Maple Grove- Osseo calendar

Production at Yellow Tree Theatre

NOW TO MAY 5 — Yellow Tree Theatre, 320 Fifth Ave. S.E. in Osseo, will host the world premiere of a rockin’ new musical, “Stay Tuned,” with an original score by acclaimed local singer/songwriter, Blake Thomas. “Stay Tuned” follows Rusty, Scotty & Emma, the heart and soul of The Emerald Coffee Radio Hour. As the show celebrates its 60th anniversary its legendary host, Bob, passes away leaving his son, Gordon, holding the reigns. The old and the new collide head-on when Gordon hires pop-media-personality, Ashabell Baker, to take over as host. Rusty and the crew struggle as they try to find balance between preserving tradition and moving toward the future in this touching, often hysterical, new musical. Performances run from April 5 to May 5 on Wednesdays to Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $17 to 23 and can be purchased by calling the Yellow Tree box office at 763-493-8733 or online at

Seniors Unleashed Program

APRIL 18 — The next event is planned for Thursday, April 18, at 11 a.m. at Edinbrook Church, 4300 Edinbrook Parkway N. in Brooklyn Park. Come and hear Chris Atkins speak and sing with his wife Terese, along with some special guest musicians. Stay afterwards for lunch, prizes and time with friends. A freewill offering will be taken. Reservations are requested but not required or by calling Edinbrook Church at 763-424-7744.

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

Women Golf Leagues

APRIL 20 — Daytona Golf has three women’s golf leagues and would like to welcome new and former members for the 2013 season.  There is also a Saturday morning league. The Saturday meeting will be Saturday, April 20, at 9 a.m. at Daytona Golf Club. Visit for more information or call 763-427-6110.

Health expo

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

Benefit concert

APRIL 20 —There will be a benefit concert featuring the Maple Grove Jazz Ensemble Saturday, April 20, at 7 p.m. at Maple Grove Senior High School. All proceeds will be donated to the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon campaign. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion Post #172.

Omelet breakfast

APRIL 21 — Last chance this spring for an omelet breakfast at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. The American Legion Riders will be serving an omelet breakfast Sunday, April 21, from 8 a.m. to noon. Eat an omelet of one’s own creation with the Legion’s ingredients and have it prepared right there by the cooks. The cost is $8 per person. The funds go to support different veterans functions as well as other organizations that need help.

Spaghetti dinner

APRIL 21 — The Maple Grove Police and Fire Explorers would like to invite the public to The Lookout Bar and Grill Sunday, April 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. for its spaghetti dinner fundraiser. An all-you-can-eat dinner includes salad, bread, two pastas and ice cream. Tickets are $10, in advance or at the door. The proceeds help defer the cost of equipment and help send the Explorers to the State and National Explorer Competitions. If any youth are interested in either the police or fire exploring program or would anyone that would like to buy tickets in advance, contact Officer Gross at [email protected]

Food supplier/buyer meet

APRIL 21, MAY 2 — Whole Foods Market is hosting a local supplier fair Thursday, May 2, at the Minneapolis Central Library to discover new products to sell at the future Whole Foods Market locations opening this year in Maple Grove and Minneapolis. The event offers local producers the opportunity to meet with Whole Foods Market buyers and learn the viability of having their products sold in the new store, with potential for growth within the region and the company. Only vendors that grow fruits and/or vegetables commercially or manufacture and package products in Minnesota or Northwestern Wisconsin are eligible. Those interested in learning more are encouraged to visit Deadline for entry submission is Sunday, April 21.

Osseo City Council

APRIL 22 — The Osseo City Council will meet Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 425-2624 or visit

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.

Three Rivers Progressives Forum 

APRIL 23 — There will be a Three Rivers Progressive Forum Tuesday, April 23, at Dehn’s Country Manor, 11291 Fernbrook Lane N. in Maple Grove. Dinner is a 6 p.m. with the program at 7 p.m. Darby Nelson, author of the book, “For the Love of Lakes,” will speak on the state of our lakes, especially in the northwest metro. Nelson, who has a PhD in aquatic ecology, will tell the story of the journey he undertook to write “For the Love of Lakes,” which started at Dayton’s Diamond Lake. Hosts are Sharon and Jerry Bahensky, Judy and Dick Nelson, and Susan and John Manrodt. Questions can be emailed to [email protected]

MGCO meeting

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

TopLine seminar

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 [email protected] Include names of all attendees in email.

Izaak Walton League

APRIL 23 — The Breckenridge Chapter House of the Izaak Walton League of America invites the public to discuss the film “Hooked on Growth” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. The film examines the question of overpopulation and how to become a sustainable civilization. The event is at 8816 W. River Road, Brooklyn Park. More information is available ate 763-421-6781.

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 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

Maple Grove planners

APRIL 29 — The Maple Grove Planning Commission will meet Monday, April 29, 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

Open house

MAY 1 & 5 — There will be an open house at Applewood Coop of Maple Grove, 6222 Quinwood Lane N., Wednesday, May 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. and again Wednesday, June 5, from 2 to 4 p.m.