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.
Uppercut Boxing Gym, 1324 Quincy, St. NE. Saturday, March 9. Doors: 5:30 pm, Event: 7 pm. $30 general, $60 VIP reserved seats. Tickets available for purchase at Uppercut and Central Ave Liquors, cash only.
Unite + Fight is a charity boxing event where police officers, firefighters, and paramedics fight for a fellow first responder in crisis. Every year, nearly 50 public servants from metro area departments, from fire departments in Minneapolis and Monticello to police departments in Brooklyn Park and St. Paul, compete to raise money for a selected recipient who is nominated by their peers. The 2019 beneficiary is Officer Emily Krob of Brooklyn Park Police Department.
Last October, Krob was diagnosed with rhabdomysarcoma, a cancer of the soft tissue that is rare in adults. She is currently undergoing chemotherapy. Additional treatment will consist of radiation and surgery, lasting at least one year. As a result of her treatment, she has been placed on medical leave from the job she loves.
Krob’s co-workers are stepping up to support her in this event. Nearly one-third of the fights will feature police officers from Brooklyn Park. Krob is no stranger to Unite + Fight. In 2013 and 2015, she stepped into the ring to fight for St. Paul first responders, a testament of her tough, selfless nature.
Krob’s story, including highlights of her fights as well as the history of Unite + Fight, is featured in a video that’s going viral on Facebook. The video features dramatic opening and closing sequences narrated by local broadcaster Jason DeRusha with Unite + Fight boxers Steph Johnson of Minneapolis Fire Department and Todd Ewing of Brooklyn Park Police Department. See the video on the Unite + Fight Facebook page: facebook.com/uniteandfight2019/.
The popular event is hosted at Uppercut Boxing Gym and regularly draws a crowd of more than 1,000 people. Unite + Fight 2018 will feature two dozen amateur boxing matches; a cash bar sponsored by Central Avenue Liquors, Skaalven Distillery, and Fulton Brewery; and food prepared by Chowgirls Killer Catering and served by North Star Roller Derby girls. Additional sponsors include Upper Midwest Golden Gloves, Monticello Lion’s Club, Minneapolis Police Federation, Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed Beef, and Gerhard’s Brats.
Don’t miss this chance to get your “heart in the arts” at the 2019 Columbia Heights Public Schools (CHPS) Performing Arts Night, 5:30 pm, Friday, March 8, Columbia Heights High School, 1440 49th Ave. NE. Sponsored by the Columbia Heights Music Boosters, this year’s theme is “Celebrating Black History Through the Arts.” “This show will celebrate the spirit of African culture and show how it has survived to influence American music and literature,” said Columbia Academy Music Education Teacher Todd Boyd.
Performers representing their middle school and high school band, choir, and theater departments will present selections representing the contributions of African and African Americans to the rich fabric of American culture. Cost to attend is $10 per person, which includes a pasta dinner, student art gallery and performances by choir, band and theater students. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For financial assistance, contact the Columbia Heights Music Boosters at email@example.com.
Dinner will begin at 5:30 pm. The student art gallery and silent auction will be open 5:30-7 pm and student music performances will begin at 7 pm. The Sister City arts contest winner will be announced at 6:30 pm. All proceeds support CHPS art education.
Run/walk the 5th annual Foodie 4 Mile fundraiser on opening day of the Northeast Farmers Market, Saturday, May 20 at B.F. Nelson Park, 434 NE Main St. This year you can expect the Foodie 4 Mile to have more food, prizes, and fun than ever before. There is an “Early-Early Bird Special,” where you can sign up now and capture the discounted registration rate of just $25. Registration fees will go up over time, so before you forget, visit ACTIVE.com and get registered today. For more information email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northeast Minneapolis Lions Club is having a Holiday Nut Sale. All proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to support local charities. $12 per tin of Jumbo Cashews, Chocolate Almonds, Deluxe Mixed Nuts, or Butter Crunch Popcorn. Stop by the Lions Club, 714 18-1/2 Avenue NE, or call LaMere Concrete to pick up yours, 612-789-8171.