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7/1 Benefit Horse Show
Benefit for newly merged Humane Society. Minnesota Hunter Jumper Association presents a Class A-rated competition for top riders in the Upper Midwest June 27 through July 1 at Alpine Farms in Long Lake. Cocktail party on June 30 at 2 p.m. Alpine Farms, 2182 Homestead Tr., Long Lake. 763-489-2211; www.animalhumanesociety.org.
7/11 Family Matters Tour
Organized by Family & Children’s Service. Family & Children’s Service, one of the oldest nonprofit organizations in the Twin Cities, offers free one-hour Family Matters tours each month for people to see our work firsthand. Tours occur monthly. See www.everyfamilymatters.org for current dates! 10 a.m. Family & Children’s Service, 4123 E. Lake St., Minneapolis. 612-341-1610; www.everyfamilymatters.org.
7/13 Relay For Life
of Olmsted 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 University Center Rochester and take turns doing laps. Teams raise money to help fight cancer. 6 p.m. University Center Rochester, Rochester. 507-424-4616.
7/13 Relay For Life
of Scott County
Benefit for the fight against cancer, organized by 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 Shakopee High School track and take turns doing laps. Teams raise money to help fight cancer. 7 p.m. Shakopee High School track, 200 E. 10th Ave., Shakopee. 651-255-8134; Jean.Carlson@cancer.org.
7/14 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.
7/14 Paws on Grand
Benefit for the newly merged Humane Society. Join the newly merged Humane Society for Paws on Grand Saturday, July 14. Stroll along Grand Avenue with your pet, talk with humane society volunteers and staff at our Big Fix Spay and Neuter Mobile, and visit merchants offering special events and treats. 8 a.m. Businesses along Grand Avenue in St. Paul. 763-489-1577; firstname.lastname@example.org.
7/14 Karl Oskar Days Lindstrom Loppet 5K Run
Benefit for nursing scholarships and youth programs, organized by Fairview Lakes Health Services. 19th annual Karl Oskar Days Lindstrom Loppet 5K walk/run with proceeds going to Fairview Scholarship Fund. Advance registration: $15 for adults, $10 for kids 13 and under (registration goes up by $5 after July 6). T-shirts to all participants, medals to age winners. 8 a.m. Lakes Area Free Church, 29620 Olinda Tr., Lindstrom. For a registration form, call 651-257-8806; www.lakes.fairview.org.
7/14 Joy Rideâ„¢ Motorcycle Ride
Benefit for Children’s Cancer Research Fund.Â® Fourth annual motorcycle ride departs from BlackWater Choppers at 11:30 a.m., winding along a scenic route of the western metro, ending at 5 p.m. at Old Chicago in Minnetonka. Passengers ride free. Registration at 9:30 a.m. BlackWater Choppers, 235 County Rd. 81, Osseo. www.joyridemn.org.
7/14 The 15th Annual St. Croix Garden Tour
Benefit for FamilyMeans, organized by FamilyMeans. July 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A delightful outing in premier Stillwater area gardens! Master Gardeners will be on site to answer questions. Tickets: $12 in advance at FamilyMeans, 1875 Northwestern Ave. S., Stillwater, or during tours at any of the gardens. For more information, call 651-439-4840.
7/14 Vail Place Book Sale
Benefit for Vail Place. An official Hopkins Raspberry Festival Event, the book sale will include books, CDs, and videos. Same time, place, hours on July 15 also. Proceeds help provide recovery-oriented services and support for people with long term mental illnesses. 9 a.m. Vail Place, 159th Ave. S., Hopkins. 952-938-9622 ext. 25; www.vailplace.org.
7/14 Whiz Bang Race
Benefit for the Humphrey Cancer Center, organized by North Memorial Health Care. Come join us for a 5K, 10K and Kids Race Saturday, July 14, 8 a.m. Humphrey Cancer Center, 3300 Oakdale Ave. N., Robbinsdale. For more information, call 763-520-5683.
