Join the South Uptown neighborhood at this annual fundraising chili festival. Hot chili and fixings will be served—vegetarian options available—along with drinks and desserts. Bid in the silent auction and get the chance to win a door prize. All proceeds will go to support the Joyce Uptown Food Shelf. All ages. 612.370.4907 Read more about Chilly Chili Fest
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The Winter Carnival is back for 2020! This year’s events will include ice carvings, merchandise and food sales, music and much more. Bring out the whole family and come join the fun at the recently renovated Rice Park and Landmark Center. This all-day event will be a fun time for everyone in the winter months. All ages. Read more about 2020 Saint Paul Winter Carnival
Some exciting times at HWS! Please see below!
The City of Mound has operated a municipal liquor store since the repeal of prohibition in 1933 for the last 87 years The Mound Muni currently known as Harbor Wine & Spirits has offered tax relief through profits generated by sales of beer, wine, & spirits. Read more about Harbor Wine & Spirits Pre-Remodel Sale/Re-Grand Opening Sale
To show his support for Yia’s upcoming restaurant Vinai, James Beard finalist and acclaimed chef Jorge Guzman will team up with Yia for a private dinner with two seatings featuring a collaborative menu. A portion of the sales of this event will benefit Children’s Minnesota Hematology Oncology.
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The 4 elements of Hmong food—Rice, Proteins, Veggie/Broth and Hot Sauce—in a "family style" dinner that showcases the ethos of Vinai. Read more about A Vinai Fundraising Dinner With Chef Yia Vang and Chef Jorge Guzman
This is the cure for cabin fever: free gate admission at the Arboretum. There is lots to do, here are a few ideas: visit the Conservatory, 3 Art Galleries and the Library. Buy a cookie, breakfast or lunch in the Cafe. Bring your own Nordic skis or snowshoes and take a trek on the groomed trails. Stroll through the winter gardens and snap a few pictures, send us your photos at #mnarblife! Don't forget the kids and spend time hunting the hidden birds, attend story time in the library and visit the YouBetcha stick structure. Excludes Friday evening, Jan 31 Flower Show Preview Event. Read more about Arboretum Free January Admissions
Looking for some different food options in the winter? Come to the winter farmers market. You can purchase honey, jams, winter vegetables, gifts and much more. Read more about Minnetonka Winter Farmers Market
Celebrate locally brewed beer with the Minnesota Craft Brewer’s Guild this winter. Sample the wares of over 90 breweries in a festive party atmosphere, pair your unlimited samples with specially crafted small plates and enjoy live entertainment. Ages 21 and up. Read more about Winterfest
Join us every Saturday and Sunday for a hot breakfast and take advantage of the indoor galleries or play outside where you can hike, snowshoe or cross-country ski. Breakfast is $8.99 plus gate admission. No reservations needed. Read more about Arboretum Weekend Breakfast
Join us in February for an outdoor tour through the beautiful Harrison Scuplture Garden sites. Each tour will be led by a docent and refreshments are included. Free after gate admission at the MN Landscape Arboretum. arboretum.umn.edu Read more about Arboretum Harrison Sculpture Garden Winter Tours
No need to wait for summer art fairs to experience the thrill of the hunt for that perfect piece of art, find it at the Arboretum's Winter Art Fair. Nature inspired fine arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing, home accessories, health & beauty products and sweet & savory treats abound. Enter through the Oswald Visitor Center and explore all the way through the Snyder Building. The Winter Art Fair is free to the public after gate admission. Read more about Arboretum Winter Art Fair