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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 - Newsies - Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is thrilled to bring its audiences the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, Disney’s Newsies! With astounding choreography, unforgettable songs and inspirational storytelling, Newsies is a not-to-be-missed, high-energy show for all ages.  Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City, Jack Kelly hawks the headlines day-in and day-out with countless other newsboys trying to save enough to make his dreams a reality.  New York World publisher, Joseph Pulitzer, realizes he can maximize profits by raising the price of the “papes” and does so without a word to the “Newsies.” Upon seeing Pulitzer’s greed, the newsboys protest and declare a strike against all the publishing giants.  Realizing it will take more than his friends to make a difference, Jack rallies all the “Newsies” in New York City. Through courage, determination, and friendship the “Newsies” are ready to seize the day and take a stand.  Coupled with dazzling choreography, the unforgettable songs are from Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas), and include: “Carrying the Banner,” “King of New York,” “Santa Fe” and “Seize the Day.”  Don’t miss this ultimate crowd-pleaser, a Minnesota Regional Premiere, nominated for 8 Tony Awards – Including Best Musical!  Running now through September 29, 2018.  Click Here for tickets or call the box office at 952-934-1525.

Now Playing – The Miracle Worker - Based on the extraordinary true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring and unforgettable play is an American classic. Helen is violent, spoiled and exists inside a silent, tortured world. Blind, deaf and mute since infancy she is in danger of being sent to an institution. Desperate, Helen’s family writes to the Perkins Institute and a young, inexperienced Annie Sullivan shows up on their doorstep. Through persistence, love and sheer stubbornness, Annie breaks through Helen’s wall of silence and teaches her to communicate, finally bringing her into the world at last. A radiant and emotionally-gripping story that will make you believe in miracles!  Running September 14th through October 14th at the Yellow Tree Theatre in Osseo.  Click Here for Tickets or call the Box Office at 763-493-8733.

September 26, 2018 - Blaine Block Party - The Blaine Block Party is a festive and interactive way for residents to explore their city and services. Events will be occurring both inside and outside at Blaine City Hall, 10801 Town Square Drive. Event is rain or shine! Concessions available.

September 28, 2018 - Glow In One Princess Mini Golf Party - All little princesses are hereby summoned! We’ll be giving out prizes for the best costumes! Admission for all princesses (in costume): $5.00! Princess movie music for the duration of the event! A special guest is expected!  4:00pm – 6:00pm at Glow In One, 12579 Central Ave., Blaine. 



                                     

September 28, 2018 - Friday Night by Firelight;  The French Voyageur & MN Fur Trade - Join us at the Springbrook amphitheater for a trip back in time to the days of The French Voyageur and Minnesota Fur Trade with historical re-enactor Arn Kind. There will be plenty of amazing artifacts, fascinating stories and audience participation. Complimentary s'mores are provided after the program. This presentation is made possible by the Nee Family and Magenic in honor of Kay Bonner Nee and William Nee. 7:00pm – 10:00pm at Springbrook Nature Center, 100 85th Ave. NW, Fridley, MN.  www.springbrooknaturecenter.org

September 29, 2018 – B4K Legacy Ride - Bring your family! Bring your friends and neighbors!  Come and enjoy a guided bike ride through one of the most beautiful parks in the area!!  There will be three routes to choose from:  5, 15, and 25 miles meandering along the beautiful bike paths in Elm Creek Park Reserve.  B4K Legacy Ride – where helmets are required but spandex is optional.  This is a rain or shine event.  If there are thunderstorms or dangerous weather conditions, the event will be cancelled but no refunds will be given.   8am – Same day registration and check in  9am – Ride beginsWhere:  Elm Creek Park Reserve  (Bluebird picnic area and shelter).  Online registration ends 9/21/18.  Questions?  Email paula.foley@bikes4kidsmn.org.

October 5, 2018 through February 23, 2019 – 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.

Anoka Halloween Days - Our mission is to provide opportunities in our community using unique family-friendly ways to celebrate Halloween while raising money for scholarships and schools.  Anyone wearing this year’s Anoka Halloween Button qualifies for exclusive discounts from participating businesses.  Festivities begin October 6th and run throughout the month of October.  Click Here for all information for Anoka Halloween!  Have fun and be safe! 

October 5-6, 2018 – 11th Annual North Star Geneaology Conference - Family history and genealogy enthusiasts from across the Upper Midwest will converge 5-6 October for the 11th Annual North Star Genealogy Conference at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West in Plymouth, Minnesota.  The conference theme, "Looking Back, Sharing Forward," focuses on the rewards of researching family history and passing it forward to future generations. Sponsored by the Minnesota Genealogical Society, the conference features presentations by two of America's leading genealogy educators, Thomas W. Jones and Karen Mauer Jones, plus 25 how-to classes on topics such as DNA, finding immigrant origins, internet research, and breaking down brick walls.  The conference, which will be held at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West in Plymouth, Minnesota, is open to the general public. A limited enrollment pre-conference advanced topics genealogy workshop will be taught by Thomas W. Jones on October 4. Complete conference information is available at www.mngs.org. Registration is open.

