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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
 

Now Playing – Miracle on Christmas Lake - Jessica Lind Peterson’s original holiday comedy is back and sillier than ever! Soap opera star Colin Avery returns to his Minnesota roots to take over Christmas Lake Community Theater after his father dies. Colin's new wife Tess – a city girl with zero tolerance for mosquitoes – comes along for the ride only to find the theater on the verge of bankruptcy. After losing the rights to It’s a Wonderful Life, they race to come up with another play. With piano tuner and Little House fanatic Neil Gunderson, and lizard-loving massage therapist Martha Knutson as the only cast members, hilarity ensues as this unlikely bunch scramble to save the theater. There’s true love and off-key Christmas carols, lutefisk and naked pot bellies, and best of all, unexpected miracles happen.  A ridiculous and heart-warming holiday comedy guaranteed to tickle the funny bone of lutefisk-eating Minnesotans everywhere!  Running November 9 through December 30th at the Yellow Tree Theatre in Osseo.  Click Here for Tickets or call the Box Office at 763-493-8733.

Now Playing - I'm Listening this Christmas - A musical comedy by Patti J. Hynes McCarthy.  Running the small radio station in his home town of Walnut Lake, Minnesota, is a far cry from Jon Michael's dreams of becoming a big time disc jockey in a top Chicago market, especially managing a group of mismatched, and, shall we say, 'unique' radio announcers.  That, along with taking care of a sick parent, is proving too much for him.  Just as he is about to shut down KMAS, make this Christmas his most depressing ever, a young radio enthusiast appears on the scene, infusing a dose of optimism and Christmas cheer into everyone at the station, and the town!  Laughs, a few tears, some great Christmas music, and a deeper message of what 'success' really means, will delight people of all ages in this musical comedy.  Playing Now thru December 31st at Majestic Oaks Golf Club Seasons Dinner Theatre.  Order tickets online at www.majesticoaksgolfclub.com or call 763-755-2140. 

Now Playing – Chanhassen Dinner Theatre Presents: Holiday Inn - the new Irving Berlin musical, tells the story of Jim, who leaves the bright lights of show business behind to settle down on his farmhouse in Connecticut. He quickly discovers life isn't the same without a bit of song and dance. Jim's luck takes a spectacular turn when he meets Linda, a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare. Together they turn the farmhouse into a fabulous inn with dazzling performances to celebrate each holiday from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. But when Jim's best friend Ted tries to lure Linda away to be his new dance partner in Hollywood, will Jim be able to salvage his latest chance at love?  Running October 5th thru February 23, 2019 at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre.  Click Here for Tickets or call the Box Office at 952-934-1525.

December 5, 2018 - Sherwin Linton Christmas Show - This show is a 2PM Matinee! “Christmas Times A Comin’!” From the opening lines of that classic Bill Monroe Bluegrass Christmas favorite to the shows closing “Merry Christmas Day” the warm narrative “Christmas Guest” and “Go Tell It On The Mountain” the Sherwin & Pam Linton Christmas Show has deep roots, holiday spirit & tradition.  For over 30 years, the Linton's have performed holiday Christmas shows throughout the mid-west. In 1986 Sherwin wrote and recorded a novelty anti drunk driving song “Santa Got A DWI” which became a million selling record. The show includes a great variety of holiday favorites drawn from Sherwin and Pam’s vast repertoire developed through the years. With beautiful costuming, a brightly lighted colorful stage setting and Sherwin and Pam’s flair for comedy and humor plus music with energy this show has become a holiday tradition and is a hit everywhere. December 5th at 2pm.  For tickets go to www.goexit205.comor call the Box Office at 612 314.9199. 

December 5 – 9, 2018 - Rock 'N' Roll Christmas Show - Get ready to crank your holiday spirit all the way up! Returning to our 2015 holiday series is this hugely popular rockin’ holiday event! It’s a multi-media, musical extravaganza that mixes rock hits of the 70’s to today with hilarious stories and parodies favorite yuletide songs as you’ve never heard them before. Join an 8-piece all-star cast of musicians as they uniquely rock their way through Christmas classics in the most imaginative way possible delivering as much fun as Santa himself. For example, hear the blending of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” set to Peter Frampton’s “Show Me The Way!” Each song is funnier and yes, even more cleverly done than the one before it!  Matinees and early evening show times available!  Dec 5, 6, 7, 8 (matinee and evening), and Dec 9.  Dec 12, 13, 14, 15 (matinee and evening), and Dec 16.  Evenings (except Sundays) $40 show only; $55 dinner & show (dinner 6pm; show 8:15pm), Matinees $40 show only; $55 dinner & show (lunch 11am; show 1pm).  Sundays      $40 show only; $55 dinner & show (dinner 5pm; show 7pm).  For tickets and info call the Box Office at -934-1525 or visit www.ChanhassenDT.com.

