United Way Imagination Library Progressive Dinner

Saturday, April 1, 2017 & Saturday, April 8, 2017

Please join us for a unique dining experience to benefit Imagination Library! Your choice of different cuisines – 10 guest per cuisine – unless noted! Tickets: $125

Registration is now open! Register by completing the online form below or call 229.3511.
All registrations will be first come first serve so be sure to include your top three cuisine choices.

$125/person includes four course dinner, beverages and pre/post receptions.


April 1, 2017: Reception home hosted by Brad & Kathy Wheelock
(Walden Woods, St. Cloud)

Game of Thrones:  A feast featuring cuisine from Westerose to Winterfell, fit for kings and queens in royal attire.
4 tickets available

A Stroll Down Bourbon Street: A French Quarter celebration of the foods and flavors of New Orleans. (Shellfish)
6 tickets available

Kentucky Derby: Dinner at Churchill Downs complete with bow ties and fancy hats.  (Shellfish)
SOLD OUT

Havana Nights: Enjoy a mambo and mojitos as you sample classical Cuban cuisine on sugar-sand beaches.
SOLD OUT

Hogwarts Feast: Muggles and wizards assemble in the Great Hall to enjoy the Start of Term Feast.
2 tickets available

Surf and Turf: Can’t decide between beef or seafood? This menu has it all.  (Shellfish and Tree Nuts)
SOLD OUT

A Taste of India: Perennial favorite, dishes from the vast array of choices from the Indian sub-continent will provide a palate teasing experience.
SOLD OUT

Bee’s Knees: A Roaring 20’s Soirée – A menu designed for flappers and dappers. Grab your cloche and fedora and come celebrate age of jazz.
4 tickets available

Prince and The (Vegetarian) Revolution: Celebrate the music and cuisine of the purple one.  (Vegetarian)
SOLD OUT

007 Live and Let Dine: From Dr. No to Spectre, enjoy a dashing debonair dinner with 007 … shaken, not stirred.
SOLD OUT

An Evening in Venice: Enjoy dinner from one of the most alluring cities in the world.
SOLD OUT

April 8, 2017: Reception home hosted by Marc & Marie Sanderson
(Pine Point, Sartell)

My Big Fat Greek Wedding – You’re cordially invited to the wedding of the year!
SOLD OUT

Down to the Islands – Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I want to take ya … to sample the islands. (Shellfish)
SOLD OUT

Molecular Gastronomy – An avant-garde cooking technique that transforms flavors and presentations into a molecular masterpiece.
SOLD OUT

Tour Tokyo: A culinary tour from street fare to haute cuisine including a premier sushi artist. (Raw Seafood)
SOLD OUT

Banquete de Espana: Melding the heritage and foods of the Spanish culture – buen apetito!
SOLD OUT

Ale Yeah!: Enjoy a beer pairing feast featuring a local chef known for picking the perfect pint.
SOLD OUT

Alice in Wonderland: Don your favorite tea party hat as we travel through the looking glass.
SOLD OUT

Country French: Sophisticated, elegant dinner on the French countryside.
SOLD OUT

Witamy na Mojej Kuchnia (Welcome to My Kitchen): Dine on a culinary feast from Poland located in a magical setting.
SOLD OUT

It’s all Greek to Me: (Private Party) 

Italiano Classico: Choosing from some of Italy’s signature dishes, this cuisine provides a taste of the bounty that originates from this part of the world.
SOLD OUT


Progressive Dinner Registration

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A United Way staff member will call you within two business days of your registration to confirm your cuisine choice.

If payment is not received within four business days from your confirmation phone call, the tickets will be released.


Local chefs will prepare appetizers, soup and salad, main entrée and desserts. You will travel to different homes in the area to dine and visit with others who have selected the same cuisine. 10 – 14 guests per cuisine.

Sponsorships are available from $500. If you are interested, please contact Lori.

A special thank you to our Presenting Sponsor:

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Event Sponsors:

CentraCare Digestive Center

CentraCare Neonatology

CentraCare Pediatrics and SCMG Pediatrics

Granite Equity Partners

Mike Schlough and Becky Bastien

In-Kind Sponsors:

Billboard Brent

Gaslight Creative

Your evening will begin at a reception home with hors d’oeuvres, beverages and socializing with a larger group. Then you and the other guest in your cuisine will progress to your first course and main course homes where you will enjoy a meal prepared by volunteer and gourmet chefs. You will finish the evening at the reception home for a wonderful array of desserts and beverages.

Proceeds benefit the Imagination Library program of United Way of Central Minnesota which provides a free book each month to children in Central Minnesota from birth to their fifth birthday. Last year more than 10,000 children received books.