Maple Grove- Osseo calendar

MG Farmers Market

NOW TO OCT. 18 — The Maple Grove Farmers Market takes place every Thursday now through Oct. 18, from 3 to 7 p.m. (through September) and from 3 to 6 p.m. in October. The farmers market is at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road in Maple Grove. All items locally grown and produced by the 50+ vendors — fresh produce, flowers, artisan breads, baked goods, eggs, cheese, meats, canned goods, jams, honey, syrup, sweets and more. In addition, treats such as ice cream, kettle corn, and a wide variety of baked goods are available. Looking for a little something more substantial? Ready to eat foods such as BBQ pork, hot dogs, burgers as well as wood-fired pizza are offered to make a meal. Weekly live music, free recipes and family storytime and a fun filled season of chef demos, master gardeners and frequent shopper program — something for all ages. Visit MapleGroveFarmersMarket.com for vendor list, special events and subscribe to receive market updates.

Arbor committee

SEPT. 13 — The Maple Grove Arbor Committee will meet Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. For agenda and meeting minutes information call 763-494-6000, or visit the city of Maple Grove’s website at ci.maple-grove.mn.us.

Maple Grove Park Board

SEPT. 13 — The Maple Grove Parks and Recreation Board will meet Thursday, Sept. 13. The regular meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Rd. For agenda and meeting minutes information call 763-494-6000, or visit the city of Maple Grove’s website at www.ci.maple-grove.mn.us.

Movies by Moonlight

SEPT. 14 — The Movies by Moonlight at the Maple Grove Town Green Band Shell, 7991 Main St., will present the movie “Adventures of Tin Tin” Friday, Sept. 14, at sunset. Note that all events are subject to change. Visit ci.maple-grove.mn.us, on Facebook or call 763-494-5969 for more information.

Autumn Arts Festival

SEPT. 14 TO 16 — The Maple Grove Autumn Arts Festival will take place Friday, Sept. 14 to Sunday, Sept. 16. This event is sponsored by the Maple Grove Arts Council and is hosted by the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. The event will feature art demonstrations, entertainment, food booths, hands-on educational activities, food and film contests and more. Sept. 14 hours are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sept. 16 hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event is free. For more information email maplegrovearts@aol.com, call 763-494-5984 or visit maplegroveartscouncil.org.

Hearts for Heritage run/walk

SEPT. 15 — The third annual “Hearts for Heritage 6K Run/Walk” will take place Saturday, Sept. 15, around Rice Lake in Maple Grove. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. with the race starting at 9 a.m. at the softball field next to Maple Grove Evangelical Free Church. This race kicks off the fall festival being held later in the day at Heritage Christian Academy. This event is open to the public. The cost to attend is $20 per person, with a  $60 maximum per family. Those interested can mail in registration form or race day registration. For more information and race registration forms, go to heritageweb.org/upcomingevents or raceberryjam.com.

‘Lost for Good’ open house

SEPT. 15 — Weight Watchers will be hosting a Lose For Good open house event Saturday, Sept. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their location at 13610 Grove Drive in Maple Grove. Join for this one-day-only offer, prizes, refreshments, recipes and more. The open house will host a Lose For Good food drive to benefit CROSS. So remember to bring a non-perishable item to donate. If anyone has ever wanted to find out more about Weight Watchers there has never been a better time to come in. For all participating locations visit WeightWatchers.com/LoseForGood.

MGSH Class of 2002

SEPT. 15 — The MGSH Class of 2002 will host its 10-year reunion Saturday, Sept. 15, during a daytime Twins games with an evening reception at the Marriott Downtown Minneapolis. For more information visit payitsquare.com/collect-page/5778 or send an email to MGSHclass02reunion@gmail.com.

Taste of Maple Grove

SEPT. 15 — The 10th Annual Taste of Maple Grove, hosted by the 2012 Maple Grove Dance Team, will be Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12851 Weaver Lake Road. Events begin at 5:30 p.m. with a wine seminar. Other events include a tasting, silent auction/raffle, music and cash bar. For ticket information visit tasteofmaplegrove.com or email info@tasteofmaplegrove.com.

Osseo planners

SEPT. 17 — The Osseo Planning Commission will meet Monday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624.

Maple Grove City Council

SEPT. 17 — The Maple Grove City Council will have a meeting Monday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. the Maple Grove Government Center, 12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway. For agenda and meeting information call 763-494-6040 or visit the city’s website at ci.maple-grove.mn.us.

Housing for All bus tour

SEPT. 18 — Maple Grove’s Housing for All group will host its 2012 Bus Tour: “What’s in Your Backpack” Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 5:45 to 8:15 p.m. at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 7401 County Road 101 in Maple Grove. A box lunch will be provided. Housing for All, a coalition of area churches, business leaders and interested citizens, promotes affordable housing in the northwest metropolitan suburbs. Those interested in attending the Housing for All Bus Tour event should RSVP to Jason Wittak at jwittak@stjosephparish.com or at 763-544-3552 ext. 118. More information is available at housingforallnow.net.

Osseo School Board

SEPT. 18 — The Osseo School Board will have a work session Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m. in the forum room of the Education Service Center, 11200 93rd Ave. in Maple Grove. A regular meeting will follow at 8 p.m. in the board room of the ESC. These meetings are open to the public.

