September 6 • Rochester Memory Walk
A benefit for Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association. Memory Walk is the Alzheimer’s Association’s signature event for awareness and fundraising. Since 1989, Memory 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 Y. 709 1st Ave. SW. www.alzmndak.org/memorywalk.
September 6 • Wayzgoose 2008
A benefit for Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Join us for Wayzgoose, MCBA’s annual member and donor appreciation evening! Celebrate the book as a contemporary art form through artist demonstrations and hands-on activities in papermaking, letterpress printing and bookbinding. Refreshments, entertainment, silent auction and more. 6 p.m. Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Minneapolis. www.mnbookarts.org.
September 6 • Adopt a Pet
A benefit for Second Chance Animal Rescue. A variety of cats, kittens, dogs and puppies will be available for adoption from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. All dogs and cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, heartworm or FeLV checked and dewormed. Help give an animal a Second Chance at life & companionship. The next adoption day will be Oct. 4th at 11 a.m. Petco. 2575 Fairview Avenue North. Roseville. www.secondchancerescue.org.
September 6 • Walk to Defeat ALS Rochester
A 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 Defeat ALS event brings people together, educates them about ALS and raises funds for patient services and research. 9 a.m. East Silver Lake Park. East Silver Lake Drive NE. Rochester. www.alsmn.org.
September 8 • ABRA Marathon Cup
A benefit for Courage Center Sports and Recreation. This annual golf event challenges players to raise pledges in support of sports and recreation programs for people with disabilities and play 100 holes of golf in one day. 5 a.m. TPC Twin Cities. 11444 Tournament Players Parkway. Blaine. www.courage.org.
September 8 • Golf Tournament
A benefit for The Hemophilia Community. Sponsored by the Hemophilia Foundation of Minnesota/Dakota. The Hemophilia Foundation invites you to join us on for our 12th Annual Golf Tournament. The day promises to bring excitement, fun, prizes, and auctions. Proceeds raised from this event will support numerous programs that impact the lives of people with bleeding disorders. 11 a.m. Indian Hills Golf Club. 6667 Keats Avenue North. Stillwater. www.hfmd.org.
September 8 • BurnAid Golf Classic
A benefit for Regions Hospital Burn Center. Sponsored by the National Fire Sprinkler Association, MN Chapter. The BurnAid Golf Classic has been established to fund programs and services to benefit burn injured children and their family members. 11 a.m. North Oaks Golf Club. 54 E Oaks Rd. North Oaks. nfsamn.org.
September 8 • 12th Annual BurnAid Golf Classic
A benefit for Regions Hospital Burn Unit. Sponsored by the Regions Hospital Foundation and the National Fire Sprinkler Association, MN Chapter. 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. 11 a.m. North Oaks Golf Club. 54 East Oaks Rd. www.regionshospital.com.
September 9 • Mankato Memory Walk
A benefit for Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association. Memory Walk is the Alzheimer’s Association’s signature event for awareness and fundraising. Since 1989, Memory Walk has raised more than $225 million to help fight Alzheimer’s and help those currently living with the disease. 5 p.m. Sibley Park. Mankato. www.alzmndak.org/memorywalk.
September 10 • Courage North Open
A benefit for Camp Courage North. This annual golf event raises funds to support campers with disabilities who attend Camp Courage North. 10:30 a.m. Bemidji Town and Country Club. 2425 Birchmont Beach Road. www.courage.org.
September 11 • John Lloyd Leonard Memorial Golf Tournament
A benefit for Cardiac research and PICU Parent to Parent support. Sponsored by Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. The 7th 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 cardiac research. 651-855-2836. 1 p.m. Fox Hollow Golf Course. Rogers. www.golf4kids.org.
September 11 4th Annual Golf Event – “Swing for the Children”
Hosted by the Children’s Hospital Association and the Woodbury Guild. Prestwick in Woodbury. 1 p.m. shotgun start. All proceeds benefit the Childrens Hospital and Clinic of St. Paul. For more information call 651-730-2458.
September 12 • ARTcetera 2008
A benefit for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Programs. Sponsored by the Miller-Dwan Foundation. In its tenth year, ARTcetera is the Miller-Dwan Foundation’s premier fundraiser featuring a gourmet dinner and auction of art, luxury trips, and a few of the finer things in life. 5:30 p.m. Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC). www.millerdwanfoundation.org.
