Champlin-Dayton Calendar

‘So Kiss Me Already, Herschel Gertz!”

OCT. 12 & 13 — Northern Intercultural Spiritual Experiences, of Champlin, along with a grant from Metropolitan Regional Arts Council presents, “So Kiss Me Already, Herschel Gertz!” a new solo show by Minneapolis actor/writer Amy Salloway. The show is based loosely on her own adolescent experience of being forcibly shipped off by her parents to a very observant Jewish summer camp. Recommended for audiences ages 13 and older. Showtime both evenings is 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general seating and $25 for reserved. Appearing at Champlin United Methodist Church, 921 Downs Road. Info: Sally at 763-421-5166 or mnnise@gmail.com.

‘Dracula’

OCT. 12 – 28 — Dracula opens Oct.12 and runs through Oct. 28 at Lyric Arts Main Street Stage, 420 East Main Street, Anoka. Tickets for the production and reservations can be made by calling the box office at 763-422-1838 or by visiting the Lyric Arts website at www.lyricarts.org.

Word of Peace festival

OCT. 12 — The Word of Peace Church Fall is Friday, Oct. 12, from noon to 8 p.m.  Featuring games, prizes and food. NEW this year: Peace Pumpkin Patch and special hours (noon to 4 p.m.) for kids 5 and under.

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.

Ghosts of Anoka

OCT. 13 — Begins at 7 p.m. at the History Center in Anoka. The Ghosts of Anoka tour is a walking tour that includes skillful weaving together of history, conjecture and fact sprinkled with a flair for the dramatic. The tour route encompasses 15 blocks around Anoka city streets and lasts about 90 minutes. Tickets are available in advance at the History Center or by calling 763-421-0600. Tours are limited to 24 people. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for Anoka County Historical Society members and $5 for children.

Observatory public viewing

OCT. 15 — Public viewing from the Jackson Middle School Observatory will be available from 7 to 8 p.m. View stars, planets, constellations, and more.  As weather is always an issue please check the website before arriving. If it is cloudy or raining, viewings may be canceled. Dress for the weather.  The temperature of the dome is like that of the outdoors. Website: http://www.anoka.k12.mn.us/education/dept/dept.php?sectionid=27407

No School

OCT. 15-19 — There will be no school in the Anoka-Hennepin School District during this time due to The Education MN Professional Conference.

Photo ID forum

OCT. 16 — Area citizens are invited to attend an informational forum regarding the proposed Photo ID amendment for the November 2012 election.

Sponsored by the Champlin Women of Today, this event is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Champlin Community Center. Geri Nelson from the League of Women Voters ABC will present a video followed by a question and answer session.

Men’s Health 2012 Event

OCT. 16 — North Memorial will host the free Men’s Health 2012 event Tuesday, Oct. 16, starting at 5 p.m. at the Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Drive in Brooklyn Center. The event feature free health screenings, food, program with care experts discussing topics pertaining to men and more. The main program begins at 6:30 p.m.  Pre-registration is required by calling 763-581-2410 or online at northmemorial.com/menshealth.

Champlin farmers market

OCT. 17 — The Champlin farmers market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Ice Forum parking lot at 120th Avenue and Hwy. 169 by Lifetime Fitness. Fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and other in-season products are available for purchase. This will be the final day of the farmers market for the 2012 season.

Monster Mash Dash 5K

OCT. 20 — A Monster Mash Dash 5K is planned for Saturday, Oct. 20. Proceeds from the Monster Mash Dash 5K will benefit Rogers High School’s Dance Team. The event is sponsored by the City of Otsego, Anytime Fitness/InFit and the Bank of Elk River. The entry fee is $24 through the day of the race. The starting location is Otsego Prairie Center (Old City Hall), 8899 Nashua Ave. NE, Otsego. Registration is at 7 a.m. with an 8 a.m. race start.

The course is a 5K (3.1 miles) on city streets and paths surrounding Prairie Center. There will be refreshments and attendance prizes; awards will be given to the overall men and women finishers. Runners and walkers welcome.

