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.
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.
Sons of Norway
FEB. 19 — The Vestland Lodge Sons of Norway will host a presentation, “The History of Olsen Fish Company,” by Chris Dorff 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka. Dorff’s presentation will feature slides and stories, along with herring samples. Olsen Fish Company has existed for more than 100 years and is the largest lutefisk producer in the world. The event is open to the public. Info: 952-994-3174.
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.
Jeans, Jewels & Generations
FEB. 23 — Maple Grove Hospital, North Memorial Medical Office Building and Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center will host “Jeans, Jewels and Generations” Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a multi-generational event for women. The event includes entertainment and education. More information is available at maplegrovehospital.org.
Osseo City Council
FEB. 25 — The Osseo City Council will meet Monday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 425-2624 or visit discoverosseo.com.
Maple Grove planners
FEB. 25 — The Maple Grove Planning Commission will meet Monday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Government Center, 12951 Arbor Lakes Parkway. For agenda and meeting information visit the city’s website at maplegrovemn.gov.
FEB. 26 — The Maple Grove Community Organization will meet Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. MGCO has begun planning Maple Grove Days. The festival is scheduled for July 11 to 14. It takes many months of planning and many volunteers to put this extraordinary event together. Everyone, residents and non-residents, are welcome to join. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at the community center at 7 p.m. Committee members are needed for the following areas: sponsorship, publicity, children’s events, food avenue, entertainment, business expo & crafts, Rice Lake Classic Run, Jr. Golf Tournament, teen events, truck show and site coordination. No experience required only the desire to work on a fun event with a fun group of people. For agenda or general information call 763-494-5985, the voice message line. Visit the website maplegrovedays.org.