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MMC Gala

MMC Gala Celebrates Scholarship

Minnesota Masonic Charities hosts its 13th annual Gala on September 23, 2017 at the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center and Dan Patch Hall. The event includes a formal dinner and entertainment, this year by dixieland band, Barbary Coast!

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Masonic Scholars Recognized

At Minnesota Masonic Charities, few events are as highly anticipated as the Scholarships Reception. Annually, the recipients of Minnesota Masonic Charities scholarships gather with the program’s selection committee, MMC board members, family and friends to celebrate their achievement. In essence, it is a magical evening that brings together those who are leaving a legacy with those who are building one.

     This year’s reception was particularly charmed because it was the first held at the new Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center. Throughout the evening, Masonic Scholars and their families were able to tour the Center and its Masonic Museum and Lodge Room, providing those new to Freemasonry a finer appreciation of the Fraternity and its impact.

Kicking off the awards presentation in the Gideon S. Ives Auditorium, 2016 Signature Scholar Lucas Abbott welcomed the new class of Masonic Scholars and offered sage advice about taking full advantage of the opportunities in college that their scholarship award provides.

      The Minnesota Masonic Charities Scholarships Program is open to high school seniors and undergraduates who graduated from a Minnesota high school and offers significant awards that may be renewed annually. In total, 95 awards of approximately $1 million are provided each year, making MMC one of the largest scholarship grant makers in the state. Applications are accepted beginning November 1 and running through February 15.

For more information regarding MMC’s Scholarships Program, visit MnMasonicCharities.org. To get on the mailing list for scholarship announcements, contact us at Kelly.Johns@mnmasonic.org. See more photos from this year’s scholarships reception on our Facebook page.


Upcoming Events at the Ives

Join us at the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center‘s Ives Auditorium for one of these fantastic upcoming events! Questions? Call 952-948-6500.

Saturday, August 5
DENNIS WARNER & THE D’s
“Acoustic Americana from the Heartland”
7:30 pm
Folk/Americana musician and consummate entertainer Dennis Warner is joined by his “D’s” band to delight guests with homegrown and fan-favorite ballads.  Tickets $18–$25

Saturday, September 23
1st JOHN PHILIP SOUSA MEMORIAL BAND
8 pm
Formed in 1970 by a group of graduating Edina High School band members, the John Philip Sousa Memorial Band celebrates its 21st September concert at the Ives Auditorium. Tickets $10–$15

Saturday, September 30
1st THINGS 1st
“An Evening in the Great American Songbook”
7:30 pm
Take a break from today and travel back to the era when Swing was King! Tickets $10–$20

Sunday, October 8
BLOOMINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
“Suomi…How We Love Thee”
3 pm
Join the celebrated Bloomington Symphony Orchestra. Tickets $10–$15

October 12–14
IRVING BERLIN’S MUSIC BOX REVIEW OF 1921
Theatre of the Ridiculous and Absurd
7:30 pm
This fantastic showcase of the great American revues of the 1920’s is a fully staged historical revival. Tickets $23–$35

Sunday, October 15
MINNESOTA JAZZ ORCHESTRA
“The History of Jazz”
3 pm
Back again after their popular New Year’s Eve performance at the Ives, the Minnesota Jazz Orchestra presents a journey through the history of jazz. Tickets $20–$22

October 20–22
DRIVING MISS DAISY
Happy for That Theatre Company
Times vary
Don’t miss this performance of a timeless masterpiece! Tickets $20–$28

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