The St. Paul Symphony Orchestra will be performing Schubert’s 5th Symphony at the Wayzata Community Church on December 19th, 2008 at 8:00 pm.
From the SPCSO website, “Anton Webern is known as a twentieth century musical innovator. He was also a fine orchestrator and arranger, and he used his considerable talent in this arena to rework J.S. Bach’s masterpiece The Musical Offering for the orchestra. Franz Schubert’s gift for melody is evident in his more than six hundred German songs. This affinity for great tunes wasn’t limited to his vocal music. Hear the beautiful and haunting melodies Schubert created for his incomparable Fifth Symphony.”
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Novomber 15 At Klapprich Park. Join IOCP to kick off The Sleep Out 2008 Campaign. The need has never been greater. IOCP is relying on the generosity, heart, and will of this community to meet its $2 million goal. Kare 11 Anchor Mike Pomeranz will emcee the event that includes free food, music, and speakers, including Bob Fisher, affordable housing advocate, and LaDonna Hoy, executive director of IOCP. During the Sleep Out, people gather pledges and sleep out in a tent at IOCP or host sleep outs at their churches, schools, businesses, homes and in their neighborhoods.
The campaign, runs Nov. 15-Dec. 23 to create greater awareness around the issue of affordable housing and to ensure that IOCP can respond to the increased demand for some form of housing assistance in our community.
To learn more and to donate, go to http://www.iocp.org/, call 952-404-9388, or make a donation by sending your check to IOCP, 110 Grand Ave.,Wayzata MN 55391.
Happy Halloween to all the goblins and ghouls of the Wayzata Community! Make sure you stay safe as you Trick or Treat!
Wayzata is a great place to go trick or treating, with it’s safe neighborhoods, friendly residents, and generous candy givers. So many of the residents have decorated their yards in celebration of the annual tradition.
Elisha spent a bunch of money on Halloween candy, so make sure you stop by.
If you aren’t going out, curl up with a scary movie like Halloween, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, or your other favorite nightmare producing flick. Popcorn is an essential, as is a loved one so you don’t get too scared. I
If you are going to be out and about on Halloween, AAA has provided the following safety tips in response to Halloween being one of the three highest statistical days in which pedestrians are hit by motorists.
Here are some Safety Tips from AAA:
Slow down in residential neighborhoods and obey all traffic signs and signals.
Drive at least 5 mph below the posted speed limit to give yourself extra time to react to children who may dart into the street.
Look for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs. In dark costumes, they’ll be harder to see at night.
Carefully enter and exit driveways and alleys.
Turn on your headlights to make yourself more visible – even in the daylight.
Ensure an adult or older, responsible youth is available to supervise children under age 12.
Plan and discuss the route your trick-or-treaters will follow.
Instruct children to travel only in familiar areas and along established routes.
Establish a time for children to return home.
Mark sure Halloween costumes are flame-resistant.
Be bright at night – wear retro-reflective tape on costumes and treat buckets to improve visibility to motorists and others.
Wear disguises that don’t obstruct vision, and avoid face masks, instead of non-toxic face paint.
Carry a flashlight containing fresh batteries, and place it face down in the treat bucket to free up one hand. Never shine it into the eyes of oncoming drivers.
Stay on sidewalks and avoid walking in streets if possible.
If there are no sidewalks, walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic.
Look both ways and listen for traffic before crossing the street.
Trick-or-treat in a group or with an adult.
Tell your parents where you are going…and return on time.
That’s it, so stay safe and have a good time. If you have Halloween photos, send them in and we will be happy to post them.
The Bushaway Neighborhood is extremely concerned about Hennepin County’s desire and plans to rebuild the 150 year old County Road. The neighborhood has being doing some research into the History of Bushaway Road. They also have a website, which lately has included this Youtube video called “Bushaway Roundtrip.”
From the Bushaway Neighborhood website:
You are invited to celebrate the 150 year anniversary of the first official survey (October 1858) of what is now Bushaway Road in Wayzata.
