It’s Ladies Night Out Thursday, Sept. 15 in downtown Stillwater.
The theme for the evening is “Save the TaTas” where ladies will be able to enjoy light-hearted events to promote breast cancer awareness while raising money for breast cancer research.
The event starts at Valley Bookseller at 5 p.m. and will end at Smalley’s at 8:30 p.m.
Among the events of the evening:
- Ladies Night Out starts at 5 p.m. at Valley Bookseller. This is where the first 50 ladies will receive swag bags and maps of the participating shops and restaurants (you don’t need a map if you follow the balloons).
- Dez from KS95 will be at Savories Bistro from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
- Alfresco Casual Living will host “The Doctor is In” presented by HealthEast Stillwater Clinic to allow women to meet, interview, or ask questions to seek a potential new health care provider. “Think Lucy from Charlie Brown,” said Vienette Olson. “It’s like speed dating, but you can’t take the doctor home.”
- Attendees will be eligible for prize drawings including a Grand Prize of a $100 gift certificate redeemable at Stillwater area merchants.
- Shops will stay open later than normal and offer discounts, games, drink specials, appetizers and food samples throughout the evening.
- With a purchase of $10 or more, ladies will receive tickets that will be entered for prize drawings.
- Smalley’s Caribbean BBQ will host prize drawings at 8:30 p.m.
- Pink fishing boats will be parked on the north (at the gas station) and south ends (between Trade Winds Spice Company and Stillwater Farm Store) where women will be able to pose for photos with the boats for a $1 donation.
- Maison Galleria and Trade Winds Spice Company will sell raffle tickets, with half the proceeds to the winner and the other half going to the Save the TaTas foundation.
The third of four Ladies Night Out events in downtown Stillwater is all about “shopping and making a difference,” Olson said. This will be the first time a fundraising event is attached to Ladies Night Out, so the idea is to have fun shopping, learn some health tips and raise money for breast cancer research.
The event is part of a fundraising competition that will be held between Stillwater and Excelsior Ladies Night Out organizations to see which community can raise the most funds for the Save the Tatas Foundation, Olson said. That event will be a four-hour fish off Oct. 6 on Lake Minnetonka with representatives of each community taking to the lake in the Save the TaTas pink-wrapped Ranger Boats.
The final Ladies Night Out event of 2011 will be Nov. 10.