The holiday season is quickly approaching, and no matter your age or time of life, each year has the power to remind us of special memories of the past or offer us opportunities to create new and lasting memories. We might not spend much time thinking about our favorite holiday treats in the month of July, but sure enough, once November and December roll around, we are excited to gather the ingredients and plan for the coming holiday meals.
This weekend, art blossoms and blooms (yep,
even in October!) at The Shops at West End. Don’t miss the fun as the St. Louis
Park Friends of the Arts (FOTA) unveil a community mosaic, carefully composed
of the individual artwork of 100 St. Louis Park residents.
During this past summer, FOTA organized several
workshops where community members gathered to create personal mosaics, all
based on the mandala design, a spiritual symbol common in Hindu and Buddhist
If you've got preschoolers or elementary-age kids, you know that Laurie Berkner is a pretty big deal. The nationally renowned children's musician brings her You and Me Tour to St. Louis Park on October 26, presented by Beth El Synagogue and the Shirley R. Abelson Aleph Preschool. Snag your tickets soon: Concert organizers are expecting seats to sell out quickly. And, if your little ones are true kindie-rock fans, consider the VIP package, which includes a meet-and-greet with Laurie after the show.
All proceeds from the concert go toward tuition assistance at the Aleph Preschool.
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Spending time in the great outdoors and giving back to a good cause are two of our favorite things! Put ‘em together this Saturday at a fundraising run for the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund. Ryan Franz, owner of St. Louis Park’s HIT Results Fitness, will lead a fun Saturday-morning run and cardio workout at Ainsworth Park. The cost to participate is $5, and all proceeds go to the fund, says Franz.
If this heat wave we're having has you thinking about the Minnesota State Fair -- stop! We love the Fair, but that means summer is winding down. Instead, think about the You Betcha! Minnesota Made Festival happening on Saturday, July 26 from 5 p.m. to midnight at the Shops at West End. A true tradition in the making, this year's event promises more than ever before. Enjoy Minnesota food trucks from some of your local favorites, beer (for the 21+ crowd) and live music.
Inside Llewyn Davis, the latest film by St. Louis Park’s own Coen brothers, is the story of a struggling young folk singer struggling to make it big in Greenwich Village in 1961, just before another Minnesotan, Bob Dylan, grabbed the attention of the music world. What does this have to do with St. Louis Park’s Dan Israel?
No need to say any more about the wet summer weather we have been having, other than the fact that there are a few upcoming St. Louis Park events that won't let rain dampen anyone's spirits. Fingers crossed that skies will be crystal clear and bug-free.
Just like the rest of us, Fox 9 traffic anchor and news reporter Kelsey Soby has little tolerance for road rage. “It’s like [the drivers] think we are purposely getting in their way,” she says. “I like patience on the roads.” It’s a message that Soby, who lives in St. Louis Park, has to preach daily, beginning at an hour when most of us crave caffeine and rely on experts like Soby to warn us about the morning commute.
After the less-than-stellar spring we've experienced, it's hard to believe the unofficial first weekend of summer is practically here -- the good news is the weather is supposed to be lovely. In the midst of the long-awaited yardwork, backyard barbecues and other family events, it's also an opportunity to stop and celebrate Memorial Day by honoring those who have selflessly served our country.