HeightsNEXT, in partnership with Top Valu Liquor, is bringing back its Cheers for Beers fundraiser Friday, May 12, 6-9 pm at Murzyn Hall, 530 Mill St. NE. More than 35 breweries, cideries and wineries will help the event live up to its name. Nonalcoholic choices available, too. A DJ will provide music. There will also be food trucks on-site. Tickets for this 21+ event are $40 online until May 11 at https://tinyurl.com/cheers2023. Tickets are $45 at the door.
Drive-thru Easter Bake Sale at CUMC
Community United Methodist Church of Columbia Heights will hold an Easter bake sale on Saturday, March 27. This is a fundraiser for mission work and will be a pre-order, drive-thru event. Pick-up will be approximately from 9 am-12 pm. There are pictures on their website of the baked goods available for order. A few of the items are cookies, including decorated Easter cutout sugar cookies and melting moments, banana bread, brownies, and glazed lemon muffins. Orders must be completed by calling 763-202-0796 by March 21. The church website is communitymethodistchurch.org. The church is located on Central Avenue NE behind the Heights Theater, 950 Gould Ave.
Support Edison Student Athletes
Saturdays, March 13 and 20, 12-3 pm. Edison baseball and football student athletes will be out door-knocking throughout Northeast. You can help them by purchasing their discount card fundraiser at the low cost of $25. The card pays for itself in just a few uses. You will support local businesses. There are local and national offers and much more. You will also help the baseball and football teams purchase new equipment, uniforms, funding coaches and training programs. You can also pre-order your card today by visiting the Edison Baseball page on Facebook, fill out the pre-order form and pay by Venmo “Edison Baseball.” (Leave your address and they will deliver the card to you). You can contact Coach Bernie Kunza directly to place an order or make a donation at 612-597-8874. You can also stop by the Edison Community Gym (corner of 22nd and Monroe St. NE) on these days and purchase your discount card directly. The card breaks down into handy key-chain cards and a nationwide app
Pierogi Fundraiser at Ukrainian Center
The Ukrainian Center, 301 Main St. NE., is selling frozen pierogies with a side of onions and sour cream on Friday, Nov. 20, as a fundraiser to help cover losses due to the continuing COVID-19 shutdown. $10 per dozen. Potato and cheddar pierogi holiday stock-up special: buy five dozen, get one dozen free. Easy to boil off or pan fry at your convenience, a delicious winter meal for all. Call 612-379-1956 and leave an order message: name, quantity and pickup time slot, or email your order to email@example.com. Curbside Pick-up time slots are 11 am-12 pm or 4:30-6:30 pm, Friday, Nov. 20. Pay at pickup: cash, check or credit card.
Takeout Lasagna Dinner
Community United Methodist Church of Columbia Heights, 950 Gould Ave. NE, will hold its annual Lasagna Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 4-6:30 pm. Dinners must be preordered by Monday, Oct. 12, at the latest, by calling 763-202-0796 or by accessing the order form on the church website, communitymethodistchurch.org. Meat, vegetarian and gluten free choices will be available. The meal will include lasagna, garlic bread, salad and dessert. You will also be asked for your preferred time to drive through to pick up your meal, which will be brought out to you.
POSTPONED: The Great Fashion Revolution Clothes Swap
The Great Fashion Revolution Clothes Swap, Saturday, April 25, will be postponed until a time when it is safe to gather together again. Fiber Works MPLS will hold on to all the swap clothes they’ve collected and start making plans for the new date. Stitch on!
BENEFIT: 100 percent of proceeds will benefit the work of Mobile Menders.
POSTPONED: Pancake Breakfast by SAV Band Boosters
The St. Anthony Band Boosters pancake breakfast to be held Sunday, March 29 has been postponed. Music provided by 8th grade and high school jazz bands. Tickets are $8 ($7 for seniors, children 5 and under eat free). The menu includes pancakes, sausage, fruit toppings, Dunn Bros. Coffee, OJ and milk. Auction items and Pops Concert tickets available as well.
Sauerkraut Supper and Mardi Gras Dance
Sauerkraut Supper and Mardi Gras Dance at Holy Cross Catholic Church Kolbe Hall, 1621 University Ave. NE, on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 4-8 pm. This year’s menu includes homemade sauerkraut, Polish sausage, pork loin, potatoes, rye bread, paczki, coffee/milk. Tickets are sold at the door. Adult, $15, child (under 12) $6. Take-out is available. After dinner, enjoy dancing to live music by Craig Ebel and DyVersaCo. Don’t miss the crowning of Sauerkraut King and Queen at 6:30 pm in Kolbe Hall.
6th Annual Columbia Heights Fire and Ice Plunge
Southern Anoka Community Assistance (SACA) Food Shelf and Thrift Store announces the 6th Annual Columbia Heights Fire and Ice Plunge, Saturday, Jan. 25, noon-3 pm at Silver Lake Beach in Columbia Heights, 4305 NE Stinson Blvd. Free admission, family friendly, heated tents, games, prizes and fun. The Columbia Heights Fire and Ice Plunge is a 100% volunteer cooperative effort led by: SACA Food Shelf and Thrift Store, Columbia Heights Lions, Columbia Heights Athletic Boosters, and the Columbia Heights Fire Department.
The organizations are bonded by a strong desire to create real action in the community to help those in need/neighbors. Fundraising efforts provide direct donations to SACA, which uses a proven and effective system for delivering assistance to the immediate neighborhood. Each dollar donated equates at least eight pounds of food. Additional proceeds from purchases at the event go to support equipment purchases for the Columbia Heights Fire Department and youth sports activities in the community. Minimum jump donations are $40/adult and $20/youth (under 18).