Plugged In: July 2015

Plugged In: July 2015

The best opportunities for networking.

12 – Urban Assault Ride
Bring a co-worker along for this two-person team event where riders race through numerous checkpoints in Minneapolis over a 20-mile stretch. Urban Assault Ride, the biggest bike obstacle race in the country, is a unique opportunity to be active outside of the workplace. A party follows the race, promising free beverages, music, contests and a raffle. 9 a.m., $50-$65, Peace Coffee HQ, Minneapolis, 877-228-4881, urbanassaultride.com/Minneapolis

16 – Como Sunset Affair
The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory’s 100th anniversary is the focal point of this year’s social event, with the theme Perennials and Centennials. The ornate building will play host to roughly 550 guests, featuring community leaders in business, government, philanthropy and the arts. Following the dinner and silent auction, after-hours celebrations will extend outside to show off the new Centennial Garden. 5:30 p.m., $200-$250, Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, St. Paul, 651-487-8229, comozooconservatory.org

26 – Starkey Gala
The Starkey Hearing Foundation returns to host its annual gala and fundraiser packed with high-profile attendees in media, sports, politics and business. Previous honorees such as Sir Richard Branson, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Muhammad Ali have attended the dinner. Singer Katy Perry will perform at the 2015 event. More than $8.7 million was raised last year, which enables Starkey to provide hearing devices for those in need. 3 p.m., $1,500-$5,000, St. Paul RiverCentre, 866-354-3254, starkeyhearingfoundation.org/gala

27 – Canvas Health Golf Classic
Looking to play the course rather than watch the pros? Challenge three colleagues or clients to a round at the Dellwood Country Club in the event’s four-person scramble format. Proceeds from the 24th annual Golf Classic support services to treat children, adults and families dealing with mental and chemical issues, violence and sexual abuse. 10:30 a.m., $175 per person, Dellwood Country Club, 651-275-4303, canvashealth.org/special-events/golf-classic

July 27- August 2 – 3M Golf Championship
Find a cozy spot along the fairway or near a putting green during the weeklong 3M Golf Championship. It’s a chance to socialize with Fortune 500 executives and ardent golfers, as professionals—including legends Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino and Gary Player—take the course. Times vary. General admission free; club and skybox admission $30-$1,000, TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, 763-783-9000, 3mchampionship.com.

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