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There is always something fun and family-friendly going on in Anoka County!  This section is to keep you up-to-date on all the fun events going on in your community and throughout Anoka County...
 

Haven's Point Sunday Brunch Buffet - Introducing our new 2015 Brunch every Sunday. Build your own Bloody Mary just the way you like it at our Bloody Mary Bar. Chef Carving Station, Made to Order Eggs, Omelets and Scramblers. Menu also includes Belgian Waffles, Biscuits & Country Gravy, Breakfast Potatoes, Freshly Baked Carmel Rolls and Muffins, the Season's Freshest Fruits and Berries, Hardwood Smoked Bacon & Sausage Links and more!  Located at Green Haven Golf Club, 2800 Greenhaven Rd., Anoka.  $13.99 Adults, $10.99 Seniors (65+), $6.99 Kids 9 - 12yrs, Kids 8 & under Free.  Reserve Today at 763-576-2961.  Click Here for Flyer

Now playing- Chanhassen Dinner Theatres - Stevie Ray's Comedy Cabaret!- Now playing in The Playhouse, Stevie Ray's Comedy Troupe will keep you laughing with comedy sketches, music and improv based on suggestions taken from the audience!  Shows are Thursday-Sunday. Tickets are $20 for Thursday & Sunday, Tickets are $25 for Friday & Saturday, Show is at 8p (Thursday-Saturday) and at 7p on Sunday, Reservations recommended at 952-934-1525 or order online at www.ChanhassenDT.com

Now Playing – The Chanhassen Dinner Theatre presents Mary Poppins - Based upon the iconic Disney film, MARY POPPINS is a family musical featuring breathtaking dance numbers and unforgettable songs including: “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Let’s Go Fly A Kite.” What could be more jolly?  Winner of 44 major theatre awards from around the globe, this enchanting musical has captivated audiences for generations, and now, she comes to life on Chanhassen's Main Stage to dazzle you!  Running now through October 24, 2015 - For tickets call 52-934-1525 or order online at www.ChanhassenDT.com

August 4, 2015 - Night to Unite - Neighbors joining together.  Don't miss out on this annual event that brings neighbors together to get to know one another and participate in the fight against crime.  It is also a great opportunity to connect with members of the local Police and Fire Departments.  Neighbors often participate in pot-luck dinners, grilling parties, games and other events, all organized by neighborhood volunteers.  It's a great neighborhood party with a great purpose.  Register your neighborhood party today!  Contact your local city to find out how to register. 

August 7, 2015 - Performances In The Park:  Schiffelly Puppets: The High Frying Adventures of Peter Pan - Schiffelly Puppets' Entertainment Programs bring the art of puppetry to community groups and organizations throughout the Upper Midwest. Comic situations, original puppet characters, and morals are added to classic fairy tales creating an action packed entertainment extravaganza. These humorous and fun-filled shows run approximately 35 minutes and are appropriate for the entire family.  Join us 10:30am at Aquatore Park in Blaine.  http://www.schiffellypuppets.com/

August 7, 2015 - American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Mille Lacs Co - No matter who you are, there is a place for you at the Relay For Life of Mille Lacs Co!  Help the American Cancer Society fight back against every cancer in every community - in countless ways.  Enjoy the Opening Ceremony, Silent Auction, games/activities, team recognition, great food, Luminaria Ceremony and so much more.  Friday, August 7th at Princeton High School, 807 8th Ave. S., Princeton, MN.  6:00am - 6:00pm.  For more information, or to for a team, please contact Jim Laskowski at 320-237-8121 or email jlaskowski@windstream.net www.relayforlife.org/millelacsmn

August 8, 2015 – 2015 Anoka Classic Car Show - The Anoka Classic Car Show is a family-friendly event, taking place on Saturday evenings 5:00pm – Dusk, May 16th through the finale September 12th.  Enter at 4th Ave. & Van Buren St. (1 block North of Main Street).  Come out and enjoy the show for free, listen to great music and enjoy great food.  For more information and to learn how to enter the show, visit the car show’s website.  For more information on any car show or the Finale, call Dave at 763-587-3076. 

