Education & Community

Minneapolis Greek Festival

Experience a Taste of Greece at the Minneapolis Greek Festival at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church. Try authentic Greek food, from gyros to baklava, while participating in the various cultural experiences available. It will be a weekend full of bookstores, boutiques and dancing finished off with a 5K run for Chloe’s Fight Rare Disease Foundation. Read more about Minneapolis Greek Festival

Shout Out Loud Minnesota - A Suicide Prevention Charity Event

Join us for the 2nd Annual ‘Shout Out Loud’ Suicide Prevention and Resource Awareness event! Our main goal with Shout Out Loud is to normalize the conversation about suicide prevention in our community and encourage participation in local wellness resources. Our goal with Shout Out Loud is to normalize the conversation about suicide prevention in our community and encourage participation in local wellness resources. Read more about Shout Out Loud Minnesota - A Suicide Prevention Charity Event

Bringing Your Voice to the Table

We live in a high stakes climate - in the wake of #metoo, discrimination in the workplace, data misuse, and a number of other issues, the public and press are becoming increasingly reluctant of brands (and the executives who lead them) that don't address the societal issues concerning consumers. No doubt it's risky business to put a stake in the ground on hot button issues. Nonetheless, in today's market, having an authentic POV is an important move for your company and your legacy as a leader. Read more about Bringing Your Voice to the Table

Black Women Taking Charge: Achieving Meaningful Progress on Pay Equity

Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day that marks the point in the year at which women's earnings will finally “catch up” to what men earned in the previous year alone. This year, April 2nd signified how far women collectively needed to work into 2019 to catch up to what men were paid in 2018. Because black women face an even larger wage gap, they need to work until August 22, 2019, to match what men earned the previous year, representing a 39% pay gap. Read more about Black Women Taking Charge: Achieving Meaningful Progress on Pay Equity

Woodbury Days

Woodbury Days, the city's biggest and most beloved summer festival, returns to Ojibway Park at the end of the month for its 41st year. Organizers report that, last year, almost 300 businesses participated in the event and more than 30,000 people attended. Check online for a detailed schedule of events, but don’t miss some perennial favorites: the business fair, the bingo tent, the petting zoo, the Taste of Woodbury, the beer tent…you get the idea. Party on, Woodbury. We’ll see you at the park!  Read more about Woodbury Days

Irish Fair in St. Paul

Preserve, cultivate and celebrate the rich Irish heritage along the Mississippi River by delving into authentic dishes, listening to live music and watching Irish dancers perform. All proceeds go to the Minnesota Irish cultural community and the supporting new immigrant groups through the help of the Legacy Fund. Read more about Irish Fair in St. Paul

Minnesota State Fair

Keep it classic this year and start your morning off with Tom Thumb donuts or shake it up with all new DIY donut flights from the Hangar. Whether you’re visiting the award-winning livestock barns or taking a turn on the giant slide, be sure to keep sunscreen applied and one hand free at all times for that next new confection on-a-stick.  Read more about Minnesota State Fair

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!  Read more about The Woke Coach: Conversations about Inclusion and Allyship

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.)  Read more about History on Wheels

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