Wednesday Jan 17 - Mar 17 @ 10:00 AM
Winter on the Water
Excelsior - Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce – A Winter marketing campaign happening January - March! Follow along all Winter to see what's happening around Lake Minnetonka. Winter may be cold, but the Lake Minnetonka area is as vibrant as ever with experiences waiting for you! Shop. Eat. Enjoy. Local this Winter and help support small businesses! Check out everything going on in the local community with events, shop in the finest retail collection West of the Twin Cities and dine in some of the best independent restaurants in our quaint village and surrounding cities. The Excelsior - Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce proudly supports the small businesses that make the Lake Minnetonka area so special, come experience Water Street, Excelsior. Check out our shopping directory for more! There is something for everyone and everything you need is right here. #ShopSmall #ShopLocal #WinterOnTheWater #WaterStreet #ExcelsiorMN #ExcLakeMtka #LakeMinnetonka #SmallBiz #Community #SupportLocal #EatLocal #EnjoyLocal Hours of business operations are dependent and vary - make sure you check beforehand!
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 11:30 AM
January Chamber Member Meeting - Operating a Restaurant Today
Excelsior - Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce – Owning and Operating a Restaurant in Today's Marketplace The local restaurant scene is a big driver of what is making the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka area so hot right now! Join us for a panel discussion with local restaurant owners - find out what it's like to own and operate a local restaurant!
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:00 PM
Fat Thursday Cyclocrit
Lord Fletcher's Old Lake Lodge – You've ridden the River Bottoms enough already! You've taken in more scenery slow rolling through the meadows than any responsible cyclist should. You've been inappropriately applying far too much tread to the city streets. You've waited at too many damn traffic lights, already! Stop the madness! Strap on a number plate, and abuse your body and bicycle like the Fatbike Jesus intended you to! FAT THURSDAY CYCLOCRITS ARE BACK!!!!!! The fastest, thighburning-est, big smiling-est, most ridiculously fun weeknight race series is back! Line up with 30 of your soon to be closest friends and start getting faster than your couch-bound pals. There's no better way to tune up for the coming year than rubbing elbows and coughing up frozen phlegm. And there's nothing more satisfying than getting through the finish line and not being able to wipe that smiling bob perma-grin off of your face. Starting Thursday, (obviously) January 18th, Freewheel Bike, Surly Brewing Company, and Lord Fletcher's Old Lake Lodge will be hosting this incredible weeknight fun time. Big Prizes for men's and women's podiums, and some incredible schwag for the losers (we love you most of all). Details: Registration: $10 Pre-reg at ticket link above. $15 day of. Buy all 6 races for $50 NO CHARGE to come watch, heckle, or join the party! Race Day: Registration is at 6 pm, and the race starts at 6:30 Approximately 40 minute race. Run Crit style by timing first 2 laps and calculating total laps from there. Prizes will be given to nightly winners, as well as the winner of the series. $150 Cash to the Men's and Women's series winners (points will be given for the top finishing positions). The course itself will be land laps that also run across the bay, and options to launch or roll off docks. Studs are a very good idea. A VERY GOOD IDEA. Bring Lights! Or buy some from our #FreewheelBike Mobile onsite. Bring a helmet! Bring your fat bike (3.8 inch tires or wider)! Bring a thirst for beer, a hunger for wings, and a good excuse for the bruises you have the next day.
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:00 PM
Chalk Paint® Essentials Workshop
Carver Junk Company – Register @ Join Carver Junk Company for a Certified Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® workshop. Learn the Annie Sloan method for various finishes using Chalk Paint®. Our Essentials Workshop great for those new to furniture & decor painting, or those with experience using other paints. We'll cover the techniques required for the most popular looks. In addition, we discuss preparation, how to use the wax system, paint finish care and more. When you leave this class you will have the practical knowledge to apply these techniques to your own projects and you'll have our team of painters available as an ongoing support system. Location: 206 N Chestnut St. Chaska, MN 55318 In the workshop we prepare sample boards that you take home along with a color chart and other written materials. The techniques covered include: Annie’s signature finish: Painting a two-colored distressed finish Painting a smooth, contemporary finish Using Chalk Paint® as a stain or wash on raw wood All the looks are finished and sealed with Soft Wax. All supplies included. Just show up in your paint clothes. Participants also receive 10% off paint & paint supplies the day of the workshop. Workshop fee is for one person. Depending on the workshop, we may be able to offer a second-person fee to cover instruction only, while you work on the same project. Please contact us to confirm this option before signing up, all sales are final. Minimum 3 participants, maximum 6. Workshop registration is non-refundable. All classes are subject to change with low class registration or scheduling conflicts. Participants will be notified via email.
