Fire & Ice Festival medal hunt begins

Plymouth's annual Fire & Ice Medallion Hunt will continue in the weeks leading up to the Fire & Ice Festival on Feb. 2 at Parkers Lake Park.

The 24th annual event, sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department, includes weekly clues for Plymouth residents to search for the medallion. There is no registration for the free event.

The resident who finds the medallion receives a $250 Visa gift card. Weekly clues will be on the city website, or call the Recreation Leisure Line at 763-509-5213 to hear the clues.

The first clue was released Jan. 10, and the other clues will be released on Thursday and Jan. 24 and 31.

The medallion is hidden on city property, above ground, and part of it will be in plain view. The prize will be awarded Feb. 2.

All Plymouth residents are eligible except city employees and their families.


Hopkins Pavilion hosts skate sessions

The Hopkins Pavilion at 11000 Excelsior Blvd. will host open skate sessions on Sundays from 1-2:30 p.m. No sticks or pucks are allowed.

Weekday "Sticks & Pucks" sessions are held daily from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for adults and from 12:30-1:30 p.m. for all ages.

For more information, call 952-939-1410 or go to


Free family events planned at MacPhail

Musicians and a narrator will bring to life the children's book "Max Found Two Sticks" when the MacPhail Center for Music sponsors free Family Music Events from 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon on Jan. 26.

Through music by Minnesota composer Janika Vandervelde, children will be introduced to orchestra instruments and learn how they make their sound. The audience also will help make music with singing and movement.

Before and after each concert, kids will get a chance to meet the musicians and try the instruments.

The MacPhail Center for Music is located at 501 S. 2nd St. in Minneapolis. For more information, call 612-321-0100 or go to


City to play host to major car show

The Excelsior City Council recently approved hosting a major classic car show this summer that's expected to draw 2,000 to 5,000 people to the city.

The event, "10,000 Lakes Concours d'Elegance," will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, and will feature more than 100 collector cars from around the world. Collectors from all across Minnesota are expected to meet and compete at the day-long event.

"Concours d'Elegance," which is French for "Competition of Elegance," will benefit the Courage Center Foundation. The foundation supports the mission of the Golden Valley-based Courage Center, which provides rehabilitation programs and resources. Five percent of the entrance fees collected from the event will also go to the city of Excelsior.

Go to www.10000lakescon for more information.