A benefit for Make-A-Wish. Gourmet food and wine experience, featuring tastings from local caterers and specialty food purveyors. Live culinary demonstrations by celebrity chefs and a wine raffle. Wine sponsored by Banfi Vineyards. Estimated 400 guests. Roth Distributing Luxury Appliance Showroom, Minnetonka. Visit www.wishmn.org or call 612-767-9474 for tickets.
People Incorporated’s Artability
People Incorporated’s annual art show celebrates the creativity of people with mental illness and the contributions they make to society. This three-day event, showcasing artwork from around the region, will kick-off with an opening reception on Oct. 1, beginning at 7 p.m. St. Paul. Contact Barbara at 651-288-3504 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • www.PeopleIncorporated.org
Business Hall of Fame
A benefit for Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest. Established in 2005, the JAUM Business Hall of Fame honors leaders in the Minnesota business community. Through our celebration of these laureate’s achievements, we hope young people will be inspired to become leaders, pursue excellence, and realize their dreams. The Depot, Minneapolis. Contact Kari at 651-255-0052 or email@example.com. • www.jaum.org
Proceeds benefit the Minnesota Zoo’s conservation programs. Join local celebrity chefs as they prepare delicious and sustainable gourmet ocean and freshwater dishes, paired with fine wine and complemented by music and the natural beauty of aquatic life. Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley. Contact Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-431-9257. • www.mnzoo.org
Mother Earth Banquet & Fundraiser
Women’s Environmental Institute at Amador Hill. Will include a keynote speaker (focus on environmental justice) and an honoree. Featuring locally produced and sourced cuisine and organic wine. And, a Silent Auction Fundraiser! Specifics forthcoming.
HeartLink Gala 2009
A benefit for Children’s HeartLink. Help celebrate 40 years of saving the lives of children with heart disease in under-served regions of the world. Corporate, medical, entertainment and philanthropic communities join together to raise funds and awareness of congenital heart disease. Hilton Minneapolis. Contact Audrey at 952-928-4860 ext. 16 or email@example.com. • www.childrensheartlink.org
Fall Gala: It’s A Small World
A benefit for Hope For The City, a privately funded, 501(c)3 relief organization established to fight poverty, hunger, and disease by utilizing corporate surplus. The event features silent and live auctions, dinner, and entertainment by the R-Factor! Sheraton Hotel, Bloomington. Contact Brenda at 952-897-7799 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • www.hopeforthecity.net
2009 Next to New Sale
All proceeds benefit the Junior League of Saint Paul’s community programs. This much-anticipated, one day, super-sized garage sale features new and gently used merchandise. Sale items include furniture, clothing, home decorations, sporting goods, and books. Dairy Building at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Contact Christine at 651-291-7377 or email@example.com. • www.jlsp.org
2009 Rochester Start! Heart Walk
Join thousands of walkers and survivors as they gather in Rochester to inspire healthy changes in others, create hope for a world without heart disease and celebrate the successes in medical research. Form a team and help raise millions for research. Contact Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-356-2805. • www.americanheart.org
Duluth Memory Walk
A benefit for the Minnesota-North Dakota Alzheimer’s Association. Every dollar raised in this national signature event helps those coping with Alzheimer’s and related diseases. Sign up to walk with us because, together, we can move a nation. Duluth. Contact Ashley at 952-830-0512 or email@example.com. • www.alz.org/mnnd
Heart & Sole Fun Run/Walk
A benefit for Camp Odayin and children with heart disease. Join us for a 5K run or 2.5K walk around beautiful Como Lake. Support the only camp in the Midwest for children with heart disease providing residential camp, day camp, and family camp experiences. Como Lake, St. Paul. Contact Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-351-9185. • www.campodayin.org
A benefit for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. This year’s Imagination Ball “Accelerating The Cure” includes a fun-filled evening with a fabulous dinner, cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, and fun dance. Entertainment will be provided by The Irresistibles, featuring Mick Sterling. Minneapolis. Contact Patty at 952-851-0770 or email@example.com. • www.jdrf.org/mnnd
Light The Night Walk
A benefit for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Pay tribute and bring hope to those battling cancer. On this night, thousands of participants carry illuminated balloons and raise funds for life-saving research and patient services. Check-in at 5 p.m., opening ceremony at 6:30, walk begins at 7. One or three mile routes. Lake Phalen, St. Paul. Contact Sarah at 763-545-3308 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • www.lightthenight.org/mn/
St. Cloud Memory Walk
A benefit for the Minnesota-North Dakota Alzheimer’s Association. Every dollar raised in this national signature event helps those coping with Alzheimer’s and related diseases. St. Cloud. Contact Ashley at 952-830-0512 or email@example.com. • www.alz.org/mnnd
Coats for Kids
A Salvation Army and 5 Eyewitness News benefit to give warm winter coats to children in need. Donate a new or gently-used winter coat from Oct. 5-17 at a location throughout the Twin Cities metro. Collection sites listed on www.thesalarmy.com. Call 651-746-3400 for more information.
