Cookie Cart Celebrates 30th Anniversary
WHAT: Baking Bright Futures Breakfast and 30th Anniversary Community Celebration
WHEN: Thursday, April 5, 7-8:30 a.m.
WHERE: Sanctuary Covenant Church, 710 W. Broadway, Minneapolis
WHY: To celebrate and learn the history and community impact of Cookie Cart over the past 30 years and to check in on progress on the St Paul building.
INSIDER INFO: This is a free community event and open to the public and in honor of the vision of Cookie Cart founder Sister Jean Thuerauf. A light breakfast with pastries baked by Cookie Cart teens will be served. Due to limited space, advance registration is required. Learn more.
Les Dames d’Escoffier
WHAT: It’s a Party, Dame It!
WHEN: Sunday, April 8, 2-5 p.m.
WHERE: Solar Arts Chow Girls, 711 15th Ave. NE, Minneapolis
WHY: Local women chefs and wine purveyors offer food and beverages to raise funds to support academic scholarships for women.
INSIDER INFO: Great food, wine and beer, games, cake walk, and silent auction. $75 before March 30, $85 at the door. Learn more.
Legacy of Lasting Change
WHAT: Celebration of Hope
WHEN: Saturday April 14, 5:45-8:30 p.m. $30 per person
WHERE: Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Dr. Brooklyn Center
WHY : This three-course dinner celebrates and supports the 115-year legacy of Union Gospel Mission making lasting change.
INSIDER INFO: $1,000 Delta gift card drawing, entertainment by Tripe Espresso’s Bob Stromberg. Free parking. Learn more.
Getting Crafty for the Council
WHAT: American Craft Show Preview Show
WHEN: Thursday, April 19, 6-9 p.m.
WHERE: St. Paul RiverCentre, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul
WHY: This night’s proceeds benefit the American Craft Council’s educational programming. Meet the artists, enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and live music, and shop the show ahead of the crowds.
INSIDER INFO: This night will also include tastings of the Balvenie’s handcrafted scotch, and you’ll get to meet the ACC’s new executive director, Sarah Schultz. Learn more.
Bring Your Pets
WHAT: Wine and Woof
WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Northern Vineyards Winery, 223 N. Main St., Stillwater
WHY: Bring your pet, sample wines, and raise funds for No Dog Left Behind. Tails will wag for this wine tasting.
INSIDER INFO: Some adoptable dogs will be in attendance. There’s a photo booth for you and your dogs. Sponsored by Chuck and Dons, with coupon giveaways, dog treats, and water bowls for your pets. Not to mention: It’s Northern Vineyards Winery’s 40th anniversary. Learn more.
Hundreds of Beers
WHAT: Minnesota Craft Beer Festival
WHEN: April 14, 1-5 p.m.
WHERE: Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis
WHY: Sample more than 300 beers from 90-plus breweries to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity.
INSIDER INFO: Keep an eye out for the limited release of world-class beers, and stick around for live music by classic-rock band Rough House. Learn more.
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