Arts & Culture

A poorly placed, outdated fireplace can pose a design challenge for homeowners—even those with a flair for home décor.

It’s been said that a change of scenery can change your life. Well, Jan Hansen’s life certainly changed in 2008 when she accepted an impromptu invitation to travel to the district of Karagwe in Tanzania, Africa.

Odds are you won’t find Jacob Steinbauer sitting at home on the sofa.

From wood-carvings and ceramics and oils to vinegars, the Eden Prairie Lioness Art and Craft Show features the work of almost 100 artists and artisans. The 5th annual fair from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

The Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ is celebrating its 45th anniversary this month by bringing back Fiddler on the Roof for the first time in 20 years. Fiddler on the Roof opens October 4 and runs through January 25.

The Waconia Chamber of Commerce hosts its 6th annual scarecrow tour from October 10–20. The tour is designed to showcase local businesses throughout Waconia, says Chamber of Commerce president Kellie Sites. Each year, participating businesses design a scarecrow and place it outside their shop.

Deb Zeller, of Victoria, has always had an eclectic mix of interests, going to Concordia College in Moorhead double majoring in art and math.

Creativity of an artist is impacted by their surroundings. Some set up their easels next to a stream or a meadow. Some position subjects near a window streaming with light. Many arrange their creative space with access to necessary tools and supplies, a blend of creativity and functionality.

Seven years ago, Jason Lehman became a father.

Carver Steamboat Days Run/WalkSeptember 7, CarverThe Carver Steamboat Days Run/Walk celebrates its 14th year during the annual Carver Steamboat Days (September 6–8). The run starts at 8 a.m. on September 7. Registration is $25; there is also a Kids Run for $10.

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