New Year's Eve and Ricky Rubio: This Week in Minnetonka

Events include a benefit at Spasso and the New Year's Day Lake Minnetonka Ice Dive.

Hope14 New Year's Eve Gala Benefit

Venue name: Spasso Restaurant
Venue address: 17523 Minnetonka Blvd. in Minnetonka
Date and time: Tuesday, Dec. 31: 9 p.m. until 2 a.m.
Event description: Great dancing to A Band Called Soul featuring Mick Sterling, Cate Fierro, Katie Gearty and a 10-piece band with 3-piece horn section, heavy hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening, midnight champagne toast. Live auction at 10:30 p.m. must be present to win. Car service home will be available throughout the evening. The event is hosted by Widows Hope Foundation, HOPE14 is Minneapolis’ premier annual New Year’s Benefit Gala. This is the second annual event for this Twin-Cities Based foundation “WIDOWS HOPE” designed to bring support, awareness and resources to widows, widowers and their children.
Ticket price: $100 ($50 Tax Deductible); Group pricing available.
Phone number for inquiries: 612-437-4038

ALARC Ice Dive on Lake Minnetonka

Venue address: 687 Excelsior Blvd. in Excelsior
Date and time: Wednesday, Jan. 1: 9 a.m. 
Event description: Jump into Lake Minnetonka to wake you up on New Year's Day! Great Annual Tradition with major bragging rights and contribution to a wonderful charity. This year's major beneficiary of the money raised at the ALARC Ice Dive will be Ride 2 Recovery. R2R is produced by the Fitness Challenge, a (501C3) in partnership with the Military and VA Volunteer Service Office to benefit mental and physical rehabilitation programs for our country’s wounded veterans and healing heroes that features cycling as the core activity. Two $50 gift certificates to the Bayside Grille will go to those in the best costumes. 
Ticket price: $25

Meet Wolves Star Ricky Rubio at Fan HQ

Timberwolves star Ricky Rubio will sign autographs at Ridgedale's Fan HQ (12667 Wayzata Blvd.) in Minnetonka on Thursday, Jan. 9 from 7-8 p.m. Autographs tickets for basic items are available for $30 each.


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