7/15 Celebrity Waiter Dinner
Benefit for Wishes & More, organized by Wishes & More. Local celebrities, including many Minnesota Twins, don aprons and serve dinner to guests in attendance. These celebrity waiters compete amongst themselves to see who can raise the most money in tips for Wishes & More. Entertainment, a silent auction, and wishes coming true. 5:30 p.m. Drs. Lodge Private Banquet Center. 604 Lilac Drive, Golden Valley. 763-502-1500; www.wishesandmore.org.
7/15 Habitat 500
Benefit for Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity presents the 15th Annual Habitat 500, a pledged and fully supported 500-mile bike ride through central and northwest Minnesota. Support affordable housing by allocating funds to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. The goal for 2007 is to raise $500,000. www.habitat500.org.
7/16 Golf Tournament
Benefit for people with cerebral palsy, organized by United Cerebral Palsy of Minnesota. Join Darrell Thompson and Jim Peterson in 18 holes of golf, including cart with GPS, dinner, awards, and a lively silent auction. Club pro David LaPor will host a golf clinic. Hole-in-one opportunities. Oak Marsh Golf Gourse, 526 Inwood Ave. N., Oakdale. 651-646-7588; www.ucpmn.org.
7/16 Roasted Pear’s Fourth Annual Golf Tourney
Benefit for Spare Key, organized by Roasted Pear. This fun four-person scramble benefits Spare Key, a nonprofit providing mortgage assistance to Minnesota families with seriously ill children. Cost is $95 and includes greens fees and cart rental, a goodie bag, a raffle ticket and a free drink at Roasted Pear. Shotgun start begins at 1 p.m. Crystal Lake Golf Course, 16725 Innsbrook Dr., Lakeville. 952-898-2800; www.sparekey.org.
7/16 Par Fore The Cure Golf Classic
Benefit for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Here’s your chance to play the prestigous Dellwood Hills Golf Club and help raise money to find a cure for diabetes. (Scientists don’t yet know exactly what causes type 1 diabetes in children). Best-ball scramble. 11 a.m. registration, noon lunch, 1 p.m. shotgun start, 6 p.m. cocktails/silent auction, 7 p.m. dinner/program/live auction/prizes. Dellwood Hills Golf Club, 29 East Hwy. 96, Dellwood. 952-851-0770; www.jdrf.org/minnesota.
7/16 North Memorial Hospice Golf Tournament
Organized by North Memorial. Come join us Monday, July 16 for morning and afternoon golf tournaments. Golden Valley Golf and Country Club, 7001 Golden Valley Rd. For more information, please call 763-520-5683.
7/16 Second Annual Golf for Kids Classic
Benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities and Minneapolis Riverview Lions Club. The second annual “Golf for Kids” Classic Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, July 16 at Mississippi Dunes Golf Links in Cottage Grove, in partnership with the Minneapolis Riverview Lions Club. Shotgun start at 11 a.m. with lunch and beverage provided. Event includes several on course competitions and a putting contest. The tournament will conclude with dinner, an auction, and a short awards program. $100 per person for golf and dinner – sponsorships range from $1,000 to $250. 9:30 a.m. registration. Mississippi Dune Golf Course, 10351 Grey Cloud Tr., Cottage Grove. For more details, contact Larry Sheppard at 612-822-8359.
7/18 Matt Blair Golf Classic
Benefit for Special Olympics Minnesota (SOMN), organized by Matt Blair Celebrity Promotions, Inc. The Matt Blair Classic has been benefiting Special Olympics Minnesota for the past five years. SOMN contributes to the physical, social, and psychological
development of people with intellectual disabilities and is currently serving over 6,300 athletes. 1 p.m. Hazeltine National Golf Club, 1900 Hazeltine Blvd., Chaska. 763-559-4888; www.mattblair.com.