October 6, 2018 - Fix It Clinic - Don't trash it...Fix it!  Bring your broken small household appliances, clothing, electronics, and more.  We provide free guided assistance to disassemble and fix your items.  Itmes must be small enough to carry such as vacuums, fans, toys, laptops and more.  Funded by the Anoka County Board of Commissioners & State SCORE fund (Select Committee on Recycling and the Environment).  10:00 am to 1:00pm at Coon Rapids Public Works, 1831 - 111th Ave. NW, Coon Rapids. 

October 6, 2018 – Family Fun Fest - Family Fun Fest is a fundraiser that is hosted by Centennial Middle School Cheerleading in order to reduce costs for athletes to participate, along with working toward our goal of uniting our community.  Wristbands: Kids 2 and under are free, Presale: $5, Door $7.  For will call wristbands at presale price please email cmscheercoaches@gmail.com. Activities include:  Glow Dance, Family Movies, Carnival Games, Silent Auction, Vendors, Concessions (Additional Cost), Carnival Jail (Additional Cost), Face Painting (Additional Cost).  4:00pm – 8:00pm at Rice Lake Elementary School, 575 Birch St., Lino Lakes. 

October 12 & 13, 2018 - Hockey Fest 2018 - Tent Party / Fundraiser – Help us spread the word for our Coon Rapids Hockey Fundraiser!  Join us for a great weekend of events outside, under the tent, at Muddy Cow in Coon Rapids Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13, 2018.  Presale tickets available at Muddy Cow & Coon Rapids Ice Arena (Concession Stand).  Friday is Family Night with inflatables, DJ music, raffles and prizes.  $5/person.  Saturday October 13th is a Day O'Fun PLUS live music from Chris Hawkey's 3 Decades Of Rock that night!  12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: BINGO (inside), 4:00 PM - 7:45 PM: Bags Tournament  (sponsored by boys HS team, more info to come!), 8:00 PM: Chris Hawkey's 3 Decades Of Rock band ($10 adv purchase, $15 at door) along with Food, beer & fun!  Proceeds go to Coon Rapids Youth Hockey.  Get more info at www.coonrapidshockey.com/hockeyfest

October 14, 2018 – Retail Therapy Vendor & Craft Show – Join us for a fun night of retail therapy!  Shop over 30 vendors, there will be prize drawings, DJ music, cash bar and more.  Sunday, October 14th , 12:00pm – 4:00pm at Banquets of Blaine Banquet room, 1009 -109th Ave., Blaine. 

October 15, 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.  Current schedule:  October 15, 2018, November 19, 2018, December 17, 2018.

October 17, 2018 - Business Professional Networking Event - This is a free event (age 21+) for all local business owners, sales representatives, and anyone else wanting to grow their business.  Generate referrals, increase business revenue, find opportunities, make connections & build partnerships.  This is a great way to meet positive influences, get or give advice, increase your profile and make new friends.  Hosted by BNI Authentic Achievers and Alloy Brewing5:00pm - 8:00pm, Located at Alloy Brewing, 2700 Coon Rapids Blvd Nw, Coon Rapids.  We do this event every month.  Here are the dates for the future events:  November 14 & December 12th.  If you have questions you can contact Kara Roberts at kara@techno-mark.com or Tony Remund at tony.remund@edwardjones.com.

October 19, 2018 – Flashlight Pumpkin Hunt - Pumpkins are hiding and waiting to be found at Aquatore Park! Children along with their parents, can search the grounds for one pumpkin of their choice, celebrate by dancing under the stars with our family deejay, make a S’more and play glow games! Fee includes a treat bag, one pumpkin, one craft, and refreshments. Come in a costume for our costume contest and bring a flashlight! Registration is required.  7:00pm – 8:30pm at Aquatore Park, 9191 Lincoln St., Blaine https://www.facebook.com/events/261412221148256/

October 20, 2018 – Pumpkin Night in the Park - Over one thousand lit jack'o'lanterns magically glow along the forest trails as thousands enjoy great food, a DJ, fire dancers, live music, family activities, bingo and more!  Springbrook Nature Center - Tickets are $10 each at the gate (cash or check only) and non-refundable pre-sale tickets will be available in September for just $8 each.
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October 20, 2018 – Anoka Halloween Light Up The Night Parade – 7:00pm on Main Street  ***Special Notice about reserving space during both; Night Parade and Grande Day Parades.  Prior to 4:00 a.m. on the day of daytime parade and 4:00 p.m. on the day of a nighttime parade, no person shall claim or attempt to claim, reserve, occupy or otherwise control public space along the adjoining parade route, either in person or by the placement of any objects such as, but not limited to, ropes, tapes, chairs, blankets, barricades or barriers of any kind. Bonfire to follow parade at 8:00pm. 

