Party with Purpose for DAP

Party with Purpose for DAP

Hosted by cast members of Disney’s The Lion King National Tour!

See special performances by cast members, dance to the music of Twin Cities artist Wenso Ashby, enjoy drink specials and appetizers, bid on one-of-a-kind autographed Lion King merchandise….all while supporting the Domestic Abuse Project in Minneapolis!

Must be 21+ to attend.

Fine Line Music Cafe
318 North First Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
Doors open at 7PM
Tickets: $25 
Groups of 6+: $20
For more information contact Sonia at or             612.874.7063       x217.

Eminence Skin Care

One of the most popular lines in Eminence Skin Care is the Stone Crop Collection. Most of us have never heard of the stone crop plant and/ or what it can do for one’s skin. So what is this miracle plant, and why is it a must have?

The Stone Crop plant is a succulent that will help hydrate and nourish your skin. It has a fantastic ability to lighten dark spots or even out your skin tone. Whether they are old, new, pregnancy related or as a result of sun damage, stone crop works to prevent dark spots from coming to the surface. Stone Crop also has anti-aging properties that work to plump-up the skin and protect it from the damaging effects of the environment. Sounds like a win-win to me!

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Face Time: Canine couture

During a fashion show at the Fetching Ball, one of the models hopped off the stage and another lost his goggles. Their runway careers might be over, but these dogs are training for much more important callings — as assistance dogs.

The event at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center benefited Can Do Canines, a nonprofit Twin Cities area agency that provides fully trained pooches free of charge to adults and children with disabilities. The patience and skills the dogs are learning actually made it possible for them to wear the elaborate costumes.

“They are more tolerant of the outfits,” said Alan Peters, executive director. “Most would be pawing immediately.”

Peters started the organization in 1987 as, well, a pet project. Things really took off, and it now trains five kinds of assistance dogs: hearing, seizure, autism, mobility and diabetes.

While Can Do Canines uses a lot of retrievers, it trains dogs of all breeds, ranging from 7 to 95 pounds.

“The dogs have to have the right personality, skills and temperament to fit the bill,” Peters said.

The future assistance dogs live with trainers for up to two years before graduating in a ceremony that includes mortarboard hats, of course.

At the fetching ball, many well behaved assistance dogs attended.Melissa Stam of New Hope brought her mobility assist dog, Kramer.

“He helps me retrieve my phone, my keys, anything I drop on the floor,” she said. “We make a good team.”

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Walks of Life