Andover • Anoka • Blaine • Centerville • Circle Pines • Columbia Heights • Coon Rapids • East Bethel • Fridley • Ham Lake • Lexington • Lino Lakes
Nowthen • Oak Grove • Ramsey • St. Francis • Spring Lake Park

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...  Everything is in date order.  For On-going events/groups Click Here
 


A PREMIER CONCERT VENUE
Welcome to Le Musique Room, located INSIDE the ST.  MICHAEL CINEMA.

Music fans can expect incredible sound, lighting and video accouterments in the 199-seat theater and concert space, complete with Parisian design elements that highlight the entire complex.  Offering a broad menu including original music, singer-songwriters, classic country, jazz, classic rock, new country, tribute acts, themed shows, big band music, and more!  We will also feature both regional and national touring acts.

CLICK HERE FOR UPCOMING SHOWS



Now Playing - Chanhassen Dinner Theatre Presents: Mamma Mia - One mom. One daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!  It’s sequins, spandex and feather boas on a Greek Island paradise! Get ready to have the time of your life with Mamma Mia! A daughter planning her wedding longs to discover the identity of her father. She brings three men from her mother’s secret past back to the Greek island they’d all visited 20 years ago. This sunny, funny tale is a guaranteed get-happy hit. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless popular songs propel this delightful story of love, laughter and friendship. Don’t miss the theatrical sensation that’s been enjoyed by over 60 million people across the globe. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit that’ll have you dancing in the aisles! Running now through September 28, 2019/  Click Here for Tickets or call the Box Office at 952.934.1525.


March 21, 2019 - Ladies Night Out Vendor & Craft Show Event - Join us for a great night out with your girlfriends.  Swag bags for the first 30 in the door, Cash Bar, DJ music, appetizers and shop from over 30 crafters and vendors.  You never know what you will find!  Thursday, March 21st from 5:30pm - 8:30pm at Banquets of Minnesota, 1009 109th Ave NE, Blaine.  Find out more on our Facebook Event Page.

March 22, 2019 – Comedy at the Courtyards with Bryan Cork - The Surely You Jest Comedy Season at Courtyards of Andover keeps on keeping on with dinner and hilarity.  Tickets include Buffet Dinner (6-7:30pm), Comedy show starts at 8:00pm.  Cash Bar throughout the evening. Tickets are $40 General Admission or $45 Reserved (excludes Valentine’s shows). Click Here for Tickets or call 763-754-6953 to buy a Five Show Reserved Seating Package for only $180 or Buy a table of up to 8 for $280 (excludes Valentine’s Day shows).  Larger party accommodations available. 

March 23, 2019 ~ HOME Improvement and Design EXPO™ - Attention all home improvement enthusiast! Don’t miss your opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest products, services and information to help turn your dream home into a reality. Start your next projects off to the right start. Talk with the experts and get free tips and renovation ideas! Meet builders, remodelers, landscapers, designers, painters, architects, interior designers and more. Everything from bathroom and kitchen renovations to lawn and landscape. Even get help with your home décor! It’s everything from inside/out to basement/roof! Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long.  Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Mounds View Community Center, 5394 Edgewood Dr., Mounds View. $6 admission or FREE with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf. http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700.

March 27, 2019 – Patsy Cline Tribute Concert - Colleen Raye and her country band bring the music of Patsy Cline to life with soulful vocals and warm personality. Sing or even yodel along as Colleen involves the audience in this musical journey.  2:00pm Matinee.  For tickets Call 612-314-9199 or go to www.goexit205.com

March 29, 2019 – Zeppo:  Led Zeppelin Tribute - We're just four men paying homage to a bundle of sticks by spraying physical graffiti on the houses of the holy.  8:00pm Show.  For tickets Call 612-314-9199 or go to www.goexit205.com

March 30, 2019 – Hallelujah We Love Him So - The word "genius" is tossed around far too casually these days.  Concerning Ray Charles, the word was apt, and probably downplayed.  “HALLELUJAH WE LOVE HIM SO,” another fantastic show from Mick Sterling Presents being performed at at the Chankaska Winer is an unabashed love-fest from a collection of top Twin Cities’ players to the man who molded and inspired them to pick up an instrument or be a singer.  Led by Mick Sterling, the band features a 3-piece horn section, 3 background singers and a soulful, bluesy rhythm section. The soulful orchestra is driven by Twin Cities legend Bobby Vandell on drums.  From “Georgia on my Mind,” “Hit The Road Jack” and “I Got A Woman,” to the essential “Drown in My Own Tears,” “Crying Time,” “I Can’t Stop Loving You” and many other songs that he made his own, “HALLELUJAH WE LOVE HIMSO” is a show that will make you want to stand up and cheer.  Come see the show that Prince jumped up on stage and performed with and celebrated the man, The Genius of Soul, Mr. Ray Charles.  8pm Show.  For tickets go to www.goexit205.com   or call the Box office at 612-314-9199. 

