Haven's Point Sunday Brunch Buffet - Build your own Bloody Mary just the way you like it at
our Bloody Mary Bar. Chef Carving Station, Made to Order Eggs,
Omelets and Scramblers. Menu also includes Belgian Waffles,
Biscuits & Country Gravy, Breakfast Potatoes, Freshly Baked
Carmel Rolls and Muffins, the Season's Freshest Fruits and
Berries, Hardwood Smoked Bacon & Sausage Links and more!
Located at Green Haven Golf Club, 2800 Greenhaven Rd., Anoka.
10:00am - 1:00pm,
$15.99 Adults, $12.99 Seniors (65+), $8.99 Kids 6 - 10yrs, Kids
5 & under eat Free.
Reserve Today at 763-576-2966.
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Blaine's Performances In The Park
- Grab your lawn chair and your
dancing shoes and check out this year's schedule for Blaine's
Performances in the Park.
Click Here for Schedule!
Thursday Nights through
August 3rd - Coon Rapids Dam Summer Concert Series
concerts take place each Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the
performance pavilion, rain or shine. Bring a lawn chair or a
blanket and enjoy an evening of FREE entertainment. Anoka County
Parks and Recreation waives the $5.00 parking fee for the
Click Here for Schedule.
- Concerts In The Park
Enjoy free concerts Sunday nights at 7 p.m. at the Bi-Centennial
band shell in George Green Park, 1498 6th Ave. S., near the
Anoka Aquatic Center. Plus - this season one Rockin' on the
Rum concert will take place north of Anoka City Hall in
Riverfront Park (see
schedule). Bring your lawn chair,
sit back, relax and enjoy all these wonderful performances!
Now Playing – GREASE
- Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT) most popular
show, returns to the Main Stage for the first time
in a decade. The original Rock ‘n’ Roll musical,
GREASE, opens to a week of preview performances
from March 3rd through 9th with opening night
festivities on Friday, March 10. Join Sandy,
Danny and the rest of the Burger Palace Boys and
Pink Ladies for an affectionate satire of high
school life in the 1950's. Don't miss the
unforgettable tunes like: “Summer Nights,” “Look
at Me, I’m Sandra Dee,” “We Go Together,” “Greased
Lightnin’,” “Beauty School Dropout,” AND added
songs made popular in the beloved film: “Grease
(Is The Word),” “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and
“You’re the One That I Want.” It’s a high-octane
rock ‘n’ roll party packed with explosive energy!
Running March 3rd thru October 28th.
Click Here for Tickets or call the box office
July 2 - 4,
2017 - Coon Rapids 4th of July Celebration
Don't miss this fun family tradition! The Coon Rapids Fourth
of July Community Celebration is coming up July 2-4 at Boulevard
Park, on the grounds of the Coon Rapids Ice Center located at
11000 Crooked Lake Boulevard. Kick things off with the
Firecracker 5K/10K/Kids Sparkler Dash on Sunday July 2nd. You
also won't want to miss the parade on July 3rd starting at 6pm,
carnival games, rides, live music, bingo, pull tabs, car show,
food and drinks and some of the best fireworks in the Twin
Cities! This event is sponsored by the Coon Rapids
Firefighters, North Star Lions Club, and the Coon Rapids
Community Strength Foundation.
Click Here for more information and schedule of events.
July 3, 2017
- Anoka Annual
The annual fireworks light up the sky on Monday, July
3, at dusk/10 p.m. The best viewing is from Castle Field at 600
Castle Field Blvd./-7th Ave. Details at
City of Anoka
July 4, 2017 - Anoka Annual
Ice Cream Social -
Join us for root beer floats and music by the North Suburban
Concert Band on Tuesday, July 4, Noon - 3 p.m. at George Green
Park. Bring a lawn chair, your picnic goodies, and friends and
family! Thank you to our sponsors; Two Scoops Ice Cream,
Killebrew Root Beer, and the Anoka Kiwanis! Details at
City of Anoka.
July 7 - 8,
2017 - Andover Family FunFest -
Andover, MN's annual great community festival! Always held on
the first weekend after the 4th of July. Your favorite fair
food, bingo, 5k Run, Volleyball tournament, Magic Bounce Fun
Zone, Parade, Fireworks, Classic Car Show, Craft & Gift Show,
Silent Auction, Live Music and so much more! Our committee works
hard to make this a great event for the whole family and our
Click Here for more Information & Schedules
July 8, 2017 – Anoka Riverfest
- Anoka Riverfest has something for everyone. It's one of the
Twin Cities largest craft fairs with over 140 hand-selected
crafters exhibit their unique, 100% hand-crafted wares and so
much more. Spend a great day in historic downtown Anoka browsing
booths or enjoying free, live music, a food court with all your
favorite fair foods, family activities, and more. Enjoy free
live concerts. Listen to Jazz, Big Band, Folk and more while you
enjoy one of the delicious fare from one of the many food
vendors. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Historic Downtown Anoka,
MN. Admission, parking, and most events are FREE!
