When a backdraft explosion occurred in 2010, Jake LaFerriere, a Minneapolis firefighter, suffered third- and fourth-degree burns. Shortly after, he founded Firefighters for Healing to help with emotional and financial support for burn survivors and their families. This festive gala benefits the organization. Read more about Firefighters for Healing: Annual Red Tie Gala
Benefits & Fundraisers
Come out for a great night of drinks, camaraderie and live music—all for good causes. Sample 250+ wines, beers and spirits, and enjoy delicious food provided by local restaurants. Orono artist Steve Noonan will perform with a full band: original music, 12-string guitar, melodic rock. 100% of proceeds benefit Breast Cancer Research, Locks of Love, ALS Research, 8 to a Lamp (building schools in Tanzania) and the Orono Rotary. Major sponsors: Lakeside Wine & Spirits, Orono Rotary, Otten Bros. Nursery & Landscaping. Read more about Taste of Long Lake
From the organizer:
For the second year in a row, dozens of local retailers will participate in an alternative campaign to Black Friday, known as Plaid Friday. Started five years ago in Oakland, Calif., Plaid Friday encourages consumers to put their holiday gift dollars back into the local economy by shopping at stores in their own communities. Read more about Plaid Friday
Come out of the December cold. Warm your heart with a night of good cheer and gifted dogs. Eat, drink, and be festive at our 2015 gala. Hear heart-warming stories and see what wonders await you in our silent and live auctions.
All proceeds help Can Do Canines provide specially trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities, free of charge.
Warning: Prepare to be out-dressed. The doggie fashion show is back!
DoubleTree by Hilton, 7800 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington, MN Read more about Can Do Canines The Fetching Ball
Celebrate the nativity story through Gian Carlo Menotti’s one act opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors. Do not miss this internationally renowned work, with live professional eighteen-piece orchestra, that remains one of the most frequently performed modern operas. The opera is performed in English and performances will include a special appearance of the North Star Boys’ Choir. Read more about Amahl and the Night Visitors
West Lutheran High School invites you to their fall
festival, West Fall Fest, on Saturday, October 24 from 9am to 3pm. This fun-filled event will include specialty,
quality craft and farmers market shopping along with fabulous food. Admission is free. Proceeds from the event
will benefit West Lutheran High School tuition assistance. West Lutheran High School is located at 3350
Harbor Lane North in Plymouth. For more
information, go to wlhs.net/fallfest. Read more about West Lutheran High School Fall Festival
Funding research and support, stride by stride and side by side. Join the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota for our 18th Annual Lupus Walk for Hope and 5K Trail Run - Twin Cities. Read more about Lupus Walk for Hope & 5K Trail Run - Twin Cities
Test your grit in the face of disaster at Headwaters Relief’s
Disaster Dash 2015 on
Saturday, September 19, 2015. This one-of-a-kind race will test your physical
and mental prowess in disaster relief and recovery. All proceeds go to Headwaters
Relief Organization, a local nonprofit providing disaster relief including mental
health support for victims. Read more about Headwaters Relief’s Disaster Dash 2015
Simon Says Give®, an Eagan-based nonprofit with the mission of Kids Celebrating Kids®, is proud to present in partnership with the Woodbury YMCA Youth Group a Hollywood Meets Bollywood Dance. Mandi Simon the founder of Simon Says Give is one of 25 GlobeChangers across the nation recognized by the Jefferson Awards Foundation in 2015. Read more about Hollywood Meets Bollywood Dance