Benefits & Fundraisers

Taste of Long Lake

Taste of Long Lake: Come out for a great night of drinks, camaraderie and live music—all for good causes. Sample 250+ wines, beers and spirits, and enjoy delicious food provided by local restaurants. Orono artist Steve Noonan will perform with a full band: original music, 12-string guitar, melodic rock. 100% of proceeds benefit Breast Cancer Research, Locks of Love, ALS Research, 8 to a Lamp (building schools in Tanzania) and the Orono Rotary. Major sponsors: Lakeside Wine & Spirits, Orono Rotary, Otten Bros. Nursery & Landscaping.

Walk to End Alzheimer's - Twin Cities

Did you know 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s?
This disease can’t be stopped or slowed, but neither can we. Join us at the Twin
Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 17 at Target Field. The end of
Alzheimer’s starts with you!

Red Zone Rush: Shakopee 5K and Kids Fun Run

Red Zone Rush is a football-themed 5K race and kids fun run that ends by celebrating with food, music and kids activities.

This race is presented by Brookwood Community Church in Shakopee and benefits “Good to go Kids” a community-based organization that provides food for kids in need to take home on the weekends

Schedule of events:
9:30am: Kids Fun Run
10:00am: 5K Race
9am-12pm: Business Expo
10:30am – 12:00pm: Live music, food and kids activities

Pints and Pups

Come get a pint and support a pup - it's the 2nd Pints and Pups fundraising event at Boom Island Brewing Company! A part of proceeds from the day will be donated to the featured rescue organizations at the event. This is a dog-friendly event - all well-behaved and leashed pups are welcome to attend with their humans!

Birchwood Cafe’s Earth Day BOOSTer Club Dinner for Right to Know Minnesota

Join Right to Know Minnesota, MN State Representative Karen Clark, and Pollinate MN's Erin Rupp for an inspiring (and delicious) evening to celebrate Earth Day with a five-course pollinator friendly meal including beer, wine & cider pairings. Proceeds support Right to Know's mission to advance the mandatory labeling of foods produced with genetic engineering (GMOs) in Minnesota.

Girls, Glamour & Giving, a benefit for Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners

Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners (IOCP) is pleased to present Girls, Glamour & Giving -- an evening of food, fashion, fun and philanthropy.  Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a sit-down dinner, shopping, celebrity purse wall, brief program and a high-energy fashion show with other inspiring women.  Hosted by Carly Aplin, Red Dress Collection Founder and Sports & Entertainment Journalist.

Ladies Night Out At The Hope Chest For Breast Cancer

This a super fun event to help support women in our community that have breast cancer. The cost is 5.00 at the door. This is a donation to the Hope Chest cancer fund that will go directly to help women in our community. There will be many fun local artists and vendors to shop from. Silent auction, chair massages, fourtune telling, plus live music! We will have food donated by Joey Novas, treats and beverages. Come join us for this fun filled evening at The Hope Chest for Breast Cancer we would love to see you there! It's perfect place to find that special gift for your Valentine!

Sizzle for a Cause

Please join us for the fourth annual Sizzle for a Cause at the beautiful Cast & Cru Restaurant at the Old Log Theatre in Excelsior.  

In a "CHOPPED" style cooking competition, chefs will be given a variety of basic cooking ingredients and main-dish mystery items -- revealed at the last minute! Chefs have 30 minutes to wow a panel of celebrity judges. Judging is based on creativity, presentation, and taste.

This year's chef competitors come from the following local restaurants:


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