December 6, 2018 - A Bluegrass Christmas with Monroe Crossing - Monroe Crossing is one of the best Bluegrass groups Minnesota has. Internationally traveled and award winning, this group is for real. This delightfully musical show is filled with Christmas greats by Monroe Crossing. Monroe Crossing is made up of five very distinct personalities with differing musical backgrounds. When combined, their individual histories make for a very unique ensemble sound. Band members are: Derek Johnson - guitar & lead vocals; Lisa Fuglie - fiddle, mandolin, guitar & lead vocals; Matt Thompson - mandolin, fiddle & harmony vocals; Mark Anderson - bass & bass vocals; and David Robinson - banjo, dobro, harmonica & harmony vocals. Because they met through the music of Bill Monroe, they like to say they had a “Monroe Crossing.”  2pm Matinee and 7:30 show.  For tickets go to www.goexit205.com  or call the Box Office at 612-314-9199.  Find out about group reservations and rates.

December 7, 2018 – Comedy at the Courtyards with Fancy Ray McCloney - The Surely You Jest Comedy Season at Courtyards of Andover keeps on keeping on with dinner and hilarity.  Fancy Ray McCloney is a comedian and television personality who has built a comedy and advertising career partly by becoming famous for being famous, especially in and near his hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. Fancy Ray is the self-proclaimed "Best Looking Man in Comedy", known for his androgynous and heavily made-up style as well as a loud, sometimes bizarre, comic persona. His stage personality is made up of the sexual prowess of Prince, the funky style of James Brown, and the animation and expression of Little Richard. He is known to break into verse and recite poetry at his shows, in ode to himself, of course.  Tickets include Buffet Dinner (6-7:30pm), Comedy show starts at 8:00pm.  Cash Bar throughout the evening. Tickets are $40 General Admission or $45 Reserved (excludes NYE and Valentine’s shows). Click Here for Tickets or call 763-754-6953 to buy a Five Show Reserved Seating Package for only $180 or Buy a table of up to 8 for $280 (excludes NYE & Valentine’s Day shows).  Larger party accommodations available.

December 7, 2018 - The Dairy Daughters – Returning one night only!  Raised on dairy farms and country music, Shelby Dressel and Megan Gertken form the Nashville-based country duo, the Dairy Daughters. Shelby grew up in Avon FL and was a Top 40s finalist from season 9 of American Idol. This led to a performance and interview on Ellen. Originally from Albany MN, Megan Gertken has played the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and performed across the US, Canada and Europe during the 2013 America’s Got Talent tour. They met in Nashville, onstage at the world famous Tootsie's Orchid Lounge.  The Dairy Daughters sound is inspired by the vocal bluegrass tones of Patty Loveless and classic melodies of George Strait. It’s easy listening grass fed.  8:00pm show.  For Tickets go to www.goexit205.com or call the Box Office at 612-314-9199.

December 7 – 9, 2018 – Holiday in Lights – Join us for Free Community Holiday Fun.  Enjoy FREE Entertainment, Refreshments and Snacks.  Drop off location for local organizations: Northern Anoka County Emergency Food shelf, Granny’s Closet and Toys for Joy.  Dec. 7 & 8, 5pm-9pm, Dec. 9th, 5pm-8pm at the Anoka County Fairgrounds.  Wagon Ride through Holiday Light Displays and visit with Santa.

December 8, 2018 – Santa and Reindeer Visit The Village of Blaine - Join us on Saturday December 8th at The Village of Blaine to Meet Santa and his reindeer! (Near Caribou Coffee) There will be FREE apple cider and opportunity for you to take photos with Santa (bring your cameras) and we are also hosting a Toy Drive!  All toys donated during the event will benefit Alexandra House!  9:00am – 11:00am at The Village of Blaine Shopping Center, 4335 Pheasant Ridge Dr, NE, Blaine

December 9, 2018 – Believe! The Savior Has Come - Please join us as we celebrate the Christmas season with Believe! The Savior Has Come on Sunday, December 9th at 10am. Enjoy a time of special music, worship, and a Christmas message from our pastor. You will not want to miss it!  Crossfire Assembly, 7600 Coon Rapids Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids.  Please contact us with questions at info@cfassembly.com or call the church office at (763) 710-7600.

December 9, 2018 - Cocoa and Cuddles Craft & Gift Show - This event is going to be so Spectacular! From Original Handmade Craft Exhibitors to Small Businesses, Woodworkers, knots, embroidery, crocheted items, Lights, Metal Art, Wood Signs, Cosmetics, Beauty and Wellness products, Art, Photographers, Bakers, Candy Makers, Jams and Jellies, Etc. We will have just about everything you are looking for at this event.  Stop in as we offer #FREE Admission, Free Parking, Family-friendly atmosphere, and we are always Handicapped accessible.  10:00am – 3:00pm at Oak view Middle School, 15400 Hanson Blvd., Andover, MN. 

