Arts & Culture

A woman holds a crown of candles for the St. Lucia concert at the American Swedish Institute

Learn how the Twin Cities community celebrates this Swedish folk holiday.

The Kelly family prepares bags of supplies to offer to the homeless.

Helping others has brought one family even closer together.

A wrapped Christmas present sits near a string of lights

Maple Grove Arts Center CEO/founder Lorrie Link was born on Christmas Day, and her sister was born on Christmas Eve.

Someone hangs an ornament on a Christmas tree

Advisory board member Jennie Zafft shares a heartwarming Christmas tradition.

Cross Community Players, which has been offering local theater for 39 seasons, presented the classic production with a cast of 55 actors, ranging in age from 6–76, and eight families had siblings, parents and children, all sharing the stage.

A tree with red and orange leaves surrounded by a fresh snowfall.

Fall Snowfall garnered second place in the Wildlife and Nature category in our annual Focus on Maple Grove photo contest.

A pair of white headphones rest on a laptop.

With the advent of the podcast era, the revival of the audio drama is in full swing. Here are a couple of our favorites.

A Thanksgiving book sits among symbols of fall - pumpkins, leaves and apples.

Maple Grove librarian Kay Drache offers up two Thanksgiving-themed reads.

A woman practices Breathwork.

Artists breathe creativity into art with Breathwork.

A pile of pumpkins sits on a front step.

Here are a few ways to keep decorating simple this holiday season.

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