For 30 years, 50th and France’s annual Pumpkin Festival has been turning the shopper’s paradise into a popular pre-Halloween party.

Since 1999, the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA) has grown to support a network of more than 800 survivors statewide.

If sitting inside a dark movie theater seems like a waste of a gorgeous summer evening to you, then head to Centennial Lakes Park, where you can bring your own picnic, buy popcorn from the concession stand, spread out the blanket and watch great films on the big screen.

What’s the best thing about Edina’s heralded Fourth of July Parade? Is it the fire trucks and police cars? The bands, the horses, the elected officials and candidates? Is it the candy? How about being with friends and family on a lovely summer day?

Book clubs, art programs and movies— The Edina Library and Southdale Library heat up in July with jam-packed activities for everyone. Children of all ages can find something to do, with book clubs for both girls and boys in grades 4-6, and story time for wee ones.