December 10 - 13, 2018 – Santa Parade - The Spring Lake Park Fire Department is proud to announce the Santa Parade for the communities of Spring Lake Park, Blaine, and Mounds View. Along with the Fire Department, there will be vehicles from the community police departments and emergency services. Non-perishable food items will be collected for local food shelves.  The Parade will start at 6:30 p.m. on days/routes listed below. Non-perishable food items can also be brought to Station One located in Spring Lake Park during that week. Visit our interactive map here.

December 11, 2018 DAVINA AND THE VAGABONDS HOLIDAY SHOW - Since exploding onto the scene in 2005, Davina and the Vagabonds have grown from a down-and-dirty blues band into one of the most exciting acoustic ensembles on the international stage. This high-energy quintet has established itself with a stellar live show, a professional look, and good old-fashioned hard work.  In recent years they have performed in 45 states, 2 Canadian provinces and 12 European countries.  With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band draws from the last 100 years of American music, and is converting audiences one show at a time. So much more than just a blues act, DATV’s shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill, and tender gospel passages. Davina’s voice and stage presence defy category in a different way. Davina has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons don’t suffice. Sowers is a true original.  7:30 pm Show.  For tickets go to www.goexit205.com or call the Box Office at 612 314.9199.

December 11, 2018 – Paint Your Pet Art Class - Calling all Pet Lovers! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to create a painting of your pet with the guidance of GRAY DUCK ART. There is limited space, so pre-registration is required.  We will be painting our pets off of an image of your choice. Gray Duck Art will take your image and turn it into a paint by number, making this class a fun and successful experience for all!  To complete your registration, email format@grayduckart.com a handful of photos of your pet by December 6 (with the subject line December 11 / Northtown Mall / Human Name). Photos must be sent 5 days or more before class to participate.  Directions on photo submission & more about this class here: grayduckart.com/pets.  No art/design/painting experience necessary. This is for ALL!  All supplies are included in the class- 12"x16" canvas.  Refreshments will be provided :) Please wear painting attire.  The Class will be in the Mall’s Community Room. Enter the mall through Mall Door 5 (near Burlington). The room is down the hallway located between Maurices and Oriental Massage.

December 12, 208 - Have A Merry 50s Christmas With The Holy Rocka Rollaz! - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree!" "Jingle Bell Rock!" "Santa Baby!" "Run Rudolph Run!" And MANY more classic Christmas songs delivered LIVE by Minnesota's own 50s rock 'n' roll trio ~ The Holy Rocka Rollaz!!! Go back to the Fabulous 50s with a Festive and FUN concert at the Fantastic Le Musique Room! This is the 5th Annual Holy Rocka Rollaz Christmas Concert and it's a special event you definitely don't want to miss. Buy your tickets soon! Seats fill up FAST!!!  8:00pm show - For tickets go towww.goexit205.com or call the Box Office at 612 314.9199.

December 12 - 16, 2018 - Rock 'N' Roll Christmas Show - Get ready to crank your holiday spirit all the way up! Returning to our 2015 holiday series is this hugely popular rockin’ holiday event! It’s a multi-media, musical extravaganza that mixes rock hits of the 70’s to today with hilarious stories and parodies favorite yuletide songs as you’ve never heard them before. Join an 8-piece all-star cast of musicians as they uniquely rock their way through Christmas classics in the most imaginative way possible delivering as much fun as Santa himself. For example, hear the blending of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” set to Peter Frampton’s “Show Me The Way!” Each song is funnier and yes, even more cleverly done than the one before it!  Matinees and early evening show times available!  Dec 5, 6, 7, 8 (matinee and evening), and Dec 9.  Dec 12, 13, 14, 15 (matinee and evening), and Dec 16.  Evenings (except Sundays) $40 show only; $55 dinner & show (dinner 6pm; show 8:15pm), Matinees $40 show only; $55 dinner & show (lunch 11am; show 1pm).  Sundays      $40 show only; $55 dinner & show (dinner 5pm; show 7pm).  For tickets and info call the Box Office at -934-1525 or visit www.ChanhassenDT.com.

December 13, 2018 - Christmas with the King featuring Anthony Shore - Anthony Shore brings his Elvis Christmas Show to life at Le Musique Room with all the glam and glory that Elvis was known for.  Anthony delivers a high energy authentic show that has made him a favorite among many here and in the UK.  7:30pm, Don't miss this fun show!   For tickets go to www.goexit205.com or call the Box Office at 612-314-9199.

December 14, 2018 – Church of Cash Christmas Show - Jay and the guys always bring a fantastic Johnny Cash Tribute show to us and now we add the Christmas show to our line-up.  Come celebrate Christmas and Cash in style with the Church of Cash.  2pm matinee and 8pm show.  For tickets go to www.goexit205.com or call the Box Office at 612 314.9199.  Ask about group rates. 

