Going Out

A child looks out the window of a plane.

The Harder family discovered a unique way to entertain and educate the entire family through global travel—without leaving their home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On May 7 at the Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center in Chaska, the Chanhassen Rotary Club’s 12th annual gala raised money for local and global service projects.

The Carver County Fair is back with all the summer favorites and new attractions in the mix. The five-day festivities include lots of animals, live music, food, contests and plenty of attractions for the whole family.

The Integrated Arts Academy’s first open house gala and silent auction on April 22 in Chaska featured hors d’oeuvres and visual arts created by students.

Brave swimmers—785 of them—plunged into the icy waters of Riley Lake at the 2016 Eden Prairie Polar Plunge on March 12. The event raised more than $210,000 for Special Olympics Minnesota.

Kick off the summer with HomeTown Bank’s June block party. Enjoy family-friendly activities and entertainment presented by the bank and its resident coffee shop, Mocha Monkey, along with other area businesses.

The Donut Dash 5K, benefitting Eagle Ridge Academy in Eden Prairie, is May 7 at Purgatory Creek Park.Celebrate the start of summer with these three fun runs (or walks!), which help raise money for local schools.

The 2016 season marks Valleyfair’s 40th anniversary, and the theme park is celebrating with a return to its roots.

Eden Prairie Women of Today rang in 2016 with the third annual Fresh Start 5K on New Year’s Day at Purgatory Creek Park in Eden Prairie. Every year, proceeds from the event go to local youth scholarships.

The similarities between Eden Prairie and Welcome, a fictional town from Maud Hart Lovelace’s One Stayed at Welcome, are a bit uncanny.

Eden Prairie Relay for Life team Remission Accomplished raised money for the American Cancer Society at its 7th annual holiday market on November 15 at the Eden Prairie Community Center.

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