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Events

May

May 9 — Minnetonka Men’s Book Club

This club meets at Davanni’s Pizza. Join our discussion of new and interesting titles. Bring along your recommendations for future meetings. Sponsors: Friends of the Excelsior Library, Friends of the Minnetonka Library.

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm.
Location: Davanni’s, 15200 Highway 7, Minnetonka, MN


May 10 — Westonka Writing Group

Join fellow writers for encouragement, feedback, and to help each other take writing to the next level. Bring works in progress, paper and pen. You will explore different ways to think about writing.

Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Westonka Library, 2079 Commerce Blvd.
Mound, MN


May 11 — Excelsior Thursday Night Out

Stroll through Excelsior’s charming 19th Century Water Street from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Shops, boutiques, and restaurants stay open late, featuring sales, drink specials, events, and more!

Location: Downtown Excelsior
Fees: $18 for adults – $10 for students (17 and younger), group discounts available. Buy tickets at the door (cash or check only)


May 11 — Runway Fashion Show

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm.
Location: Pique Travel Design, 362 3rd St, Excelsior, MN


May 13 — Grand Opening Celebration:  Gathered Goods

Gathered Goods Company is an new retail store located on the south side of beautiful Lake Minnetonka in Tonka Bay.

Over 20 Minnesota based artisans and companies are featured, as well as products from Haiti, clothing, home goods and gifts.

Creative and informative classes will be offered, along with mini classes during the grand opening.
Make sure to stop in and visit our flower bar to make a personal arrangement for the mom in your life this Mother’s Day weekend.

Door prizes, giveaways, food and drinks!

Time: 1pm – 6pm
Location: 5619 Manitou Rd, Excelsior, MN 55331, USA


May 14 — Happy Mother’s Day!

 


May 15 — Long Lake: Lakeside Charity Golf Open

Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Burl Oaks Golf Club 5400 N Arm Dr, Mound, Minnesota 55364

For details, call 952-472-7017


May 17 — Wayzata Crafter-noon

Bring your knitting, sewing, cross-stitch or other projects to work on and meet other local crafters. Share in the joy of making cool things. Drop in or stay the entire time.

Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Wayzata Library, 620 Rice St., Wayzata, MN


May 18 — Excelsior Thursday Night Out

Stroll through Excelsior’s charming 19th Century Water Street from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Shops, boutiques, and restaurants stay open late, featuring sales, drink specials, events, and more!

Location: Downtown Excelsior


May 20 — Plymouth: Bark in the Park

The Parks and Recreation Department is very excited to announce our 2nd Annual Bark in the Park event. Bring your favorite four-legged friend and visit with companies and non-profit groups specializing in dogs. We will have vaccinations and nail trimming available, “Ask The Vet”, and dog merchandise for sale at the vendor booths. You and your dog can also enjoy the Pup-arazzi Photo Booth, Face Painting and Caricatures!

Event Schedule:

  • 9:45 AM: Bark in the Park 1K lead by Miss Minnesota
  • 10:00 AM: Official event starts in the Hilde Performance Center
  • 10:30 AM: MN Disc Dog Club Demo
  • 11:00 AM: Flyball Demonstration
  • 11:30 AM: Adoption Parade
  • 1:00 PM: MN Disc Dog Club Demo
  • 1:30 PM: Flyball Demonstration

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Hilde Performance Center, 3500 Plymouth Blvd., Plymouth, Minnesota 55447


May 23 — Wayzata Chinese Brush Painting

Learn to paint Chinese characters and nature scenes with bamboo brushes and ink. Discuss the properties of bamboo brushes, mark-making techniques, brush strokes and ink characteristics. Then practice painting Chinese characters, specific animals and nature subjects on rice paper. Materials provided. Sponsor: Friends of the Wayzata Library. Collaborator: Artistry at Bloomington Center for the Arts.

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Wayzata Library, 620 Rice St., Wayzata, MN


May 24 — Wayzata Crafter-noon

Bring your knitting, sewing, cross-stitch or other projects to work on and meet other local crafters. Share in the joy of making cool things. Drop in or stay the entire time.

Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Wayzata Library, 620 Rice St., Wayzata, MN


May 25 — Excelsior Thursday Night Out

Stroll through Excelsior’s charming 19th Century Water Street from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Shops, boutiques, and restaurants stay open late, featuring sales, drink specials, events, and more!

Location: Downtown Excelsior


May 29 — Wayzata Memorial Day Commemorations

Join the Wayzata Legion in remembering the men and women who died while serving our country.

Wayzata Mayor Ken Willcox will be the speaker at the Wayzata Memorial Day commemorations at Summit Park Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. and Heritage Park at 11:30 a.m. There will be a brief program featuring Wayzata American Legion honor guard ceremony with rifle salute and taps at each location.

  • Wayzata Summit Park Cemetery is located at Wayzata Boulevard and Old Hwy. 12, Wayzata
  • Heritage Park is located at the corner of Wayzata Boulevard and Central Avenue, Wayzata

After the ceremonies, please feel free to stop by the American Legion for a light lunch. 949 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata, MN 55391

For more information, call the Wayzata American Legion at (952) 473-7678.


May 29 — Chanhassen Memorial Day Commemoration

Chanhassen American Legion Post 580 has announced plans to continue traditional Memorial Day cemetery services in addition to holding a ceremony at the Veterans Monument in City Center Park (in front of city hall). The cemetery services begin at 7:45am at the Leach Cemetery and continue with visits to the Chanhassen Pioneer Cemetery at 8:15 am and St. Hubert’s Cemetery at 10:15 am. At 12noon, the Legion will assemble at the Veterans Monument in City Center Park to conduct the Memorial Day Ceremony.

Time: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Location: City Center Park


May 31 — Wayzata Crafter-noon

Bring your knitting, sewing, cross-stitch or other projects to work on and meet other local crafters. Share in the joy of making cool things. Drop in or stay the entire time.

Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Wayzata Library, 620 Rice St., Wayzata, MN


June 1 — Excelsior Thursday Night Out

Stroll through Excelsior’s charming 19th Century Water Street from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Shops, boutiques, and restaurants stay open late, featuring sales, drink specials, events, and more!

Location: Downtown Excelsior