Barton FUNdraisers 2018

Social gatherings that Barton community members host in their homes and elsewhere. Tickets are sold and all the proceeds from the tickets raise money for Barton Open School-a great way to help support the school financially and for people to get together and                                                                    have some fun.

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Tickets on Sale thru March 7, 2018

*Online Sales Available with Credit Card or Paypal.  

*If you are interested in paying with cash or check, please write down FUNdraiser you are purchasing, # of tickets, and leave cash or check with Becky Patton, admin secretary. Checks should be made out to Barton Fund.

Contact: Elizabeth Christensen (, 
Katie Scott (, or 
Tricia Balazovic ( with questions.

  2018 FUNdraisers Listed Below  
 Click on Eventbrite Link for Each FUNdraiser to Purchase with Credit Card or PayPal.

   Kindergarten, First and Second Grade Family Dance and Dessert  
Friday, April 13, 2018    6:30-8PM    Barton Gym
Sliding Fee $5-$50 Ticket    Unlimited Tickets Available
Hosted by: Annie Loch and Amy Scheller
K/1/2 families - this FUNdraiser is just for us! We believe that if we all work together, we can raise $2,000 to support the Barton Foundation while building our Barton Community. We would love to see every K/1/2 student join in the fun. Your donation buys your WHOLE family a night dancing and dessert. 
Tunes will be spinning from 6:30 to 8:00. Let's rally together to show Barton that their youngest students may seem tiny, but they are mighty big when it comes to school spirit, dancing, and fundraising!

The hosts are offering this FUNdraiser at a sliding scale.  
Tickets are available at $5, $10, $20, $30, $40, and $50.  Pay what you are able.

 Mini makers and Music        
Sunday, April 22nd (rain date Sunday, April 29)    3-5:30 PM 
Balazovic/Walvatne Residence 
Sliding Fee $30-50/Family Ticket        7 Family Tickets Available      Sold Out!!!
Hosted by: Balazovic/ Walvatne Family, Cooper-Evans Family, Hippert Family, Featherstone Family

Come together with other Barton families in a mini-maker space with both free creation and build “challenges” like balloon cars, zip lines, etc. We'll have delicious picnic food friendly to dietary needs (vegetarian, pork-free, and gluten free options), and there will be opportunities to get artsy with face painting and live music. Create, invent, engineer, enjoy! 

The hosts are offering this FUNdraiser at a sliding scale. Tickets are available at $30, $40, or $50.
Pay what you are able.

FUNdraiser address will be emailed to guests privately.

  Somali Culture Night   

Friday, April 27, 2018    6-8PM    DeLapp Commons
$25/Family Ticket        80 Family Tickets
Hosted by: Somali Parents
We are very excited to announce the third annual Somali Culture Night! It is a special night, where you will enjoy Somali music, culture, and food!!! Have a chance to converse with other parents while enjoying Somali tea, Sambusa, and some light food. We will have variety of different performances led by our own Barton students along with educational presentations.

   Kentucky Derby Party    
Saturday, May 5, 2018   3:30-6 PM    Walts Residence
$20/Ticket    50 Tickets Available
Hosted by: Betsy and Brandon Walts and Michelle Courtright and Bazak Sharon
Bet on Barton! Ladies wear your best hat, and gentlemen find your brightest tie. Enjoy a sunny afternoon of horse racing and mint juleps. The Kentucky Derby will be playing live on TV and side bets will be taken for the benefit of Barton. We will have heavy appetizers and, of course, Derby Pie! Join us for this 6th Annual FUNdraiser!

FUNdraiser address will be emailed to guests privately.