August 9, 2015 - Concerts in the Park - Ray Evangelista - Join us on Sunday evenings for Concerts in the Park presented by the City of Anoka. Concerts are FREE!  All concerts begin at 7 p.m. and last approximately 1 hour.  Concerts are typically held in George Green Park at the Bicentennial Band Shell located in the southwest corner of the park.  (George Green Park is adjacent to the Anoka Aquatic Center). There is a small parking lot located on Sixth Avenue with ample on-street parking available surrounding the park on South Street and Sixth Avenue.   Click here for a Google map/directions to George Green Park, 1498 Sixth Avenue, Anoka, MN 55303.  Grab your blanket or lawn chair, family and friends, and plan to spend your evening among the picturesque oak trees at George Green Park, as you enjoy a variety of local and metro area musicians.  All concerts are weather permitting. We are unable to reschedule shows canceled due to weather. 

August 13, 2015 – Yellow Tree Theatre Season Soiree - Join us for our annual season kick-off party! Hob-nob with artists from our upcoming Season 8, eat yummy dessert and drink a little bubbly. You'll get to hear inside info from directors and actors about all our upcoming shows!  7:00pm, this event is free because, gosh-darnit, we like you.  We still need you to RSVP though. So go ahead and click the RSVP button. Yellow Tree Theatre, 320 5th Ave SE, Osseo, MN

August 14, 2015 – Coon Rapids Senior Center 40th Anniversary Celebration - The Super Senior Club formed in 1975 and started what is now known as the Coon Rapids Senior Center! Forty years later we are a vibrant hub of activity and fun! Join us as we do a little reminiscing and a lot of celebrating! The program begins at 1:30 with some short presentations, a slide show and some other fun! Then sit back and enjoy the music of the Riverside Swing Band, as you enjoy a root beer float. Cost of this event is $5.00 and is due one week in advance. Sign up begins immediately and can be done in person or by calling the Coon Rapids Senior Center at (763) 767-6473. Sponsored by Mary T., Inc.

August 14, 2015 - Performances In The Park:  AlphaBits - Sandy is a premier childrens entertainer.  Chris is a producer/songwriter. The duo rocks preschoolers w/an interactive show singing, dancing, clapping & hopping. AlphaBits perform familiar kids tunes, rock songs and original AlphaBits songs... w/ a groove.  Join us 10:30am at Aquatore Park in Blaine sandyandthehitmen.com/

August 14, 2015 - Movie In The Park - Family fun for everyone!  The Coon Rapids Community Strength Foundation and the City of Coon Rapids invite you to "Movie in the Park".  Friday, August 14th starting at 6:30pm with bouncers, balloon art, face painting and family activities.  The cost for unlimited time in the bouncers is $7 per child.  Fees for balloon art and face painting range from $2 - $4.  Concessions are also available.  Bring a blanket and enjoy the free movie.  Movie will begin at dusk (8:30pm) and this year we will be showing Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.    Located at Boulevard Park and the Coon Rapids Ice Center, 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd. 

August 15, 2015 – Groundbreaker Battle - The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts is hosting the 7th Annual Groundbreaker Battle on Saturday, August 15 from Noon – 8:00pm. The daylong family friendly event highlights the MSP local breaking crews along with crews competing from all over the nation.  Be a part of the action as crew vs. crew battle in hopes of winning one of three cash prizes. Judges have been selected from around the nation: B-Girl Vanicia (Nashville), B-Boy Float (Boston) and Red Bull sponsored B-Boy Easy Roc (L.A.) to determine the winning crew!  There will be Hip Hop and Beat-boxing workshops, an interactive graffiti installation with Juxtaposition Arts, community vendors, raffles, and performances by Ill Chemistry and the House of Dance youth group, even a special appearance from the Timberwolves Pup Crew. This event is sponsored by the Minnesota Twins, Red Bull, and the Minnesota Timberwolves. The 7th Annual Groundbreaker Battle will be held in the Butler Square parking lot on the North side of The Cowles Center.  Free and open to the public.  www.thecowlescenter.org.  

