Lee Carlson Center provides exceptional and affordable mental health services for families, children, youth, and adults in our community.


Lee Carlson Center Chili Cook-Off

Please Join Us for Our Third Annual Chili Cook-Off + Beer Tasting

At the Springbrook Nature Center

Thursday, March 22nd 5-8 pm

  • Taste a wide array of chilis and vote for your favorite
  • Sample artisan beers from local breweries
  • Enter to win Fun "spring warm up" prizes
  • Enjoy live music
  • Sample chili + beer: $45 per ticket
  • Sample chili only: $25 per ticket
  • 10 pack of chili + beer tickets: $350

Help us meet our goal to raise $50,000 to support Bridgeview’s Meals for Members Program.

Because of the stigma, those living with serious and persistent mental illness tend to isolate themselves from others. Bridgeview offers a warm and welcoming environment that promotes social interaction and support.

One of the big draws for attendance at Bridgeview is the promise of a free lunch. The Meals for Members Program provides healthy and balanced lunches Monday-Friday at Bridgeview. Eating a noon meal provides an opportunity for members to connect with each other, and also plays an important role in their physical and emotional well-being.


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Chili Teams:

Chili team entry form online

Chili team entry form PDF

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Please contact Patty Halvorson at 763.230.7836 or phalvorson@leecarlsoncenter.org if you have questions or want to pledge your support verbally.