April 2, 2019 - Head Start-Early Head Start Open House - The Anoka/Washington County Head Start-Early Head Start Program will be hosting an Open House on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at our Family Development Center located at 9574 Foley Boulevard, Coon Rapids, MN 55433. Learn about all the different FREE programs that we offer for families with children from birth to age five and pregnant women. Enrollment staff will be available to answer questions and help with the application process. Visit our website www.accap.org or give us a call at 763-783-4300.

April 4, 2019 - Neil Diamond Tribute by Doug Allen Nash - Nashville Recording Artist Doug Allen Nash featuring A-List Big Band! Get ready to sing along as only the music of Neil Diamond can do. Doug has toured 87 countries with the USO and features a Special Tribute to the American Veterans in his show. This is truly an All American concert.  Show at 2:00pm.  For tickets go to www.goexit205.com  or call the Box Office at 612-314-9199.

April 5, 2019 – Comedy at the Courtyards with Ed Hill - The Surely You Jest Comedy Season at Courtyards of Andover keeps on keeping on with dinner and hilarity.  Tickets include Buffet Dinner (6-7:30pm), Comedy show starts at 8:00pm.  Cash Bar throughout the evening. Tickets are $40 General Admission or $45 Reserved (excludes Valentine’s shows). Click Here for Tickets or call 763-754-6953 to buy a Five Show Reserved Seating Package for only $180 or Buy a table of up to 8 for $280 (excludes Valentine’s Day shows).  Larger party accommodations available. 

April 5, 2019 - An Evening with Keri Noble - Le Musique Room is proud to present KERI NOBLE in a special evening of music.  This Detroit native and now Twin Cities mainstay has had her songs recorded by Kelly Clarkson and featured on “Grey’s Anatomy.” If you have missed Keri in the past, you will not want to miss her this time.  8:00pm show.  For tickets call the box office at 612-314-9199 or go on line at www.goexit205.com.

April 6, 2019 ~ Longevity Health EXPO™ - The Longevity EXPO offers attendees options to see all the latest products and services for gaining better health.  Up to 110 Exhibitors and visit two Stages filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long. This show is all about products, services and information that will help you stay healthy and well at any age! See the latest in anti-aging, nutrition, fitness, men’s & women’s health, medical information, weight loss, health services, living-in-place, and much more! Stay active and visit the Longevity EXPO – your better life awaits.  Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Maple Grove Community Center – 12951 Weaver Lake Road – Maple Grove, MN 55369. Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for Golden Valley Family Center Food Shelf.  See all the attractions at: http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700.

April 6, 2019 - Fix It Clinic - Bring your broken small household appliances, clothing, electronics and more.  WE provide free guided assistance to disassemble and fix your items.  Items must be small enough to carry such as vacuums, fans, toys, laptops and more.  Funded by the Anoka County Board of Commissioners & State SCORE fund (Select Committee on Recycling and the Environment).  Saturday, April 6th, 10:00am - 1:00pm at the Coon Rapids Public Works, 1831 - 111th Ave. NW, Coon Rapids

April 6, 2019 – Cross of Christ Carnival and Silent Auction - Carnival will be available for kids to enjoy, this will include a bounce house, face painting, balloon animals, bingo, games and other fun activities. Bingo and silent auction will be available for adults.  No entrance fee. Concessions will be available to purchase lunch, snacks and beverages.  11:00am – 3:00pm at Cross of Christ Lutheran School, 9931 Foley Blvd., Coon Rapids.  A DONATION OF A NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEM FOR THE FOOD SHELF IS ENCOURAGED.  http://www.crossofchristschool.us/

April 6, 2019 – SFO Journey Tribute with a salute to Kansas and Foreigner  - All the hits by 3 of the biggest bands in rock and roll history - Journey, Kansas and Foreigner. Gabe and boys bring the spot on vocals and sounds of the best tribute to Journey anywhere. Sing along with all the hits as they just keep this timeless music alive.  8:00pm ShowFor tickets Call 612-314-9199 or go to www.goexit205.com. 

April 10, 2019 - The Ultimate Tribute Show Featuring Wayne Luchau - From The Birth of Rock & Roll tothe Teen Idols of the 50's & 60's.  Performed in the authentic style from the era!  2:00pm Matinee ShowFor tickets Call 612-314-9199 or go to www.goexit205.com. 

April 11, 2019 – Winter Concert Series; Bill Koncor Accordion - The Winter Concert Series sponsored by the Coon Rapids Arts Commission kicks , f next Thursday with the band, Good Foot Express (variety). Get your tickets now at the front desk of City Hall from 8 am to 4:30 pm, or purchase tickets at the door.  All events take place at 7 p.m. at the Coon Rapids Civic Center, 11155 Robinson Drive.  To see more events and activities going on in Coon Rapids, visit the City Website Calendar.  Click Here for Flyer.

