2013 Spring Non-profits Calendar


There are many opportunities all year ‘round to support organizations that are near and dear to our community and hearts. Here is a short list of upcoming happenings to make sure are on your radar from our online calendar at www.LavenderMagazine.com/calendar-of-events. Read up on what’s going on and get your event listed for free!

Event: The Journey Home Guided Tours
Organization: Clare Housing
Multiple dates April – December
Join Clare Housing for a guided one-hour tour of their HIV-specific Housing programs. Learn how affordable housing and supportive services improves the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS in the Twin Cities.


Event: Earth Day in the City:
Minneapolis Watershed Cleanup
Organization: Friends of the Mississippi River
April 20, 2013
Friends of the Mississippi River is hosting a cleanup at two sites in the Mississippi River Gorge on Earth Day this year, bringing people from local river corridor neighborhoods and throughout the metro area together to contribute to the health and vitality of the Mississippi River watershed.


Event: Earth Dog!
Organization: Ruff Love Dogs
April 21, 2013
Ruff Love Dogs is excited to present Earth Dog! A celebration of dogs, art, and sustainable communities, benefiting Save-A-Bull Rescue.


Event: 30th Anniversary Concert with Cantus
Organization: The Advocates for Human Rights
April 25, 2013
Minnesota’s remarkable culture of philanthropy and social justice gave rise three decades ago to The Advocates for Human Rights. To kickoff The Advocates’ 30th anniversary, join fellow advocates for a Cantus concert.


Organization: ARENA Dances
April 26, 2013
6th Annual Bikini: NEON GLAM, a sexy fundraiser, party, fashion show, and dance performance for Mathew Janzcewski’s ARENA Dances.


Event: dreamXchange
Organization: The Ann Bancroft Foundation
April 26, 2013
The Ann Bancroft Foundation (ABF) will celebrate its 16th anniversary of creating a world where every woman and girl has a chance to live her wild dream and reach her full potential.


Event: 40th Anniversary Gala
Organization: Intermedia Arts
April 28, 2013
Intermedia Arts celebrates 40 years as Minnesota’s premiere multidisciplinary, multicultural arts organization. Special meal prepared by Chef Matt Bickford and live music performance by Ill Chemistry (Desdamona and Carnage) and Chastity Brown.


Event: GLBT Host Home Program Fundraiser
Organization: Avenues for Homeless Youth
May 2, 2013
Join hosts John Larsen and Mike Stewart at their new home to support the GLBT Host Home Program of Avenues for Homeless Youth. This community-based program pairs volunteer hosts with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth who are experiencing homelessness.


Event: Walk for Animals
Organization: Animal Humane Society
May 4, 2013
You know how special it is to look down and see your pet staring back at you. A simple walk becomes something more when you share it with your furry friend. Now is the time to step up (and out!) for the animals less fortunate than your own–the cats, dogs, birds and critters that Animal Hmane Society cares for each year–at the annual Walk for Animals.


Event: 2013 East Side
Wine Tasting
Organization: East Side Neighborhood Services
May 9, 2013
Mark your calendars for an evening of wine, food, and entertainment at the 2013 East Side Wine Tasting. Tickets and proceeds benefit the programs of East Side Neighborhood Services in Minneapolis.


Event: Divas and Desserts Concerts
Organization: Twin Cities Women’s Choir
May 10 & 11, 2013
Music, desserts and silent auction presented by the Twin Cities Women’s Choir. Please join us for an evening filled with the wonders of possibility to see the world, to connect with community, to discover yourself!


Event: Moveable Feast
Organization: Open Arms of Minnesota
May 16, 2013
The 9th Annual Moveable Feast is when you can help Open Arms accomplish the goal to raise over $300,000 in just one night. That equals ingredients for 250,000 free, nutritious and delicious meals, over half the meals cooked and delivered to people living with life-threatening illness in the community during 2013.


Event: 41st Annual Twin Cities Pride Festival
Organization: Twin Cities Pride Festival
June 29th & 30th, 2013
Concerts, picnics, vendors, parading, eating, enjoying–all part of the Upper Midwest’s largest Pride festival. Though designated a weekend on the calendar, the whole Pride celebration extends throughout the month of June, so check the website for all events.


Event: 11th Annual Red Ribbon Ride
Organization: Red Ribbon Ride
July 18-21, 2013
11th Anniversary Red Ribbon Ride means 4 days, nearly 300 miles, hundreds of riders and volunteers, and many dollars raised to support eight Minnesota AIDS services organizations.


Event: 17th Annual River Cruise Party for Hope House
Organization: Hope House
August 5, 2013
Hope House provides assisted care for people living with HIV/AIDS who are no longer able to live independently. Each year, one of our biggest fundraisers and wildest party is the Annual Hope House Cruise, the “Caribbean on the St. Croix.”

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