Additional events that day include a pumpkin patch and Pumpkin Patch 1K for kids.

To register visit the Otsego Parks and Recreation website at: http://otsego.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/ProgramsRegistration/tabid/1972/Default.aspx

Ghosts of Anoka

OCT. 20 — Begins at 7 p.m. at the History Center in Anoka. The Ghosts of Anoka tour is a walking tour that includes skillful weaving together of history, conjecture and fact sprinkled with a flair for the dramatic. The tour route encompasses 15 blocks around Anoka city streets and lasts about 90 minutes. Tickets are available in advance at the History Center or by calling 763-421-0600. Tours are limited to 24 people. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for Anoka County Historical Society members and $5 for children.

Champlin council meeting

OCT. 22 — The Champlin City Council will hold its regular business meeting at Champlin City Hall, 11955 Commerce Drive.

Anoka-Hennepin School Board meeting

OCT. 22 — The Anoka-Hennepin School Board will hold a regular school board meeting at 6:30 p.m. to be held at the Sandburg Education Center, 1902 2nd Avenue North, Anoka.

Observatory public viewing

OCT. 23 — Public viewing from the Jackson Middle School Observatory will be available from 7 to 8 p.m. View stars, planets, constellations, and more.  As weather is always an issue please check the website before arriving. If it is cloudy or raining, viewings may be canceled. Dress for the weather.  The temperature of the dome is like that of the outdoors. Website: http://www.anoka.k12.mn.us/education/dept/dept.php?sectionid=27407

Dayton council meeting

OCT. 23 — There will be a Dayton City Council meeting at 7 p.m. at Dayton City Hall, located at 12260 South Diamond Lake Road.

CBPA PTO

OCT. 23 — The Champlin Brooklyn Park Academy PTO will meet Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the school, located at 6100 109th Avenue North, Champlin.

Ghosts of Anoka

OCT. 23-31 — Begins at 7 p.m. at the History Center in Anoka. The Ghosts of Anoka tour is a walking tour that includes skillful weaving together of history, conjecture and fact sprinkled with a flair for the dramatic. The tour route encompasses 15 blocks around Anoka city streets and lasts about 90 minutes. Tickets are available in advance at the History Center or by calling 763-421-0600. Tours are limited to 24 people. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for Anoka County Historical Society members and $5 for children.

Kiddie Halloween Parade

OCT. 27 — The annual Osseo Kiddie Halloween Parade will be Saturday, Oct. 27, at noon. Kids in costumes can walk along Central Avenue and get treats.

JMS parent advisory meeting

NOV. 5 — A parent advisory meeting will be held at Jackson Middle School in the media center at 6:30 p.m. Info will include internet safety, cyberbullying and social media. Families will learn about the websites and tools students are currently using as well as tips and strategies for keeping children safe in today’s digital world. Students are welcome to attend.

Champlin council meeting

NOV. 5 — The Champlin City Council will hold its regular business meeting at Champlin City Hall, 11955 Commerce Drive.

General Election

NOV. 6 — The General Election is Nov. 6. Absentee voting begins Sept. 21. Check with your city hall for specific polling locations and for more information on how to absentee vote. Pre-registration for the General Election closes Oct. 16. You may register in person at the polls on Election Day.

Anoka-Hennepin School Board work session

NOV. 12 — The Anoka-Hennepin School Board will hold a work session in the Erling Johnson Room A at the Staff Development Center, 2727 Ferry Street, Anoka.

Champlin council meeting

NOV. 19 — The Champlin City Council will hold its regular business meeting at Champlin City Hall, 11955 Commerce Drive.

Dayton council meeting

NOV. 20 — There will be a Dayton City Council meeting at 7 p.m. at Dayton City Hall, located at 12260 South Diamond Lake Road.

Anoka-Hennepin School Board meeting

NOV. 26 — The Anoka-Hennepin School Board will hold a regular school board meeting at 6:30 p.m. to be held at the Sandburg Education Center, 1902 2nd Avenue North, Anoka.

