Arts & Culture

When Jeff Lu moved to Edina from China in 2009, he barely knew English, let alone what the roadmap to college readiness should look like. Lu’s only brother had never attended college and opted out of moving to America, so that left Lu with his uncle and mother to turn to in Minnesota.

Purim is the most popular, fun-filled festivity on the Jewish calendar. Based on the book of Esther, Purim commemorates the period in ancient Persia when Esther and her cousin Mordechai thwarted royal advisor Haman’s attempts to annihilate the Jewish population.

For Tracy Hvezda-Lehtola, youth services librarian at the Hennepin County Edina Library, her bibliophilia began with The Babysitters Club.

Walter Langdon returns from World War I to Iowa where he buys a farm near his parents and starts his family. It is 1920. His wife, Rosanna, manages the farmhouse and cares for their baby, Frankie. Milk, eggs, meat, and grain come from their labor.

Edina Art Center offers a robust line-up of beginner art classes. Registration for next month’s beginning pottery and basic drawing classes fills up fast.

If your closets are brimming with stuff, Anna Braasch of Edina-based Simplify with Anna can help exorcise the demons she calls “delayed decisions.” As you sift through your surplus, “look at each object, decide if it will help you accompl

Edina-based recording artist Jason Quaynor is an assistant coordinator for Teen Tech Center, an after-school art space at the Minneapolis Central Library. It’s an ideal outlet for his talents as both artist and pedagogue. “I’ve been working with teens since I was a teen,” says Quaynor.

When you’re in the ninth grade, the idea of starting a business sounds like a brilliant—and completely feasible—idea. Fast-forward a couple of decades and add elements like kids and a mortgage to that once-dazzling plan, and you might have second thoughts.

Art holds a special place in the home, but it can be hard to choose exactly what you want on the wall. The fact is, there are no rules to art. Your walls should be a reflection of your tastes and the things you love.