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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 – 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  

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 7, 2016 - Summer Concerts at the Dam:  Holy Rocka Rollaz - 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. 

July 8, 2016 - Tricia & The Toonies - A unique blend of music, skits, puppets and audience participation!  Join us Friday morning, 10:30am at Aquatore Park in Blaine.

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 8 & 9, 2016 - Transit Authority (A Tribute to Chicago) - Back by popular demand, don't miss Transit Authority in their premier tribute to the legendary rock band Chicago! This fantastic band presents sold-out shows across the nation performing Chicago's #1 hits and arena rock power ballads including: "Saturday In the Park," "Just You and Me," "Wishing You Were Here," "25 or 6 to 4," "Feelin’ Stronger Every Day," "Old Days," "If You Leave Me Now" and many more!  This terrific tribute band returns to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres by popular demand for a one-time opportunity in 2016!  Contact the Box Office: 952.934.1525 or visit www.chanhassendt.com for tickets. 

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 9, 2016 - Farms to Flamingos: Building a Mid-Century Modern County - Sip a root beer float, spin a hula hoop, and do the twist at the Anoka County History Center as the exhibit, “Farms to Flamingos: Building a Mid-Century Modern County” opens on July 9 during Riverfest in Anoka.  Peer into the life of a suburban home--complete with orange carpet, Tupperware, and turquoise rotary phone—while learning about the tract housing that expanded much of Anoka County. Play in the tractor tire sandbox and give a treat to Buster the dog in his little house, then imagine the neighborhood children running off to the school down the road. Here memories will float back of days spent listening to the beep of a filmstrip machine or having to rip fringes from printer paper.  The museum will be open from 10-4 p.m. with a special photo opp to strike a ‘50s pose with a classic car, white picket fence, and of course, pink flamingos. Follow this event using #ACHSflamingo or visit www.AnokaCountyHistory.org for more information.

July 12, 2016 - Performances In The Park: Sound of Simon - Grab your chair and/or blanket and come out to Town Square Park in Blaine for a night of live music.  Starting at 7pm, all ages! 

July 12 & 13 – Blaine Safety Camp - The Blaine Police Department, Spring Lake Park – Blaine – Mounds View Fire Department, and the Blaine Parks and Recreation Department co-sponsor an exciting program to teach kids, through a variety of fun activities, how to be safe in their daily lives.  Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death and disabling injury for children ages birth to 14.  The goal of Safety Camp is to help reduce the number of these incidents.  Students will spend two days learning skills necessary to avoid injury and cope with emergency situations.  Safety Camp is open to incoming 4th grade children residing in the Blaine area.  It is a two-day (not overnight) event held each year in July, rain or shine.  The $40 fee to attend Safety Camp includes lunch, snacks, adult leadership, supplies, fitted bike helmet, t-shirt, and an evening Awards Ceremony held the second evening of camp.  Click Here for details and to register. 

July 14, 2016 - Summer Social Vendor & Craft Fair - Join us at Willy McCoys in Champlin (12450 Business Park Blvd., Champlin) on Thursday, July 14th from 5:00 - 9:00pm.  Swag bags for 1st 35 in the door.  Free Raffle ticket for great prizes, Food, Drink Specials, Music & More! The more money you spend at vendor tables, the more raffle tickets you can earn for the drawings.  Stop by the Nerium table and register to win a FREE bottle of the new Eye Serum!  https://www.facebook.com/events/1558421091121188/

July 14, 2016 - Summer Concerts at the Dam:  Hitchville - 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. 

July 15, 2016 - The Bazillions:  Kid Friendly Rock n Roll -  Join us Friday morning, 10:30am at Aquatore Park in Blaine.  The Bazillions are the creation of Twin Cities’ parents/educators/singer-songwriters Adam and Kristin Marshall. Literally from their first day on the job at Kenny School in Minneapolis, the couple was writing songs for and with their students. Before long, the kids knew every word to every song, and parents began asking for a CD. So, along with their indie pop band The Humbugs, the Marshalls recorded and released “Rock-n-Roll Recess,” under the new alter-ego band name “The Bazillions.”.  http://www.thebazillions.com/

July 19, 2016 – Family Fun Night at Aquator Park - Join the Blaine Parks and Recreation Department for Family Fun Night, an evening dedicated entirely to families. Children can enjoy FREE kiddie carnival games, explore a police car and a fire truck at our vehicle fair. Concessions will be available! We will also have multiple inflatables and some will get you wet! And don't forget to bring your camera.  blaineevents.com/family-fun-night

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 21, 2016 - Running Aces Sip N Shop - Join Us at Running Aces for Our Thursday Sip & Shop.  3:00pm - 9:00pm, enjoy your favorite beverage, appetizer, and company while shopping from 28 Vendors, Crafters, Artists, etc.  Everything from fashion to wellness and home.  You won't want to miss this event!!  *30 Swag Bags given to the first 30 guests through the door, *28+ Awesome Prizes, *Music, *Cash Bar.  You'll want to make an evening of it. Bring your friends!!  15201 Zurich St. Columbus, MN.  Click Here for Facebook Invite.

