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11/1 SafeJourney Benefit Dinner
Benefit for the North Memorial SafeJourney Domestic Abuse Program. Golden Valley Golf and Country Club, 7001 Golden Valley Rd., Golden Valley. Tickets: $75 each. For more information, call 763-520-5683.
11/3 Adoption Day
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.
Benefit for Minnesota Center for Photography. PhotoBravo is our annual collective celebration of photography where patrons can meet photographers, learn about photography, take great photographs home, and provide crucial support to the only organization in the region dedicated exclusively to photographic art. 8 p.m. Minnesota Center for Photography. 165 13th Ave. N.E., Minneapolis. 612-824-5500; www.mncp.org.
11/3 Fiesta Latina
Benefit for Advocacy and Education, organized by Mental Health Association of Minnesota. From San Juan to Santiago; Mazatlan to Machu Picchu, this evening will celebrate Latin cultures around the world. Hosted by Cyndy Brucato of KSTP, the event will raise funds to provide advocacy and education for people with mental illnesses. 6 p.m. Radisson Plaza Hotel, Minneapolis, 35 S. Seventh St. 612-331-6840; www.mentalhealthmn.org.
11/3 HSDM Team Graduation
Benefit for Hearing and Service Dogs of Minnesota. HSDM cordially invites you to our 2007 November graduation ceremony. Come meet 10 or more graduates and their assistance dogs and watch as the dogs receive rawhide diplomas while wearing an adorable red cap and gown! The stories you will hear will warm your heart. 1 p.m. Anne Sullivan School Auditorium, 3100 E. 28th St., Minneapolis. 612-729-5986; www.hsdm.org.
11/3 The Dawn of a DreamÂ® Gala
Benefit for Children’s Cancer Research FundÂ®. The 27th annual gala features a reception, dinner program, high-profile live entertainment, and live and silent auctions. Funds raised support pediatric cancer research at the University of Minnesota Cancer Center. Tickets available mid-June at www.childrenscancer.org.
11/4 Benefit Bingo Madness
Benefit for Preservation Fund, organized by Historic Church of Saint Michael. Join us in the school cafeteria for some church-going bingo madness as we raise money for the maintenance of the church. Raffles and cash prizes. For more information, call 763-497-2745. 1:30 p.m. Saint Michael Catholic Church, 11300 Frankfort Pkwy., Saint Michael. www.churchofsaintmichael.org.
11/6 12th Annual WomenVenture Conference
Define your voice and enjoy a full day of personal and professional development featuring six morning workshops, a Women’s Resource Center, and a luncheon awards program with keynote address by Sherry Lansing, former president of Paramount Pictures. 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center. For tickets and information, call 877-541-9363; www.womenventure.org.
11/8 Every Girl, Everywhere Imagine If…
Benefit for Girl Scout Council of St. Croix Valley. Come ready to be inspired, and learn how our leadership development opportunities are building girls of courage, confidence, and character–to make the world a better place! This free event is open to the community. 8 a.m. The Prom Center, 484 Inwood Ave., Oakdale. 651-227-8835; www.girlscoutscv.org.
11/8 Signature Chefs Auction
Benefit for March of Dimes. The Signature Chefs Auction is an elegant evening to raise funds and awareness to save babies from premanture birth. Join us as top local chefs present signature dishes in a tasting format. Includes a great wine selection and priceless live and silent auction packages. 6:30 p.m. Radisson Plaza Hotel, 35 S. Seventh St., Minneapolis. 952-835-3033 ext. 307; www.marchofdimes.com/minnesota.com.
11/8 Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual Meeting
Benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities has been enriching young people’s lives through one-to-one friendships for over 86 years. Our annual meeting luncheon will feature the CW’s Judge Glenda Hatchett, a powerful judge with a warm yet authoritive nature who happens to be a nationally-known mentoring advocate, a personal story from a Big Brother or Sister (and the perspective of their Little Brother/Sister), and a fabulous dining experience. 11:30 a.m. lunch and program. Radisson Plaza Hotel, Minneapolis, 35 S. Seventh St., 651-789-2400; www.glendahatchett.com.
11/9 Celebrity Waiter’s Dinner
Benefit for People with a communication disorder, organized by United Cerebral Palsy of Minnesota. Celebrities entertain while serving dinner. The evening also includes a live and silent auction. Invited celebrities include: Terri Knight, John Hines, Darrell Thompson, Jim Peterson, Beth Jett, and many more. For table sponsorships or to purchase tickets, contact 651-646-7588. 5 p.m. Saint Paul Hotel, 350 Market St., St. Paul. www.ucpmn.org.
11/9 3 Fox DriveBluegrass Concert
Benefit for Historic Church of Saint Michael. With powerful bluegrass harmonies and exciting instrumental virtuosity, 3 Fox Drive won the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Album of the Year. Join us for a night of exhilarating bluegrass. For tickets, call 763-497-2745. 7:30 p.m. Historic Church of Saint Michael. www.churchofsaintmichael.org.
11/10 Breath of LIfe Gala
Benefit for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This elegant black-tie affair–the dream of many dedicated CF family and friends–features a live and silent auction, cocktail reception, dinner, and dancing. Each year the CF foundation honors an organization and individual for their outstanding contributions to the fight against cystic fibrosis. 5:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency on Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis. 651-631-3290; www.minnesota.cff.org.
