Come embrace winter and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities at Kroening Interpretive Center’s Winter Solstice Celebration. Families can participate in a nature walk along a luminary trail and make their own luminaries to bring home. Other activities include winter themed games, face painting and a bonfire.
Education & Community
Envious of seeing beautiful calligraphy artwork on stationary and on Pinterest? Now you can learn this art form too. Jessica Chung is holding a workshop to learn everything from the basics of holding a calligraphy pen to mastering drawing letters and building your own style. You’ll leave with your artwork, a tool bag, handouts and resources to continue this at home. Read more about Brush Calligraphy LAB
Learn about Dayton’s department store as it achieves 100 years of celebrating Christmas. The Edina Historical Society will explore the general history of Dayton’s to see how they made the Christmas season magical. They will review window displays, Santa Land and more, and they will also look at anecdotes from Dayton’s store employees. Read more about 100 Years of Christmas at Dayton’s Department Store
Share your voice with the community by walking with Mayor Hovland. It’s an opportunity to spread your thoughts and opinions, or just get to know the city a little better. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather, in the event of rain, the walk will be held at Southdale Center. Prior registration required. Read more about Walk with the Mayor
Edina Community Foundation Development Officer Annie Schilling will interview local author Sheila O'Connor about her latest book, "Evidence of V: A Novel in Fragments, Facts, and Fictions." O'Connor researched the story of fifteen-year-old V, incarcerated for six years in the 1930s at a state school for an unplanned pregnancy. This practice of incarcerating teenage girls on charges of immorality was practiced all over the United States in the first half of the twentieth century. Read more about Edina Reads Event
Inviting Boos big and small to Tiny Diner's Spooktacular Halloween Party!
What to Expect
• Family Friendly
• Monster-Themed Games
• Live Music
• Face Painting
• Free Hot Cider & Healthy Snacks
• Build-Your-Own Mask or Super Hero Cape w/ Mobile Menders
• Family Dinner Specials
• Scary Stories in the Play Hive
Need a last minute costume? Make a mask or superhero cape with the wonderful volunteers from Mobile Menders.
Live music by Mrs Pinky and the Great Fox and Red Eye Ruby! Read more about Tiny Diner Boo Bash
Co-hosts Molly Bloom, Marc Sanchez and Sanden Totten will show audiences how the human brain can take a handful of signals from the eyes and ears and turn them into vibrant pictures of the world. There will be magic tricks, dance moves, out-of-body experiences and even a game show. There will be a meet & greet after the show. Read more about Brains On! LIVE: Your Brain is Magic
Join the Edina community to kick-start the new school year and raise some much needed funds for our students' education. Spend a morning viewing and bidding on impressive, locally crafted cakes and raise funds to support our Edina Public Schools. We will highlight the Edina Education Fund's important work while you enjoy a light breakfast, time with fellow community members and, of course, cake! The event is held at St. Patrick's Church in Edina. Cake-Off Coffee (7:30 AM-8:30 AM), Cake-Off Brunch with live auction (10:00 AM-12:00 PM). Read more about Edina Education Fund's Annual CAKE Off
"There's this invention that takes carbon out of the air and sequesters it and can do it on a massive scale. It's friendly to people -- anybody can use it. It was invented 300 million years ago, and it's called a tree." - Lee Frelich on Minnesota Public Radio Read more about Café Scientifique: Climate Change Solutions - A Trillion Trees