Each week, we'll bring you five Best Bets to make sure your summer weekend is put to good use.
Otten Brothers Hosts an Evening With Jamie Durie
Come meet HGTV Star Jamie Durie in person this Friday, June 15, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. for an evening filled with friends and fun in Long Lake. Your $35 ticket includes: a copy of Jamie's book, "The Outdoor Room," wine and hors D'oeuvres, seminar and book signing. Bring your camera! Click here for more information.
Parktacular invites you to Rock the Block with Boogie Wonderland, on Friday, June 15. Gates are at 6, music starts at 6:30. Food and drink available for purchase, including alcoholic beverages for those 21 + (with ID). Admission is $5 or FREE with the Parktacular Button ($5 each, on sale at gate)
After coming under new ownership, in Hopkins is all set to celebrate a grand reopening. On Saturday, the downtown coffee shop, which has been in operation since 1996, will have free coffee tastings, live music, balloons and specials. You could also caffeinate with the Mayor – Gene Maxwell – as he plans to stop by.
Sunday, June 17, from noon-5 p.m., at The Landing-Minnesota River Heritage Park, Shakopee. Treat your Pa and Ma to a day of old-fashioned frontier fun. Enjoy an 1860s base ball game. Challenge Pa to a game of checkers in the store or visit the dressmaker with Ma. Dance to live music with Pa and Ma. Ride on a trolley pulled by Percheron draft horses. The gift shop is open and food is available for purchase. Cost is $5 for ages 18-64 and $3 for ages 2-17 and seniors. Children under 2 are free. With one paid child admission, one parent is admitted free.
Sunday, June 17, from noon-3 p.m., at Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement, Medina. Treat Dad to a special lunch of brats and burgers on the grill at the log cabin lodge of the Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement. After lunch, enjoy time with Dad in the outdoors doing activities such as rock climbing, archery, nature programs, and more. Lunch is served at noon. The naturalist-led activity time period will be from 1-3 p.m.; families may choose two of the activities. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 3-17. Children 2 and under are free. Reservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity number #330301-03. This program is for all ages.
What are you doing this weekend? Did we miss any great events?