The Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently welcomed some fantastic new members: Robert Warrick of WMS Companies, Breanne and Aaron Stromley of Touching Hearts at Home, Tony Jacobson of Social Indoor and Jenna Sears of Cardinal Financial. The also recently hosted its annual golf tournament, and it was a huge success.
1-3. The Loft launched its inaugural WordPlay book festival celebrating writers and readers. Track loft.org/wordplay for their celebrity authors lineup. May 11-12. 4-5. Visitors to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's "Passport to Spring" took a break from winter to enjoy blooms in the Great Hall. 6. Eden Prairie's Mr. Bubble company presented $12,000 to children at a Minneapolis Ronald McDonald House.
We found Eden Prairie neighbors out and about, enjoying our town and surrounding areas. Eden Prairie residents Tom & Dawn Voehl recently opened the doors at their stunning Ashery Lane Farm in Mayer. Featuring D'Amico catering for weddings and other events, two barns are nestled between their apple orchard and vineyard. damicocatering.com/venues/ashery-lane-farms.
Freshly renovated Campiello treated its customers to a tasting of its new and classic dishes. Guests sampled the menu while mingling over craft cocktails, fine wines and local brews. Cheers to the updated version of this Eden Prairie favorite. We recognized the talented chefs and gracious servers, and had fun trying the new menu in the remodeled space.
Eden Prairie Lifestyle hosted Cocktails for Causes at Flying Dutchman Spirits, which donated a portion of the tab to the PROP Shop. Guests enjoyed craft cocktails, Crumb Gourmet Deli catered food, distillery tours and Executive Director Cindy Eddy's overview of PROP Shop's work in the community. Co-sponsored by the Fierce P.I.C.C.A.L. (Professional. Integrity. Culture. Collaboration. Authenticity. Leadership.) networking group.
Recommended "for curious 5-year-olds and up," this joyful, bright, and thought-provoking production asks, in incredible hip-hop inspired musical numbers and poignant dialogue, "What are ways you can help people in your community?" On the show's opening weekend, EPL saw kids captivated and grown-ups teary-eyed. Photography by Dan Norman. Visit childrenstheatre.org for future show information.
Kris Axelson, Eden Prairie resident and Account Manager for Eden Prairie Lifestyle, has been teaching people how to make meals easily and selling kitchen products as an Independent Pampered Chef Consultant for the past 18 years. We asked her to share with us her “must-haves!”
Childrens' Theatre Company continued their fantastic streak by bringing The Best Summer Ever! to stage in July. The inventive and hilarious series of stories about family, life's surprises, and great delight of what seem to be disasters becoming your favorite memories. Photography by Dan Norman.