July 21, 2016 - Summer Concerts at the Dam:  Sam Kuusisto - 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. 

July 22, 2016 - Oscar's Big Break: Children's Comedy Show - Join us Friday morning, 10:30am at Aquatore Park in Blaine.

July 22 & 23, 2016 - The Divas of Disco, Presented by Lori Dokken - After years of producing successful tribute shows, special events, and concerts, Lori Dokken turns her attention to recreating those "disco nights" of the 70s and 80s. The front line features some of the Twin Cities' finest female vocalists including: Patty Peterson, Debbie Duncan, Judi Vinar and Rachel Holder Hennig. To support these powerhouse personalities, Dokken has assembled some national and international musicians to join her on stage including: Cory Wong on guitar, Jay Young on bass, Jimmy Steffen on Keyboards and Peter Hennig on drums. This all-star lineup will perform the hits of Donna Summers, The Pointer Sisters, Gloria Gaynor, Lipps Inc, Natalie Cole, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Thelma Houston, Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin, and many, many more. This not-to-be-missed show will be a sellout! So get out your dancing shoes, turn on the disco ball and order your tickets today! Contact the Box Office: 952.934.1525 or visit www.chanhassendt.com for tickets. 

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.

July 26, 2016 - Performances In The Park: The Mooners - Grab your chair and/or blanket and come out to Town Square Park in Blaine for a night of live music.  Starting at 7pm, all ages!  The Mooners are all about having a good time. We play a wide variety of music from the Beatles to ZZ Top. Come on out, see and hear the Mooners. You won't be disappointed.  http://moonersband.angelfire.com.

July 28, 2016 - Summer Concerts at the Dam:  New Riverside Ramblers - 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. 

July 28, 2016 - Polka Dancing Wendinger Band - Join us at Aquatore Park in Blaine from 6pm - 8pm for some polka dancing.  http://www.wendingerbandtravel.com/

July 29, 2016 - The Splatter Sisters - Join us Friday morning, 10:30am at Aquatore Park in Blaine.  Enjoy upbeat songs for moving and shaking!  A very lively concert of classic kids songs with LOTS of audience participation.  Quality family time!  The Splatter Sisters...three energetic multi-talented musicians and singers.  http://www.splattersisters.com/

August 2, 2016 - Performances In The Park: The Autobody Experience - Grab your chair and/or blanket and come out to Town Square Park in Blaine for a night of live music.  Starting at 7pm, all ages!  The Auto Body Experience is a horn-driven rock band from St. Paul, Minnesota. They play off-kilter songs written by bandleader Scott Yoho. The lyrics are often humorous and cover unusual topics, whether they're exploring the tunnels under Disneyland or discovering that your childhood companions were all employed by your dad. Stylistically, the music ranges from cartoon jazz to ska, Latin to guitar-driven pop, and reggae to gospel - often all within the course of one song.  http://www.autobodyexperience.com/

August 4, 2016 - Summer Concerts at the Dam:  Gravel Roads - 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. 

August 5, 2016 - Wendy's Wiggle, Jiggle & Jam - Join us Friday morning, 10:30am at Aquatore Park in Blaine.  Family fun that puts the MOVE in Music!  http://www.wigglejigglejam.com/

August 11, 2016 - Summer Concerts at the Dam:  Buddy and the Boys - 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. 

August 12 & 13, 2016 - The Song Remains The Same, Jonny James & the Hall of Fames Does Zeppelin - Jonny James and the Hall of Fames (the band that brought you “The Beatles Anthology”) is back rocking harder than ever with “The Song Remains The Same,” a tribute to the greatest rock band of all time, Led Zeppelin, who was awarded a Kennedy Center Honor for their contribution to the music industry. For 10 years, Led Zeppelin dominated the US and the UK with their unforgettable guitar riffs, blues-inspired wails, and insane drum solos. Their music is some of the most loved in rock history. JJHOF will feature the greatest Zeppelin tunes including: “Black Dog,” “Heartbreaker,” “Whole Lotta Love,” “Immigrant Song” and of course, “Stairway to Heaven.” Contact the Box Office: 952.934.1525 or visit www.chanhassendt.com for tickets. 