7/20 Relay for life of Morrison County
Benefit for the fight against cancer, organized by 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 Little Falls Senior High track and take turns doing laps. Teams raise money to help fight cancer. 6 p.m. Little Falls Senior High track, 1001 SE 5th Ave., Little Falls. 320-229-7782;
7/20 Home Game to End Homelessness
Benefit for People Serving People, a temporary homeless shelter for men and/or women with families and unaccompanied youth. Come join the festivities with a “Picnic in the Pavilion” kicking off at 4 p.m. Stay for the Twins game that follows as the Twins take on the L.A. Angels of Anaheim. An event for the whole family. All proceeds go to People Serving People. 614 South Third St., Minneapolis. 612-277-0221; www.peopleservingpeople.org.
7/21 Tour de Vail 6
Benefit for people with long-term mental illness, organized by Vail Place. Aquatennial sanctioned bike/walk/run/blade-a-thon at Lake Calhoun to support Vail Place’s recovery services for people with mental illness. Family fun! Multiple routes. Begins at 9 a.m. at Minneapolis Vail Place and ends there with free barbecue for participants at 11 a.m. Vail Place/Lake Calhoun, 1412 West 36th St., Minneapolis. 952-938-9622 ext. 25; www.vailplace.org.
7/21 The MOST Amazing Race
Benefit for The Salvation Army’s Bed and Bread Club,Â® organized by The Salvation Army. Patterned after the CBS show “The Amazing Race,” this is an all day, scavenger hunt race around Minneapolis with various challenges. Up to 20 teams of two compete to win a $5,000 grand prize. Fundraising helps alleviate hunger and homelessness in the Twin Cities. Registration begins May 19. Come to the Mall of America Sears Court from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to register. Those who register at the mall will be eligible to win prizes and receive a discounted registration fee. Minneapolis. 651-746-3499; www.thesalarmy.org/race07.
7/21 Twin Cities Pond & Landscape Tour
Benefit for Children’s Cancer Research FundÂ® and Minnesota Water Garden Society, organized by Hedberg Landscape & Masonry. Self-guided tour features 100-plus ponds and landscapes over two weekends (July 21-22 north of I-394/I-94 and July 28-29 south of I-394/I-94). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.tcpondandlandscapetour.com.
7/22 Molly Cade Memorial Golf Gala
Benefit for Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA), organized by MOCA. Grab your clubs and join the fight against ovarian cancer! Gala dinner with silent/live auction on Sunday, July 22 and morning and afternoon golf tournaments on Monday, July 23. 5 p.m. Brackett’s Crossing Country Club, 17976 Judical Rd., Lakeville. 612-822-0500; www.mnovarian.org.
7/22 Star Tribune MS TRAM Bike Tour
Benefit for National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota Chapter. A five-day, 300-mile cycling vacation through Minnesota’s northern lakes country. The event is fully supported. Host towns provide food, camping, and entertainment. Visit Walker, Park Rapids, Itasca State Park, Wadena, Fergus Falls, and Alexandria. Minnesota’s northern lakes country. 612-335-7900 or 1-800-FIGHT-MS.
7/23 The Storefront Group Golf Classic
Benefit for The Storefront Group, organized by Matt Blair Celebrity Promotions, Inc. The Storefront Group provides support and guidance to children and families in need through the use of innovative programs.Golf classic at 12:30 p.m., Minnesota Valley Country Club, 6300 Auto Club Rd., Bloomington. 612-861-1675; www.storefront.org.
7/23 Camp Courage Open
Benefit for Camp Courage, organized by the Courage Center. The Camp Courage Open is an annual golf event that raises funds to support campers with physical disabilities and sensory impairments who attend Camp Courage. 11 a.m., St. Cloud Country Club, 301 Montrose Rd., St. Cloud. 763-520-0561; www.courage.org.