A benefit for Arc Greater Twin Cities. Join Greater Twin Cities United Way and the Minnesota Vikings team during a clothing and household goods drive at the Winter Park football complex in Eden Prairie. Noon-1:30 p.m.
MHAM 70th Birthday Education Conference
A benefit for the Mental Health Association of Minnesota. The conference will include sessions on the history of MHAM and patient institutionalization, current mental health research, and public policy. View interactive exhibits and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, raffle, and silent auction. Minneapolis. Contact Margaret at 612-331-6840 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • www.mentalhealthmn.org
Museum of Broadcasting Hall of Fame
Proceeds benefit the Museum of Broadcasting and its mission of education and preservation. Join us as we honor outstanding radio and television professionals as new members of the Museum of Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Champagne reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and awards ceremony. Golden Valley. Call 952-926-8198 or email@example.com. • www.museumofbroadcasting.org
St. Paul Police Foundation Gala
A benefit for the St. Paul Police Department. Say “thank you” to those who enhance our quality of life. St. Paul RiverCentre. Contact Linda at 651-291-1119 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • www.saintpaulpolicefoundation.com
Animal Adoption Day
A benefit for Second Chance Animal Rescue. Lovable cats, kittens, dogs and puppies will be available for adoption at Petco in Roseville. All animals are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, heartworm or FeLV/FIV checked, and dewormed. Adoption fee includes ID tag and vet exam. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Contact Nancy at 651-771-5662 • www.secondchancerescue.org
Red Wing Memory Walk
A benefit for the Minnesota-North Dakota Alzheimer’s Association. Every dollar raised in this national signature event helps those coping with Alzheimer’s and related diseases. Red Wing. Contact Ashley at 952-830-0512 or email@example.com. • www.alz.org/mnnd
A benefit for Children’s Home Society and Family Services. Join us in celebration of our tenth anniversary at an intimate evening held at D’Amico Cucina. Enjoy a four-course dinner paired with exceptional wines and a fabulous auction and raffle. 5:30 p.m. Minneapolis. Contact Jennifer at 651-255-2319 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • www.chsfs.org
2008 Kettle Kick-off
A benefit for the Salvation Army. Please join us for a celebration of our successes, breakfast, and the opportunity to join us in “doing the most good.” Pre-registration required. Event 8 – 9 a.m. Minneapolis. Contact Marlo at 651-746-3498. • www.thesalarmy.org
Power To End Stroke Gospel Tour
A benefit for stroke research and public awareness. Join hundreds in this celebration of local gospel choirs led by gospel celebrity Dr. Bobby Jones and raise awareness about the risk factors and warning signs of stroke—the No. 3 killer in the United States. Together we have the power to end stroke. Minneapolis. Contact Sueling at 952-278-7917 or email@example.com. • www.heart.org/twincitiesgospeltour
FIVETWOSIX Fashion Show
A benefit for Children’s Hospital Association. Enjoy a fashion show and food-tasting event along with a gallery art exhibit. St. Paul. Contact Cindy at 651-220-6176 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • www.cha-stpaul.org
Mangia for a Mission
Charity dinner and silent auction, sponsored by Frank Marchionda of Osteria I Nonni, to benefit Smile Network International. Evening includes a silent auction, followed by an exquisite Italian dinner with wine pairings. Advanced reservations required. 6-10 p.m. Osteria I Nonni, Lilydale. For more information, visit www.smilenetwork.org or call 612-377-1800.
A benefit for the Rochester Arts Council. Join the fun when a gaggle of decorated goose statues are auctioned off during ARTStoberFEST at a gala event held in the Marriott Hotel Ballroom. Check website for time, details and tickets – www.RochesterMNArts.com. Contact Bari, 507-424-0811 or email@example.com.
