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8/1 TABLE TALK
Benefit for Children’s Hospital Association. “Interesting women, stimulating conversation and lunch!” Table Talk guests sit with distinguished, accomplished, and diverse women for conversations over lunch. Visit www.cha-stpaul.org for list of “conversationalists.” Tickets are $60 each. For reservations, call 651-220-6175. 11:30 a.m., Town & Country Club, 300 Mississippi River Blvd. N., St. Paul.
8/2 Tails to Tell One-Hour Facility Tours
Benefit for Hearing and Service Dogs of Minnesota. We invite you to tour our facility! You will meet an assistance dog team, a volunteer puppy raiser, see an assistance dog skills demonstration, and hear a personal testimonial from one of our graduates–all within one hour. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. 7 p.m. Hearing and Service Dogs of Minnesota, 2537 25th Ave. S., Minneapolis. 612-729-5986.
8/3 Relay For Life of Stillwater
Benefit for the fight against cancer, organized by the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life is a community gathering where everyone can participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out at the Stillwater Area High School track and take turns doing laps. Teams raise funds to fight cancer. 6 p.m. Stillwater Area High School track, 5701 Stillwater Blvd. N., Stillwater. 651-439-1140.
8/3 Relay For Life of Forest Lake
Benefit for the fight against cancer, organized by the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life is a community gathering where everyone can participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out at the Forest Lake Area High School track and take turns doing laps. Teams raise money to help fight cancer. 6 p.m. Forest Lake Area High School, 6101 Scandia Tr. N., Forest Lake. 651-439-1140; Matt.Hammerschmidt@cancer.org.
8/3 Relay For Life of Renville County
Benefit for the fight against cancer, organized by the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life is a community gathering where everyone can participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out at the Bold Senior High School track and take turns doing laps. Teams raise money to help fight cancer. 4:30 p.m. Bold Senior High School track, Olivia. 320-229-7789; Kate.Steinbach@cancer.org.
8/3 Relay For Life Dodge County
Benefit for the fight against cancer, organized by the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life is a community gathering where everyone can participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out Dodge County Fairgrounds and take turns doing laps. Teams raise money to help fight cancer. 6 p.m. Dodge County Fairgrounds, 62922 State Hwy. 57, Kasson. 507-424-4616; Ross.Messick@cancer.org.
8/4 5K Your Way – Run, Walk, Roll or Stroll
Benefit for Courage Center. Courage Center’s “5K Your Way” is a family-friendly event that includes a 5K course for runners, walkers, and wheelchair wheelers, as well as games and activities for kids, tours of Courage Center, and demonstrations by Courage’s own sports and recreation athletes. 7:30 a.m. Courage Center, 3915 Golden Valley Rd., Minneapolis. 763-520-0561; www.courage.org.
8/4 Derian’s Dash
Benefit for Spare Key. Derian’s Dash provides something for everyone with a 10K Run/Wheel, a 5K Family Run/Walk/Wheel and a Kids’ Race. The event benefits Spare Key, a nonprofit that provides mortgage assistance to families with seriously ill children. Call 651-457-2607 or visit www.sparekey.org for more information. 8 a.m. Nicollet Island, 40 Power St., Minneapolis.
8/6 UCP Night with the Minnesota Twins
Benefit for people with cerebral palsy, organized by United Cerebral Palsy of Minnesota. Join UCP as the Minnesota Twins host Cleveland. Ticket prices includes upper deck seating and a coupon for a hot dog and soda. A portion of the tickets sales purchased through UCP benefits people with cerebral palsy. 7 p.m. HHH Metrodome, 34 Kirby Puckett Pl., Minneapolis. 651-646-7588; www.ucpmn.org.
8/6 Degree of Honor Charity Golf Tournament
Benefit for Booth Brown House services, organized by The Salvation Army. Annual golf tournament features a lunch, shotgun start, hole-in-one contest, raffle, silent auction and awards following the tournament’s completion. 11 a.m. Hillcrest Country Club, 2200 E. Larpenteur Ave., St. Paul. 651-646-2601; www.thesalarmy.org.
8/7 Cookie Cart Days at the IDS
Benefit for Cookie Cart. The annual, two-day Cookie Cart sales event is August 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., featuring the sale of eight different varieties of Cookie Cart cookies. Come meet the Cookie Cart youth employees… with over 45 currently employed in the North Minneapolis cookie factory. IDS Crystal Court, 80 S. 8th St., Minneapolis. 612-521-0855 ext. 104; www.cookiecart.org.
