Health & Wellness

When most people hear the word “hypnotism” they probably think of a high school assembly where they watched their classmates act silly on stage. Roberta Fernandez is hoping to change that perception.

The Eden Prairie Community Foundation marked its 35th year at its annual EP Gives gathering on April 30 at the Green Acres Event Center.

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.

Half a billion people will watch the Ryder Cup this fall. The famed biennial match attracts teams of top golfers from Europe and the United States to some of the most prestigious courses in the world.

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.

Baseball attracts everyone, from children on sandlots to adults in pinstripes, who understand that every pitch, swing, stretch to the base or leap at the fence are equal opportunities for greatness or disaster.

Talk with Marla Spivak and you’ll soon understand that small things can make a big impact. “It is estimated that one in three bites of food we eat is made possible by the pollination services bees provide,” she says.

When Chaska author and active-living advocate Kara Thom signed on to write the books that accompany Go! Go! Sports Girls dolls, she had no idea that the gig would eventually lead to an invitation from The White House. In April, Thom and Go! Go!

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