Sports, Health & Wellness
Spring has sprung, so it’s time to get out and get active. Head to the Hyland Lake Park Reserve for three months of outdoor fun that will include Nordic walking, yoga, canoeing, archery, geocaching, and more. It’s a great chance to try some new activities in a fun outdoor environment.
The Fare Walk for Food Allergy brings together thousands of people seeking a safer world for the 15 million Americans with food allergies. The walk is a family-friendly event that will raise funds for food allergy research, education, advocasy and awareness. This special day in Minneapolis will include fun activities for the entire family. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. The walk begins immediately following the walk ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Check out Foodallergywalk.org\minneapolis2014 for more information.
Join Sheila Bauer and Sue Thompson Steenhoven for a discovery of you! A two hour transformational seminar to kick start your self love and self drive to visualize your future and get you from where you are... to where you want to be. Start with This Moment and see your future grow..
Cost: $25 per person
Pay by phone by calling Sue 952-448-7716 or pay at the door. Accepting Visa, Mastercard or American Express
Spend a winter evening gliding along the snowy terrain of Lake Minnewashta Regional Park on a pair of cross-country skis as candles light your way. For those who would rather skip out on the skiing, a bonfire with hot cider and s’mores will be available for another form of winter fun. $4 per person or $15 per family, additional $5 equipment rental fee for adults and $4 for children. 952.466.5250.
If skiing and snowboarding are getting old this winter, head out to Gale Woods Farm and give snowshoeing a shot. It’s a fun, unique winter sport, and this novice session features a hike led by a Three Rivers Parks guide through the scenic park to take in all of the snowy nature views. Reservations required. 763.559.6709.
Bowling and golf both get a fun winter twist at this Lowry Nature Center event. Stop by to practice your putting on a mini-golf course complete with tunnels, obstacles, and holes right in the ice, and forget all you know about friction when you try ice bowling. A hot fire and cup of cocoa will be ready and waiting to warm you up after your winter fun. 763.694.7650.
Take the family out to the Lowry Nature Center in the Carver Park Reserve for a full afternoon of winter fun. The Polar Bear Picnic celebrates all the outdoor activities offered at the Lowry Center that make winter great, from snowshoeing and ice mini-golf to kick-sledding and building snow forts. 763.694.7650.
Get ready to have a little cold-weather golfing fun at the fifth annual Soggy Bottom Open at Riverside Park. Smack tennis balls through soft snowdrifts at this Carver Lions Club fundraiser—anything from five-irons to hockey sticks to baseball bats goes. Ages 12+; children younger than 17 must be accompanied by a guardian.
Got a need for speed? Head out to Waconia for the world’s largest vintage and antique snowmobile event, featuring a snowmobile show, drag racing, trail ride, silent auction and more. It’s sure to be a blast for all the “sled heads” who attend. $10–$20. 8 a.m. Lake Waconia; 651.649.4688; mwvss.com