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9/7 Celebrity Dinner & Poker Tournament
Benefit for Trent Tucker Youth Program, organized by Trent Tucker Nonprofit. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play poker against Michael Jordan or some of the best poker players in the world? On September 7, out at Canterbury Park, you will have an opportunity to test your poker skills or simply watch your favorite poker players. Visit www.trenttucker.org. 7 p.m. Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Rd., Shakopee. 952-844-6547.
9/7 Eleventh Annual Log A Load For Kids Golf Tournament
Benefit for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, organized by Log A Load For Kids. At this annual golf tournament, loggers, timber industry, and related business professionals enjoy 18 holes of golf on a beautiful course. Anyone can participate as a golfer, title sponsor, hole sponsor, golf cart sponsor, or by donating items for giveaways. 9 a.m. Pokegama Golf Course, 3910 Golf Course Rd., Grand Rapids. 218-624-4790; www.gillettechildrens.org.
9/7 Quality of Life Golf Classic
Benefit for individuals facing hunger, organized by The Emergency Foodshelf Network. Help EFN and the Twin Cities Quality Assurance Association drive out hunger! Grab your golf gear and round up your friends. This may be the last chance to play a round of golf in 2007. All proceeds benefit individuals facing hunger. Time TBD. 763-450-3870; www.emergencyfoodshelf.org.
9/7 MS Challenge Walk
Benefit for National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota Chapter. The MS Challenge Walk is a three-day, 50-mile walk in and around the Twin Cities. This event is fully supported with rest stops located every three miles. Walkers are provided with eight meals, evening entertainment, support vans, intersection safety, and event T-shirts. 8 a.m. Twin Cities, Minneapolis, and St. Paul. 612-335-7900 or 1-800-FIGHT-MS; www.msChallengeWalk.org.
9/8 Trent Tucker Celebrity Golf Tournament
Benefit for Trent Tucker Youth Program, organized by Trent Tucker Nonprofit. Come and enjoy the beautiful fall weather and watch your favorite celebs golf while benefiting the Trent Tucker Youth Program. Bring your camera or autograph pen, you never know who you might see! Visit www.trenttucker.org.10 a.m. Rush Creek Golf Club, 7801 County Rd. 101, Maple Grove. 952-844-6547.
9/8 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, 2572 N. Fairview Ave., Roseville. 651-771-5662; www.secondchancerescue.org.
9/8 Walk to D’Feet ALS – Rochester
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. East Silver Lake Park, Rochester. 612-672-0484; www.alsmn.org.
9/8 25th Anniversary Gala/Airport Foundation
Benefit for Airport Arts & Culture Program, organized by Airport Foundation MSP. A 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Airport Foundation MSP, assisting travelers and enhancing the airport environment and experience. Take a nostalgic trip back in time from 1982 through 2007. Many surprises await guests attending this special event. 6:30 p.m. Champion Airlines Hangar, Mpls/St. Paul International Airport, St. Paul. 651-303-5100; www.airportfoundation.org.
9/8 17th Annual Justin Clark Memorial Golf Tournament
Benefit for Wishes & More, organized by the Family of Justin Clark. Four-person best- ball scramble event to raise money to grant wishes to kids. Memorial tournament in honor of Justin Clark, followed by a buffet dinner and silent auction. Time TBD. Heritage Links Golf Club, 8075 Lucerne Blvd., Lakeville. 763-502-1500; www.wishesandmore.org.
9/8 Polka Mass
Benefit for Preservation Fund, organized by Historic Church of Saint Michael. Join us for a joyous celebration of the Holy Mass combining the sacred liturgy with ethnic melodies–presented in a manner of dignity. Dale Dahman & The Polka Beats will provide the music. Free will offering. 4:30 p.m. Historic Church of Saint Michael, 22 North Main St., Saint Michael. For more information, please call 763-497-2745.