December 14, 2018 – Comedy at the Courtyards with Michael Thorne - The Surely You Jest Comedy Season at Courtyards of Andover keeps on keeping on with dinner and hilarity.  Tickets include Buffet Dinner (6-7:30pm), Comedy show starts at 8:00pm.  Cash Bar throughout the evening. Tickets are $40 General Admission or $45 Reserved (excludes NYE and Valentine’s shows). Click Here for Tickets or call 763-754-6953 to buy a Five Show Reserved Seating Package for only $180 or Buy a table of up to 8 for $280 (excludes NYE & Valentine’s Day shows).  Larger party accommodations available.

   

December 15, 2018 – Visit with Santa at Smith Brothers – Join us at Smith Brothers Decorating Company in Ham Lake and Visit with Santa.  9:00am – 3:00pm, Bring your own camera and take pictures.  Pets Welcome.  17362 Highway 65 NE, Ham Lake, MN.

December 15, 2018 – 4th Annual Anoka Christmas CrawlCome on down to Anoka and join in on the jolliest bit of revelry of the year! Don your favorite Yuletide garb and get ready to celebrate the Christmas season with great people helping out a great cause! Toys for Joy will be there collecting toys for kids in need of a special Christmas, so we can all do a little good while getting a lot Blitzened (a $10 toy or monetary donation is required to participate in the raffle).  Great drink specials, a raffle with amazing prizes and more holiday fun than Bing Crosby tap dancing with Danny F'ing Kaye!  Downtown Anoka Bars starting at 6pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/599919867129884/

December 15, 2018 - The Holy Rocka Rollaz Christmas Show  - Holy Christmas! It's time once again for the Annual Have A Merry Christmas with the Holy Rocka Rollaz!  This year the band is thrilled to be rocking out in the fantastic Le Musique Room in St. Michael! They'll be bringing out Christmas classics such as Jingle Bell Rock & Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree & Run Rudolph Run their own classic hit Christmas In My Heart  and many others!   December 15th at 2pm.  For tickets go towww.goexit205.com or call the Box Office at 612 314.9199.

December 17, 2018 – Care Giver Support Group - Camilia Rose is hosting Anoka County for a care giver support group.  Come vent, laugh, share ideas and be supported by our community.  Third Monday each month, 6:30 PM in the Camilia Rose Classroom, 11800 Xeon Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids.

December 21, 2018 – Robby Vee’s Mechanical Holiday Twang - Robby Vee and a Christmas show?? Heck yes!!!! A man born from rock and roll history and has lived it ever since, it's Robby Vee's Rockin Roll Caravan.  “A rock-n-roll original...” What are people saying: “This cat sure can play.” –Carl Perkins “Robby’s a true guitar slinger!” –Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones “Writings confident and inspired.” -Marshall Crenshaw “These guys could play on any stage.” -Sir Paul McCartney “This is the same stuff I used to make my records with... Straight from the hip.” –Dion “Great Band, Great show.” –Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin.  December 21st, 2:00pm Show.   For tickets Call 612 314 9199 or go to www.goeit205.com

December 21 – 23, 2018 - Snowed In - A Holiday Celebration of Song -  Six friends spend an evening stranded in a lodge. While looking for something to do, they discover boxes of records reminding them of all their favorite holiday tunes. From songs of yesteryear to today's new classics, the six friends bring the music to life with a four-piece jazz band and two fabulous singers. Hum along to your favorites from "White Christmas" to "Santa Baby" and save some energy for a dancing interlude during the intermission.  Bunker Hills Event Center December 21-23 and 27-30, 2018.  Buy tickets online or at Bunker Hills Golf Club. Call 763-951-7244 for more information.

December 27 – 30, 2018 - Snowed In - A Holiday Celebration of Song -  Six friends spend an evening stranded in a lodge. While looking for something to do, they discover boxes of records reminding them of all their favorite holiday tunes. From songs of yesteryear to today's new classics, the six friends bring the music to life with a four-piece jazz band and two fabulous singers. Hum along to your favorites from "White Christmas" to "Santa Baby" and save some energy for a dancing interlude during the intermission.  Bunker Hills Event Center December 27-30, 2018.  Buy tickets online or at Bunker Hills Golf Club. Call 763-951-7244 for more information.

December 31, 2019 – Comedy at the Courtyards New Year's Eve Show Ron Feingold - The Surely You Jest Comedy Season at Courtyards of Andover keeps on keeping on with dinner and hilarity.  Tickets include plated dinner and champagne toast, Comedy show starts at 8:00pm.  Cash Bar throughout the evening. Click Here for Tickets and more information or call 763-754-6953.

December 31, 2018 - ABBA Tribute Abbasolutely Fab - Ring in the new year in STYLE with the music of ABBA and still be home in time for an early night!  OR- stay and watch the ball drop on the big silver screen!  It's going to be a great night.   The night starts with finger food buffet that's included with your ticket purchase!  Pre-show party buffet opens at 6:45 and the show begins at 8pm.  The bar will be open late that night and the ball will drop at midnight.  It's going to be a memorable night for sure.  Abbasolutely FAB has dazzled a sold out crow 2 times now at Le Musique Room.  The music of ABBA and New Year's Eve 2019 will be a great time.  For tickets Call 612 314 9199 or go to www.goeit205.com.

