Skippers fans get ready to cheer. The Minnetonka High School girls’ soccer team starts its championship run this week.
The girls kick off tournament play against Elk River at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Cloud State University.
The Skippers enter the tournament with a No. 3 seed and a
14-2-2 record. Unseeded Elk River has a record of 10-6-3.
Other news you should know about this week:
- Take a haunted trolley ride: The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society and the Minnesota Streetcar Museum will once again be offering its “BOO-seum and Ghost Trolley Tour,” an annual family-friendly trip through the "haunted" museum and a trolley ride down the spooky trail. This year is the 75th anniversary of Orson Welles broadcast based on H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds. Recent Ivey lifetime achievement winner Jeffrey Hatcher, Don Stolz, Don Shelby, Mark Benninghoffen and others will present a stage show in the parking lot next to the museum. There will also be kid-friendly food and snacks available for sale during the event. The event is the annual fundraiser for the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children age 10 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
- Sign up for the 2014 Citizen Academy: Registration is open for the 2014 Minnetonka Citizen Academy. The free program offers residents a chance to get to know more about Minnetonka and city staff. Attendees will hear from city departments—including police, fire, administration, community development, engineering, public works, recreation, legal and finance. Those who attend four or more sessions receive special City Council recognition. To enroll, email Jacque Larson, community relations manager, at email@example.com or call 952.939.8207. Please provide your name, address, phone number and email address. The registration deadline is January 10.