9/8 Rochester Memory Walk
Benefit for Alzheimer’s Association. The Memory Walk is the Alzheimer’s Association’s signature event for awareness and fundraising. Since 1989, the walk has raised more than $225 million to help fight Alzheimer’s and help those currently living with the disease. 9 a.m. Rochester Family YMCA, 709 1st Ave. S.W., Rochester. 507-289-3950; www.alzmndak.org.
9/10 ABRA Marathon Cup
Benefit for Courage Center Sports and Recreation. Sponsored by ABRA Auto Body & Glass, this annual golf event challenges players to play 100 holes of golf in one day. Participants raise pledges to support Courage Center Sports and Recreation programs for people with disabilities and sensory impairments. 6 a.m. TPC of the Twin Cities, 11444 Tournament Players Pkwy., Blaine. 763-520-0546; www.courage.org.
9/10 11th Annual BurnAid Golf Classic
Benefit for Regions Hospital Burn Unit, organized by Regions Hospital Foundation. Proceeds fund programs and services benefiting burn-injured children and families and enable the Regions Burn Center to offer unique, far-reaching programs to those touched by burns. 11 a.m. lunch, noon golf start, 5:30 dinner/program. Golfers: $275 each. Dinner only: $75 per person. Sponsorships available North Oaks Golf Club, 54 East Oaks Rd., North Oaks. 651-254-3736; email@example.com.
9/11 The Salvation Army Fundraising Breakfast
Benefit for The Salvation Army Twin Cities Services, organized by The Salvation Army. This free breakfast is a fundraising event educating donors about The Salvation Army, services offered in the Twin Cities, and where their money goes. 9 a.m. Metropolitan Ballroom & Clubroom, 5418 Wayzata Blvd., Golden Valley. 651-746-3499; www.thesalarmy.org.
9/11 “Play a City Course for City Kids”
Benefit for YouthCARE/Camp Sunrise, organized by YouthCARE. All proceeds benefit YouthCARE’s Camp Sunrise program, a free summer camp for Minneapolis and St. Paul youth. Four person teams; scramble format. $60 per person; $240 per team. Includes: 18 holes of golf, live auction, hole contests, lunch, and framed team photos. Francis A. Gross Golf Course, 2201 Saint Anthony Blvd., Minneapolis. 612-338-1233; www.YouthCAREmn.org.
9/12 Courage North Open
Benefit for Courage North, organized by Courage Center. The Courage North Open is an annual golf event that raises funds to support campers with physical disabilities and sensory impairments who attend Courage North. 10:30 a.m. Bemidji Town & Country Club, 2425 Birchmont Beach Rd. N.E., Bemidji. 763-520-0561; www.courage.org.
9/13 SWING FOR THE CHILDREN
Benefit for Children’s Hospital Association. “Swing For The Children” is the Woodbury Guild of Children’s Hospital Association’s Second Annual Charity Golf Tournament. 1 p.m. shotgun start. 6:45 p.m. BBQ, awards, auction and more! $125 golf. Prestwick Golf Club at Wedgewood, 9555 Wedgewood Dr., Woodbury. 651-735-1855; www.cha-stpaul.org.
9/13 John Lloyd Leonard Memorial Golf Tournament
The Sixth annual golf tournament will be held at Fox Hollow Golf Club, Rogers. Proceeds benefit Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota PICU Parent to Parent support group and family accommodations at Children’s Minneapolis. 1 p.m. 651-855-2836; www.Golf4Kids.org.
9/14 2007 HeartLink Gala
Celebrate the life-saving work of Children’s HeartLink with host WCCO’s Mark Rosen at Hilton Minneapolis. Includes cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, and fabulous music and entertainment. Funds help build sustainable programs in developing countries in an effort to treat, cure, and prevent heart disease in children. www.childrensheartlink.org.