8/8 Raise the Roof Golf Tournament
Benefit for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. The Raise the Roof golf event is designed to sponsor the building of an entire Habitat home, as well as raise awareness of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to eliminate poverty housing from the Twin Cities and to make decent, affordable shelter for all people a matter of conscience. 8 a.m. Troy Burne Golf Club, 295 Lindsay Rd., Hudson, Wis. 612-331-4090; www.tchabitat.org.
8/9 Miracle Treat Day
Benefit for Children’s Miracle Network, organized by Dairy Queen International. On Thursday, August 9 stop by a participating DQÂ® location and buy a BlizzardÂ® treat. All proceeds in Minnesota will be donated to Gillette Children’s St. Paul through an affiliation with Children’s Miracle Network. 1 a.m. Participating DQ locations across Minnesota and the country.
8/9 2007 Children’s Charity Golf Tournament
Benefit for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, organized by Golf Galaxy. In its second year, the Children’s Charity Golf Tournament will feature raffle prizes, hole contests, celebrity appearances, and silent and live auctions. One of the largest charity events in the Midwest, the tournament raised over $100,000 for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare last year. Time TBD. The Wilds Golf Club, 3151 Wilds Ridge, Prior Lake. 952-918-3351; www.childrenscharitygolf.com.
8/9 Women Against MS benefit luncheon
Benefit for National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota Chapter. Women Against MS is a luncheon hosted by people dedicated to ending multiple sclerosis. The event will feature speaker Jackie Pflug, the survivor of the 1985 hijacking of EgyptAir Flight #648. The luncheon will also features a silent auction to raise funds for the MS Society’s Scholarship Program. 11 a.m. The Depot, 225 Third Ave. S, Minneapolis. 612-335-7965; www.mssociety.org.
8/9 Design Home 2007
Benefit for Children’s Cancer Research Fund,Â® organized by A. Maas Construction/TLConcepts/KSTP-TV. This cutting-edge home features state-of-the-art design and product ideas. Tours Aug. 9-12, Aug. 16-19, and Aug. 23-26. Tour hours: Thursday and Friday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets available June 1 at Twin Cities HOM Furniture outlets or online at www.childrenscancer.org.
8/9-8/12 Pine Tree Apple Tennis Classic (PTATC)
The Pine Tree Apple Tennis Classic is considered one of the premier United States Tennis Association-sanctioned mixed doubles tournaments in the upper Midwest. Additional festivities include a 5K Fun Run/Walk and auctions. Proceeds support the cancer research program at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. White Bear Racquet & Swim Club, 4800 White Bear Pkwy., White Bear Lake. www.ptatc.org.
8/10 Relay For Life of Red Wing
Benefit for the fight against cancer, organized by the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life is a community gathering where everyone can participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out at Bay Point Park in Red Wing and take turns doing laps. Teams raise money to help fight cancer. 6 p.m. Bay Point Park, right along the Mississippi River in downtown Red Wing. 507-424-4615; Kristin.Calliguri@cancer.org.
8/10 Stuff the School Bus
Benefit for Twin Cities school children in need, organized by The Salvation Army. KS95 and The Salvation Army join together for a three-day event collecting school supplies for needy children in the Twin Cities metro. The bus travels to various Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart locations throughout the area. Collection begins August 10 and runs through August 12. The time is TBD. Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart locations. 651-746-3509; www.thesalarmy.org.
8/11 Adoption Event
Benefit for Second Chance Animal Rescue. A nonprofit, all-volunteer animal rescue organization is holding an Animal Adoption Day with a variety of cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies available for adoption. All animals are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, heartworm or FeLV and FIV checked, and dewormed. Help give an animal a second chance. 11 a.m. Petco, 2575 N. Fairview Ave., Roseville. 651-771-5662; www.secondchancerescue.org.
8/13 Access Golf Classic
Benefit for Access of the Red River Valley, organized by Matt Blair Celebrity Promotions, Inc. The mission of Access of the Red River Valley is to provide care and support to children and adults in their right to lead dignified, independent lives in the community. 9 a.m. Oxbow Golf & Country Club, 130 Oxbow Dr., Oxbow, ND. 218-233-3991 ext. 307; www.acessrrv.org.
