The biggest snowshoe race in Minnesota is brought to you right here in the Twin Cities. Participants come from near and far to participate in this challenging trek, open to hikers of all ages and abilities. Races include a 10K, 5K, kids’ fun run and a 5K dog walk. For serious snowshoers, the Twin Cities Snow Shuffle is a regional qualifier for the US Snowshoe Association’s 2015 Dion National Snowshoe Championship race. Whether you’re racing, walking or just cheering on the competitors, this event celebrates the beauty of a Minnesota winter. $20–$40. Read more about Twin Cities Snow Shuffle
Sports, Health & Wellness
The U.S. Figure Skating Association (USFSA) — the national governing body for the sport of figure skating — will be in the Twin Cities to host three days of competition for the Midwest and Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships — the country’s largest figure skating event. Read more about 2015 Midwest Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships
Many baby-boomers worry about the care needs for an elderly parent. Their parents may live with the uncertainty of chronic illness and disability and have a whole host of planning issues.
However, either caregivers are overwhelmed with conflicting information or don't know where to seek help. Such a lack of information, or the wealth of conflicting information, adds to their anxiety about caring for an elderly parent. Indeed, it takes a team to protect an elderly person and every aspect of planning should be addressed. Read more about Who's Watching Mom?
It’s Thanksgiving break, and before indulging in too much turkey and mashed potatoes, send the kids out for some exercise at the third annual Glow Dodge Ball night. Complete with a DJ, special lighting gear and glow-in-the-dark T-shirts that can be written on, this event seems like a can’t-miss opportunity that the kids will talk about for days. $13 residents, $18 non-residents. 6:30–8 p.m. Southview Middle School, 4725 Southview Lane; 952.927.8861; edinamn.gov Read more about Glow Dodge Ball
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
Many baby-boomers worry about the care needs for an elderly parent. Their parents may live with the uncertainty of chronic illness and disability and have a whole host of planning issues. However, either caregivers are overwhelmed with conflicting information or don't know where to seek help. Such a lack of information, or the wealth of conflicting information, adds to their anxiety about caring for an elderly parent. Indeed, it takes a team to protect an elderly person and every aspect of planning should be addressed. Read more about The Meaning of Empowerment: The Slippery Slope of Incapacity
Introduce your little ones to the game of soccer with this fun, four-day program. Here they’ll learn all the basic skills while running off excess energy. For kids ages 3.5-4.5. 5:30-6:30 p.m. $55. Lewis Park, 7300 Cahill Road; 952.826.0367; edinamn.gov Read more about Tiny Hawks Soccer Camp
Women’s fitness brand, Athleta, partners with the 50th & France Business Association to bring this “happy hour” 5K run to Edina’s shopping Mecca. Registrants are treated with a custom Athleta performance tank, one-year subscription to SELF magazine, two complimentary drinks at their signature Bubbly Bar (21 and over only), healthy yet satisfying post-race eats, and much more. This event is held as part of Ladies’ Night Out, an evening filled with activities and discounts. 6:30 p.m. $25-45. Course begins on W. 51st St. and Halifax Ave. Read more about Run 50th and France
Let Margaret Nelson, former dancer with the Royal Swedish Ballet, lead you through a series of non-impact, low-intensity cardio and strength training exercises. Bring a mat and comfortable shoes you can move in. No registration required. 8:45-9:45 a.m. $5 per class (pay the instructor). Grandview Room, Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square #101; 952.833.9570; edinamn.gov Read more about Swedish Exercise
This year the DNR is celebrating Arbor Day and Arbor Month by encouraging families to play in natural settings such as your backyard, a nearby woodlot, or forested area.
The 2014 State Arbor Month Celebration will be at Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park. The event will give families a chance to play with nature, while watching some of the best tree climbers in the state compete at the Minnesota Tree Climbing Championship.
State Arbor Month Celebration Schedule: Read more about State Arbor Month Celebration and Minnesota Tree Climbing Championships