Win the Chore Wars
NOV. 1 — This adult learning session will be held Nov. 1 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Anoka-Hennepin Staff Development Center, 2727 N. Ferry St., Anoka. Research indicates that one of the most important predictors of your child’s success is whether they participated in household chores. Motivate your kids to help out around the house and do their chores. Learn to keep it fun and work your plan, while putting your child on the path to success. Certificate of Attendance for training hours (CEUs) available upon request. Class fee: $15 one; $25 two.
NOV. 2 & 3 — Saint Therese at Oxbow Lake’s annual Treasures and Treats Sale will be Friday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For sale will be home-baked goodies, gently used household items, hand-made blankets and crafts, beautiful gift shop items and more. This event is sponsored by Saint Therese at Oxbow Lake’s tenants. Saint Therese at Oxbow Lake is located at 5200 Oak Grove Parkway in Brooklyn Park, just off of Hwy. 610, between Zane and Noble.
Saturday at the Movies
NOV. 3 — The Champlin Library will host Saturday at the Movies from 2 to 4 p.m. for preschool through grade 6. Bring the whole family to watch a great movie on the big screen. There will be fun activities before the show. Call 612-543-6250 or stop by to find out what will be playing. This project is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. The Champlin Library is located at 12154 Ensign Ave. N., Champlin. More info: 612-543-6250
Pre-holiday craft and vendor show
NOV. 3 — There will be a pre-holiday craft and vendor show at the Champlin American Legion, 12450 Business Park Blvd. North, Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission.
NOV. 4 — The Land of Lakes Choirboys will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast & Christmas Boutique fundraiser Sunday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to noon. The breakfast will be at The Land of Lakes Choirboys building located at 6437 Norris Lake Road (4 miles SW of St. Francis and 5 miles NE of Nowthen on County Road 24). Pancakes with homemade syrup, sausage, milk, juice and coffee will be served and the Choirboys will sing, all for a free will donation. For more information, call 763-213-8105.
NOV. 4 — A benefit has been planned to help the Rinehart family with expenses during this difficult time. Please join in for a day of giving and to show support for Jeff as he battles Stage IV Melanoma. A pancake breakfast, silent auction, raffle and bake sale has been set-up to raise funds Sunday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Maple Tavern, 9375 Deerwood Lane in Maple Grove. The cost to attend is $15 per person. RSVP to surveymonkey.com/s/BTWNHHC. If someone is unable to attend the event and would still like to help out the Rinehart family donations can be made at any Wells Fargo branch office: Jeff Rinehart Donation Account. Visit Jeff’s Caring Bridge Site at caringbridge.org/visit/jeffrinehart.
Bring out your child’s natural brilliance
NOV. 5 — This adult learning session will be held Nov. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Anoka-Hennepin Staff Development Center, 2727 N. Ferry St., Anoka. Help your children gain confidence and be successful using their own natural brilliance! By understanding the different learning styles, you and your learner can achieve higher performance with less stress. You both will be more productive learners, able to absorb, capture, and retain information faster and better-even improve grades! Workshop includes an online interactive learning styles assessment. Certificate of Attendance for training hours (CEUs) available upon request. Supply fee of $5 paid to instructor at class for assessment.
NOV. 5 — Mondays are marvelous at the Champlin Library. Drop in between 3 and 4:30 p.m. to build LEGO® masterpieces or show off your skills on the PS2, Wii and Xbox Kinect. Sponsored by the Friends of the Champlin Library. Located at 12154 Ensign Ave. N., Champlin. More info: 612-543-6250
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.
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.
Present Moment Parenting
NOV. 7 — This adult learning session will be held Nov. 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Anoka-Hennepin Staff Development Center, 2727 N. Ferry St., Anoka. Ever wonder why typical parenting techniques don’t work with some kids? Come and learn specific, hands-on, here-and-now methods for kids ages 2-18 with ADHD, ODD, attachment disorders, sensory issues, giftedness, or no diagnosis at all. We’ll lay aside “judge, blame and punish,” which only makes the situation worse and look at communication’s effect on the child. Dramatically different approach, dramatically different results. Certificate of Attendance for training hours (CEUs) will be available. Instructor: Tina Feigal, M.S., Ed. Class fee: $29 one; $39 two.
PLAY… Batteries Not Included
NOV. 8 — This adult learning session will be held Nov. 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Anoka-Hennepin Staff Development Center, 2727 N. Ferry St., Anoka. How do you balance your young child’s technology exposure with the creative, imaginative, hands-on side of play? Gain an understanding of how children learn and how technology affects the learning process. Get ideas for balancing and monitoring technology use. Explore ideas for hands-on, non-technological play. Certificate of Attendance for training hours (CEUs) available upon request. Instructors Janine Atwell and Kathy Solem are licensed early childhood professionals. Class fee: $15 one; $25 two.
NOV. 9 – 17 — En Morphe Theatre, of Champlin, presents “Pilgrims Progress” a full-length drama which follows Christian, a pilgrim on a journey from the City of Destruction to the Gates of the Celestial City. In this Christian fantasy, the characters meet with temptations, toils and snares and are guided by the Voices of Scripture to show them the way. Located at 564 Independence Avenue, Champlin. Info: 763-576-0866 or www.enmorphe.org
Kids garage sale
NOV. 10 — There will be a kids garage sale Saturday, Nov. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Champlin Ice Forum, 12165 Ensign Avenue North, Champlin.
Student achievement discussion
NOV. 12 — The League of Women Voters ABC invites the public to attend their November program at the Andover Senior Center on Monday evening, Nov. 12 for a presentation, “The Achievement Gap – How Does District 11 Compare? (And What Are We Doing About It?)” to be delivered by Johnna Rohmer-Hirt, director of research, evaluation and testing (RET) at Anoka Hennepin School District 11.
Social time and refreshments are at 6 p.m. followed by the program and discussion at 6:30 pm.
Enter the Andover Senior Center by the far right door of Andover City Hall at 1685 Crosstown Boulevard NW. Enter the City Hall parking lot from Crosstown, and proceed to the north end of the parking lot.
For additional information, contact Katherine Whelchel at [email protected]
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 tenant forum
NOV. 14 — The City of Champlin is hosting a Tenant Forum on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Champlin Police Department. This no cost forum will be held at the Champlin Police Department. For more information please contact Diana Jones at 763-923-7196 or [email protected]
NOV. 16 — Turkey Bingo will be held at the Champlin Ice Forum, 12165 Ensign Ave., Friday, Nov. 16 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Ages 5 and up are welcome with an adult. Cost is $9 per adult/child team and $3 per additional player. Ten games of bingo will feature an adult and child winner for each game. Frozen turkeys will be given to the adults and a special prize will be given to the children. Space is limited. Info: Champlin Park and Recreation, 763-421-2820.
NOV. 19 — Mondays are marvelous at the Champlin Library. Drop in between 3 and 4:30 p.m. to build LEGO® masterpieces or show off your skills on the PS2, Wii and Xbox Kinect. Sponsored by the Friends of the Champlin Library. Located at 12154 Ensign Ave. N., Champlin. More info: 612-543-6250
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.
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.
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.