August 14 & 15, 2015 - EltonSongs: 1970-1976, Featuring Mick Sterling and Peter Guertin - EltonSongs returns for one final appearance in 2015 at CDT. The most prolific, influential period of Elton John and Bernie Taupin was from 1970-1976. EltonSongs celebrates and honors some of the most important deep tracks and hits during that time. Led by Minnesota Music Hall of Fame Winner and Midwest Hall of Fame Recipient, Mick Sterling, and the Musical Director of Brave New Workshop, Peter Guertin, EltonSongs features a huge 10-piece band that faithfully and powerfully performs hits including: “Benny and the Jets,” “Border Song,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Levon” and “Your Song” along with deep track masterpieces such as: “Funeral For a Friend,” “The King Must Die,” “Tonight,” “Madman Across the Water,” “Indian Sunset” and more. If you’re an Elton fan, EltonSongs is the Elton concert you would tell your friends about because the songs he played were so cool! Come celebrate the incredible songwriting of Elton John and Bernie Taupin!  For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com

August 15, 2015- The Well Sports Tavern & Grill 10th Anniversary Party - Join us at 3PM for our 10th Anniversary Party! Smoked bone-in chicken with all the fixings and the beer will flow from 3-5PM! Live music from Cisco 5PM and the Farmers Daughters at 8PM all only $10.00. Located at 35 Coon Rapids Blvd NW Coon Rapids, MN 55448.  http://www.wellsportstavern.com
 

August 15, 2015 – 2015 Anoka Classic Car Show - The Anoka Classic Car Show is a family-friendly event, taking place on Saturday evenings 5:00pm – Dusk, May 16th through the finale September 12th.  Enter at 4th Ave. & Van Buren St. (1 block North of Main Street).  Come out and enjoy the show for free, listen to great music and enjoy great food.  For more information and to learn how to enter the show, visit the car show’s website.  For more information on any car show or the Finale, call Dave at 763-587-3076. 

August 16, 2015 - Concerts in the Park - Jeff Brooks - Join us on Sunday evenings for Concerts in the Park presented by the City of Anoka. Concerts are FREE!  All concerts begin at 7 p.m. and last approximately 1 hour.  Concerts are typically held in George Green Park at the Bicentennial Band Shell located in the southwest corner of the park.  (George Green Park is adjacent to the Anoka Aquatic Center). There is a small parking lot located on Sixth Avenue with ample on-street parking available surrounding the park on South Street and Sixth Avenue.   Click here for a Google map/directions to George Green Park, 1498 Sixth Avenue, Anoka, MN 55303.  Grab your blanket or lawn chair, family and friends, and plan to spend your evening among the picturesque oak trees at George Green Park, as you enjoy a variety of local and metro area musicians.  All concerts are weather permitting. We are unable to reschedule shows canceled due to weather. 

August 21, 2015 - Performances In The Park:  Mixed Nuts – Adrenaline driven comedy for the whole family with audience participation.  Join us 10:30am at Aquatore Park in Blaine http://atouchofmagicentertainment.com/  

August 22, 2015 – 2015 Anoka Classic Car Show - The Anoka Classic Car Show is a family-friendly event, taking place on Saturday evenings 5:00pm – Dusk, May 16th through the finale September 12th.  Enter at 4th Ave. & Van Buren St. (1 block North of Main Street).  Come out and enjoy the show for free, listen to great music and enjoy great food.  For more information and to learn how to enter the show, visit the car show’s website.  For more information on any car show or the Finale, call Dave at 763-587-3076. 

August 23, 2015 - Concerts in the Park - Biscuit Boy Band - Join us on Sunday evenings for Concerts in the Park presented by the City of Anoka. Concerts are FREE!  All concerts begin at 7 p.m. and last approximately 1 hour.  Concerts are typically held in George Green Park at the Bicentennial Band Shell located in the southwest corner of the park.  (George Green Park is adjacent to the Anoka Aquatic Center). There is a small parking lot located on Sixth Avenue with ample on-street parking available surrounding the park on South Street and Sixth Avenue.   Click here for a Google map/directions to George Green Park, 1498 Sixth Avenue, Anoka, MN 55303.  Grab your blanket or lawn chair, family and friends, and plan to spend your evening among the picturesque oak trees at George Green Park, as you enjoy a variety of local and metro area musicians.  All concerts are weather permitting. We are unable to reschedule shows canceled due to weather. 