11/10 Opera Gala 2007
Benefit for The Minnesota Opera. Gala attendees will be swept away by the picturesque, story-book setting of Gioachino Rossini’s desert adventure,“The Italian Girl in Algiers.” The evening will include fine dining, shopping, and entertainment. Performance tickets not included. 5 p.m. James J. Hill Reference Library, 80 W. Fourth Street, St. Paul. 612-342-9553; firstname.lastname@example.org.
11/10 Bullfrog Bash- “Picture This”
Benefit for Jeremiah Program. Don’t miss Jeremiah Program’s Ninth annual Bullfrog Bash! The festive evening will include a cocktail and hors d’oeuvre reception, silent auction, live auction, program, and formal dinner to celebrate and support Jeremiah Program’s vision of changing women’s lives for their children’s future. The Depot. 225 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis. 612-259-3014; www.jeremiahprogram.org.
11/15 Dinner of Champions
Benefit for The ALS Association, Minnesota Chapter. Our Fifth Annual Dinner of Champions will honor Mike Metzger and Minnesota Air/Carrier for contributions to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association. ALS, often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Dinner, entertainment, an awards ceremony, and a live and silent auction. 6 p.m. Golden Valley Country Club, 7001 Golden Valley Rd., Golden Valley. 612-672-0484; www.alsmn.org.
11/15 2007 Kettle Kick-off
Benefit for The Salvation Army’s faith-based human services, organized by The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army’s Christmas Campaign celebration features the lighting of the giant red kettle, food, and prizes. An all day bell-ringing marathon leads up to the kick-off. The Salvation Army serves 1,200 hot meals each day, houses more than 800 people each night, and is the largest provider of Christmas toys in the metro. Location and time TBD. 651-746-3509; www.thesalarmy.org.
11/16 Festival of Trees
Benefit for hospice services, grief camp for kids, organized by Fairview Lakes Health Services. This two-day event begins November 16 with a wine and hors d’oeuvre reception amid a forest of decorated trees, swags, and wreaths which can be purchased or won through bids. The festival continues on Saturday, November 17, with a cookie sale and visit from Santa. For tickets to the reception, call 651-257-7836. 6 p.m. Meadows on Fairview, 25565 Fairview Ave., Wyoming. 651-257-7836; www.lakes.fairview.org.
11/16 2007 Holiday Home Tour and Boutique
Benefit for Children’s Hospital Association (CHA), organized by North Oaks Guild 1 of CHA. North Oaks Guild 1 of Children’s Hospital Association invites you to the 2007 Holiday Home Tour and Boutique on Friday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Saturday Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $25. Boutique parking and bus service at North Oaks Golf Club. For tour information, call Rebecca Rice at 651-482-0343 or order tickets online at www.northoakschaguild1.org.
11/17 National Family Week Celebration
Benefit for Family & Children’s Service. The Family & Children’s Service National Family Week Celebration will include free, fun, family-strengthening activities and recognize community leaders. National Family Week embodies the premise that children live better lives when their families are strong, and families are strong when they live in communities that connect them to economic opportunities, social networks, and services. See www.everyfamilymatters.org for additional details.
11/17 MEDA Gala 2007 – An Evening Among Stars
Benefit for Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA). The 22nd Annual MEDA Gala has evolved into the premier benefit and networking event for businesses of color in Minnesota. Don’t miss “An Evening Among Stars,” featuring an evening of dinner and dancing, silent and live auctions, headlining performers and a dance band. 6 p.m. Minneapolis Convention Center, Main Ballroom A, First Level. 1301 Second Ave. S., Mpls. 612-259-6566; www.medagala.net.
11/17 WINTER WONDERLAND
Benefit for Children’s Hospital Association. Please join us for Children’s Hosptial Association’s (CHA) 58th Annual Benefit Ball “Winter Wonderland.” This exceptional evening will feature fine dining, dancing, a silent and live auction, as well as extraordinary entertainment. For reservations, call 651-220-6175. 6:30 p.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel, St. Paul Riverfront, St. Paul. www.cha-stpaul.org.
11/23 TCF Holidazzle Parade
Benefit for individuals facing hunger, organized by The Emergency Foodshelf Network. Volunteers collect food and cash donations for the Emergency Foodshelf Network each night, beginning Nov. 23 and ending Dec. 23. Come enjoy this Minneapolis tradition and bring a nonperishable donation to help those in need. 6:30 p.m. Downtown Minneapolis beginning at the Hyatt. Nicollet Mall. 763-450-3860; www.holidazzle.com.
11/30 Home Game to End Homelessness
Benefit for People Serving People. Join us at our Annual Welcome Home Gala from 6 to 10 p.m. Enjoy drinks, appetizers and dinner, followed by a silent and live auction. There will be a surprise guest speaker followed by special entertainment (TBD). A night of fun and festivities for everyone involved! 6 p.m. Doubletree Park Place Hotel, 1500 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park. 612-277-0221; www.peopleservingpeople.org.
11/TBD Poinsettia Sale
Benefit for Children’s Hospital Association (CHA), organized by White Bear Guild of CHA. White Bear Guild of Children’s Hospital Association accepting orders for exceptional poinsettias and gift certificates from Linder’s Garden and Greenhouse. We deliver! For more information, call Sue at 651-283-2385 or contact the CHA office at 651-220-6175. 8 a.m. White Bear Lake. 651-483-2385; www.cha-stpaul.org.