August 2017 Around Town

Night to Unite

Each year on the first Tuesday night in August, the City of Eden Prairie hosts “Night to Unite,” a summer evening dedicated to celebrating and strengthening the commitment to a safe community. For residents of Eden Prairie, this is an opportunity to put together a neighborhood celebration, turn on the front porch lights, gather with neighbors and friends, get to know one another, catch up on things, play some games with the kids, enjoy a few hot-off-the-grill favorites and build a sense of community. Neighborhood representatives are asked to register their Night to Unite event, so representatives from the Eden Prairie Police and Fire Departments, as well as several City officials, can stop by to visit many of the local celebrations that evening. In conjunction with the Night to Unite event, City officials also collect donations for PROP (People Reaching Out to Other People). Food shelf items are typically low in the summer months and the City of Eden Prairie encourages residents to incorporate food drives with the neighborhood events – the neighborhood with the largest volume donation overall receives an ice cream social hosted by the Police and Fire Departments.

Prairie Brewfest

Prairie Brewfest, a fundraiser for the Eden Prairie Community Foundation, returns to Purgatory Creek Park in Eden Prairie on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 3-6 p.m. It includes sampling from 15-plus craft-beer brewers, wine, live music, food trucks, and games. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door; about $15 of that is tax-deductible. This event is for those ages 21 and older. Get more details and purchase tickets at

The Trial of Goldilocks

Eden Prairie Players Presents the 13th Annual Children’s Theatre Workshop, The Trial of Goldilocks. In rhyme, mime and mirth, this comedy by children for families examines the Goldilocks story from three perspectives – the traditional, the Bears’ and Goldilocks’. The performances will be held on August 4th and 5th at 2:30 and 7:00 PM as well as August 6th at 2:30 PM in the Riley-Jaques Barn. Tickets for ages 10 and older will be $5, $3 for children ages 4-9, children 3 and under will be admitted for free. Tickets are sold at the door, for more information call Liz Michaelson at 952-470-6300.

26th Annual Senior Golf Classic

Join Dahlgreen Golf Course for the 26th Annual Senior Golf Classic! Sign up as a couple, foursome or single, a team will be built for you. Green fee and golf cart, plus a lunch with hamburger or chicken sandwich, salad, chips, beverage, and dessert, are included. The 26th Annual Senior Golf Classic takes place on Agust 16th at 8:00 AM, if it rains the event will move to August 19th.  Players must be 55 or older to participate. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 9, Dahlgreen members registration code is 371205-03 and Non-members registration code is 371205-04.