August 27 – 29, 2015 - Rumours and Dreams, The Music of Fleetwood Mac -
For fans of Fleetwood Mac or anyone who simply loves melodic rock ‘n’ roll, this remarkable show returns to CDT after numerous sold-out engagements last year is an absolute must-see. Singer-songwriter Pamela McNeill has compiled a song list of Fleetwood Mac’s most well-loved songs delivered impeccably by a nine-piece ensemble of gifted musicians that is truly inspired. By the end of this show you’re guaranteed to be on your feet. Soak up hits including: "Rhiannon," "You Make Lovin' Fun," Don't Stop Thinkin' About Tomorrow," "Gypsy," "Tusk," "Little Lies," "Sara" and many, many more. Stevie and Mick would approve!
For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com

August 28, 2015 - Summer in the City Neighborhood Meetings - Summer is hear and the "Summer in the City" neighborhood meetings are in full swing.  Council members and staff invite you to come out to one of the upcoming events at a park near you.  This annual series is a great opportunity to meet your council members and talk with City staff about projects going on in your neighborhood and through the city.  Join us Tuesday, August 28th at Rierview Park, 2420 105th Avenue., Coon Rapids.  The event runs from 6:30pm - 8:00pm.  Presentation at 7:00pm.  Fire trucks, police cars, public works equipment and other displays from various city departments will also be at the events. 

 

August 29, 2015 – 2015 Anoka Classic Car Show - The Anoka Classic Car Show is a family-friendly event, taking place on Saturday evenings 5:00pm – Dusk, May 16th through the finale September 12th.  Enter at 4th Ave. & Van Buren St. (1 block North of Main Street).  Come out and enjoy the show for free, listen to great music and enjoy great food.  For more information and to learn how to enter the show, visit the car show’s website.  For more information on any car show or the Finale, call Dave at 763-587-3076. 

September 5, 2015 – 2015 Anoka Classic Car Show - The Anoka Classic Car Show is a family-friendly event, taking place on Saturday evenings 5:00pm – Dusk, May 16th through the finale September 12th.  Enter at 4th Ave. & Van Buren St. (1 block North of Main Street).  Come out and enjoy the show for free, listen to great music and enjoy great food.  For more information and to learn how to enter the show, visit the car show’s website.  For more information on any car show or the Finale, call Dave at 763-587-3076. 

September 12, 2015 - Bunker Stampede 5K - Run or walk a scenic 5K in Bunker Hills Regional Park or sign your kids up for the half mile Fun Run which will immediately follow the race. Professional timing, a race t-shirt and a discounted rate will be guaranteed for 5K racers who register by August 22. Registration check-in will be held at Bunker Hills Pavilion #3.  Check-in/Registration - 7:30 a.m., 5K Run - 9:00 a.m., Kids Fun Run will immediately follow the completion of the 5k.  Register prior to August 22 and save $5. Discount will reflect at checkout.  Click Here for Details and to Register.

September 12, 2015 - Coon Rapids Pet Fair - Calling all animal lovers!  You are invited to the first-ever Coon Rapids Pet Fair!  Saturday, September 12th 11:00am - 2:00pm at Lions Coon Creek Park, 1664 - 119th Ave.  This event will showcase local resources, vendors, products and services for pet lovers!  Enjoy K-9 demonstrations and participate in the dog parade and turtle races.  More information will be online in August at www.coonrapidsmn.gov

September 11 thru October 11, 2015 – Dancing Lughnasa - A powerful story of five unmarried sisters in 1930s rural Ireland struggling with life, love and the quest for freedom. This deeply moving Tony Award winning play about faith, hope and the sorrow of unvarnished reality follows one Irish family’s passionate journey as they challenge rigid establishment and risk facing an uncertain future.  By Brian Friel, Directed by Jon Cranney.  Yellow Tree Theatre, 320 5th Ave SE, Osseo, MN.  Click Here for Tickets or call 763-493-8733.

