Maple Grove- Osseo calendar

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.

Walleye Dinner/Bake Sale

MARCH 22 — The American Legion Auxiliary will be having a Walleye Dinner and Bake Sale at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo, Friday, March 22. The menu includes walleye, shrimp, or steak plus a baked potato, coleslaw and Texas toast.  The meals will be served between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome, so bring the family, friends, and neighborhood. If anyone is able to donate baked goods, drop them off at the club by 5 p.m.

Home expo

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.

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.

Pancake breakfast

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.

Three Rivers Progressive Forum

MARCH 26 — Minnesota is designing its own Health Insurance Exchange. Find out how it will work and the important considerations in its design during a Three Rivers Progressive Forum Tuesday, March 26, starting at 6 p.m. with dinner at Dehn’s Country Manor, 11291 Fernbrook Lane N. in Maple Grove. The program will follow at 7 p.m. with Manny Munson-Regala, Assistant to the MN Commissioner of Health for Health Care Reform, as the guest. Munson-Regala served as Deputy Exchange Director at the MN Department of Commerce. He was Vice President of Strategy and Partnerships at Ceridian, Deputy Commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Director of Legal, Regulatory and Government Affairs at United Healthcare, Vice President of Government Affairs at GeoVera Holdings, Inc. and Discover Re, and AVP and Senior Corporate Counsel at Travelers Insurance and St. Paul Companies.

MGCO meeting

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.

TopLine seminar

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.

Maple Grove City Council

APRIL 1 — The Maple Grove City Council will have a meeting Monday, April 1, 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.

Remodeling Fair

APRIL 6 — The Northwest Suburban Remodeling Fair will take place Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive in Crystal. This event is free and an effort of the cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Maple Grove, New Hope, Osseo, Plymouth and Robbinsale. More information is available at nwremodelingfair.com.

Osseo EDA

APRIL 8 — The Osseo Economic Development Authority will meet Monday, April 8, at 6 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624.

Maple Grove planners

APRIL 8 — The Maple Grove Planning Commission will meet Monday, April 8, 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.

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