7/27 Relay For Life of White Bear Lake Area
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 White Bear Lake Area High School-South Campus track and take turns doing laps. Teams raise money to help fight cancer. 7 p.m. White Bear Lake High School-South Campus, 3551 McKnight Rd. N., White Bear Lake. 651-255-8114.
7/28 Lightning RunÂ®
Benefit for Diabetes Institute at the University of Minnesota, organized by St. Paul Harley-Davidson/Buell. The Eighth Annual Lightning RunÂ® will be held July 27 — 28. Since 2000, the Lightning Run has raised more than $1.2 million for the Diabetes Institute at the U of M and their quest for a cure. Riders and non-riders alike can support this great cause. Only 2,000 tickets will be sold. St. Paul Harley-Davidson/Buell. 2899 Hudson Blvd., St. Paul. 651-738-2168; www.lightningrun.com.
7/28 SafeJourney Garden Tour (Pontoons & Pansies)
Benefit for the North Memorial SafeJourney Domestic Abuse Program. Come join us at 8 a.m. on Lake Minnetonka. Tickets: $50. For more information, call 763-520-5683.
7/28 SMILE NETWORK INTERNATIONAL FIFTH ANNUAL GALA
Smile Network funds surgical missions and provides necessary supplies needed to repair birth defects including cleft lips, cleft palates or other conditions requiring surgical care such as burns, tumors and other genetic defects. Help change the life of a child by supporting this Minnesota-based humanitarian organization. “Under the Light of the Full Moon” Gala, 6 to 11 p.m. Call 612-377-1800 for tickets and more info. www.smilenetwork.org.
7/30 Eleventh Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Benefit for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. This golf tournament raises money for the Center for Gait and Motion Analysis at Gillette.11:30 a.m., North Oaks Golf Club, 54 East Oaks Rd., North Oaks. 651-229-1739; www.gillettechildrens.org.
7/30 United Hospital Golf Classic
Benefit for Peter J. King Family Health Center, organized by United Hospital Foundation. Established in 1990, this event continues the tradition of being an exceptional amateur golf event. Enjoy lunch, 18 holes of golf, and contests/raffles concluding with an awards reception. Guest gift bag. Sponsorship opportunities available.10:30 a.m. White Bear Yacht Club, White Bear Lake. 651-241-8027; www.unitedhospital.com/unitedfoundation.
7/30 7th Annual Bill Peterson Golf Tournament
Benefit for employee healthcare education fund, organized by Regions Hospital Foundation. Proceeds support the Bill Peterson Scholarship Endowment Fund providing Regions Hospital and affiliated clinic employees the opportunity to advance their healthcare careers through education. 11:30 lunch, 12:30 shotgun start, 6 p.m. dinner. Golfers: $125 each. Sponsorships available. Oak Marsh Golf Course, 526 Inwood Ave. N., Oakdale. 651-254-3736.
7/31 U.S. Bank Lynx Go Pink—A benefit for those affected by breast cancer in Minnesota
Benefit for the Jean Stankoski Scholarship Fund and the Minnesota Lynx Foundation. The Minnesota Lynx will host the first-ever “U.S. Bank Lynx Go Pink” event, turning the Target Center into a pink, family-friendly, carnival atmosphere equipped with all the standard carnival fare and games, served up by Minnesota Lynx players and coaching staff. The evening will also include a silent auction, prize wheel, and live program. All proceeds benefit the Jean Stankoski Scholarship Fund and the Minnesota Lynx Foundation. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Target Center. Tickets: $25 each. For more information, visit www.lynxbasketball.com or call Matt Makovec at 612-673-1675.
7/TBD Outdoor Summer Party & Softball Tournament
Benefit for Wishes & More, organized by SRO / Kokesh. SRO and Kokesh team up for this outdoor summer event including a softball tournament, live bands, raffle tickets, food vendors, silent auction, and motorcycle displays. Time TBD. Standing room only. 18919 Lake George Blvd., Oak Grove. 763-502-1500; www.wishesandmore.org.