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 7:00 PM
Fookey! North American Pond Hockey Tourney
Chris Hawkey – Fookey to perform at the North American Pond Hockey Championship tournament. Tent Doors Open: 6PM Performance Time: 7-8:30PM
    Friday Jan 19 - Jan 21 @ 8:00 AM
Untamed Petals Trunk Show
Posh Bridal Couture Minneapolis – Join us for our Untamed Petals Trunk Show and jazz up your bridal look with stunning hair pieces and jewelry!! Receive special Trunk Show pricing! Call us today at 952-249-8000! ??
    Friday Jan 19 @ 6:00 PM
Paint Your Junk ~ $65
The Vintage Loft – If you're new to furniture painting, this class is a great place to begin! You'll receive hands-on training, covering all the steps you need to know to successfully paint furniture with chalked paint. Wear comfortable, paint-friendly clothes and prepare to have some fun! * Please purchase your spot in advance. Sign up will close at 11 am a day before the event. Classes are limited to 4 people. * Bring in a small piece to be completed within the allotted class time. (side table, night stand, medium mirror or frame) * Participants will have the opportunity to purchase Chalked Paint at the end of class. * Participants will enjoy 10% off selected inventory on day of the workshop. * Class fee is for ONE person only, and includes light snacks. Bring your drink of choice. ADDITIONAL CLASSES ARE SCHEDULED FOR: FRI. FEB 23 AND FRI. MAR 23RD 6-9PM. Check link to sign up
    Friday Jan 19 @ 6:30 PM
Surly Beer Dinner at Lord Fletcher's
Lord Fletcher's Old Lake Lodge – We're teaming up with Surly Brewing Company for a Surly Beer Dinner! Join us for great food, great beer & plenty of cheer! Enjoy a multiple course meal where each course has been carefully selected and paired with one of Surly's fantastic brews. 6:30PM: Social Half-Hour Begins 7:00PM: Dinner Begins Dinner will be $70 and will include all courses and beer pairings! Space is limited, so register today. For everyone that attends, you will receive a limited edition Lord Fletcher's 50th Anniversary pint glass! More details to come. We have something extra-special up our sleeve that you are not going to want to miss out on!
    Sunday Jan 21 @ 10:00 AM
Experience the Sound of Soul
ECKANKAR – Join us and experience the Sound of Soul. Discover your inner guidance, healing for body, mind, and spirit, and a higher form of creativity by chanting the sacred sound of HU. Spiritual discussion and light refreshments afterward. HU is a sacred sound and ancient mantra. It is an ancient name for God that has been sung for thousands of years in many lands for spiritual unfoldment. HU can uplift people of any religion, culture, or walk of life. You’re invited to chant HU, contemplate for a few minutes, and then enjoy spiritual conversation with others of like heart. Experience some of the many benefits of HU: • Inner peace and calm • Divine love • Expanded awareness • Spiritual self-discovery and growth • Healing of the heart “Love is love. And you are that. HU is the Sound of Soul.” —Sri Harold Klemp, "The Sound of Soul"
    Sunday Jan 21 @ 5:40 PM
Vikings Playoff Watch Party!
Lord Fletcher's Old Lake Lodge – The Vikings are in the NFC Championship and 1 game away from SB 52! Get your purple and gold out, and come to Lord Fletcher's to cheer them on! The entire lower level will be open to watch the game including 15 TV's with sound. We will be having all of our popular Sunday football specials, including our $5 buckets of boneless wings! Additionally, we will be having a chili cheese burger special... the Chili Wrecker Burger! This includes a double patty, aged cheddar, chili, and an onion ring. Plus we are offering FREE #BringItHome Shots for every Vikings Touchdown scored. It's our 50 Anniversary in 2018 and so we will also be offering a commemorative pint glass special, where you can purchase any cocktail in one of our pint glasses for $6, and you get to keep the pint glass! We will see you all on January 21st! #SKOL
    Tuesday Jan 23 @ 5:45 PM
YogaFlow 2- 7 Weeks 7 Chakras: Week 4 Heart Chakra
YogaFit Studios – Week 4: Heart Chakra - (Anahata) This chakra corresponds to compassion, love and balancing emotions. Explore your practice on your mat and join Rosa for a 7-week exploration of your chakras. Dive a little deeper into YogaFlow 2 by tuning into your energy channels or energy wheels. Learn the element, sound and deeper meaning to each chakra. Associate the chakras to your practice and how to find balence on and off the mat. YogaFlow 2 builds off YogaFlow 1 with a quicker pace, instructor creativity and fresh poses. More sweat never hurt anyone! Strengthen and tone your body through power vinyasa yoga, which takes your practice to the next level. **Double dip and stay for 7pm YogaRestore - 7 Weeks 7 Chakras.
