Sunday, May 19, 2013
Listen to poet Katrina Vandenbarg and watch as winners for the library's 2013 Adult Poetry Contest are announced.
Poet Katrina Vandenbarg will discuss the "Alphabet Not Unlike the World: Poems" and her other works at an adult poetry contest event at the Wescott Library. The event, scheduled from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 23, is free and open to the public. It will be held in the library's lower level meeting room. Winners of the 2013 Adult Poetry Contest will be announced followed by a poetry open mic. Click here for more information, or to see other classes and events scheduled at a Dakota County Library near you.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Caponi art park will hold a summer artist series targeted at children and their families every Tuesday morning between June and August.
Caponi Art Park will be holding an outdoor summer artist series every Tuesday morning in June, July and August. The "Family Fun Tuesdays" programming is designed for children age 3 to 12 and their parents. The series seeks to show the connection between different cultures' artistic styles as they change over time, and it will include music, dance and stories from Mexico, the Caribbean and the United States. Families are encouraged to stay after the performances to explore the art park or enjoy a picnic lunch on the lawn. Caponi Art Park has more: Childcare and schools groups must call ahead for space availability and fees. All events take place Tuesday mornings from 10 – 11 a.m. in the sculpture garden. A $4 per person donation is …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Visitors will be able to explore Caponi Art Park and enjoy ongoing art activities for all ages, including a craft scavenger hunt and word walk in the sculpture garden.
After a delay due to unfavorable weather, Caponi Art Park in Eagan will open its doors for the 2013 season by hosting a spring open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. Visitors can explore Caponi Art Park and enjoy ongoing art activities for all ages, including a craft scavenger hunt and word walk in the sculpture garden. Snacks and refreshments will be served and self-guided tour booklets will be available on a first come, first served basis. Park staff will also be on hand to answer questions. In the event of poor weather, the spring open house will be canceled. Weather-related announcements will be made via the park’s website, E-newsletter, and Facebook page.
Friday, May 10, 2013
His two performances tonight and Saturday will be his first major shows in the Twin Cities since he placed third on "The Voice."
Eagan's singing phenom Nicholas David is playing two shows at First Avenue this weekend, his first major Twin Cities performances since winning third place on "The Voice" in December. He'll be bringing more than just experience from the NBC reality singing competition: David will be joined on stage by contestants Melanie Martinez and Todd Kessler (on Friday and Satuday) and by Terry McDermott and Trevin Hunte (just on Saturday). "When we were filming, we agreed regardless of what happens, let's build bridges," he told the Pioneer Press. "We're all trying to do the same thing, so let's help each other." David's Friday night First Avenue performance is already sold out but tickets are still available for the Saturday evening show. "I'm super…
Monday, May 6, 2013
From Atlantic salmon to Lebanese Baba Ganoush. Add to your cooking know-how with these courses from District 196's Community Ed program.
WHEN: 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22 at Falcon Ridge Middle School in Apple Valley. WHAT: Create delicious fish dishes using a few basic techniques. Make and taste a mixed greens and garden vegetable salad served with homemade creamy garlic dressing. Grill fresh tuna steaks with a Mediterranean style relish served with pasta tossed with garlic in olive oil. Moist, flaky Atlantic salmon is slow baked with oven dried tomatoes and dill butter sauce. Walleye Pike is lightly breaded and pan-fried to a crispy golden brown and served with homemade tartar sauce and mashed potatoes. Key lime pie topped with fresh whipped cream completes the menu. Demonstration and tasting. Taught by Jeff Sandino, founder of Flavors from the Home, Inc., an…
Friday, May 3, 2013
In 2011, Kevin Lovegreen made a leap of faith—leaving a longtime family business to write children's books.
Eagan author Kevin Lovegreen has been writing at a breakneck pace. In Dec. 2011, Eagan author Kevin Lovegreen put his passion for hunting and the outdoors to paper, penning his first children's book, "Lucky Luke's Hunting Adventures: The Swamp." Since then, Lovegreen has published no less than four additional illustrated children's books—all centered around the titular character Lucky Luke, a young hunter. Lovegreen's latest title, "Fish On!", was released earlier this year. The 60-page, easy-to-read book details Luke's visit to his grandparent's lake cabin in the northwoods—and the very successful fishing trip that followed. Lovegreen found inspiration for the series of stories from his childhood journal, which catalogued his early …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Strikepoint, a handbell choir from Duluth, has scheduled an appearance at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church.
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from Strikepoint Handbell Ensemble. Strikepoint, one of the world’s top handbell ensembles, will perform at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church (3930 Rahn Rd.) in Eagan. Admission is free but a $10 donation is suggested. Think of a handbell ensemble as a living piano, with each of eleven ringers responsible for up to nine notes. Audience members will see musical lines moving as chords move up from the bass or the highest bells join in on the melody. Treble ringers may hold as many as six bells in their hands at one time, while bass ringers use their whole bodies to move 13-pound bronze bells with grace and finesse. Strikepoint rings on six octaves of bells (nearly the …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Find movie reviews and showtimes for theaters in Eagan.
Editor's Note: All reviews and information aggregated from Moviefone and RottenTomatoes. Want to catch a movie this weekend? Here's Patch's roundup of movies playing at the theaters in the Eagan area: the Regal Eagan Stadium 16, Apple Valley’s Carmike Cinema and Great Clips IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo. Pain & Gain One sentence plot: Based on the unbelievable true story of a group of personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong. Rotten Tomatoes viewer score: 96 Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 50 Reviews: "It all leaves you pondering whether you have just seen a monumentally stupid movie or a brilliant movie about the nature and consequences of …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Caponi Art Park in Eagan announced on Friday that the opening of the park, planned for May 1, will be postponed until May 18.
The unusually foul spring weather has claimed another victim. Caponi Art Park in Eagan announced on Friday that the opening of the park, planned for May 1, will be postponed until May 18. Consistent snow and cold temperatures have so far prevented park officials from performed needed spring maintenance, according to a news release issued by the park. As a result of the delayed opening, the park's annual Poets in the Park Teen Poetry Slam—scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, will be moved indoors to the Wescott Library in Eagan. The park still plans to host a free open house for families from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday Mary 18 to kick off the 20133 season, the news release said. Visitors will be able to explore Caponi Art Park and …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Find movie reviews and showtimes for theaters in Eagan.
Editor's Note: All reviews and information aggregated from Moviefone and RottenTomatoes. Want to catch a movie this weekend? Here's Patch's roundup of movies playing at the theaters in the Eagan area: the Regal Eagan Stadium 16, Apple Valley’s Carmike Cinema and Great Clips IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo. Oblivion One sentence plot: On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man's confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. Rotten Tomatoes viewer score: 98 Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 59 Reviews: "When you go to a futuristic, dystopian, post-apocalyptic barn dance starring Tom Cruise and his space guns, you expect a little zap with your …