January 11, 2019 – Comedy at the Courtyards with Mike Brody - The Surely You Jest Comedy Season at Courtyards of Andover keeps on keeping on with dinner and hilarity.  Tickets include Buffet Dinner (6-7:30pm), Comedy show starts at 8:00pm.  Cash Bar throughout the evening. Tickets are $40 General Admission or $45 Reserved (excludes Valentine’s shows). Click Here for Tickets or call 763-754-6953 to buy a Five Show Reserved Seating Package for only $180 or Buy a table of up to 8 for $280 (excludes Valentine’s Day shows).  Larger party accommodations available. 

January 18, 2019 – Comedy at the Courtyards with Jeff Pfoser - The Surely You Jest Comedy Season at Courtyards of Andover keeps on keeping on with dinner and hilarity.  Tickets include Buffet Dinner (6-7:30pm), Comedy show starts at 8:00pm.  Cash Bar throughout the evening. Tickets are $40 General Admission or $45 Reserved (excludes Valentine’s shows). Click Here for Tickets or call 763-754-6953 to buy a Five Show Reserved Seating Package for only $180 or Buy a table of up to 8 for $280 (excludes Valentine’s Day shows).  Larger party accommodations available. 

January 29, 2019 – What A Girl Wants Market & Expo - Please join us for the 14th annual What a Girl Wants Women's Expo! This fabulous event is the perfect GIRLS NIGHT OUT filled with shopping, make & takes, prize drawings, giveaways, pampering and dining at the new Tavern at Green Haven. Gather up your girlfriends or take some time for yourself...whatever you need to rejuvenate after the hustle of the holidays. Hosted by Women Worth Celebrating created by Darcy Board, bringing a dose of hope and encouragement to women in our community. We are thrilled to have you join us in this effort by having this years $5 cash entry directly benefiting Pay it Forward Fund, a non-profit fund that helps breast and women’s cancer patients pay basic living expenses.  www.payitforwardfund.net4:00pm – 9:00pm at Greenhaven Golf Course, Anoka.  Any questions about applying as a vendor or event sponsorship please email whatagirlwants2005@hotmail.com   

February 1, 2019 – Comedy at the Courtyards with Mark Poolo - The Surely You Jest Comedy Season at Courtyards of Andover keeps on keeping on with dinner and hilarity.  Tickets include Buffet Dinner (6-7:30pm), Comedy show starts at 8:00pm.  Cash Bar throughout the evening. Tickets are $40 General Admission or $45 Reserved (excludes Valentine’s shows). Click Here for Tickets or call 763-754-6953 to buy a Five Show Reserved Seating Package for only $180 or Buy a table of up to 8 for $280 (excludes Valentine’s Day shows).  Larger party accommodations available. 

February 1 through March 3, 2019 – Flowers for the Room - Allison and Jake have only just begun their new lives as husband and wife when a tragic accident changes everything. Confined to a hospital bed and trapped inside a body that won’t cooperate, Allison hears the world around her, but the world cannot hear her. As weeks turn to months, Jake loses hope of getting his wife back and he is forced to chose between his marriage vows and the life he imagined for himself. Is the love they had before the accident enough to tackle the uncertainty of what lies ahead? One foot in each world, both must decide whether to continue the fight, or to finally let each other go. With a story by award-winning playwright Jessica Lind Peterson and a gorgeous original score by contemporary folk sensation Blake Thomas, Flowers for the Room is a stunning new musical about human resilience and the power of choice.  Running February 1st through March 3rd at the Yellow Tree Theatre in Osseo.  Click Here for Tickets or call the Box Office at 763-493-8733.

February 8, 2019 – Comedy at the Courtyards with Scott Novotny - The Surely You Jest Comedy Season at Courtyards of Andover keeps on keeping on with dinner and hilarity.  Tickets include Buffet Dinner (6-7:30pm), Comedy show starts at 8:00pm.  Cash Bar throughout the evening. Tickets are $40 General Admission or $45 Reserved (excludes Valentine’s shows). Click Here for Tickets or call 763-754-6953 to buy a Five Show Reserved Seating Package for only $180 or Buy a table of up to 8 for $280 (excludes Valentine’s Day shows).  Larger party accommodations available. 

February 9 - 10, 2019 ~ Healthy LIFE EXPO™ - We EXPANDED this show to be our LARGEST EVER! Nutrition, Fitness, and Longevity - It's all here! Explore up to 200+ exhibitors offering everything for health, balance and success in all areas of life. 3 - Stages of on-going speaker presentations, and demonstrations. New this year is three Stages with non-stop speaker’s presentations! Product sampling, hourly drawings and free health information. The Smart place to get the free tips information to start living a healthier life. See the latest in nutrition, fitness, men’s & women’s health, medical information, weight loss, health services, and much more! Seminars, product demonstrations, entertainment, and great shopping all weekend long!  Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm at the Minneapolis Convention Center Ballroom - 1301 2nd St - Minneapolis, MN - 55403. Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for Golden Valley Family Center Food Shelf.  See all the attractions at: http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700. 