September 12, 2015 - The Andrews Sisters: Music & Memories - Making its Fireside Theatre debut is a high-energy nostalgic trip down memory lane, featuring the signature vocal sound of Minnesota’s own Andrews Sisters. The performers - Lisa Pallen, Kathy Mueller and Aimee Lee beautifully recreate the vocal stylings of the first million-selling “girl group,” backed by a 6-piece band led by two-time Ivey Award-winning arranger and musical director Raymond Berg. You’ll enjoy “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Rum and Coca Cola,” “Apple Blossom Time” and many more of their greatest hits. Hosted by Bill Arnold of Triple Espresso fame, audiences of all ages will enjoy this delightful offering of the great music of the Swing Era!  For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com

August 12, 2015 – 2015 Anoka Classic Car Show Finale - 9:00am - 4:00pm at Anoka High School, 3939 7th Ave. N.  $10 entry or $5 with 3 or more food items for Anoka Food Shelf.  All years, makes and models, spectators FREE.  Come out and enjoy the show for free, listen to great music and enjoy great food.  There will also be a swap meet going on.  For more information and to learn how to enter the show, visit the car show’s website.  For more information on any car show or the Finale, call Dave at 763-587-3076. 

September 15, 2015 - Anoka County Sheriff's Office Open House - Learn more about your Sheriff's office!  There will be tours, demonstrations, check out our new mobile digital forensic lab, displays and more.  Tuesday, September 15th from 4:00pm - 7:00pm, 13301 Hanson Blvd NW, Andover, MN. 

September 19, 2015 - Lupus Walk for Hope & 5K Trail Run – Twin Cities - Walk/Run starts at 10:30 a.m. at French Regional Park, 12605 Rockford Road, Plymouth, MN 55441.  Funding research and support, stride by stride and side by side. Join the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota (LFM) for our 18thannual Lupus Walk for Hope and 5K Trail Run – Twin Cities. LFM has funded lupus research for nearly 40 years. This event, and other LFM fundraisers, allows us to provide grants to prominent researchers in the field of lupus research. A portion of event proceeds will also support efforts to increase public awareness of the disease throughout Minnesota and beyond. LFM works to improve the quality of life for people affected by lupus through support, training, education and resource referrals. Individuals and groups of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the walk and run. Cost of Walk for Hope is $10 ($15 on event day) and the 5K Trail run is $25 ($30 on event day). For more information, visit the calendar listing on the LFM website: http://www.lupusmn.org/calendar/lupus-walk-hope-5k-trail-run-twin-cities/

September 21, 2015 – Stepping Stone’s ParTee Fore A Purpose Golf Tournament -  Join us on Monday, September 21 at TPC of the Twin Cities for an incredible round of golf and dinner reception, supporting Stepping Stone Emergency Housing, Anoka County’s only licensed homeless shelter.  Stepping Stone provides emergency shelter and support to 66 homeless men and women, as young as 18 years old. We have a unique approach, knowledge and determination to prevent the need for future long- term homelessness.  For more information and to register go to www.steppingstoneeh.org.  Register by August 3rd to get the Early Bird Discount!

September 24 - 26, 2015 - Takin' It To The Limit, A Tribute to the Eagles - Back by popular demand! Two bands, Collective Unconscious and The Fabulous Armadillos, combine talents and return to present this most remarkable tribute concert to The Eagles - the quintessential band of the '70s and '80s. Audiences here have loved every minute of this concert event and are known to sing and even dance along to such hits as: “Take it Easy,” “Life in The Fast Lane,” “Desperado” and so many more. This show played to sold-out houses in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Do not miss this return engagement! For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com

September 26, 2015 - Lupus Walk for Hope & 5K Run – Rochester - Walk/Run starts at 10:30 a.m. at Essex Park, 5455 West River Road NW, Rochester, MN 55901.  Funding research and support, stride by stride and side by side. Join the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota (LFM) for our 15thannual Lupus Walk for Hope and 5K Run – Rochester. LFM has funded lupus research for nearly 40 years. This event, and other LFM fundraisers, allows us to provide grants to prominent researchers in the field of lupus research. A portion of event proceeds will also support efforts to increase public awareness of the disease throughout Minnesota and beyond. LFM works to improve the quality of life for people affected by lupus through support, training, education and resource referrals. Individuals and groups of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the walk and run. Cost of Walk for Hope is $10 ($15 on event day) and the 5K Trail run is $25 ($30 on event day). For more information, visit the calendar listing on the LFM website: http://www.lupusmn.org/calendar/lupus-walk-hope-5k-run-rochester/

