Toys for CROSS
NOW THROUGH DECEMBER — Hardee’s, at 14086 Northdale Blvd. in Rogers, will give everyone who donates a new toy for CROSS a free beverage. CROSS Food Shelf will receive these toys and give them to children in the community during the month of December in conjunction with the Toys for Tots/Teens program. Also, anyone interested can donate food or toys to CROSS the warehouse is at 12915 Weinand Circle in Rogers. CROSS serves Maple Grove, Osseo, Rogers, west Champlin, Dayton and Corcoran.
MG Historic Society
NOV. 15 — The Maple Grove Historic Preservation Society meets the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Maple Grove History Museum, 9030 Forestview Lane (Public Works building). Come and help us discover Maple Grove’s past. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 763-494-5983.
Maple Grove Park Board
NOV. 15 — The Maple Grove Parks and Recreation Board will meet Thursday, Nov. 15. 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 www.ci.maple-grove.mn.us.
MG 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. 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 — The Osseo Planning Commission will meet Monday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624.
MG Women of Today
NOV. 19 — 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 www.maplegrovewt.org or contact the group at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-642-5404 for more information.
Maple Grove City Council
NOV. 19 — The Maple Grove City Council will have a meeting Monday, Nov. 19, 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.
Osseo School Board
NOV. 20 — The Osseo School Board will have a work session Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m. in the forum room of the Education Service Center, 11200 93rd Ave. in Maple Grove. A regular meeting will follow at 8 p.m. in the board room of the ESC. These meetings are open to the public.
MG Arts Council
NOV. 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 MapleGroveArts@aol.com.
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.
Osseo City Council
NOV. 26 — The Osseo City Council will meet Monday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 425-2624 or visit discoverosseo.com.
Maple Grove planners
NOV. 26 — The Maple Grove Planning Commission will meet Monday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway. For agenda and meeting information visit the city’s website at maplegrovemn.gov.
Grief support group
NOV. 30 — Chapel Chummies, a grief support group organized by Kozlak-Radulovich Funeral Chapels, has scheduled its November outing to Cirque Dreams, Winter Wonderland from Cirque Productions at the Mystic Lake Casino Friday, Nov. 30, at 2 p.m. Chapel Chummies is a group of widows and widowers that goes on day trips, attends shows and gets together for social gatherings. There are no fees to join Chapel Chummies and all trips are optional. To RSVP for the Mystic Lake Casino trip or sign up for mailings, simply call 612-789-8869 to be added to the mailing list or visit KozlakRadulovich.com.
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.
DEC. 1 — International Gift Boutique Sale will be Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 9528 Rosewood Lane N. in Maple Grove. The event will recognizing world AIDS day and the abolition of slavery. Beautiful handmade products made by women who have been affected by HIV/AIDS and human trafficking. Products include bags, necklaces, table cloths, pillows and more. Bring a book for Books for Africa helping build libraries in Africa or bring a gently used bra for Free the Girls non-profit working to free women from human trafficking by helping develop small businesses. Refreshments will be served and prizes every hour. All are welcome and free gift wrapping. Questions: Pam at 763-425-1605.
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.