August 14, 2016 - Sunday’s with BOB DEFLORES; LEGENDS OF JAZZ 1929-1970 – Calling all classic film lovers!  Minnesota’s rare film historian BOB DEFLORES presents a Sunday afternoon FILM SERIES of treasured entertainment film compilations. See the films and get insider scoop on Hollywood’s Golden Age where Bob will offer commentary and answer your questions.  Shown in Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ Fireside Theatre at 3pm in a series of four Sunday afternoons!   Single tickets are $12.  Buy the 4 part series for $40 and save $8.  Dinner will be served at 4:30pm FOLLOWING the films at an upgrade charge of $15 per person.  Tickets on sale at www.chanhassendt.com or call 952-934-1525.   Sunday, August 14 see LEGENDS OF JAZZ 1929 – 1970 - Revel in great moments and rare jazz music performances with Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, George Shearing, Gerry Mulligan, Count Basie, Miles Davis and many more.  Click Here for More Information and list of series

August 18, 2016 - Summer Social Craft & Vendor Show - Join us at Willy McCoys in Champlin (12450 Business Park Blvd., Champlin) on Thursday, August 18th from 5:00 - 9:00pm.  Swag bags for 1st 35 in the door.  Free Raffle ticket for great prizes, Food, Drink Specials, Music & More! The more money you spend at vendor tables, the more raffle tickets you can earn for the drawings.  Stop by the Nerium table and register to win a FREE bottle of the new Eye Serum!  https://www.facebook.com/events/1107828825922169/

August 19 & 20, 2016 – Power Balladz, The Ultimate 80’s Sing-A-Long - Do you remember what song was playing when you had your first kiss or your first slow dance? Chances are it was a power ballad – those songs that double as a soundtrack to your life. For a rockin’ hot evening, experience POWER BALLADZ and unleash your inner rock star with 90 minutes of rock featuring killer voices and wicked guitar solos! Hear music of ‘80s bands including: Aerosmith, Journey, Queen, Guns N' Roses, Bon Jovi, Poison, Heart and many more. POWER BALLADZ returns with an amazing cast to thrill you and your friends with an incredible evening of loud music, big hair, and ‘80s humor. Contact the Box Office: 952.934.1525 or visit www.chanhassendt.com for tickets. 

August 27, 2016 – The Andrews Sisters: Music and Memories - In its return to the Fireside Theatre, this a high-energy nostalgic trip down memory lane features the signature vocal sound of Minnesota’s own Andrews Sisters.  1:00pm, August 27th. The performers - Lisa Pallen, Kathy Mueller and Aimee Lee beautifully recreate the vocal stylings of the first million-selling “girl group,” backed by a 6-piece band led by two-time Ivey Award-winning arranger and musical director Raymond Berg. You’ll enjoy: “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Rum and Coca Cola,” “Apple Blossom Time” and many more of their greatest hits. Hosted by Bill Arnold of Triple Espresso fame, audiences of all ages will enjoy this delightful offering of the great music of the Swing Era!  Contact the Box Office: 952.934.1525 or visit www.chanhassendt.com for tickets. 

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 9 & 10, 2016 - Sherwin Linton; The Johnny Cash Story - Country performing legend Sherwin Linton's show pays tribute to Johnny Cash's early "Sun Years" when he established his unique sound through many career highlights including memorable duets with wife June Carter Cash. True stories about Johnny and his life, career, recordings and many tours are interwoven into this dynamic tribute. An astonishing event! Contact the Box Office: 952.934.1525 or visit www.chanhassendt.com for tickets. 

September 17, 2016 – Tribute to “MTV Unplugged” - Three of the nation’s top tribute bands join together to recreate and bring us back to the days of the famous “MTV Unplugged” concert series of the 90’s. The Return to Seattle Tour features the music of Seattle’s biggest-selling artists of the ‘90s: Pearl Jam, Nirvana, and Alice in Chains, “Unplugged,” as it went down live. The “MTV Unplugged” concert series sold over 35 million records worldwide, with five million of those sales in the U.S. alone. Don’t miss this incredible evening! Contact the Box Office: 952.934.1525 or visit www.chanhassendt.com for tickets.

