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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.  10:00am - 1:00pm,  $15.99 Adults, $12.99 Seniors (65+), $8.99 Kids 6 - 10yrs, Kids 5 & under eat Free.  Reserve Today at 763-576-2966Click Here for Flyer

Monday's through October - Anoka Farmers MarketMondays, beginning July 10 through October between 2-6 p.m. Call the information line (a recording) at 763-792-4025 for updates on the latest produce and other items available.  Located at the corner of East Main St. & 5th Ave. (Lyric Arts parking lot).

Blaine's Performances In The Park - Grab your lawn chair and your dancing shoes and check out this year's schedule for Blaine's Performances in the Park.  Click Here for Schedule!

Thursday Nights through August 3rd - Coon Rapids Dam Summer Concert Series - The concerts take place each Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the performance pavilion, rain or shine. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy an evening of FREE entertainment. Anoka County Parks and Recreation waives the $5.00 parking fee for the evening.  Click Here for Schedule

Sunday's through August 27th - Concerts In The Park - Enjoy free concerts Sunday nights at 7 p.m. at the Bi-Centennial band shell in George Green Park, 1498 6th Ave. S., near the Anoka Aquatic Center. Plus - this season one Rockin' on the Rum concert will take place north of Anoka City Hall in Riverfront Park (see schedule).  Bring your lawn chair, sit back, relax and enjoy all these wonderful performances!

Now Playing – The Guthrie Presents:  Native Gardens - You can’t choose your neighbors. In this brilliant new comedy, cultures and gardens clash, turning well-intentioned neighbors into feuding enemies. Pablo, a rising attorney, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, have just purchased a home next to Frank and Virginia, a well-established D.C. couple with a prize-worthy English garden. But an impending barbeque for Pablo’s colleagues and a delicate dispute over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out border dispute, exposing both couples’ notions of race, taste, class and privilege.  Running now through August 20th.  Click Here For Tickets or Call The Box Office at 612-377-2224.


Now Playing – GREASE - Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT) most popular show, returns to the Main Stage for the first time in a decade. The original Rock ‘n’ Roll musical, GREASE, opens to a week of preview performances from March 3rd through 9th with opening night festivities on Friday, March 10.  Join Sandy, Danny and the rest of the Burger Palace Boys and Pink Ladies for an affectionate satire of high school life in the 1950's.  Don't miss the unforgettable tunes like: “Summer Nights,” “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee,” “We Go Together,” “Greased Lightnin’,” “Beauty School Dropout,” AND added songs made popular in the beloved film: “Grease (Is The Word),” “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and “You’re the One That I Want.”  It’s a high-octane rock ‘n’ roll party packed with explosive energy!  Running March 3rd thru October 28th Click Here for Tickets or call the box office at 952-934-1525.

July 25 - 30, 2017 - Anoka County Fair - Best County Fair in the State. Has just the right variety of fun. Livestock, rides, shows and food.  Hours are Tues. - Sat. 10am - 11pm and Sunday 10am - 9pm.  See you at the Fair!  Visit our website for all information & schedules:

July 27, 2017 - Summer Bash Shopping Expo Stop out at Willy McCoy's in Champlin for some summer fun!  25+ Vendors and Crafters, DJ Music, Cash Bar with 2 for 1 specials, Swag Bags to 1st 30 in the door, Door Prizes and more!!  Willy McCoy's Champlin, 18800 Business Park Blvd.  Click Here for event details and postings from vendors. 

August 5, 2017 - Pavilion Craft & Gift Expo - This Pavilion Craft and Gift Expo is going to be so Spectacular!  We welcome everyone with FREE ADMISSION to this event where we will have approximately 150 vendors with Unique and Quality product from Handmade Crafters, Upcyclers, Repurposers, Artists, Bakers, Direct Sales Reps, Photographers, Small and Home Based Businesses as well.  So gather up some friends and bring them down to the Hopkins Pavilion located on Excelsior Blvd next to the Hopkins Fire Dept and the City Works building, just off of 15th Ave S. if you are coming from Mainstreet.  Saturday, August 5th 2017 from 10am to 3pm.   Click Here for more info from the vendors. 

August 5, 2017 – Walk A Mile In Her Shoes – The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Committee of Anoka County, a collaboration of Anoka County community agencies, asks you to stand up to domestic and sexual violence by participation in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®.  This walk will take place at Anoka City Hall Plaza on Saturday, August 5th.  Proceeds from this walk will benefit Alexandra House.  Click Here to Register Today. 

August 17, 2017 - WINOS Event (Women In Need of Shopping!) Join us for a fun ladies night!  Swag Bags to 1st 25 thru the door. Door prizes throughout the event, DJ, light appetizers, cash bar and more.  Located at the Elegance Room at Bebops in Blaine (1009 - 109th Ave), June 15th from 5pm – 8:30pm.  Click Here for Details and Vendor Info

August 27, 2017 - Back To School Shopping ExpoStop out at Willy McCoy's in Champlin for some summer fun!  Register to win a backpack full of school supplies!  2 winners, 1 boy & 1 girl (need not be present to win).  25+ Vendors and Crafters, DJ Music, Cash Bar with 2 for 1 specials, Swag Bags to 1st 30 in the door, Door Prizes and more!! 1:00pm - 5:00pm at Willy McCoy's Champlin, 18800 Business Park Blvd. 