CBPA PTO

NOV. 27 — The Champlin Brooklyn Park Academy PTO will meet Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the school, located at 6100 109th Avenue North, Champlin.

Osseo Minidazzle

DEC. 7 — The annual Osseo Minidazzle and Tree Lighting event will be Friday, Dec. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. along Central Avenue in front of Osseo City Hall, 415 Central Ave., and in Boerboom Veterans Memorial Park.

Champlin council meeting

DEC. 10 — The Champlin City Council will hold its regular business meeting at Champlin City Hall, 11955 Commerce Drive.

Anoka-Hennepin School Board meeting

DEC. 10 — The Anoka-Hennepin School Board will hold a regular school board meeting at 6:30 p.m. to be held at the Sandburg Education Center, 1902 2nd Avenue North, Anoka.

Dayton council meeting

DEC. 11 — There will be a Dayton City Council meeting at 7 p.m. at Dayton City Hall, located at 12260 South Diamond Lake Road.

Anoka-Hennepin School Board work session

JAn. 14 — The Anoka-Hennepin School Board will hold a work session in the Erling Johnson Room A at the Staff Development Center, 2727 Ferry Street, Anoka.

CBPA PTO

JAN. 15 — The Champlin Brooklyn Park Academy PTO will meet Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the school, located at 6100 109th Avenue North, Champlin.

Anoka-Hennepin School Board meeting

JAN. 28 — The Anoka-Hennepin School Board will hold a regular school board meeting at 6:30 p.m. to be held at the Sandburg Education Center, 1902 2nd Avenue North, Anoka.

Anoka-Hennepin School Board work session

FEB. 11 — The Anoka-Hennepin School Board will hold a work session in the Erling Johnson Room A at the Staff Development Center, 2727 Ferry Street, Anoka.

CBPA PTO

FEB. 26 — The Champlin Brooklyn Park Academy PTO will meet Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the school, located at 6100 109th Avenue North, Champlin.

CBPA PTO

MARCH 19 — The Champlin Brooklyn Park Academy PTO will meet March 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the school, located at 6100 109th Avenue North, Champlin.

CBPA PTO

APRIL 16 — The Champlin Brooklyn Park Academy PTO will meet April 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the school, located at 6100 109th Avenue North, Champlin.

CBPA PTO

MAY 21 — The Champlin Brooklyn Park Academy PTO will meet May 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the school, located at 6100 109th Avenue North, Champlin.

Free cooking demos

ONGOING — There are free cooking demos offered every Thursday at 5:15 p.m. at Ethnic Foods Company, 204 Central Avenue in Osseo. Learn to prepare traditional dishes, discover organic and healthful alternatives for adventurous eating and sample some foods from around the world. Call or stop by to make a reservation for an upcoming class. The first demo is free and every other demo is $10 and participants receive $5 towards in-store shopping. For more information call 952-593-3000, visit ethnicfoodsco.com or send and e-mail to ethnicfoodsco@yahoo.com.

New Parent Connection

MONDAYS & THURSDAYS — New Parent Connection is a free class for parents and their infants, birth up to four months of age, held at Unity Hospital every Monday, 1 to 2:30 p.m., in the auditorium on the lower level and at Mercy Hospital every Thursday, 2 to 3:30 p.m., in the Heart Center, lower level. For more information, call 763-506-1284 or Medformation at 612-262-3333.

Champlin Champs

2ND MONDAYS —The Champlin Champs 4-H Club meets the 2nd Monday of the month at United Methodist Church 921 Downs Road at 6:45 p.m. Champlin Champs 4-H club is for kids ages K-12 and their parents.  New members are welcome.  Call 612-596-2115 for more information.

Parents of children with ADHD/ADD or EBD

1ST TUESDAYS — Meet people who share your questions and learn what has worked or not worked for them. Come for support and information on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m., at the Anoka County Human Service building, 1201 89th Ave. N.E., Blaine. The class is free and childcare is provided free of charge but reserve a space by the preceding Sunday evening. Sponsored by Anoka County Family and community Support Services and provided by Central Center for Family Resources. Call 783-4949 to reserve space or for information.

