Benefits & Fundraisers

St. David's Center's Annual Make Them Shine Gala

Celebrate St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development with our emcee, KARE 11’s Rena Sarigianopoulos, fine dining, silent and live auctions, plus a vibrant After Party featuring live entertainment provided by local cover band, Junk FM. Proceeds from the Gala will fund critical services to the 1,800 children and their families who rely on St. David’s Center for inclusive early childhood education and early intervention and treatment services.

Plaid Friday

From the organizer:

For the second year in a row, dozens of local retailers will participate in an alternative campaign to Black Friday, known as Plaid Friday. Started five years ago in Oakland, Calif., Plaid Friday encourages consumers to put their holiday gift dollars back into the local economy by shopping at stores in their own communities.

Shop with Heart at Agape Gift Market

Trinity Lutheran Church in Long Lake is hosting its annual AGAPE Gift Market on November 14 & 15.  All are welcome!  Come shop artisan hand-made gifts, local vendors, jewelry, handbags, sweaters, vintage home decor, food, activities for kids, holiday cookie and baked goods sale!  Proceeds support local and global outreach organizations—shopping you can feel good about!  Saturday: 9am-4pm, Sunday: 9:30am-Noon. 2060 County Rd 6.


Still Kickin Show 2015

From the organizer:

Okay, every day is a Still Kickin day but this one is special. More special? The MOST SPECIAL.

We're taking time to go back through the history of posters that Aaron created. A limited number of his greatest hits will be available for auction, one last time.

Don Your Blues and Dancing Shoes!

your blues and dancing shoes!  On October
10, 2015 from 6:00 PM – 11:30 PM at the River Centre, the Saint Paul Police
Foundation is hosting a Blue Nite Gala to honor and benefit our Saint Paul
officers and community.  There will be refreshments,
dinner, silent and live auctions, and an after party featuring the band High
& Mighty.  Funds will support children
and youth programs.  An opportunity to
bid on silent auction items online begins on Saturday, October 3rd.  Individual tickets cost $165 for the general

10th Annual Tour de Tonka seeks volunteers!

Minnetonka Community Education presents the 10th Annual Tour
de Tonka bike ride, taking place on Saturday, August 1. Riders of all ages and
from across the country will get a chance to take in the beauty of the Lake
Minnetonka area and nearby communities. In 2014 there were over 3,100 riders
from 20 states. The event is fun, highly organized and the highlight of the
summer for hundreds of riders and volunteers alike. A portion of each rider's fee is donated to ICA Foodshelf (


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