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.
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.
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.
Osseo City Council
APRIL 8 — The Osseo City Council will meet Monday, April 8, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 425-2624 or visit discoverosseo.com.
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.
Osseo Book Club
APRIL 9 — The Osseo Book Club will meet Tuesday, April 9, at the Edinburgh Golf Clubhouse, 8700 Edinbrook Crossing in Brooklyn Park. Laurie Hertzel, author of “News to Me” and employed with the Star Tribune, will be the featured speaker. The luncheon time is at noon with the speaker to follow. For reservations and/or cancellation, call Joyce at 763-497-7338 or Marion at 763-533-0703.
Osseo School Board
APRIL 9 — The Osseo School Board will have a negotiation strategies meeting Tuesday, April 9, at 6 p.m. in the conference room of the Education Service Center, 11200 93rd Ave. in Maple Grove. This meeting is closed to the public. A regular meeting will follow at 8 p.m. in the board room of the ESC. This meeitng is open to the public.
APRIL 9 — TopLine’s Maple Grove Learning Center, 9353 Jefferson Hwy., will offer the seminar “Overcoming Debt and Embracing Financial Independence,:” Tuesday, April 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Create a personal plan to get debt-free. 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.
APRIL 10 — The Maple Grove Citizens’ Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Government Center, 12800 Arbor Lakes Pkwy. For agenda information call 763-494-6000.
Housing for All Roundtable
APRIL 11 — The 2013 Housing for All Roundtable, “The road back from foreclosure,” will take place Thursday, April 11, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Interfaith Outreach Community Partners, 1605 County Road 101 in Plymouth. Learn answers to: how many families in the community have be impacted by foreclosures, what is one to do and how will this have a future impact on the community. Tours of Interfaith Outreach Community Partners will be available after the event. This event is free and open to the community. RSVP to Jason Wittak at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 763-544-3352, ext. 118. More information is available at www.HousingforAllNow.net.
APRIL 11 — The Maple Grove Arbor Committee will meet Thursday, April 11, 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.
Troop 531 Steak Fry
APRIL 12 — Boy Scout Troop 531 of Maple Grove will host a Steak Fry fundraiser dinner Friday April 12, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion Post #172, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. Menu includes: steak, fish or shrimp, baked potato, Texas toast, coleslaw for $10. A combination of steak and shrimp will cost $2 more at the door. Dessert will also be available for an additional charge. Water and coffee will be provided. All other drinks need to be purchased at the bar.
APRIL 12 & 13 — There will be a Maple Grove Quilt Guild Show, “Quilting With the Stars,” at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road in Maple Grove. Hours are Friday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $4. There will be quilts made by members, vendors, guild challenge exhibit, quilt raffle, bed turning, boutique and demonstrations.
Mother’s Day shopping event
APRIL 13 — There will be a Mother’s Day Shopping Event Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. Each vendor will donate a portion of the sales to the March of Dimes. This event in honor of Audrey and Julia, who were born premature and received help through the March of Dimes.
APRIL 13 — KickStart Nutrition will host a free Healthy Family Spring event Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at is 8505 Jefferson Highway location in Brooklyn Park. Sample different healthy meal flavors, make protein-powder fudge, free mini wellness profiles, test nutrition knowledge, and activities for everyone. More information is available at kickstartmn.com or by calling 612-245-5700.
MG Critical Thinkers
APRIL 13 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “Conspiracy Theories – And The People Who Love Them” by Kevin Hawkins Saturday, April 13, from 9:45 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.
APRIL 15— The Osseo Planning Commission will meet Monday, April 15, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624.
MG Women of Today
APRIL 15 — 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.
MG Arts Council
APRIL 16 — 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.
Senior Spring Forum
APRIL 17 — There will be the Northwest Hennepin Area Senior Spring Forum Wednesday, April 17, at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Ave. N. The event will bring the latest information and resources available to seniors and their caregivers. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and open until noon. This event is free and refreshments will be served. Seating is limited and pre-registration is recommended at email@example.com or by calling 763-503-2520.
APRIL 17 — TopLine’s Maple Grove Learning Center, 9353 Jefferson Hwy., will offer the seminar “Setting the Compass for Your Business,” Wednesday, April 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Decide where to take a business in the next five years and learn how to get a team through the six stages of growth. 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.
Women Golf Leagues
APRIL 17 & 20 — Daytona Golf has three women’s golf leagues and would like to welcome new and former members for the 2013 season. There are two nine hole leagues one on Wednesday mornings and one on Thursday evening. There is also a Saturday morning league. The Wednesday morning spring meeting will be Wednesday, April 17, at 10 a.m. and the Saturday meeting will be Saturday, April 20, at 9 a.m. at Daytona Golf Club. Visit daytonagolfclub.com for more information or call 763-427-6110.
MG Historic Society
APRIL 18 — 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
APRIL 18 — The Maple Grove Parks and Recreation Board will meet Thursday, April 18. 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.
APRIL 20 — The Longevity Health Expo will take place Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. The expo offers attendees options to look their best, feel their best and be their best at all ages. There will be 150 exhibitors and Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long. This show focuses on ways to keep active as we age and to offer suggestions for healthy living that in return may extend your life or improve the quality of life. This show is all about products, services and information that will make life better. Admission is $6 or free with a donation for the food shelf. More information is available at 952-238-1700 or by visiting MediaMaxEvents.com.
Osseo School Board
APRIL 23 — The Osseo School Board will have a work session Tuesday, April 23, 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.
APRIL 23 — The Maple Grove Community Organization will meet Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. This is a great time to become involved in the planning of 2013 Maple Grove Days, running July 11 to 14. All committees will be represented at this meeting and will provide all interested volunteers the opportunity to learn what goes in into the planning of this event. 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, registration forms or general information call 763-494-5985, the voice message line or visit the website at maplegrovedays.org.
APRIL 23 — TopLine’s Maple Grove Learning Center, 9353 Jefferson Hwy., will offer the seminar, “Retirement Investment Strategies,” Tuesday, April 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Learn how to make the most of savings and investments during retirement. 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.
Once Upon a Time Dance
APRIL 27 — Osseo Schools Community Education will again host the “Once Upon a Time Dance” event Saturday, April 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Oak View Elementary School in Maple Grove. This event is for girls ages 5 to 12 and their dads, grandpa, uncle or special adult to attend. Event-goers are able to dance to the Teddy Bear Band, have photos taken, make crafts, win princess prizes during bingo, purchase items from the Bling Shoppe, vote for a favorite cupcake creation, listen to a storyteller and adopt a Beary Tales Come True Teddy Bear. Over the past six years the dance has grown from 200 couples to 575 couples. The cost to attend ranges from $29 (adult + 1 girl) to $47 (adult + 3 girls). Register at CatchtheEnergy.org or call 763-391-7223. There are also extra fees for adopting a bear, I am a Princess package and Petite Princess wrist corsage. Register at osseo.thatscommunityed.com.