MG Arts Center Textile Show
NOW TO FEB. 6 — The Maple Grove Arts Center will present the 2013 Textile Show “Fabrications” running now through Feb. 6. The show will feature creativity in yarn, knitting, sewing and weaving. There will be displays of quilts, jewelry and more. The Maple Grove Arts Center is located at 7916 Main Street in Maple Grove. For more information contact the center at 763-250-1016 or visit maplegroveartscenter.org.
JAN. 24 — Daily Dose Cafe and Espresso, 15517 Grove Circle N. in Maple Grove, will be hosting an Artist Reception at Daily Dose for Preston Drum, a local artist who has his paintings on display at the coffee shop. The event is free and open to the public. “Evening with the Artist” will take place Thursday, Jan. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit dailydosemn.com.
Osseo City Council
JAN. 28 — The Osseo City Council will meet Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 425-2624 or visit discoverosseo.com.
Maple Grove planners
JAN. 28 — The Maple Grove Planning Commission meeting of Monday, Jan. 28, has been canceled due to no items on the agenda.
Yellow Tree production
FEB. 1 TO 24 — Yellow Tree Theatre, 320 Fifth Ave. in Osseo, is set to produce a new play, “Circle Mirror Transformation,” by one of the most successful young playwrights in the country. Performances run Feb. 1 through 24. In the play, four characters count to ten, hula hoop, and pretend to be stuffed animals as their acting instructor of questionable accreditation cheers them on. As the acting exercises become more bizarre and seemingly pointless true identities are exposed, hearts are torn apart, and dreams crumble in this deeply sad yet strikingly moving story. Visit yellowtreetheatre.com for more information.
FEB. 4 — The Osseo Economic Development Authority will meet Monday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624.
Maple Grove City Council
FEB. 4 — The Maple Grove City Council will have a meeting Monday, Feb. 4, 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.
National Pancake Day
FEB. 5 — IHOP will host National Pancake Day Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Restaurant guests can enjoy a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes and in turn are invited to contribute at least what they would have paid for the pancakes, or $5. The donations will benefit Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. More information is available at ihoppancakeday.com.
Osseo School Board
FEB. 5 — The Osseo School Board will have a negotiation strategies meeting Tuesday, Feb. 5, 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 regular meeting will follow at 8 p.m. in the board room of the ESC. This meeitng is open to the public.
MG Critical Thinkers
FEB. 9 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “How Physical Activity Improves Critical Thinking Skills” with Christine Denson, Physical Education Teacher, Minnetonka Schools Saturday, Feb. 9, 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 email@example.com or 763-420-4757.