September 14, 2017 - Carsino Night - Presented by Financial One, an evening benefiting Cars For Neighbors.  Enjoy a fun filled evening featuring a Macaroni Bar with tons of meats, cheeses and veggies to choose from, a cash bar, "funny money" gaming tables, get a team together to play Family Feud, raffles, meet Crisco from the KS95 Morning Show and more!  Proceeds go to supporting neighbors in need of car repair services and costs to repair notated vehicles.  Thursday, Sept. 14th, 4:30pm Registration, 5pm - 7:30pm Dinner/Gaming, 7:30pm - 8pm Program/Prize Drawings.  Click Here to Purchase Tickets.  Sponsorship Opportunities are also available.  Visit for a full list of benefits or email

September 16, 2017 – 3rd Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Event Join us at the Coon Rapids VFW as we celebrate our local law enforcement and their courgeousness.  The Shane Martin band will be performing 7pm – 11pm.  Coon Rapids VFW Post 9625, 1919 Coon Rapids Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, Minnesota 55433.  Visit us on Facebook

September 19 – 20, 2017 - LET THERE BE DRUMS - Mick Sterling aims to break world record with gargantuan Beatles cover.  According to the Let There Be Drums website, the medley will be “led by the world’s most recorded drummer, Bernard Purdie, and featuring top drummers who have performed and recorded with artists such as Miles Davis, Joe Cocker, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, and Jonny Lang.”  1000 drummers helping 1000 Minnesota families trying to set a world-record as 1000 drummers perform with a 30-piece band the final medley of The Beatles ABBEY ROAD Album.  Each drummer that participates is asked to find a sponsor for at least $150.00. The 30 Days Foundation, a charity founded by Sterling, will receive some of these proceeds.   This is a free event starting on Sept. 19 at McNally Smith School of Music and the main event on Harriet Island.  Schedule of Events:  Tuesday, Sept. 19th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm – A series of Drum Clinics featuring Bernard “Pretty” Purdie as well as featured drummers Jimmy Paxson, Jay Williams and others to be announced. Also featuring merchandise and displays from some of the top drum manufacturers in the country.  Tuesday, Sept. 19th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm – “The Rehearsal” at The St. Paul Hotel.  Meet and Greet and fundraising event.  Wednesday, Sept. 20th – The Main Event!  Click Here for all information regarding this amazing event!

September 23, 2017 - Love My Pet Fair - Coon Rapids Love My Pet Fair grew from the realization that people have strong bonds with their pets and consider their pets as part of the family. The goal of the Coon Rapids Love My Pet Fair is to provide pet lovers within it's community education, resources and fun activities to celebrate responsible pet ownership.  From demonstrations, to pet costume contests, to pet art and more, people and pets had a great time together.  It is our mission to provide a safe space for pets and people to mingle, learn a few things, and have fun! It is also our goal to collaborate and provide an occasion for local businesses and pet centric businesses to showcase their services and products.  Located at 2420 - 105th Ave NW, Coon Rapids. 

October 6 – 7, 2017 - 2017 North Star Genealogy Conference - Set your compass to the Tenth Annual North Star Genealogy Conference, October 6-7, 2017. Meet at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota to enjoy featured speakers Paula Stuart-Warren and Cyndi Ingle, 20 topical breakout presentations, door prizes, exhibitors, the annual Awards Banquet and more!  Also, learn the value of adding DNA to your genealogy toolbox at the North Star DNA Day pre-conference on October 5th.  Find complete conference information on the North Star 2017 page at

November 4 - 5, 2017 ~ Healthy LIFE EXPO™ - Sat and Sun 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Minneapolis Convention Center – Hall D - 1301 2nd St - Minneapolis, MN – 55403.  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!  Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for Golden Valley Family Center Food ShelfSee all the attractions at: or call (952)238-1700

November 11, 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 National Sports Center in Blaine Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf. or call (952)238-1700.

November 25 thru December 31, 2017 - A Taxing Christmas - A musical comedy by Patti J. Hynes-McCarthy.  Join us at The Seasons Dinner Theater at Majestic Oaks Golf Club for our dinner show.  Matinee shows also available.  Ticket prices include dinner & show (tax & gratuity are not included).  Tickets can by purchased online at or call 763-755-2140.

January 23, 2018 – What A Girl Wants Girls Night Out – Women’s Expo - Mark You Calendars! You won't want to miss our 13th Annual What a Girl Wants, Girl's Night Out... Women's Expo! Tuesday, Jan. 23rd from 4 to 9 PM!!! $3 at the Door! Green Haven Golf Course -2800 Greenhaven Road Anoka 55304.  New!!! Free Valet Parking from 4:30 to 8:30 PM by Unparalleled Parking Don't miss out on $5 eyebrow waxing by Salon Ciry!!! Free Flowers to First 200 women by Forever Floral! Free bags by Suburban Imaging!!! Free Mini Board Projects by Bee artsy, $5 Mini Canvas Painting, by Wine and Canvas Minneapolis! Free Make and Take cards, by Sandy McManus ! Plus many other wonderful vendors! Food and cocktails available for additional cost! Stop in for a little time for yourself or stay all night with your girlfriends! All Proceeds will go to Women Worth Celebrating - Random Acts of Hope & Encouragement for Women in Anoka County! Thankful for our Partnership with All Event Party Rental & Supplies, LLC and Lori Wawers.



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:

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.

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 Wednesday - Silver Sneakers Flex Program at Body In Motion Pilates Studio , 11452 Martin St. NW., Coon Rapids, MN.  763-213-5181,

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.

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


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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