Healthy Food, Local Farmers
WHAT: Mill City Farmers Market Annual Harvest Social Benefit Dinner
WHEN: Sunday, September 9, 4:30 to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Mill City Museum Train Shed, 704 S. Second St., Minneapolis
WHY: To celebrate healthy food, local farmers, and their new 501c3 Charitable Fund, which supports the Mill City Famers Market’s educational and food access programs along with partnerships and grants to local sustainable farmers and food makers.
INSIDER INFO: Twin Spirits Distillery cocktails, craft beers, wine, and an abundant farm-to-table organic dinner prepared by market chefs, with music by Orange Mighty Trio and exceptional live and silent auction items. Learn more.
WHAT: Farm to School Community BBQ
WHEN: Wednesday, September 12, 4:30 to 7 p.m.; rain date, Thursday, September 13
WHERE: Minneapolis Culinary Center, 812 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis
WHY: Taste local foods, meet our farmers and chefs, and enjoy family-fun activities.
INSIDER INFO: It’s the seventh annual, and it’s free. Learn more.
WHAT: Page Education Foundation All Star Gala
WHEN: Saturday, September 15, 7-11 p.m.
WHERE: U.S. Bank Stadium, 401 Chicago Ave., Minneapolis
WHY: Celebrate 30 years of the Page Education Foundation investing in the youth of our community and honor the Page Scholars. Also recognize the Page All Stars, with proceeds from the evening going to Page Grants.
INSIDER INFO: Meet Alan Page and other local celebrities reminiscing, mingling, and partying in the Hyundai Club. Graze on favorite fare from the Great Minnesota Get-Together, Vikings tailgating, plus a remarkable silent auction, mystery boxes, Wall of Wine, Pinko!, and more. Onsite Valet Parking available at Eco Lab Entrance. Learn more.
Celebrate the Champ Within
WHAT: Medicine Ball
WHEN: Saturday, September 15, 6:30 p.m. to midnight
WHERE: Hilton Hotel, 1001 Marquette Ave. S., Minneapolis
WHY: To benefit the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.
INSIDER INFO: $500 for dinner, cocktails, entertainment, and valet parking. Special performance by Jearlyn Steel Dance to Tambuca, DJs, and singer and pianist Andrew Walesch in the lounge. The honorees are the Piper Family and the late Virginia Piper. Learn more.
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