  Family Farm Day!   
Saturday, May 26, 2018    1-5:00 pm    Peichel Family Farm, Chaska, MN
$25/Family Ticket        20 Family Tickets Available         Sold Out!!!
Hosted By: Marnie and Dave Peichel
Get out of the city and enjoy an afternoon on the farm! We’d love to have you join us for some outdoor fun! We will have family games, hikes in the woods and plenty of room for kids to just play at our family farm in Chaska, MN (35 min. drive from Barton). Swing from the 300 year old oak tree, play bean bag toss or ladder ball on the hill, play board games in the “party barn”, dance party in the hayloft, go on hikes in the woods, look for frogs down by the creek or sit on the deck and make new Barton friends. There is fun for all ages!
We will provide snacks and drinks for the afternoon.
If anyone would like to come early (11:00 am -1:00 pm), feel free to join us and bring along your own picnic lunch.
FUNdraiser address will be emailed to guests privately.

  3rd Annual Summer Kick Off BBQ  
Saturday, June 2, 2018      6-10 PM        Wegner Residence
$40/Ticket    24 Tickets Available            SOLD OUT!!!
 Hosted by: Paul and Janelle Wegner, Ravi and Fiona Pradhan, Corey and Sarah Lahm
Join us for a grown-ups’ night out to kick off summer in the backyard! Our guests from previous years said we should tell you this is not a burgers & brats & chips BBQ. Paul & Janelle and Fiona & Ravi will be roasting, grilling, and baking their favorite summer delectables for you, while Corey pairs each dish for you with wine from wineries he represents. Think three courses of fine dining, set under the twinkly lights and stars of a Minneapolis urban backyard. Come celebrate the start of summer fun while your kids still have a few days of school left! 

FUNdraiser address will be emailed to guests privately.

  2nd Annual Peaceful Family Hike and Picnic  
Saturday, June 9, 2018    4-7 PM        Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden
Sliding Fee:  $40-50/Family Ticket        8 Family Tickets Available       Sold Out!!
Hosted by: Jerri Clark Wagner and Mark Wagner, Sarah Cooper-Evans and Nathaniel Evans, 
Lucy and Chris Jones, Andrea and Brian Gregory, Kate and Josh Guin
Last year's hike in the Roberts Bird Sanctuary was so popular, we decided to do something similar this year! Please join us to celebrate the 110th season of the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Theodore Wirth Park on Saturday, June 9 from 4-7PM. We will have a guided family-friendly hike by a local naturalist and then enjoy a picnic on/near Wirth Beach afterward. Vegetarian options will be available and other food allergies will be honored as long as we know ahead of time. Please join us for a laid back and fun early evening, featuring one of Minneapolis's most special parks. We hope to also have some special musical guests.

The hosts are offering this FUNdraiser at a sliding scale.  Tickets are available at  $40 or $50.  
Pay what you are able.  

  Push It, Beat It, Whip It: Dancing Optional   
Wednesday, June 27, 2018      8:30 PM    Scavotto Residence
Sliding Fee: $10-$20/Ticket        20 Tickets Available        Sold Out!!!   
Hosted by: Mary and Chris Scavotto
DJ Jake Rudh from the Current will spin you round Wednesdays at the Uptown VFW. Come share a drink with Eileen, Billie Jean and the West End Girls at my house and then we'll walk the three blocks over. If you're hungry like the wolf, we'll have some food. Dancing optional. You can relax and stare at the giant screen of music videos if you prefer not to rock the casbah. I promise you'll feel back to life. Starts at 9:00, so wake me up before you go. Don't say, Should I stay or should I go. Just go. You're under pressure to bust a move. But if you don't dance, papa won't preach. Come anyways!

The host is offering this FUNdraiser at a sliding scale.  Pay what you are able.

FUNdraiser address will be emailed to guests privately.

  Like Movies for Dinner… or Water for Chocolate   
Saturday, August 25, 2018    6pm    Guidry Residence
Sliding Fee: $30-$40 Ticket        18 Tickets Available            Sold Out!!!!
Hosted by: Julie Guidry, Matt Guidry, Amy Scheller, Jeff Cords
Join us for a backyard viewing of the film Like Water for Chocolate, paired with a meal inspired by the film. We’ll start with Chiles en Nogada (Poblanos chiles stuffed with pork), followed by Champandongo (layers of corn tortillas with beef, mole sauce and queso fresco). The film follows the tale of Tita and the impact her love and heartbreak has on the food she prepares for her family. We make no promises that you will be crying tears of joy following the meal… but we hope that by joining in community for Barton, will swell your heart with joy. 