April 11, 20119 - Almost Cooper An Alice Cooper Experience - Hello Hooray! Let the show begin, we've been ready! ALMOST COOPER® is more than a Tribute. It is a journey into the world of Alice Cooper loaded with special effects, lighting, props and great songs!  Almost Cooper® is the only show in the World that brings you the complete Vaudeville Style Rock n’ Roll Horror show that Alice is famous for and it’s coming to Le’Musique Room with a complete stage production featuring Live Snakes! A Real Guillotine! A 12 Foot tall Frankenalice monster.  The Nightmare Nurses-(As Seen on stage with Alice) and everything else that made Alice Cooper “The Godfather Of Shock Rock!”  Almost Cooper® is lead by World Famous Celebrity impersonator Bobby Jensen.  Bobby has over 16 years of experience impersonating Alice Cooper in HAIRBALL and has performed with him live on stage for fundraisers in Las Vegas as well as the Alice Cooper Christmas Pudding in 2013.  7:30pm ShowFor tickets Call 612-314-9199 or go to www.goexit205.com. 

April 12, 2019 – Comedy at the Courtyards with Mr. Showtime David Scott - The Surely You Jest Comedy Season at Courtyards of Andover keeps on keeping on with dinner and hilarity.  Tickets include Buffet Dinner (6-7:30pm), Comedy show starts at 8:00pm.  Cash Bar throughout the evening. Tickets are $40 General Admission or $45 Reserved (excludes Valentine’s shows). Click Here for Tickets or call 763-754-6953 to buy a Five Show Reserved Seating Package for only $180 or Buy a table of up to 8 for $280 (excludes Valentine’s Day shows).  Larger party accommodations available. 

April 12, 20119 - Abba Tribute Abbasolutely - Back for another great night it's Abbasolutely! When you think of SUPER GROUPS that had a profound and lasting affect on the music of our times, ABBA definitely is a SUPER GROUP.  These guys reproduce that amazing sound, feel and vibe that quickly became the bar to rise to in the music world.   Come see and feel the good times of ABBA!  For tickets Call 612-314-9199 or go to www.goexit205.com. 

April 12 through May 12, 2019 – Cry It Out - Cooped up on maternity leave and starved for conversation, neighbors Jessie and Lina become fast friends when they begin daily coffee dates in their adjoining backyards while their newborns nap. Though from vastly different financial backgrounds, they bond over their ferocious love for their babies and the monumental demands of new motherhood. When a stranger from a nearby mansion drops by to ask if his wife who is “having a hard time” can join their coffee klatch, their fearsome two-some is infiltrated with shocking results. A whip-smart comedy with a sharp edge, Cry it Out takes an honest look at being home with a baby, the power of female friendship, the dilemma of going back to work, and the effect class has on parenthood in America.  Running April 12th through May 12th at the Yellow Tree Theatre in Osseo.  Click Here for Tickets or call the Box Office at 763-493-8733.

April 14, 2019 - Gospel According to St. Mark - Since Tom Stolz first performed his moving recitation of The Gospel According to St. Mark in 1984 at the Old Log Theater, it has become a favorite Lenten season tradition with Twin Cities’ audiences. Without props, costumes, or sets, dependent totally on the rich and beautiful language of the King James Bible, the story of Jesus is reborn in the hearts and minds of the audience. Suitable for all ages, he presents The Gospel of According to St. Mark as a message of love and hope to the world.  Sunday, April 14, 7:00pm with Dinner preceding or Wednesday, April 17, 1:00pm with Lunch preceding.  $22 Show Only, $37 Dinner & Show.  https://www.chanhassendt.com/

April 17, 2019 - Gospel According to St. Mark - Since Tom Stolz first performed his moving recitation of The Gospel According to St. Mark in 1984 at the Old Log Theater, it has become a favorite Lenten season tradition with Twin Cities’ audiences. Without props, costumes, or sets, dependent totally on the rich and beautiful language of the King James Bible, the story of Jesus is reborn in the hearts and minds of the audience. Suitable for all ages, he presents The Gospel of According to St. Mark as a message of love and hope to the world.  Wednesday, April 17, 1:00pm with Lunch preceding.  $22 Show Only, $37 Dinner & Show.  https://www.chanhassendt.com/

April 17, 2019 – That’ll Be The Day - Colleen Raye Productions presents this NEW SHOW featuring the talented Wayne Luchau, Colleen Raye and Debbie O’Keefe with The Echoes Rock and Roll Band. They will be performing the dynamic music of Roy Orbison, Linda Ronstadt, and Gene Pitney. You’ll hear your favorites from Roy Orbison including “Pretty Woman”, “You Got It,” “Crying,” Gene Pitney “Town Without Pity,” “24 Hours From Tulsa,” and Linda Ronstadt “Blue Bayou,” “That’ll Be The Day,” “When Will I Be Loved” and more. Filled with stories and humor as well as masterful musicianship and impressive vocals, the show will take you on an emotional, energetic and nostalgic journey you won’t forget.  2:00pm Matinee.  For tickets Call 612-314-9199 or go to www.goexit205.com

April 18, 2019 - Deuces Wild Dueling Piano Show Present: What a Wonderful World - This wonderful matinee is perfect for mom, dad, the kids, any and all who love a good time. Ted and Dave really make all smile, sing laugh and enjoy life by reflection through music. This is a must see show tailored to seniors including a great solute to veterans.   2:00pm Matinee.  Please do not leave empty seats when purchasing. GROUP RATES AVAILABLE by calling 612-314-9199.  For tickets Call 612-314-9199 or go to www.goexit205.com

April 18 & 19, 2019 – Deuces Wild - Back by popular demand! There are dueling piano shows...and then there is DEUCES WILD! They are unparralelled in their field and you are in for an incredible night of fun with these two amazing showmen! It is a clap along, sing along musical comedy show where the audience is always a part of the action! No one does it better than Dave and Ted.   Showtime is 7:30pm.  For tickets Call 612 314 9199 or go to www.goexit205.com.

