NLGA has many events throughout the year. To keep up to date, the most current events appear on the calendar on the right of our page. We are always in need of volunteers for events!
NLGA ANNUAL MEETING • May 4, 2018
The annual meeting is a fun event for current owners and new adopters of greyhounds. Come socialize, meet new people and learn more about NLGA and our functions! We will have a catered meal, cash bar, door prices, and a silent auction...come join us! This year NLGA is asking for $10 pre-paid per person (12 and under free) to help defray the cost of the meal. RSVP is now closed. See you tonight!
You will pick up your tickets at the event, and everyone needs a ticket. The name used with your payment for the event will be included on the list at the door for your RSVP.
To make a reservation for 12 and under, please call Donna at 763.754.9754
To RSVP by check: Mail payment to NLGA, 11247 Foley Boulevard, Coon Rapids, MN 55448
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Social hour and Silent Auction: 6PM
The Annual Meeting will be held at:
Rosetown American Legion, 700 W County Road C, Roseville, MN 55113
Dinner will be catered by DeGidio's Restaurant and served buffet-style.
Salad: Italian vinaigrette tossed with mixed greens, tear-drop tomatoes, black olives,
cucumbers, Parmesan cheese and marinated red onions
Bowtie pasta in a rich Alfredo sauce
Spicy Italian sausage links cut into pieces with sauteed bell peppers
Parmesan crusted chicken breast served with classic tomato sauce and baked mozzarella
Chicken Wings: Crispy fried chicken wings with blue cheese dressing
Dinner will be followed by an assortment of cake and desserts.
The silent auction will include fabulous items including jewelry, gift cards, gift baskets, fine art, greyhound-related items and many non-greyhound related items. We always have a large selection of items to bid on!
This event is for humans only. We are not allowed to have hounds or any other pets at the event.
If you have questions or would like to donate items for our silent auction, please contact Donna at
763.754.9754, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also email Mary@nlgamn.org to donate!
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for auction items that will be availabe at the annual meeting! We will be sharing them throughout the month until the event!
RSVP IS CLOSED. See you tonight!
NLGA always needs volunteers to help with our many events! Please see our VOLUNTEER PAGE to sign up and help out!
If you'd like to volunteer, you can also email email@example.com
GRAND OLD DAY PARADE • JUNE 3, 2018
The Grand Old Day parade is held each year to entertain both children and adults alike. The parade is the 2nd largest in the area with over 180,000 in attendance. The Parade will kick-off promptly at 9:30 am. The route begins at Dale and Grand then proceeds west along Grand to Fairview. Grand Avenue and all side streets are closed after 8:00 am., line up at 8:30, we are entry #15!
SUMMERFEST PARADE • JUNE 21, 2018
This is the shortest parade we attend, at just 1 mile long! Although it is short in length, it is a BIG parade as far as attendance! Plus, they have the best cheese curds in the park at the end of the parade. The greyhounds get lots of attention at this parade!
Parade line-up is in the parking lot of Transfiguration Catholic Church.
The parade line-up starts at 5:00 PM, with the parade kicking off at 6 PM.
TWIN CITIES PRIDE FESTIVAL • JUNE 23 & 24, 2018
in Loring Park (Minneapolis)
Held at Loring Park in Downtown Minneapolis, this is one of the most exciting and entertaining events NLGA does each year. Show your pride in your pets! Come out, bring your beloved greyhounds, and share your experiences and your devotion to this noble breed. We always have so much fun at Pride because everyone who attends is in such a good mood and is so open to what we do and why we do it. This is a two-day event, June 23 & 24. We are Booth Number O61!
ST. CROIX VALLEY KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW • AUGUST 25 & 26, 2018
at the Washington County Fairgrounds (Lake Elmo, MN)
NLGA will once again have a booth at the St Croix Kennel Club Dog Show.
We have a nice shady spot and a tent in the vendor area.
This is a two day event and we need your
help to spread that greyhound love!
Please bring a chair for yourself and beds for your hounds.
Lake Elmo Fair Grounds
Saturday, August 25 9:00-4:00
Sunday, August 26 9:00-4:00
For more information and to schedule your volunteer time contact Donna
THE MINNESOTA STATE FAIR • SEPTEMBER 3, 2018 at the Pet Building
in the Minnesota State Fairgrounds
The Great Minnesota Get-Together is almost here!
Monday, September 4
Pet Center, Minnesota State Fair Grounds
8:00AM - 8:00PM
The Minnesota State Fair draws nearly 1.8 million guests each year. This a great opportunity
to spread that greyhound love to whole lot of people! We need you and your hounds to help us spread that grey hound love! This is a long day and we will need coverage throughout the 12 hour day. NLGA will have a booth in the Pet Center and a shaded, tented area
outside the Pet Center. This is a fun event you won't Want to miss!
NLGA will have a very limited number of car passes, so carpooling is strongly recommended. We will also provide admission tickets. Please bring a chair for yourself and a bed for your hound.
To schedule your time please contact Donna firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-754-9754
NLGA ANNUAL PICNIC!
NLGA ANNUAL PICNIC • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2018
Snail Lake Regional Park, Shoreview, MN
ECelebrate greyhound adoption at the 22nd Annual Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption Picnic and Party!
This picnic promises to be bigger and better than ever! Join the fun on Sunday, September 9th at Snail Lake Regional Park in Shoreview, MN. The party starts at 11am with greyhounds, food, fun,shopping and fabulous entertainment. We will have great food and beer!! Indeed Brewing Company is serving! Please patronize Indeed-the owners are NLGA adopters and supporters!
Shop the vendors, auction, raffles and have fun with over 200 of your closest friends and over 400 greyhound guests of honor! Looking for more? We’re proud to announce live music featuring Locklin Road. Enjoy a Minnesota crafted beer while listening to these great musicians play Celtic and original folk music.
Looking forward to a greyt day!
The party wraps up at 3pm so come early to eat, drink, dance and have fun!
BOUTIQUE: 10m-2pm // SANTA PHOTOS: 10am-noon
The boutique will be held at the little house across the street from Foley Boulevard Animal Hospital in Coon Rapids, MN. It will be open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM for all your shopping needs, both greyhound and human. When you are done shopping, bring your dogs across the street to the Foley Boulevard Animal Hospital and get your pictures taken with Santa from 10am-noon. For $5.00 you will get a 4x6 printed photo with Santa! Kids and pets of all types are welcome! All proceeds from the Santa photos go to support NLGA’s Katurah Fund.
NLGA HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE AND SANTA PHOTOS • DECEMBER 15, 2018