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 for vendor list, special events and subscribe to receive market updates.

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 or contact the group at [email protected] or 651-642-5404 for more information.

Maple Grove Park Board

SEPT. 20 — The Maple Grove Parks and Recreation Board will meet Thursday, Sept. 20. 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

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 [email protected]

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

‘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:

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, 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 [email protected]

Classical Music Concert Indian artist

SEPT. 22 — Twin Cities will host a classical Indian music concert by renowned music artist and Catholic priest from India, Dr. Fr. Paul Poovathingal CMI, popularly known as “the singing priest.” It will be at the Hindu Temple of Minnesota (Nath Auditorium), 10530 Troy Lane N. in Maple Grove Saturday, Sept. 22, from 6.30 to 8.30 p.m. Dr. Fr. Poovathingal is a disciple of Dr. K. J. Yesudas and is the first Catholic Priest to earn a Ph.D. in Carnatic music in India. Tickets are priced at $10 for individuals and there are discounts available for families. For tickets and more information contact Suresh Nair at 952 210 7471, Indusekhar Nair at 612 702 3787, Paul Kuttikadan at 612 384 7075, PG Narayanan at 952 393 3100 or Vijay Ramanathan at 952 465 1268.

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

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. 24, at 7 p.m. has been canceled due to no agenda items.

Osseo candidate forum

SEPT. 27 — The North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce and League of Women Voters will host a Candidate Forum Thursday, Sept. 27, 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.

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 [email protected]

Steak Fry

SEPT. 28 — The Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion Auxiliary and Legion Riders will be having a Steak Fry Friday, Sept. 28, at the Osseo-American Legion, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. The usual ‘steak fry’ menu includes steak, walleye, and/or shrimp served with a baked potato and coleslaw or salad. The meals will be served between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome, so bring the family, neighbors and friends.

‘Murder on Main Street’ series

SEPT. 29 — The Maple Grove Library, 8001 Main Street N., will host a mystery writer’s series. The next program is “Murder on Main Street Author Talk: Julie Kramer” Saturday, Sept. 29, at 1 p.m. Join in for an afternoon with award-winning author and former WCCO-TV investigative journalist. Kramer will talk about her hot new mystery, “Shunning Sarah,” set in the Amish area of rural Minnesota. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Maple Grove Library. The program is free and open to adults.

Legion Auxiliary Fall Fashion Show

SEPT. 30 — The Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion Auxiliary will be hosting a fall fashion show Sunday, Sept. 30. The social starts at 12:30 p.m. followed by dinner and the style show. Doors open at 11:45 a.m.  Christopher & Banks will be providing our models with fall fashions. Tickets for the ‘Step into Fall Fashions’ show are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Sign up and pay at the Osseo–Maple Grove American Legion, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. For more reservation information, contact Erma at 763-424-8812. Make reservations by Tuesday, Sept. 25. If anyone would like to be a model, contact Lola at 763-424-5023.

Osseo EDA

OCT. 1 — The Osseo Economic Development Authority will meet Monday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624.

Maple Grove City Council

OCt. 1 — The Maple Grove City Council will have a meeting Monday, Oct. 1, 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

Osseo School Board

OCT. 2 — The Osseo School Board will have a negotiation strategies meeting Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. in the conference room of the Education Service Center, 11200 93rd Ave. in Maple Grove. This meeting is closed to the public. A regular meeting will follow at 8 p.m. in the board room of the ESC. This meeting is open to the public.

Osseo candidate forum

OCT. 2 — The North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce and League of Women Voters will host a Candidate Forum Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Osseo City Hall, 415 Central Ave. City Council candidates will talk from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Mayoral candidates will speak from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Maple Grove candidate forum

OCT. 4 — The North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce and League of Women Voters will host a Candidate Forum Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Maple Grove Government Center, 12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway. City Council candidates will speak from 6:30 to 8 p.m. State Senate 34, State Representative 34A and State Representative 34B candidates will talk from 8:15 to 9:45 p.m.