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

Haven's Point Sunday Brunch Buffet - 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.  9:30am - 2:00pm,  $13.99 Adults, $10.99 Seniors (65+), $6.99 Kids 9 - 12yrs, Kids 8 & under Free.  Reserve Today at 763-576-2966Click Here for Flyer

Now Playing - Country Roads: The Music of John Denver Starring Dennis Curley  A musical tribute to everyone's favorite country boy, John Denver.  Join us for this Plymouth Playhouse debut featuring the greatest hits of America's favorite folk singer, headlined by Dennis Curley and an incomparable six-piece band.  Featuring songs like "Take Me home, Country Roads," "Thank God I'm a Country Boy," and "Rocky Mountain High," these sweet, simple, nostalgic tunes are sure to fill up your senses and have you singing along.  Running now through May 1, 2016 Call Box Office - 763-553-1600 Ext 1 Order online - plymouthplayhouse.com

Now Playing – 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.  Running now through May 8, 2016  Click Here for Tickets or call 763-493-8733.

Now Playing – Chanhassen Dinner Theatre Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - A prince harshly turns a beggar woman away from shelter in his castle. She is secretly an enchantress, who, angered by the prince’s lack of compassion, changes the prince into a hideous Beast and all the castles’ human inhabitants into living objects. The enchantress tells the Beast that before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose, he must find true love or all will remain forever altered. Not far from the castle, in a small village, Belle lives with her father Maurice, an inventor. Belle is seen as odd by all but Gaston, a handsome yet highly egotistical man, who wants to marry her. Belle’s father gets lost in the woods and stumbles upon the Beast’s castle where he is welcomed by the walking, talking clock and candlestick. However, when the Beast discovers him, he is taken captive. When Belle finds out, she rushes to his aid and trades her freedom for her father’s. The Beast is harsh at first, but eventually the two develop something deeper.  Running now through September 24th 2016.  For tickets call 952-934-1525 or order online at www.ChanhassenDT.com  

April 29, 2016 – Anoka Law Day “Open Courthouse” Event - On Friday, April 29, the Anoka County Courthouse and Government Center in downtown Anoka will open its doors to the public as part of a Law Day “Open Courthouse” event. The event is designed to showcase the work of Minnesota’s justice system, and educate students and the public about the role of judges, attorneys, law enforcement, and citizens in administering the justice system. The public and media are invited to attend the event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Click Here for the Schedule of EventsClick Here for the Press Release
www.mncourts.gov/AnokaLawDay2016

April 29 & 30, 2016 ~ The Beatles' Abbey Road: An Album Tribute -  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.  Historical trivia, lots of laughs, and of course, the authentic sounds of the one and only Beatles, make this show a MUST SEE.  Featuring Jeff Engholm (Pamela McNeil’s Rumours & Dreams, Takin’ it To the Limit: An Eagles Tribute), George Maurer (twin cities jazz pianist, composer, and music director for “The Midtown Men”) on keys and the powerful vocals of Stacy Bauer (R&R Xmas Spectacular) will bring you the Beatles like you’ve never heard them before!  For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at www.ChanhassenDT.com

May 6 - 8, November 20 - 22,  2016 ~ 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

May 7, 2016 – Anoka County Senior Expo - Senior citizens and their family members are invited to attend the free Anoka County Senior Expo from 9 a.m. to noon on May 7, 2016, at Lord of Life Church, 14501 Nowthen Blvd. N.W. in Ramsey.  The event features a free pancake breakfast, information about senior services and resources, blood pressure checks, mini massages, and entertainment.  Lord of Life Church is handicapped accessible with ample free parking.