Date: Saturday, November 1, 2008 from 4-5:30pm Party Agenda:
4:00 photographic exhibition with music by Courtney Yasmineh
4:30 panel of historians and early Bushaway residents(see below)
5:15 cake cutting by City Councilwoman Suzanne Bangert (tentative)
Where: Wayzata City Hall (Community Room, also known as the City Council room)
History & Early Bushaway Residents Panel (30 minutes):
Kristen Eide-Tollefson, Welcome and Introduction
Joanie Holst, Vice-President, Wayzata Historical Society (WHS)
Irene Stemmer, Chair, Wayzata Preservation Board
Ron Anderson, Professor-Emeritus, Univ. of Minnesota
Kristen Eide-Tollefson, Early Bushaway Resident
Harry Sweatt, Early Bushaway Resident
Jane Noland, Early Bushaway Resident
Zita Hawley Wright, Early Bushaway Resident (by video)
1918 photographs of Bushaway Road and Brooks estate
Video of entire Bushaway Drive in autumn
Slide show of Bushaway Past & Present featuring 15 houses over 50 years old
Photographs of all 34 Bushaway houses Professional photographs of woods in autumn and other picturesque views of Bushaway
Loon’s view of all Bushaway lakeshore homes (photographic display)
Original 1858 Survey Map & other maps of Bushaway Rd
Also, documents on Bushaway’s history will be available.
For further information contact members of the Bushaway Sesquicentennial Committee:
Ron Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-473-5910 or 663 Bushaway)
The Star Tribune has created a Halloween Events interactive map that details local happenings in the West Metro. Included in the events are: Baker Boo at the Baker Park Reserve, Halloween at the Creek at the Plymouth Creek Center, Halloween Farm Fun at Gale Woods Farm, Amazing Pumpking Carving at the Lowry Nature Center, Camp Manitou Haunted Hayrides at Camp Manitou, and many more.
The Wayzata Fire Department is holding an Open House on Monday, October 6th, from 4-7 pm. This is your opportunity to meet Wayzata firefighters, see their old and new equipment, and tour the station. Chief Kevin Klapprich can be reached at 952-404-5338 for more information.
Image courtesy of Wayzata Fire Department.
This article was originally published Wednesday, September 03, 2008 here.
Got an email from Aaron Wulff, (General Manger) today about The Rose Ensemble’s upcoming performance at Wayzata Community Church. It is scheduled for October 12th, 2008 at 4:00 pm. According to Aaron’s promotional material, the program is “Celestial Harvest: Music for the End of Time,” a concert of medieval and Renaissance vocal works depicting the end of the world as imagined by composers through the ages. A free presentation will begin one hour prior to the show.
For more information, call 651-225-4340, or visit http://www.roseensemble.org/. General seating tickets are $23. Tell them Dan at Wayzata.com sent you.
AARP will be presenting a defensive driving course on Wednesday, September 17th and Thursday, September 18th from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.. Class sizes will be limited, so register early. You can do so by calling Patti Westerdahl at 952-476-7873. The classes will be held at Wayzata City Hall Council Chambers, at 600 Rice Street. A light supper will be provided and the cost is $18. The event is sponsored by the Wayzata Crime Prevention Coalition.
The Wayzata Historical Society will be making a presentation on Thursday, October 2 with a program on Lake Minnetonka History 1900-1950. The Excelsior, Deephaven and Wayzata Historical Societies will highlight the five decades where the small villages around the lake increased in population and vitality to become small cities. The presentation will be made at Wayzata City Hall, and admision is free! For more information, call the Wayzata Historical Society at 952-473-3631 or visit http://www.wayzatahistoricalsociety.org/.
The 20th Annual Wells Fargo Lake Minnetonka Half Marathon took place on Sunday, May 4th. Kevin O’Connor was the first place finisher with a time of 1:17:13. Kate Tavakley was the first woman across the finish line at 1:30:39.
It was a beautiful day to run from Wayzata to Excelsior. It of course, started in the parking lot of Wells Fargo in Wayzata. The course goes down Superior Boulevard, down Lake Street, along Ferndale, takes a jog at Shoreline Dr, heads out along Fox Street. From there it continues to Old Crystal Bay Road, to North Shore Drive, to Manitou and then head into Excelsior.
Reports from the event indicate racetime temperatures were 45 degrees at the start, and 50 degrees at the finish, with winds about 10 – 15 mph.
For 2008 Wells Fargo Half Marathon Results, click here.