NOV. 8-10 — Four performances remain for Champlin Park High School’s production of “Hello, Dolly!” There will be six performances of the production. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. for Thursday, Nov. 8; Friday, Nov. 9; and Saturday, Nov. 10. There will also be a matinee Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are general admission. Cost is $8 for students/seniors and $10 for adults. Ticket booth opens one hour prior to performance.
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.
Holiday craft boutique
NOV. 10 — The Maple Grove Holiday Craft Boutique will be Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road in Maple Grove. Maple Grove Lions, Dandelions and Maple Grove Seniors are sponsoring the event. All profits from the table rentals will go toward community projects.
Artistry in Wood Show
NOV. 10 & 11 — Minnesota Viking Woodcarving Club, a non-profit organization, will be hosting its annual Artistry in Wood Show Saturday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Southtown Shopping Center, I-494 & Penn Avenue S. in Bloomington. The show will also featuring Minnesota’s own nonagenarian, world famous chip carver Walt Grittner, as well as many other artists in wood from all over the upper Midwest. Shown will be many disciplines in wood carving including chip carving, relief carving, carving in the round, intarsia, marguetry, parquetry, wood turnings, bark carving, wood burning and other interesting crafts in wood.
NOV. 12 — Toddler Storytime for families with children ages 2 and 3 will be held at the Champlin Library at 10:30 a.m. Interact with your toddler to nurture a love of books. Learn letters, sounds, and new words. Be active with music and movement. Located at 12154 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.
NOV. 13 — Preschool Storytime for families with children ages 4 to 6 will be held at the Champlin Library at 10:30 a.m. Help your preschooler get ready to read. Enjoy stories together and build language skills. Located at 12154 Ensign Avenue North, Champlin
Art of budgeting seminar
NOV. 13 — There will be a free “The Art of Budgeting: Controlling Your Finances by Creating a Plan” seminar Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at TopLine’s Maple Grove Learning Center, 9353 Jefferson Hwy. Develop a budget that protects. Learn ways to: create a cash flow chart to get bills paid on time, spending tracker tools to gain control of spending habits and strategies to prevent new debts and pay off old ones. To reserve a spot, call 763-391-9494 or email [email protected]
Champlin council meeting
NOV. 13 — The Champlin City Council will hold its regular business meeting at 7 p.m. at Champlin City Hall, 11955 Commerce Drive. This is a change from the regularly scheduled Monday night due to Veteran’s Day.
Dayton council meeting
NOV. 13 — The Dayton City Council will hold its regular business meeting at 7 p.m. at Dayton City Hall, 12260 South Diamond Lake Road.
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]
Maple Grove Indoor Farmers Market
NOV. 15, DEC. 6 & 20 — The Maple Grove Farmers Market has moved indoors of the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. The Indoors Market will be open on Thursdays, Nov. 15 and Dec. 6 and 20, from 3 to 6 p.m. each day. Items available for purchase may include: seasonal produce, meat products, baked goods, jams/jellies, cheese, sauces/syrups, honey and more. Other information on the Maple Grove Farmers Market is available at maplegrovefarmersmarket.com.
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. 16 – 17 — Jackson Middle School 6th graders will perform, “Treasure Island” for their fall musical. Performances will be held in the Lower Jaguar Gym at the school. The musical is based on the classic tale by Robert Louis Stevenson featuring Long John Silver and his sidekicks Alan and O’brien as well as the young lad Jim Hawkins as they dive into a swashbuckling adventure. Tickets are $4 adults; $2 students; or $10 per family. The public is invited to attend. Located at 6000 109th Avenue North, Champlin.
NOV. 17 — Document the Immigration Trail in this Genealogy research workshop held at Champlin Library, 12154 Ensign Avenue North, Champlin. Workshop will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Emigration entails preparations to leave home, embarkation at a port, arrival in an American port, getting established in a new community, and gaining U.S. citizenship. Learn how to use immigrant records to document the entire process from Jay Fonkert, board certified genealogist. Registration: 612-543-6250.
NOV. 18 — The Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion Riders will be serving an Omelet Breakfast Sunday, Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. People can come and have an omelet of their own creation with the Legion’s ingredients and have it prepared in front of them by the cooks. The cost is $8 per person. The funds will go to support different veterans functions as well as other organizations that need help.
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.
NOV. 22 — The Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion Riders will be serving a Turkey Dinner with all the fixings Thursday, Nov. 22. There will be homemade pie for dessert. Dinner will be served from noon to 5 p.m. The dinner will be at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. The cost is $8 per person. The funds will go to support different veterans functions as well as other organizations that need help. RSVP by signing up at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion or call 763-425-4858 #2.
‘Miracle on Christmas Lake II’
NOV. 23 TO DEC. 30 — Yellow Tree Theatre, 320 Fifth Ave. S.E. in Osseo, will bring back the sequel to its original smash-hit holiday comedy “Miracle on Christmas Lake II” by Jessica Lind. Performances run Nov. 23 through Dec. 30. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. matinees Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets range from $17 to 23. Visit yellowtreetheatre.com for more information.
Champlin council meeting
NOV. 26 — The Champlin City Council will hold its regular business meeting at 7 p.m. at Champlin City Hall, 11955 Commerce Drive.
Dayton council meeting
NOV. 27 — The Dayton City Council will hold its regular business meeting at 7 p.m. at Dayton City Hall, 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.
NOV. 29 — 6 to 8 p.m. For grades 7-12. Make your own beads, belts, rings, headbands, bracelets, necklaces or pendants. Learn how to make beautiful and fun handcrafted jewelry you can wear or give away. Materials provided. Located at the Champlin Library, 12154 Ensign Avenue North, Champlin. Registration: 612-543-6250
Breakfast/ Lunch with Santa
DEC. 1 — The annual Breakfast or Lunch with Santa event will take place Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12591 Weaver Lake Road. Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at a cost of $4 per person. A pizza lunch with Santa is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $6 per person. The event hosts pictures with Santa, along with games, face painting, crafts, a cake walk and goodie bags for all. Registration forms are available at the Maple Grove Community Center or www.maplegrovedays.org. Drop off all registration forms at the community center, no mail in registrations accepted. For more information or to volunteer, call the voice message line at 763-494-5985.
Sleigh Bell and Sparkle Parade
DEC. 1 — The Sleigh Bell and Sparkle Parade will be Saturday, Dec. 1, from 5 to 6 p.m. along Main Street in Maple Grove. The parade viewing area is from Schuler Shoes on Main Street north to the Maple Grove Government Center parking lot entrance. Culminating the procession will be the sound of Jolly Ole Saint Nick sleigh bells, as he magically brings sparkle & lights to the community holiday tree, signifying the start of a “Wonderful Holiday Season” in Maple Grove.