November isn’t all about pigging out and shopping, you know. It’s also a great time to give back to the community and this month, St. Paul is host to a number of ways to do just that, while having a great time.
Taste of Thanksgiving
The St. Joseph Worker Program’s aim is to empower “women committed to social change to respond to the needs of the times. While committing to a year of service, St. Joseph Workers grow in the areas of justice, leadership, spirituality, and living simply in an intentional community.”
If you’d like to support their goals, plan on attending the Taste of Thanksgiving event tomorrow night at Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul. Amazing chefs from notable local eateries, such as Tinucci’s and Prima will be participating and you can take a look at some of what will be served here.
You’ll also enjoy a live auction where you can bid on a gourmet dinner with wine pairings for 8 guests, a children's Adirondack rocker hand-painted by an internationally acclaimed artist and more.
Event tickets are $45 in advance and $50 if you buy them at the door. Learn more at stjosephworkers.org.
Once Upon a Time Gala
Don black tie or a period costume and jump into the Landmark Center’s time machine where you’ll emerge in the Roaring 20s to the sound of tinkling martini glasses. Get ready to channel your inner Jay Gatsby or Daisy Buchanan at the Once Upon a Time Gala tomorrow night.
Learn the Charleston, listen to local jazz musicians and enjoy cocktails (5 p.m.) and dinner (7 p.m.) The proceeds from this event help support the Minnesota Landmark’s cultural programs.
Admission is $150 and you can learn more by calling 651.292.4375 or purchase tickets online.
Jingle Bell 5K
Dig out those reindeer antlers and dust them off for the Jingle Bell 5k (run or walk) at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. Last year, the organizers raised $35,000 for arthritis research and this year they expect to bring in even more.
There will be lots to do both before and after the race, so come for the food, music and other activities even if you don’t want to run or walk. It happens on November 14, from 9 a.m. until noon. Learn more about the event here.
Ugly Sweater Run
We hope you saved that ugly sweater you got last year during the holidays because you can wear it with pride when you participate in the Ugly Sweater Run. It’s the most festive 5k of the year and it happens on November 28 at 11 a.m. at Harriet Island in St. Paul. Learn more at theuglysweaterrun.com.
Image: "Christmas Sweater" by TheUglySweaterShop.com - Flickr: Vintage 80s Mountain Range Tacky Acrylic Ugly Christmas Sweater. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons