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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
 


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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.


July 16, 2019 – Blaine Family Fun Night – Join us at Aquatore Park in Blaine for Free Kiddie Carnival Games • 20+ Free Inflatables, Police Car • Fire Truck • Concessions for Purchase
*Look for the helium balloons to get your free activity pass.  6:00pm – 8:00pm.  For more information, visit https://blainemn.gov/familyfunnight

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 20, 2019 - Minnesota Food Truck Festival Anoka  - This year there will be 18 food trucks that are new to the scene, offering more diverse foods and a number of vegetarian and vegan options. There will also be expanded beverage offerings including craft beer, Hard Cider and Spiked Seltzers. In addition to a wide array of culinary offerings and beverages, the festivals will include several non-food trucks offering fashion, men’s grooming, music, and a Mobile Escape Room.   Join us for delicious food and beverages, live music, and outdoor games for all ages (as well as activities for four-legged family members). The Minnesota Food Truck Festivals are free to attend and are open to the public. All proceeds from the 21+ alcoholic beverages wristband sales at each location will benefit Feed My Starving Children. For every wristband sold, 4 meals will be provided to children in need around the globe. The 2018 Food Truck Festivals raised 100,000 meals and this year, organizers hope to raise even more.  Now in its third year, the Anoka Food Truck Festival has grown to feature 50 food trucks. In addition to many kinds of delectable cuisines, craft beers and non-alcoholic beverages, the event will feature games, several non-food trucks, and live music.  Saturday, July 20 from 12pm-10pm.  Downtown Anoka – 2015 S 1st Ave, Anoka.

July 21, 2019 – Community Soccer Social - Celebrate a great soccer season and community partnerships and learn about the CR United Soccer program.  Bring your gently used outgrown soccer equipment to our donation bin! Full details available at crsoccer.org.  Equipment Swap, Activities:  free play soccer, bounce houses, live DJ, Fun Hair.  Sunday, July 21st, 2:00pm – 5:00pm at the Coon Rapids Soccer Complex. 

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 23 - 28, 2019 - Anoka County Fair - Carnival, live music, competitive events, grandstand events, and tons of fair fun.  Click Here for full details and schedule

July 25, 2019 - Anoka/Washington County Head Start-Early Head Start Open House - We provide FREE Early Childhood Education programs for eligible families.  We serve children from birth to five and pregnant women. Bring 12 months of income documentation to apply at the Open House event.  4-6 pm at our Family Development Center located at 9574 Foley Blvd, Coon Rapids, 55433.  Questions? Call our enrollment hotline at 763-783-4314 or visit our website at www.accap.org

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 4, 2019 - Family FunFest 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, face painting and games for the kids while you shop from over 30 crafters and vendors. Door prizes for adults and kids.  You never know what you will find!  Sunday, August 4th from 1:00pm – 5:00pm at Banquets of Minnesota, 1009 109th Ave NE, Blaine.  Click Here for list of vendors and details.

 

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. 

August 15, 2019 – Bark in the Park - To mark the start of the "Dog Days" of Summer, Blaine is hosting BARK IN THE PARK!  Bring your favorite four-legged friend and visit with companies and non-profit groups specializing in dogs.  The event  will feature nail trimming and dog merchandise for sale at the vendor booths. You and your dog can also enjoy the Pup-arazzi photo booth, food trucks, music by the Backyard Band, and MORE! FREE dog licenses are available on site with proof of vaccination.  5:00pm – 7:00pm at Aquatore Park in Blaine. First 300 dog owners will receive a free Bark in the Park towel.  *Friendly reminder:  dogs need to be leashed outside of the fenced in dog park.*

August 17, 2019 - The Well's 14th Anniversary Tent/Patio Party - For $10 all the Food and Beer 3pm until gone.  We will have mega meat raffle packs every hour on the hour, Bean bag tourney starts at 5PM, Band under the tent starts at 7PM and Happy hour open to close!  The Well Sports Tavern & Grill, 35 Coon Rapids Blvd., Coon Rapids. 

August 17, 2019 - Let's Leaf Into Fall Craft & Gift Expo - This event is going to be so Spectacular! From Original Handmade Craft Exhibitors to Small Businesses, Woodworkers, knots, embroidery, crocheted items, Lights, Metal Art, Wood Signs, Cosmetics, Beauty and Wellness products, Art, Photographers, Bakers, Candy Makers, Jams and Jellies, Etc. We will have just about everything you are looking for at this event.  Stop in as we offer #FREE Admission, Free Parking, Family-friendly atmosphere, and we are always Handicapped accessible. 10:00am – 3:00pm at the East Bethel Ice Arena, 20675 Highway 65 NE, East Bethel. 

August 21, 2019 - End of Summer Bash & Ice Cream Social - Join us at Riverfront Memorial Park at 6:00pm for the End of Summer Bash.  The Plott Hounds kick it off with a 2 hour concert.  Ice Cream Social includes FREE Root Beer Float (while supplies last) thanks to our sponsors Two Scoops, Killabrew Root Beer and the Anoka Kiwanis. Patronize food trucks, concessions, enjoy yard games and the giant pumpkin inflatable bounce house.  Movie in the park starts at 8:30pm and is Disney's "Up".  Bring a lawn chair or blanket. 

August 27, 2019 – Andover Community Center Ice Arena Family Fun Night - Join Andover Skate School Director, Ashley Kalmes and members of our coaching staff for a fun night of ice skating for the entire family! Coaches will be available to help answer questions and share tips to help improve your ice skating skills. Youth ages 3 - 15 are eligible to win a free Andover Skate School Ice Skating Lesson Package. One ACC ice skating lesson package prize will be given away at each family fun night event listed below.  Must be present to win.  Admission: $4.00 Per Skater ($20 Family Max*) Special Offer For Family Fun Nights Only - Free Ice Skate Rental. A Limited Quantity of Ice Skates Available: Size 8 Youth - Adult Size 13  *Family Max includes 2 Adults & Children Who Reside At Same Residence Children who can not skate independently must be accompanied on-ice by an adult. No shoes allowed on ice rink, everyone must wear ice skates.  6:10pm – 7:40pm at Andover Community Center, 15200 Hanson Blvd. NW, Andover, MN 55304.  www.AndoverMN.Gov/ACC 763-755-3238.

September 7, 2019 – Wounded Warrior Craft & Vendor event – Join us for this Huge Outdoor Craft & Gift Show. We will be part of the military benefit for wonder warriors. FREE admission, ample parking, 100s of booths I’ll of crafts, gifts and local business from all over Minnesota!  9:00am - 3:00pm at Sand Creek Park, Coon Rapids. 

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.

September 29, 2019 - Sunday Funday 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, face painting and games for the kids while you shop from over 30 crafters and vendors. Door prizes for adults and kids.  You never know what you will find!  Sunday, August 4th from 1:00pm – 5:00pm at Banquets of Minnesota, 1009 109th Ave NE, Blaine.  Click Here for list of vendors and details.

October 5, 2019 – Harvest Howl - Join us for this unique annual event featuring autumn family fun among the wolves, raptors, bears, cougars and other resident wild animals. Enjoy educational demonstrations, shop with local artisans and vendors selling their wares, check out some kid's games, pumpkin painting contests and more! All event proceeds benefit the Wildlife Science Center. Have fun and help fund raise for a great cause!  There will be a registration fee for vendor booth space but vendors may sell items and retain profits. Watch this post for vendor registration information and other event updates. Contact us if you'd like sponsor information: events@wildlifesciencecenter.org.  11:00am – 4:00pm at the Wildlife Science Center, 22830 Sunrise Rd. NE, Stacy, MN. 

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


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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

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


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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:

 * 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)
 

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