9/14 Whisker Whirl
Benefit for the newly merged Humane Society. The Whisker Whirl is Friday, September 14 at the Golden Valley facility, a fundraiser for the newly-merged society. Meal provided by the Saint Paul Hotel, evening of dinner, dancing, silent auction, and bring your own well-behaved pet. Best dressed canine contest. Elegant, fun evening. 6 p.m. Animal Humane Society. 845 Meadow Lane N., Golden Valley. 763-489-1577; www.animalhumanesociety.org.
9/15 Walk to D’Feet ALS – St. Cloud
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. Whitney Park, St. Cloud. 612-672-0484; www.alsmn.org.
Benefit for Science Museum of Minnesota. Expect science luminaries, amazing cuisine by celebrity chefs, a live auction, and super-cool music in honor of the Science Museum of Minnesota’s centennial. Star performers include National Public Radio’s Ira Flatow, renowned juggling troupe Passing Zone, and jazz musician Delfeayo Marsalis. 6 p.m. Rivercentre. 175 West Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. 651-221-2506; firstname.lastname@example.org.
9/15 When I Wish Gala
Benefit for Opportunity Partners. “When I Wish” is a gala benefit for Opportunity Partners combining fabulous cuisine, a live and silent auction, exceptional music, and local celebrity hosts. The event benefits Opportunity Partners, a nonprofit agency that helps people with disabilities live, learn, and work in the community. 6 p.m. International Market Square. 275 Market St., Minneapolis. 952-912-2492; www.opportunitypartners.org.
9/15 Founders Dinner & Gala
Benefit for Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation. The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation is celebrating 25 years of accomplishments and a future full of possibilities at the annual Founders Dinner & Gala. This joyous evening dedicated to heart health will include live music, heart-healthy food and a fantastic live auction. 6 p.m. Hilton Minneapolis. 1001 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis. 612-863-9321; www.mplsheartfoundation.org.
9/15 Heel and Wheel Fundraising Walk
Benefit for Hearing and Service Dogs of Minnesota. This is why we walk! “When my wheelchair was stuck in the snow for over two hours, my service dog, Askia, saved my life by keeping me awake until help arrived!” Your support and participation will help provide a hearing or service dog for 25 people in 2007-free of charge. Sign up today at www.hsdm.org. 10 a.m. Phalen Park, 1600 Phalen Dr., St. Paul. 612-729-5986.
9/15 Walk/Run for Ovarian Cancer
Benefit for Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA), organized by MOCA. Eighth Annual Silent No More 5K Run, 2K Walk and Kids’ Fun Run for Ovarian Cancer. This celebratory event honors all women who have fought ovarian cancer. Help raise awareness of the disease and raise funds to advance research toward earlier detection, better treatment, and a cure. 7:30 a.m. Rosland Park, Highway 62 & Valley View Road, Edina. 612-822-0500; www.mnovarian.org.
9/15 Twin Cities Walk for 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. Join the nationwide Walk for PKD, a volunteer organized event. Over 95 percent of funds raised go to research and education. Food, fun, music, prizes! 10 a.m. Normandale Lake Park, 84th and Chalet Road, Bloomington. 651-653-3958; www.pkdcure.org.
9/15 Heart and Sole 5K Fun Run/Walk
Organized by Camp Odayin, a residential camping experience for young people with heart disease. Fun Run/Walk held at Como Park in St. Paul. For more information, contact Sara Meslow at 651-351-9185; www.campodayin.org.
9/16 Strides for Stroke
Benefit for Survivors of Stroke, organized by Minnesota Stroke Association. The Strides for Stroke Walk is new this year: 5K Run and a Childrens’ Fun Run. Individual runners/walkers welcome; or register as a team by calling 763-553-0088 or e-mailing email@example.com. 8 a.m. State Capitol, St. Paul. www.strokemn.org.
9/16 Headwaters Foundation Walk for Justice
Benefit for groups working for social justice, organized by Headwaters Foundation for Justice. Join the largest gathering of progressive organizations in the state walking for racial equality, human rights, and environmental health. A special celebration of community solidarity – of determined people working toward a common goal: improving lives. Join us and Walk for Justice. Boom Island Park, Minneapolis. 612-879-0602; www.walkforjustice.org.
