Gluten friendly menu tasting
MAY 16 — Broadway Pizza, 5632 W. Broadway Ave. in Crystal, will host a Gluten Friendly Menu Tasting event Thursday, May 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Menu includes appetizers, chicken pesto salad sandwich, Italian hoagie, bruschetta burger, cheesy baked shells and a variety of pizzas. A beverage sampling will be included. A regular serving size may be purchased. Enter to win Twins tickets as well. The cost to attend is $10 with RSVP or $12 at the door. RSVP to Tiffany at 651-731-0800.
MG Historic Society
MAY 16 — 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
MAY 16 — The Maple Grove Parks and Recreation Board will meet Thursday, May 16. 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.
Osseo city clean up
MAY 18 — Osseo will host a city clean up event Saturday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Public Works building, 800 E. Broadway Street.
Sale at Shepherd of the Grove
MAY 18 — The ninth annual Shepherd of the Grove Garage Sale will take place Saturday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, located off of Eagle Lake Drive and Hemlock Lane. Enjoy this one-stop-shopping rummage sale experience, including furniture, tools, wall art, housewares, books, clothing and much more. The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League has worked hard to make this sale a success, so come, be part of the experience and get great deals. Proceeds benefitting Shepherd’s Care Childcare Center and food for the homeless.
Perennial plant exchange
MAY 18 — The Perennial Plant Exchange in Maple Grove will take place Saturday, May 18, starting at 9:30 a.m. in the west parking lot by the skate park of the community center, 12851 Weaver Lake Road. Bring plants to exchange with other gardeners.
MAY 18 — The city of Maple Grove will celebrate Arbor Day Saturday, May 18. The city will host a free event between noon and 4 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. Entertainment, free trees and information will be available.
MAY 20 — The Osseo Planning Commission will meet Monday, May 20, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624.
MG Women of Today
MAY 20 — 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
MAY 20 — The Maple Grove City Council will have a meeting Monday, May 20, 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
MAY 21 — The Osseo School Board will have a work session Tuesday, May 21, 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.
MAY 21 — J. Drake Hamilton, Science Policy Director at Fresh Energy, will describe how Minnesota is moving ahead on clean energy jobs that generate renewable energy, protect health, reduce climate change and keep energy dollars in Minnesota Tuesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at the Brooklyn Park City Council Chambers, 5200 85th Ave. N. Senator Chris Eaton, sponsor of the 2013 Solar Energy Jobs Act, will discuss the bill and its outcome for the 2013 session. A Q and A session will follow. Refreshments and information tables will precede the talks at 6:30 p.m. This forum is sponsored by the MN League of Women Voters (Brooklyn Park, Osseo, Maple Grove and Brooklyn Center), Think Again MN, MN350.org, the Citizens Climate Lobby and Cool Planet. For further information, contact Gail Hanson at email@example.com.
MG Arts Council
MAY 21 — 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.
MAY 23 — TopLine’s Maple Grove Learning Center, 9353 Jefferson Hwy., will offer the seminar, “Estate Matters,” Thursday, May 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Learn how to protect assets to leave a legacy for loved ones. 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.
Osseo City Council
MAY 28 — The Osseo City Council will meet Tuesday, May 28, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 425-2624 or visit discoverosseo.com.
Maple Grove planners
MAY 28 — The Maple Grove Planning Commission will meet Tuesday, May 28, 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.
MAY 28 — The Maple Grove Community Organization is in the final stages of planning the Maple Groves Days Festival scheduled for July 11 to 14. Join the group for its monthly meeting held the fourth Tuesday of each month, this month May 28. All meetings are at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road, at 7 p.m. There is no previous experience required to help plan the festival, just the desire to present Maple Grove residents with a festival that people of all ages can enjoy. There are many committees to help with or volunteer to help during the festival. There are different days available to volunteer as well as many jobs and shifts. For more information call the MGCO voice message line 763-494-5985 or visit the website at maplegrovedays.org.