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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 www.ChanhassenDT.com

 

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 www.ChanhassenDT.com

April 25 & 26, 2014 – Return To Motown Featuring The Fabulous Armadillos - New to CDT audiences, catch the Fabulous Armadillos I another of their hugely popular tribute shows. Their huge band features many special guests including: Julius Collins (When A Man Loves A Diva), Kenni Holmen (The Hornheadz), Aimee Lee (Rainy Days & Mondays), Julius Andrews IV (Michael Jackson Tribute), Pamela McNeill (Rumors & Dreams, RRXS), Cate Fierro (The Irresistibles, Memphis and the Meantimes). Performing a retrospective of what made the Motown label such a piece of American pie and why it continues to be a long-standing and revered part of the history of American music. For Tickets call the box office at 952-934-1525 or visit www.ChanhassenDT.com.

April 26, 2014 - Longevity Expo™ - Maybe you’re a recent empty-nester, or your nest has been empty for some time. You have a whole new life ahead of you!  The Longevity Expo will help you look your best, feel your best and live independently as you age. We’ll connect you with products, services and information that will make your longer life better. The focus is on staying active and living longer, healthier, happier lives. Stimulate your mind, rejuvenate your body and nourish your soul at the Longevity Expo.  This event features many local and national exhibitors who offer the latest in cutting-edge information, products and services, so you can have a healthier, happier and more balanced life!  ONE DAY ONLY! Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road Maple Grove, MN 55369.  (763) 494-6500.  Up to 150 Exhibitors, 2 Stages - FREE Seminars, Aisles and aisles of NEW products, Free Samples, Free Health Screenings, Goodies for Everyone!  Plenty of fun things to see and do – for people of all ages!  www.MediaMaxEvents.com.

April 26, 2014 – Minnesota United FC take on FC Edmonton – 6:30 pm at the National Sports Center Stadium (1700 105th Ave NE, Blaine).   Click Here for Tickets or call 763.4SOCCER (763-416-2267).

April 26, 2014 - There's an App for That!  - The Anoka County Library offers a variety of FREE computer classes at the Rum River Library, 4201 6th Ave., Anoka.  Join us Saturday, April 26th for this class at 10:30am.  Register for classes at http://anokacountylibrary.org or call 763-576-4695. 

Anoka County 4-H Clover Dash

April 26, 2014 - Anoka County 4-H Clover Dash - Come run or walk with us to raise funds for Anoka County 4-H! Funds will support healthy living programs, community service projects and scholarships for youth. This event is for everyone, runners, walkers, etc. Invite family, friends and co-workers for a fun-filled morning to help support 4-H youth programming in Anoka County. Medals awarded to top three 5K males & females. Random prize drawings for all participants except those 10 & under who will receive medals & goodie bags. We are encouraging everyone to dress in their favorite green or clover attire. Register 4 participants, 11 yrs old & older, and the 5th one is free (available with mail or drop off only). Race day registration from 7:30-8:30 am onsite (cash or checks only), race at 9:00am.  Online registration available at www.midwestevents.com (small additional processing fee) or for a registration form go to http://z.umn.edu/ifg.

April 26, 2014 – St. Francis Are Business & Community Expo - A variety of area businesses and organizations will be represented at the Expo! Be sure to stop by each booth to see what they have to offer.   Admission and parking is free, but a donation for the NACE Foodshelf is encouraged.  Sign up for a chance to win the grand prize of $500 in Chamber Cash and other great prizes!  Located at the St. Francis High School, 3325 Bridge St. NW, St. Francis, MN.  More information at http://www.stfrancischamber.org/expo#

May 3, 2014 – Minnesota United FC take on Indy Eleven – 6:30 pm at the National Sports Center Stadium (1700 105th Ave NE, Blaine).   Click Here for Tickets or call 763.4SOCCER (763-416-2267).

May 10, 2014 - Midwest Nightmare Home Opener vs. Wilamar Broncos - 6:00 PM  •  Spring Lake Park High School, 1100 81st Avenue NE, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432.  Buy tickets at the gate or Click Here for Season Ticket information.  Midwest Nightmare is semi-pro football family in the Midwest area of Minnesota.  Our organization comes together for the love of the game.  We pride ourselves on playing clean and mean.  Founded in 2012 by Larry & Tammy Stephens.

