Father Hennepin Treasure Hunt
JUNE 3 — The annual Father Hennepin Festival Treasure Hunt begins with clues Monday, June 3. Purchase a festival butotn for $3 at SuperAmerica, 100 Miller Road, Champlin, to participate. Clues will be given daily until the medallion is found. Winner to receive $500. Sponsored by SuperAmerica of Champlin.
‘Wines & Steins’
JUNE 4 — The Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce Wine and Steins Club is hosting their next networking event Tuesday, June 4 at Clive’s Roadhouse. The evening will include great food, wine and beer paired for our pleasure and education. The networking event begins at 4:45 p.m. Food and tasting begins at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. RSVP to the Anoka Area Chamber office at 763-421-7130. Clive’s is located on 117th and Highway 169 in Champlin.
Father Hennepin Festival
JUNE 7-9 — Father Hennepin Festival will be held in Champlin June 7-9. The community celebration incluees a parade, amusement rides, live music and a reenactment of Father Louis Hennepin crossing the Mississippi River. A special Father Hennepin Festival Section was included in the most recent Anoka County Shopper and Champlin Dayton Press.
Ice Cream Social
JUNE 8 & 9 — The Champlin Historical Society will once again host an ice cream social during Father Hennepin Festival. The old-time ice cream social will be held Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 from 1 to 4 p.m., at historical Dunning School, 10980 West River Road, Champlin.
Texas Hold ‘Em Poker
JUNE 8 — Beginners and regular players are welcome to join under the Main Tent at Father Hennepin Festival. Games will begin at 3 p.m. Space is limited so sign up early. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded. No cost to play; however, must be 21 years and older to participate.
3rd Lair Skateboard Competition
JUNE 8 — A skateboard competition will be held at Northland Park in Champlin on Saturday, June 8. Registration is at 10 a.m. Competition begins at 11 a.m. The competition is for all ages and skill levels. Skaters will be divided into three divisions; beginner, intermediate or expert. 3rd Lair will judge the event, giving points based on their final standing in each individdual contest of the ‘Summer Series.” Winners of each division will receive a Golden Ticket to the Midwest Melee held at 3rd Lair Skate Park later in the summer. Registration fee is $10.
JUNE 8 — A car show will be held at Chandler Park in Champlin Saturday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in conjunction with Father Hennepin Festival. All cars and trucks 1978 and older are welcome. The show is loacted at the east end of the carnival grounds, near the intersection of West River Road and East Hayden Lake Road. Music from the 50s, 60s and 70s will entertain viewers. Trophies will be awarded. Cost to enter is $5. For more details call Jeff Brown at 763-421-8100, ext. 212.
Trailhead Cycling Classic
JUNE 9 — Join Trailhead Cycling for a ride meant for families and recreational bikers in conjunction with Father Hennepin Festival. The event is for all types of riders. The course will wind through the Elm Creek Park Reserve. A ride of about 3.5 miles will be for recreational riders while a 13 mile ride will be offered for more seasoned riders. This is not a race, but a ride in which all can participate. Pre-registration offered through May 31 at $8 per person or $30 per family (max. 5). Race Day registration is $10 per person or $35 per family (max. 5).
T-shirts offered with pre-registration. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. Event begins at 9 a.m. in the Champlin Ice Forum parking lot.
Mayor & City Council Fishing Contest
JUNE 9 — Join the Mayor and City Council members for the Annual Fishing Contest at Doris A. Kemp Park on Mill Pond. The contest will start at 10:30 a.m. and run until 11:30 a.m. A festival button is required for this event. They are available at city hall or at SuperAmerica, 100 Miller Road, Champlin.
Power Boat Races
JUNE 9 — Back by popular demand, power boat races will be held on the Mississippi River during the Father Hennepin Festival. Races will being at noon on Sunday, June 9. The event is free to the public. Races will be held at Lower Point Park by the Twin City Power Boat Association. Bring a chair or blanket.
Father Hennepin River Crossing
JUNE 9 — The Father Hennepin River Crossing will take place Sunday, June 9 t 1 p.m. at Lower Point Park. This historic event captures what the Father Hennepin Festival is all about. Boy Scout Tropp #276 will re-enact the famous river crossing on the Mississippi River.
Champlin council meeting
JUNE 10 — The Champlin City Council will hold its regular business meeting at 7 p.m. at Champlin City Hall, 11955 Champlin Drive.
Dayton City Council meeting
JUNE 11 — The Dayton City Council will hold its regular business meeting at 7 p.m. at Dayton City Hall, 12260 South Diamond Lake Road, Dayton.
Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
JUNE 14 —Twins Hall of Famer Rod Carew will speak at the Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Friday, June 14 at the newly reopened Courtyards of Andover, 13545 Martin St., Andover.
The luncheon menu will feature open fire pan fried walleye or grilled chicken breast, pasta salad, coleslaw, dinner rolls and a fruit bowl.
Rod Carew played for the Twins from 1967 to 1978. He was an 18-time All Star. He won 7 American League batting titles and was the American League MVP in 1977. His No. 29 is retired by both the Twins and California Angels. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991.
It has been an Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce tradition to bring in former Minnesota Twins greats whose number have been retired by the team. In the past the Chamber has had events featuring Harmon Killebrew, Kirby Pucket, Kent Hrbek and Tony Oliva. Jerry Leone from Leone’s Building Service is co-sponsoring the event.
Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by the luncheon and program from noon to 1 p.m. Cost to attend is $20 per person. RSVP by calling the Anoka Area Chamber office at 763-421-7130 or email to email@example.com.
Art in the Park: Tye Dye
JUNE 17 — Champlin Park and Recreation is sponsoring Art in the Park on Monday nights at 7 p.m. at Andrews Park in Champlin, either under the picnic shelter or in the old concession building. Each week a project will be planned for youth to enjoy. Each project costs $1.75 and take 15 to 30 minutes to complete. All necessary materials will be provided unless otherwise noted. June 17 the project will be tye dyeing t-shirts. A limited number of t-shirts will be available for $1.
Performances in the Park: Bob the Beachcomber
JUNE 18 — Champlin Parks and Recreation will offer free family-friendly performances in the park Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. at Andrews Park, Champlin. June 18 features musical act Bob the Beachcomber.
Golfin’ for Kids
JUNE 21 — Mark your calendars for Friday, June 21 for the 9th Annual Golfin’ For Kids tournament, dinner and silent auction at Sundance Golf Course. The event is sponsored by the Dayton Lions and the Dayton PTO. The event raises money for youth programs in the community and Dayton Elementary School.
Registration opens at 11 a.m. Driving range and silent auction opens at 11:30 a.m. The tournament is a scramble format with shot gun start at 1 p.m. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Silent auction closes at 6:30 p.m. Every skill level is welcome and you can attend the whole day or just the dinner and silent auction.
Registration forms can be found at the following link: http://sundancegolfbowl.com/events/calendar_events/golfingforkids
Or contact Sundance Golf & Bowl at 763-420-4700
JUNE 24 — Champlin Park and Recreation is sponsoring Art in the Park on Monday nights at 7 p.m. at Andrews Park in Champlin, either under the picnic shelter or in the old concession building. Each week a project will be planned for youth to enjoy. Each project costs $1.75 and take 15 to 30 minutes to complete. All necessary materials will be provided unless otherwise noted. June 24 project is making an Uncle Sam pencil holder.
Performances in the Park: Wonderful World of Woody
JUNE 25 — Champlin Parks and Recreation will offer free family-friendly performances in the park Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. at Andrews Park, Champlin. June 25 features variety act Wonderful World of Woody.