September 22 - 24, 2016 – Takin’ It To The Limit; Tribute to the Eagles - Back by popular demand! Two bands, Collective Unconscious and The Fabulous Armadillos, combine talents and return to present their most remarkable tribute concert to The Eagles - the quintessential band of the '70s and '80s. CDT audiences have embraced every minute of this incredible concert event and are known to sing and even dance along to such hits as: “Take it Easy,” “Life in The Fast Lane,” “Desperado” and many more. This offering sold-out all its houses in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Do not miss this final 2016 return engagement! Contact the Box Office: 952.934.1525 or visit www.chanhassendt.com for tickets. 

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

September 24, 2016 – Centennial High School 20 Year Class Reunion - Attention CHS Class of 1996! It's been 20 years since graduation. Time flies when there's no homework.  Join us for our 20 year reunion on September 24, 2016 at Trappers Bar & Grill in Lino Lakes, from 7-11pm.  For additional details, pricing and to register, please visit http://centennial1996.eventzilla.net/.  Let's "Flashback to '96!"  (P.S. Friday September 23 is the CHS homecoming game, in case you want to show some school spirit and root for the current team!)

September 30 & October 1, 2016 – 100 Years of Sinatra - One of the most recognizable voices of all time, Frank Sinatra would have turned 100 years old in 2015. The "Chairman of the Board" enjoyed a recording career that spanned from 1935-1995, signed with the most popular big bands of the '40s, and won an Academy Award. He has sold hundreds of millions of records worldwide, received 11 Grammy Awards, and starred in 60 motion pictures. Hear your favorites including, "That's Life," Nice 'n' Easy," "You Make Me Feel So Young," "Fly Me To The Moon," "New York, New York," "My Way" and many, many others. Join Andrew Walesch and his Big Band, filled with many Twin Cities' big band and jazz legends, as they take you through this journey in time. Join us as we celebrate Frank Sinatra's legendary career!  Contact the Box Office: 952.934.1525 or visit www.chanhassendt.com for tickets. 

October 7 & 8, 2016 – A Evening with Martin Zellar, featuring the music of Neil Diamond, Gear Daddies & Martin Zellar - In this very special evening of entertainment, the renowned Martin Zellar features some of his favorite songs by Neil Diamond and showcases his songwriting talent playing fan favorites from the Gear Daddies and Martin Zellar catalogsContact the Box Office: 952.934.1525 or visit www.chanhassendt.com for tickets. 

October 14 & 15, 2016 – Power Balladz, The Ultimate 80’s Sing-A-Long - Do you remember what song was playing when you had your first kiss or your first slow dance? Chances are it was a power ballad – those songs that double as a soundtrack to your life. For a rockin’ hot evening, experience POWER BALLADZ and unleash your inner rock star with 90 minutes of rock featuring killer voices and wicked guitar solos! Hear music of ‘80s bands including: Aerosmith, Journey, Queen, Guns N' Roses, Bon Jovi, Poison, Heart and many more. POWER BALLADZ returns with an amazing cast to thrill you and your friends with an incredible evening of loud music, big hair, and ‘80s humor. Contact the Box Office: 952.934.1525 or visit www.chanhassendt.com for tickets. 

October 21 & 22, 2016 –  E Street Shuffle/Detroit Muscle, The Songs of Bruce Springsteen & Bob Seger - The thematic songs of Rock‘n’Roll Hall of Fame recipients Bruce Springsteen and Bob Seger have provided a memorable soundtrack for anyone with a car radio or record player. The combination of the songs of these two iconic artists in one night at The Fireside Theatre will be unstoppable! Springsteen classics including: “Born to Run,” “Backstreets,” “Rosalita,” “Jungleland” and “Dancing in the Dark” will be joined by Seger classics: “Mainstreet,” “Night Moves,” “Hollywood Nights,” “Get out of Denver,” “Katmandu,” “Ramblin' Man” and many more.  Lead vocals will be handled by two of the most recognized, influential voices in the Twin Cities’ music scene, Nick Hensley and Mick Sterling. The magic created by the E Street Band and the Silver Bullet Band will be duplicated by a band led by the three rocking guitars of Jody Hanks, Billy Larson and Jason Ploof, along with two keyboardists, and of course, you’ll enjoy glorious sax stylings reminiscent of both The Big Man and Alto Reed! E Street Shuffle/Detroit Muscle will unite the energies of Jersey and Detroit and blow the roof off at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. Don't miss this show returning by popular demand! Contact the Box Office: 952.934.1525 or visit www.chanhassendt.com for tickets. 