MOPS Meetings

2ND TUESDAYS — MOPS meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month at Solid Rock Free Lutheran beginning Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 9:15 a.m. Meetings will include food, fellowship, childcare and the opportunity to build relationships with other young mothers. Children will be encouraged and cared for through the Moppet program, which includes a story time, snack and playtime. For further questions call 763-427-6093 and ask for Michelle. Solid Rock is located at 737 Bob Ehlen Drive in Anoka, MN.

Parents of Children with Autism

2ND TUESDAYS — Meet others who share your questions and learn about what has worked or not worked for them the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Anoka County Human Service building, 1201 89th Ave. N.E., Blaine. No meeting in December. Children over 12 years meet the 3rd Tuesday, monthly. Sponsored by Anoka County Family and Community Support Services and provided by Central Center for Family and Community Support services and provided by Central Center for Family Resources. Class is free, with childcare provided free but reserve a space by the preceding Sunday evening. Call 783-4958 to reserve a space or for more information.

Champlin Park Youth Hockey Association

3RD TUESDAYS — CPYHA board meetings are held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the small conference room at the Champlin Ice Forum located at 12165 Ensign Avenue North. The CPYHA provides and promotes youth hockey for the benefit of Champlin, Brooklyn Park and Dayton residents.

Women of Today

3RD TUESDAYS — Women of Today is a voluntary, nonprofit, community service organization.  The group focuses on service to the community, personal growth, and fellowship opportunities.  The Champlin chapter meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Champlin Community Center and invites all interested individuals to attend.  For further information, contact Jill at 612-760-4544.

Free drop-in yoga classes at the Hindu Temple

TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS & SUNDAYS — All are welcome to attend free Yoga classes at the Hindu Temple in Maple Grove. All ages, all abilities, all faiths are welcome. Wear loose clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one. Classes meet for one hour on Tuesday are at 6:45, Thursday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m. Classes are held in the Nath Auditorium, Hindu Temple of Minnesota, 10530 Troy Lane, Maple Grove, MN 55311. Classes are free but a $5 donation is suggested. Call Laurie Karnes at 763-420-6350 or go to landforsale@visi.com.

Grandparents & Relatives Raising Children

1ST THURSDAYS — Grandparents and relatives raising children in the group will discuss legal and financial options, understanding and dealing with emotions about raising children, as well as learning ways to better help the children the first Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. While grandparents and relatives meet, the children are invited to participate in a free supportive playgroup. Registration required. Call Connie Booth at 612-879-5351 or Linda Hammerstein at 612-879-5307. Sponsored by Lutheran Social Services and Anoka County Family Support Service. No fee but donations accepted.

CDAA Board Meetings

SECOND TO LAST SUNDAYS — CDAA Board Meetings are held on the second to last Sunday of each month. The public is welcome to attend. Meetings are held at the Rebels Youth Athletic Building at Jerry Ruppelius Park located at 10951 Elm Creek Parkway. The CDAA provides and promotes athletic and recreational activities for the benefit of the residents of Champlin and Dayton. Info: www.cdaasports.org.

Free Meditation Classes at the Hindu Temple

SUNDAYS — Students of all levels and faiths are welcome to attend free meditation class. Classes meet most Sundays from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the Sant Rajinder Sing Ji Maharah Meditation Room, 10530 Troy Lane, Maple Grove, MN 55311. Classes are free, a $5 donation is suggested. Call Laurie Karnes at 763-420-6350 or go to www.sosmn.org.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

SECOND MONDAYS — An Alzheimer’s Support Group meets every 2nd Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at Saint Therese at Oxbow Lake, 5200 Oak Grove Parkway, Brooklyn Park. Call Diane for details at 763-493-7006.

