Thursday, April 25, 2013
Proceeds from the event at Bayview Event Center will be put towards Autism scholarships for social skills development classes.
More than $52,000 in donations were collected Sunday evening at the Fifth Annual Metro Friendship Foundation Ice Breaker Social Scholarship Benefit for Autism. The event, hosted at the Bayview Event Center in Excelsior, attracted more than 200 adults and volunteers. The evening featured Master of Ceremonies Tim Sherno from KSTP Channel 5, live entertainment by children with autism as well as touching testimonials and stories from families connected to the cause. Proceeds from the event will be put towards Autism scholarships for social skills development classes. “The event was magical, our best fundraising effort in the 6 year history of the event,” said Metro Friendship Foundation President Deb Jensen. “Money raised will provide …
Monday, April 15, 2013
The Lake Minnetonka Excelsior Rotary Club, Maynard's and Excelsior Brewing Company are dreaming of summer and have teamed up to create "Bingo & Burgers by the Bay for Fireworks!"
Monday, April 15
"Bingo & Burgers by the Bay for Fireworks!" will take place Saturday, May 4, at the corner of Water Street and Lake Street in downtown Excelsior. The event will be held rain or shine, and all proceeds will go to support the Lake Minnetonka Fourth of July fireworks at Excelsior Commons. Bingo games will run from 3-7 p.m. followed by live music from BoRiddley. Have a burger, play some bingo, and help set the stage for another wonderful fireworks display. About Lake Minnetonka Excelsior Rotary Club All LMERC members are actively engaged in giving both time and money to local community projects (especially those that relate to youth) and international projects that support health and growth in their communities. LMERC positively impacts and …
Friday, April 12, 2013
More than $200,000 has been raised at annual fundraiser to to maintain and improve the quality of education offered by Orono Public Schools.
Guests will be dressed to the nines this Saturday, April 13, for the Orono Alliance for Education's "A Night in Nantucket" banquet and fundraiser. The 2013 gala will take place at the BMW of Minnetonka in Wayzata, and tickets are on sale now. Visit the banquet's Facebook page for more. In 2000, the Orono Alliance for Education was founded to maintain and improve the quality of education offered by Orono Public Schools in a time of decreased funding from the state. Because of its small size, the district is not eligible for many state and federal grants available to larger school districts. In fact, its $613 per student funding is less than the state average. The Orono Alliance for Education raises money to provide the necessary funding to…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Empty bowls is a community dinner to raise money for our local food shelves.
Thursday, April 11
Don't want to cook tonight? Come to the Orono High School for a warm bowl of hand made soups from some of Lake Minnetonka's best local restaurants. Empty bowls is a community dinner to raise money for our local food shelves (IOCP and Maple Plain Food Shelf). A tax deductible bowl of soup on a cold spring night to help our neighbors. It doesn't get any better! If you go:
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Your invited to a party and fundraiser that celebrates two sure signs of spring: The (eventual) ice out on Lake Minnetonka and the frequent stopover of migrating loons on metro lakes as ice is breaking up.
The Freshwater Society’s Third Annual Ice OUT/Loon IN Fundraiser is scheduled for this Thursday, April 11, at the Lafayette Club in Minnetonka Beach. Guests will connect with their friends, neighbors and colleagues over festive drinks and mouth-watering appetizers, purchase raffle tickets for exciting prizes, compete for the best Loon call and bid on nearly 150 intriguing and entertaining live and silent auction items—including Twins tickets, a ski trip, a brunch cruise, a kayak trip and facials. Click here to register. The fundraiser supports the Freshwater Society’s citizen outreach, education and research programs, and once again, Paul Huttner—MPR meteorologist and author of MPR’s Updraft Blog—will be the enthusiastic emcee. This year …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Autism is being diagnosed in 1 out of 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls. This makes it the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States.
Every year Metro Friendship Foundation awards scholarships to children with Autism to attend social skills development classes. The funds are raised through the organization’s annual fundraiser, the “Ice Breaker Social.” This year the benefit will take place Sunday, April 21, at BayView Event Center in Excelsior. In 2012 Metro Friendship Foundation awarded $60,000 in scholarships to local families. Social skills classes in the Minneapolis area can cost more than $10,000 a year, making it cost prohibitive for many families. “The need for financial assistance is significant," said Foundation President Deb Jensen. "Social skills classes are expensive and insurance companies do not cover the costs for higher functioning individuals. It’s …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Empty Bowls events occur around the world to draw attention to and help alleviate world hunger. The first event was held in Michigan in 1990—the idea of a high school art class.
Tuesday, March 19
Orono Schools’ ninth annual Empty Bowls fund-raiser will take place this year from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the cafeteria of Orono High Schoo. The event is open to the community. Tickets are available at the door, and all donations are tax deductible. For $10, participants will enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread, entertainment and be able to choose a hand-made bowl to take home—all while helping to curb hunger in our community. All proceeds will be donated to Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners and Maple Plain Food Shelf. Most of the bowls have been created by Orono students. Back by popular demand this year is the silent auction featuring bowls created by teacher and other staff celebrities, local artists, community …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Sunshine Foundation is the original wish granting organization. They have granted over 36,000 dreams to children abused, physically challenged and chronically ill since 1976.
Keys for Kids is encouraging students to improve the community, their environment, gain experience, and help their school by recycling unwanted metal keys with Students Recycling Keys. Students at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School in Mound are participating in the Students Recycling Keys program during Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 27 through Feb. 1. The Sunshine Foundation is the original wish granting organization. They have granted over 36,000 dreams to children abused, physically challenged and chronically ill since 1976. They are represented in Minnesota by the all volunteer MN Dream Catchers Chapter. The students at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School have decided that the proceeds of this key recycling event will benefit the …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Western Communities Action Network's February breakfast includes build your own omelet, hash browns, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, milk, juice, coffee and dessert.
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Tuesday, January 15
WeCAN (Western Communities Action Network, Inc.) is a Minnesota non-profit providing basic human services to individuals and families in the Greenfield, Independence, Loretto, Maple Plain, Minnetonka Beach, Minnetrista, Mound, Rockford, Spring Park, St. Bonifacious, Tonka Bay and Orono communities. Through providing emergency assistance, job search assistance, Meals On Wheels, and housing advocacy, WeCAN is dedicated to enabling people with low-income achieve greater self-sufficiency. About the WeCAN Omelet Breakfast Enjoy breakfast made to order, and support an organization which services those in need in the community on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post #398, 2333 Wilshire Blvd, Mound. Omelet …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Mary Whipple has won two Olympic gold medals, most recently at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Long Lake Rowing Club will celebrate their successful first season with a special guest speaker, Mary Whipple, who will share her experiences of winning her second gold medal as a coxswain for the U.S. Women's Olympic Rowing team. Whipple will take listeners down the 2012 Olympic regatta course at Dorney Eton through the video and audio of her race for gold this past August. She also won a gold at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics in the women's eight competition. The Long Lake Rowing Club's fundraising event "Deck the Hulls" is on Dec. 12 at Woodhill Country Club's Barn from 6-9 p.m. and is open to the public. Tickets are on sale now online or go to www.longlakerowingclub.us for more information. Whipple's motivational talks on what…