Sports, Health & Wellness

Skin Deep

Considering your skin is the body’s largest organ, you might want to learn a little more about it. Join the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for Skin Deep, a session featuring Kris James, culinary instructor and chef, certified in aromatherapy and culinary herbalism. Learn about different ways to make your own nature-based skin scrubs, facial masques, and many other key tips to keep your skin glowing. $39 member, $51 non-member. Register online. Learning Center, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chanhassen; 952.443.1400; arboretum.umn.edu

Teen Swimming and Pizza Party

If your teen is looking for some fun during the cold winter, bring them to the Chaska Community Center for a teen swimming and pizza party. This pool party will have games like water basketball, water polo, capture the brick, relay races, and more. Pizza and beverages will follow the pool activities. Free. 2:30–4:15 p.m. Chaska Community Center, 1661 Park Ridge Drive, Chaska; 952.448.5633; chaskacommunitycenter.com

Who's Watching Mom?

Many baby-boomers worry about the care needs for an elderly parent.  Their parents may live with the uncertainty of chronic illness and disability and have a whole host of planning issues.

However, either caregivers are overwhelmed with conflicting information or don't know where to seek help. Such a lack of information, or the wealth of conflicting information, adds to their anxiety about caring for an elderly parent. Indeed, it takes a team to protect an elderly person and every aspect of planning should be addressed. 

Yoga in the Gardens

Sometimes the holiday season can get a little hectic. Unwind with Yoga in the Gardens at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. This is the perfect setting to help get your Zen on and relax for the busy weeks ahead. Make sure to bring your own mat, water and towel. Registration required. Free for arboretum members, $12 for nonmembers. Noon. Snyder Auditorium, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chanhassen; 952.443.1400; arboretum.umn.edu

The Meaning of Empowerment: The Slippery Slope of Incapacity

Many baby-boomers worry about the care needs for an elderly parent.  Their parents may live with the uncertainty of chronic illness and disability and have a whole host of planning issues.  However, either caregivers are overwhelmed with conflicting information or don't know where to seek help.  Such a lack of information, or the wealth of conflicting information, adds to their anxiety about caring for an elderly parent.  Indeed, it takes a team to protect an elderly person and every aspect of planning should be addressed.

Chloe's Fight 5k Toga Run/Walk presented by Taste of Greece Festival

What could be better than an invigorating walk or toga run around beautiful Lake Calhoun on a Friday evening? A beautiful course with baklava and Greek dancing at the end, of course!  For the 2nd year, Chloe’s Fight is partnering with the Taste of Greece, Twin City’s largest celebration of Greek culture. So join us on September 5th and receive complimentary food/drink tickets to the Taste of Greece. Bring your child early for the Kid’s Toga Run at 6:45PM (kids togas are provided). 

YogaFit Studios Launch Party

This event will feature a variety of live and digital yoga classes for all ages and levels, with free giveaways and the opportunity to learn about memberships and franchise sales. This event is free and open to the public.

Highlights of the 24-hour event include:

Lola’s Lake Waconia Half-Marathon & 5K

Start near City Square Park in Waconia, and wind your way through town and around Lake Waconia on one of the most scenic half-marathon courses in the area. If 13.1 miles seems like a few miles too many, you can also run the course as part of a 2-person relay or sign up for a 10 mile or 5K run/walk. There’s also a Kids’ Run and a Dog Day 5K. Whatever you choose, don’t miss the after-party at Lola’s Lake House. City Square Park, 52 S. Pine St., Waconia; lakewaconiahalfmarathon.com

State Arbor Month Celebration and Minnesota Tree Climbing Championships

This year the DNR is celebrating Arbor Day and Arbor Month by encouraging families to play in natural settings such as your backyard, a nearby woodlot, or forested area.

The 2014 State Arbor Month Celebration will be at Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park. The event will give families a chance to play with nature, while watching some of the best tree climbers in the state compete at the Minnesota Tree Climbing Championship.

State Arbor Month Celebration Schedule:

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