Upcoming Events:


EVENT LOCATION: Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, Bay Lake, MN

We are pleased to announce that the Kinship Partners Crosby office will be hosting its 4th Annual Taste of theCuyuna Lakes on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge to recognize and celebrate the fine restaurants and chefs from the Cuyuna Lakes area.

The premier chefs will provide an evening of gourmet tastes and the samples of wine and beer contribute to make this a very special occasion.  Along with a silent auction it is an “eat a little, drink a little, bid a little…” evening of merriment for everyone!  All proceeds benefit the Crosby area Kinship Partners youth mentoring program.

While you are enjoying the wine and beer tasting time (5:30pm-7:00pm) professional chef/judges will be sampling the evening’s dishes to determine the award winners from the following categories: starter (appetizer, soup, or salad), entrée, and dessert.

Then at 7:00pm, as our guest, you will enter the dining room and “Taste” the samples provided by area chefs and caterers’. In addition, you will vote for your favorite which will determine the People’s Choice Award.

***A limited number of tickets will be sold and must be purchased in advance and can be ordered NOW at http://Cuyuna17.gesture.com***

For more information about Taste of the Cuyuna Lakes contact Denny Davis at 218.545.8002 or  events@kinshippartners.org


EVENT LOCATION: Downtown Nisswa, MN
Join Kinship Partners and the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce for this sweet event!

A limited number of tickets are available now for $25 per person. The 1st annual Chocolate Walk will take you through Nisswa’s business district and you will see firsthand their unique stores, galleries, and restaurants. A limited amount of tickets is available online only Click Herewith all ticket proceeds benefiting the Kinship Partners youth mentoring program.

Enjoy a day in Nisswa with your sweetheart or a group of friends! This is the perfect opportunity to visit the stores downtown that you have been itching to see and have lunch in a restaurant that you have wanted to try.

Your ticket includes a map of the participating businesses, a bag to collect your special chocolate treats, plus a chance win a prize package provided by participating businesses.

Plan your own fundraiser

Kinship Partners welcomes fundraisers planned by members of the community that help us speak up for more children in Central Minnesota who need a mentor. Fundraisers can be large or small, events open to the public or private fundraising parties, or even entirely held online.

If you are interested in designating Kinship Partners as the beneficiary of a fundraiser, please contact Executive Director David Downing at 218.454.8013 or via email at davidd@kinshippartners.org at least 30 days before the event. 

Join a Kinship Partners event committee

Kinship Partners events are run by volunteer committees who work closely with our Events Coordinator. Volunteering on an event committee is a great way to support and get to know Kinship Partners, especially if you don’t think volunteering as a mentor is right for you at this time.

Find out more about joining one of our event committees by contacting Events Coordinator Marilyn Holmvig at 218.454.8014 or via email at events@kinshippartners.org

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