March 2017 Around Town

Home, Landscape and Garden Expo

The 15th Annual Home, Landscape and Garden “Everything Spring Expo” is set for Saturday, March 18th at Grace Church from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This annual tradition in the Eden Prairie community is the perfect opportunity to kick-off your spring projects around your home and lawn. Meet the very best in contractors, roofers, lawn care specialists, plumbers and more! There will be over 100 exhibitors, plenty of activities for the kids, free seminars & raffle drawings all day long, and of course, free admission for all. The Divine Grind will be open for snacks & beverages.

Indoor Triathlon

Swim, bike, and run at the Eden Prairie Community Center in their state-of-the-art competitive swimming pools and fitness center during their Indoor Triathlon. The Indoor Triathlon takes place on March 5th from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM. Participants compete in waves of eight and will receive assigned waves, along with additional event information, by email by March 3. The distance for the pool portion of the race is either 1,000 meters of swimming or rowing 2,500 meters, the biking portion is 10 miles, and the running distance is 3 miles. The 1st through 3rd place male and female finishers for Row-Bike-Run and Swim-Bike-Run receive medals. The Indoor Triathlon costs $20 for Community Center members/residents, and $25 for non-residents.

EP Gives 2017

A Night to Remember… and Make a Difference! The Eden Prairie Community Foundation presents EP Gives 2017 to celebrate 36 years of local giving.  Join us on Saturday, April 29th from 6:00-11:30 PM at the Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center in Chaska. The fabulous night will include the awarding of grants, a live auction, Fund-a-Need, and scrumptious desserts. At 8:30 PM the Midwest’s #1 Variety Event Band, The Dap Squad, will perform. Purchase tickets online for EP Gives 2017 at EPCommunityFoundation.org or call Event Chair Mary Mackmiller at (952) 294-0526.

35th Anniversary 
Eden Prairie Ice Show

The Eden Prairie Figure Skating Club is Proud to announce their 35th Anniversary Ice Show taking place on March 24-26th. This year’s show will feature a Prince Tribute, hits from Hairspray, Hamilton, Beauty and the Beast, and Annie. Skaters of all ages and levels will have their time in the limelights. Please join us in this community tradition. Tickets are available at the Eden Prairie Community Center beginning March 20th. Show times are Friday March 24th at 7 PM, Saturday March 25th at 5 PM, and Sunday March 26th at 2 PM. If you have any questions, you may contact Eden Prairie Skating Club at epfsc.iceshow@gmail.com.

Eden Prairie Reads 
Welcomes Author Yaa Gyasi

The Eden Prairie Reads Committee is excited to announce that Yaa Gyasi, author of Homecoming, will be coming to speak on March 6th at 6:00 PM. Eden Prairie Reads chose Gyasi’s novel Homegoing because of its beautiful story and relevance. The debut novel is a riveting story of race, history, love and time that traces the descendants of two sisters torn apart in eighteenth-century Africa across 300 years, beginning in Ghana and then to America. Gyasi’s presentation will also include a moderated Q&A and book signing. Tickets are available at www.epreads.org