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Lake Minnetonka Regional Park is the perfect place for families to enjoy a Saturday afternoon. Bring a picnic and enjoy a lakeside lunch. Learn more...

Noerenberg Gardens

Situated on the north shore of Lake Minnetonka’s majestic Crystal Bay, Noerenberg Memorial Gardens offers a tranquil retreat to the quiet elegance and grace of days gone by. A favorite subject for local artists and an idyllic location for weddings. Learn more...

 

March Calendar of Events

8th

Wayzata - Swinging on a Star

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

An afternoon of Big Band Music and Dancing with Tim Patrick and his five-piece Blue Eyes Band performing favorite tunes by Frank Sinatra! Enjoy cocktails and appetizers at graciious Meridian Manor.

RSVP 952 473-3200

Meridian Manor, Wayzata

9th

Daylight Savings Time Begins

Set your clocks forward!

9th

Plymouth - Healthy Living Fair

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Take charge of your family's health by sampling a variety of health screenings, educational sessions, active samplers, teen component, give-aways and prizes, health screenings, vendor booths and more!

This event is free to the public, no registration is required.

Plymouth Creek Center
14800 34th Ave. No.
Plymouth, MN

16th

Baker Park - Maple Syrup Festival

3:00 - 6:00 PM

Bring the family for an afternoon of maple syruping - tap a tree, collect and boil sap, taste real maple syrup with silver dollar pancakes, and more. Children under 2 free. Reservations are not required. *20% discount for groups of four or more.

Fee: $5.00

Location: 4001 County Road 24, Maple Plain, MN 55359
763.694.7856

16th

Hopkins - Camarata Brass Concert

3pm – 5pm

Zion Lutheran Church, 241 5th Ave N, Hopkins, MN

22nd

Plymouth - Bridal Expo

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Rather than rows of exhibits in a giant convention center, the Plymouth Creek Center is an elegant venue space that showcases the most exceptional wedding services and suppliers, including an exclusive list of caterers, party rentals, florists, bakeries and photographers.

$4 At the door.

Plymouth Creek Center
14800 34th Ave. No.
Plymouth, MN

23rd

Minnetonka - Concert Band Performance

Enjoy a concert by the Music Association of Minnetonka’s (MAM) Concert Band Sunday, March 23, at 3 p.m. at Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins. In celebration of MAM’s 40th anniversary, this concert features a performance of the Ellerby Clarinet Concerto by soloist Kent Barth. Other featured pieces will range from Sousa to Hungarian folk music, Russian choral music, Cole Porter, Henry Mancini and more.

The band will be under the direction of Conductor Dan Geldert, former band director at Minnetonka High School. Geldert commutes from Colorado twice a year to lead this band in a month of rehearsals, followed by this concert performance.

Please allow extra time for parking, which is a distance from the auditorium. A drop-off area is available just outside the community center. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

23rd

Plymouth Reads Kickoff Event

1:00 PM

Plymouth Reads will hold a kickoff event March 23, a book discussion March 30 and a literary night April 6. This year’s book selection is “Holiday Inn” by Minnesota author Kevin Kling. Visit plymouthartscouncil.org for more information.

Plymouth Library

24th

Hopkins - Artist's Social Club

6pm – 8pm

An opportunity for visual artists, writers, musicians, dancers, performing artists of all kinds and art lovers to meet informally. Enjoy free appetizers compliments of The Wild Boar, while networking, sharing news, learning about arts events and opportunities, performing at open mike nights, and enter drawings for prizes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hopkins Center for the Arts.

Tuttle’s 107 Shady Oak Road, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN

26th

Minnetonka - Native plant landscaping workshop

Fred Rozumalski, landscape architect and ecologist, leads this workshop, set for March 26, 7–8 p.m.

Are there areas of your yard where grass won’t grow? A native garden may be the solution. Plant a variety of native plants or just a few, then enjoy your beautiful, low-maintenance garden. Fred Rozumalski, landscape architect and ecologist, leads this workshop, set for March 26, 7–8 p.m. Fred has worked on projects with native plant community restoration, stormwater harvesting and sustainable landscape design.

RSVP required. Call 952.988.8400 to register.

 


Ongoing Events

Year-round

West Hennepin Pioneer Museum.

Artifacts from the pioneer days. Saturdays, 10 A.M. - 4 P.M. Call (952) 473-6557 for details.

Year-round

Bayside Live Music Venue in Excelsior

Bayview offers everything from rock and reggae to jazz and alternative music - all with a fantastic view of the lake.

Friday and Saturday at 9:00 P.M. Located one block East of Water St. on Excelsior Blvd. Call (952) 470-8439 for directions.

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Year-round

The Narrows Live Music Venue in Navarre

One of the hottest music bars in the Twin Cities area.

Located at the west end of Water Street. Call (952) 401-7902 for directions.

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Year-round

Three-Eighteen Live Music Venue in Excelsior

Excelsior's "Three-Eighteen" is one of the best kept secrets in the Twin Cities area. A favorite of musicians, this hip little "joint" offers some of the best live local and national acts in town.

Have a glass of wine and snuggle in for some great entertainment: Monday through Saturday at 7:30 P.M. Located at the west end of Water Street. Call (952) 401-7902 for directions.

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Get Busy!

The fall months bring countless opportunities for wholesome family activities. To find out about happenings in the Lake Minnetonka area, visit our complete Calendar of Events!

Lake Minnetonka: An area steeped in history

From the days when Dakota Indians inhabited her shores, leaving behind ancient burial mounds which are still visible today, to the era of the steam locomotive and the paddle wheeler when grand Victorian hotels and amusement parks stood proudly on her banks, there has always been something alluring about this enchanted body of water. Learn more...