May 7, 2016 - Coon Rapids Rabies Vaccination Clinic - The City of Coon Rapids is sponsoring the annual rabies vaccination clinic to facilitate compliance with ordinances regarding dog licenses, cat registrations and rabies vaccinations.  Saturday, May 7th from 1:00pm - 3:00pm.  Locations:  Fire Station 1 (1460 Egret Blvd., Fire Station 2 (1199 - 121st Ave NW), Fire Station 3 (2831 - 113th Ave. NW).  Services provided by Foley Blvd. Animal Hospital & Coon Rapids Pet Hospital.  Fees include:  Rabies Vaccination $11, Dog License $10, Cat Registration No Charge.  Cash or check only.  Other vaccinations available at an additional cost.  Call the vest offices to find out more about pricing.  Cat ID tags must be provided by the owner.  Dogs must maintain current rabies vaccinations.  All animals must be leashed at the clinic.  If you have questions contact the City Clerk's office at 763-767-6432 or email clerk@coonrapidsmn.gov

May 7, 2016 - Pilates Day - Join us May 7th for Pilates Day 2016. Find us here on this free app!  https://www.mindbodyonline.com/get-the-app  Register and pay for classes online.  Class Times:  10:00 am Mat based class, 11:00 am Reformer, 12:15 pm Reformer.  Space is limited for Reformer.  Classes are set up to have a waiting list.  So please make sure we are aware if you need to cancel.  If both classes fill and you are interested please call if we have enough we will add a class.  We are also helping Stamp Out Hunger.  Help us fill one of their trucks.  We will be collecting non perishables through the month of April to May 14, 2016.  Bring in before May 7, 2016 and Earn points towards one free class in May.  10 items for a Mat Class or 25 items for a Reformer Class.  Body In Motion Pilates Studio, 11452 Martin St. NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433, Tel: 763-213-5181  www.bodyinmotionpilates4.com/

May 8, 2016 - Mother's Day Brunch at Haven's Point Greenhaven Golf Course - 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 Carved Prime Rib, Carved Grand Marnier Honey Glazed Ham, Sauteed Cod with Lemon Garlic Butter Suace, Jack Daniels Chicken, 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.  9:30am - 2:00pm,  Reserve Today at 763-576-2966.  Click Here For Flyer and Pricing Info

May 14, 2016 – Andover High School Track Team Mattress Fundraiser – Stop by Andover High School, Saturday, May 14th between 10:00am – 6:00pm and SAVE on BRAND NEW, NAME BRAND mattress sets and support your local Andover High School Track team! We carry great NEW name brands like Simmons Beautyrest and Beautysleep, pillows, frames and adjustable beds, below retail prices! This is one day only, so please help us spread the word by inviting all of your friends!

May 14, 2016 - Just 1 More Step 5k/10k Walk/Run - Just1MoreStep is a FUN 10K run, 5K run/walk and a kids run! Filled with live entertainment by BoRiddley, and a beautiful wooded course, the 5K and 10K are chip timed for accurate race results.  Grace Lutheran Church in Andover is proud to partner with World Wide Village to host this race.  100% of the proceeds Raised through Just 1 More Step will be  donated to Haiti projects, like City on a Hill, through World Wide Village – a Christian non-profit organization working primarily in Haiti since 2006.   Bunker Hills Regional Park, 550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW, Pavilion #3, Andover, MN 55304.  Packet Pick up starts at 8am.  First race stars at 9:15, see race website for full schedule.  www.just1morestep.org

May 14, 2016 - Public Works Open House Event - Take a Tour of the Public Works facility and check out snow plows, tractors and other "big rigs".  Learn about the Recycling Center and other services.  Free event, perfect for the kids.  Located at 1831 - 11the Ave NW, Coon Rapids, MN.  Questions? Call 763-767-6462. 

May 14, 2016 ~ Songs of The Grand Ole Opry and Sum Records -  Memphis and the Meantimes takes you back to the time and place when these songs jumped off your 45's and albums and found a place in your heart that never left you. This all-star Twin Cities’ musical lineup celebrates the songs from Sun Records and Grand Ole Opry 50's-60's era artists. These were the songs and artists that proved to be the foundation of all popular music that followed. Led by Minnesota Music Award-winner and Mid-America Hall of Fame recipient Mick Sterling, Memphis and the Meantimes features a multi-talented house band and an equally impressive lineup of singers who will honor and breathe new life into songs that serve as the pillars of what we hear today. Memphis and the Meantimes perform legendary songs from the Sun Records era including Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Wanda Jackson, and favorites from the Grand Ole Opry era of Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Kris Kristofferson, and of course, Johnny Cash! For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at www.ChanhassenDT.com

May 15, 2016 - Spring Into Summer Vendor & Craft Show - Come out to Brookhall in Blaine (next to Blainbrook) and shop a wonderful variety of vendors & crafters.  Swag bags, prizes, vendor drawings and more.  Located at 11930 Central Ave in Blaine, 12:00pm - 5:00pm. 