May 10, 2014 - St. Paul Saints vs. Anoka Bucs/Metro Minny All-Stars - Get your tickets now!  This exhibition game and fundraiser will be played at and is for the new Castle Field, 4001-7th Ave., Anoka, on Saturday, May 10, 2014.  Gates open at Noon, first pitch is 3 p.m. Concessions, activities, raffles, prizes and more.  Lots of fun for the entire family. General Admission Seat - $7 for all ages ($10 at the gate).  Premium Bucket Seat - $20 each (only 69 available behind home plate).  Order your tickets today on-line.  This is fundraising event for Castle Field and a St. Paul Saints preseason exhibition game is sponsored by Killebrew Root Beer and North Lake Brewing Co. Your ticket purchase is a tax deductible donation and is non-refundable. Sorry, no rain out date available. All proceeds from this event will benefit future construction at Castle Field.  As a premiere ball field serving both youth and adults, Castle Memorial Field will fulfill the community needs of Anoka and surrounding cities for years to come.

May 17, 2014 – Minnesota United FC take on Ft. Lauderdale Strikers – 6:30 pm at the National Sports Center Stadium (1700 105th Ave NE, Blaine).   Click Here for Tickets or call 763.4SOCCER (763-416-2267).

May 24, 2014 - Wilamar Broncos vs. Midwest Nightmare (away) - 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM  •  New London High School, 101 4th Ave. NW, New London, MN.  Buy tickets at the gate or Click Here for Season Ticket information.    Midwest Nightmare is semi-pro football family in the Midwest area of Minnesota.  Our organization comes together for the love of the game.  We pride ourselves on playing clean and mean.  Founded in 2012 by Larry & Tammy Stephens.

May 24, 2014 – Minnesota United FC take on Carolina RailHawks – 6:30 pm at the National Sports Center Stadium (1700 105th Ave NE, Blaine).   Click Here for Tickets or call 763.4SOCCER (763-416-2267).

May 31 - June 1, 2014 - Annual Anoka Antique Show Craft & Flea Market - Over 100 dealers showcasing their Antiques, Vintage, and Decorating Items.  Prize drawings, good food and more.  $4 admission (children 12 and under free), free parking.  Located at the Anoka County Fairgrounds, Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm.  Visit www.metropromos.com for more information and print out a coupon for $1.00 off admission. 

May 31, 2014 - Fargo Invaders vs. Midwest Nightmare (away) - 4:00 PM Sid Cichy Stadium - Shanley High School, 5600 25th Street S, Fargo, ND.  Buy tickets at the gate or Click Here for Season Ticket information.    Midwest Nightmare is semi-pro football family in the Midwest area of Minnesota.  Our organization comes together for the love of the game.  We pride ourselves on playing clean and mean.  Founded in 2012 by Larry & Tammy Stephens.

May 31 – June 1, 2014 – Discover Aviation Days - Come to the Anoka County Airport in Blaine from 7am to 4pm and Discover Aviation! Come enjoy numerous exhibitors, aircraft & helicopter rides, food booths, and more!  On display will be general and corporate aircraft, experimental and homebuilt, WWII fighters, trainers and bombers, along with vintage and modern military aircraft.  Those interested in a career in aviation can stop by the aviation education booths, and see flying demonstrations. A pancake breakfast & lunch to be served both days. An evening Hangar Dance with a 15 piece 1940's swing band to be held Saturday night.  Doors open at 6:30pm and music starts at 8pm.  Admission to Discover Aviation Days is FREE. We are asking for a Parking Donation to help cover expenses.  The pancake breakfast, hangar dance and air rides all require a fee http://www.discoveraviationdays.org/

June 7, 2014 - Great Lakes Wolf Pack vs. Midwest Nightmare (away) - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM  •  Public School Stadium, 4405 West 4th Street, Duluth, MN 55807.  Buy tickets at the gate or Click Here for Season Ticket information.    Midwest Nightmare is semi-pro football family in the Midwest area of Minnesota.  Our organization comes together for the love of the game.  We pride ourselves on playing clean and mean.  Founded in 2012 by Larry & Tammy Stephens.

