Arts & Culture

A man looks through a telescope on Astronomy Day.

The Minnesota Astronomical Society is offering Public Star Party – Astronomy Day from 1-10 p.m. May 11 at Baylor Regional Park in Norwood Young America.

Patrick Smith has led an intriguing life. In fact, he’s experienced (and seen) more in his lifetime than most. Conversations with the Chaska resident provide interesting recollections and unexpected revelations.
 

The beginning of a new academic year can bring excitement and anticipation. For students and staff, gearing up for classes in September, it is likely that new experiences and challenges await discovery.

Alex Tyson, a senior at Chanhassen High School, is one of this year’s Southwest Metro Magazine’s Prep Elites, chosen from a group of area students who were nominated by their high schools. (Read about other Prep Elites on page 18.)

Mackenthun’s market started with a dream and some tasty homemade sausage back in 1917, making this year its 100th anniversary.

Just shy of his 50th birthday, Kevin Kuhn’s budding midlife crisis suddenly compelled him to write a book. Previously, Kuhn’s writing had mostly been limited to journaling. “I just started writing,” he says. “I didn’t talk to a publisher or do any research. It was somewhat cathartic.”

You’ve written a song or two and perfected your favorite pop tune in front of a mirror, but you have a crippling fear of performing on a real stage. To get up in front of an audience would be like jumping out of an airplane for the first time. Be encouraged—there is a safe place to land.

On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson declared war on Germany, taking the United States into World War I. Many Germans, attempting to flee from the horrors of the war, immigrated to the United States.

While driving past a senior living community, do you ever wonder about the life happening inside? Maybe parents, grandparents or family friends are residents.

The Scottish are coming—to Schram Vineyards, Winery and Brewery when it hosts the Highland Games from noon-4 p.m. on June 24. The heavy games (strongman competition in kilts) feature the caber toss and kettlebells.

This photo from five-time Last Glance winner Christine Neff Kojetin of Eden Prairie was taken in her backyard. It transpired while she was enjoying her garden, one which she has cultivated with flowers to attract butterflies—including swallowtails, which seem to love the flowers she has planted.

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