May 18, 2016 - Sip n Shop Willy McCoy's - Stop out at the Willy McCoy's in Champlin, between 5:00pm - 8:30pm for 2 for 1 drinks, free appetizers, & shop over 25 vendors featuring clothing, jewelry, skin care, craft items, psychic readings, organizational, intimate/personal and more.  Free swag bags for first 30 in the door, Free raffle ticket for great prize drawings for $75 gift certificate and $50 gift certificate.  Each $50 you spend you get additional raffle tickets.  Check out all the vendors and register for great prizes at each table, including at the Nerium table register for a FREE bottle of NeriumAD Night Cream ($120 retail value)   Willy McCoy's, 12450 Business Park Dr., Champlin, MN.

May 20 & 21, 2016 ~ 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

May 21, 2016 - Walk A Mile In Her Shoes - Join the march to help raise awareness for domestic violence.  Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is the international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault, and gender violence. Each year an ever- increasing number of men, women, and families are joining this award-winning walk as a unique way to raise awareness in their communities about the serious causes, effects, and remediation to domestic and sexual violence.  In this walk we ask men to literally put themselves in women’s shoes to raise awareness and show their support against gender violence. Men walk one mile in high heels for the cause. Men, women, and children are welcome to participate in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®. Although wearing high heels is encouraged, it is not a requirement to participate. Participants can wear their own high heel shoes, purchase high heel shoes at the event, or just wear their own normal walking shoes. There will be craft items available for those who want to decorate their shoes before the walk.  Friendly spectators and supporters of the event are always welcome.  All proceeds benefit Alexandra House.  Registration begings at 8:30am and the walk takes place Saturday, May 21st at 10:00am - 11:00am beginning at Anoka City Hall Plaza (2015 1st Ave.)  Click Here for More Information.

May 27, 2016 - Movies 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, May 27th at 8:30pm, located at the Coon Rapids Soccer Complex (1705 111th Ave).  Movie is Inside Out.  Family activities begin two hours prior to the movie.  Activities include bouncers, balloon art & face painting.  Fees apply.  Bring a blanket and enjoy the FREE movie!

June 3 & 4 2016 ~ Jet! Wings Over America: A Tribute to Paul McCartney and Wings -  These ten musicians from the St Cloud Area have been making music together for over 15 years in one form or another.  Band on the Run is primarily composed of members of the Collective Unconscious, a St Cloud band who brought you the Beatles "Abbey Road", the Beach Boys  "Pet Sounds", Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water", CSNY's "Deja Vu" and The Band's "The Last Waltz".  You may have also seen them teamed up with the Fabulous Armadillos performing "Takin It To The Limit: A Tribute to the Music of the Eagles" and "A Doobie Brothers Tribute".  Other members come from "Blimp", a local Led Zeppelin tribute band that has been rocking Central Minnesota Stages for over 10 years.  Every single one of these musicians is a professional in their own right, with an impressive array of music making with a "who's who" in Minnesota Music.  For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at www.ChanhassenDT.com

June 4, 2015 – Tree Trust Tree Planting Event - Join Tree Trust at Sunshine Park (1900 Crosstown Blvd NE) in Andover for a community tree planting from 9:00AM – 12:00PM on Saturday, June 4! Perfect for groups or individuals. Help plant native trees across the park and make the community a bit more green! For more information and/or to sign up, please contact Tate Vaughan at tate.vaughan@treetrust.org or 952-767-3919.

June 4 & 5, 2016 – 18th Annual Anoka Antique Show Craft & Flea Market - Anoka hosts over 100 antique dealers locally as well as out of state. The size of the show is just right for a day to browse, shop, and look for that special item.  Items in all price ranges and collecting categories can be found.  Concessions are available for your enjoyment.  Register for a visa gift card.  Admission price for Saturday and Sunday is $4.50. Remember, children 12 and under are free with parents.  Click Here to Get a Special $1 Off Coupon.  Saturday, June 4th - 8am - 5pm & Sunday, June 5th - 10am - 4pm at the Anoka County Fairgrounds http://www.metropromos.com

