Benefits & Fundraisers

Oh No! Don Ho Cocktail Brunch

Wear your favorite Hawaiian Shirt and join us in paying tribute to the musical stylings of Hawaii’s native son Don Ho. Meticulously crafted cocktails and a menu of heart brunch items will be served. Singing is encouraged. Singing while playing skeeball will be applauded. Make your reservation today.

Feline Rescue Cat Claw Clipping Clinic - Mpls NE

Feline Rescue volunteers are now offering free nail trimmings for cats and kittens at the Chuck & Don's Minneaplis - NE location on the 1st Sundays of the month. For their safety, all cats must be transported by carrier.  Donations are appreciated for the care of the shelter and foster cats.

Please note: Chuck & Don's customers park in the nearby Lunds & Byerlys ramp for free

Feline Rescue Cat Claw Clipping Clinic - Mpls Calhoun

Feline Rescue volunteers are offering free nail clippings for cats and kittens on the 3rd Saturdays of the month at the Chuck & Don's Minneapolis - Calhoun location. For their safety, all cats and kittens must be transported by carrier.  Donations are appreciated for the care of the shelter cats and kittens.

 

Tiger Tracks 5K and Family Run/ Walk

Earn your stripes and join the Minnesota Zoo for their annual Tiger Tracks 5K to raise money for wildlife conservation. The race starts at the Shady Oaks Picnic area and follows a course through the zoo on outdoor trails. Registered participants will receive free admission to the zoo on the event day and a commemorative t-shirt. Strollers are welcome.

Shout Out Loud Minnesota - A Suicide Prevention Charity Event

Join us for the 2nd Annual ‘Shout Out Loud’ Suicide Prevention and Resource Awareness event! Our main goal with Shout Out Loud is to normalize the conversation about suicide prevention in our community and encourage participation in local wellness resources. Our goal with Shout Out Loud is to normalize the conversation about suicide prevention in our community and encourage participation in local wellness resources.

Audi and James Beard Foundation Pop-Up Dinner Series

The first-of-its-kind, the Audi Culinary Dinner series will feature a bespoke meal curated by Nina Compton, winner of the 2018 James Beard Award “Best Chef: South.” In each city, PROOF, will operate one seating per night, for four nights. The series began in Nashville, Tennessee July 22-25, followed by Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from August 8-11, and continues in Minneapolis, Minnesota from August 22-25 and Seattle, Washington from September 10-13.

Circle of Impact

Join presenting sponsor, CircleRock, for an unforgettable evening in support of College Possible students. Enjoy handcrafted hors d'oeuvres and beverages, inspiring stories and an exclusive performance by Minnesota Orchestra trumpeter Chuck Lazarus and Grammy Award-winning family quintet The Steeles. Proceeds from Circle of Impact will support College Possible programming that empowers St. Louis Park students from low-income backgrounds to earn admission to college, complete their degrees and prepare for the workforce.

In Cahoots Block Party: A Collaboration of Craft

Minnesota breweries form teams to create new collaboration beers you can only experience at the block party. You vote on the best brew! A portion of the event proceeds will be given to the winning team's local charity!

Free! Rain or Shine!

Taste the Waste Happy Hour

Featuring a happy hour menu transforming recovered food into small plates by The Bird and speciality cocktails from Marco Zappia (Beverage Director, Colita and Martina) for an incredible experience.

Hear from JoAnne Berkenkamp (Senior Advocate, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program at NRDC), Bertrand Weber (Director, Culinary and Wellness Services for Minneapolis Public Schools) and April Rog (Director of Food Rescue, Second Harvest Heartland) about their work to reduce food waste.

Free to attend, happy hour food & drink menu available for purchase.

Maple Grove Days Library Book Sale

With a variety of literature ranging from fiction to nonfiction, children and adults alike can get their hands on a diverse selection of books at a fair price. Sponsored by Friends of the Maple Grove Library, all proceeds will be donated to the library collection and its programs.

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