Maple Grove- Osseo area calendar

MG Farmers Market

NOW TO OCT. 18 — The Maple Grove Farmers Market takes place every Thursday through Oct. 18, from 3 to 6 p.m. The farmers market is at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road in Maple Grove. The market has 50+ vendors offering fresh produce, meats, breads/baked good, cheese, canned items, honey, syrups, sauces, pickled products and much more as well as ready to eat foods for shoppers to enjoy a quick bite. Visit MapleGroveFarmersMarket.com for vendor list, special events and subscribe to receive market updates.

‘Diary of Anne Frank’

NOW 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.

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 RSVP@TopLinecu.com.

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.

Community Wellness Day

SEPT. 29 — There will be a Maple Grove Community Wellness Day Saturday, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. People will be able to meet local health, safety, financial and environmental professionals. The event will offer a variety of resources in which residents can help ensure overall wellness for themselves, their family and the community. There is no cost to attend.

‘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 ci.maple-grove.mn.us.

Republican Seniors

OCT. 2 — The Republican Seniors of Minnesota will welcome Douglas B. Loon, vice president of regional affairs and advocacy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at their Tuesday, Oct. 2, meeting. Loon will speak on the chamber’s current policies and current economic conditions. The gathering begins at 10 a.m., at Poor Richard’s Commonhouse, 8301 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington. It will start with a “business meeting,” followed by the speaker. Lunch will be served at noon, with menu items ranging in price from $6-11. Those not eating will be charged the $3 minimum to attend. Info: 952-828-1943, or repseniorsmn@gmail.com.

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.

Kids Fire Safety Day

OCT. 6 — Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. is Maple Grove Home Depot Kids Fire Safety Day. There will be a kids workshop from 9 a.m. to noon. The Maple Grove Police and Fire departments will bring a squad car and fire truck for kids to see up close. Maple Grove Hospital and North Ambulance will also be in attendance. The family will learn how to prepare for emergencies and prevent injuries at home. The event is free. Call Cynthia with questions at 763-494-0117.

Osseo’s Oktoberfest

OCT. 6 — The Third Annual Oktoberfest in Osseo will take place Saturday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Games, activities, food and beverages will be available. There will also be a brat-eating contest. Local band Two Hicks and a Chick will perform from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Elk River German Band will play from 2 to 6 p.m.

Book signing event

OCT. 6 — Maple Grove resident Anastacia Hawkins will be signing copies of her book “Larkspur,” Saturday, Oct. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cherry Berry Yogurt Bar, 8084 Old Carriage Court in Shakopee.

Block family benefit

OCT. 7 — A Block family benefit is Sunday, Oct. 7, with a best ball scramble shotgun start golf tournament and spaghetti dinner/silent auction and raffle. The golf event is 7:30 a.m. to noon at Daytona Golf Course in Dayton. The dinner is at Lookout Bar & Grill in Maple Grove from noon to 4 p.m. To sign up for the golf event, see daytonagolfcourse.com and look for the link, or contact John Peterson at jpeterson@isellsolutions.com. Buy dinner tickets in advance or at the door. All donations will help pay for medical bills and other expenses the Block family has and will incur. Dan Block was recently diagnosed with State 4 cancer. He has undergone many tests, surgery and chemotherapy. For information on how to help purchase raffle or dinner tickets or to provide donations, contact Lisa Zuk at 612-298-3957.

Sunday brunch

OCT. 7 — Come and join the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion Riders for Sunday brunch Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. to noon. The brunch will be at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. The cost is $8 per person, which goes to support different veterans functions and organizations that need the Riders help.

Osseo School Board

OCT. 8 — The Osseo School Board will have a property committee meeting Monday, Oct. 8, at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Education Service Center, 11200 93rd Ave. in Maple Grove. This meeting is open to the public.

Osseo City Council

OCT. 8 — The Osseo City Council will meet Monday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 425-2624 or visit discoverosseo.com.

Maple Grove planners

OCT. 8 — The Maple Grove Planning Commission meeting of Monday, Oct. 8, will be canceled due to no items on the agenda.

Couples and cash seminar

OCT. 9 — There will be a free “Couples and Cash: Strengthening Your Relationship and Money Teamwork” seminar Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at TopLine’s Maple Grove Learning Center, 9353 Jefferson Hwy. Create a unified spending plan. Learn how to: understand one another’s money personality, create a financial mission statement and long-term financial goals and learn to communicate when it comes to managing finances. To reserve a spot, call 763-391-9494 or email RSVP@TopLinecu.com.

Meet the Candidates event

OCT. 10 — Join the North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce to meet local candidates for State Senate and House and Hennepin County Commissioners Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 7 to 9 a.m. at Rasmussen College, 8301 93rd Lane N. in Brooklyn Park. “Meet and Greet” the candidates running for office in Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove and Osseo. RSVP a must to bonny@nhachamber.com or call 763-424-6744. Cost to attend is $10, which includes breakfast.

Advisory committee

OCT. 10 — The Maple Grove Citizens’ Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Government Center, 12800 Arbor Lakes Pkwy. For agenda information call 763-494-6000.

Kids Count coffee

OCT. 11 — Learn the key trends in children’s health, education and economic stability at a KIDS COUNT Coffee event Thursday, Oct. 11, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Willow Lane Early Childhood Center, School Cafeteria, 7020 Perry Avenue N. in Brooklyn Center. Join Children’s Defense Fund Minnesota as they share NW Hennepin regional information from their 2012 Minnesota KIDS COUNT Data Book, “Every Kid Counts: A Look at Children Across Minnesota,” the most comprehensive book about children’s well-being in Minnesota. All attendees will receive a free copy of the data book. Free event hosted by Northwest Hennepin Early Childhood Network, a program of the Northwest Hennepin Human Services Council. Coffee and refreshments provided.

Arbor committee

OCT. 11 — The Maple Grove Arbor Committee will meet Thursday, Oct. 11, 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.

HC vehicle auction

OCT. 13 — Hennepin County Purchasing and Contract Services and partnering municipalities are hosting a vehicle auction Saturday, Oct. 13, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Manheim Minneapolis location at 8001 Jefferson Highway in Maple Grove. Registration for bidders is from 8 to 10 a.m. Specifics about the auction are available at www.manheim.com.

Autumn Woods Classic

OCT. 13 — The Annual Autumn Wood Classic takes place Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove. The Classic features a 10K run, 5K run/walk and 1K kids’ run. Team 5K and 10K categories are also available. Family activities include musical entertainment, climbing wall, kids’ obstacle course, crafts and displays. Cost for the 10K and 5K races is $29 for day-of registration and just $23 for pre-registration. Cost for the 1K kids’ run is $9 day-of and just $5 for pre-registration. The pre-registration deadline is Oct. 8. For more information visit www.ThreeRiversParks.org or call 763-559-6700. Volunteers also are needed, call 763-559-6706.

MG Critical Thinkers

OCT. 13 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “Dying with Dignity: Assisted Suicide: your last civil right” with Marie Alena Castle, The Final Exit Network Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Champps Americana, 13521 80th Circle N. in Maple Grove. Cost to attend is $5 for coffee/tea and toast or $16.50 for a big omelet. To register or for more information contact Laurie Karnes at landforsale@visi.com or 763-420-4757.

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