September 12 • 5th Annual MN Leukemia Cup Regatta
A benefit for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Sailors Set Sail for a Cure for Blood Cancers! Weekend-long event: Sept. 12, 13 & 14. 5 Races! Mt. Gay Rum Reception; Saturday dinner sponsored by Olive Garden; Silent Auction; Entertainment; Awards Ceremonies. Registration fee: $75 on or before Aug. 22; after Aug. 22: $85. 6 p.m. White Bear Boat Works. 4495 Lake Ave. South. White Bear Lake. www.leukemiacup.org/mn.
September 12 • Challenge Walk MS: Twin Cities
A benefit for National MS Society, Minnesota Chapter. Challenge Walk MS is a three-day, 50-mile walk to help end multiple sclerosis. Event date: September 12 – 14, 2008. This event is fully supported and noncompetitive. Rest stops with snacks, beverages and first aid are located every three miles. Twin Cities. www.ChallengeWalk.org.
September 13 • Heart & Sole Fun Run / Walk
A benefit for Camp for children with heart disease. Sponsored by Camp Odayin. Fun for the whole family! Join us for a 5K run and 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. 9 a.m. Como Lake. Black Bear Crossings. St. Paul. www.campodayin.org.
September 13 • Medtronic Celebration of Courage
A benefit for Courage Center. This annual Gala event celebrates the accomplishments of people with disabilities. 6 p.m. The Depot. 225 3rd Avenue South. Minneapolis. www.courage.org.
September 13 • 7th Annual Strides for Stroke Walk/5K Run
Sponsored by the Minnesota Stroke Association. Walk/Run proceeds help to raise public awareness of stroke and help to restore hope in survivors and families coping with the sudden and long term effects of stroke. 8:30 a.m. www.strokemn.org.
September 13 • Walk to Defeat ALS – St. Cloud
A 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 Defeat ALS event brings people together, educates them about ALS and raises funds for patient services and research. 9 a.m. Whitney Park. Northway Dr. & W. Whitney Park. St. Cloud. www.alsmn.org.
September 13 • World’s Largest Truck Convoy
A benefit for Special Olympics Minnesota. Truck drivers raise funds for the athletes of Special Olympics Minnesota. $100.00 minimum per truck. One of the most unique events you have ever seen. With the cooperation of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, a 25 mile Convoy is driven down Highway 169. Awards and lunch provided for all participants. 10:30 a.m. Canterbury Downs. Shakopee. www.mnconvoy.com.
September 13 • Tail Waggin’ Dinner
A benefit for Helping Paws, Inc. Sponsored by Voyager Bank. A dinner, silent and live auction, program to support the training of service dogs to further the independence of individuals with physical disabilities. 5 p.m. Marriott Southwest. Minnetonka. www.helpingpaws.org.
September 13 • The Leukemia Cup Regatta
A benefit for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The Leukemia Cup Regatta series involves thousands of sailors who have elevated their competition to a whole new level – they race to save lives. 9 a.m. White Bear Boat Works. 4495 Lake Ave. S. White Bear Lake. www.leukemiacup.org/MN.
September 13 • Opportunity Partners’ Annual Gala
A benefit for Opportunity Partners. Opportunity Partners’ annual gala, When I Wish, combines fabulous cuisine, exciting entertainment, local celebrity hosts, and a silent and live auction with fundraising auctioneer extraordinaire Karen Sorbo. Event benefits employment and residential programs for people with disabilities. 5:30 p.m. Northland Inn. Minneapolis. www.opportunitypartners.org.
September 14 • VocalEssence – 40th Birthday Party
VocalEssence is turning 40 this season—and who better to host their birthday bash than the irreverent Garrison Keillor! Guaranteed to be “above average” with waltzing singers, tap dancers and capricious comedy, don’t miss the party at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis on Sunday, September 14 at 4 pm. Performance and Garrison Keillor reception tickets are available at www.vocalessence.org or by calling 800-292-4141. Event proceeds support VocalEssence Community Engagement Programs.
September 15 • The 2008 CMAA Challenge Golf Event
A benefit for Bridging & the Club Foundation. Sponsored by the Upper Midwest Chapter CMAA. Scramble Tournament, registration and raffle 11 a.m., lunch silent auction, 5:30 p.m. Dinner (heavy hors d’ oeuvres) silent auction continues, 6:30 Awards, Prizes, Raffle. Olympic Hills Golf Club. 10625 Mount Curve Road. Eden Prairie. www.bridging.org.