Home buying tips seminar

SEPT. 19 — There will be a free seminar, “Wise Home Buying,” Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 6 to 7 p.m. at TopLine Federal Credit Union, 9353 Jefferson Hwy. in Maple Grove. TopLine is hosting this seminar, which will give potential homebuyers the tools needed to succeed. Space for the seminar is limited. To register, call 763-391-9494 or email rsvp@toplinecu.com.

MG Historic Society

SEPT. 20 — The Maple Grove Historic Preservation Society meets the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Mayor Council Chambers at the Maple Grove Government Center, 12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway. Come and help us discover Maple Grove’s past. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 763-494-5983.

MG Women of Today

SePT. 20 — The Maple Grove Chapter of Women of Today hosts its monthly meeting on the third Monday of each month. The group invites everyone to join them at the Maple Grove Community Center at 7 p.m. Guests from Maple Grove and surrounding communities are welcome. The mission of Women of Today is to help women improve their own lives and the lives of the people in their communities. View the website at www.maplegrovewt.org or contact the group at mgwomentoftoday@gmail.com or 651-642-5404 for more information.

MG Arts Council

SEPT. 20 — The Maple Grove Arts Council, a local nonprofit and sponsor of such events as the annual KidStock, the Maple Grove Jazz Ensemble and the Autumn Art Fair at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, has a meeting of its Board of Director the evening of the third Tuesday of each month. Visitors are welcome. Anyone interested in more information or being a volunteer, member or potential board member should contact the MGAC at 763-494-5984 or email MapleGroveArts@aol.com.

Black & White Art Show

SEPT. 21 — The Black & White Show at the Maple Grove Arts Center will host an artists reception event Friday, Sept. 21, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at its location, 7916 Main St. N. in Maple Grove. The Maple Grove Arts Center is presenting three prizes to the top showing art. More information is available by calling 763-240-1016 or by visiting maplegroveartscenter.org.

‘Diary of Anne Frank’

SEPT. 21 TO OCT. 21 — This fall, Yellow Tree Theater, 320 Fifth Ave. S.E. in Osseo, opens their fifth season with “The Diary of Anne Frank” by the late playwright Wendy Kesselman. Performances are Sept. 21 through Oct. 21, with show times at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $17 on Wednesdays and Thursdays, $23 on Fridays and Saturdays and $20 on Sundays. Students, seniors 60 & up, Fringe button holders and groups of 10 or more receive $3 off these prices. Box office: 763-493-8733. More information at: yellowtreetheatre.com.

Movies by Moonlight

SEPT. 21 — The Movies by Moonlight at the Maple Grove Town Green Band Shell, 7991 Main St., will present the movie “Grease” Friday, Sept. 21, at sunset. Note that all events are subject to change. Visit ci.maple-grove.mn.us, on Facebook or call 763-494-5969 for more information.

Public Works open house

SEPT. 22 — The public is invited to attend an open house event Saturday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon at the improved Maple Grove Public Works Facility, 9030 Forestview Lane N. Events include tours of the building and equipment.

Free shred-it event

SEPT. 22 — There will be a free shred-it event Saturday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Maple Grove Edina Realty office, 13603 80th Circle N. This is a way to safely dispose of personal documents. There is a two-box or two-bag maximum per person.

OSH Class of 1972

SEPT. 22 — The OSH Class of 1972 will host its 40th reunion Saturday, Sept. 22, from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. The cost is $30 per person, which includes a taco bar buffet. Beverages (pop, been, wine) are included from 6 to 8 p.m. Reservations are due by Sept. 1. Contact osseoparkcenter1972@gmail.com.

Candidate forum

SEPT. 22 — The North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce and League of Women Voters will host a Candidate Forum Saturday, Sept. 22, at Osseo City Hall, 415 Central Ave. State Senate 34 and State Representative 34B candidates will speak from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

OSH Class of 1952

SEPT. 23 — Osseo High School Class of 1952 60th reunion will be Sunday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dehn’s Country Manor, 11281 Fernbrook Lane N., one mile north of Highway 81 in Dayton. Brunch orders range from $8.50 to $11.50, plus tip, and pancakes and waffles are $5.50 to $7.50. Beer, wine and mimosas are available. Call 612-718-2755 (Jerry McCann) if interested in playing golf. Info: 952-933-7635 (Jim Hammill)

Osseo City Council

SEPT. 24 — The Osseo City Council will meet Monday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 425-2624 or visit discoverosseo.com.

Farm Bureau meeting

SEPT. 24 — Hennepin County Farm Bureau President, Marvin Johnson, announces the Annual Meeting will be Monday, Sept. 24, at the Corcoran City Center, County Road 116 between County Roads 30 and 10. A buffet dinner will be served from 7:15 to 8 p.m. Each paid Farm Bureau membership will receive one free dinner. Non-members are welcome. Many door prizes will be given. Reservations should be made by calling the Farm Bureau office at 763-478-3988 or the president at 763-479-2274.

Maple Grove planners

SEPT. 24 — The Maple Grove Planning Commission meeting of Monday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. has been canceled due to no agenda items.

Retirement planning seminar

SEPT. 27 — There will be a free Retirement Planning Seminar Thursday, Sept. 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at TopLine’s Maple Grove Learning Center, 9353 Jefferson Hwy. Learn how to make the most of your savings and investments during retirement with Minnesota-based retirement planning experts at TopLine. Important issues are covered, such as retirement plans, distributions, split annuity strategies and other income producing vehicles. To reserve a spot, call 763-391-9494 or email RSVP@TopLinecu.com.

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