July 8, 2017 – Freedom Fest -
started as a simple party in a back yard with good friends and
cold beer in an attempt to raise some money for various veterans
groups. We are now entering our 4th year of "Freedom Fest" and
have raised over $10,000.00 for Military Charities. Freedom
Fest 2017. Hosted by
The Plott Hounds with....Alex
That's My Uncle,
The Reverb Country Dusters. The location: Anoka, MN - the
house right next to the boat launch (1515 2nd Ave, Anoka, MN) on
2nd Ave. Enjoy the day and evening Riverside along the Rum &
Mississippi River soaking up some rays and drinking some suds
(or water) and enjoying some food while music carries the day
and we raise some money for the Minnesota Military Family
Foundation. We will have beer, food & live music while
acccepting donations for the MMFF. Bring your patriotic ferver
and dress accordingly..bring some cash to.
Click Here for Flyer.
July 8, 2017 - Page Education
Foundation Doggie Walk - Direct your paws—while supporting a great cause—to the 2017
Page Education Foundation Doggie Walk. Join former Minnesota
retired Supreme Court Justice, Minnesota Viking and NFL Pro
Football Hall of Famer Alan Page for a walk around beautiful
Lake of the Isles (2020 W. Lake of the Isles Pkwy.,
Minneapolis). The Page Education Foundation Doggie Walk is a
unique opportunity to bring together people in the community
from all walks of life to support education while taking a fun
and healthy walk together with their dogs. Saturday, July 8th,
Check-in starts at 8 a.m. with walk from 9-11 a.m. Early bird:
$35 (until June 8), Regular: $40 (June 9-July 7), Day of: $50,
Includes one T-shirt and one doggie companion. Pack Teams
(groups of eight: $250), Each additional dog: $5, Children, 13
and younger, free. Proceeds benefit Page Education Foundation.
Click Here to register or call 612-332-0406.
July 9, 2017 - Art in the Park:
Art Fair -
Art Center and the City of Ramsey for its first annual art fair,
where community members and visitors will be able to share and
enjoy the arts. This free event will also feature local food
vendors, artist demos, and introductory art classes.
Introductory art classes are free for everyone! These 45-minute
classes will occur at 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm and will be
led by Rumriver Art Center staff. Vote on your favorite artists
for their chance to win a grand prize of $200 for the “People’s
Choice Award.” And you have the chance to win your favorite
artists work! Raffle tickets will be for sale at the art fair
for $2 each, you do not have to be present to win. Event is
Sunday, July 9th, 10:00am – 4:00pm at Elmcrest Park, 16303
Quicksilver Street NW, Ramsey, MN 55303. Winners will be
announced on Sunday, July 9, at 3:30 pm. More information
http://rumriverart.com/art-fair.html. Want to display
CLICK HERE to learn more and register. Please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org, 763-576-4309 with questions.
July 9, 2017 - Annual Heritage Home & Garden
Mysterious mansions, land grants by kings, and musical gardens await you
at this year’s 14th annual tour on Sunday, July 9 from 1-5 p.m.
For tickets and details, visit
Anoka County Historical Society.
July 10 through October - Anoka
Farmers Market –
beginning July 10 through October between 2-6 p.m. Call the
information line (a recording) at 763-792-4025 for updates on
the latest produce and other items available. Located at the
corner of East Main St. & 5th Ave.
(Lyric Arts parking lot).
July 18, 2017 – Family Fun Night
- Join the Blaine Parks and Recreation Department for Family Fun Night, an
evening dedicated entirely to families. Children can enjoy
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. Starting at 6:00pm at Aquator Park
Click Here for more info.
July 22, 2017 – Minnesota Food
Truck Festival -
Free Event with over 25 different food trucks! One of the Twin Cities
most popular & delicious free events – The Uptown Food Truck
Festival– located at 2015 S 1st Ave, Anoka, MN 55303. You'll be
able to celebrate with us all day long, from 12pm-10pm! Food,
Beer, Live Music, Mechanical Bull Rides & Much More! Fun for
the whole family!
Click Here for more info.