April 20 & 21, 2019 – Largest Egg Hunt in Blaine - Check out one of our SEVEN different egg hunts on Easter weekend!  There will be 40,000 eggs filled with candy, stickers, and prizes from donors like Chick-fil-A, Culver’s, and Pizza Ranch hidden in some eggs!  We have three different age zones (0-3, 4-6, 7-11).  Organized by Renovation Church. Northpoint Elementary School, 2350 124th Ct NE, Blaine, MN 55449. Times:  April 20th 11:30, 1:00, 2:30, & 4:00pm.  April 21st at 9:00, 10:15, & 11:30.  Organized by Renovation Church Click the link for more info!  http://renovationchurch.org/blaine-easter-egg-hunt

April 24, 2019 – Finishing Class at Smith Brothers Interested in staining or painting furniture and more?  A representative from General Finishes will be here on Wednesday, April 24th to introduce and demonstrate their products. Learn about gel stain, milk paint, chalk paint and more!  4:00pm – 6:00pm at Smith Brothers Decorating Center, 17362 Highway 65 NE, Ham Lake.  You can find this event on our Facebook page. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for this class, please email Jessica at:  jessica@sbdecorating.com

April 24 & 25, 2019 - The Fabulous Armadillos Present: The Wrecking Crew - songs by the Wrecking Crew - the studio musicians behind the golden hits of the 60’s and 70’s.  The Wrecking Crew was a moniker coined by famous studio drummer, Hal Blaine. It was a nickname for an incredible group of musicians who played anonymously on hundreds of huge hits in the 60’s and 70’s as well as countless TV Show themes and commercials. These musicians, some of whom would become huge artists in their own right like Glen Campbell, Leon Russell and Dr. John…were hired hands who recorded songs everyday, punching the clock so to speak, not knowing these songs would be hits, and ended up being the “back up band” on huge recordings by the Beach Boys, Paul Revere and the Raiders, The Carpenters, Simon and Garfunkel, The Mamas and Papas, The Monkees, Elvis, Frank Sinatra, The Righteous Brothers, Jan and Dean Neil Diamond and hundreds more.  For tickets Call 612 314 9199 or go to www.goexit205.com.

April 26, 20119 – Free Fallin A Tribute to Tom Petty - Back by Popular demand.  This amazing tribute to the one an only Tom Petty will have you singing, dancin, cryin and smiling all night long.  Lets do it again!  8:00pm show.  For tickets Call 612-314-9199 or go to www.goexit205.com.

April 27, 2019 - Anoka County Senior Expo 2019 - Celebrate Healthy Living.  This is a FREE event open to Seniors & their families.  Ample parking and handicapped accessible, information booths, free pancake breakfast, blood pressure checks, mini massages, entertainment & more.  Sponsored by the Alliance for a Violence Free Anoka County and Anoka County Human Services.  Saturday, April 27th 9:00am - Noon at the Lord of Life Church, 14501 Nowthen Blvd., Ramsey, MN. 

April 27, 2019 - 4-H Clover Dash 5K - Come run or walk with us to raise funds for Anoka County 4-H! We will be having a 5K and 2 mile walk.  Funds will support healthy living programs, community service projects and scholarships for youth. This event is for everyone, runners, walkers, etc. Invite family, friends and co-workers for a fun-filled morning to help support 4-H youth programming in Anoka County. Medals and/or prizes awarded to top finishers. Random prize drawings for all participants except those 10 & under who will receive medals & goodie bags. Register 4 participants and get the 5th one of equal or lesser value free (available with mail or drop off only).  Saturday, April 27, 2019, 9 am.  Race day registration from 7:30-8:30 am onsite (cash or checks only).  Online registration available at www.midwestevents.com (small additional processing fee) or for a registration form go to http://www.anokacounty.us/2432/4-H-Clover-Dash.

April 27, 20119 – A Billy Joel State of Mind - Back by Popular demand, Mick Sterling and his amazing band bring to life the music of Billy Joel.  8:00pm show.  For tickets Call 612-314-9199 or go to www.goexit205.com. 

April 28, 2019 – Mom’s Day Out Vendor & Craft Show Event - Join us for a great day out with your girlfriends.  Swag bags for the first 30 in the door, Cash Bar, DJ music, appetizers and shop from over 30 crafters and vendors.  You never know what you will find!  Sunday, April 28th from 12:00pm – 4:00pm at Banquets of Minnesota, 1009 109th Ave NE, Blaine.  Find out more on our Facebook Event Page.

