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Community Thread's annual Black Tie Bingo is back again!

Put on your best formal attire and join Community Thread at our sixth annual Black Tie Bingo event! On Saturday, April 22, approximately 200 guests will gather at The Grand Banquet Hall in Stillwater for this fun and memorable event. Guests will enjoy cocktail hour with delicious hors d'oeuvres and desserts, music, mystery prize wall, online auction, and a free photo booth. A cash bar will be available.

Bingo begins at 7pm. Local celebrity callers will share their own personal flair as they call one of five Bingo games. Lucky Bingo winners will receive fabulous prizes such as overnight stays, golf packages, private wine tastings, and more (each Bingo game prize is valued near $500)!

Mingle, laugh, and enjoy the night with the local "who's who" in our area! This event will sell out, so get your tickets as soon as they go on sale.


Schedule of Events

5:30 PM - Doors Open 

6 - 7 PM - Social Hour

Enjoy delicious appetizers and dessert, a mystery prize wall, and a photo booth! Cash bar available.    

7 - 9:30 PM - Event Program and Bingo! 

Local celebrity callers will share their own personal flair as they call one of five bingo games. Lucky bingo winners will receive fabulous prizes such as overnight stays, golf packages, private wine tastings, and more (each bingo game prize is valued near $500)!

Evening's Emcee and Bingo Callers

Lee Valsvik: Reporter for KARE 11 and radio host for iHeartmedia's KOOL 108


Special Guest Speaker

Mandee Puente: Agent M Insurance and 2023 Chamber Ambassador of the Year

Bingo Callers

Margaret & Marlay Smith: Margaret - UXL and Community Thread board member; Marlay - Owner of Mariah Remodeling and community volunteer

Tim Safe: Pathfinders Insurance

John Dow Jr.: St. Croix Group at Morgan Stanley

Mary Divine: Pioneer Press

Brian Mueller: Stillwater Police Chief

About Community Thread 

Community Thread's vital mission of connecting, enriching, and engaging is seen through Thrive - our membership-based program, as well as the Volunteer Center. Community Thread is able to provide essential human services to our community members.

Thrive, as a program, offers a variety of service and social benefits including wellness activities, excursions, transportation options, home services, and direct services across the Stillwater area (programming offered in Stillwater and Bayport). The goal of Thrive is to keep our neighbors socially connected while living independently in their homes.

The Volunteer Center provides volunteer-oriented programs to serve people of all ages. Families, individuals, employees, and students participate in our signature service initiatives, which occur multiple times a year. The Volunteer Center also connects interested volunteers with recurring volunteer opportunities requested by Thrive members. Lastly, The Volunteer Center engages local non-profit organizations to fulfill volunteer needs through the affiliate program.

At Community Thread, our mission is to improve the quality of life for adults and their families in our local community. Our vision is a community where all people are engaged, enriched, and connected.

Each year we receive over 13,000 visits from community members. These visitors attend programs and activities at our centers, volunteer, obtain free tax preparation assistance, and use our space for community meetings.

Learn more by visiting our website!


Thank you to our Business Sponsors for supporting Black Tie Bingo!










If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please reach out to Cathleen Hess at [email protected] or call 651-439-7434. Black Tie Bingo has a number of sponsorship levels to choose from.

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Help create a community where all people are engaged, enriched & connected!

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Auction by Rusty Kath with Fladeboe Advancement.

Hosted By Community Thread

Community Thread
Questions? Please contact Cathleen.

The Grand Banquet Hall

The Grand Banquet Hall, 2nd Street South, Stillwater, MN, USA

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