October 2 & 3, 2015 - Neil! Martin Zellar's Tribute to Neil Diamond - With a career spanning generations, the music of Neil Diamond remains among the most popular in the world. Performing hits including: “Sweet Caroline,” "Kentucky Woman," “Solitary Man,” "America" and “Cherry, Cherry” this show pays tribute to Neil Diamond the timeless songwriter and entertainer.  For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com

October 3, 2015 - Lupus Walk for Hope & 5K Run – Duluth - Walk/Run starts at 10:00 a.m. at Lakewalk, beginning at Grandma’s Sports Garden & Event Center, 425 South Lake Avenue, Duluth, MN 55802.  Funding research and support, stride by stride and side by side. Join the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota (LFM) for our fifth annual Lupus Walk for Hope and 5K Run – Duluth. LFM has funded lupus research for nearly 40 years. This event, and other LFM fundraisers, allows us to provide grants to prominent researchers in the field of lupus research. A portion of event proceeds will also support efforts to increase public awareness of the disease throughout Minnesota and beyond. LFM works to improve the quality of life for people affected by lupus through support, training, education and resource referrals. Individuals and groups of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the walk and run. Cost of Walk for Hope is $10 ($15 on event day) and the 5K Trail run is $25 ($30 on event day). For more information, visit the calendar listing on the LFM website: http://www.lupusmn.org/calendar/lupus-walk-hope-5k-run-duluth/

October 9, 2015 - Beautiful Vision - The Songs of Van Morrison, featuring Mick Sterling - The many incarnations of Van Morrison from "Brown-Eyed Girl" and "Domino" to "Into The Mystic" and "Cleaning Windows" is celebrated and led by Twin Cities’ soul and bluesman Mick Sterling and a band so strong that Van Morrison would surely choose it for his own. Intricate, essential background vocals are brilliantly handled by Cate Fierro, Katie Gearty and Michelle Cassioppi with the classic Van horn parts delivered by The Street Choir Horn Section. Hear songs including “Jackie Wilson Said,” “Moondance,” “I’ve Been Working,” “Tupelo Honey,” “Crazy Love” and many more. One of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s most celebrated and unique voices of rock, soul and blues will be joyfully honored. One night only!  For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com

October 10, 2015 - The Tenderness Sessions - GIANTS of '60s Memphis Soul featuring Mick Sterling - An undeniably sultry night of classic Memphis Soul and R&B featuring the songs of Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, and Wilson Pickett featuring songs including: "Soulman," Try a Little Tenderness," "I've Got Dreams To Remember," "When Something is Wrong with My Baby" and many more. Spotlighting legendary Twin Cities' singers: Maurice Jacox, Willie Walker and Mick Sterling, along with a killer band and horn section, this premier event is filled with energy, shimmer, rhythm and excitement. Look for some special guest vocalists that night too!  For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com

October 24, 2015 - Pumpkin Carving Contest - Aitkin Riverside Park, Free to the first 100 children 12 and under. More details to come.  Sponsored by Berry Hill Farm & Northstar Towing.  Visit http://anokahalloween.com/ for all the details and events. 

October 24, 2015 - Light Up the Night Parade - Main Street Anoka, Get ready to watch a spooktacular parade when the lights go off on Main Street! Bootiful floats with shining lights drive through for all to see!  Sponsored by Border Lines Pavement Maintenance.  More details coming - Visit http://anokahalloween.com/ for all the details and events. 

October 24, 2015 - Fired Up for Fun Bonfire - Anoka’s High School All Class Reunion is this day too!  River Plaza (formally City Hall).  Free family fun. Food vendors open at 4pm, before the Night Parade and stay through the bonfire. The bonfire starts as soon as the parade ends. Special attraction! Ghost Busters will be present! Music!  Sponsored by Subway of Downtown Anoka.  Visit http://anokahalloween.com/ for all the details and events. 

November 3 thru December 27, 2015 – A Hunting Shack Christmas - Our newest smash-hit holiday comedy is back by popular demand! Your favorite hunting shack family returns with all their outrageous foibles! A true Minnesota comedy featuring deerheads, passive aggressiveness and great big jars of unidentifiable pickled things. After last year’s completely SOLD OUT run you’ll want to snag your tickets before they disappear like Junie’s famous Krumkake! By Jessica Lind Peterson, Directed by Jason Peterson.  Yellow Tree Theatre, 320 5th Ave SE, Osseo, MN.  Click Here for Tickets or call 763-493-8733.

