Education & Community

The Hopkins Raspberry Festival

The 81st Annual Hopkins Raspberry Festival will take place the third week of July in various locations throughout the city of Hopkins. Events are family-friendly and include:


  • Royalty Coronation
  • Kids Fishing Event
  • Sporting Events
  • Arts and Crafts Fair
  • Music
  • Fireworks
  • Grand Day Parade
For a full schedule of events or more information, please visit or call (952) 931-0878.

Health in the Park Better Eating Action Team meeting

Health in the Park Action Team Meetings 3/25
Come do your part to make SLP the Healthiest it can be!

You can help wipe out hunger in SLP!
You can have a say in Community Kitchens, Nutrition and Eco-Policy.

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Register Now for the 2015 Best of St. Louis Park Event

Voting has come and gone for the 2015 Best of St. Louis Park, and we received a record number of ballots from dedicated readers of St. Louis Park Magazine. Hundreds of businesses were nominated for the awards, but only the top three in each category will continue on to the Best of St. Louis Park event, where this year's winners will be announced!

New Year’s Eve at Park Tavern

This 21-and-over event is a great place for ringing in the New Year. Unlimited cosmic bowling, a pizza buffet and champagne are all a part of the celebration. Bring your friends (and maybe someone special to smooch at midnight) and count down the last moments of 2014. $25. 9 p.m. Park Tavern, 3401 Louisiana Ave.; 952.929.6810;

Workshop: Working Memory and Processing Speed

Short-term memory controls many processes, from forming words to executing plans. This lecture and workshop will include tips for spotting deficiencies in short-term memory and processing speed, and offer solutions for improving memory and using the brain to its full capacity. Open to all parents and students. $20. 6:30–8:30 p.m. Groves Academy, 3200 Highway 100; 952.920.6377;

Swing Dance Workshop

Take a break from buying gifts and treat yourself during this busy month. Instructor Monica Mohn shares her professional dance experience and works to turn those two left feet into seasoned two-steppers, with moves that you’ll be able to recall—and perform—easily for years to come. This is a couples-only event, so be sure to invite a dance partner before you register. $35/couple; register online. 7:15–9:15 p.m. Lenox Community Center, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd.; 952.928.6442;

Art Social Club

Who says Monday nights have to be boring? Meet fellow visual artists, writers, dancers and musicians, sponsored by the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Join artsy peers to network, make friends, perform at the open mic and enter drawings for great prizes. Free. 6–8 p.m. Main St. Bar & Grill, 800 Main St., Hopkins; 952.979.1107;

Crafty Minnesota: Omiyage Envelopes

Get crafty and stitch an omiyage card-holder envelope in Kawaii Japanese style. Work on your own envelope after you learn hand-embroidery and wool-felting techniques from the pros. Materials provided. Free. 6–8 p.m. St. Louis Park Library, 3240 Library Lane; 612.543.6125; register at


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