February 14, 2019 –  Comedy at the Courtyards Valentine's Day Show with Steve Gillespie - The Surely You Jest Comedy Season at Courtyards of Andover keeps on keeping on with dinner and hilarity.  Tickets include plated dinner and more, Comedy show starts at 8:00pm.  Cash Bar throughout the evening. Click Here for Tickets and more information or call 763-754-6953.

March 1, 2019 - Forever Elvis  Featuring Art Kistler and the EP Boulevard Show Band - Back by POPULAR DEMAND!!  No music industry icon has been imitated more than Elvis Aaron Presley. That is why Elvis Tribute Artist Art Kistler and the EP Boulevard Show Band present, "Forever Elvis... the Spirit Lives!" - a fun, classy, high-energy show featuring tasteful audience interaction and brings a modern style that catapults this classic entertainment genre to an entirely new level! Feel the excitement as some of the Midwest's finest, seasoned professionals take the stage and build a fever pitch of anticipation just like the "King of Rock 'n' Roll" did in concert with the "2001: A Space Odyssey" theme. At the crescendo, "Elvis" enters the building in one of his many dazzling, authentic costumes and launches into a wide variety of timeless classic tunes, many of which have been modernized with a new, impressive edge while still preserving their original essence. The full production show even includes multimedia that transforms segments of the show into a live music video experience!   2pm and 8pm For tickets go towww.goexit205.com All special needs seating and group sales must call the box office for service.  612-314-9199.

March 9. 2019 – North Suburban Home Improvement Show - The cities of Andover, Anoka, and Coon Rapids will be sponsoring the 21st annual North Suburban Home Improvement Show on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Andover YMCA Community Center from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Visit 100+ exhibitors specializing in a wide range of home improvements and meet with local mayors and city staff members.  It’s a great opportunity to talk with city building department representatives to find answers to questions about your home improvement projects. Each year the North Suburban Home Show collects donations for local area food shelves.  Admission to the Home Show is FREE but we encourage a people to provide a non-perishable food item or monetary donation. For more information, visit www.NorthSuburbanHomeShow.Org.

March 13, 2019 - The Music of Rosemary Clooney, Patti Page, Connie Francis, Doris Day and Peggy Lee is truly “The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade”.  - This show a truly an entertaining show jam-packed with hit after hit from some of the best-loved female vocalists of all-time.  You’ll not only hear fantastic music performed by an outstanding cast, Colleen Raye, Jennifer Grimm, and Debbie O’Keefe,but also take a nostalgic trip back to a simpler time.  2:00pm show.  For tickets go to www.goexit205.com.  All special needs seating (row D) available ONLY through box office sales at 612-314-9199. Group sales available.

March 15, 2019 – Comedy at the Courtyards with John Bush - The Surely You Jest Comedy Season at Courtyards of Andover keeps on keeping on with dinner and hilarity.  Tickets include Buffet Dinner (6-7:30pm), Comedy show starts at 8:00pm.  Cash Bar throughout the evening. Tickets are $40 General Admission or $45 Reserved (excludes Valentine’s shows). Click Here for Tickets or call 763-754-6953 to buy a Five Show Reserved Seating Package for only $180 or Buy a table of up to 8 for $280 (excludes Valentine’s Day shows).  Larger party accommodations available. 

March 22, 2019 – Comedy at the Courtyards with Bryan Cork - The Surely You Jest Comedy Season at Courtyards of Andover keeps on keeping on with dinner and hilarity.  Tickets include Buffet Dinner (6-7:30pm), Comedy show starts at 8:00pm.  Cash Bar throughout the evening. Tickets are $40 General Admission or $45 Reserved (excludes Valentine’s shows). Click Here for Tickets or call 763-754-6953 to buy a Five Show Reserved Seating Package for only $180 or Buy a table of up to 8 for $280 (excludes Valentine’s Day shows).  Larger party accommodations available. 

March 23, 2019 ~ HOME Improvement and Design EXPO™ - Attention all home improvement enthusiast! Don’t miss your opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest products, services and information to help turn your dream home into a reality. Start your next projects off to the right start. Talk with the experts and get free tips and renovation ideas! Meet builders, remodelers, landscapers, designers, painters, architects, interior designers and more. Everything from bathroom and kitchen renovations to lawn and landscape. Even get help with your home décor! It’s everything from inside/out to basement/roof! Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long.  Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Mounds View Community Center, 5394 Edgewood Dr., Mounds View. $6 admission or FREE with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf. http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700.

April 5, 2019 – Comedy at the Courtyards with Ed Hill - The Surely You Jest Comedy Season at Courtyards of Andover keeps on keeping on with dinner and hilarity.  Tickets include Buffet Dinner (6-7:30pm), Comedy show starts at 8:00pm.  Cash Bar throughout the evening. Tickets are $40 General Admission or $45 Reserved (excludes Valentine’s shows). Click Here for Tickets or call 763-754-6953 to buy a Five Show Reserved Seating Package for only $180 or Buy a table of up to 8 for $280 (excludes Valentine’s Day shows).  Larger party accommodations available. 

