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2/7 Black Woods Blizzard Tour
Benefit for The ALS Association, Minnesota Chapter. The Black Woods Blizzard Tour starts with a send-off reception in Proctor. Snowmobilers depart Thursday for Lake Vermilion, on Friday morning, they take their sleds along the scenic North Shore to Two Harbors, and on Saturday the riders return to Proctor for a welcome home reception and dinner. Time TBD. Black Woods Grill and Bar, 195 Hwy. 2 (near Spirit Mountain), Proctor. 612-672-0484; www.alsmn.org.
2/8 27th Annual Climb for a Cure
Benefit for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Join us for our 27th year of “going vertical” to defeat cystic fibrosis, an inherited chronic disease affecting the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the U.S. Each participant with at least $50 in pledges will have a fun morning as they climb all 50 flights (1,280 steps) of the IDS Center, enjoying a lively celebration at the top with food and fun hosted by local radio station 101.3 KDWB. 9 a.m. IDS Center, 80 S. Eighth St., Mpls. 651-631-3290; www.minnesota.cff.org.
2/8 Casino Night
Benefit for Children’s Hospital Association, organized by Dellwood Guild of CHA. Casino Night with the Dellwood Guild of CHA will be held this year on Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. $75 per person. The evening has something for everyone including: casino tables, a silent auction, cocktail corner giveaway, heads and tales game, an outstanding sit-down dinner, and dancing. Dellwood Hills Golf Club, 29 Hwy. 96, Dellwood. 651-426-7268; www.cha-stpaul.org.
2/8 Pay It Forward Casino Night
Benefit for the North Memorial Pay It Forward Fund for Women’s Cancer, a very special fund to help women with cancer deal with non-medical expenses. Please join us for this fun event at the Medina Entertainment Center, 500 Hwy. 55, Medina. For more information, call 763-520-5683.
2/9 Fourth Annual Valentine’s Ball
Benefit for Wishes & More. Our Fourth Annual Black Tie event is designed for fun, with live and silent auction shopping, cocktails, dinner, entertainment and a program full of wish kids stories! We have over 400 items in our auctions with a different theme each year. 5:30 p.m. Marriott City Center, 30 S.Seventh St., Mpls. 763-502-1500; www.wishesandmore.org.
2/9 Have a Heart Benefit
Organized by Camp Odayin. University Club, St. Paul. Music by the Bel Fast Cowboys. For more information, contact Sara Meslow at 651-351-9185; www.campodayin.org.
2/17 LOVE IS A CURE Breast Cancer Benefit
Benefit for Open Arms of Minnesota, presented by Twin City Bridal Association (TCBA). Sponsored by TCBA’s The Wedding Fair, KS95 and Minnesota Monthly magazine. Join The Wedding Guys Bruce Vassar and Matthew Trettel and KS95’s Staci Matthews for a lavish Sunday champagne brunch, silent auction, and bridal fashion show. Win a gorgeous designer bridal gown. This is the perfect way to obtain items for your wedding while supporting women living with breast cancer. All proceeds benefit Open Arms of Minnesota for those living with breast cancer. Noon: registration, 1 p.m.: Champagne Brunch/Fashion Show, Minneapolis Convention Center, Grand Ballroom, 1301 Second Ave. S., Mpls. Order tickets online at www.twincitybridal.com.
2/21 Twin Cities Go Red for Women 2008 Luncheon
The Twin Cities Go Red For Women Luncheon shows women how to “love their heart” by reducing their risk and raises money for the American Heart Association for medical research and public education to help women better understand risks and treatment. This year’s event hopes to raise $400,000 for medical research. 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. For more information, contact Kay Ulwelling, Twin Cities Go Red For Women Director. 952-278-7906; Kay.firstname.lastname@example.org.
2/23 Evening on the Nile — Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Awards Gala
The Tenth Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Awards Gala will feature dazzling dÃ©cor, delectable dining, show-stopping entertainment, dancing, and fabulous live and silent auctions to raise funds to find mentors for young people. Join BBBS as we honor the year’s outstanding volunteers and partners. “An Evening on the Nile” is sure to be the event of 2008! According to Greg Page, president and COO of Cargill Inc.,“The Awards Gala is one of the best charity functions in the Twin Cities. It is a high-class evening that truly benefits the lives of local children.” 6 p.m.: reception and silent auction. 8 p.m.: dinner, program and live auction. International Market Square, 275 Market St., Mpls. 651-789-2400.
2/23 Minnesota Children’s Museum Gala
Benefit for the Minnesota Children’s Museum Access Program. Join us for a sophisticated, “grown-up” evening to benefit our community’s children. The event includes great food, entertainment, and live and silent auctions. All proceeds will support the Museum’s Access Program, which allows 120,000 families to visit the Children’s Museum each year, regardless of financial limitations. 6 p.m. Location TBD. 651-225-6034; www.mcm.org.
2/24 Oscar Night
Benefit for Minnesota AIDS Project. Walk the red carpet at the Minnesota AIDS Project’s annual Academy Awards event, held annually on the evening of the Academy Awards. The event includes live entertainment, the Academy Awards telecast on a movie theatre-size screen, an auction, a spectacular complimentary dessert and savory treat court, and an exclusive VIP reception. 6 p.m. Location TBD. 612-373-2407; www.hollywoodevent.org.
2/26 Cornerstone’s Second Annual DV Conference
Benefit for Cornerstone. Join us for Cornerstone’s second annual conference. Keynote speaker Lundy Bancroft will address the effects of violence on children. This conference is designed for professionals working in the field of domestic violence, as well as the general public. 8 a.m. Colonial Church of Edina, 6200 Colonial Way, Edina. 952-884-0376; www.cornerstonemn.org.
2/TBD MS Sno Rally Snowmobile Tour
Benefit for National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, Minnesota Chapter. The MS Sno Rally is a three-day snowmobile tour in Tower, Minnesota. The all-inclusive event features three nights lodging, miles of groomed trails, mechanical support, and meals and evening festivities. Fortune Bay Resort Casino, 1430 Bois Forte Rd., Tower. 612-335-7900 or 1-800-FIGHT-MS; www.msSnoRally.com.