October 21, 2018 – Wargo Nature Center Fall Festival - Join the fun as we celebrate fall at Wargo Nature Center! At this FREE fall festival, we'll crank up the cider press, play pioneer games, and have self-guided nature activities available for you and your family.  2:00pm – 4:00pm, 7701 Main St., Lino Lakes https://www.facebook.com/events/2208241399424217/

October 26, 2018 – Little Goblins Costume Party - Ghosts, goblins, and more! Join us in your favorite costume for a night of fun! We will have a variety of themed carnival games and crafts. Refreshments will be provided and you can even take a photo with our special photo backdrop. Wargo Nature Center staff will lead a flashlight hike and a look at the stars. Don’t forget your camera! Note: Parents/guardians are encouraged to dress in their favorite costume as well. Please make sure all costumes are family appropriate; no costumes with weapons. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Children ages 8 years and younger are welcome. 6:30pm – 8:00pm at the Wargo Nature Center, 7701 Main St., Lino Lakes.  Pre-registration is required.  $8/child + tax, Adults Free.

October 26, 2018 – Anoka Halloween Big Parade of Little People – 1:15pm on Main Street  This parade showcases our local school children dressed in their best costumes.  Join the fun and watch one of our oldest parades.  

October 27, 2018 - 32nd Annual Gray Ghost 5k - The Halloween Gray Ghost 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk is held the last Saturday in October and is sponsored by Anoka Business & Landowners Association & North Suburban Striders.  Registration begins at 10:00am at Franklin Elementary School at 215 West Main Street (Come Early!).  Run begins at 12:50. The start is at West Main and NW of Western Street.

October 27, 2018 – Anoka Halloween Grand Day Parade – 1:00pm on Main Street  ***Special Notice about reserving space during both; Night Parade and Grande Day Parades.  Prior to 4:00 a.m. on the day of daytime parade and 4:00 p.m. on the day of a nighttime parade, no person shall claim or attempt to claim, reserve, occupy or otherwise control public space along the adjoining parade route, either in person or by the placement of any objects such as, but not limited to, ropes, tapes, chairs, blankets, barricades or barriers of any kind. 

November 3, 2018 – Gobbler Games - Join the Lino Lakes Parks & Recreation Department for the 21st anniversary of the Gobbler Games! This FREE fun-filled family event is the perfect beginning to the holiday season. The event consists of low-key competition in a variety of athletic events. Teams consist of one adult and one child (ages 4 - 14 years). An adult may bring more than one child.  All participants will be eligible to win prizes that will help make their holiday festivities complete (winners need not be present to win). Enjoy FREE treats and refreshments!  Pre-registration is NOT required.  Event will include: Baseball throw, bean bag toss, basketball free throw, floor hockey shoot, football throw, and frisbee toss.  Special attractions: Bounce castle, temporary tattoos, turkey coloring sheet, and turkey photo station.  10:00am – 12:00pm at Centennial Middle School, 399 Elm Street, Lino Lakes.
https://www.facebook.com/events/228617811174053/

November 9 through December 30, 2018 – 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.

November 10, 2018 – Princess Party - Your little princess can meet Belle, Cinderella, and Elsa at our Princess Party! We will have crafts, balloon artist, face painting, hair-dos, photo opportunities, games, stage, refreshments, a deejay, and lots of dancing! Come in your favorite princess dress and don’t forget your camera! Event held at Blaine City Hall, 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Max. 200. Register now spaces fill quickly! 

November 10, 2018 - 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 14, 2018 - Business Professional Networking Event - This is a free event (age 21+) for all local business owners, sales representatives, and anyone else wanting to grow their business.  Generate referrals, increase business revenue, find opportunities, make connections & build partnerships.  This is a great way to meet positive influences, get or give advice, increase your profile and make new friends.  Hosted by BNI Authentic Achievers and Alloy Brewing5:00pm - 8:00pm, Located at Alloy Brewing, 2700 Coon Rapids Blvd Nw, Coon Rapids.  Next event is December 12th.  If you have questions you can contact Kara Roberts at kara@techno-mark.com or Tony Remund at tony.remund@edwardjones.com.

November 17, 2018 - HealthyLife Expo - This the largest show of it’s kind in the entire Midwest. If you’re looking to look, feel, and be your very best, then this is the show for you. See why 1,000’s of attendees visit the Healthy Life Expo every year.  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! Admission $6 or FREE with a donation for the Mom's & Neighbors Food ShelfPrint Free Tickets at: www.mediamaxevents.com/vip. See all the attractions at: http://www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call (952)238-1700.

November 19, 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.  Next meeting December 17, 2018.

November 24 thru December 31, 2018 - 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 November 24th thru December 31st at Majestic Oaks Golf Club Seasons Dinner Theatre.  Order tickets online at www.majesticoaksgolfclub.com or call 763-755-2140. 

December 12, 2018 - Business Professional Networking Event - This is a free event (age 21+) for all local business owners, sales representatives, and anyone else wanting to grow their business.  Generate referrals, increase business revenue, find opportunities, make connections & build partnerships.  This is a great way to meet positive influences, get or give advice, increase your profile and make new friends.  Hosted by BNI Authentic Achievers and Alloy Brewing5:00pm - 8:00pm, Located at Alloy Brewing, 2700 Coon Rapids Blvd Nw, Coon Rapids.  If you have questions you can contact Kara Roberts at kara@techno-mark.com or Tony Remund at tony.remund@edwardjones.com.

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

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 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. 

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 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 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 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.

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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