avenue N. and Plymouth Boulevard in Plymouth at 7 p.m. and on June 15 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, June 15
Hairball: This '80s inspired band will perform with guests New Medicine and Ladies of the 80s on an outdoor stage at the Medina Entertainment Center, 500 Highway 55, Medina at 6 p.m. For more information and tickets call 763-478-6661 or visit www.medinaentertainment.com.
Open house: Join the celebration of the opening of the Westonka History museum's new site at 5341 Maywood Road on the fifth floor in the Mound City Hall building from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
'Pontiac Happening': Check out Pontiac cars at this third-annual event and enjoy donuts and coffee at Automotorplex, 8200 Audubon Road, Chanhassen from 9 a.m.-noon. Free.
Monday, June 17
Butch Thompson: This master jazz pianist will perform with guitarist/vocalist Pat Donohue as part of Old Log Theater's "Sounds for Summer" music series at 5175 Meadville St., Greenwood at 7:30 p.m. For more information and reservations call 952-474-5951 or visit www.oldlog.com. $24.
'Snakes and Turtles': A Three Rivers naturalist will visit Hilde Small Stage, 35th Avenue N. and Plymouth Boulevard in Plymouth at 6:45 p.m.
Through June 17
'Christian-style yoga': This six-week yoga series for men and women of all abilities will be offered at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 23290 Highway 7, Excelsior with Chair Yoga classes from 5:45-6:30 p.m., and Gentle Journey classes from 7-8 p.m. Mondays. For more information or to register contact Carissa Myers at 612-325-1763 or firstname.lastname@example.org. $45 for entire series.
Tuesday, June 18
'Yes, You Can... Raise Financially Aware Kids': Casey McCarthy of American Century Investments will speak at Mid American Financial Group, 301 Carlson Parkway, suite 300, Minnetonka at 6 p.m. For more information or to RSVP call 952-258-5112 or e-mail email@example.com.
Plymouth Concert Band: This 50-piece band will perform as part of the Music in the Park series at the outdoor amphitheater at the Minnetonka Civic Center Campus, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka at 7 p.m.
Sarah Morris: This entertainer will perform at Parkers Lake, County Road 6 and Niagara Lane in Plymouth at 7 p.m.
Vestland Lodge, Sons of Norway meeting: Enjoy an ice cream social with guest speaker Arne Selbyg, who has served as professor of sociology at the University of North Dakota, as Academic Dean at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill. and as director for colleges and universities at the ELCA and is the author of "Norway Today." Selbyg will speak about trade unions and the Norwegian economy at the Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka at 7 p.m. For more information call 952-994-3174.
Beginning June 18
'Nutrition Detectives Boot Camp': Second-fourth-graders will learn about nutrition and heathy food choices at Relate Counseling Center, 5125 County Road 101, suite 300, Minnetonka from 3-5 p.m. through June 20. There will also be a parent discussion on June 20 from 5-5:30 p.m.
'Wayzata Instrument Consignment Sale': The Wayzata Music Educations Boosters will be sponsoring its 10th-annual band and orchestra instrument consignment sale from 5-8 p.m. through June 19 at the Wayzata High School Cafeteria (door No. 34), 4955 Peony Lane N., Plymouth. For more information visit www.wmeb.org.
Beginning June 19
'Once Upon a Mattress': Faith Community Theater will present this play at Faith Church, 12007 Excelsior Blvd., Minnetonka with the preview at 7 p.m. and the regular shows June 20-22 at 7 p.m. as well as a 2 p.m. matinee on June 23. For more information and tickets call 952-935-4481 or visit www.faithpres.org. $10.
Through June 19
'Beginning Watercolor': Instructor Georgia Kandiko will lead technique demonstrations include wet-into-wet, glazing, graded wash and dry brush application at Southshore Center, 5735 Country Club Road, Shorewood from 1-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information or to register call 952-474-7635 or visit www.southshore-center.org. $139.
'Continuing Watercolor': Instructor Georgia Kandiko will present a different lesson demonstrating techniques and interesting watercolor effects at Southshore Center, 5735 Country Club Road, Shorewood from 1-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information or to register call 952-474-7635 or visit www.southshore-center.org. $139.
Thursday, June 20
Alan Grostephan: The author of "Bogotá" will read from his new novel at Excelsior Bay Books, 36 Water St., Excelsior at 7 p.m. For more information call 952-401-0932.
Scarlet County: This country group will perform as part of the KleinBank Summer Concert Series in City Center Park Plaza, 7700 Market Blvd., Chanhassen from 7-8 p.m.
Redpath: This contemporary acoustic country group will perform as part of the Music in the Parks concert series at Surfside Park, 5801 Bartlett Blvd., Mound at 7 p.m. For more information call 952-491-8055.
Shoreview Northern Lights Variety Band: This group will perform at Hilde, 35th Avenue N. and Plymouth Boulevard in Plymouth at 7 p.m.
Friday, June 21
'It's Just the Beginning': Check out this kick-off celebration for the 40th anniversary celebration of the Music Association of Minnetonka with light hors d'oeuvres, complimentary wine and beer, an evening of music by a variety of musical performances and ensembles at the Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka at 6:30 p.m. For more information call 952-401-5954. $60.
Beginning June 21
'Seussical-The Musical': The Chaska Valley Family Theatre will present this family-friendly production, which will feature more than 60 local actors, a live orchestra and 100 handcrafted puppets at the Chanhassen High School Theater, 2200 Lyman Blvd., Chanhassen through June 30. For show times, tickets and more information call 952-250-7206 or visit www.cvft.org.
To submit an event for possible publication in the community calender, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Wednesday for the following Tuesday's paper. Compiled by Casey Merkwan