Sports, Health & Wellness

Women Run the Cities Race

The courses for all distances start and finish at Minnehaha Park, winding along the Mississippi River. This race inspires strength, courage and perseverance and recognized by ESPN as one of the top five women’s races in the country. Choose from a 5K, 10K or 10-mile run or a 1-mile girls’ race. Proceeds benefit the Ann Bancroft Foundation Dare to Dream grants and the CREW Network Foundation. Prices and times vary. Minnehaha Park, 4801 Minnehaha Ave. S., Mpls.; Register online at womenrunthecities.com. Read more about Women Run the Cities Race

The Meaning of Empowerment: The Slippery Slope of Incapacity

Many baby-boomers worry about the care needs for an elderly parent.  Their parents may live with the uncertainty of chronic illness and disability and have a whole host of planning issues.  However, either caregivers are overwhelmed with conflicting information or don't know where to seek help.  Such a lack of information, or the wealth of conflicting information, adds to their anxiety about caring for an elderly parent.  Indeed, it takes a team to protect an elderly person and every aspect of planning should be addressed. Read more about The Meaning of Empowerment: The Slippery Slope of Incapacity

Summer Skateboard Series

Sponsored by 3rd Lair Skate Park, the seventh annual Skateboard Series welcomes participants of all ages and abilities to compete against other skateboarders from across the Twin Cities. Winners of each division will receive passage to the Midwest Melee, held at 3rd Lair toward the end of summer. Registration available at event. Free. 5–7 p.m. The Skate Park, 3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park; 763.797.5283. 3rdlair.com/summerseries Read more about Summer Skateboard Series

State Arbor Month Celebration and Minnesota Tree Climbing Championships

This year the DNR is celebrating Arbor Day and Arbor Month by encouraging families to play in natural settings such as your backyard, a nearby woodlot, or forested area.

The 2014 State Arbor Month Celebration will be at Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park. The event will give families a chance to play with nature, while watching some of the best tree climbers in the state compete at the Minnesota Tree Climbing Championship.

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Adult Open Basketball

When was the last time you hit the gym for a pick-up game? Schedule time this spring to shoot some hoops with this open league. There’s no need to organize teams. Just bring your own ball and come ready to play. 6–9 p.m. 952.928.6061. Read more about Adult Open Basketball

The World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Parades are always fun, but sometimes it feels like you have to set aside an entire day to attend. Not today. The “world’s shortest parade” begins at the Hopkins Elks Lodge and will travel all the way to the American Legion, five blocks (a half-mile) away. Keep an eye out for St. Patrick’s Day buttons, $1 at participating stores along the parade’s path, including Driskill’s and Hopkins Tavern on Main. Stop by the Elk’s Lodge with your button for a free hot dog, chips and drink.  Read more about The World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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