The hosts are offering this FUNdraiser at a sliding scale. Tickets are available at $30 or $40.
Pay what you are able. 

FUNdraiser address will be emailed to guests privately.

  Movie Night on the Driveway  
Friday, August 31 (Rain date: Friday, September 7)    7 PM 
Movie will start around dusk - this is not a precisely timed event        
Siebenaler-Ransom Residence
Sliding Fee: $20-$30/Family        10 Family Tickets Available            2 Tickets Left!!!
Hosted by: Alana and Tony Siebenaler-Ransom 
Bring a chair or a sleeping bag and join us for Movie Night on the Driveway.
Late Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the sounds of the city while watching a movie outside. We're sure there will be mosquitoes and the occasional siren, and there will also be popcorn and junk food.
We will find a PG movie to throw up on the garage, so use your discretion about what works for you and your kids. 

The hosts are offering this FUNdraiser at a sliding scale.  Pay what you are able.

FUNdraiser address will be emailed to guests privately.

   Sip, A Shrub   
Saturday, September 15, 2018        7 PM        Leslie Residence
$40/Ticket    30 Tickets Available                Sold Out!!!!
Hosted by: Dan and Sarah Leslie, Kyle and Elizabeth Christensen, Jim and Katie Scott
Put on your mixologist caps, NOT your green thumbs, and join us for an evening celebrating the end of summer and children back in school!   We’ll sample different flavors of locally hand crafted Shrub cocktail mixers with hors doeuvres and desserts.   We’ll mix gin, vodka, bourbon, and more with local hand-crafted vinegar shrub, to create the perfect, intensely complex, delicious, and zing-filled cocktail.   Guests will enjoy drinks with names like The Lynnhurst, 
The Frisky Sour, The Shruberita, The Tropical Thunder, The Twisted Tonic, and 
The MinneApple Mule.  

Stick with your favorite shrub all night, or sample them all, while enjoying the company of other Barton parents.  

FUNdraiser address will be emailed to guests privately.

  Fourth Annual Octoberfest     
Saturday, October 6th    6-10 PM    Kennedy Residence
$40/Ticket        35 Tickets Available         9 Tickets Left!!
Hosted by: Amy and Josh Kennedy, Anne-Marie Fischer, Ashley and Ethan Trepp,
Chris and Rachael Jarman

Join us for the 4th Annual Oktoberfest! Enjoy German beer, bratwurst, sauerkraut and authentic potato salad, music, hammerschlagen, lederhosen, a warm bonfire, and great conversation with other Barton parents.

FUNdraiser address will be emailed to guests privately.

  Spirited Away: Stop Drinking Vodka and Learn to Love the Other Base Spirits    
Saturday January 26, 2019 7 PM (6 Tickets)
Saturday February 2, 2019 7 PM (6 Tickets) Olson / Dodge Residence
$50 /Ticket      12 Tickets Available
            Sold Out!!! 
Hosted by: Sarah Dodge and Rick Olson

Come enjoy an evening with other Barton parents learning how to make a classic cocktail with each of the other base spirits:
Gin: Corpse Reviver #2
Brandy: Sidecar
Whiskey: Sazerac
Tequila: Margarita
Rum: Hemingway Daiquiri
Vodka: Vodka? We don't need no stinkin' vodka!
This FUNdraiser is being offered 2 different dates. Each date is the same FUNdraiser. You will have the opportunity to sample each drink and learn the basic techniques of mixing craft cocktails based on the recipes and techniques popularized by Dale Degroff. You will leave with a list of ingredients and tools you need to stock your home craft cocktail bar. For the very brave we will close the evening with a pickleback.

