Education & Community

The Woke Coach: Conversations about Inclusion and Allyship

All women are linked by their experiences of gender bias at work, as they face diverse, yet similar challenges in managing workplace politics, developing strategic alliances to break through the “good old boy” networks, and managing work life balance. Yet despite being in this together and all the talk about “women empowering women,” it can be hard to show up for each other as true authentic allies across race, gender identity, seniority, child status and more. Sometimes, you simply have no idea what to do or where to start. Let’s change that! 

History on Wheels

The seventh annual 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance happens this July at the Excelsior Commons. The lakeside park will play host to one-of-a-kind historic cars (including many of their owners dressed in period garb and ready to chat with show-goers), boats and motorcycles. Guests can also shop at vendor booths, listen to live music, munch on treats from food stalls, and visit the kids’ zone. (And no need to worry about parking—grab a shuttle from Excelsior Elementary School or Minnetonka High School.) 

Maple Grove Days Library Book Sale

With a variety of literature ranging from fiction to nonfiction, children and adults alike can get their hands on a diverse selection of books at a fair price. Sponsored by Friends of the Maple Grove Library, all proceeds will be donated to the library collection and its programs.

Minnesota Reptile Show

Unleash your cold blooded side and marvel at reptiles such as snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, chameleons, geckos, dragons and more. Gawk at small exotic mammals, such as sugar gliders, and hedgehogs or browse through various animal vendors for the latest food, cages and toys for your next pet.

Lumberjack Days

Providing an engaging and educational event for 85 years, Lumberjack Days welcomes all community members to gather at the heart of Minnesota’s birthplace. Learn about our state’s cultural heritage, marvel at Stillwater’s historic charm and see all the local talent that this river town has to offer.

Aquatennial Celebrations

Kick off the week of celebrations with Minnesota’s largest nighttime parade along Hennepin Avenue, marvel at the Twin Cities River Rats as they perform entertaining tricks on the water, up your fitness game and partake in the Torchlight 5k or sit back and watch in awe at one of the top five annual firework displays in the nation on Saturday evening. With a wide range of events, there is something fit for all shapes and sizes.

Volumes & Vines

Friends of the Eden Prairie Library will host their annual Volumes & Vines fundraiser at a new location this year - the Bearpath Golf & Country Club.

The September event features more than 100 wines, ciders and craft beers, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction items and more!

Pride Parade and Festival

Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in the heart of Loring Park with nearly 400 exhibitor booths, 40 delectable food vendors and four stages equipped with a live music and a variety of performances.

Stone Arch Bridge Festival

Kick off Father’s Day weekend with a stroll across the Mississippi River and Main Street to enjoy cuisine from a variety of food trucks, live music, art from local artists and more.

Manitou Days Parade

For over 50 years, Manitou Days has celebrated everything about White Bear Lake. From Marketfest on Thursdays to events on the lake, it kicks off with the parade that goes through downtown and along Lake Avenue to a party on Memorial Beach.

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