Going Out

The skyline of Yokohama, Japan.

When it comes to family vacations, the paths not typically taken can lead to the most interesting and fulfilling excursions.

The Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce and Southwest Metro Chamber of Commerce hosted an expo in October at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska.

The Eden Prairie Community Foundation’s second annual Prairie Brewfest on September 12 attracted about 370 beer drinkers to the Southwest Transit parking deck in Eden Prairie.

The holiday season is in full swing as Chanhassen Dinner Theatres brings you an eclectic mix of concerts fit for the entire family. The festivities begin with Rock n’ Roll Christmas Spectacular, Dec.

Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center in Chaska celebrated 25 years in business on June 11 with a party embracing its roots in the 1990s.

Brookdale Eden Prairie, formerly Clare Bridge of Eden Prairie, celebrated its grand re-opening on June 2.

The “Goddess of the Grapes” bronze sculpture was unveiled June 6 at Parley Lake Winery and Deardorff Orchards and Vineyards in Waconia.

The Power of 100 Southwest met July 23 at Biaggi’s in Eden Prairie to network and raise money for a local charity.

When Parker Olson thinks of how the Olson Haunted House started, he remembers how much his dad loves Halloween. “I’ve never seen someone get so much joy scaring little trick-or-treaters,” he says.

On Memorial Day, the sixth annual Randy’s Run raised money for scholarships for Eden Prairie High School students.

The Eden Prairie Foundation marked another successful fundraising event on April 25 at Green Acres Event Center.

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