 

 

May 2, 2019 – Jesse Larson-NBC’s “The Voice” #4 Finisher Season 12! - He has shared the stage with many well-known acts like Stokely Williams, Next, Eric Roberson, Robert Robinson, Darnell Davis. Jesse most recently performed with Maroon 5 front man, Adam Levine as well as Ceelo Green, when he competed in Season 12 of NBC hit television show The Voice. During his twelve week run on the show, Jesse wowed fans and gained the admiration of fellow musicians making it all the way to the finale and ultimately winning the fourth place spot.  Jesse is a self-taught musician with many influences from B.B. King to Stevie Wonder and Donnie Hathaway. Jesse’s father was his biggest influence and introduced him to classic blues at a young age. In February, 2015 he got a call to audition for Prince. After many auditions, he landed the opportunity to play for Judith Hill, whom Prince was producing. After Prince’s sudden death, the tour was cancelled, but the experience helped to ignite Jesse’s passion for spreading the gift of music to people all over the world.  7:30 pm show.  Tickets go on sale Feb 27th at 6pm.  Call the Box office at 612-314-9199 or online at www.goexit205.com.

 

May 3, 2019 - The Darkest Night of Your Life 4K - On any given night, there are more than 6,000 homeless youth in the State of Minnesota. When the darkness of night sets in, these youth are staying in shelters, couch-hopping or sleeping on the streets. HOPE 4 Youth, a nonprofit that provides pathways to end youth homelessness, is once again bringing the community together for The Darkest Night of Your Life 4K to raise awareness of what these young people experience – darkness, loneliness, cold and quiet, as well as funds for HOPE Place, our transitional housing program, to ensure they never have to experience them again.  Our goal is to raise $20,000 from all participants fundraising within their networks. Incentive prizes being awarded to individuals for reaching different fundraising levels! A fundraising page has been created for you during the registration process. You will receive a separate email with this link so that you can begin fundraising or simply create a Facebook fundraiser to begin raising funds today! Visit HOPE4YouthMN.org/4K to learn more about how you can help us reach this goal.  Please note that this race will not be timed, so bring your watch if you’d like to know your time.  Cost: Until April 14, 2019: $30 Includes Shirt; April 15, 2019 - May 2, 2019: $40 Includes Shirt; On-Site Registration: $50 Shirt Not Guaranteed.  Discount Fees: Students (Ages 13-18): $20 No Shirt; Youth (Ages 4-12): $10 No Shirt; Ages 3 & Under: FREE.  Location: Bunker Hills Golf Club, 12800 Bunker Prairie Road NW, Coon Rapids, MN.  Website for Registration: https://www.hope4youthmn.org/4k/

May 4, 2019 - Kids Fishing Clinic - Bring the family and learn how to fish, be safe near the water, cast and identify fish.  All participants and chaperones will receive a free hotdog and chip lunch.  Kids will also receive a goody bag of fishing gear.  All equipment is provided.  No pre-registration is required.  Saturday, May 4th at the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, 9750 Egret Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids.  9:00am - Noon. 

May 10, 2019 - Abby Road by the Collective Unconscious - Join Collective Unconscious as they “drop the needle” on the Beatles Abbey Road! A complete performance of one of the greatest rock albums of all time. With hits like "Here Comes the Sun”, “Come Together”, “Something”, and “Octopus’s Garden”, this album is a joy to listen to and even more fun to watch! Side two, with it’s signature “medley” beginning with “You Never Give Me Your Money" takes on a whole new level of entertainment when experienced live. The first half of the show will feature a retrospective of the Beatles work in chronological order showing the development of the sound and the writing that led to their pinnacle recording, Abbey Road.  8:00pm show at LeMusique Room.  For tickets call the Box Office at 612-314-9199 or online at www.goexit205.com.

May 17, 2019 Tonic Sol-fa - Tonic Sol-fa is a ground-breaking a cappella ensemble from Minnesota, in constant development since their formation two decades ago. TSF stands as one of the leading forces in the world of vocal music with Emmy Award winning arrangements and multi-million selling compositions.  8:00pm show at LeMusique Room.  For tickets call the Box Office at 612-314-9199 or online at www.goexit205.com.

May 18, 2019 – Just 1 More Step 5K & 10K - Please join us for the 5th annual 5k & 10k run/walk family friendly event.  Run, walk, or come for support we have a chip timed USATF sanctioned 5k or 10k run, a 5k walk, a kids fun run, and hog roast.  100% of the proceeds raised through Just1MoreStep will be donated to City on a Hill, a Haiti project through World Wide Village. This is for a great cause and through volunteers and fundraising events like this, World Wide Village has made a tremendous impact to the lives of many.  Start Time: 9am, Location: Bunker Hills Regional Park, Pavilion 3.  To register or get more event details, please visit www.just1morestep.org.

May 18, 2019 - Public Works Open House - Take a tour of the Public Works facility and check out snow plows, tractors and other "big rigs".  Learn about the Recycling Center along with other services provided to the community.  Perfect for the whole family.  Saturday, May 18th, 10:00am - Noon at Coon Rapids Public Works, 1831 - 111th Ave. NW, Coon Rapids. 

