BRUCE MUNRO, Winter Light At The Arboretum, the first large-scale light installation at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, will illuminate the winter landscape after dark. This ticketed exhibit makes its Minnesota premiere with a series of five outdoor and two indoor installations that have inspiration and connection to Munro’s visits to the Arboretum, his imagination and life experience.
Munro, an internationally-acclaimed artist, has created stunning installations around the globe that feature thousands of radiant lights illuminating optical fiber turbines, acrylic pegs and prismatic rods. His exhibits immerse viewers in a unique intersection of sound, color and light that creates an unforgettable and emotive visitor experience. Each exhibit allows him to reimagine and develop past installations for the new exhibit’s landscape, making each show fresh, informed by the site and personal.
Dates: February 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26
Fees: Children, $15, Adults, $22.
Location: 3675 ARBORETUM DRIVE, CHASKA MN 55318
For more information: 952.443.1400
Head outdoors and embrace winter at Plymouth’s Fire & Ice Festival, set for 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at Parkers Lake Park, off of County Road 6 and Niagara Lane.
Fire & Ice offers good, old-fashioned winter fun for the whole family. Activities include recycling bin races, a youth ice fishing contest, a goofy hat contest, hayrides, pony and sled-dog rides, miniature golf on the ice, snow bowling, box hockey, recreational skating, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing – weather permitting.
If it gets chilly, attendees can warm up at a bonfire with s’mores and hot chocolate, while supplies last, sponsored by Step by Step Montessori. Food trucks will also be on site.
An interactive DJ will take the stage that evening, followed by fire dancers.
The finale of the event – fireworks sponsored by the Plymouth Civic League – will begin around 6:30 p.m.
Fire & Ice is free, aside from food trucks, and open to the public. Download the 2017 Fire & Ice Poster (PDF)
For weather concerns, call the weather line at 763-509-5205.
The seventh-annual Fire & Ice Medallion Hunt begins Thursday, Jan. 5. A $250 prize will be awarded to the first sleuth who finds the medallion. *The medallion for this year has been found and will be awarded at the festival.
Times: 3:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: Parkers Lake, 15205 County Road 6, Plymouth, Minnesota 55447
Featuring many handmade items for sale – including candles, cards, crafts and gift items. Lunch will be available from 12-4pm
Times: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Elks Lodge, 30 8th Avenue S., Hopkins, MN
February Festival (Feb Fest) is held each year on the first Saturday of February on Lake Ann. The 2016 event will be held on Saturday, February 6 from 12-3 pm. This one-day event draws 1,500-2,000 participants and spectators, and is great fun for the whole family!
Activities include a medallion hunt throughout the week ahead, ice skating, a s’mores cookout on a roaring bonfire, sledding, horse-drawn sleigh rides, door prizes, concessions, and of course, the ever-popular ice fishing contest, with over 1,000 fishing holes drilled in the ice & fabulous prizes!
Times: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Lake Ann Park, 1456 West 78th Street, Chanhassen, MN 55317
10th — Cinema & Skates
11th — Golf Tournament, Yoga, Live Music, and Chili Cook-off
Location: Wayzata Bay (near Wayzata Beach). Take Hwy 12 East to Wayzata Blvd. Take a left on Wayzata Blvd. Take a right on Broadway Ave and then take a right on to Lake Street.
For more information, call: (952) 473-9595
The Minnetonka Fire Department invites you to Family Fire Day, a fun and free event!
Enjoy a tour of the fire station and see a firefighter dressed in full fire gear. The 20-foot inflatable slide will be ready for fun, and Sparky the fire safety dog will be on hand for photos. Plus, enjoy a free serving of delicious firehouse chili and hot apple cider!
Times: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Call: 952-939-8331 for more information.
Location: Minnetonka Fire Station 1, 14550 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka
Program is free.
Stop by the annual Minnetonka Police Explorers Post 884 pancake breakfast!
Times: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Boulevard, Minnetonka MN
Contact: Officer Larissa Johnson at 952-939-8500 for more information.
Explore snow banks, search for animal tracks and warm up with cocoa afterwards. Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult. Equipment provided.
Fee: $6.00 (required). Restricted to participants age 4 and older. Reservations required. 20% discount for groups of four or more.
Times: 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Location: 4001 County Road 24, Maple Plain, MN