Make an impact on your community by walking or running in time or untimed races ranging in distances from 1K to 5K. Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure is invested in raising awareness, funding and support for curing breast cancer. All ages. Prices vary. All day.
Benefits & Fundraisers
Say hello to spring with the 22nd annual Arboretum 5K run/walk and 1K Daffodil Dash for kids! The certified asphalt course winds through the beautiful gardens of the Arboretum.
Join us for the 20th Relay For Life of South Washington County on June 7 from 6 pm to midnight at East Ridge High School. This is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. All are welcome. Survivor reception at 5 pm. Opening Ceremonies at 6 pm. To start a team or for more details visit www.relayforlife.org/sowashcomn.
An annual fundraiser for Woodbury’s Math and Science Academy.
Kick off this family-friendly walk around the first level of the Mall of America with a complimentary breakfast followed by tons of sensory activities, mascots, games, prizes and giveaways galore. Rally as a team or register as an individual to help Fraser sustain existing programs and expand innovative services for those directly affected by autism.
Join us for an evening of fellowship, encouragement and inspiration. Hear from motivational speaker, Marilyn Sharpe, as she talks about how we give and receive many blessings from others. She will enrich you with her words and you will feel inspired. Her information is valuable to women of all ages. The speaker event component is $15/person and pre-registration is required. Register online at preschool.woodburylutheran.org. Also that night there will be Boutique vendor shopping, small plate meals for purchase, Silent Auction and giveaways-entrance to this part is free.
Breanna’s Star is a Night of Art, Celebration and Giving in support of Breanna’s Gift, an organization bringing visual arts, dance, music and theater to children with life-threatening illnesses at Ronald McDonald House Upper Midwest and Children’s Minnesota in St. Paul and Minneapolis. Enjoy appetizers, wine and beer, live and silent auctions, tarot card reader and entertainment by country/rock/swing band Trailer Trash! Attire is casual. Come join the fun and help children escape to the magical world of the arts!
The tastiest event in Woodbury this month might just be Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf’s annual Chili Hubbub. Families, including young kids, are invited to spend an afternoon tasting chili (you guessed it) and other comfort-food offerings—mac and cheese, anyone?—from local restaurants. Call it a chili scavenger hunt; try them all, and decide which is your favorite. Best of all, all proceeds from the event benefit the food shelf, which serves neighbors in need in Woodbury, Oakdale, Landfall and part of Maplewood.
The Rotary Club of Woodbury hosts its annual gala this month, focusing on giving back to the community and raising funds for local youth programs. This event is particularly timely for those of us who might still need to make plans for a Valentine’s Day night out—it’s just the right amount of glitz and glitter, combined with a philanthropic mission, for a holiday all about love. In fact, this year’s gala theme is Share Your Love. Guests will be treated to food, drinks, music from the Lake String Quartet and a performance from comedian John DeBoer.
Don’t miss Woodbury High School students’ annual Coffeehouse show, produced this month at the high school and featuring musical acts and more. This marks the annual fundraiser’s 22nd year, and will include a festive Cirque du Soleil theme. Guests can hear music and other performances from students, and try a delectable sampling of food from local vendors. All proceeds from the evening go to the American Society for Suicide Prevention.