May 22, 2019 - Gospel Country with the Flora's - The Old Rugged Cross. How Great Thou Art. I Saw The Light. Far Side Banks of Jordan. Just A Closer Walk With Thee. And MANY MORE classic Americana hymns and Country Gospel songs. Brought to you live in full harmony by husband/wife duo, Mark & Lisa Flora ~ also known as The Floras.  For tickets call the Box Office at 612-314-9199 or go to www.goexit205.com. 

May 24, 2019 - Movies in the Park - Join us at Sand Creek Athletic Complex (1008 Northdale Blvd., Coon Rapids) for our annual free Movies in the Park!  Concession stands open one hour before the movie, come early and find your spot.  Sponsored by the Coon Rapids Community Strength Foundation.  Friday, May 24th at 8:30pm.  Movie to be shown is Goosbumps 2. 

May 29 & 30, 2019 - A Tribute To The Eagles - Back by popular demand! Two bands, Collective Unconscious and The Fabulous Armadillos, combine talents and return to present their most remarkable tribute concert to The Eagles - the quintessential band of the '70s and '80s. CDT audiences have embraced every minute of this incredible 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 many more.  For tickets call the Box Office at 612-314-9199 or online at www.goexit205.com.

June 1, 2019 – Walk 4 Water -  Walkers are needed for the 3rd Annual Water 4 Kids International (W4KI) “Walk 4 Water – Blaine, MN” fundraising event on Saturday, June 1, 2019.  Organized by a local volunteer in partnership with W4KI and in cooperation with Bridgewood Community Church, this 4-mile Walk will raise funds to drill a deepwater wells in the Villages of Nambwa and Kamuno in eastern Uganda.   Deepwater wells, at a cost of $10,500 each to drill, can provide access to safe water to nearly 10,000 people. Previous Blaine Walks have funded 6 deep-water wells in Uganda. W4KI is a division of Hope 4 Kids International. Walk 4 Water events like this one around the country have helped raise enough money to drill more than 620 wells in East Africa and Central India!  Saturday, June 1, 2019, Check-in: 8 a.m.; Step-off: 9 a.m.  WHERE:  Bridgewood Community Church, 11670 Lexington Avenue Northeast, Blaine, MN 55449.  Click Here for Details and Regsitration:  http://www.w4ki.org/w4w/blaine-mn  Adults: $25 (includes t-shirt).  Children ages 18 and under: $15 (includes t-shirt)

June 5, 2019- A Salute to the Country Greats with Angie Senger and her Sweet Country Trio - From RFD-TV, Angie Senger is a member of the Traditional Country Music Hall of Fame, and is a 2019 inductee of the Arizona Country Music Hall of Fame.  Senger is an award-winning singer, songwriter, musician, recording artist.  This energetic and entertaining show will feature songs from Patsy, Dolly, Loretta, Tammy, as well as Alan Jackson, Ricky Skaggs and MORE!  2:00pm Matinee.  For tickets call the Box Office at  612-314-9199 or go online to www.goexit205.com.

June 6, 2019 - Summer Concert Series: The Mooners (Space Rock)- Join us Thursday nights at the Coon Rapids Dam at 7pm for our Summer Concert Series.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of free entertainment at the performance pavilion. Concessions available for purchase.  Free Parking. 

June 11, 2019 - Summer in the City Neighborhood Meeting - Gather with the community and learn about city projects and things going on in your neighborhood, as well as meet with council members and staff.  Fire trucks, police cars, public works equipment and other displays available.  6:30 - 8:00pm with a presentation at 7:00pm.  Parkside Park, 700 99th Ave., Coon Rapids.

June 13, 2019 - Summer Concert Series: Dirty Shorts Brass Band (New Orleans Brass) - Join us Thursday nights at the Coon Rapids Dam at 7pm for our Summer Concert Series.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of free entertainment at the performance pavilion. Concessions available for purchase.  Free Parking. 

June 20, 2019 - Summer Concert Series: Everett Smithson Blues Band - Join us Thursday nights at the Coon Rapids Dam at 7pm for our Summer Concert Series.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of free entertainment at the performance pavilion. Concessions available for purchase.  Free Parking. 

June 25, 2019 - Summer in the City Neighborhood Meeting - Gather with the community and learn about city projects and things going on in your neighborhood, as well as meet with council members and staff.  Fire trucks, police cars, public works equipment and other displays available.  6:30 - 8:00pm with a presentation at 7:00pm.  Riverwind Park, 11747 Crocus St., Coon Rapids.

June 26 & 27, 2019 - The Fabulous Armadillos Present - One Hit Wonders - For a brief period of time their songs ruled the airwaves and everybody knew their name... then they disappeared into the one-hit wonder vault! ONE...and DONE! Through the years, there have been countless one-hit wonders...great songs everyone knows and loves, but the artist never seemed to achieve that huge chart success again. The Fabulous Armadillos have compiled a two-hour show of those great one-hit wonder memories, with their own Armadillo sense of humor thrown in, and spot-on recreations of your favorite one-hit wonders through the decades. What is your favorite one-hit wonder?  For tickets call the Box Office at  612-314-9199 or go online to www.goexit205.com.