June 14, 2014 - Patio Opening Party at The Well Sports Tavern & Grill - Burgers, Beer, Bags and Band!  3:00pm - Close on The Well's patio, build your own burger bar and free beer 3pm-5pm, bean bag tourney starts at 5:30 and Terry Dubois starts playing at 7pm! Burgers, beer and band only $10, and bean bag L.O.D. tourney is $10 per person w/ 100% pay back! 35 Coon Rapids Blvd., Coon Rapids - 763-792-0800.  http://www.wellsportstavern.com

June 14, 2014 - Renegades vs. Midwest Nightmare (away) - 3:00 PM  •  St. Johns University, Collegeville, MN.  Buy tickets at the gate or Click Here for Season Ticket information.    Midwest Nightmare is semi-pro football family in the Midwest area of Minnesota.  Our organization comes together for the love of the game.  We pride ourselves on playing clean and mean.  Founded in 2012 by Larry & Tammy Stephens.

June 19, 2014 – Gary Rue’s Only Love Can Break A Heart - For one night only, fans of Gene Pitney will be thrilled to revisit Pitney’s hits including "Hello Mary Lou," "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," "Town Without Pity" and many more. Gary Rue, former band leader for The Coasters, The Platters, The Marvelettes and The Shirelles, and music director for Gene Pitney from 1986-2006, along with his amazing group of musicians, perform an unforgettable tribute to a one-of-a kind talent.  For Tickets call the box office at 952-934-1525 or visit www.ChanhassenDT.com.

June 21, 2014 - Midwest Nightmare vs. Great Lakes Wolfpack (home) - 6:00 PM  •  Spring Lake Park High School, 1100 81st Avenue NE, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432.  Buy tickets at the gate or Click Here for Season Ticket information.  Midwest Nightmare is semi-pro football family in the Midwest area of Minnesota.  Our organization comes together for the love of the game.  We pride ourselves on playing clean and mean.  Founded in 2012 by Larry & Tammy Stephens.

 

June 21, 2014 – The Sensational Sleepers:  British Invasion Music and the American Response 1964-1967 - Gary Rue and The Sensational Sleepers take you back to a time in pop music history where there had never been such a run of success from a single source: Great Britain. The Sensational Sleepers pay tribute to the fab British bands of the ‘60s including: The Yardbirds, The Animals, The Hollies, The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks, The Nashville Teens, The Rolling Stones, The Searchers and The Zombies, to name a few. Performing songs like, “We Gotta Get Outa This Place,” “You Really Got Me,” “Look Through Any Window,” “Heart Full of Soul,” “She's Not There,” “Hippy Hippy Shake” and “Tobacco Road.” The Sleepers give their audiences a rare opportunity to hear songs that are so often overshadowed by the greatness of John, Paul, George and Ringo, impeccably performed by the heirs apparent: The Sensational Sleepers. Audiences are still bound to hear plenty of Beatles to satisfy: “Help! ,” “Ticket To Ride,” “A Hard Days Night” and many more. Don’t miss a rare opportunity to travel back in time to look and listen to the music that changed the world!  For Tickets call the box office at 952-934-1525 or visit www.ChanhassenDT.com.

June 28, 2014 - Midwest Nightmare vs. Fargo Invaders (home) - Special Guest:  Robert Tate!  Spring Lake Park High School, 1100 81st Avenue NE, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432.  Buy tickets at the gate or Click Here for Season Ticket information.  Midwest Nightmare is semi-pro football family in the Midwest area of Minnesota.  Our organization comes together for the love of the game.  We pride ourselves on playing clean and mean.  Founded in 2012 by Larry & Tammy Stephens.

 

July 17, 2014 – Minnesota United FC take on Carolina RailHawks – 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).

July 19, 2014 - Midwest Nightmare vs. Renegades (home) - 6:00 PM  •  Spring Lake Park High School, 1100 81st Avenue NE, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432.  Buy tickets at the gate or Click Here for Season Ticket information.  Midwest Nightmare is semi-pro football family in the Midwest area of Minnesota.  Our organization comes together for the love of the game.  We pride ourselves on playing clean and mean.  Founded in 2012 by Larry & Tammy Stephens.

August 2, 2014 – Minnesota United FC take on Ottawa Fury FC – 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).

August 9, 2014 – Minnesota United FC take on FC Edmonton – 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).

August 16, 2014 – Minnesota United FC take on Indy Eleven – 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 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 – 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).

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 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 http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com. Print FREE tickets at: www.mediamaxevents.com/vip

 


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 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!
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Give the gift of music year 'round! 
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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


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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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