Around Town

Voxel Virtual Reality Parlour

Across the street from Ridgedale Center sits the newest Voxel Virtual Reality Parlour, which opened this summer (its original location is in St. Paul). Voxel offers an array of virtual reality experiences.

Looking for the perfect way to kick off St. Patrick’s Day? Jog over to the annual Luck O’ the Lake 5K, organized by the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy a run with family and friends along the shores of Lake Minnetonka, and through downtown Excelsior and Greenwood.

Bridgewater Bank, a Minnesota bank focused on real estate, has a new location in Orono. The full-service bank purchased First National Bank of the Lakes in 2016.

Located on historic Water Street in Excelsior, Coalition found a perfect home for itself in the quaint downtown. The restaurant opened its doors in 2014 and has since become a local favorite for its fresh food and lakeside vibe.

John Knopf Gallery opened in Las Vegas in 2012 and features photography by the international award-winning fine art photographer John Knopf.

Nothing says summer quite like juicy barbecue with a side of ice-cold beer on the shores of our beloved Lake Minnetonka. Come out to Manitou Park in Tonka Bay on August 12 from noon to 8 p.m. for the annual Lake Minnetonka BBQ & Beer Fest.

If you’re in Wayzata this month and you want to go to the Wednesday evening Music by the Lake concert in Depot Park, you can hop on the Lake Minnetonka Trolley. Or maybe you live in Wayzata, and on a summer Tuesday afternoon you need to go to the library, the bank and the post office.

The weather is warm and the days are long, but with a few weeks left of summer vacation, maybe you’re wondering how to keep your children active and engaged. Instead of letting them lounge around in front of the TV, why not send them to camp?

A beer historian, a brewers’ panel, samples with some new variations and music will greet visitors at this year’s St. Paul Beer Fest on June 10. “It’s a great way to kick off summer,” organizer Mark Opdahl says.
 

Brides and grooms-to-be have a new locale to set their wedding sights on: the beautiful shores of Lake Minnetonka.

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