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    • Schedule of 2019 Events

    • Thurs, Jan. 17,
      5:30 - 8 pm

    • Art Via Vino
      $40; 5:30 p.m. social time - paint from 6 - 8 p.m.

      With a paintbrush in one hand and a glass of wine or soft drink in the other, enjoy step-by-step guidance from local artist, Marla Mullaney. Supplies provided. Come alone or with friend. Register

    • Friday, Jan. 18,
      5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

      Pizza Party

    • Stop by for free Joey Nova's pizza (while supply lasts) and:
    • * Excelsior Brewing Samples
    • * Crafts
    • * Chair massage by HealthSource
    • * Ice Carving demonstration
    • * Photo booth
    • * Candlelight ice tour
    • amd MORE!
    • Saturday, Jan. 19

    • Watch for 2019 updates

    • Shorewood:
      • 10 am-2 pm Open Skate
        10 am-2 pm Sleigh Rides
        Canceled Dog Sled Rides
      • 11 am-1 pm Bonfire
      • 11 am-1 pm Jewel Ice Dig
      • 11 am-2 pm Ice games
        11 am-1 pm Nordic hiking
        11 am-1 pm Llamas

        12:30 pm Winter Yoga

      • Tonka Bay:
        12:30-1:30 pm SLMPD ATV Demo
        12:30-3:30 pm Open Skate
        12:30-3:30 pm Cocoa/S'mores/bonfire
      • 2:30-3:30 k9 team (HCSO)
        12-3:30pm Photo Board
        12:30-3:30pm Human Bowling
        2-3:30pm Snowshoeing
        1:30-3:30pm & 4-6pm
      • Arctic Bowl (Country Club Lanes) and ICA Food Drive

    • Excelsior:
      10:30am Magic Show (library) 11am-3pm Wagon Rides
      2 pm Fat Bike Race
      3-11 pm Excelsior Brew Party

    • Family Ice Fishing:
      Canceled due to illness.

      Sunday, Jan. 20

      10:30 am-1 pm
      Princess Brunch
      at Lord Fletcher's
      . Call 952.471.8513 to register.
    • Crafts, music and visits from Olaf, Princess Anna and Princess Elsa, plus the chance to win an American Girl doll and other prizes. Event free with brunch purchase at Lord Fletcher's. Drawings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.


Celebrating 13 years of Winter Fun

It's Arctic Fever season and we are hoping for lots of snow! We don't care if it's a little cold, we know how to celebrate winter in Minnesota! Get ready!!

Saturday event update

Because of lack of snow and too much ice, Shorewood dog sled rides and Snowga will likely not take place. Snowshoeing will be replaced with Nordic hiking. At Tonka Bay, the K9 crew has been added, but fat tire bikes and snowmobiles will not take place. BUT, the ice should be great!

Snow Sculpting Melted Out

Once again we won't have snow scupting as part of Arctic Fever. The warm temperatures and lack of snow has not given us the snow we need for blocks. Keep doing your snow dance so we have plenty of snow for the dog sleds on Saturday, January 19!

Free Pizza Party and Fun Friday 5:30-7:30 pm

Free Joey Nova's pizza party, complete with samples from Excelsior Brewing. To make the night extra fun there will be an ice carver, kids crafts, a candlelight tour, photo booth and geocaching. Best part: it's all free! Bring family, friends, neighbors and anyone you think needs a fun evening out!

All Friday activities take place at Shorewood Community and Event Center, 5735 Country Club Road, Excelsior 55331 (right next to Badger Park and Shorewood city hall). No snow? The party goes on!

Princess Brunch: Final year so don't miss it!

american girl dollAfter this year, we will change the theme a bit. There will still be an event, just something new. But, you won't want your princess (or prince) to miss brunch this year at Lord Fletcher's on Sunday, January 19. Reservations are accepted for brunch between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. This is always a sell-out brunch. Your royalty and guests can then enjoy free activites including making a crown, face painting , royal storytime, crafts, chracter visits and beautiful harp music by Lauren Marty. All activites are free, and each child participating gets a chance to win one of two American Girl Dolls. RSVP to Lord Fletchers, 952.471.8513.

Arctic FAT Fever
Register for the Arctic Fat Fever Fat Bike Race

Excelsior Brewing Company and ERIK’S are excited to announce the 2019 Arctic Fat Fever Fat Bike Race. This 14-mile fat bike race will be held January 19th, 2019, on and around Lake Minnetonka.

The race will start on Lake Minnetonka and end at Excelsior Brewing Company. There is a 3" minimum tire width requirement (Fatties Only and studded tires are allowed). The race will start at 2 p.m.

Entrance is limited to 200 participants and registration is $10 (non-refundable), with all proceeds being donated to charity. And all racers get a free pint glass! Woo!

Fat bikes and could it get any better? How about live music inside the taproom at Excelsior Brewing where there will be beer and non-alcoholic beverages to quench the thirst you worked up whilst racing?

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