April 6, 2019 ~ Longevity Health EXPO™ - The Longevity EXPO offers attendees options to see all the latest products and services for gaining better health.  Up to 110 Exhibitors and visit two Stages 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 4:00pm at the Maple Grove Community Center – 12951 Weaver Lake Road – Maple Grove, MN 55369. Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for Golden Valley Family Center Food Shelf.  See all the attractions at: http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700.

April 12, 2019 – Comedy at the Courtyards with Mr. Showtime David Scott - The Surely You Jest Comedy Season at Courtyards of Andover keeps on keeping on with dinner and hilarity.  Tickets include Buffet Dinner (6-7:30pm), Comedy show starts at 8:00pm.  Cash Bar throughout the evening. Tickets are $40 General Admission or $45 Reserved (excludes Valentine’s shows). Click Here for Tickets or call 763-754-6953 to buy a Five Show Reserved Seating Package for only $180 or Buy a table of up to 8 for $280 (excludes Valentine’s Day shows).  Larger party accommodations available. 

April 12 through May 12, 2019 – Cry It Out - Cooped up on maternity leave and starved for conversation, neighbors Jessie and Lina become fast friends when they begin daily coffee dates in their adjoining backyards while their newborns nap. Though from vastly different financial backgrounds, they bond over their ferocious love for their babies and the monumental demands of new motherhood. When a stranger from a nearby mansion drops by to ask if his wife who is “having a hard time” can join their coffee klatch, their fearsome two-some is infiltrated with shocking results. A whip-smart comedy with a sharp edge, Cry it Out takes an honest look at being home with a baby, the power of female friendship, the dilemma of going back to work, and the effect class has on parenthood in America.  Running April 12th through May 12th at the Yellow Tree Theatre in Osseo.  Click Here for Tickets or call the Box Office at 763-493-8733.

April 27, 2019 - 4-H Clover Dash 5K - Come run or walk with us to raise funds for Anoka County 4-H! We will be having a 5K and 2 mile walk.  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 and/or prizes awarded to top finishers. Random prize drawings for all participants except those 10 & under who will receive medals & goodie bags. Register 4 participants and get the 5th one of equal or lesser value free (available with mail or drop off only).  Saturday, April 27, 2019, 9 am.  Race day registration from 7:30-8:30 am onsite (cash or checks only).  Online registration available at www.midwestevents.com (small additional processing fee) or for a registration form go to http://www.anokacounty.us/2432/4-H-Clover-Dash.

November 2, 2019 - HOME Improvement and Design EXPO™ - Attention all home improvement enthusiast! Don’t miss your opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest products, services and information to help turn your dream home into a reality. Start your next projects off to the right start. Talk with the experts and get free tips and renovation ideas! Meet builders, remodelers, landscapers, designers, painters, architects, interior designers and more. Everything from bathroom and kitchen renovations to lawn and landscape. Even get help with your home décor! It’s everything from inside/out to basement/roof! Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long.  Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Maple Grove Community Center. $6 admission or FREE with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf. http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700.

November 9, 2019 ~ HOME Improvement and Design EXPO™ - Attention all home improvement enthusiast! Don’t miss your opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest products, services and information to help turn your dream home into a reality. Start your next projects off to the right start. Talk with the experts and get free tips and renovation ideas! Meet builders, remodelers, landscapers, designers, painters, architects, interior designers and more. Everything from bathroom and kitchen renovations to lawn and landscape. Even get help with your home décor! It’s everything from inside/out to basement/roof! Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long.  Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Mounds View Community Center, 5394 Edgewood Dr., Mounds View. $6 admission or FREE with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf. http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700.

November 23 & 24, 2019 ~ Healthy LIFE EXPO™ - We EXPANDED this show to be our LARGEST EVER! Nutrition, Fitness, and Longevity - It's all here! Explore up to 200+ exhibitors offering everything for health, balance and success in all areas of life. 3 - Stages of on-going speaker presentations, and demonstrations. New this year is three Stages with non-stop speaker’s presentations! Product sampling, hourly drawings and free health information. The Smart place to get the free tips information to start living a healthier life. See the latest in nutrition, fitness, men’s & women’s health, medical information, weight loss, health services, and much more! Seminars, product demonstrations, entertainment, and great shopping all weekend long!  Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm at the Minneapolis Convention Center Ballroom - 1301 2nd St - Minneapolis, MN - 55403. Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for Golden Valley Family Center Food Shelf.  See all the attractions at: http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700. 

