When organizers launched the Woodbury Community Expo in 2010, they weren’t quite sure what to expect. Preparing for the fifth iteration, expo committee co-chair Scott Carlson and his team are expecting another strong turnout May 3 at East Ridge High School. Read more about Community Gathering at Woodbury Community EXPO
Now in its 18th year, the Gala and Auction (set for April 5) is New Life Academy’s largest fundraising event. “The primary goal is to celebrate and foster community among New Life families and friends of the academy,” director of annual giving Michelle Rogers says. The festivities include live and silent auctions and a dinner featuring a patriotic theme. Bid on top prizes such as a seven–night trip to Hawaii, a jersey autographed by Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer and an iPad.
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At first glance, it might appear that Mark Crea, executive director and CEO of Feed My Starving Children, and Minnesota Timberwolves president Chris Wright have nothing in common. Yet both have partnered with the Woodbury Area Prayer Breakfast to deliver a powerful message. Last year Wright took the stage; this year, Crea will talk about his personal experiences. Read more about Mark Crea Breakfasts with Woodbury
For the 10th year running, Woodbury is supporting the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics in fashionable flair. The Open Your Heart Gala features a cash bar, dinner, and silent and live auctions led by master emcee Eric Rislove. The night’s main event, the fashion review, showcases spring’s hottest trends and styles from local shops; Woodbury men and women strut the catwalk to raise funds for the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) Woodbury Guild. Read more about Woodbury Hosts 10th Annual Open Your Heart Gala
Now in its third year, the Carver Lake Cold Catfish Cup Winter Bike Race hopes to be bigger than ever. The January 19 race includes three difficulty levels along Carver Lake’s icy trails: an 18-mile advanced course, a 12-mile intermediate course and a five-mile unicycle course. All non-racers are invited to watch and enjoy food truck delights, keep warm around a bonfire and participate in other activities. Read more about Woodbury Hosts Cold Catfish Cup Winter Bike Race