Symposia. A Series VIII! Wed, May 25 with Guest Presenter, Brett Olson

Brett Olson is a co-founder and Creative Director for Renewing the Countryside, President of Green Routes, and hosts Local Food Hero radio. Brett began working in a boutique design studio in Minneapolis in 1989. Soon after he entered a business partnership based in desktop computer programming, marketing and design. And by 1990 he had opened his own marketing, advertising and brand development studio. Creating communications and branding strategies for companies from “mom-and-pop” neighborhood businesses to packaging and other printed collateral for well-known national brands.

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ΖΗΤΟ Η ΕΛΛΑΣ!!! Long Live our Stumbling Patrida!!! Greek Independence Day, March 35, 1821

Celebrate with us! Tonight, March 25 from 6 until 9 or so until the 'Kefi" runs its course! The Greek Dancers of Minnesota will join us again to regal us with four suites of dances in authentic and antique costumes from the regions which inspired them. Your dining experience will be enhanced by the foods of those same regions: The Aegean Islands, Thessaly/Epiros, Thraki/Macedonia, Crete. The wine will flow! Limited seating 50. $30/pp. up to 18 walk-ins allowed. Want to learn to dance? We will show you and you'll be all set for your next Big Fat Greek Wedding!

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We Took Creative License!

When Larry and Karen decided to celebrate his 50th Birthday at the Gardens--the "neighborhood go-to" when they were newly weds, we didn't know what we were in for! In any case over a dozen musicians showed up with a LOT of gear and the place jammed and Larry, more than any one else. While guests were treated to huge trays of Boughatsas, Gyros meat and saganaki, Larry and his band played all-out for their enjoyment.

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TWO Ops for Celebratin Greek Independence Day w/the GREEK DANCERS OF MN!

Yes! Don't be confused, we are celebrating Greek Independence TWICE this year: as part of the Symposia. A Series IV. with Jeremy Iggers and a fundraiser for TC Media Alliance on Wed, March 23 from 6-9, $35/pp members, $40 non-members (make a donation of $10 and become a member) reserve at: http://bit.ly/SalonicaDinner. Second op is the actual date, March 25, Friday, 6-9pm, $30/pp.

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Symposia. A Series V! Television News & the Changing Face of Journalism w/KARE 11's Rena Sarigianopoulos and Jana Shortal

Already our FIFTH Symposia. A Series, February 23 at 6pm to 9pm and our theme is TV Journalism. Greet! Meet! Eat! TV Journalists Rena and Jana will present their experiences and perspectives from over a decade of combined work in the profession. Guests will dine on four wine-paired courses of all-new offerings by Anna. RSVP's still available! (website, FaceBook, telephone.) Limit 30. $30/pp.

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Gardens Available Sun/Mon for Special Events!!

The Franconia Sculpture Park Board took advantage of the Gardens' Sun/Mon availability to schedule a fundraiser event. Supporters of the Shafer, MN professional artists' association were treated to heavy appetizers, a TV production and a sculpture building table where the roof and imagination were the limits. And boy did they come up with some crazy stuff! For more info on Franconia check out Franconia.org. To schedule your own private events, entree@gardensofsalonica.com.

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