Events

More than a half-dozen organizations collaborated on the second annual PeopleFest, a series of events August 4-14 that celebrated and raised awareness about the many cultures that make Eden Prairie great.

The Garden by the Woods' annual Fall Festival in October featured a petting zoo, games and plenty of fun in Chanhassen. All photos by Chris Mosel.

Head out to the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum this holiday season, and you just might spot a big guy with a red suit, white beard, and love of sugar cookies.

New Year’s Eve at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is more than a night of noisemakers and bubbly. The evening begins with a three-course dinner and choice of  entertainment options, and the fun continues throughout the night.

The Waconia Chamber of Commerce hosts its 6th annual scarecrow tour from October 10–20. The tour is designed to showcase local businesses throughout Waconia, says Chamber of Commerce president Kellie Sites. Each year, participating businesses design a scarecrow and place it outside their shop.

Carver Steamboat Days Run/WalkSeptember 7, CarverThe Carver Steamboat Days Run/Walk celebrates its 14th year during the annual Carver Steamboat Days (September 6–8). The run starts at 8 a.m. on September 7. Registration is $25; there is also a Kids Run for $10.

1. See the StarsDid you know that the Onan Observatory at Baylor Regional Park hosts weekend star parties? Come for the star party, or call in advance to reserve a campground, and stay as long as you like.

Celebrating its fifth year, Kinderberry Hill’s popular Berry Special Bedtime Stories series at Dunn Bros. in Eden Prairie will feature the work of Mercer Mayer this summer. “We chose Mr.

Raise money for the Ridgeview Medical Center and enjoy the region’s leading fundraiser at the Ridgeview Foundation’s 28th annual Golf and Taste Celebration on June 24 at Island View Golf Club in Waconia.

This annual festival features the sounds of local jazz groups from the metro area. Enjoy four hours of snappy tunes, including the big band sounds of the host group Jazz on the Prairie. Free. Noon-2 p.m. Staring Lake, 14800 Pioneer Tr., Eden Prairie; jazzontheprairie.com

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