Health & Wellness

When Chaska Middle School West teacher Sean Bloomfield was a seventh grader, his grandfather passed away. One of the items that Bloomfield’s father inherited was a copy of Canoeing with the Cree, written in 1935 by newsman and writer Eric Sevareid.

This spring, kidsWATER, a sugar-free beverage targeted toward kids, is hitting local grocery store shelves.

It didn’t take Nate Shoemaker of Chanhassen long to realize baseball was his game. “My dad put a ball in my hand, told me to get out there,” he says, recalling he’s been a baseball player for as long as he can remember.

Every March, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum hosts a group of events called Maple Syrup Time, celebrating the seasonal collection of maple sap. The Sugarbush Pancake Brunch, held from 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Step inside Pinwheel Play, the new indoor park in Chanhassen just off of Highway 5 near Lake Ann Park, and it is clear you’ve entered a space dedicated to fostering play for young children.

As spring breaks, one of the best outings is a walking adventure. Book now for the Historic Andrew Peterson Farmstead Walking Tour on April 8 and 22. Space is limited, and preregistration is required.

Set among the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Deer Run Golf Club and Carver Park Reserve is Enki Brewing. “We like to think of Enki Brewing as the fourth key attraction of Victoria,” John Hayes, co-owner of Enki, says.

Is love greater than hate—or jealousy? Explore the meaning of love with King Arthur as he discovers a new way to govern and navigates a love triangle with his greatest love, Queen Guenevere, and his good friend, Lancelot.

Birthdays come like clockwork—every 365 days, to be exact. Get ahead of planning your next party with this handy guide to some of the top kids’ party venues in the area. Just set a date, send some invites and your next party is in the (gift) bag.

As a parent, some topics are just easier to avoid—until they can’t be ignored. When Kristine Rauenhorst’s mom, Karen Wiswell, was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia, both women were concerned about how to discuss it with Rauenhorst’s 2-year-old twin boys, Henry and George.

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