July 25 - 30,
2017 - Anoka County Fair -
Best County Fair in the State. Has just
the right variety of fun. Livestock, rides, shows and
food. Hours are Tues. - Sat. 10am - 11pm and Sunday 10am -
9pm. See you at the Fair! Visit our website for all
information & schedules:
July 26, 2017 – Bridgeview
Summer Celebration -
CELEBRATE SUMMER....the island way. Join us for a Barbecue &
Tropical drinks (non-alcoholic), Island-themed raffle prizes,
Hula lessons, limbo and lawn games,
activities for all ages. The community is invited to attend,
Kids and families welcome. Donations gratefully accepted at
the door. Event proceeds benefit Bridgeview's Meals for Members
Program, providing balanced and nutritious lunches daily for our
Wednesday, July 26th, 5:00-8:00 pm, Bridgeview,
7920 University Avenue NE,
Fridley, MN 55432.
July 27, 2017 -
Summer Bash Shopping Expo -
Stop out at Willy McCoy's in Champlin for
some summer fun!
25+ Vendors and Crafters, DJ Music, Cash Bar with
2 for 1 specials, Swag Bags to 1st 30 in the door, Door Prizes
and more!! Willy McCoy's Champlin, 18800 Business Park
Click Here for event details and postings from vendors.
August 5, 2017 -
Pavilion Craft & Gift Expo -
This Pavilion Craft and Gift Expo is going to be so Spectacular!
We welcome everyone with FREE ADMISSION to this event where we
will have approximately 150 vendors with Unique and Quality
product from Handmade Crafters, Upcyclers, Repurposers, Artists,
Bakers, Direct Sales Reps, Photographers, Small and Home Based
Businesses as well.
So gather up some friends and bring them down to the Hopkins
Pavilion located on Excelsior Blvd next to the Hopkins Fire Dept
and the City Works building, just off of 15th Ave S. if you are
coming from Mainstreet.
Saturday, August 5th 2017 from 10am to 3pm.
Click Here for more info from the vendors.
August 5, 2017 - Walk
A Mile In Her Shoes
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Committee of Anoka County, a
collaboration of Anoka County community agencies, asks you to
stand up to domestic and sexual violence by participating in
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®.This walk will take place at Anoka
City Hall Plaza on August 5, 2017. Proceeds from this walk will
benefit the Alexandra House.
Click to Register Today
2017 - WINOS Event (Women In
Need of Shopping!)
Join us for a fun ladies night! Swag Bags to 1st 25 thru the
door. Door prizes throughout the
event, DJ, light appetizers, cash bar
and more. Located at the
Elegance Room at Bebops in Blaine (1009 - 109th Ave), June 15th
from 5pm – 8:30pm.
Click Here for Details and Vendor Info
2017 - Back To School Shopping Expo -
Stop out at Willy McCoy's in Champlin
for some summer fun!
Register to win a backpack full of school
supplies! 2 winners, 1 boy & 1 girl (need not be
present to win). 25+ Vendors and Crafters, DJ Music, Cash
Bar with 2 for 1 specials, Swag Bags to 1st 30 in the door, Door
Prizes and more!! 1:00pm - 5:00pm at Willy McCoy's Champlin,
18800 Business Park Blvd.
2017 - Love My Pet Fair -
Coon Rapids Love My Pet Fair grew from the realization that
people have strong bonds with their pets and consider their pets
as part of the family. The goal of the Coon Rapids Love My Pet
Fair is to provide pet lovers within it's community education,
resources and fun activities to celebrate responsible pet
ownership. From demonstrations, to pet costume contests, to pet
art and more, people and pets had a great time together. It is
our mission to provide a safe space for pets and people to
mingle, learn a few things, and have fun! It is also our goal to
collaborate and provide an occasion for local businesses and pet
centric businesses to showcase their services and products.
Located at 2420 - 105th Ave NW, Coon Rapids.
October 6 – 7, 2017 - 2017 North
Star Genealogy Conference
your compass to the Tenth Annual North Star Genealogy
Conference, October 6-7, 2017. Meet at the Earle Brown Heritage
Center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota to enjoy featured speakers
Paula Stuart-Warren and Cyndi Ingle, 20 topical breakout
presentations, door prizes, exhibitors, the annual Awards
Banquet and more! Also, learn the value of adding DNA to your
genealogy toolbox at the North Star DNA Day pre-conference on
October 5th. Find complete conference information on
the North Star 2017 page at
November 4 - 5, 2017 ~ Healthy
- Sat and Sun 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Minneapolis Convention
Center – Hall D - 1301 2nd St - Minneapolis, MN – 55403.
Nutrition, Fitness, and Longevity - It's all here! Explore up to
200 exhibitors offering everything for maintaining health and
success in all areas of life! Featuring 3 Stages of on-going
speaker presentations, demonstrations and live entertainment.
