6:30 PM18:30

Edina Dialogue: Women in the Military

Join retired Edina High School American history teacher Lonni Skrentner when she interviews a panel of women who have served in the United States Armed Services, both active duty and veterans. The wars represented on the panel are World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The panelists include:

Agnes Danzl - WWII - U.S. Army Air Force

Margaret Law Melrose - WWII - U.S. Navy Air Force

Colleen Crew - Korean War - U.S. Air Force

Mary Samuels - Vietnam War - U.S. Navy

Kathleen O’Brien - Vietnam War to mid 1980s - Navy

Scholastica N.S. Baker - Army National Guard - Bosnia and Iraq

Meredith Benson Doran - Active Duty in the U.S. Air Force

Location: Centennial Lakes Park, Hughes Pavilion, 7499 France Avenue South, Edina, MN

Women in the Military is presented by the Hennepin County Edina Library and the Edina Community Foundation with support of the Friends of the Edina Library and the Edina Reads Committee.

***Miss this event? You can watch a live feed recording of this event on our Facebook page.***

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11:00 AM11:00

CEO Roundtable

Annual CEO Roundtable co hosted with the Edina Chamber of Commerce.

“Your Customers are Calling the Shots” - keynote speaker Gunjan Kedia, Vice Chairman, U.S. Bank Wealth Management and Investment Services

Panelists: Paul Mooty, Chairman & Partner, Faribault Woolen Mill Company and Marlena Hemenway, CXO, Geneva Suites Senior Care in Edina

For full details, visit the Edina Chamber of Commerce website.

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2:00 PM14:00

Edina Reads Event

Location: Fireside Room of the Edina Senior Center

Author James Tucker

James Tucker will discuss his two fast-paced suspense novels: “Next of Kin” and “The Holdouts.”

Please register online or call 612-543-6325.

Sponsors: Friends of the Edina Library, Edina Community Foundation, Edina Senior Center

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7:00 PM19:00

Edina Reads Event

Author Emily Fridlund, History of Wolves

Location: Fireside Room, Edina Senior Center (below the library)

Come see 1997 EHS graduate Emily Fridlund whose first book, History of Wolves, was a finalist for the Booker Prize and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, and long listed for the Carnegie Medal for Fiction. It was awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction and the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award. It was also a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, A New York Times Editor’s Choice, one of USA Today’s Notable Books, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, and a #1 Indie Next pick. 

Emily Fridlund will be interviewed by Betsy Cussler. 

Sponsors: Friends of the Edina Library, Edina Community Foundation

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7:00 PM19:00

Second Annual "Backyard Bash"

Edina 4th of July Parade Fans:

Here's your chance to have fun AND support the parade. Come to the Backyard Bash on June 27th for an informal adults-only night with your neighbors.

Local Edina band The Teardowns will be playing.

The Red River Kitchen food truck will be on-site with food for purchase. (Come try out their food in advance of Red River's opening at Braemar Golf Course!) And, Fulton Brewing Company has donated beer and wine to the event.

Don't miss this chance to get in on the live auction to be 4th of July Parade's Honorary Grand Marshall! You and up 3 guests will ride in style in a 1955 Ford convertible in the parade.

Suggested donation: $25 per person, with recognition gifts to get you "parade ready" for donors at $100, $250 or $1,000! Follow this link for more details:

Invite your friends & join us to kick off the 2018 parade festivities! 100% of the net proceeds go directly to the Edina 4th of July Parade.

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9:30 AM09:30

Edina Dialogue Event: Youth Climate Summit

EHS Project Earth is hosting their second annual Youth Climate Summit. Come for workshops, a panel discussion with the mayors of Edina and Saint Louis Park, and a vegan lunch provided by Ginger Hop. You'll learn about food footprints, sustainable technology, and climate impacts. For more information or to register,


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7:00 PM19:00

Edina Reads Event

A Poetry Hootenanny, Of Sorts

Location: Fireside Room, Edina Senior Center (below the library)

Poets Francine Marie Tolf, Lynette Reini-Grandell, Stanley Kusunoki, and Van Anderson will read from their latest books in honor of National Poetry Month. Members of the audience will have a chance to read one poem that they have written.

Sponsors: Friends of the Edina Library, Edina Community Foundation, Edina Community Center, Edina High School, Edina Community Education, Edina Resource Center, Edina League of Women Voters.

To read at the event, please register online or call 612-543-6325.

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7:00 AM07:00

Connecting With Kids Leadership Breakfast

The Connecting with Kids Leadership Breakfast is our annual opportunity to recognize those who consistently work to build assets in our youth. 

Registration for the 2018 Leadership Breakfast opened on February 7th. The event is free but registration is required:

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6:30 PM18:30

Edina Reads

What's Edina Reading?

Fireside Room, Edina Senior Center (below the library)

Book suggestions and reader queries are a large part of a library's mission. The Edina Reads Committee asked people who live or work in Edina what they are reading and why. Join Mayor Jim Hovland, Edina Magazine Editor Angela Johnson, Superintendent of Edina Public Schools John Schultz, journalist and blogger Brian Lambert, Edina Art Center General Manager Michael Frey, Edina Community Foundation Executive Director Dick Crockett, and Edina School students Isabel Dunning and Charlotte Palmer as they discuss their favorite books. Be prepared to share some of your favorites as well.

Sponsors: Friends of the Edina Library, Edina Community Foundation, Edina Senior Center, Edina High School, Edina Community Education, Edina Resource Center, Edina League of Women Voters.

Please register online or call 612-543-6340.

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