September 2016 Around Town 2

Collection of One Acts

Eden Prairie Players is bringing seven new unpublished plays to the stage for the 12th Annual Collection of One Acts.  Picked from over 250 submissions, each play has been chosen by a group of volunteers and need not be missed. Collection of One Acts runs from September 16th until September 25th at the Riley-Jacques Barn. For ticket information and a list of the plays being performed please visit

Bone Appetit

Join the Eden Prairie based pet rescue organization Secondhand Hounds for a fantastic night combining everyone’s two loves, puppies and food.  Along with a special menu crafted by Minnesota’s most esteemed chefs, guests will enjoy an auction and a live pick of the litter.  But the night wouldn’t be complete without a few furry VIP guests, Quasi The Great and RooRoo The Two Legged WonderDog will also be joining the fun.  Bone Appetit takes place on September 14th at 6pm at the Aria Event Center.  Proceeds from the event go to Secondhand Hounds to help animals through adoption, rehabilitation, and hospice care.   To purchase tickets or become a sponsor visit


Over 450 households in Eden Prairie and Chanhassen go to PROP to get essential food items each month.  Unfortunately, the shelves have been pretty slim as summer winds down.  PROP’s Food Shelf invites community stakeholders to “Adopt-A-Day/Week” to fill those shelves.  Individuals, seniors, veterans, families, and new immigrants all come to PROP for fresh foods.  It takes 1000 pounds of food or $1000 to fill the shelves for a day. Adopting a day or week would supplement the program by providing the necessary amount of food or donation for that day/week.  For more information please contact Mary Brown at or 952-200-5731.

5K for Eden Prairie Schools 
Color Run

Support the Foundation for Eden Prairie Schools by participating in the 2016 Color Run.  The noncompetitive 5K begins in Eden Prairie High School’s Aerie Stadium and goes through Round Lake Park where runners will be blasted with exciting color.  Fun is the focus of the event so people of all ages and abilities are invited to participate.  Register with your family and friends to get colorful together!  Participation in the event includes a T-shirt and a virtual swag bag with awesome offers, coupons, and other goodies.  5K for Eden Prairie Schools Color Run is September 24th at 8am, register at

2016 Prairie Brewfest

Enjoy craft beer and ciders from over a dozen area brewers and support a great cause at the third annual Prairie Brewfest.  The 21-and-older sampling event will be held at Purgatory Creek Park on September 10th from 3-6pm.  Beer and cider will be available to sample from Bauhaus, Indeed, Castle Danger, Surly, Enki, Lake Monster, Lion Hear Cider, and more. Proceeds from Prairie Brewfest go to the Eden Prairie Community Foundation to help people who live and work in Eden Prairie.  Along with sampling beer and even some wine, live music, games and other activities will also add to the fun.  Tickets are now on sale at