MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s starting to feel a lot like fall, so get outside and make the most of it with the help of the events below!

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Gamers around the world are putting their best finger forward to help raise money for sick children. The fundraiser known as “Extra Life” is a 24-hour gaming marathon to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Minnesota deer hunters are heading out into the woods in search of that prize buck. The firearms deer hunt begins Saturday. But some outdoorsmen have found a way to extend the season beyond the tradition three weeks by bow hunting. Mike and Natalie went to Average Joe’s Archery in Coon Rapids, where they found out that more people are finding this sport.

A popular Twin Cities cultural destination is celebrating 100 years this weekend. On Nov. 7 1915, the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory opened its doors for the first time. To mark the centennial, the conservatory is hosting all sorts of special events Saturday. There will be games, music and even a time capsule. And of course, visitors can check out the new fall flower show. All the fun happens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It’s free but a donation is suggested.

Want to take one more ride on the wild side? The rock band Mötley Crüe will be rocking Target Center on their farewell tour on Dec. 8. Tickets go on sale Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Click here for more info.

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Saturday is the ninth annual Global Chili Cook-Off at Midtown Global Market. Guests can sample 12 different recipes prepared by vendors around the market, before voting for their favorite. All proceeds from this event will go to “Doing Good Together,” a nonprofit who encourages families to participate in community service activities together. The Chili Cook-Off is Saturday from noon until 2 p.m. Midtown Global Market is on East Lake Street in Minneapolis. All they ask is for a $5 donation to get in.

Most of us have a favorite coffee shop — a refuge to get some work done, have a great conversation or people watch all while sipping a caffeinated beverage. We went looking for the Best in Minnesota, and your votes sent Natalie Nyhus to LuLu Bean’s Coffee Shop in Willmar!

Next weekend is the fifth annual Charlie Awards, showcasing the local independent food and beverage community. It takes place next Sunday, Nov. 15 at the Pantages Theatre. They start at 3:30 p.m. Tickets for the show and afterparty are $35. To attend the VIP Chef’s Dinner as well, it is $125.

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And for the fifth year in a row, Minnesota hockey will participate in USA Hockey’s Try Hockey For Free Day. Fifty-four rinks around the state are taking part. Last year, more than 1,600 people participated. The event is designed to welcome boys and girls ages 4 to 9 to come and try youth hockey free of charge. Equipment will be provided and no experience is necessary.