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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


Now Playing - The Bluest Eye - A moving adaptation of a powerful novel.  Based on Toni Morrison’s first novel, The Bluest Eye is a heartrending coming-of-age story about a young black girl in 1940s Ohio. Pecola Breedlove wants nothing more than to be loved, but she’s only met with ridicule and abuse. Confronting turmoil at home, she prays for Shirley Temple’s blue eyes, believing their beauty is the only thing standing between her and the happiness of the white girls at school. By turns beautiful and harrowing, this powerful adaptation explores the destructive power of a racist society and the strength of a community attempting to embrace an era of change.  Running now through May 21, 2017.  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.

May 18, 2017 - Boys & Girls Club Charity Golf Event - The Boys and Girls Clubs of the North Star invites you to participate in their annual charity golf event! Proceeds from this event ensure that the Club can continue to provide quality programming such as arts, activities, physical education, healthy lifestyles, and mentoring. With your support we will continue to keep our membership fee low for families in our community, ensuring that all youth have an opportunity to attend.  The links at Northfork , 933 Alpine Drive, Ramsey, MN 55303, 9:30am – 5:00pm.  You can participate by either a sponsorship, by joining us for golf, or both! Please visit our website for more information and to sign up!


May 20, 2017 - 2nd Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® - Join the march to help raise awareness about domestic and sexual violence.  Saturday, May 20th, Registration begins at 8:30am, Walk begins at 10:30am at Anoka City Hall Plaza.  All proceeds benefit the Alexandra House.  Prizes awarded for:  Largest Walk Teams, Best Decorated Shoes, Most Money Raised by a Team, Most Money Raised by an Individual, and Best Dressed/Spirited Walk Outfit.  For more information and to register, visit

May 20, 2017 – The Spirit Walk - Anoka Hennepin Credit Union Spirit Foundation fundraiser celebrates high school students by raising funds for extra-curricular activities at local high schools. It’s a family-friendly event powered by families, volunteers, donors, teachers, students, and friends.  By participating in the SPIRIT WALK, you are supporting extracurricular activities at local high schools which make a positive difference in the lives of high school students in Minnesota.  Starting at Blaine High School, 12555 University Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55434.  Be A Sponsor:  100% of NET proceeds will be donated to participating schools.  We have many opportunities available to sponsored landing pages, logos on t-shirts, booth space, social mentions, banners and much more.  Click Here to learn more

May 25, 2017 - Let's Eat Out Benefiting Tables of Blessing - Stop out at Pot Belly Sandwich Works, 12485 Riverdale Blvd. Coon Rapids, between 5:00pm - 8:00pm, and let them know you are there for the Tables of Blessings Fundraiser.  25% of all sales will go to Tables of Blessings to provide food for children and families in need. 

May 26, 2017 - Reason To Believe - A Night of Vintage Rod Stewart - A CDT debut! Don’t miss this vintage tribute to Rod Stewart from his early solo days through the ‘80s with the legendary band The Faces. Rocking hits and achingly beautiful ballads performed by Mick Sterling’s band features strings, saxophone and the nuanced, powerful lead vocals of Cate Fierro!  Contact the Box Office: 952.934.1525 or visit for tickets.

May 27, 2017 - Stronger Than Pride - The Passionate Songs of Sade - Another all-new tribute event spotlights the passionate hits of Sade (Smooth Operator, Sweetest Taboo). Move and groove to a cool collection of tunes inspired by Soul/Funk/R&B and Jazz. Sung by Twin Cities’ frontwoman Cate Fierro, with Katie Gearty, Sara Renner and Norm Blagman and driven by a powerful band. Certain to be a dreamy evening of beautiful music.  Contact the Box Office: 952.934.1525 or visit for tickets.

