Some of the best cooking ingredients are found in nature. Executive chef Gary Krasner of Moscow on the Hill is ready to show you how to turn these naturally existing ingredients into classic Russian dishes, whether you’re up for a true outdoor hunt or a quick trip to the grocery store. Registration required. $59. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Edina Community Center, 165 Demo Kitchen, 5701 Normandale Road; 952.848.3952; edina.thatscommunityed.com Read more about Russian Cooking Inspired by Forest Finds
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Please join us for an inspirational evening sharing the work of Opportunity International as we bring together female executives, leaders, and activists. Hear from Megan Tamte, Co-founder and CEO, Evereve (formerly Hot Mama), and Vicki Escarra, Global CEO, Opportunity International, as they share stories of overcoming their fears through courage. Be motivated by the story of Beathe Iribagiza, a Rwandan survivor of the genocide and expert artisan, who exemplifies the spirit of determination. Read more about Overcoming Fear Through Courage
On Sunday, November 2nd, farmers and foodmakers will showcase their products at over 100 exhibit booths, chefs will demonstrate holiday cooking, and foodmakers and educators will present an array of interesting workshops.
The festival will include a children’s activity area, live music, and a local beer and wine tasting event. (Wine and beer portion has additional cost). Read more about Feast! Festival and Trade Show
The Taste of Greece is held on the eastern bluffs of Lake Calhoun at St Mary's Greek Orthodox Church. Join for food, drinks, live music, Greek dancers, homemade desserts, Church tours, cultural demonstrations, a marketplace and a kids' area. Bring 3 non-perishable food items for 2 tickets ($2) to benefit a local food shelf. Read more about Taste of Greece - Minneapolis Greek Festival
Start your weekend TGIF style by grabbing your golf clubs and hitting the fairways and greens to enjoy nine holes of golf and a bottle of wine with your sweetie. $39 per couple 21 years and older. 5 p.m. Braemar Golf Course. 6364 John Harris Dr.; 952.903.5750; edinamn.gov Read more about Nine and Wine
The "Brunzell/Golden Strings" program, written by Cliff Brunzell a month before he passed away, will be performed by four musicians who have played with Cliff over a long period of time. Performers include: Clyde Anderson, string bass player; Brian Sundberg, violinist; Carolyn Boulley, violinist; and Skeets Langley on accordion. Each of the musicians will share a brief personal memory of Cliff.
Call Erling Husby at 651-484-5780 or Merle Tinglestad at 763-422-0202 for more information. Read more about Cliff Brunzell Dinner and Tribute
Find a spot on the lawn and enjoy a movie outdoors on select Thursdays this summer, courtesy of Centennial Lakes Park. Preliminary performance schedule includes The Nut Job on June 5, Saving Mr. Banks on June 12, 42- The Jackie Robinson Story on June 19 and Frozen on June 26. Check online for details. 9 p.m. Centennial Lakes Park, 7499 France Ave. S.; 952.833.9580; centenniallakespark.com Read more about Movies in the Park
This Father’s Day, dads are invited to retire their own cooking utensils and join Pinstripes for an all-day backyard grill out! Pinstripes will open their beautiful brunch buffet where families can head to the patio, roll up their sleeves and fill up on char-grilled skirt steaks, burgers, chicken, Italian sausage, baby back ribs, corn on the cob, watermelon and so much more. The BBQ station will then move into the bistro at 3 p.m. so families can feast on dad’s favorite grilled items for dinner in addition to the regular menu. Read more about Father's Day Backyard BBQ at Pinstripes
Stop by the The Westin Edina Galleria for its first year as new host of the annual Taste of Edina event. Sample dozens of tasty offerings from local food, beer and wine vendors and stick around to watch Edina’s version of Iron Chef unfold right in front of you. Four local chefs will compete to see who can create the best dish. Jason DeRusha of WCCO will emcee. 4:30–7:30 p.m. Westin Edina Galleria, 3201 Galleria; edinamn.gov Read more about Taste of Edina