September 18 • GIVS Fall Luncheon
A benefit for Goodwill Industries Volunteer Services. This luncheon raises money for and celebrates the Goodwill Industries Volunteer Services (GIVS) contributions throughout the year. A keynote speaker and served luncheon are included. GIVS raises funds for the GIVS Emergency Fund, which helps alleviate participants’ financial barriers. 11 a.m. University Club. 420 Summit Ave. St. Paul. www.goodwilleasterseals.org.
September 18 • River of Dreams Loft Trolley Tour
2008 marks WomenVenture’s 6th Annual River of Dreams Loft Tour. Since 2002, WomenVenture has toured over 20 of the most amazing loft spaces in the Mill City District of Minneapolis and at the same time educated attendees about WomenVenture’s services and introduced attendees to our clients. 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $125 per person. Includes hors d’oeuvres, drinks and dessert. For more information, visit www.womenventure.org.
September 19 • Whisker Whirl
A benefit for Animal Humane Society. A party for people and their pets benefiting the Animal Humane Society. Live music, dinner provided by the Saint Paul Hotel, dancing and silent auction. Where else can you don a tux and dance with your dog? 6 p.m. Animal Humane Society. 845 Meadow Lane. Golden Valley. www.animalhumanesociety.org.
September 20 • North Oaks II 10th Annual Rummage Sale
One of the largest sales in the Twin Cities! Items range from designer clothes to antique furniture and everything in-between! Get there early! Shoreview Ice Area. Contact the Children’s Hospitals Association at 651-220-6176.
September 20 • Jack’s Run for MPS
The third annual “Jack’s Run for MPS” honoring Jack Mahoney of Eden Prairie, MN will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 20, 2008 at Round Lake in Eden Prarie. The event includes a 5K walk/run, a Kids’ Dash, plus many activities for the whole family to enjoy. Please go to www.jacksrunformps.org for more details about volunteering, registering as a participant, sponsorship opportunities, and more.
September 20 • Smile Network International Sixth 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. EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED! 6 – 11 p.m. Call 612-377-1800 for tickets and more info. www.smilenetwork.org.
September 20 • Brainerd Memory Walk
A benefit for Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk® is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research and it calls on volunteers of all ages to become champions in the fight against this fatal disease. 9 a.m. Brainerd. www.alzmndak.org/memorywalk.
September 20 • Fargo Memory Walk
A benefit for Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association. Memory Walk is the Alzheimer’s Association’s signature event for awareness and fundraising. Since 1989, Memory Walk has raised more than $225 million to help fight Alzheimer’s and help those currently living with the disease. 8:30 a.m. Elmwood Park. 500 13th Ave W. West Fargo. www.alzmndak.org/memorywalk.
September 20 • Fall 2008 Flood Run
A benefit for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. Enjoy one of the Midwest’s largest motorcycle runs! Riders may purchase official Flood Run merchandise to benefit Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. 8 a.m. The Beach Club. 2030 St. Croix Trail. Lake St. Croix Beach. www.floodrun.org.
September 20 • Music for the Animals
A benefit for Second Chance Animal Rescue. The event will feature live music, a silent auction, raffles, drink specials, and appearances by Second Chance dogs. Special host, Tim Mahoney, will perform, along with two other bands. Proceeds go towards the rescue and care of Second Chance cats & dogs. Join us and fellow animal and music lovers. 1 p.m – 5 p.m. O’Gara’s Bar and Grill. 164 Snelling Avenue North. St. Paul.
September 20 • 4th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Ride
A benefit for The Breast Health Center at Regions Hospital. Sponsored by Zylstra Harley-Davidson. Proceeds support breast cancer patients and families during treatment and recovery at Regions Hospital. 9 a.m. Lunch at Zylstra Harley-Davidson, 100-mile ride at 11:30 (2 stops), 5 p.m. pizza/raffles and two bands at Broadway Pizza, Rogers. All bikes welcome! Cost per biker: $25; cost per rider: $15. 9 a.m. Zylstra Harley-Davidson. 19600 Evans Street NW. Elk River.
September 20 • Minnesota Walk Now for Autism
A benefit for Autism Speaks. Thousands of walkers – including individuals with autism, their families, and friends — will join together to raise much-needed funds for critical scientific research and to increase awareness about autism. Includes a 2 to 3 mile walk and Community Resource Fair with educational sources, therapists, schools, recreational organizations, and creative child-friendly activities. 10:15 a.m. Open Ceremonies; 11 a.m. Walk Begins. Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Road, Shakopee.