    Tuesday Jan 23 @ 7:00 PM
YogaRestore- 7 Weeks 7 Chakras - Week 4 Heart Chakra
YogaFit Studios – Week 4: Heart Chakra - (Anahata) This chakra corresponds to compassion, love and balancing emotions. Explore your practice on your mat and join Donna for a 7-week exploration of your chakras. Dive a little deeper into YogaRestore by tuning into your energy channels or energy wheels. Learn the element, sound and deeper meaning to each chakra. Associate the chakras to your practice and how to find balance on and off the mat. If relaxing your mind is on the top of your to-do list, this is the class for you. YogaRestore is rooted in movement that empowers while improving circulation and concentration. Forget the power nap — this will help you refocus and re-energize your routine. Double dip Tuesday, take YogaFlow 2 at 5:45pm before unwinding on your mat with YogaRestore.
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 4:00 PM
Wine and Unwind Winter Boutique
Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery – Join 5 MN Boutiques and Schram's Winery & Brewery for a FUN Evening of Sippin' and Shoppin'! *VIP Happy Hour(s) 4-6 PM includes:early shopping experience, a glass of wine, special coupons and the opportunity to WIN a HUGE gift basket valued at over $250!! Order $15 VIP tickets by clicking link above. Must order VIP tickets by Jan. 24th. After 6:00 the event is free admission. Schedule of Events: 4:00 - 6:00 *VIP Happy Hour and Shopping 6:00 Fashion Show 6:30 $250+ Gift Basket Drawing! 6:30- 8:00 Sippin' and Shoppin' Wine, Beer and Shopping Available all evening!!
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 4:30 PM
Free Throwback Thursday
YogaFit Studios – She's bbaaacckkkkk, we are excited to announce Becky is moving back to YogaBurn on Thursdays at 4:30pm. We are celebrating by getting it back. Is there a better combo than YogaBurn & throwback tunes? We think not! The tunes and fun will fire up your practice in a whole new way. Yes, you can! Pre-register to save your spot: #YogaFitLife Full disclosure: this is NOT your average yoga class. YogaBurn combines the best of fitness in a full-body workout. Designed with a strategic yoga warm-up and cool-down that includes circuits filled with cardio, strength and resistance band training. Students of all levels will love this burn.
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 6:00 PM
Personalized Tray DIY Workshop
Carver Junk Company – Register @ DIY your own 18" round personalized tray perfect for the whole family - a place to set your coffee on the ottoman, a hard surface for homework on the couch, or serving breakfast in bed to your favorite people! We’ll teach you the following techniques during this workshop... - Mixing and using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint as a stain. - Using a vinyl stencil to personalize your tray and just about anything else with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. - Applying a wax top coat and iron handles to add style and durability to the tray. You’ll leave class with a personalized tray that you’ve stained, personalized, and sealed – and the confidence to tackle your next project! We handle the supplies and cleanup, you bring your painting clothes {& invite a friend}. Location: Chaska Store, 206 N Chestnut St in downtown Chaska We provide: instruction, supplies and cleanup. Plus, you'll get 10% off any paint supplies you purchase to take home for your own projects! Minimum 3 participants, maximum 8. Workshop registration is non-refundable. All classes are subject to change with low class registration or scheduling conflicts. Participants will be notified via email.
    Friday Jan 26 - Jan 28 @ 8:00 AM
RIVINI Trunk Show
Posh Bridal Couture Minneapolis – Join us for our RIVINI Trunk Show to see the newest collection of beautiful bridal dresses!! Receive special Trunk Show pricing! Call 952-249-8000 to schedule your appointment!! ?
    Friday Jan 26 - Jan 28 @ 8:00 AM
Posh Bridal Couture Minneapolis – In need of some bridal accessories?! Join us for the HAUTE BRIDE Trunk Show and add some sparkle to your overall look! Receive special Trunk Show pricing as well! Call 952-249-8000 to schedule your appointment ??
    Friday Jan 26 @ 6:00 PM
Live Music: Pushing Chain
Schram Vineyards Winery & Brewery – Pushing Chain, a folky-tonk duo from Minnesota’s north shore, features Boyd Blomberg on guitar and vocals and Adam Moe on fiddle and vocals. Their Americana-roots sound has been winning them fans across the Midwest.
    Friday Jan 26 @ 7:30 PM
CINDERELLA'S TOM KEIFER with Guest Autograph & Dare Force at Medina Entertainment Center
Medina Entertainment Center – CINDERELLA'S TOM KEIFER with Guest Autograph & Dare Force at Medina Entertainment Center
    Saturday Jan 27 @ 10:00 AM
Cowboy and cowgirl luncheon
Mama's Got Me Covered – Vendors are welcome .! Have to be pre registered before event. Contact Tricia Denn @ 952-300-1967