June 4 & 5, 2016 – Discover Aviation Days - Come out to the Anoka County Airport in Blaine on June 4th and 5th to enjoy many aspects of aviation.  See numerous aviation exhibitors, aircraft & helicopter rides, food booths, product vendors and more!  On display will be general and corporate aircraft, experimental and homebuilt, WWII fighters, trainers and bombers along with vintage and modern military.  Those interested in a career in aviation, can stop by the education tent, see flying demonstrations, and kid's activities.  Meet many veterans and see our military history display area. A Pancake Breakfast & Lunch to be served both days.  7:00am – 4:00pm both days.  Other attractions include:  Vendors & Exhibitors offering the best in food & aviation products and services.  Education Center for all students.  Pancake Breakfast from 7:30am to 11:30am and Lunch from 12-Noon to 3:00pm.  Kids' Activities for young flyers.  Military History, Past and Present.  Aircraft & Helicopter Rides Golden Wings Museum open for viewing its historic collection.  Hangar Dance Saturday Night!  8891 Airport Road, C-8  Blaine, MN 55449  763-568-6072.  http://www.discoveraviationdays.org/

June 9, 2016 - Summer Concerts at the Dam:  T.C. Cats - The Coon Rapids Arts Commission and the Coon Rapids Community Strength Foundation are proud to present the Thursday Nites Live Concert Series at the Coon Rapids Dam (9750 Egret Blvd).  Come out and enjoy an evening of FREE entertainment.  The concerts take place at 7pm at the performance pavilion, rain or shine.  Bring a lawn chair or a blanket.  Anoka County Parks waives the $5 fee for the evening.  Food is also available for purchase. 

June 11, 2016 ~ Forever on Stage: Sherwin Linton's 60th Anniversary Concert -  As one of the longest touring musicians in the Upper Mid-West, Sherwin Linton is a living legend and his talent, wit, determination and generosity have made him a favorite to thousands of fans. Sherwin Linton launched his career in the music business in the mid-1950’s as a disc jockey and live performer of Rock-A-Billy music on radio station KWAT in Watertown, South Dakota. Moving to Minneapolis, Minnesota in the late 50’s he soon was on tour with the top names in Country and Rock & Roll music and attracted the attention of Nashville producers. Charting songs like “Cotton King,” “When She Cries,” and “Sunshine” plus a live album in tribute to Johnny Cash landed the name Sherwin Linton among the CMA and ACM’s nominees for Male Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year. Now Minnesota’s Biggest Country Star has been inducted into eleven Halls of Fame and has won countless awards.  For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at www.ChanhassenDT.com

June 11, 2016 – Canine Carnival - Join us at the Canine Carnival 11:00am – 4:00pm at the Wildlife Science Center (5463 W Broadway Ave, Columbus, MN ) – a tribute to canines both wild and domestic.  The Wildlife Science Center will honor the working and playing dogs of the community with guest speakers, presentations by the staff on the resident wolves, and by visiting canine groups!  Enjoy demonstrations from a variety of dog related activities, such as herding, agility, service dogs, search and rescue, and more. Learn about different breeds of dogs from local rescues and groups, meet dog related service providers, and visit with sellers of dog related merchandise. Dogs on leash always welcome. All proceeds benefit the Wildlife Science Center.  Have company or organization that should be represented? Sign up as a merchant, non-profit, or demonstrator HERE, or by contacting events@wildlifesciencecenter.org.

June 16, 2016 - Summer Concerts at the Dam:  The Naked Cowboys - The Coon Rapids Arts Commission and the Coon Rapids Community Strength Foundation are proud to present the Thursday Nites Live Concert Series at the Coon Rapids Dam (9750 Egret Blvd).  Come out and enjoy an evening of FREE entertainment.  The concerts take place at 7pm at the performance pavilion, rain or shine.  Bring a lawn chair or a blanket.  Anoka County Parks waives the $5 fee for the evening.  Food is also available for purchase. 

