Plugged In: October 2015

Plugged In: October 2015

The best opportunities for networking.

1 – Building Futures Celebration

Have a cocktail and play some bocce ball in celebration of Oasis for Youth’s fifth year in action. Chat by the fire and eat dinner alongside local mayors Debbie Goettel (Richfield), Jim Hovland (Edina) and Gene Winstead (Bloomington) at this event to benefit Oasis for Youth’s mission. The nonprofit provides services to help homeless and at-risk children and young adults become independent and educated adults.

5:30 p.m., $100-$10,000, 3849 Gallagher Drive, Edina, 952-512-2061,

8 – Celebrate Rise

Jason DeRusha of WCCO will serve as master of ceremonies at this annual gala to benefit Rise, an organization that supports adults with disabilities and other barriers to employment, and helps them become self-sufficient, contributing members of the community. Rise staff members and program participants also will be recognized for their work.

5:30 p.m., $75, Marriott Minneapolis Northwest, Brooklyn Park, 763-783-2832,

20 – Civic Celebration

Join the Citizens League as it honors the work of retiring Minnesota Supreme Court Justice (and former Minnesota Viking) Alan Page. Share appetizers with elected officials and members of the Citizens League, and raise a glass to Justice Page’s long and distinguished career.

5:30 p.m., $25-$35, 5418 Wayzata Boulevard, Golden Valley, 651-293-0575,</p>

19-21 – Cyber Security Summit

Learn how to protect your business and yourself from the theft of valuable information. Speakers include Maj. Gen. Richard C. Nash, Col. Stefanie Horvath, FBI Special Agent John Bonhage, Minnesota state chief information officer Thomas A. Baden Jr. and Ken Barnhart of Occam Group.

5:30 p.m., $99-$499, Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, Brooklyn Park, 763-548-1313,

24 – Gratitude: A Gala for the StepUP Program

Join former WCCO anchor Don Shelby at this gala to benefit the StepUP program and celebrate the program and participants’ accomplishments. Shelby will emcee; attendees will also hear Anne Thompson Heller, a graduate of the program, speak about the impact it can make. Jill and Robert Thomas will receive the Toby Piper LaBelle Award.

5 p.m., $150, Si Melby Hall, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, 612-330-1405,

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