Maple Grove- Osseo calendar

Fish/steak dinner

MARCH 8 — The Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion Riders will be serving a fish or steak dinner Friday, March 8, at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Included with the dinner will be a baked potato, coleslaw and toast. The cost for a steak or fish or shrimp dinner will be $10 per person. A dinner with steak and shrimp combo will cost $12 per person.

MG Critical Thinkers

MARCH 9 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present  “Roads: From Planning to Plowing” with Jim Grube, P.E., Hennepin County Director of Transportation and County Engineer Saturday, March 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 landforsale@visi.com or 763-420-4757.

Osseo School Board

MARCH 11 — The Osseo School Board will have a property committee meeting Monday, March 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.

Osseo EDA

MARCH 11 — The Osseo Economic Development Authority will meet Monday, March 11, at 6 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624.

Osseo City Council

MARCH 11 — The Osseo City Council will meet Monday, March 11, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 425-2624 or visit discoverosseo.com.

Maple Grove planners

MARCH 11 — The Maple Grove Planning Commission will meet Monday, March 11, 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.

Osseo Book Club

MARCH 12 — The Osseo Book Club will meet Tuesday, March 12, at the Edinburgh Golf Clubhouse, 8700 Edinbrook Crossing in Brooklyn Park. Larry Millet, Twin Cities historian and author of “Once There Were Castles,” will be the featured speaker. The luncheon time is at noon with the speaker to follow.

Spaghetti dinner

MARCH 12 — Boy Scout Troop 584 will host a Spaghetti Dinner Tuesday, March 12, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Cross Winds United Methodist Church, 15051 Weaver Lake Road in Maple Grove. The menu includes: all-you-can-eat spaghetti, garlic bread, salad and dessert. Cost is $7  per person and children 5 and under are free. Bring a non-perishable food item for CROSS Food Shelf.

TopLine seminar

MARCH 12 — TopLine’s Maple Grove Learning Center, 9353 Jefferson Hwy., will offer the seminar “Behavioral Finance: Changing How You Spend,” Tuesday, March 12, at 6 to 7:30 p.m. Get to know “money personality” and how to change spending. 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.

Advisory committee

MARCH 13 — The Maple Grove Citizens’ Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Government Center, 12800 Arbor Lakes Pkwy. For agenda information call 763-494-6000.

How to Write, Publish and Sell Your Ebook

MARCH 14 — Osseo Area Community Education to present a program for adults on “How to write, publish, and sell your own ebook.” A presentation will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Maple Grove Junior High School, 7000 Hemlock Lane in Maple Grove. It will be presented by Sybil Smith, publisher of Smith House Press, FINS Publications, and Smith House Press Publishing and Ebook Consultants. The program will include information on how to convert a manuscript into an ebook, royalty rates, costs, formats, promotion and sales. The cost of the program is $25. Register online at district279.org/services/CommunityEducation/AdultPrograms/ or contact 763-391-7119.

Arbor committee

MARCH 14 — The Maple Grove Arbor Committee will meet Thursday, March 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.

Team Sports, Fitness & Wellness Expo

MARCH 15 & 16 — The Blaine Team Sports, Fitness & Wellness Expo scheduled for Friday, March 15, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. Admission to the expo is free. More information is available at carnivaliampls.eventbee.com.

Dance/exercise camp

MARCH 16 — There will be a free Dance and Exercise Camp Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. There will be free group classes for all ages (salsa, pilates, yoga, tango, zumba, merengue, cumbia, west coast swing and hip-hop) offered all day. There will also be live DJ mix, a flashmob zumba party and leprechaun costume contest (cash prizes for best dressed leprechauns). For more information visit carnivaliampls.eventbee.com.

Omelet breakfast

MARCH 17 — Start St. Patrick’s Day right with a omelet breakfast at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. Sunday, March 17, the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion Riders will be serving an omelet breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon. Come and have an omelet of one’s creation with ingredients and have it prepared right there by the cooks. The cost is $8. The funds go to support different veterans functions as well as other organizations that need help.

Osseo planners

MARCH 18 — The Osseo Planning Commission will meet Monday, March 18, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624.

MG Women of Today

MARCH 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 mgwomentoftoday@gmail.com or 651-642-5404 for more information.

Maple Grove City Council

MARCH 18 — The Maple Grove City Council will have a meeting Monday, March 18, 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 School Board

MARCH 19 — The Osseo School Board will have a work session Tuesday, March 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.

MG Arts Council

MARCH 19 — 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.

TopLine seminar

MARCH 20 — TopLine’s Maple Grove Learning Center, 9353 Jefferson Hwy., will offer the seminar “Building and Leading your Team to Success,” Wednesday, March 20, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Implement powerful tools to develop and empower a TEAM. 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

MARCH 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

MARCH 21 — The Maple Grove Parks and Recreation Board will meet Thursday, March 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.

TopLine seminar

MARCH 23 — TopLine’s Maple Grove Learning Center, 9353 Jefferson Hwy., will offer the seminar “Financial Management” Saturday, March 23, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Learn ways to help money work smarter and harder. 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.

OFD Easter Egg Hunt

MARCH 23 — The Osseo Fire Department will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 12, at noon. The hunt begins at the Osseo Fire Station. Children ages 10 and under are welcome to join in the fun. Please bring an item for CROSS Food Shelf. This event is sponsored by the Osseo Fire Department.

Connect India 2013

MARCH 23 — Indian Association of Minnesota(IAM) is organizing Connect India 2013- the annual networking event for Minnesota businesses and individuals affiliated with India. The event will be at the Crowne Plaza in Bloomington Saturday March 23, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. More details are available at www.iamn.org.

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