June 17 & 18, 2016 ~ Forever Everly: A Tribute to the Great Duets Made Famous by The Everly Brothers -  The Everly Brothers combined their two voices for a distinctive harmony that was wrapped around some of the finest songs of the early rock era. This joyous performance features a full band and six wonderful vocalists: Mary Jane Alm, Matt Velline, Boyd & Aimee Lee, and brothers Paul & Tim Frantzich, all taking turns to interpret the rich and varied musical catalog of the legendary duo. A major influence on the Beatles and virtually every vocal act that followed, the Everlys were also able to cross genres and had both pop and country hits. Featuring all of their greats: "Bye Bye Love," "Wake Up Little Susie," "Devoted To You," "Cathy's Clown," "All I Have To Do is Dream," and "Let It Be Me," as well as a few under-appreciated gems. Whether you're a lifelong Everly Brothers fan, or just a fan of great vocal harmonies, this show promises to be a treat!   For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at www.ChanhassenDT.com

June 25, 2016 ~ Ty Stone: The Soul of James Brown -   "Ty Stone - The Soul of James Brown" is the world's most authentic tribute ever to the "Godfather of Soul!" This spectacular production is as dazzling and elaborate as James Brown's own performances with shouting vocals, feverish dancing and unique rhythmic style performed by Ty Stone, Soul Brother #1, and his ten-piece band made complete with go-go girls! So "Get on the Good Foot" and come out for a funky good time with "Ty Stone - The Soul of James Brown!"  For tickets call 952-934-1525 or online at www.ChanhassenDT.com.

July 2 - 4, 2016 - Coon Rapids 4th of July Community Celebration - On the grounds  of the Coon Rapids Ice Center (11000 Crooked Lake Blvd), events include:  Parade, carnival games, rides, live music, bingo, car show (Sunday), food & drinks, fireworks and a new "Firecracker 5K run/walk".  Sponsored by the North Star Lions Club, Coon Rapids Fire Social Group and the Coon Rapids Community Strength Foundations. 

July 8 - 9, 2016 - 21st Annual Andover Family Fun Fest - Enjoy Magic Bounce Fun Zone, Live Music, Parade, Car Show, Baby Crawling Contest, Food Booths, Community Booths, Fireworks, Beer Tent and Bingo!  A great time for family, friends and community!  Friday, July 8th starting at 5pm, street dance until 12am & Saturday, July 9th, parade at 11am and festivities to follow with street dance at night and Fireworks at 10pm.  Click Here for all the information!

July 9, 2016 - Anoka Riverfest - One of the Twin Cities largest craft fairs where over 140 hand-selected crafters exhibit their unique, 100% hand-crafted wares.  Anoka Riverfest has something for everyone. Spend a great day in historic downtown Anoka browsing booths or enjoying free, live music on two stages, a food court with all your favorite fair foods, family activities, and more.  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Historic Downtown Anoka, MN.  Admission, parking, and most events are FREE!  http://anokariverfest.org/

July 19 & 20, 2016 - Coon Rapids Kids Safety Camp - The coon Rapids Fire and Police Departments are teaming up to teach kids a variety of skills that will help them stay safe.  Safety Camp is a chance for Coon Rapids students entering 4th & 5th grades in the fall of 2016 to learn important safety skills include:  water, fire and electrical safety, basic first aid and how to use 911.  A graduation ceremony will take place on July 20th.  Camp is July 19 & 20 from 8:30am - 4:00pm at the Coon Rapids Ice Center, 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd.  Class fee is $40 with covers supplies, t-shirt, snacks, lunch and transportation to and from the swimming pool.  *Scholarships are available to children using the free and reduced lunch program.  Call 763-767-6429 for more information about scholarships. Click Here to Register  Online registration and credit card payment is available this year.  www.coonrapidsmn.gov 

July 23, 2016 – Lowertown Blues Festival - Now in its third year, the Lowertown Blues Festival returns to Mears Park on Saturday, July 23 for the Twin Cities' largest, free blues festival. As the festival continues to grow, this year’s lineup includes blues and soul staples Booker T. Jones, Bernard Allison Group, Corey Stevens, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, and The Butanes Soul Revue to the Main Stage. A second stage, Juke Joint, will also feature the sounds of Kim Simmonds of Savoy, Joel Zoss, and Hurricane Harold & Doug Otto.  A new addition in 2016, will be the VIP Blues Pit. Located in front of the main stage, members will gain access to artists, reserved seating and a cash bar. Entry is limited to 100 people, maximum of six passes per customer, and can be purchased for $50 through a pre-sale. Tickets available HERE.  The Lowertown festival runs from noon to 10 p.m. Sponsor of the festival, Famous Dave’s, will host their 2016 Blues Battle Winner from 12-12:45 p.m. All ages are welcome to the free festival For more information on the Lowertown Blues Festival, visit www.lowertownbluesfestival.com.

