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Benefits & Fundraisers
Signature constants for this event include live music by Trailer Trash Band, the ever-popular Wall of Wine, and Emily Engberg, our MC and event auctioneer. There is always a very LIVELY live auction and a silent auction with something for everyone from tickets to a sporting event to those for the theater and opera. And as we’re an arts program, there are several works of art available, in addition to an Art by YOU project so you can express your creative side. You’ll enjoy hearty appetizers, desserts and a full cash bar. Read more about Breanna's Star: A Night of Art, Celebration and Giving
Join the South Uptown neighborhood at this annual fundraising chili festival. Hot chili and fixings will be served—vegetarian options available—along with drinks and desserts. Bid in the silent auction and get the chance to win a door prize. All proceeds will go to support the Joyce Uptown Food Shelf. All ages. 612.370.4907 Read more about Chilly Chili Fest
The Minneapolis Polar plunge challenges you to dive into the icy waters of Bde Maka Ska, but the reason will warm your heart. All proceeds raised will go to support Special Olympics Minnesota. All ages. 763.270.7119 Read more about Minneapolis Polar Plunge
To show his support for Chef Yia Vang's upcoming restaurant Vinai, James Beard finalist and acclaimed chef Jorge Guzman will team up with Yia for a private dinner with two seatings featuring a collaborative menu. A portion of the sales of this event will benefit Children’s Minnesota Hematology Oncology.
Menu will include:
The 4 elements of Hmong food—Rice, Proteins, Veggie/Broth and Hot Sauce—in a "family style" dinner that showcases the ethos of Vinai. Read more about A Vinai Fundraising Dinner With Chef Yia Vang and Chef Jorge Guzman
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will stop at Union Depot on Tuesday, December 10 for a musical performance. Attendees are encouraged to bring cash or a healthy food donation to benefit local food shelves. Canadian Pacific is committed to raising awareness about filling community food shelves with heart-healthy foods. Read more about Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Stops at Union Depot
Wear your favorite Hawaiian Shirt and join us in paying tribute to the musical stylings of Hawaii’s native son Don Ho. Meticulously crafted cocktails and a menu of heart brunch items will be served. Singing is encouraged. Singing while playing skeeball will be applauded. Make your reservation today. Read more about Oh No! Don Ho Cocktail Brunch
Feline Rescue volunteers are now offering free nail trimmings for cats and kittens at the Chuck & Don's Minneaplis - NE location on the 1st Sundays of the month. For their safety, all cats must be transported by carrier. Donations are appreciated for the care of the shelter and foster cats.
Please note: Chuck & Don's customers park in the nearby Lunds & Byerlys ramp for free Read more about Feline Rescue Cat Claw Clipping Clinic - Mpls NE
Feline Rescue volunteers are offering free nail clippings for cats and kittens on the 3rd Saturdays of the month at the Chuck & Don's Minneapolis - Calhoun location. For their safety, all cats and kittens must be transported by carrier. Donations are appreciated for the care of the shelter cats and kittens.
Earn your stripes and join the Minnesota Zoo for their annual Tiger Tracks 5K to raise money for wildlife conservation. The race starts at the Shady Oaks Picnic area and follows a course through the zoo on outdoor trails. Registered participants will receive free admission to the zoo on the event day and a commemorative t-shirt. Strollers are welcome. Read more about Tiger Tracks 5K and Family Run/ Walk