Arts & Entertainment

This year, take part in a Halloween celebration the whole family can enjoy together. Returning for yet another year, Hanson’s Haunted Barn in Mayer will be open to the public for one night only on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event will feature a haunted barn and a haunted hay ride [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times “Never laugh at live dragons, Bilbo, you fool!” Rather than drawing laughter, Central students expect their dragon and other characters will impress theater-goers during their upcoming production of “The Hobbit.” An adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic novel and familiar story now given light in blockbuster films will be brought to [...]

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Waconia High School Theater will present “Legally Blonde: The Musical” at the Waconia High School auditorium at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30 and at 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1. Tickets are available at the door and are $6 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. A fabulously fun international award-winning [...]

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Fans of Waconia Show Choir enjoyed the inaugural Star Chasers Cabaret event at Sovereign Estate Vineyard and Winery in Waconia on Saturday, Oct. 11. Cabaret featured a special performance by several alumni from the show choir program, plus some special guests. The event included a four-course Oktoberfest meal. The Cabaret performers gathered for a group [...]

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Just in time for Halloween, get ready for an afternoon full of scary Minnesota stories of werewolves, Bigfoot, hauntings, and sea serpents as author Chad Lewis presents “Mysterious Creatures of Minnesota” at the Waconia Library (217 S Vine Street) at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. In this presentation, Lewis showcases his on-site investigations of [...]

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The 2015 edition of the Barns of Carver County Calendar is now available at local Carver County retailers. The calendar features 12 historic barns in Carver County with accompanying text that tells the history of the farm families. In 2006, local artist and photographer Ruth Tremblay of Waconia began photographing the barns around Carver County. [...]

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