September 20 • Campy Bingo A-GoGo
A benefit for Clare Housing and Park House. Join 450 Bingo enthusiasts for a night of fun and festivities to raise money for people living with HIV/AIDS in Minnesota. Join Miss Richfield 1981 as she calls the numbers with a variety of friends and sponsors. Funky Bingo fare, grand raffle prizes and swell costumes round out the night. 6:30 p.m. Zuhrah Shrine Center. 2540 Park Avenue S. Minneapolis. www.bingoagogo.com.
September 20 • GREAT STRIDES WALK-Duluth
A benefit for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. GREAT STRIDES is the CF Foundation’s largest fund-raising event. Walk day is a fun, family-oriented celebration that includes a healthy 10 kilometer (6.2 miles) walk, kids corner activities, food, and festivities that participants look forward to year after year. 9 a.m. Lakewalk Surgery Center (near the Rose Garden). Duluth. www.cff.org.
September 20 • Opera Gala 2008
A benefit for The Minnesota Opera. Gala Attendees will be transported to High Renaissance Spain with Verdia’s fiery melodrama II trovatore (The Troubadour). The evening delights the attendee with fine dining, shopping, and entertainment. Ticket prices include dinner, live reverse auction, silent auction, and cast party. James J. Hill Library & Ordway Center. St. Paul. www.mnopera.org.
September 22 • Golf Tournament
A benefit for Spare Key. Golf tournament to benefit Spare Key’s mission to provide financial assistance to MN homeowners with seriously ill or critically injured children by making a mortgage payment on behalf of the family. 11 a.m. Indian Hills Golf Tournament. 6667 Keats Ave. N. Stillwater. www.sparekey.org.
September 22 • Twins Shoot for Courage
A benefit for Courage Center Sports and Recreation. This annual event incorporates both sporting clays and a European driven shoot. 8 a.m. Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club. 2920 East 220th Street. Prior Lake. www.courage.org.
September 22 • Golf Tournament
A benefit for Spare Key. A sporting event to benefit Spare Key’s mission to provide financial assistance to MN homeowners with critically ill or seriously injured children by making a mortgage payment on the family’s behalf. 11 a.m. Indian Hills Golf Club. 6667 Keats Ave. N. Stillwater. www.sparekey.org.
September 22 • 15th Annual VEAP Golf Scramble
A benefit for VEAP. The 15th Annual VEAP Golf Scramble benefits low-income children living in Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, and South Minneapolis. 11 a.m. Minnesota Valley Country Club. Bloomington. www.veapvolunteers.org.
September 25 • Third Annual Transforming Lives” Donor Luncheon”
A benefit for The Storefront Group. An emotional one hour event- hear moving testimonials of clients and others in the community. Learn how Storefront transforms lives by providing hope healing and empowerment through treatment, intervention and education and our commitment to provide quality services and resulting successes. Golden Valley Country Club Golden Valley. www.storefront.org.
September 26 • Art Perchance
A benefit for Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Sponsored by the Friends of the Institute. A lively evening of winning art (perchance!), clever carnival games and fun food in the fabulous Target wing at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Presented by the Friends of the Institute. 7 p.m. Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Minneapolis. www.artsmia.org.
September 26 • HeartLink Gala 2008
A benefit for Children’s HeartLink. Join Children’s HeartLink in efforts to help needy children with heart disease around the world by attending this grand event. Enjoy a fabulous cocktail reception and exotic cuisine, variety of entertainment, live and silent auctions plus more – black tie optional. 6 p.m. Hilton Minneapolis. 1001 Marquette Avenue. www.childrensheartlink.org.
September 27 • Smile 3-Mile Lake Calhoun
Run, Walk, Blade, or Bike. The Smile 3-Mile benefits Smile Network International. Help us to raise awareness and reconstruct lives by repairing birth defects including cleft lips and palates. Register online at www.smilenetwork.org. Participants receive a t-shirt a gift bag. 9 a.m. to noon. Call 612-377-1800 for more information.
September 27 • Twin Cities Memory Walk
A benefit for Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota – North Dakota. Memory Walk is the Alzheimer’s Association’s signature event for awareness and fundraising. Since 1989, Memory Walk has raised more than $225 million to help fight Alzheimer’s and help those currently living with the disease. 8:30 a.m. Three Rivers Park District – Hyland Park. 10145 Bush Lake Road. Bloomington. www.alzmndak.org.