Free product sampling, hourly drawings and health information,
tips, and ideas. New this year is the Yoga Stage with on-going
seminars and demonstrations. The Smart place to get the free
tips information to start living a healthier life. See the
latest in men’s & women’s health, weight loss, living well,
health services, and much more! Seminars, product
demonstrations, entertainment, and great shopping all weekend
long! Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for Golden Valley
Family Center Food Shelf. See all the attractions at:
http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700
November 11, 2017
~ HOME Improvement and Design EXPO™ -
Attention all home improvement enthusiast! Don’t miss
your opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors
featuring the latest products, services and
information to help turn your dream home into a
reality. Start your next projects off to the right
start. Talk with the experts and get free tips and
renovation ideas! Meet builders, remodelers,
landscapers, designers, painters, architects, interior
designers and more. Everything from bathroom and
kitchen renovations to lawn and landscape. Even get
help with your home décor! It’s everything from
inside/out to basement/roof! Main Stage filled with
on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and
entertainment all day long.
10:00am to 5:00pm at the National Sports Center in
Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Mom’s &
Neighbors Food Shelf.
or call (952)238-1700.
January 23, 2018 – What A Girl
Wants Girls Night Out – Women’s Expo - Mark You Calendars! You won't want to miss our 13th Annual
What a Girl Wants, Girl's Night Out... Women's Expo! Tuesday,
Jan. 23rd from 4 to 9 PM!!! $3 at the Door! Green Haven Golf
Course -2800 Greenhaven Road Anoka 55304. New!!! Free Valet
Parking from 4:30 to 8:30 PM by
Unparalleled Parking Don't miss out on $5 eyebrow waxing by
Salon Ciry!!! Free Flowers to First 200 women by Forever
Floral! Free bags by
Suburban Imaging!!! Free Mini Board Projects by
Bee artsy, $5 Mini Canvas Painting, by
Wine and Canvas Minneapolis! Free Make and Take cards, by
Sandy McManus ! Plus many other wonderful vendors! Food and
cocktails available for additional cost! Stop in for a little
time for yourself or stay all night with your girlfriends! All
Proceeds will go to Women Worth Celebrating - Random Acts of
Hope & Encouragement for Women in Anoka County! Thankful for our
All Event Party Rental & Supplies, LLC and Lori Wawers.
On Going Events/Groups
Scouts River Valleys -
River Valleys provides an inclusive environment where girls
develop the skills they need to become our future leaders.
Through specialized programs and events, we provide a safe place
for girls to grow and share new experiences, develop core values
and contribute to society.In partnership with 11,000 committed
volunteers and adult members, Girl Scouts River Valleys serves
more than 32,000 girls through a 49-county council that spans
Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa.
Find a group here:
Boy Scouts of America
- Serving over 113,000 young
people across Central Minnesota & Western Wisconsin. Our
programs offer young men & women opportunities to be active
and grow through hands-on experiences, activities, and service
projects in your community and across the globe. Scouting means
Doing! Get involved!
For more information, call
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.
Wednesday - Silver Sneakers Flex Program at
Body In Motion Pilates Studio , 11452 Martin St. NW., Coon
Rapids, MN. 763-213-5181,
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
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
Here for the monthly "Anoka Senior Times" Newsletter
Coon Rapids Senior Center -
The Coon Rapids Senior Center provides the perfect
opportunity for seniors, age 55 and older, to socialize,
participate in activities and meet new friends! Senior Center
staff and volunteers organize a variety of: Day trips, Dynamic
programs, Educational classes & Social events. Join us for
lunch through our Senior Dining Program. Call 763-767-6473 for
more information or visit our website: Coon
Rapids Senior Center
Spring Lake Park Recreation Older Adult
Program - In this age of fast pace technology, we find ourselves
running to keep up with the daily demands on our time. Take this
opportunity to find something to enjoy, to rejuvenate your
spirit, to allow you to take on another day. Call a friend and
join a class or tour. Explore the many enrichment opportunities
available to adults of all ages. Sports, crafts, home and
garden, hobbies, tours, day trips, whatever your interest, do
something just for you. Check out our special interest classes
and sports & fitness offerings on the menu to the left.
Anoka County is full of history! See and relive
it at the Anoka County History Center & Library! Home of
the Anoka County Historical Society. For more info,
There are plenty of things
to do and see at Springbrook Nature Center! For more info,
There's always something fun
happening at the Library! For more info, call 763-785-3695 or
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,
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
or Click here
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
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.
Having Trouble Paying Your Utility Bill?
The following agencies might be able to provide assistance
your energy bills this winter:
* Community Action Program - 763-783-4747
(Calls are taken
from October 1st through May 31.)
*Welfare & Social Service Financial
Adults - 763-422-7200
Adults with Children - 763-717-7700
* CEAP - 763-783-4930
* Salvation Army HeatShare - 763-755-6873 (ext 123 or