September 9-10, 2016 - HOME Improvement and Design EXPO™  - During the LIVE Racing Season at Canterbury Park.  Come to the show stay for the FUN.  Friday 5p to 9p, Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm - Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Road, Shakopee, MN 55379.  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. Admission FREE FOR THIS SHOW ONLY!  See all the attractions at: http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700.

September 24, 2016 Alexandra House Walk for Hope - The 12th Annual Walk for Hope is an opportunity for Alexandra House supporters to come together to raise money and raise awareness around domestic and sexual violence. Speakers, community partners, kids' activities, and a beautiful course through Bunker Hills Regional Park make this an event to remember.  Alexandra House's mission is to empower victims of domestic and sexual violence, and to inspire social change through education, support, and advocacy.  Join us at Bunker Hills Regional Park for the 5K Run / 2K Walk at 8:00am-11:00amRegistration will open in June 2016.   REGISTRATION FEES:  Adults $35, After 9/9 $40, Kids ages 6-18: $10 After 9/9 $15, 5 and under FREE.  Sponsorship Opportunities:  The Walk for Hope event is made possible through generous individual and community sponsors. Please see our 2016 Walk for Hope Sponsor Package which details the recognition sponsors receive at each level. Sponsor levels range from $250 – $10,000. For more information on sponsorship, please contact Tina Bronson at 763-656-1363 or tbronson@alexandrahouse.org Click Here for more information

October 29-30, 2016 ~ Healthy LIFE EXPO™ - Nutrition, Fitness, and Longevity - It's all here! Explore up to 200 exhibitors offering everything for maintaining health and success in all areas of life! Featuring 3 Stages of on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and live entertainment. Free product sampling, hourly drawings and health information, tips, and ideas. New this year is the Yoga Stage with on-going seminars and demonstrations. 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.  Minneapolis Convention Center – Hall D - 1301 2nd St - Minneapolis, MN – 55403.  Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf.  See all the attractions at: http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700.

November 5, 2016 ~ 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, Maple Grove Community Center – 12951 Weaver Lake Road – Maple Grove, MN 55369.  Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf.  See all the attractions at: http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700.

 

November 12, 2016 ~ 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, National Sports Center - NEW Sports Hall– 1700-105th Ave. NE - Blaine, MN 55449.  Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf.  See all the attractions at: http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700.

February 4 & 5, 2017 - HealthyLife 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 the Yoga Stage and Healthy Cooking Stage! 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! Visit with Steve and Elizabeth from Twin Cities Live TV Show and Staci from KS95 Radio.  Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf.  See all the attractions at: http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700.

February 18, 2017 - 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. Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf.  See all the attractions at: http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700.

March 18, 2017 ~ 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, Maple Grove Community Center – 12951 Weaver Lake Road – Maple Grove, MN 55369.  Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf.  See all the attractions at: http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700.  

March 25, 2017 ~ 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, National Sports Center - NEW Sports Hall– 1700-105th Ave. NE - Blaine, MN 55449.  Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf.  See all the attractions at: http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700.

April 1, 2017 ~ 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 Veterans Memorial Community Center, 8055 Barbara Avenue Inver Grove Hts, MN 55077.  Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf.  http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700.

April 2, 2017 ~ 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.  SUNDAY 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Bielenberg Sports Center (BSC), 4125 Radio Dr, Woodbury, MN 55129.  Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf.  http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700.

April 8, 2017 - Longevity Expo - The Longevity EXPO offers attendees options to look their best, feel their best and be their best at all ages.  150 Exhibitors and visit the Main Stage 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 5:00pm at the Maple Grove Community Center – 12951 Weaver Lake Road – Maple Grove, MN 55369.  Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf.  See all the attractions at: http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700.  

 

 

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


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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 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

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

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! 
Call 651-291-1144, or Click here
 

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, the Child Care Assistance Program, and the Weatherization 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


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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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-a brief description of the event!


 



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