You won't want to miss sampling all these drinks so please plan to Uber or make other arrange for a safe ride home.

FUNdraiser address will be emailed to guests privately.

  Seize the Night Cross-Country Ski  
Date: TBD Sun-Thurs night, Jan or Feb 2019        8 PM        Scheller/Cords Residence
$20/Ticket    10 Tickets Available
Host: Amy Scheller
Inspired by the late February snow of 2018, this late breaking FUNdraiser is for those who find the freshly falling snow too exciting to call it a night. You will wait for notification of the rare night when the conditions are just right to ski 2 blocks down Columbus Ave, then we will hop on Minnehaha Creek (or beside) and head east for a bit. We'll ski for an hour or so, then pop inside for wine, hot coco or tea. Bring your own skis.

*This is a pay by check or cash event only...

Please bring cash or check to Becky, admin assistant, at Barton with your name, email address, and phone number and we will hold your spot!*


2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 FUNdraisers:
2013: Pre-Holiday Wine Tasting (December), Cooking Class and Sit-Down Dinner (June), Beer for Barton II (June), Spirit Garden Harvest Dinner (October), Sushi and Sake 101 (May), Private Dinner at Mission American Kitchen (April), Primavera Wine Dinner-Cafe Ena (May), Spanish Tapas Dinner (May), Kentucky Derby (May), Sixties Sing-Along (April), Family Hike and Spring Picnic (May), Rock the Bulldog! (March), 2014: Wine Tasting and Cheese Pairings (October), Beer for Barton III-Oktoberfest (October), Spirit Garden Tour and Dinner (September), Family Shabbat Dinner (September), Dinner and a Movie-Big Night (August), Lake Minnetonka Sunset Cruise (June), Backyard Paella Party (June), Family Hike and Picnic (May), Spirit Garden and Happy Hour (May), Primavera Wine Dinner at Cafe Ena (May), Barton Goes Bangkok (May), Kentucky Derby (May), Sicilian Dinner (April), Barton Community Breakfast (April), 2015: French Raclette Dinner (March), Wine, Chocolate, Yoga (March), Align and Wine (April), Movie Night at the Walsteads (May), Mumbai in May, Sing-a-long Jam Session: Rise UP Barton (May), Spirit Garden Happy Hour (May)Basement Kegger (June), Lake Minntetonka Sunset Cruise (June), Progressive Petite Plate Pedal Party (August), The Barton Lebowski (September), Wine Tasting and Henna (September), Oktoberfest, Saturday Night Soiree (October), Making Spirits Bright (December), 2016: Orange Theory Fitness Class (April), Somali Culture Dinner (April), Totally 80's Prom (April), Kentucky Derby Party (May), FUNRUNdraiser (May), Basement Kegger (May), Kindergarten Family Dance (May), Container Planting Class (May), Summer Kick Off Backyard BBQ (June), Jewish New Year (September), Beer (and Pong) for Barton (September), 2nd Annual Oktoberfest (October), Garden Harvest Cooking Class (October), 2017: Rock Paper Sushi (March), K-1-2 Family Dance (April), Chill Out, Get Going! (April), Mat Pilates and Smoothies (April), Group Norae Karaoke Shanty Night (April), Somali Culture Night (April), Fermentation Class (April), Tuscan Wine Tasting and Dinner (April), Wine, Cheese, Shop! (April), Kentucky Derby Party (May), Pilates-a-thon (May), Family Outdoor Movie Night (May), FUNRUNdraiser (May), 2nd Annual Summer Kick Off Barbeque (May), Pachanga de Paella y Sangria (June), Peaceful Family Hike and Picnic (June), Bartonpalooza (September), Mexican Independence Day: Margaritas and Carnitas (September), Come Shabbat With Us! (September), 3rd Annual Oktoberfest (October), Craft Cocktail Class (November), Scandinavian Night of Light (December)