Open Skating

ONGOING — Open skating is currently offered at the Champlin Ice Forum Wednesdays from 10 to 11:45 a.m.; Saturdays 6:30 to 8 p.m. and Sundays 1:30 to 3 pm. Student cost is 44. Adult cost is $5. Skate rental is $3. Open skating is provided for recreational skating only. It is important that participants observe the rules of open skating in order to make it an enjoyable experience for every skater. The program is not designed for hockey, figure skating practice or formal skating lessons by an instructor. Long blade skaters are welcome during weekday morning sessions. The Ice Forum is located at 12165 Ensign Ave. in Champlin.

Tribute Trees

ONGOING — The Friends of Parks and Trails of St. Paul and Ramsey County work with the city of Champlin to offer Tribute Trees as living gifts that may be planted in city parks. The recipient receives a card at the time of the order, and a map of the tree location after its planting in spring. The cost is $75 per tree, or $200 for three. Call Peggy at 651-698-4543 for more information.

McGruff House

ONGOING — The Dayton Police Department works in cooperation with the McGruff House program, which was designed to assist children who are in danger or have a medical emergency while going to and from school. If interested in being a McGruff House participant, contact officer Dane McAlpine at 427-2017.

Adult Children Anonymous

ONGOING — Adult Children Anonymous is for adult children who seek healing from the hurtful effects of life events growing up in addictive and other dysfunctional families. Meetings are Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the Faculty Room (205), St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 9100 93rd Ave. N. in Brooklyn Park. Please use the Education Center/School entrance. Contact Mary Ann at 561-6796 for more information.

Yoga, meditation classes

ONGOING — There are drop-in yoga classes will are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and Sundays from 7:45 to 9 a.m. The classes are free, but a $5 (all) $1 (students) donation is suggested. There are free meditation classes on Sundays from 9 to 10:15 a.m. All classes held at the Hindu Temple of Minnesota, 10530 Troy Lane N. in Maple Grove. For more information call Laurie Karnes at 763-420-6350 or e-mail Laurie at landforsale@visi.com.

Alateen/Alanon

WEEKLY — Are parents worried about their kids because of chaos and pain caused by a spouse’s/significant other’s drinking? Are parents kids acting out, getting into trouble or withdrawn and depressed? Alateen can help the kids and Alanon can help parents. And it’s free. Both groups meet at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Maple Grove Alano Club, 15486 Territorial Road in Maple Grove (just off County Road 81 not far from the new Target). For more information call 612-716-7751, 763-427-3986 or 763-420-4249.

Champlin Park Baseball Association

MONTHLY — The Champlin Park Baseball Association (CPBA) has monthly meetings at the Champlin American Legion. Call the baseball information line at 763-323-0446 for meeting dates and times. More information available at www.champlinparkbaseball.org

Baby boomer job seekers

MONTHLY — Free workshop for baby boomer job seekers are offered at the Maple Grove Community Center. Networking and the hidden job market, learn strategies to build or revitalize a network and create a plan to sustain it to find a job by Joan Runnheim Olson of Pathways Career Success Strategies. Learn how to land an interview and then land the job using the People Plus + tool with Drs Bruce and Kathy Martin. The Martins will give you a quick and easy assessment and then teach people to use it to get that job. For more information or to register, visit www.YouCanGetHired.com.

 

 

  • http://Enmorphe.org Ron Powell

    The Enmorphe Theater Company
    Presents
    “Progress of a Pilgrim”
    based upon
    John Bunyan’s Classic ‘ The Pilgrims Progess

    This play is exciting! It is great for all ages. I have a 6 and a 4 year old they have seen it over 7 times and they want to sit and watch every time it is performed. It will something great that the family could come and have a great time. We have worked hard to make sure that all the characters are depicted correctly in this well written performance. We are proud to invite people to this event because it is a story that is delightful, and hear warming. The battle between good and evil is a great fight. Christian, who is the main character faces lots of challenges along the way. Don’t miss it! It will make you smile, and you may shed a tear. Emotions run high in the Christian play that you may want to come back and see it again.

    Please contact me via email or 763 291 2181

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