Around Town

Roxann Roushar learned a long time ago that the way to students’ hearts is through the lunch line. For more than 15 years, Roushar has served as the director of child nutrition for the Eden Prairie School District.

Step inside Pinwheel Play, the new indoor park in Chanhassen just off of Highway 5 near Lake Ann Park, and it is clear you’ve entered a space dedicated to fostering play for young children.

As spring breaks, one of the best outings is a walking adventure. Book now for the Historic Andrew Peterson Farmstead Walking Tour on April 8 and 22. Space is limited, and preregistration is required.

Set among the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Deer Run Golf Club and Carver Park Reserve is Enki Brewing. “We like to think of Enki Brewing as the fourth key attraction of Victoria,” John Hayes, co-owner of Enki, says.

For the Waconia Lions’ biggest fundraiser of the year, they deliver meat: exotic meat you can’t pick up at the local grocery store. “People come from hundreds of miles away,” says Waconia Lions president Scott Tomes. “It’s like the Super Bowl of Waconia.”

Santa and Mrs. Claus (who get a little help from Les and Janine Hulke of Savage) will be at the Teddy Bear Tea at Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center.

While the Christmas light show is a time-honored tradition that’s only improved with the invention of LED lights and programming software, one Chaska couple hopes to start a Halloween light show trend.

When Chaska author and active-living advocate Kara Thom signed on to write the books that accompany Go! Go! Sports Girls dolls, she had no idea that the gig would eventually lead to an invitation from The White House. In April, Thom and Go! Go!

Situated on the Dakota Rail Regional bike trail, Ruby’s Roost Bakery has become a cult hit with walkers and cyclists alike.

Luscious lashes have been in fashion for decades, but a new boutique in Chanhassen might have you trading in the mascara tube for lash extensions.

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