Plugged In: August 2015
2 – The Polo Classic
The Twin City Polo Club will celebrate the 26th annual Polo Classic this year to benefit Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. CBIZ, Artisan Vineyards and Jungle Red Salon & Spa sponsor this year’s match. The day will consist of product showcases and demonstrations, a Classic Car Concourse, a youth polo match, and a silent auction to benefit the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and the Leatherdale Equine Center.
Noon, $25-$125, Twin City Polo Club Field, Maple Plain, 763-392-5373, thepoloclassic.com
3 – Raise the Roof Golf Tournament
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s golf fundraiser turns 20 this year. Board members and CEOs from event sponsors, including Ryan Cos., Valspar and Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, will help raise money to build homes for families in need.
11 a.m., $50-$3,000, Minneapolis Golf Club, St. Louis Park, 612-305-7108, tchabitat.org/raisetheroof
5 – Speaking of Business
Conquer fear of public speaking (the No. 1 phobia) and learn how to communicate difficult messages in the workplace with this program featuring industry leaders such as Mayo’s Amy Davis, Merrill Corp.’s Brad Smuland, Sharon Smith from Stratasys and LubeTech’s Dave Stascavage.
7:15 a.m., $59, Metropolitan Ballroom, Golden Valley, 612-377-3686, spokenimpact.com
10 – Golf Open to Benefit First Tee
Three Rivers Park District wants to make golf more affordable and accessible to young people in the Twin Cities with this charity golf tournament. Sponsored by General Mills, RJM, Tiller, Damon Farber, Baker Foundation, 2nd Swing, Capitol Hill Strategies, Sarratori Law, Stantec, SRF Consulting and Toro, this event will include a silent auction, dinner, awards and 18 holes of golf.
10:30 a.m., $50/pair, $200-$1,000 sponsorships, Baker National Golf Course, Medina, 763-694-7697, threeriversparks.org/events/groups/first-tee-charity.aspx
13-15 – Midwest Produce Conference & Expo
For the first time ever, Minneapolis will be the host city for the Midwest Produce Expo. This event provides information about new products and trends in the produce industry, with past attendees including leading companies such as Aldi, Cub Foods, Costco, Fresh & Easy, Jewel-Osco, Mariano’s, Roundy’s, Spartan, Walmart and Whole Foods Market.
1 p.m. Thursday, 9:30 a.m. Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday, $45-$1,495, Minneapolis Convention Center, midwestproduceexpo.com