8/17 Macy’s Glamorama
Benefit for Children’s Cancer Research Fund,Â® organized by Macy’s North. Enjoy world-class entertainment by the chart-topping MuzikMafia starring Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, and Cowboy Troy. This is a glamorous party not to be missed. Macy’s will kick off the fall fashion season with Wild West flair, unveiling Oval Roomâ„¢ and 28 Shopâ„¢ designer collections on the runway. To order tickets, visit www.childrenscancer.org.
8/18 MS River Road Run Motorcycle Tour
Benefit for National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota Chapter. The MS River Road Run is a two-day, fully-supported motorcycle tour to help fight MS. Rev up at the State Capitol in St. Paul and cruise along the Mississippi River through the beautiful bluffs of Wisconsin before stopping in the charming town of La Crosse. Ride to the finish in Maple Lake on Sunday. 612-335-7900 or 1-800-FIGHT-MS; email@example.com.
8/20 The First Tee Charity Open
Benefit for The First Tee of Three Rivers Park District, organized by Matt Blair Celebrity Promotions, Inc. The First Tee is an international youth development program whose mission is to create accessible golfing opportunities for all kids, with priority given to under-represented populations. Noon. Baker National Golf Course, 2935 Parkview Dr., Medina. 763-694-7697; www.thefirstteethreeriversparkdistrict.org.
8/20 Tee Up for Hospice
Benefit for hospice care, organized by Fairview Lakes Health Services. Proceeds from the 19th annual Tee Up for Hospice charity golf tournament go to hospice care; nine-hole scramble, open to individuals and five-person teams, trophies for men’s, women’s and mixed teams, games, and prizes. Fee of $55 per golfer includes supper. Call 651-257-7836 for a registration form. 4 p.m. Chisago Lakes Golf Course, 12975 292nd St., Lindstrom.
8/20 Lundborg Oncology Golf Classic
Benefit for Cancer Care at Regions Hospital, organized by Regions Hospital Foundation. Proceeds support the development and continuation of the Lundborg Cancer Library at Regions. The convenient on-site library offers cancer resources for patients, their families, staff, and community members. 11 a.m. lunch, noon shotgun golf tournament start, 5:30 dinner. Golfers: $250 each. Dinner only: $50 per person. Dellwood Hills Golf Club, 29 East Hwy. 96, Dellwood. 651-254-3736; firstname.lastname@example.org.
8/20 Golf for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
Benefit for Polycystic Kidney Disease(PKD), organized by Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation. PKD is a leading cause of kidney failure with no treatment or cure. Golf in a volunteer organized event; all proceeds minus golf club fees will fund PKD research and patient education. Dinner, prizes, silent auction! Best-ball scramble. 1 p.m. Crystal Lake Golf Club, 16725 Innsbrook Dr., Lakeville. 952-985-7020; www.pkdcure.org.
8/25 Walk to D’Feet ALS – Fargo/Moorhead
Benefit for The ALS Association, Minnesota Chapter. Often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow, and breathe. The Walk to D’Feet ALS brings people together, educates them about ALS and raises funds for patient services and research. 9 a.m. Gooseberry Park, Moorhead. 612-672-0484; www.alsmn.org.
8/25 Celebration of Courage Gala
Benefit for Courage Center. The Celebration of Courage Gala is Courage Center’s signature event raising funds to support Courage programs for people with disabilities and sensory impairments. Includes the presentation of the National Courage Award and the Phillips Awards. 6 p.m. Medtronic World Headquarters, 710 Medtronic Pkwy., Fridley. 763-520-0546; www.courage.org.
8/25 Ride for Survival
Benefit for Day One Services at Cornerstone, organized by Women on Wheels. Support the Fourth Annual “Ride for Survival” to benefit Day One Services, helping provide access to safety for battered women and their children throughout the state. The event will include a 100 mile check-point ride through central Minnesota, a silent auction, lunch, entertainment, and prizes. Delano Sports Center, 4354 US Hwy. 12 SE, Delano. 952-820-8429.
8/TBD Wishes & More Golf Classic
Benefit for Wishes & More. Four person best-ball scramble with various games and chances on the course. Various food options donated around the course. Followed by dinner, silent and live auctions, and Wish kids. Time TBD. The Legends, 8670 Credit River Blvd., Prior Lake. 952-226-4777; www.wishesandmore.org.