 

 

On Going Events/Groups

Girl Scouts River Valleys - Girl Scouts River Valleys provides an inclusive environment where girls develop the skills they need to become our future leaders. Through specialized programs and events, we provide a safe place for girls to grow and share new experiences, develop core values and contribute to society.In partnership with 11,000 committed volunteers and adult members, Girl Scouts River Valleys serves more than 32,000 girls through a 49-county council that spans Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. 
Find a group here:  http://www.girlscoutsrv.org/.


Boy Scouts of America - Serving over 113,000 young people across Central Minnesota & Western Wisconsin. Our programs offer young men & women opportunities to be active and grow through hands-on experiences, activities, and service projects in your community and across the globe. Scouting means Doing!  Get involved! 
For more information, call 763-231-7201.  www.northernstarbsa.org


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ACBC Food Shelf & Clothing:  Give Back to Your Community!  They Need You!  We accept non-perishable food items, clean, in-season, ready to wear clothing, books, toys, linens, household and miscellaneous items.  Donations accepted Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:00am - 1:00am, or schedule a drop off time by calling 763-422-0043.  2615 9th Ave N, Anoka.  Donate online at www.ACBCFoodShelf.org.

Every Thursday 2:00-5:00 PM: Hope for the Community Free Groceries - Come by for a few bags of free groceries!  Everyone is welcome. Invite your friends, family, neighbors, and co. workers.  Hope Church 1264 109th Avenue NE, Blaine. 763-757-4266  Click Here For More Details

Anoka Senior Center Enjoy a delicious and nutritious lunch M-F for a suggested donation of $3.50, including milk, coffee and dessert.  For more info call 763-427-6646 or Click Here For More Details
Click Here for the monthly "Anoka Senior Times" Newsletter

Coon Rapids Senior Center - The Coon Rapids Senior Center provides the perfect opportunity for seniors, age 55 and older, to socialize, participate in activities and meet new friends! Senior Center staff and volunteers organize a variety of: Day trips, Dynamic programs, Educational classes & Social events.  Join us for lunch through our Senior Dining Program.  Call 763-767-6473 for more information or visit our website: Coon Rapids Senior Center

Spring Lake Park Recreation Older Adult Program - In this age of fast pace technology, we find ourselves running to keep up with the daily demands on our time. Take this opportunity to find something to enjoy, to rejuvenate your spirit, to allow you to take on another day.  Call a friend and join a class or tour. Explore the many enrichment opportunities available to adults of all ages.  Sports, crafts, home and garden, hobbies, tours, day trips, whatever your interest, do something just for you.  Check out our special interest classes and sports & fitness offerings on the menu to the left.  http://www.slprec.org/programs.html

Anoka County is full of history!  See and relive it at the Anoka County History Center & Library!  Home of the Anoka County Historical Society.  For more info,
Click Here

There are plenty of things to do and see at Springbrook Nature Center! For more info, Click Here


There's always something fun happening at the Library!  For more info, call 763-785-3695 or Click Here

Senior Dances at the Coon Rapids American Legion - 2nd & 3rd Wednesday of the month from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  $4.00/person, For more info, call 763-421-6260.

Anoka Women of Today - Get involved with your community!
For more info, Click here

Authentic Achievers Business Network International - Click Here for info

Coon Rapids Women of Today - Get Involved with your Community!
For more info, Click Here

WoMN Strong - Women volunteering together!  Click here for more info

FREE Breast Cancer Screening available for qualifying women who are over 40, meet income requirements, and are either under-insured or have no insurance to cover the cost of testing.  For more info, call MN Dept of Health Sage Program, 1-888-643-2584

Anoka County Community Action Program, Inc. (ACCAP) is committed to helping individuals in Anoka County, Minnesota out of poverty and into the community as productive citizens.  Information and referral services are offered to Anoka County residents through programs such as Child Care Resource & Referral and the Senior Information Line. ACCAP also provides direct services and subsidies to residents such as affordable housing, the Energy Assistance Program and the Child Care Assistance Program.  These programs and services help individuals and families in our community achieve their goal of self-sufficiency. 
Click Here for More Information.

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres - Stevie Ray's Comedy Cabaret!- Take a trip out to the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre for Stevie Ray's Comedy Cabaret, now playing in The Playhouse, Stevie Ray's Comedy Troupe will keep you laughing with comedy sketches, music and improv based on suggestions taken from the audience!  Shows are Thursday-Sunday. Tickets are $20 for Thursday & Sunday, Tickets are $25 for Friday & Saturday, Show is at 8p (Thursday-Saturday) and at 7p on Sunday, Reservations recommended at 952-934-1525 or order online at www.ChanhassenDT.com


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Having Trouble Paying Your Utility Bill


 
The following agencies might be able to provide assistance with
 your energy bills this winter:

 * Anoka County Community Action Program (ACCAP) - 763-783-4747

     (Calls are taken from October 1st through May 31.)
 

 
*Welfare & Social Service Financial Assistance
   
Adults - 763-422-7200
    Adults with Children - 763-717-7700

 * CEAP - 763-783-4930

 
* Salvation Army HeatShare - 763-755-6873 (ext 123 or 124)
 

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