September 27 • Winona Memory Walk
A benefit for Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association. Memory Walk is the Alzheimer’s Association’s signature event for awareness and fundraising. Since 1989, Memory Walk has raised more than $225 million to help fight Alzheimer’s and help those currently living with the disease. 8 a.m. LaCanne Park. Winona. www.alzmndak.org/memorywalk.
September 27 • Twin Cities Memory Walk
A benefit for Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota – North Dakota. Memory Walk is the Alzheimer’s Association’s signature event for awareness and fundraising. Since 1989, Memory Walk has raised more than $225 million to help fight Alzheimer’s and help those currently living with the disease. 8:30 a.m. Three Rivers Park District – Hyland Park. Bloomington. www.alzmndak.org.
September 27 • World Wide Day of Play
A benefit for childhood health. Sponsored by the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association’s Alliance for a Healtheir Generation is encouraging kids and their parents everywhere to turn off the TV, computer and video games and get outside and play. Too many kids in the United States are overweight. Let’s make being active a fun habit! 11 a.m. www.healthiergeneration.org.
September 27 • Duluth Start! HeartWalk
A benefit for Heart disease and Stroke Research. Sponsored by the American Heart Association. Join thousands of walkers and survivors in our premier community event as they gather to inspire healthy changes in others, create hope for a world without heart disease and celebrate the successes in medical research to date. Form a team and help us raise dollars for research. 9 a.m. Duluth. www.heart.org.
September 27 • Benefit for Korean Children
A benefit for Children’s Home Society & Family Services. Family and friends of children adopted from Korea join together to celebrate the culture and connect with other adoptive families. The day includes food, cultural entertainment, children’s activities, silent auction and more. Proceeds benefit International Child Welfare efforts in Korea. 2 p.m. National Sports Center. 1700 – 105th Avenue NE. Blaine. www.chsfs.org.
September 27 • NAMIWalks for the Mind of America
A benefit for Mental Illness. Sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI-MN is holding NAMIWalks for the Mind of America to help erase the stigma surrounding mental illness. The funds raised from this event will support the statewide programs that help children and adults with mental illness and their families. Help erase stigma! Join the Walk! 1 p.m. Minnehaha Park. 4801 Minnehaha Ave. Minneapolis. www.namimn.org.
September 27 • Mankato Kidney Walk
A benefit for the National Kidney Foundation. Lace up on Sept. 27th to walk along side dialysis & transplant patients, organ donors, families, and health professionals at the Kidney Walk. This non-competitive 3K walk will help raise awareness of becoming an organ donor, and the need for early detection & early treatment of kidney disease. 9 a.m. Erlandson Park. Mankato. www.walk.kidney.org.
September 27 • Dusk 2 Dawn Walk – Change can Happen Overnight
A benefit for Open Arms of Minnesota and Arm in Arm in Africa. A 17 mile overnight walk benefitting two powerful organizations that are making a difference in the fight against HIV/Aids in Minnesota and South Africa. St Paul Capital. www.Dusk2Dawn.org.
September 27 • Walk to Defeat ALS – Minneapolis
A 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 Defeat ALS event brings people together, educates them about ALS and raises funds for patient services and research.. 9 a.m.. Lake Harriet. 4135 W. Lake Harriet Pkwy. Minneapolis. www.alsmn.org.
September 28 • Booya
Sponsored by the B-Dale Club. The B-Dale Club’s Annual Booya will be held on Sunday, September 28th, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Club is located at 2100 North Dale St. in Roseville. The Booya is made from scratch with fresh meats and vegetables, following a closely guarded secret recipe. 11 a.m. Roseville. www.b-dale.com.
September 29 • The Wild Game Dinner
A benefit for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Sponsored by Boeser, Inc., KFAN and Gander Mountain. The finest chefs in the Twin Cities host this evening of superior dining. The chefs with create a five-course meal featuring wild game and seafood selections paired with wine or beer and a delectable dessert. Your evening also includes live and silent auctions! 5 p.m. Prom Center. Oakdale. www.cff.org.
September 29 • Coats for Kids
A benefit for The Salvation Army. A twin cities effort to collect new and gently-used winter coats for children in need. Coats will be collected Sept. 29 – Oct. 12. Donations may be dropped off at Salvation Army Service Centers and KSTP studio. Additional sites are listed on Salvation Army website. Various locations througout the metro area. www.thesalarmy.org.