+ Today is the American Heart Association's Wear Red Day to raise awareness for cardiovascular disease. Next Wednesday, Minnesota Monthly and EuroNest are hosting a Girls' Night Out, proceeds going to the cause. Get your ticket now!
+ Because Orchestra Hall will be under construction this summer, Sommerfest moves to Ted Mann Concert Hall at the U of M.
+ As always, Dara got the scoop on the new Stewart Woodman restaurant, Birdhouse, which will take over the former Duplex space.
+ Next week's ISES meeting has been moved to Bayview Event Center.
+ Savvy Sassy Moms named The Depot Minneapolis "a fantastic family hotel."
+ Minneapolis stayed at No. 3 for the nation's most literate cities.
+ On the list for America's "10 Youngest Cities," Minneapolis came in at No. 4.
+ It's so cool that the James J. Hill Library (the site of my nuptials) is joining the nightlight fray.
+ We meant to mention this last week, but the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis announced a special “Blizzard Rate” of $69 through March 31, 2012. Based on availability, the rate is offered to all commuters on Mondays through Fridays if there are at least three inches of snow predicted. Use the code MLSNOW.
-- Amanda Fretheim Gates