Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Eagan is about to get a little more artsy. City officials are searching for an artist to design and build a public art installation.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us The hunt for Eagan's next public art piece is on. The city's Parks and Recreation Department put out a call last week for artists interested in creating a sculpture, mural, garden or other public art project that will be installed this summer on city property in Eagan. The only requirement? The piece must reflect Eagan's community identity. Proposals for a temporary or permanent art piece must be submitted by March 15. The artist behind the winning idea will receive $5,000 to create the piece, courtesy of a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. The public art installation is the culmination of a two-year process that began when…
Sunday, July 15, 2012
In other news from around Dakota County, the DFL challenger to U.S. House Rep. John Kline says he's raised more than $250,000, and an Eagan day care operator is charged with manslaughter for the death of a child on her watch.
You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the biggest recent news from thoughout Dakota County. Here's a collection of stories from the past seven days that might interest you, or have an impact on your life. To read the full stories, simply click on the headline link. Obermueller Raises More Than $250,000 in Race Against Kline The DFL House candidate said the level of support reflects a “deep frustration with the way Washington does business.” UPDATE: Deaths of Man, Woman in Apple Valley Shooting Apparently Murder-Suicide An Eagan man allegedly shot the Apple Valley woman with whom he had children, then shot himself outside South Cedar Knolls Apartments in Apple Valley, witnesses reported …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
City residents are engaged in several art-related projects, but local organizers say they lack performance and classroom space.
Eagan is home to a flourishing art community. In fact, many local arts organizations are expanding so rapidly that they’re outgrowing Eagan’s performance venues and classroom spaces. “It is critical that we have arts available in the community,” said Wanda Borman, director of the Eagan Art Festival. In 2011, approximately 6,800 people attended the festival, more than twice the roughly 3,200 people that attended eight years ago, according to Borman. The art festival isn’t the only arts organization on the rise. Programming participation at the Parks and Recreation Department’s Eagan Art House has increased by more than 30 percent in the past five years, said Julie Andersen, Art House recreation supervisor. Total attendance at Caponi Art …
Monday, July 2, 2012
The traveling performance trailer is in its tenth season and drawing thousands annually.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter For the Eagan's Parks and Recreation Department, summer is puppeteering season. The city’s traveling puppet wagon is currently in the midst of its tenth summer bringing free children’s puppet shows to parks all over town. “It’s just unique and different,” said Holly Champlin, recreation supervisor for the Parks and Recreation Department. A puppet wagon performance includes much more than a traditional puppet show. The puppeteers make an effort to incorporate activities, such as games, dances and various themes into their performances. Although the city owns a book of shows, the puppeteers also write some of the material themselves. A craft project …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The annual south metro father-daughter Ballerina Princess Ball drew families from across the region.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Girls and dads from across the south metro attended the Little Sweetheart Ballerina Princess Ball on Feb. 10, where they enjoyed an evening of ballerina-themed activities and fun. The ball is an annual Valentine's Day event hosted by the South of the River Recreators. The host city rotates annually, and this year the event was held at the Eagan Community Center. Approximately 300 guests attended. The event gives dads and daughters a special opportunity to bond through activities such as decorating cookies and making princess crowns, said Kerry Phillips, recreation supervisor for the Eagan Parks and Recreation Department. Grandpas, brothers and uncles are encouraged to attend as well. Patch caught up with a few of the dads and daughters to …
Monday, May 30, 2011
Those in attendance were treated to a rousing speech from decorated war veteran Lt. Col. (ret.) Joe Repya
Eagan mayor Mike Maguire was joined by a bevy of local officials at the inaugural Memorial Day celebration at the city's new Tribute and Memorial Plaza at Central Park. Tom Mullon, commander of American Legion Post 594, orchestrated the celebration with the help and careful planning of Margo Danner, Eagan resident and past president of the Lioness Club. "This is an opportunity to recognize those who have made the ultimate sacrifice," Mullon said. "We want that number to remain as low as possible but we must continue to protect the freedom we enjoy everyday." The event drew a healthy crowd and featured speeches from 2010 Senator Jim Carlson, Police Chief Jim McDonald, Fire Chief Mike Scott and retired Lt. Colonel Joe Repya. "This is a …
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
All Eagan outdoor rinks and tubing at Trapp Farm will open on Friday, Dec. 17.
Winter fun and games are upon us once again. All Eagan outdoor rinks and Trapp Farm Park's Tubing Hill will be open to guests beginning on Friday, Dec. 17. Trapp Farm Park's Tubing Hill has about 75 tubes available for use, and guests may not bring their own inner tubes or sleds of any kinds. Guests must also be able to walk up the hill since this site doesn't provide any sort of tow rope. Trapp Farm Park will be open Thursdays and Fridays from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Sundays from noon until 8 p.m. It costs $2.75 per person and children under 42" sharing a tube with an adult are free. A 10-visit punch card is available for $22.50. According to the City of Eagan, sites may be closed and programs …
Monday, December 6, 2010
Season passes make great Christmas gifts
Cascade Bay is now offering 2011 season passes, and they will make great gifts for family and friends this holiday season. Cascade Bay will hand out two guests passes per family for those season passes purchased before April 1. People can purchase season passes at the City of Eagan Parks and Recreation Department located at 3830 Pilot Knob Rd. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Also, those with passes will need to get a new photo taken this year. For more information or to access the season pass forms, visit www.cascadebay.com or call 651-675-5500.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Hundreds celebrated the season at Holz Farm
The weather outside was frightful, but the Holz Farm was delightful for hundreds of winter revelers who buttoned up their overcoats to bring in the Christmas season 1940s-style in Eagan on Sunday, Dec. 5. With temperatures hovering near single digits, the annual Holz Farm Old Fashioned Holiday included caroling, reindeer, hayrides, s'mores, children's crafts, cookies and hot chocolate, and visits with Santa Claus. The event was sponsored by Friends of the Farm and the City of Eagan Parks and Recreation Department. Taylor Kleven, 6, of Eagan, pedaled one of several mini-tractors inside the barn. "We come every year. It's a family tradition," said her mother. While children took turns pumping water from a cistern, Bob Lane, a volunteer with …
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Holz Farm will hold its annual Old Fashioned Holiday for the public this weekend.
Holz Farm Park is gearing up for its annual Old Fashioned Holiday extravaganza, complete with winter hayrides, a bonfire and s'mores, live reindeer and organ music. The 1940s era event is free to the public and will take place this Sunday, Dec. 5 from 12:00 - 3:30 p.m. The annual event is put on by the Eagan Parks and Recreation Department and Friends of the Farm. There will be many activities outdoors and in the barn for families, and the farm will offer attendees holiday cookies with hot cider. Santa will also be there to hear children's wishes, so be sure to bring a camera. For more information on the Old Fashion Holiday at Holz Farm Park visit: www.cityofeagan.com/holzfarm