Yellow Tree production
NOW TO FEB. 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.
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.
Maple Grove Book Club
FEB. 11 — “The Well-Read Mom” book club is starting in Maple Grove to encourage, equip, and educate women through literature from the Western Tradition: great books, spiritual classics, worthy reads. Read more, read well with a schedule that works for a busy mom. The Maple Grove Book Club meets at Ave Maria Academy, 6950 West Fish Lake Road in Maple Grove, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. the second Mondays of the month starting with introduction Feb. 11. First selection: Kristen Lavrandsdatter trilogy by Sigrid Undset for February, March and April. Recommended edition: ISBN 0143039164, www.WellReadMom.com. For information about the Maple Grove club contact 763-420-6354.
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.
OFD annual dance
FEB. 15 — The Osseo Fire Department’s Annual Dance will be Friday, Feb. 15, from 8 to midnight at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. The evening will feature a silent auction and live music. A $2 donation is requested at the door. The public is invited to attend.
FEB. 16 — A fundraiser for WomenSource and Feed My Starving Children will be Saturday, Feb. 16, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the St. Vincent de Paul School gym. Choice of grilled steak or champagne chicken breasts with baked potato and salad will be prepared and served by the Knights of Columbus. Pre-sale tickets are $11 and are being sold at the St. Vincent de Paul Church office and at WomenSource through Feb. 13. Tickets are $12 at the door the night of the event. There is a $5 charge for children 10 and under, which includes chicken strips with mac and cheese. WomenSource in Osseo is a non-profit pregnancy center providing counseling, free pregnancy tests, ultrasound and other services for women facing an unplanned pregnancy. Feed My Starving Children is a Christian non-profit that provides nutritionally complete meals for starving, malnourished and hungry people in nearly 70 countries.
FEB. 17 — The Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion Riders will host an omelet breakfast Sunday, Feb. 17, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. Come and enjoy an omelet of ones own creation with the Legion’s ingredients and have it prepared right there 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.
MG Arts Council
FEB. 18 — 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.
MG Women of Today
FEB. 18 — 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.
Osseo School Board
FEB. 19 — The Osseo School Board will have a work session Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. in the conference 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.
FEB. 19 — The Osseo Planning Commission will meet Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624.
Maple Grove City Council
FEB. 19 — The Maple Grove City Council will have a meeting Tuesday, Feb. 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.
FEB. 20 — TopLine’s Maple Grove Learning Center, 9353 Jefferson Hwy., will offer the seminar “Find the right staff for your business,” Wednesday, Feb. 20, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Learn the common employment law mistakes and how to avoid them. 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.
MG Historic Society
FEB. 21 — 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
FEB. 21 — The Maple Grove Parks and Recreation Board will meet Thursday, Feb. 21. 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.