Education & Community

A Night on the Town presents: Viva Las Vegas

Plymouth Parks and Recreation is hosting A Night on the Town presents: Viva Las Vegas this January. Attendees can look forward to an evening of Las Vegas style games dealt by professional dealers, prizes, hors d'oeuvre's, live music and drinks. A cash bar will be available. The event is for people 21 years of age or older.

Tickets are available for purchase with a cost of $30. Participants may purchase tickets online or by calling the Parks and Recreation office at 763-509-5200. Read more about A Night on the Town presents: Viva Las Vegas

James J. Hill Days

Since 1975 the weekend following Labor Day in Wayzata has been dedicated to honoring James J. Hill, Minnesota historic figure and once owner of the Great Northern Railroad Company. Hill, builder of the present train depot in 1906, contributed significantly to transform Wayzata into the beautiful tourist location and friendly community we know today. James J. Hill Days is Lake Minnetonka’s favorite community tradition, as highlighted by its recent “Best Of” Lake Minnetonka award. Read more about James J. Hill Days

Minnesota Star Watch Party

Bring your family to a night under the stars. The star watch includes an indoor orientation, followed by time outside to learn about and observe the constellations. Pre-register online. All ages. Individual: $10 residents, $12 non-residents. Family pricing (three or more): $20 residents, $24 non-residents. Hilde Performance Center, 3500 Plymouth Blvd.; 763.509.5200; plymouthmn.gov Read more about Minnesota Star Watch Party

Staying in the Fight

Representative John Lewis, a civil rights activist who fought alongside Dr. King called on all Americans to get in the fight and stay in the fight. In this program, influential Black leaders discuss their groundbreaking work: delivering innovative solutions all the while challenging activists and allies alike to get in and stay in the fight for racial equity. Read more about Staying in the Fight

HBCU Legacy of Leadership

From Dr. King to Kamala Harris, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) produce Black American leaders and legends who advance our society. This panel discussion will explore the origin story of HBCUs, how they are critical to the health of our communities, and how local civil rights leaders like Roy Wilkins and Marvel Cook advocated for HBCUs in the North. Read more about HBCU Legacy of Leadership

Acting on Dr. King’s Call

How does Dr. King’s message regarding “creative maladjustment” relate to generations of institutional racism faced by African Americans? Three local leaders explore how Black Minnesotans have refused to normalize injustice and inequality and are responding today with action, innovation, and persistence. Read more about Acting on Dr. King’s Call

Wayzata High School Theatre presents: The Woods-- An Original Devised Theatrical Experience

The Woods will be an original devised theater piece created by the ensemble with guidance from director, Sandra Struthers. The ensemble will take elements of folklore, urban legends, and spooky stories to create an immersive walk-through experience in the woods behind the high school. The perfect way to get into the Halloween spirit, audiences will be invited to walk along these haunted trails in safe, socially-distanced groups. Read more about Wayzata High School Theatre presents: The Woods-- An Original Devised Theatrical Experience

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