Author: Juliana Allen

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Step into the past to shop for unique antiques and fun vintage items at the Eden Prairie Historical Society’s twice-yearly Farmhouse Market & Vintage Sale. The sale, which features everything from vintage art, books, and linens, to toys, clothing, and cast iron pans, also benefits The PROP Shop of Eden Prairie. The PROP Shop currently helps 750 families in Eden Prairie and Chanhassen who need support. The sale is taking place Friday and Saturday at the Cummins-Phipps-Grill House, 13600 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Hours are Friday, May 12, from noon-7 p.m. and Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 3…

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After winning the Lake Conference and the state title this year, Eden Prairie High School (EPHS) boys swim and dive head coach Kelly Boston and swimmer Luke Logue have been honored with top awards by the Minnesota Swim & Dive Coaches Association. Boston was named Class AA Boys’ Coach of the Year and Logue, a senior and team co-captain, was named Class AA Boys’ Athlete of the Year. These awards are voted on by coaches across the state and were awarded at the All-State Banquet on April 28 in Minneapolis. The All-State Banquet is attended by 600 All-State (top 8…

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Vanessa Barnes, an Eden Prairie High School (EPHS) senior and member of the school’s varsity dance team, was crowned Miss Dance Team USA at a national competition in Irvine, California, last month. After competing in solo, technical skills showcase, and public interview rounds, Barnes was awarded the top national title. She was also voted Miss Congeniality by her peers. Her dance was choreographed by Stephanie Wise Olson-Elm, who directs Summit Dance Shoppe, where Barnes has danced for six years. Jenny Raiche, who is the director of Miss Dance Team Minnesota and a former longtime coach at Eastview High School, said…

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Was it Mrs. Peacock in the library with the rope? Or Colonel Mustard in the ballroom with the candlestick? The classic Hasbro board game ‘Clue’ has six suspects, six weapons, and nine rooms, resulting in 324 possible solutions. Come see Eden Prairie High School’s (EPHS) play based on the game and try to figure out whodunnit! Performances are all at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6, in the EPHS auditorium. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens, and can be purchased here. The plot is as follows: It’s…

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Audiences can experience Austria’s hills come alive with “The Sound of Music” this weekend, as Eagle Ridge Academy (ERA) students perform the classic musical. Shows are at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, at the school, 11111 Bren Road W., Minnetonka. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $10 cash or check only. The ERA Booster Club will be selling concessions before the show, during intermission, and for a short time after the show. “This is a familiar tale of finding love in…

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Looking for summer enrichment opportunities for your elementary, middle, or high school-aged child? Registration is still open for a local program that seeks to provide students with fun, unique experiences to challenge their abilities and help them grow. West Suburban Summer School (WSSS), which is part of Intermediate District 287 serving Eden Prairie and other area school districts, offers summer classes to students entering grades 2-12 in the fall of the upcoming school year. WSSS serves students who demonstrate an intense interest/passion about a topic, and are comfortable moving at a faster pace or pursuing a topic in depth. Classes…

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A moving interpretation of “These Shining Lives,” a dramatic play by Melanie Marnich based on the true story of the Radium Girls, will be performed this week by Eden Prairie High School (EPHS) drama students. Shows will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 27, Friday, Apr. 28, and Saturday, Apr. 29, at the EPHS Performing Arts Center. Tickets are on sale here and are $5 for students and senior citizens, and $7 for adults. Laurie Nebeker, the play’s director who also teaches English and theater at EPHS, said “These Shining Lives” dramatizes the lives of young women who thought…

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Raise a pint to The PROP Shop and bid on silent auction items for a good cause at its inaugural Bids and Brews fundraiser 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at Fat Pants Brewing Co. in Eden Prairie. Tickets for the event are $10 and include one drink ticket. Appetizers will be served, and additional drinks are available for purchase from Fat Pants’ wide selection of beer, wine, cocktails, and non-alcoholic drinks. The silent auction, which is already live for bidding, features “gift cards, merchandise, and services generously donated by local companies and community members,” said Mandi Karulf, who is organizing…

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Community members have until midnight tonight, April 24, to submit their feedback on the future direction of Eden Prairie Schools. Starting last fall, the district began school and community workshops, surveys, and focus groups to help it design its new strategic plan for the next five years. A community planning team and district leaders have now drafted an updated 2023-28 strategic plan. EP Schools is now inviting the community to complete a short online survey to help the planning team gauge support for and refine the plan, and ensure it meets the needs of EP Schools students, families, and the…

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Eden Prairie High School (EPHS) principal Nate Gibbs notified families Tuesday morning that the “weapon” a student was seen holding in a social media video the day prior was not real, and there was no credible threat to the school. “Our partners at the Eden Prairie Police Department continued into the late evening last night to conduct their own investigation into this incident,” Gibbs wrote in an email sent out Tuesday morning before school. “They have confirmed there is no credible threat to our school. The weapon recovered was a lookalike.” The school had increased its staff and police support…

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