Benefits & Fundraisers

Taste of Long Lake

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.

Plaid Friday

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.

Can Do Canines The Fetching Ball

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!

EVENT DETAILS:

DoubleTree by Hilton, 7800 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington, MN

Amahl and the Night Visitors

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.

West Lutheran High School Fall Festival

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.

Headwaters Relief’s Disaster Dash 2015

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.

West Lutheran High School Garage Sale

Find treasures, enjoy yummy treats and discover great deals at the annual West Lutheran High School Garage and Bake Sale.  The West Lutheran gymnasium will be filled with baby to adult clothes, house hold items, home decor and toys for your shopping pleasure. Shop Friday, May 8 from 7am-7pm and Saturday, May 9 from 8am-2pm. All proceeds will benefit Tuition Assistance. 

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