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.
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.
FEB. 9 — Members of the Boy Scout Troop 610 will host a fun night of Bingo at St. Joseph the Worker, on Hemlock Lane in Maple Grove, Saturday, Feb. 9, from 6:15 to 9 p.m. There will be bingo as well as a small midway and concession stand. This is to raise money for the running of the troop and ensuring that they have the needed supplies for camping. The price is $5 per bingo card to use the whole night. For more information contact Steve Hiem at 763-639-7139.
French toast breakfast
FEB. 10 — Boy Scout Troop 610 welcomes everyone to a French Toast Breakfast Sunday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Maple Grove. On the menu is French toast and sausage. This serves to supply the troop with needed materials for its camping. The price is $7 for adults and $4 for children. For more information contact Steve Heim at 763-639-7139.
Osseo School Board
FEB. 11 — The Osseo School Board will have a property committee meeting Monday, Feb. 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Education Service Center, 11200 93rd Ave. in Maple Grove. This meeting is open to the public.
St. Joseph’s to host speaker
FEB. 11 — St. Joseph the Worker Church, 7180 Hemlock Lane N. in Maple Grove, will host a guest speaker Monday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, author of “Authentic Hope” will speak. The public is welcome to attend this free event. More information is available at 763-425-6505.
Osseo City Council
FEB. 11 — The Osseo City Council will meet Monday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 425-2624 or visit discoverosseo.com.
Maple Grove planners
FEB. 11 — The Maple Grove Planning Commission will meet Monday, Feb. 11, 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.
Osseo Book Club
FEB. 12 — The Osseo Book Club will meet Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Edinburgh Golf Clubhouse, 8700 Edinbrook Crossing in Brooklyn Park. Mary Logue, award-winning poet and mystery writer, and Pete Hautman, author of “The Big Crunch” and named finalist for the 2012 MN Award, will be the featured speakers. The luncheon time is at noon with the speakers to follow.
FEB. 12 — Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center, 14500 99th Ave. N. in Maple Grove, invite women to a night of free education, fun and beauty Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to meet Fairview’s team and learn about cosmetic options. At 5:30 p.m. is a social hour, wine and hors d’oeuvres. At 6 p.m. skin and cosmetic experts will share tips and options. At 7:30 p.m. experts will be around to answer questions. Exclusive discounts and door prizes. Everyone receives a goody bag. RSVP at fairview.org/turnbacktime or call 612-672-7272.
FEB. 12 — TopLine’s Maple Grove Learning Center, 9353 Jefferson Hwy., will offer the seminar “Paying Less for College” Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Understand the Expected Family Contribution and 529 Savings Plans, scholarship and other college savings options. The seminar is free and is open to the general public, but reservations are required. To reserve a spot, call 763-391-9494 or email RSVP@TopLinecu.com. Include names of all attendees in email.
FEB. 13 — The Maple Grove Citizens’ Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Government Center, 12800 Arbor Lakes Pkwy. For agenda information call 763-494-6000.
FEB. 14 — The Maple Grove Arbor Committee will meet Thursday, Feb. 14, 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.