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Community Events &
Happenings in Anoka County

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...


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


Now thru August 30, 2013 – The Midwest Premier of Disney’s The Little Mermaid – On stage now at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre.  In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on the classic Disney animated feature and originally rooted in Hans Christian Andersen’s enchanting fairy tale, The Little Mermaid is a musical favorite for audiences of all ages. This production is sure to thrill in every way as it showcases beautiful sets, dazzling costumes and an award-winning musical score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Revel in favorites including: “Part of Your World,” “Under the Sea,” “Les Poissons,” “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” “Kiss the Girl” and many more.  For Tickets call the box office at 952-934-1525 or visit

August 21 - September 1, 2014 - Minnesota State Fair - The Great Minnesota Get-Together!  Lots of new attractions, new food, midway, beer gardens, live music and more.  Click Here for all information on the fair.

August 24, 2014 - Concerts in the Park with Legendary Percolators Live 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 held in George Green Park at the Bicentennial Band Shell located in the southwest corner of the park, 1498 Sixth Ave. S., Anoka.  (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 full schedule.

August 26, 2014 - Summer in the City Neighborhood Event - Come meet City Council & Staff and talk about your neighborhood.  Ice cream treats, fire trucks, police cars and public works equipment on display for kids and those kids at heart.  Displays from various City departments, update from Council on City projects & neighborhood programs.  Located at Riverwind Park (11747 Crocus Street).  Limited parking - consider walking or biking.  6:30pm - 7:00pm Open House, 7:00pm - 8:00pm Presentation by Council and Q&A from residents.  Questions? Call 763-767-6517. 

September 5 thru February 21, 2015 – Hello Dolly on the Main Stage at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre - Dolly Levi is a delightfully scheming busybody who makes her living as a matchmaker in glamorous New York City. She's out to make a match for Horace Vandergelder, the "well-known half-a-millionaire," with the charming hat maker, Irene Molloy - but in the process, Dolly snares a groom for herself. Dolly masterfully orchestrates romance and adventure in a glittering mixed up night on the town.  For Tickets call the box office at 952-934-1525 or visit

September 6, 2014 – Minnesota United FC take on Tampa Bay Rowdies – 6:00 pm at the National Sports Center Stadium (1700 105th Ave NE, Blaine).   Click Here for Tickets or call 763.4SOCCER (763-416-2267).

September 13, 2014 - AUDITIONS FOR CINDERELLA - Northern Starz Children’s Theatre will be having open call auditions for their upcoming show “Cinderella”.  This collaboration includes the same beautiful story, with a new 80’s twist!  A fun show full of energy, laughter and, like, totally RAD music!  Girls and Boys, grades K-12 welcome to audition.  Audition Reservations Required.  Please contact April to reserve your spot today!  Call 612-382-8721 or email her at  For additional information, please got to

September 13, 2014 – Minnesota United FC take on Ft. Lauderdale Strikers – 6:00 pm at the National Sports Center Stadium (1700 105th Ave NE, Blaine).   Click Here for Tickets or call 763.4SOCCER (763-416-2267).

September 13, 2014 - Hope For Recovery Free Workshop - Spend a Saturday with a trained family member who will offer information, hope, and practical strategies for dealing with the complexities of mental illness.  Participants will learn information about:  mental illnesses, treatments, recovery, coping strategies, the mental health system, and local resources in a supportive environment.  Offered by NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children living with mental illnesses and their families.  Located at the Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center, 3301 7th Ave. N, Anoka.  9:00am - 3:00pm.  (Lunch is not provided in the workshops, please feel free to bring a lunch or order delivery as a group).  The course is free but registration is required. Visit to register (photo I.D. required).   Visit for a list of other upcoming classes.

October 4, 2014 – Minnesota United FC take on Atlanta Silverbacks – 6:00 pm at the National Sports Center Stadium (1700 105th Ave NE, Blaine).   Click Here for Tickets or call 763.4SOCCER (763-416-2267).

October 18, 2014 – Minnesota United FC take on  NY Cosmos – 6:00 pm at the National Sports Center Stadium (1700 105th Ave NE, Blaine).  Click Here for Tickets or call 763.4SOCCER (763-416-2267).

October 18-19, 2014 - Healthy LIFE EXPO™ - 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, demonstrations and live entertainment. 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 men’s & women’s health, weight loss, living well, health services, and much more! Seminars, product demonstrations, entertainment, and great shopping all weekend long!  Sat and Sun 10:00am to 5:00pm located at the Minneapolis Convention Center – Hall C - 1302 2nd St - Minneapolis, MN - 55403.  952-238-1700
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October 25, 2014 – Minnesota United FC take on San Antonio Scorpions – 6:00 pm at the National Sports Center Stadium (1700 105th Ave NE, Blaine).   Click Here for Tickets or call 763.4SOCCER (763-416-2267).

November 8, 2014 - 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 the National Sports Center - New Sports Hall, 1700 105th Ave. NE, Blaine, MN To exhibit or attend call 952-238-1700 Print FREE tickets at:

November 29 thru December 31, 2014 – Waiting for Mrs. Claws - A musical comedy.  It is what seems like any other day in this northern MN rural clinic that tends to patients of both the human and animal variety. It's Christmas Eve, the veterinarian has called in sick leaving a frantic medical doctor and awkward receptionist wanting to get out early. None of this is particularly unusual for the People and Paws Clinic. Until... an unfamiliar and thoroughly charming gentleman, who appears to be blind comes in with his sick cat, 'Mrs. Claws'. At this point, the day becomes' enchanting', as patients arrive in the waiting room for their appointments, but can't seem to leave once they meet this sightless, but uniquely insightful man. This humorous, but touching musical comedy will be just the appointment needed for a meaningful Christmas.  The Seasons Dinner Theatre at Majestic Oaks Golf Club (701 Bunker Lake Blvd. NE, Ham Lake).  Click here for tickets: or call 763-755-2140. 



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.

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

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 or Click 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,
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

Give the gift of music year 'round! 
Call 651-291-1144, or 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


Having Trouble Paying Your Utility Bill

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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