June 3 & 4, 2017 – 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.  Antiques, Vintage, and Decorating Items.  Items in all price ranges and collecting categories can be found.  Good Food, Concessions are available for your enjoyment.  Prize Drawings, Register for a visa gift card.  Discount Admission-Print out your own coupon for discount admission. The regular admission price for Saturday and Sunday is $4.50. Remember, children 12 and under are free with parents.  Get a Special $1 Off Coupon

June 9 & 10, 2017 - Almost Paradise:  1984 Prom Night - Join Deb Brown and friends and travel back to your '80s prom night!  Sing, dance and party on to favorite hits from 1980-1984 when big permed hair, shiny and loud fashions and boom boxes ruled.  Wouldn't it be fun to dress up for the prom and re-live those memories (good or bad).  All-new, just for you!  Contact the Box Office: 952.934.1525 or visit for tickets.

June 10, 2017 – The Well Sports Tavern & Grill Customer Appreciation PartyStop out Saturday, June 10th as we celebrate our customers.  Purse Bingo Starts at Noon! Build your own Burger Bar and All the Beer you can drink 3pm – 5pm for only $10! Bean Bag Tourney Starts at 5:30, Meat Raffle and Band starts at 7pm and Karaoke inside Starts at 9pm!  35 Coon Rapids Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids, MN.

June 15, 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.

June 16 & 17, 2017 - Forever Everly - 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!  Contact the Box Office: 952.934.1525 or visit for tickets.

June 22-24, 2017 – Twin Cities Jazz Festival - The festival is set for June 22-24, in and around Mears Park in Saint Paul's Lowertown arts district. The three days will include headline acts on the Securian Main Stage in Mears Park, Maker’s Mark Mears Park Stage, and Union Depot North Plaza Stage, as well as performances on the Lowertown Live Stage at TPT, and at over 20 clubs, bars and studio venues. A new downtown Saint Paul stage will be added on Saturday, June 22—the Presbyterian Homes & Services Stage on Exchange Street. More information will be available next month.  On Saturday, June 17, as a Jazz Fest preview in Minneapolis, Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church will host the Cameron Kinghorn Quartet beginning at 7:00 p.m. The group will feature Cameron Kinghorn, vocals; Javier Santiago on piano; Ted Olsen on bass; and Miguel Hurtado on drums.  The entire schedule including the club schedule is available at

June 23 & 24, 2017 - Jeff Dayton Salutes Glen Campbell - Glen Campbell’s guitarist and bandleader for 15 years, Nashville recording artist and Long Lake, MN native Jeff Dayton presents a unique, intimate, first-person evening of the songs and stories behind Glens Hall of Fame career that is both sentimental and upbeat. Dayton is backed by other musicians from Glen’s tours and this is as close to seeing Glen as anyone can get, now that he’s retired from any appearances. You’ll hear all your favorites like Wichita Lineman, Gentle On My Mind and Rhinestone Cowboy, mixed with hits you may not know Glen was a part of recording and singing on. His battle with Alzheimer’s is well covered in the national media and this show also adds a very personal look at Glen’s memory loss in Dayton’s song “Long Slow Train Out of Town.” Not a dress-alike or sound-alike or look-alike show, this is the one show that uses actual musicians from one of the greatest entertainers in American pop and country history. Dayton is hot off his shows at the 2015 MN State Fair and appearing in clubs and shows around the USA.  Crowds in Sedona and Scottsdale, AZ sold out the first run of these shows and you’ll want to get your tickets for the Chanhassen Dinner Theater dates ASAP Contact the Box Office: 952.934.1525 or visit for tickets.

June 25, 2017 - Swing In To Summer Craft & Vendor Expo - Stop out at The Refuge Golf Club for a great event!  20 Vendors/Crafters, Swag Bags for first 25 in the door.  Free raffle ticket for drawings throughout the event to win prizes from participating vendors.  Sunday, June 25th from 12:00pm - 5:00pm at the Refuge Golf Club, 21250 Yellow Pine St., Oak Grove, MN. 

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.

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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