June 27, 2019 - Summer Concert Series: The Red Letter Band (Country) - Join us Thursday nights at the Coon Rapids Dam at 7pm for our Summer Concert Series.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of free entertainment at the performance pavilion. Concessions available for purchase.  Free Parking.

July 2 - 4, 2019 - Coon Rapids 4th of July Celebration - Event takes place at Boulevard Plaza, 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd.  Carnival games & rides, live music, bingo, car show, parade, pull tabs, food & drinks, 5k & 10K run and kids run.  Sponsored by the North Star Lions Club, Coon Rapids Fire Social Group and the Coon Rapids Community Strength Foundation. 

July 11, 2019 - Summer Concert Series: Minnesota Blue (Acoustic) - Join us Thursday nights at the Coon Rapids Dam at 7pm for our Summer Concert Series.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of free entertainment at the performance pavilion. Concessions available for purchase.  Free Parking. 

July 18, 2019 - Summer Concert Series: Backyard Band (Rock & Roll) - Join us Thursday nights at the Coon Rapids Dam at 7pm for our Summer Concert Series.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of free entertainment at the performance pavilion. Concessions available for purchase.  Free Parking. 

July 23, 2019 - Summer in the City Neighborhood Meeting - Gather with the community and learn about city projects and things going on in your neighborhood, as well as meet with council members and staff.  Fire trucks, police cars, public works equipment and other displays available.  6:30 - 8:00pm with a presentation at 7:00pm.  Crooked Lake Park, 13180 Crooked Lake Blvd., Coon Rapids.

July 25, 2019 - Summer Concert Series: Kenny & Rick (Pop) - Join us Thursday nights at the Coon Rapids Dam at 7pm for our Summer Concert Series.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of free entertainment at the performance pavilion. Concessions available for purchase.  Free Parking.

July 30, 2019 - Summer in the City Neighborhood Meeting - Gather with the community and learn about city projects and things going on in your neighborhood, as well as meet with council members and staff.  Fire trucks, police cars, public works equipment and other displays available.  6:30 - 8:00pm with a presentation at 7:00pm.  Moore Park, 10921 Magnolia St., Coon Rapids.  

August 1, 2019 - Summer Concert Series: Vinnie Rose (Acoustic) - Join us Thursday nights at the Coon Rapids Dam at 7pm for our Summer Concert Series.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of free entertainment at the performance pavilion. Concessions available for purchase.  Free Parking.

 

August 6, 2019 - Night to Unite - Night to Unite is an annual event that brings neighbors together to get to know each other, talk about neighborhoods and connect with members of the Fire & Police Departments.  Sign up your neighborhood for this event through your city

August 8, 2019 - Summer Concert Series: The Revolution 5 (Beatles Cover Band) - Join us Thursday nights at the Coon Rapids Dam at 7pm for our Summer Concert Series.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of free entertainment at the performance pavilion. Concessions available for purchase.  Free Parking. 

September 14, 2019 - Movies in the Park - Join us at Sand Creek Athletic Complex (1008 Northdale Blvd., Coon Rapids) for our annual free Movies in the Park!  Concession stands open one hour before the movie, come early and find your spot.  Sponsored by the Coon Rapids Community Strength Foundation.  Saturday, September 14th at 7:30pm.  Movie to be shown is Mary Poppins Returns

September 21, 2019 - Coon Rapids Love My Pet Fair - Bring your pet and participate in a pet parade, costume contest, games and more fun events.  Multiple pet related vendors to check and and the City of Coon Rapids will be there with the Rabies Clinic from 10:00am - Noon.  Bring your dog or cat for rabies vaccination and licensing (fees apply).  Other vaccinations such as DHPP, DRC, FIP, Leukemia, Bordetella, Lyme, Canine Influenza, Leto, etc. will also be available for a fee.

October 12, 2019 - Coon Rapids Fire Station Open House - Learn about fire prevention, watch a kitchen fire demonstration, take a station tour, learn about seat belt safety and more.  Cookies, coffee, juice and balloons available.  Station 1 1460 Egret Blvd., Station 2 1199 121st Ave. NW, Station 3 2831 113th Ave. NW. 

November 2, 2019 - HOME Improvement and Design EXPO™ - Attention all home improvement enthusiast! Don’t miss your opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest products, services and information to help turn your dream home into a reality. Start your next projects off to the right start. Talk with the experts and get free tips and renovation ideas! Meet builders, remodelers, landscapers, designers, painters, architects, interior designers and more. Everything from bathroom and kitchen renovations to lawn and landscape. Even get help with your home décor! It’s everything from inside/out to basement/roof! Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long.  Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Maple Grove Community Center. $6 admission or FREE with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf. http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700.

November 9, 2019 ~ HOME Improvement and Design EXPO™ - Attention all home improvement enthusiast! Don’t miss your opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest products, services and information to help turn your dream home into a reality. Start your next projects off to the right start. Talk with the experts and get free tips and renovation ideas! Meet builders, remodelers, landscapers, designers, painters, architects, interior designers and more. Everything from bathroom and kitchen renovations to lawn and landscape. Even get help with your home décor! It’s everything from inside/out to basement/roof! Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long.  Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Mounds View Community Center, 5394 Edgewood Dr., Mounds View. $6 admission or FREE with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf. http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700.

