Lakes Center Events

2024 Event Sponsorships Are Now Available!

April 25, 2024

Scandia Creamery

Tickets are on sale!
$30 regular
$40 starting April 22

Visit the Taste website


Join us for a fun-filled evening connecting the community and supporting Lakes Center! Sample delicious food from local restaurants and have fun playing fundraiser games.

We are accepting applications for vendors! If you own a local restaurant or catering company and would like to be a part of Taste, let us know!
Download a Packet     |     Sign Up Online

June 2, 2024

Running Aces Casino, Hotel & Racetrack

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Featured Race Night

Join us for Lakes Center’s featured Race Night, hosted by Running Aces! Here is how you can join the fun!

Sponsor a Race $500
The naming of the race will be in all of Running Ace’s race programs and will go out to over 220 locations across the country. Plus you’ll get a group photo in the winner’s circle with the winning horse of that race.

Race Packets $20 ($10 kids packet are also available)
You’ll get a $5 food voucher, $2 race wager, $10 gaming offer, live racing program, Trout Pond pole rental, & a ceck of cards.

Visit our Race Night event website for more details!

September 5, 2024

Running Aces Casino, Hotel & Racetrack

Harvest Soirée on Give to the Max Day

Join us each fall as we gather to celebrate the accomplishments of what Lakes Center was able to provide to local youth and families thanks to our generous supporters!

Charitable Gaming Partners

Proceeds from our charitable partners support our agency and help us reach the community through our Counseling, Intervention, and Enrichment programs. Lakes Center for Youth & Families is a lawful gaming organization, license #34511.

Running Aces Casino, Hotel & Racetrack

Enjoy a night out at Running Aces and be sure to play pull tabs and e-games/linked bingo! The fun is happening around the bar at the Trout Air Tavern!


Chisago Lakes Grill

Enjoy some dinner & play pull tabs and e-games/linked bingo!

We also host live Bingo! The Bingo season is typically November – March on Saturdays.

Empire Insurance Group, Inc hosts a free community shredding event in support of LC4YF in April each year.

Download a 2023 flyer!

Wyoming United Methodist Church hosts a Turkey Dinner each year in October. Freewill offering supports LC4YF.

Download a 2023 Flyer!

Join us each year in November for this state-wide fundraising day.

Click Here to Donate!

Each year on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the Forest Lake Masons host a “Photos with Santa” in support of LC4YF.

Download a 2022 Flyer!

Contact LC4YF!

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110 - Sara Stromberg
112 - Linda Pasicznyk
114 - Jamie Prettner
116 - Emily Tatum


200 4th St SW
PO Box 970
Forest Lake, MN 55025


LC4YF staff are mostly working remotely.

We are open by appointment only.