It is a funny thing when Halloween is situated smack dab in the middle of the week.  Do you throw your party the weekend before or the weekend after?  Or, have you heard this?  Lawmakers and parents all over the nation are petitioning to change the date of Halloween to the last Saturday in October.  They argue  that changing the date would make it a "safer, longer, stress-free celebration."  Safer and stress-free I agree with.  I am sure parents would love not having to rush home from work to quickly feed and dress their children only to send them out to trick-or-treat in the DARK!  A Saturday Halloween would mean less hurry and an earlier start time.  A longer celebration to me means dollar signs $$$.  It's no wonder, the Change.org petition was created by the Halloween and Costume Association a few months ago — and officially dubbed the “Saturday Halloween Movement.”  I'd love to hear what you think and I supplied a link to USA Today's article about the subject below.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/10/27/change-date-halloween-safety-trump-petition/1796963002/

As promised last week, I will be letting you know of three events happening in the South Metro over the weekend for your entertainment pleasure.  Occasionally, like this week, I will be so excited about an event north of us, that I will have to include it in the blog.  So lets begin!

MINNEAPOLIS:
The Minneapolis Institute of Art has announced a new exhibit, Egypts Sunken Cities.  More than 1200 years ago, two ancient cities were lost to natural disasters and the rising tides of the Mediterranean Sea. Two decades ago, underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio and his team discovered those cities, revealing monumental statues, religious images carved in stone, exquisite jewelry, and delicate ceramics—and a greater understanding of life during the age of the pharaohs. Don’t miss this epic story of their discovery. Tickets are $20.  Click here to learn more.
November 4, 2018 – April 14, 2019 | Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis

SHAKOPEE:
Horse racer lovers will love to watch the Breeders Cup.  And the best place in Minnesota to watch the Breeders' Cup and wager on the world's most talented horses is Canterbury Park!  With over 500 TVs throughout the building, you won’t miss a second of the heart-pounding action.  Click here to learn more.
Friday, November 2, 9:30 am and Saturday, November 3, 8:00 am | Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Rd S, Shakopee

LAKEVILLE:
Sip N Shop local at the Chart House in Lakeville.  This is the perfect excuse to grab your friends and catch up on life with some shopping, a glass of wine (or 2), and enjoy some great LIVE MUSIC while supporting our local artists/vendors. You get to hunt for the upcoming holidays while your significant other is out hunting for deer during this week's season opener.  It's a win-win!  Admission is FREE to all guests!  Click here to learn more.
Saturday, November 3rd, Noon - 6 pm  | The Chart House, 11287 Klamath Trail, Lakeville

Some great advice from Mark Twain:  "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the things you did."

Get out and enjoy our community this weekend!