The Excelsior Fire Department donates fully decorated Christmas trees to families in need each holiday season. The department encourages adults and children alike to help the cause by coming out to decorate a tree, placed in front of local businesses in town. Decorations, new or homemade, should be placed in plastic bags to protect them from the elements. 952.401.8801
Benefits & Fundraisers
Nothing launches the holiday season like the pine scent of a fresh-cut tree, and the Chanhassen Lions Club is happy to help at its annual Christmas Tree Sale. With varieties from fir to spruce available, you’ll certainly find the perfect tree for the family, with proceeds going to charity. Now that’s the holiday spirit. Prices vary. 1–8 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.–8 p.m. weekends.
As summer blends into autumn, the annual Vonheim Lodge, Sons of Norway, Torsk Dinner arrives.
When: Tuesday, October 15
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 48th & France Ave., Mpls.
Cost: $15 for adults, $7 for children
Reservations: Call Erling Husby at (651) 484-5780, Russ Tokheim at (952) 835-4241 or Bob Hagen at (952) 920-2602.
This event is a Fundraiser to provide scholarships for children to attend Norwegian language camps.
A fairytale world awaits your family at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory’s kid-friendly Halloween festival and fundraiser. More than 200 volunteers will be dressed in costumes and ready to provide a gently scary good time. $6–$7. Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul; 651.487.8201; comozooconservatory.org; comofriends.org