6/24/2013 4:29:00 PM Community Calendar June 25, 2013
Tuesday, June 25
Dirty Shorts Brass Band: This New Orleans style, eight-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.
Plymouth Concert Band: This group will perform at Parkers Lake, County Road 6 and Niagara Lane in Plymouth at 7 p.m.
Through June 25
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. For more information visit www.ci.shorewood.mn.us. $15 per class.
Wednesday, June 26
Mary Newton: This organist will perform a 30-minute lunchtime organ recital at Wayzata Community Church, 125 Wayzata Blvd. E., Wayzata from 12:15-12:45 p.m. For more information call 952-473-8877.
Alison Schott & Band: This group will perform as part of Worship on Wednesday on the front lawn of Wayzata Community Church, 125 Wayzata Blvd. E., Wayzata at 6 p.m. For more information call 952-473-8877.
'Muppets': See this movie at the Hilde, 35th Avenue N. and Plymouth Boulevard in Plymouth at 8 p.m.
Wild Goose Chase Cloggers: This group will perform at the Hilde, 35th Avenue N. and Plymouth Boulevard in Plymouth at 7 p.m.
Wondercure: This pop/rock group will perform as part of Concerts in the Park series at Victoria Lions Park, from 6:30-8 p.m.
Thursday, June 27
Will & Stymie: This guitar duo will perform in the Sensory Garden, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chanhassen from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
'Fash Splash': This year's annual Excelsior Girls' Night Out fashion show will take place along Water Street, between Second and Lake streets, at 6:30 p.m. Melinda Nelson, writer, editor, longtime resident, will moderate the evenings program. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Cherie Consignment, Ooh La La, Gray Gardens, DB & Co.,TaDah! and the Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center on Second and Water streets.
Wonderful World of Woody: This kids entertainment group will perform as part of the KleinBank Summer Concert Series in City Center Park Plaza, 7700 Market Blvd., Chanhassen from 11 a.m.-noon.
Tricia and the Toonies: This children's music 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.
'EcoNetworking for Sustainable Solutions': Trainer Jenny Evans will show participants how to create a sustainable workplace in the MacMillan Auditorium, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chanhassen from 7:30-9:30 a.m. For more information and reservations call 952-443-1422. $12.
Friday, June 28
'Wine on Wayzata Bay': This sixth-annual wine tasting event will be held at the Wayzata Yacht Club from 6:30-9:30 p.m. This event includes samples from more than 150 wines, hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants, sailboat rides at sunset, live jazz music by Courts in Session and a silent auction.
'Catching Fish': The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a freewill-offering dinner followed by "Catching Fish." Two veteran fishermen, Gale Johnson and Charlie Unger, will share their knowledge gained from years of tournament fishing and countless hours on the water. A drawing for a rod and reel will follow the seminar at Fairview Covenant Church, 1175 County Road 19 North, Minnetrista. For more information contact Pastor Bill Breimhorst at 612-849-3487 or visit www.fairviewchurchmn.com.
'Happy Birthday America Parade': Festivities will begin at 10 a.m. with decorations for the parade. Children are invited to participate in the parade and are encouraged to bring their bicycles, tricycles and strollers. Patriotic attire is also encouraged. Led by the Hamel Veterans of Foreign Wars, the parade will commence at 10:30 a.m. with the Star Spangled Banner and other patriotic music. Entertainment will follow at 11 a.m. with the performance of a "Kids Koncert" by magician Annette Fragale on the small stage at the Hilde Performance Center, 3450 Plymouth Blvd., Plymouth.
Beginning June 28
Native plants sale: Shop for raingardens, prairies, shorelines and woodlands from noon-6 p.m. and on Saturday, June 29 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Natural Shore Technologies, Inc., 5300 Highway 12, Maple Plain. For more information call 612-703-7581 or visit www.naturalshore.com.
Saturday, June 29
Tonka Cruzers Car Club: Check out this Excelsior Collector Car Cruze-In at 440 Water St., Excelsior from 9 a.m.-noon. For more information visit www.tonkacruzerscarclub.blogspot.com.
Scott Dominic Carpenter: The author of "Theory of Remainders" will speak at The Bookcase, 824 E. Lake St., Wayzata at 2 p.m. For more information call 952-473-8341 or visit www.bookcaseofwayzata.com.
Music in Plymouth 5K: The 5K course begins and ends at the Hilde Performance Center at 3450 Plymouth Blvd., Plymouth. The race begins at 8 a.m. All proceeds support Music in Plymouth. Event is held rain or shine. To register visit www.active.com.
