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Looking for your Star Gala gear or some fabulous new shirts? Mention you are shopping for Children's Minnesota when you check out and 15% of sales the weekend of April 6-8 will be donated to support the programs and services benefiting from this year's Star Gala.

Family Day

May 6, 2018, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Bloomington

Join us for a family-friendly day of adventure for kids and kids at heart! From fun activities, to visits from our favorite Nickelodeon characters, to yummy appetizers, it will be an afternoon to remember for you, your friends and family. And don’t forget – you can get your scream on at Nickelodeon Universe thanks to discounted wristbands. We will have our own private space with a beautiful patio and view of the park, too.

Lumberjack 5K

February 24, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Golden Valley

Sota encourages Minnesotans and friends to get outside, embrace the cold weather and enjoy the snow and beauty of our state, while wearing their best lumber-Jack and Jill attire. The Lumberjack 5K is not competitive, so chip timers and race bibs will not be provided. Registration includes a Sota lumberjack bomber hat and one free beer. Fifteen percent of event proceeds will be donated to Children's.

Sota Clothing

Sota Clothing Co. and Children's Minnesota are collaborating in 2018 to raise money for the Cancer Kids Fund, which helps patients and their families in the midst of a cancer diagnosis. Throughout the year, Sota will volunteer, host events and direct proceeds from sales -- all to benefit Children's and the Cancer Kids Fund.

Ara Elizabeth Rise and Shine – An Artist’s Reception

February 24, 2018, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., Minneapolis

Join author Ara Elizabeth for music, champagne and a reading of her new book Rise and Shine. 25% of all sales will be donated to Children's Minnesota.

Sweetheart Craft Fair

February 10, 2018, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., North Branch

Freezing Moments Photography invites you to our first annual Valentine's Day arts & crafts fair to support Children's Minnesota. Come and find something special for your sweetheart! For more information, please contact [email protected]

Izzy’s Ice Cream 13 Days of Giving Benefiting the Three Angels Fund

February 15, 2018, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

As part of their 5th Annual 13 Days of Giving Event, Izzy’s Ice Cream will donate $2 for every cone sold on February 15, to the Olivia, Jack and Gracie Becker Endowment Fund, which benefits the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children’s in Saint Paul.

Twin Cities Smoosh Racing Championship

February 17, 2018, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Minneapolis

Northstar Running is excited to present the 2018 Twin Cities Smoosh Championship. For the second year in a row, we are thrilled to partner with Bauhaus Brew Labs as the official race host and refreshment center before, during, and after the smoosh races. New this year, Northstar Running has also partnered with Children’s Minnesota to make this a charitable event. One hundred percent of proceeds from race registrations will be donated to Children’s and Bauhaus will donate a $1 for every beer sold during the event. Who doesn’t want to smoosh race for a good cause!!!

Millie’s 4th Annual Birthday Show

November 18, 2017 7:30 p.m. – November 19, 2017 8:30 p.m., Excelsior

Millie Muller is at it again raising money for Children's Hospital in celebration of her 11th trip around the sun! Please join her for a night of live music with special guests and surprises! With just 50 seats, the 318 Café is the premier, intimate live music “listening room” in Minnesota. Four VIP tables, each including a bottle of wine, are available each night for $150. Reservations can be made at or call 952-401-7902.

Bean + Ro

Bean + Ro is donating 20 percent of all in-stock sales to Children's Cancer Kids Fund on Wednesday, November 1.