Arts & Culture

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.

Yellow flowers, an example of how to trim flowers.

How to keep plants healthy in the summer heat.

Two halves of a model brain.

After listening to "Invisibilia," your brain will never think about itself in the same way ever again.

A woman reads a parenting book about school.

"Wise Guy" by Guy Kawasaki and "Countdown to College" by Monique Rinere are two recently published books that help parents and caregivers navigate the school process–and life.

A painting by Dan McAvey, adult education director at the Maple Grove Arts Center.

Dan McAvey teaches several classes and serves as the adult education director and member of the Board of Directors at the Maple Grove Arts Center.

Enjoying great music and lots of laughter while raising funds for the Music Department of the Maple Grove Senior High summarize this fun event. The highlight of the night was the performance by the duo SongBlast Dueling Guitars.

A girl feeds a pair of goats at Maple Grove Days.

Create summer memories at Maple Grove Days and the Arbor Lakes Art Fair.

Trees with yellow leaves against a clear sky.

Grove Nursery knows a thing or two about plants.

A Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea, our columnist's pick for best flowering shrub.

If you’re looking for the Best Flowering Shrub to accent your backyard this season, try the Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea.

A man listens to trivia podcasts on his phone.

For several years now, NPR has produced two of the best trivia game shows for radio, and you can download them in podcast form for listening to on your own schedule.

A woman holds a copy of "Becoming" by Michelle Obama

The top pick so far this year? "Becoming" by Michelle Obama.

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