November 6 & 7, 2015 - E Street Shuffle/Detroit Muscle, The Songs of Bruce Springsteen & Bob Seger - The thematic songs of Rock‘n’Roll Hall of Fame recipients Bruce Springsteen and Bob Seger have provided a memorable soundtrack for anyone with a car radio or record player. The combination of the songs of these two iconic artists in one night at The Fireside Theatre will be quite frankly, unstoppable! Springsteen classics such as “Born to Run,” “Backstreets,” “Rosalita,” “Jungleland” and “Dancing in the Dark” will be joined by Seger classics such as “Mainstreet,” “Night Moves,” “Hollywood Nights,” “Get out of Denver,” “Katmandu,” “Ramblin' Man” and many more. Lead vocals will be handled by two of the most recognized, influential voices in the Twin Cities’ music scene, Mark Lickteig and Mick Sterling. The magic created by the E Street Band and the Silver Bullet Band will be duplicated by a band led by the three rocking guitars of Jody Hanks, Billy Larson and Jason Ploof, along with two keyboardists, and of course, you’ll enjoy glorious sax stylings reminiscent of both The Big Man and Alto Reed! E Street Shuffle/Detroit Muscle will unite the energies of Jersey and Detroit and blow the roof off at Chanhassen. Don't miss this show!  For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com

November 7, 2015 - Home Improvement and Design Expo - Attention all home improvement enthusiast! Don’t miss your opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest home improvement products and services to get your home renovation projects off to the right start. Talk with the experts and get free tips and ideas! Meet builders, remodelers, landscapers, designers, painters, architects, interior designers and more. Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long.  Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Food Shelf.  10:00am - 5:00pm at National Sports Center, 1700 105th Ave. Blaine, MN To exhibit or attend call 952-238-1700 http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com. Print FREE tickets at: www.mediamaxevents.com/vip

November 7, 2015 - FABFEST - It’s About You this fall! Join us for a day full of special events, FLASH SALES throughout town and opportunities to win mystery prizes from your favorite Downtown Anoka shops. Plus, enter for a chance to win a fabulous Grand Prize. Grab your girlfriends and make a day out of it!  Downtown Anoka. 

November 20 & 21, 2015 - Rainy Days & Mondays: The Music of the Carpenters - Do not miss this stellar tribute to The Carpenters, the biggest selling soft-rock group of the '70s. If you were a fan of The Carpenters, this concert will make you smile, sway and want to sing along. Aimee Lee, the quintessential "Karen," is backed by 12 musicians and back-up singers who perfectly re-create that classic Carpenters sound you remember and love. Featuring beloved classics, such as “Close To You,” “Yesterday Once More,” “We've Only Just Begun,” "Mr. Postman," “Superstar,” “For All We Know” and many, many more! Book early — this favorite sells out in a flash. Do not delay! For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at  www.ChanhassenDT.com

November 21, 2015 - Home Improvement and Design Expo - Attention all home improvement enthusiast! Don’t miss your opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest home improvement products and services to get your home renovation projects off to the right start. Talk with the experts and get free tips and ideas! Meet builders, remodelers, landscapers, designers, painters, architects, interior designers and more. Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long.  Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Food Shelf.  10:00am - 5:00pm at Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Rd., Maple Grove.  To exhibit or attend call 952-238-1700 http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com. Print FREE tickets at: www.mediamaxevents.com/vip

November 28 – December 31, 2015 – Christmas Byda Lake – The Seasons Dinner Theater at Majestic Oaks presents this musical comedy.  “Christmas Byda Lake” is a sleepy little place during cold Minnesota months, where most of the lake frontage has been closed up and winterized for the season.  It’s the perfect hide away for mystery writer Joe Chapel to work without distraction.  That is, until an unusual opening in the ice appears right in front of his place and, suddenly, Joe is confronted with a lot of unwanted attention, shattering his Christmas calm.  Many of the locals believe the opening looks like a moose.  Others are making a pilgrimage down the only plowed driveway on the lake because they think it looks like an angel.  Joe doesn’t care what it looks like; he just wants to be left alone! The very funny Greg Eiden rejoins the Season’s Dinner Theatre cast in this original musical comedy written and produced by Tom and Patti McCarthy.  Come on and spend some time with us this Christmas ‘by da lake!’  Click here for tickets: majesticoaksgolfclub.tix.com

