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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Sons of Norway show ‘Art of Norway’
MARCH 19 — The Sons of Norway’s Vestland Lodge will host a presentation, “The Art of Norway,” by Odell Bjerkness Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m. at the Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd. in Minnetonka. This presentation will examine a wide range of Norwegian art, including the early stylized rock carvings in the northern Norway city of Alta, Viking gripping-beast style of carvings found in the Oseberg Viking ship, architecture of stave churches in 1200, 18th century Romantic oil painters like Johan Christian Dahl and Adolph Tidemand and famous pictorial artist Edvard Munch. Also featured will be Per Krog, who created a large fresco in the United Nations building, the sculpture of Gustav Vigeland in Frogner Park in Oslo and folk artist Sigmund Aarseth. The event is open to the public. Info: 952-994-3174.
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.
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.
Veteran’s aid seminar
MARCH 21 — A “Veteran’s Aid and Attendance” seminar is Thursday, March 21, at 5 p.m. at Elder Homestead, 11400 4th St. N., Minnetonka. This event is a benefit that is available for eligible wartime veterans and surviving spouses to help finance assisted living and long-term care. Ray Quinn with the American Association of Wartime Veterans will be the event’s presenter. Contact 952-933-1752 to reserve a seat.
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.
MARCH 23 — There will be a Home Improvement and Design Expo event Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. Attention all home improvement enthusiast. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest home improvement products and services to get home renovation projects off to the right start. Talk with the experts and get free tips and ideas. Meet builders, remodelers, landscapers, designers, painters, architects, interior designers and more. Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long. Admission $6 or free with a donation for the food shelf. More information is available at 952-238-1700 or by visiting MediaMaxEvents.com.
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.
MARCH 24 — The Osseo Lions will host its 50th annual Pancake Breakfast on Palm Sunday, March 24, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. The cost to attend is $8 for adults, $5 for kids 4 to 10 years and 3 and under eat free. Discount tickets are available at Dean’s Super Market. There will also be the Second Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser featuring donations from area merchants. All the proceeds support Lion Charities and the Osseo community.
Osseo City Council
MARCH 25 — The Osseo City Council will meet Monday, March 25, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 425-2624 or visit discoverosseo.com.
Maple Grove planners
MARCH 25 — The Maple Grove Planning Commission meeting of Monday, March 25, will be canceled due to no item on the agenda.
MARCH 26 — The Maple Grove Community Organization will meet Tuesday, March 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. Registration deadlines for Pierre Bottineau Parade and Business Expo are April 15, or until space fills. Visit the website maplegrovedays.org.
MARCH 30 & MAY 22 — TopLine’s Maple Grove Learning Center, 9353 Jefferson Hwy., will offer the seminar “Wise Home Buying,” Saturday, March 30, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Wednesday, May 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Shopping for a house? Now may be the best time to buy, with home prices at exceptionally affordable levels, and interest rates at historic lows. 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.