Community

Newcomers clubs are common in many communities, but the Suburban West Area Newcomers Club (SWAN) takes a slightly different spin with its membership guidelines and events.

The 2016 contest is now closed.

The mention of ice cream on a warm summer day makes kids’ and adults’ mouths water. Plymouth resident Peg Brantman and her grandson, 6-year-old Zachary, were enjoying an event with animals from the Zoomobile. They had to make a stop on their way out when the two spotted the ice cream.

Anyone who lives in Plymouth will tell you it’s a special place to be in the summer. There are the beaches and pools, traditions such as Music in Plymouth, top notch Parks and Recreation programming and no shortage of spots to grab an ice cream cone or a cold beer.

One summer evening, Chandra Whitfield of Plymouth was admiring the nature surrounding Medicine Lake. Standing on the covered bridge, Whitfield grabbed her camera and snapped this scene of the setting sun.

This past winter, the Minnetonka-Hopkins Gymnastics Association (Mini-Hops) began a new adventure, relocating from its old Minnetonka location to a larger gym space in Plymouth.

For Hollie Nielson, part of her drive to get outside comes from her photography hobby. Her photo, “Bumblebee in Plymouth,” speaks to the exquisite nature of the great outdoors, and how quietly the simple act of getting into our own backyards can capture an entire season.

Emily Bretzel in front of the Spirit of New Zealand, harbored in Dunedin.

Plymouth celebrates its 27th annual Fire and Ice Festival this year from 3 to 7 p.m. February 6 at Parkers Lake Park. The community-sponsored event features a number of events, including recycling bin races, a youth ice fishing contest, the beloved goofy hat contest, hayrides and much more.

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Saturday, July 13
[Benefits & Fundraisers], [Education & Community], [Home & Garden]
Step Into 11 Gorgeous Gardens at the 2019 Hennepin County Master Gardener Learning Garden Tour Are you looking for garden inspiration? Are you a garden enthusiast looking for a great way to spend a beautiful summer day? Join us for the Hennepin County Master Gardeners’ annual Learning Garden Tour beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019.
Friday, April 26 to Saturday, May 4
[Arts & Performance]
Tuneful songs and a whimsical chorus follow the unpredictable story of Nelly, Jenny June, and Gerty as they live out their lives above the family clock repair store near the Chicago River. Failure: A Love Story is a magical, musical fable where, in the end, the power of love is far greater than any individual's successes or failures.