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.
‘Miracle on Christmas Lake II’
NOW 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 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.
New Year’s Eve Family Party
DEC. 31 — Ring in the New Year at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road, Monday, Dec. 31, from 6 to 10 p.m. Bring friends and family to enjoy an evening of music, dancing, inflatable slide, bouncers and obstacle course, crafts, swimming, ice skating, Guitar Hero, Xbox 360, karaoke, board games, indoor playground, a 9:45 p.m. balloon drop and lots more fun for everyone. Concessions are available for an additional charge. Presale tickets through 4 p.m. on Dec. 31 are $9 per person. If available, tickets at the door are $12 per person if tickets are available. Contact Maple Grove Parks and Recreation at 763-494-6500 or email@example.com. For information visit maplegrovemn.gov.
JAN. 7 — The Osseo Economic Development Authority will meet Monday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624.
Maple Grove City Council
JAN. 7 — The Maple Grove City Council will have a meeting Monday, Jan. 7, 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.
Osseo Book Club
JAN. 8 — The Osseo Book Club will meet Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Edinburgh Golf Clubhouse, 8700 Edinbrook Crossing in Brooklyn Park. Debbie Cohn from The Book Case in Wayzata will be the featured speaker. The luncheon time is at noon with the speaker to follow.
Osseo School Board
JAN. 8 — The Osseo School Board will have a negotiation strategies meeting Tuesday, Jan. 8, 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 organizational meeting will follow at 8 p.m. and a regular meeting will follow at 8:15 p.m. in the board room of the ESC. These two meetings are open to the public.
JÅN. 9 — The Maple Grove Citizens’ Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Government Center, 12800 Arbor Lakes Pkwy. For agenda information call 763-494-6000.
State of the Cities
JAN. 10 — The North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual State of the Cities Luncheon Thursday, Jan. 10, at Edinburgh USA in Brooklyn Park. The event begins at 11:15 a.m. Mayors or city officials from Maple Grove, Osseo, Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center will speak the previous year and visions for the coming year. RSVP by Jan. 7. The cost to attend is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. More information or to register, visit nhachamber.com or call 763-424-6744.
Osseo School Board
JAN. 10 — The Osseo School Board will have a work session Thursday, Jan. 10, at 6 p.m. in the conference room of the Education Service Center, 11200 93rd Ave. in Maple Grove. This meeting is open to the public.
JAN. 10 — The Maple Grove Arbor Committee will meet Thursday, Jan. 10, 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.
MG Critical Thinkers
JAN. 12 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics; or How You Can Be 43.5% More Clever in Just One Hour” by Kevin Hawkins Saturday, Jan. 12, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-420-4757.