9/17 Chefs for Change
Benefit for People Serving People, a Minnesota nonprofit providing shelter and support services to homeless families. Executive Chef Tim Mckee of La Belle Vie will exhibit his breathtaking skills at “Chef’s For Change,” bringing together a sensational five-course meal for each attendee. All proceeds benefit People Serving People. 7 p.m. 614 South Third St., Minneapolis. 612-277-0221; www.peopleservingpeople.org.
9/18 A Celebration of Sorts
Sponsored by Greater Twin Cities United Way & Arc’s Value Village. Help United Way and Arc’s Value Village sort and tag Halloween costumes for the Halloween Boo-tique and generate money for people with disabilities. This is a great opportunity to find your Halloween costume while enjoying music and prizes throughout the day. 9 a.m. Location and address TBD. www.unitedwaytwincities.org/caringconnection.
9/19 6th Annual Great Waters Brewing Company Golf Tournament
Benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities. This fabulous fall golf tournament, set for September 19 at Mississippi Dunes Golf Course, provides a day of fun for golfers committed to building a positive future for children. It’s an all-day golf tournament produced by former Little Brother and owner of St. Paul’s Great Waters Brewing Company Sean T. O’Byrne. All money raised benefits BBBS. The day includes prizes and an auction at dinner. $100 per person includes golf, cart, lunch and dinner. 10:30 a.m. registrationp; noon shotgun start; 5 p.m. dinner, auction, and program. Mississippi Dunes Golf Course, Cottage Grove. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
9/19 Fall Floral Demonstration and Lunch!
Benefit for Children’s Hospital Association, organized by Lunch Bunch Guild of CHA. Lunch Bunch Guild of Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) will host an exceptional Fall Floral Demonstration by Cindie Sinclair as well as a delicious lunch onWednesday, September 19th at Camrose Hill Farm, Stillwater. 11:30 a.m. For information and reservations, call 651-490-1362; www.cha-stpaul.org.
9/20 25 Year Celebration
Benefit for People Serving People, a Minnesota nonprofit providing shelter and support services to homeless families. The Marquette Hotel. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, contact Sara Shaw at email@example.com or 612-277-0221. 614 South Third St., Minneapolis. www.peopleservingpeople.org.
9/20 Twins Shoot for Courage
Benefit for Courage Center Sports and Recreation, organized by Courage Center. This annual event has different levels of participation including a European-style shoot and a sporting clays shoot. Funds raised support Courage Center Sports and Recreation programs for people with disabilities and sensory impairments. 9 a.m. Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club, 2920 East 220th St., Prior Lake. 763-520-0561; www.courage.org.
9/20 Estate Planning Hallmarks
Benefit for The Salvation Army’s Divisional Services, organized by The Salvation Army. Guests Roy M. Adams and Conrad Teitell will present the 15th Annual Estate & Charitable Gift Planning Institute. Admission at the Convention Center is free. Conference is also available via WebCast or satellite for a fee. Continuing education credits pending. 9 a.m. Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave. S., Minneapolis. 651-746-3504; www.thesalarmy.com/cont/royadams.htm.
9/22 Third Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Ride
Benefit for The Breast Health Center at Regions Hospital, organized by Zylstra Harley-Davidson. Proceeds fund programs supporting Regions Hospital breast cancer patients and families during treatment and recovery. 10 a.m. lunch at Zylstra Harley-Davidson, 100-mile ride at noon (three stops), 5 p.m. pizza/raffles at Broadway Pizza, Elk River. All bikes welcome! Cost per biker: $25; cost per rider: $10. 19600 Evans St. N.W. (Hwy. 169 N.), Elk River. 763-427-4395.
