Thursday, April 18, 2013
The dinner takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18.
The Minnesota 100 Club is hosting its annual dinner to raise money for families of Minnesota first responders who were killed or injured in the line of duty. The event takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Jax Café (1928 University Ave. N.E., Minneapolis). Tickets for the dinner buffet cost $50 and are available at the door. Representatives from local police departments, fire departments and sheriff’s offices will be there. The Minnesota 100 Club has given out more than $387,000 information to more than 250 families around the state. Recent beneficiaries include include families of:
Friday, December 14, 2012
The first of its kind fundraiser will feature a three-course meal, wine, musical performances and a silent auction.
Editor's Note: The following is a Richfield Rotary press release. Award winning Jazz vocalist, Richfield’s own Patty Peterson will headline "A Sweet Affair" on February 15, 2013 at the Minneapolis Airport Embassy Suites. Richfield Rotary is presenting the evening of music, dinner, wine tasting and silent auction as an annual fundraiser to support community and international service projects as well as vocal and instrumental music in the Richfield Public Schools. If you looking for a perfect gift for those special people in your life, this is the hottest ticket in town. Peterson will emcee the evening and perform along with the Richfield High School Jazz Band. The evening’s three-course dinner, accompanied by wine selections, will be …
Monday, August 1, 2011
The nonprofit's tournament raises money to continue its emotional health programs.
Richfield-based nonprofit Headway Emotional Health Services, formerly known as The Storefront Group, is gearing up for its Transforming Lives Open golf tournament on Aug. 8 at Wilds Golf Club in Prior Lake, MN. Since 1970, Headway has provided emotional health services to help children, families and individuals throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding areas overcome issues such as child abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, truancy, addiction, parenting and more. The organization also helped implement teen pregnancy prevention programs in Richfield schools, where teen pregnancy rates are the second highest in the state—outside of Minneapolis. About 17 or 18 groups are signed up to participate, according to Melissa Panszi-Riebe, community …
Thursday, April 14, 2011
The club gears up for its seventh annual Avenue of Flags project.
The Richfield Optimist Club is getting ready to begin its seventh annual Avenue of Flags fundrasing project May 30, which runs through Nov. 11, 2011, according to Bob Houlton, club member. The club was established in 1958 to serve Richfield youth and the flag project is another way to further the clubs involvement in the community. The project is a patriotic program that encourages homeowners and businesses to display a flag in front of their properties on six national holidays, including: Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Sept. 11 and Veteran's Day. Those who participate in the program will have flags delivered to their home or business by optimist club members at dawn the day of the holiday and they will be picked up …
Monday, December 6, 2010
Hoping to help with the cost of student instruments, the Richfield Symphonic Band pairs with schools and parents for holiday show.
Supporters of Richfield Public School's band programs gathered at Richfield United Methodist Church on Sunday to help raise funds to buy new equipment and pay for instrument maintenance fees. The Richfield Symphonic Band, conducted by Paul Maybery and featuring a performance by guest vocalist Carl Mackenzie, played a concert of mostly holiday songs to a half-filled main chapel. The concert aimed to increase community awarness of the programs and to fill the gaps in funding, according to Karen Libra, president-elect of the Richfield Band Boosters. "Bringing the community and students closer together and realizing that everyone's shooting for the same goal [was the main purpose of the concert]," she said. "We want to provide kids with the …