October 22, 2016 - Martha's Fall Craft & Vendor Show - Join us at Martha Chapter #132 in Anoka (1908 - 3rd Ave S).  Enjoy a great day of shopping with multiple vendors & crafters, 10:00am - 3:00pm.  Look for K & D Kettle Korn set up out front!  Crafters include – handmade jewelry, quilted purses, hand painted/stenciled/scroll sawed wood signs and wall décor, handmade sculptures, crocheted items, quilted items, sweater mittens w/fleece, infinity scarves and headbands, scrubbies, note cards, books and much more!  Vendors include – Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Damsel in Defense, Scentsy, Young Living, Thirty One, Pink Papaya, Creative Memories, Avon, Chloe & Isabel, IT Works, Magnolia & Vine, Tastefully Simple, Paparazzi, LuLu Roe, Nerium, Norwex and more!  Some of the organizations we donate to are: Masonic Cancer Center at U of M, Masonic Children’s Cancer Hospital, 3 Scholarship programs, RiteCare Language Clinic Mpls/St Paul, Hope 4 Youth (Anoka County Homeless Youth program), Family Promise (Anoka County Homeless Family program), and ACBC Food Shelf.  Bring your family and friends!  Click Here for more info

October 28 & 29, 2016 – Dark Side of the Moon and other Floydian Tales - Jonny James and the Hall Of Fames, the band that brought you The Song Remains The Same (Led Zeppelin), and the Beatles Anthology, return to celebrate to Pink Floyd. Hear “Dark Side of the Moon,” in its entirety, as well as favorite selections from “The Wall” and “Wish You Were Here.” It promises to be a spooky, psychedelic evening of killer guitars and crazy synths. Floyd fans will absolutely love this premier tribute!  Contact the Box Office: 952.934.1525 or visit www.chanhassendt.com for tickets.   

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 4 & 5, 2016 – Bridge Over Troubled Water; An Album Tribute - Don’t miss this first-time tribute to the acclaimed album of Simon and Garfunkel, Bridge Over Troubled Water, featuring Jeff Engholm. Jeff’s tributes seen previously at Chanhassen include those to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and Paul McCartney and Wings. Jeff is known and loved by fans here for his role in the popular tribute to Fleetwood Mac in Pamela McNeill’s Rumours & Dreams. The song, “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” generates a unique set of feelings in people. The lyrics are so visual that taking the album down and placing it on the record player (the only real way to listen to BOTW) is like paging through a childhood photo album long lost. The record is simultaneously somber and joyous, deep and light. It’s only now, looking back across some 35 years that we get a sense of the placeholder in time that was BOTW. Released as it was in 1970, BOTW truly served as a marker between the decades, a nod to the ideals and folksy simplicity of the sixties mixed with the global complexities and inward thinking that was to dominate the decade to come. BOTW was a balm in a confusing time and it remains so today; and it boogies. We hope you enjoy your evening with “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” an album tribute. Hear songs including: “El Condor Pasa,” “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard,” “Sky,” “The Boxer,” “At the Zoo,” “Kodachrome,” “Cecilia” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”  Contact the Box Office: 952.934.1525 or visit www.chanhassendt.com for tickets. 

November 5, 2016 – Holiday Bazaar – Come out to Lord of Life Lutheran Church (14501 Nowthen Blvd., Ramsey, MN), Saturday from 9:00am – 2:00pm for our annual Holiday Bazaar.  Tons of great gift ideas, crafters, vendors, etc. 

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 6, 2016 - Sunday’s with BOB DEFLORES; LADIES OF SONG – Calling all classic film lovers!  Minnesota’s rare film historian BOB DEFLORES presents a Sunday afternoon FILM SERIES of treasured entertainment film compilations. See the films and get insider scoop on Hollywood’s Golden Age where Bob will offer commentary and answer your questions.  Shown in Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ Fireside Theatre at 3pm in a series of four Sunday afternoons!   Single tickets are $12.  Buy the 4 part series for $40 and save $8.  Dinner will be served at 4:30pm FOLLOWING the films at an upgrade charge of $15 per person.  Tickets on sale at www.chanhassendt.com or call 952-934-1525.   Sunday, November 6 see LADIES OF SONG - Enjoy rare performances and short subject visits with these great ladies of song. Featured performers include: Bessie Smith, Peggy Lee, Billie Holiday, Helen O’Connell, Rosemary Clooney, Helen Forrest, Sarah Vaughan, Margaret Whiting, Dinah Washington and many more!  Click Here for More Information and list of series.

 

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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