Sports, Health & Wellness

Laughter Yoga

The holiday season can become pretty stressful. Unwind and let off that stress with some laughter at Laughter Yoga with The Yoga Studio. Don’t worry about being able to do funky poses or balancing—everything will be focused around laughter, love and health. Free. 6:30–7:15 p.m. Plymouth Creek Center, 14800 34th Ave. N.; 763.557.8626; yogamn.com

Fall Series at French Park

Indulge in outdoor activities with GreenFit Club’s Fall Series at French Park. which will have sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays with instructor-led activities. Get your body moving with Nordic walking, yoga, canoeing, archery, geocaching and more. Reservations required. $85. 5:30–6:30 p.m. French Regional Park, 12605 Rockford Road; 763.694.7750; threeriversparks.org

Medina Grand Opening

Kalla Lily Salon and Spa will host a Grand Opening to celebrate the addition of their newest location!

The Medina Grand Opening will feature: goody bags with product samples, complimentary mini spa and salon treatments, product promotions, the opportunity to reserve a future appointment, gift card specials, and prize giveaways. There will also be appetizers and wine available!

The Meaning of Empowerment: The Slippery Slope of Incapacity

Many baby-boomers worry about the care needs for an elderly parent.  Their parents may live with the uncertainty of chronic illness and disability and have a whole host of planning issues.  However, either caregivers are overwhelmed with conflicting information or don't know where to seek help.  Such a lack of information, or the wealth of conflicting information, adds to their anxiety about caring for an elderly parent.  Indeed, it takes a team to protect an elderly person and every aspect of planning should be addressed.

State Arbor Month Celebration and Minnesota Tree Climbing Championships

This year the DNR is celebrating Arbor Day and Arbor Month by encouraging families to play in natural settings such as your backyard, a nearby woodlot, or forested area.

The 2014 State Arbor Month Celebration will be at Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park. The event will give families a chance to play with nature, while watching some of the best tree climbers in the state compete at the Minnesota Tree Climbing Championship.

State Arbor Month Celebration Schedule:

Bike Rodeo

This family event at Golden Valley city hall will test kids’ safety skills as they navigate their bikes through a short obstacle course supervised by police personnel. After the obstacle fun, families will have the opportunity to receive free safety checks for their bicycles, enjoy refreshments and enter a door-prize drawing. 763.531.5151.  

Laughter Yoga

Laugh your stress away under the guidance of Mary Margaret Anderson, owner and yoga instructor at Plymouth’s Yoga Studio. On the first Tuesday of every month, Anderson leads a pack of yogis in a free session of Laughter Yoga at Lunds in Plymouth. Make sure to wear light, comfy clothes. 763.557.8626.

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