February 5 thru March 6, 2016 – Clybourne Park - An outrageously funny and spiky new satirical comedy takes a razor-sharp jab at race and real estate in a fictional Chicago neighborhood. One agile ensemble of actors play two sets of characters in the play The Washington Post deemed “one of its feistiest, funniest evenings in years.” Winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best New Play and the 2011 Pulitzer Prize!  By Bruce Norris, Directed by Craig Johnson.  Yellow Tree Theatre, 320 5th Ave SE, Osseo, MN.  Click Here for Tickets or call 763-493-8733.

April 8 thru May 8, 2016 – Violet - A captivating musical following the story of a young woman’s quest for beauty amidst the image-obsessed landscape of the 1960s. Facially disfigured in a childhood accident, Violet dreams of a miraculous transformation through the power of faith. Convinced that a televangelist in Oklahoma can heal her, she hops a Greyhound bus and starts the journey of a lifetime. Featuring a pulsating rich score of country, gospel and blues that will leave you breathless! Music by Jeanine Tesori, Libretto by Brian Crawley, Directed by Sean Byrd.  Yellow Tree Theatre, 320 5th Ave SE, Osseo, MN.  Click Here for Tickets or call 763-493-8733.

 


Serving over 113,000 young people across Central Minnesota & Western Wisconsin. Our programs offer young men & women opportunities to be active and grow through hands-on experiences, activities, and service projects in your community and across the globe. Scouting means Doing!  Get involved!  For more information, call 763-231-7201.  www.northernstarbsa.org

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ACBC Food Shelf & Clothing:  Give Back to Your Community!  They Need You!  We accept non-perishable food items, clean, in-season, ready to wear clothing, books, toys, linens, household and miscellaneous items.  Donations accepted Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:00am - 1:00am, or schedule a drop off time by calling 763-422-0043.  2615 9th Ave N, Anoka.  Donate online at www.ACBCFoodShelf.org.

Every Thursday 4:00-6:00 PM: Hope for the Community Come by for a few bags of free groceries!  Everyone is welcome. Invite your friends, family, neighbors, and co. workers.  Kingswood Church 1264 109th Avenue NE, Blaine. 763-757-4266  Click Here For More Details

The Mounds Theatre:  Whether you want to catch a fantastic play, enjoy a lively musical or dance, take a community class or even rent this space for your own private event, St. Paul's beautiful historic and newly renovated theatre in the Dayton's Bluff area offers you fine entertainment and a welcoming neighborhood spot.  Click Here For Events & Details

Anoka Senior Center:  Enjoy a delicious and nutritious lunch M-F for a suggested donation of $3.50, including milk, coffee and dessert.  For more info call 763-427-6646 orClick Here For More Details
Click Here for the monthly "Anoka Senior Times" Newsletter

Anoka County is full of history!  See and relive it at the Anoka County History Center & Library!  Home of the Anoka County Historical Society.  For more info,
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There are plenty of things to do and see at Springbrook Nature Center! For more info, Click Here


There's always something fun happening at the Library!  For more info, call 763-785-3695 or Click Here

Senior Dances at the Coon Rapids American Legion - 2nd & 3rd Wednesday of the month from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  $4.00/person, For more info, call 763-421-6260.

Anoka Women of Today - Get involved with your community!
For more info, Click here

FREE Breast Cancer Screening available for qualifying women who are over 40, meet income requirements, and are either under-insured or have no insurance to cover the cost of testing.  For more info, call MN Dept of Health Sage Program, 1-888-643-2584

Give the gift of music year 'round! 
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The following agencies might be able to provide assistance with
 your energy bills this winter:

 * Community Action Program - 763-783-4747
(Calls are taken
    from October 1st through May 31.)
 

 
*Welfare & Social Service Financial Assistance
   
Adults - 763-422-7200
    Adults with Children - 763-717-7700

 * CEAP - 763-783-4930

 
* Salvation Army HeatShare - 763-755-6873 (ext 123 or 124)
 

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