9/22 Ninth Annual Rummage Sale
Benefit for Children’s Hospital Association, organized by CHA North Oaks Guild 11. On September 22 and 23, don’t miss the North Oaks Guild 11 of Children’s Hospital Association’s Ninth Annual Rummage sale from 7 a.m.to 3 p.m. September 22 ($3 admission from 7 to 9 a.m.), and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. September 23. Shoreview Ice Arena, 877 W. Hwy. 96, Shoreview. Over 500 families contribute to this exceptional sale. 763-520-9318; www.cha-stpaul.org.
9/22 Second Annual Fall Festival: Art Gone Wild
Benefit for St. David’s Child Development & Family Services. Join us in a celebration of art and nature! Explore our School Forest and Wetlands, enjoy “woodsy” crafts, see unique creatures and critters, and learn from numerous wildlife professionals in our community. This is a great educational, free event for the whole family! 10 a.m. St. David’s, 3395 Plymouth Rd., Minnetonka. 952-939-0396; www.stdavids.net.
9/23 Bids & Pieces
Benefit for The Playwrights’ Center. This private live auction in the Camarenas’ former Pillsbury mansion results in a mini festival of bidder-commissioned shorts performed later in the evening by an all-star cast of local actors. A rollicking evening of surprises. Special guest: Pulitzer winner Paula Vogel. Auctioneer: Karen Sorbo. Minneapolis. 612-332-7481, ext.13.
9/28 Art Perchance
Benefit for Minneapolis Institute of Arts, organized by The Friends of the Institute. A lively evening of winning art (perchance!), clever carnival games, and fun food in the fabulous new addition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, presented by the Friends of the Institute. 7 p.m. Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis. 612-870-3045; www.artsmia.org.
9/29 Walk to D’Feet ALS – Minneapolis
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. Lake Harriet, Minneapolis. 612-672-0484; www.alsmn.org.
Benefit for children and adults with mental illness, organized by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Minnesota chapter. Walkers, teams, sponsors, and volunteers join hundreds of NAMI family and friends for three miles of excitement and fun at NAMIWALKS for the Mind of America! Our first-ever Minnesota Walk will be a blast and we would love to have you there with us! 1 p.m. Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis. 651-645-2948; www.namimn.org.
9/29 Service to Humanity Gala
Benefit for United Emergency Department, organized by United Hospital Foundation. This year’s Gala features a raffle for a BMW Z4 Roadster 3.0i convertible. Plenty of items available for bid in both the live and silent auction. Mingle with others during the signature martini reception. The Gala will recognize Peter J. King and Kenneth Baran, MD. Sponsorship opportunities available. 6 p.m. Saint Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul. 651-241-8025; www.unitedhospital.com/unitedfoundation.
9/29 Twin Cities Arthritis Walk
Benefit for Arthritis Foundation North Central Chapter, organized by the Arthritis Foundation. The Twin Cities Arthritis Walk is a one-mile or three-mile walk course. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. This event raises funds needed to help prevent, control, and cure arthritis. Show your team spirit and sign up today! Rosland Park, Edina. 651-644-4108; www.arthritis.org.
9/29 2007 Twin Cities Memory Walk
Benefit for Alzheimer’s Association, organized by Alzheimer’s Association. Memory Walk is the Alzheimer’s Association’s national signature event to help those living with Alzheimer’s and related diseases and their care partners. There are no fees to register. All participants who raise $100 receive an official Memory Walk T-shirt. 8:30 a.m. Hyland Park, Bloomington. 952-857-0532; www.alzmndak.org.
9/TBD Annual Meeting of the Emergency Foodshelf Network
Benefit for Community Foodshelves, organized by The Emergency Foodshelf Network (EFN). Learn about EFN–a nonprofit food bank that collects, warehouses, and distributes quality food and essential support services to Minnesota hunger relief organizations–while enjoying food, beverages, music, dancing and a silent auction on the spacious outdoor lawn of Minnesota’s Free Foodbank. Emergency Foodshelf Network, 8501 54th Ave. N., Minneapolis. 763-450-3870; www.emergencyfoodshelf.org.