November 23 & 24, 2019 ~ Healthy LIFE EXPO™ - We EXPANDED this show to be our LARGEST EVER! Nutrition, Fitness, and Longevity - It's all here! Explore up to 200+ exhibitors offering everything for health, balance and success in all areas of life. 3 - Stages of on-going speaker presentations, and demonstrations. New this year is three Stages with non-stop speaker’s presentations! Product sampling, hourly drawings and free health information. The Smart place to get the free tips information to start living a healthier life. See the latest in nutrition, fitness, men’s & women’s health, medical information, weight loss, health services, and much more! Seminars, product demonstrations, entertainment, and great shopping all weekend long!  Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm at the Minneapolis Convention Center Ballroom - 1301 2nd St - Minneapolis, MN - 55403. Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for Golden Valley Family Center Food Shelf.  See all the attractions at: http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700. 

January 28, 2020 – What A Girl Wants Market & Expo - Please join us for the 14th annual What a Girl Wants Women's Expo! This fabulous event is the perfect GIRLS NIGHT OUT filled with shopping, make & takes, prize drawings, giveaways, pampering and dining at the new Tavern at Green Haven. Gather up your girlfriends or take some time for yourself...whatever you need to rejuvenate after the hustle of the holidays. Hosted by Women Worth Celebrating created by Darcy Board, bringing a dose of hope and encouragement to women in our community. 4:00pm – 9:00pm at Greenhaven Golf Course, Anoka.  Any questions about applying as a vendor or event sponsorship please email whatagirlwants2005@hotmail.com   

 

On Going Events/Groups

Girl Scouts River Valleys - Girl Scouts River Valleys provides an inclusive environment where girls develop the skills they need to become our future leaders. Through specialized programs and events, we provide a safe place for girls to grow and share new experiences, develop core values and contribute to society.In partnership with 11,000 committed volunteers and adult members, Girl Scouts River Valleys serves more than 32,000 girls through a 49-county council that spans Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. 
Find a group here:  http://www.girlscoutsrv.org/.


Boy Scouts of America - 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


*****************************************************************************
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 2:00-5:00 PM: Hope for the Community Free Groceries - Come by for a few bags of free groceries!  Everyone is welcome. Invite your friends, family, neighbors, and co. workers.  Hope Church 1264 109th Avenue NE, Blaine. 763-757-4266  Click Here For More 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 or Click Here For More Details
Click Here for the monthly "Anoka Senior Times" Newsletter

Coon Rapids Senior Center - The Coon Rapids Senior Center provides the perfect opportunity for seniors, age 55 and older, to socialize, participate in activities and meet new friends! Senior Center staff and volunteers organize a variety of: Day trips, Dynamic programs, Educational classes & Social events.  Join us for lunch through our Senior Dining Program.  Call 763-767-6473 for more information or visit our website: Coon Rapids Senior Center

Spring Lake Park Recreation Older Adult Program - In this age of fast pace technology, we find ourselves running to keep up with the daily demands on our time. Take this opportunity to find something to enjoy, to rejuvenate your spirit, to allow you to take on another day.  Call a friend and join a class or tour. Explore the many enrichment opportunities available to adults of all ages.  Sports, crafts, home and garden, hobbies, tours, day trips, whatever your interest, do something just for you.  Check out our special interest classes and sports & fitness offerings on the menu to the left.  http://www.slprec.org/programs.html

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,
Click Here

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

Authentic Achievers Business Network International - Click Here for info

Coon Rapids Women of Today - Get Involved with your Community!
For more info, Click Here

WoMN Strong - Women volunteering together!  Click here for more info

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

Anoka County Community Action Program, Inc. (ACCAP) is committed to helping individuals in Anoka County, Minnesota out of poverty and into the community as productive citizens.  Information and referral services are offered to Anoka County residents through programs such as Child Care Resource & Referral and the Senior Information Line. ACCAP also provides direct services and subsidies to residents such as affordable housing, the Energy Assistance Program and the Child Care Assistance Program.  These programs and services help individuals and families in our community achieve their goal of self-sufficiency. 
Click Here for More Information.

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres - Stevie Ray's Comedy Cabaret!- Take a trip out to the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre for 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


    ******************************************************

Having Trouble Paying Your Utility Bill


 
The following agencies might be able to provide assistance with
 your energy bills this winter:

 * Anoka County Community Action Program (ACCAP) - 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)
 

Do you have a public event coming up
that you would like to promote on
Anoka County Online?
 
You can submit your event information to: webmaster@anokacountyonline.com  
Please include date, time, location, and
-a brief description of the event!

* Anoka County Online is not personally affiliated with any of the posted events, we are strictly sharing what is available.  In the event of discrepancies, injury, cancellations, etc., please contact the actual event contact person/company. 


 



Home   |  Contact Us  |  SponsorsTerms of Service  |  Site Map