Scout Troop 132 will hold their 22nd Annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, May 23, 8 am-1 pm, at Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church, 1701 St. Anthony Pkwy. The cost is $7 for a breakfast that includes pancakes, sausage, and eggs. All proceeds will benefit local scouting activities. This year’s breakfast will be curbside pickup only and tickets will be available the day of the event.
Saturday, April 24. Drive Thru Community Dinner prepared by Grace Lutheran Church at Grace Community Center for NE Mpls., 1500 6th St. NE, at the 5th St parking lot. Stay in your cars as volunteers will come to you. Walk ups are welcome at Door #3. Pick up is from 5:30-6:30 pm. All should wear a mask.
Fare for All, a program of The Food Group, purchases fresh fruits and vegetables and frozen meats in bulk and passes on the savings to anyone interested in stretching their food budget. Save on groceries at any of their 29 drive-through locations. The program will welcome spring with its signature $30 Brunch Box. Brunch Boxes will be offered during March and April this year, including in NE Minneapolis. See fareforall.org for all locations. Brunch Box contents ($30, all frozen): Boneless Ham – 2+ lbs, Pork Sausage Patties – 27 oz, Smithfield Thick Cut Bacon – 1.5 lbs, Jimmy Dean Turkey Breakfast Links – 38.4 oz, Rhodes Cinnamon Rolls – 36.5 oz, Hashbrowns – 2 lbs, Shredded Cheddar Cheese – 1 lb, Bell Pepper Mix- 14 oz.
Fare for All is a community-based and supported program, open to everyone. The mission is to make fresh produce and frozen meats more accessible and affordable. Debit, credit and EBT payments preferred, cash accepted, no checks. The more folks who shop, the better the value for everyone. For pandemic safety, sales are run as drive-throughs until further notice (mask required). For additional information visit fareforall.org, or follow them on Facebook @fareforall.
The sale will take place at Laborers Local 563 Union, 901 14th Ave. NE, in the parking lot. The next sale is Friday, March 26, 11 am-1 pm, (no pre-registration).
Note that sales are subject to change, this may be last minute. Stay in touch via their FB page, fareforall.org, or by calling 763-450-3880. Contents subject to change based on availability.
The Cookie Walk that was to be held Dec. 12 at Community United Methodist Church of Columbia Heights has been canceled due to higher number of COVID-19 cases and new gathering restrictions.
St. Constantine’s upcoming Pyrohy (Pierogi) sale dates before the winter break are: Fridays, Nov. 20, Dec. 4, 11, and 18 from 11 am-1 pm. Pyrohy sales are for take-out only. Pyrohy are filled with either potato or sauerkraut and priced at $10/dozen. Phone ahead orders can be placed each week by noon Tuesday, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by leaving a message at 612-378-9833. Pick up on Friday using the parking lot entrance of the Parish Hall, 314 6th Ave. NE.
Fall raffle tickets are available for $2/each or a book of 12 for $20 through Dec. 11. Prizes include $50-$250 cash, wine baskets, gift cards, and Pyrohy. On sale during pyrohy hours Fridays, after 8 am/10 am Sunday Liturgies, or by calling the parish office at 612-379-2394. Drawing Sunday, Dec. 13 via Facebook.
Spaghetti Dinner and Book Fair at Immaculate Conception Catholic School, Columbia Heights. All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, $10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 students. Friday, Jan. 24, 4-7 pm. To go meals available. Scholastic Book Fair in the school auditorium, Jan. 24-31. Call or check website for hours. Info: 4030 Jackson St. NE, ICCSonline.org, 763-788-9065.
St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church, 825 51st Ave. NE, Columbia Heights will serve a free community dinner on Tuesday, April 9, 5:30-6:30 pm. This month’s dinner will include sloppy joes, green beans, orange tapioca salad, and cookies for dessert. All are welcome. St. Timothy’s serves a free community dinner on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information call 763-571-9721.
Seventh annual Farm to School Community BBQ, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 4:30-7 pm. Rain date: Thursday, Sept. 13. MPS Culinary Center, 812 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis. Celebrate and learn about local food in the school district and community. This free community event will include delicious local foods, hands-on activities for children and families, farm animals, a corn shucking contest and more. Come meet the chefs who inspire their recipes and the farmers who grow their food. Everyone is welcome. Info: facebook.com/events/225576651476920.
Minneapolis Public Schools Culinary and Wellness Services introduces their new food truck, Street Eats. The new truck will act as a mobile feeding site this summer, stopping at eight locations throughout the city to serve hot meals at no cost to youth 18 years and younger. These locations include park and recreation centers, apartment complexes, libraries, and more. No registration or sign-up is necessary, youth just show up at the right time when the truck is serving and eat. The truck will serve meals Monday-Friday, from June 11-August 17.
Friday, Nov. 18, 6-9:30 p.m. at John P. Murzyn Hall, 530 Mill St. The event is sponsored by the Columbia Heights (CH) Recreation Department, CHAF, the CH Lions, and Silent Auction items: Discount 70. There will be free wine and beer tasting from CH Top Valu Liquor Stores, as well as local musician performances by “New Dawn” and “Scott Skaja and Friends,” and a CH Lion’s Club Bar. Admission is free and $2 per ticket for each food sample sold at the door. Sample foods from local Columbia Heights restaurants such as El Tequila Mexican Grill, Sarna’s Classic Grill, Basha Mediteranean Wood Grill, Royal Orchid, Miller’s Corner Bar and Grill, Karta Thai, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Tasty Pizza, Heights Bakery, Kevin Lindee Chocolatier, Adelita’s Panaderia Bakery, and Community Grounds. For questions call Liz Bray at 763-706-3733.