The Best of Lake Minnetonka Since 1996!


March 2018

March 8th

Hopkins – Men’s Shed

1-3 p.m.

Retired men get together weekly to stay active and be productive in the community, share knowledge & skills, pursue hobbies and socialize.

The first Men’s Shed meeting in 1955 was in an old Australian work shed; hence the group’s name. There are 1,800 Men’s Sheds in 11 countries and now in Hopkins-with projects already completed, and more in the planning stages.

Hopkins Activity Center
33 – 14th Avenue North
Hopkins, MN 55343

March 10th

Old Log Theater — Guys and Dolls

Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.  Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy.

Box Office Phone Sales: (952) 474-5951

March 10th

Wayzata Adult Community Ed – Drawing Class for Beginners

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Have you always wanted to learn to draw?  Now is your chance!  In this beginning drawing class, we will learn drawing using unconventional techniques, exploring different methods over the course of the class to create unique drawings applying these models. Please bring with you several favorite items from a collection(s) in your home, or from nature, for your inspiration.  You may share your work with others for comments and observations at the end of the class, if you choose to do so. You will be pleased with your results and will have learned techniques to use in your future artistic endeavors!

All supplies will be provided.

Central Campus – Central Middle School CMS : E119 Art
(763) 745-5200

March 10th

Plymouth – Indoor Farmer’s Market

9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

As the weather cools down, warm up inside our greenhouse to shop seasonal goods at the Indoor Farmers Market, presented by the City of Plymouth. Stock up on produce, sweet treats, crafts, and holiday gifts from local farmers, bakers, and artisans.

Bachman’s Plymouth
10050 6th Ave N
Plymouth, Minnesota 55441

March 12th

Excelsior Historical Society — Underwater Archaeology

Time: 7:00 pm

Maritime Heritage Minnesota, a nautical archaeology and maritime history not-for-profit organization, has been conducting studies in Lake Minnetonka to identify, document, preserve, and conserve wrecks and other submerged cultural resources. Ann Merriman PhD and Christopher Olson MA will present an update from their talk of October, 2014. At that time, 36 wrecks had been identified on the bottom of Lake Minnetonka. An additional 30 wrecks have been identified in the lake by MHM’s staff, the only underwater archaeologists working in Minnesota, and their small group of volunteers. 

Location: Excelsior Brewery, 421 Third Street, downtown Excelsior

For every every pint sold, the Excelsior Brewery donates $1 to the Historical Society.
Doors will open at 6pm, Seating is First Come, First Served.
Free & Open to Public.

March 12th

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres — Kickin’ it Irish

Dinner – 5:30pm
Show – 7:30pm

Kickin’ It Irish returns to the Main Stage by popular demand! This family-friendly show has become a St. Patrick’s tradition at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. Featuring jaw-dropping talent led by Dublin native, Cormac O’Se, from the original company of Riverdance, and the O’Shea Irish Dancers, a lineup of 18 championship dancers from their acclaimed studio. Kickin’ It Irish highlights traditional and contemporary Irish step dancing, the music of Two Tap Trio featuring Irish bodhran, whistle, flute, fiddle, guitar, accordion, African djembe and singer Aidín Ní Shé – Midwest Fleadh champion. Brought to you by the creators of “Get Up Your Irish” and “Celtic Holiday Hooley.” Do not miss this joy-filled Gaelic celebration!

Box Office: 952-934-1525

March 13th

Hopkins – Book Club

6:30 pm–7:30 pm

Join our discussion of new and interesting titles. Bring along your recommendations for future meetings. Lending copies may be picked up at the service desk prior to meeting. Sponsor: Friends of the Hopkins Library.

Hopkins Library
22 11th Ave. N
Hopkins, MN 55426

March 17th

Barnes & Noble — Special Children’s Event

The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School Storytime

Saturday March 17, 2018 11:00 AM A mischievous leprechaun is causing all kinds of trouble at school, but Gingerbread Man is back to save the day! Join us for this special St. Patrick’s Day Storytime, with activities to follow.

Ridgehaven Mall
13131 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305

March 17th

St. Patrick’s Day Events in the Lake Minnetonka area and Beyond!

Get your green on and celebrate Irish culture and traditions at one of these Lake Minnetonka area, or greater Twin Cities, Saint Patrick’s Day events!

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March 17th – 18th

Landscape Arboretum – Maplefest

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March 24th

Barnes & Noble — Special Children’s Event

Little Blue Truck’s Springtime Storytime

Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00 AM Celebrate the beauty of springtime with Little Blue Truck. Young fans will love finding all sorts of baby animals beneath the flaps in this delightful novelty board book. Activities to follow.

Ridgehaven Mall
13131 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305

March 24th

Plymouth – Coffee with Cops

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

As part of the Plymouth Police Department’s increased focus on community outreach, residents can get to know police officers at upcoming Coffee with Cops events.

Attendees can ask questions, see the inside of a squad car and enjoy a cup of coffee with some of the men and women of the Plymouth Police Department. Free coffee or discounts are available at some locations, while supplies last.

Caribou Coffee
1400 County Road 101
Plymouth, Minnesota 55447

March 24th

Hopkins Library — Peep Diorama Workshop

Time: 1:00 pm–2:30 pm

Bring a shoe box of any size, and we will provide the marshmallow chicks and other materials needed to create your entry for the Hopkins Library Peep Diorama Contest. Entries can be dropped off March 18-24. Dioramas will be on display for voting March 25-31. Winners will be announced the week of April 2. For complete information on contest rules, contact Hopkins Library.

Cost: Free

Hopkins Library
22 11th Ave. N
Hopkins, MN 55343

March 25th

Music Association of Minnetonka – Spring Concert

3:00 p.m.

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March 27th — 31st

Easter Events in the Lake Minnetonka Area

Easter egg hunts, spoon races, bunny hops, craft making, and more!  Check out our listing of family friendly Easter activities.

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March 31st

Barnes & Noble — Special Children’s Event

The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? Storytime

Saturday March 31, 2018 11:00 AM The Duckling asks for a cookie, and gets it! How do you think Pigeon feels about that? Find out at Storytime, with activities to follow.

Ridgehaven Mall
13131 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305

March 31st — June 17th

Weisman Art Museum Exhibit — Prince from Minneapolis

Saturday 11AM–5PM
Sunday 11AM–5PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10AM–5PM
Wednesday 10AM–8PM
Thursday 10AM–5PM
Friday 10AM–5PM
The Weisman Art Museum is hosting a show and international conference that examines Prince’s formative years and life experiences in Minnesota. The exhibition features striking images by Allen Beaulieu, Terry Gydesen, Nancy Bundt, and Robert Whitman — local photographers who  documented Prince’s rise from obscurity.

Weisman Art Museum
333 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 625 9494