Haiti Night…An Evening of Music, Magic and Mystery
A benefit for No Time For Poverty. Join the celebration at this annual dinner gala to raise awareness and funds for the children of Haiti at The Depot, downtown Minneapolis on Friday, October 23. Featuring gourmet cuisine, live and silent auctions, and captivating entertainment. Proceeds go toward the completion of Klinik Timoun Nou Yo, a pediatric clinic and Comprehensive Community Outreach Program that will provide quality healthcare to children in Haiti, where 1 out of 5 children die before their 5th birthday. The Depot, 225 Third Ave. S., Mpls. 651-714-6341, www.notimeforpoverty.org.
Twin Cities Heart & Stroke Gala
A benefit for the American Heart Association, promoting research and education regarding cardiovascular disease and stroke. This black-tie event celebrates nearly 60 years of lifesaving work for Minnesota families and features gourmet dining, entertainment and dancing, an awards ceremony, and silent and live auctions. Minneapolis. Contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-278-7924. • www.heart.org/twincitiesgala
The Wine Auction
A benefit for the development of a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center at Regions Hospital. Minnesota’s longest-running wine auction will host over 1,000 community leaders and friends for an evening of socializing, fine wine, and gourmet food. Tickets: $225 each. Tables of 10 start at $2,000. St. Paul. Contact Angela at 651-254-2376 or email@example.com. • www.thewineauction.org
Annual Benefit Gala
A fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities. This annual gala features a silent and live auction, gourmet dinner, and a special performance by the Boys & Girls Clubs Performing Arts Troupe. The spectacular live entertainment show will be a tribute to Buddy Holly. Minneapolis. Contact Nicole at 612-435-1916 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • www.boysandgirls.org
A benefit for the American Diabetes Association. The EXPO includes exhibitors with the latest products/services, medical professionals to answer questions, exciting lectures, FREE health screenings, cooking demonstrations, and activities for the kids. 9 a.m. -3 p.m. Free admission. Minneapolis. Contact Molly at 763-593-5333 ext. 6652 or email@example.com. • www.diabetes.org/minneapolisexpo
Friends of Gillette 25th Annual Benefit
A benefit for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, supporting the services for people with disabilities, enabling them to improve their health, achieve greater well-being, and enjoy life. Enjoy a reception featuring a silent auction and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a presentation of Little House on the Prairie, The Musical. St. Paul. Contact Judy at 651-229-1740 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • www.gillettechildrens.org
Opus & Olives (Fine Print & Fine Food)
A benefit supporting The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library and literacy programs of the Pioneer Press. Wine and dine with five best-selling authors. Join us for a reception, book sales and signings, a four-course dinner and a fascinating author program. Tables and individual tickets available. St. Paul. Contact Sue at 651-287-0060 or email@example.com. • www.thefriends.org
Carver Second Alarm Chili Feed
A benefit for Smile Network International, funding surgical missions and providing necessary supplies needed to repair birth defects including cleft lip and palates. Join the retired firefighters of Carver Second Alarm for the best chili around and a silent auction. Help change the life of a child! Carver Village Hall, 11 a.m. -5 p.m. For more information, visit www.smilenetwork.org or call 612-377-1800.
House to Home Event
Proceeds support People Incorporated’s programs and residences. Enjoy an evening of musical entertainment with Monroe Crossing, one of the Midwest’s premier bluegrass quintets. Roseville. Contact Barbara at 651-288-3504 or firstname.lastname@example.org • www.peopleincorporated.org
Commitment to a Cure
A benefit for the Arthritis Foundation North Central Chapter. Experience an unforgettable, succinct presentation of the extraordinary work of the Arthritis Foundation at the breakfast and reception. These events offer participants an opportunity to contribute financially to the Arthritis Foundation’s multiple-year giving society. Contact Ron at 651-644-4108 or email@example.com. • http://northcentral.arthritis.org
Wine by the Fire
A benefit for the programs of Camp Fire USA Minnesota Council, providing an array of out-of-school time and summer programs in partnership with housing communities, schools, libraries, and community centers throughout the Twin Cities. Come hear powerful Camp Fire success stories while tasting wines with a cellar master. Guests are invited to bid on a fine selection of auction items to benefit Camp Fire. Contact Lisa at 651-632-9184 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • www.campfireusa-mn.org
Smile Network International 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. For more information, visit the website at www.smilenetwork.org or call 612-377-1800.