Arts & Culture

This District 279 fundraising event welcomed more than 300 community members in support of students and educators in the school district. The evening featured live entertainment, games, dinner, silent auction and more. 

Santa Claus’ favorite four-legged animal friends (and some cute kids, too!) attended an event to benefit Good Karma Animal Rescue of Minnesota, an organization that works with a

Julia Humphrey, star of Children's Theatre Company's Matilda The Musical

Beginning this month, don’t miss a chance to see Julia Humphrey, a Maple Grove native, debut with the Children’s Theatre Company’s production of "Matilda the Musical."

Nature photograph, flowers, tulips, raindrops, photography, Focus on Maple Grove

Sarah DeRosier’s After Rain Bud placed third in our Nature and Wildlife category for the annual Focus on Maple Grove photo contest.

Erika James, Tattered Timber, woodworking, female woodworkers, artisan gifts

Woodworker Erika Jarnes builds handmade home décor, such as tables, serving trays and signs, out of reclaimed or recycled wood through her business, Tattered Timber.

Abby Jimenez, Nadia Cakes, The Friend Zone, infertility, romance novel

The debut novel from the Food Network champ is a "witty story about friendship and loss and accepting yourself as you are."

Wood paneling, shiplap, home design, LDK Interiors, Designs by D

If paneling from the ‘60s and ‘70s sounds dated and out of touch with today’s interior design trends, it shouldn’t be—at least not exactly.

planting trees, apple trees, fruit trees, growing fruit, how to grow fruit trees

With advice from Fair’s Floral and Nursery and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, even the most novice gardeners can take a shot at growing their own fruit-bearing trees/bushes.

Heritage Christian Academy, Mandarin Chinese, language learning, second language

At Heritage Christian Academy, students as young as 3 years old are taught Mandarin as part of their class schedule.

Ranunculus, Minnesota flowers, spring gardening, spring flowers, annuals

When you think about spring, most people think of the pansy, but have you ever considered the ranunculus?

Joanna Gaines, Fixer Upper, HGTV, Joanna Gaines book, remodeling, bathroom remodel, Home Body: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave

Joanna Gaines, star of HGTV's Fixer Upper, offers practical hands-on decorating advice in her first book, Home Body: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave.

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