Nancy Carlson: The author of "This Morning Sam Went to Mars" will give a little drawing lesson and read and sign her new book at Excelsior Bay Books, 36 Water St., Excelsior at 2 p.m. For more information call 952-401-0932.
Sunday, June 30
Judith Healey: The author of "Frederick Weyerhaeuser and The American West" will speak at The Bookcase, 824 E. Lake St., Wayzata at 2 p.m. For more information call 952-473-8341 or visit www.bookcaseofwayzata.com.
Through June 30
'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. For show times, tickets and more information call 952-250-7206 or visit www.cvft.org.
Monday, July 1
'Sopranorama!': This group will present an evening of music that ranges from the classics to Broadway 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.
Circus: The circus will have two performances at Pioneer Park, 2055 County Road 90, Independence at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to watch the tent raising at 9:30 a.m. and enjoy a tour of the tent, elephant and camel rides and a free petting zoo. For more information and ticket sales visit www.independence.govoffice.com and click on events.
Tuesday, July 2
Music in Plymouth: This year marks the celebration's 41st anniversary, and it will feature the event debut of the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra at the Hilde Amphitheater, 3450 Plymouth Blvd., Plymouth. The event begins at 5 p.m. For more information visit www.musicinplymouth.org.
Flyin' A's Trio: This country/Southern blues group 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.
Beginning July 2
Chanhassen's Fourth of July celebration: This event will include fireworks, the Taste of Chanhassen, a street dance, camel and pony rides, fishing contests and more at the City Center Park, 7700 Market Blvd., Chanhassen and Lake Ann, 1456 W. 78th St., Chanhassen through July 4. For more information visit www.ci.chanhassen.mn.us.
Thursday, July 4
'July 4th Flying Pancake Breakfast': This seventh-annual event, hosted by the Lake Minnetonka Children of the American Revolution, will feature Revolutionary actors and American Veterans honored with free breakfasts at the Wayzata Depot Gardens from 8 a.m.-noon.
Excelsior Fourth of July: This celebration will feature a salute to veterans, a sand sculpture contest, a kids' parade, performances by the Wolverines Big Band and fireworks at dusk. For more information visit www.southlake-excelsiorchamber.com.
Monday, July 8
Tonic Sol-fa: This a cappella group will perform 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.
Percolators: This group will perform at Hilde Small Stage, 35th Avenue N. and Plymouth Boulevard in Plymouth at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, July 9
Brio Brass: This 30-piece brass 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.
Kid Power with Rachael: Rachael will perform live music with live animals as part of the Summer Carnival Kids Koncert at Parkers Lake, County Road 6 and Niagara Lane in Plymouth at 7 p.m.
Through July 28
'The Geriatrical Theatrical: Celebrating the Chronologically Enriched': Laugh along as curmudgeonly Louie Leonard is wooed into moving to a Senior Cooperative in this new musical starring Richard Ooms and Claudia Wilkens, directed by Bain Boehlke and based on the book by John Fenn, with music and lyrics by Drew Jansen, at Plymouth Playhouse. For more information and tickets visit http://plymouthplayhouse.com/geriatrical-theatrical/.
Through Aug. 31
Excelsior Summer Flea Market: The market, which is in its 12th year, includes vintage and handmade jewelry, collectibles, home decor, semi precious gems and rocks, antiques, artwork, seasonal produce, shabby chic, furniture, sunglasses, vintage and gently used clothes, plus one of a kind items on the corner of Lake and Water streets, Saturdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information visit www.excelsiormarkets.blogspot.com.
'SummerHouse': The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's shop features plants, gardening supplies, fresh produce, repurposed, handcrafted and vintage "finds" for home and garden, is located on Highway 5 and Rolling Acres Road in the Victoria area, 1.5 miles west of the Arboretum entrance daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
'Gophers in the Gardens': This showcase of the University of Minnesota and state pride, will feature a series of Goldy the Gopher statues designed by local artists and sponsored by local companies and organizations, as well as individuals and families, at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chanhassen.
Through Oct. 13
'Beauty in a Briefcase': See images of ripe strawberries, exotic lilies and brilliant peonies jump off the pages of nursery plate-books used by salesmen traveling door-to-door in the burgeoning Midwestern gardening markets of the mid-to-late 1800s at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chanhassen.
To submit an event for possible publication in the community calendar, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Wednesday for the following Tuesday's paper. Compiled by Casey Merkwan