Maple Grove- Osseo calendar

Chamber annual golf tournament

JULY 8 — The North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce’s 31st Annual Golf Tournament will take place Monday, July 8, at the TPC- Twin Cities Golf Course, 11444 Tournament Players Parkway in Blaine. Events begin at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. There is a fee to participate. Visit nhachamber.com or call Brian Gill at 763-494-9800 for more information.

Osseo EDA

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

Osseo City Council

JULY 8 — The Osseo City Council will meet Monday, July 8, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 425-2624 or visit discoverosseo.com.

Maple Grove planners

JULY 8 — The Maple Grove Planning Commission will meet Monday, July 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.

Sounds of Summer

JULY 8, 10 & 11 — At the Maple Grove Town Green Band Shell, 7991 Main St., the season of the Sounds of Summer takes place. The Medalist Concert Band will perform Monday, July 8, at 7 p.m. Rocket Club performs Wednesday, July 10, at 7 p.m. Schiffelly Puppets will perform Thursday, July 11, at 11 a.m. All events are free. Note that all events are subject to change. Visit maplegrovemn.gov, on Facebook or call 763-494-5959 for more information.

Camp Arbor

JULY 9 — Camp Arbor is a free, fun and educational weekly morning camp for children ages 3-10 at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes’ central courtyard Arbor Park. Events take place between 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. and features: interactive, educational activity for children; complimentary face painting and snacks and special offers from participating stores and restaurants. A Beach Party presented by Kidsdance will be Tuesday, July 9. Schedule is tentative and subject to change. Activities are offered while supplies last. If the weather is inclement, the session will either be canceled or moved to an indoor location. Visit shoppesatarborlakes.com for updates.

Concerts/Movies in the Park

JULY 9 — The annual Osseo Concerts in the Park will feature the Teddy Bear Band and the Movies in the Park will feature “Pitch Perfect,” Tuesday, July 9. All events are free and take place in Boerboom Veterans park, across from Osseo City Hall, 415 Central Ave. Concerts in the Park begin at 7 p.m. and Movies in the Park begin at 8:30 p.m. People should bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on.

Miracles of Mitch fundraiser

JULY 10 — The third annual Kristina and Kyle Swenson Miracles of Mitch Foundation Fundraiser will take place Wednesday, July 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Four Seasons at Rush Creek Clubhouse, 7550 Ranier Lane N. Events include: a silent auction and wine pull, activities for kids and dessert and beverages. Jana Anderson and her band will also perform. The Miracles of Mitch Foundation was created to support families of kids with cancer. Every year, Kristina and Kyle compete in the largest kids triathlon in the nation to raise money for this foundation. They race in honor or memory of kids with cancer who can’t race due to their condition. Find out more at: www.miraclesofmitch.org. Contact Kristina and Kyle Swenson: swensonkk@hotmail.com or 612-812-3666

Advisory committee

JULY 10 — The Maple Grove Citizens’ Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, July 10, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Government Center, 12800 Arbor Lakes Pkwy. For agenda information call 763-494-6000.

Maple Grove Days

JULY 10 TO 14 — The annual Maple Grove Days celebration take place Wednesday, July 10 through Sunday, July 14. The Pierre Bottineau Parade takes place Thursday, July 11, beginning at 6:10 p.m. Many of the main activities take place Saturday, July 13, throughout Maple Grove.

Summer Faire

JULY 11 — Grab family, friends, and a lawn chair for relaxing in The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes’ central courtyard while enjoying sounds from Minnesota musicians for free. All concerts are from 6 to 8 p.m., but the schedule is tentative and subject to change. Boogie Wonderland, live 70s disco, will perform July 11. For more information visit shoppesatarborlakes.com or call The Shoppes at 763-488-9965.

Arbor committee

JULY 11 — The Maple Grove Arbor Committee will meet Thursday, July 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.

Movies by Moonlight

JULY 12 — The Movies by the Moonlight take place at the Maple Grove Town Green Band Shell, 7991 Main St. at sunset. “The Lorax” will be shown Friday, July 12. All movies are rated PG.

MG Critical Thinkers

JULY 13 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “The Origins of Greed” with Laurie Wolfe, psychology faculty, Anoka Ramsey Community College and Nirav Sheth, meditation teacher, Hindu Temple Saturday, July 13, from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hindu Temple Community Center, 10530 Troy Lane N. Cost to attend is a $5 donation and additional $5 for an optional hot vegetarian Indian lunch. To register or for more information contact Laurie Karnes at landforsale@visi.com or 763-420-4757.

Osseo planners

JULY 15 — The Osseo Planning Commission will meet Monday, July 15, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624.

MG Women of Today

JULY 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 mgwomentoftoday@gmail.com or 651-642-5404 for more information.

Maple Grove City Council

JULY 15 — The Maple Grove City Council will have a meeting Monday, July 15, 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.

Sounds of Summer

JULY 15, 17 & 18 — At the Maple Grove Town Green Band Shell, 7991 Main St., the season of the Sounds of Summer takes place. Barley Jacks will perform Monday, July 15, at 7 p.m. Godspell will be performed Wednesday, July 17, at 7 p.m. Snapdragonseeds will perform Thursday, July 18, at 11 a.m. All events are free. Note that all events are subject to change. Visit maplegrovemn.gov, on Facebook or call 763-494-5959 for more information.

Camp Arbor

JULY 16 — Camp Arbor is a free, fun and educational weekly morning camp for children ages 3-10 at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes’ central courtyard Arbor Park. Events take place between 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. and features: interactive, educational activity for children; complimentary face painting and snacks and special offers from participating stores and restaurants. The Teddy Bear Band will perform Tuesday, July 16. Schedule is tentative and subject to change. Activities are offered while supplies last. If the weather is inclement, the session will either be canceled or moved to an indoor location. Visit shoppesatarborlakes.com for updates.

MG Arts Council

JULY 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.

Movies in the Park

JULY 16 — The annual Osseo Movies in the Park will feature “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” Tuesday, July 16. All events are free and take place in Boerboom Veterans park, across from Osseo City Hall, 415 Central Ave. Movies in the Park begin at 8:30 p.m. People should bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on.

Summer Faire

JULY 18 — Grab family, friends, and a lawn chair for relaxing in The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes’ central courtyard while enjoying sounds from Minnesota musicians for free. All concerts are from 6 to 8 p.m., but the schedule is tentative and subject to change. The Irresistibles featuring Mick Sterling, rock and R& B, will perform July 18. For more information visit shoppesatarborlakes.com or call The Shoppes at 763-488-9965.

Get Your Cape On

JULY 18 — Bring super hero attitude and purchase a cape at Summer Faire at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove where crowds will gather Thursday, July 18, from 5 to 9 p.m. to set a World Record for the most “Super Heroes” gathered in one place. Proceeds from the event will benefit The 30 Days Foundation, created by Mick Sterling who will also be on hand to perform from 6 to 8 p.m. during the event at Summer Faire, The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes Thursday night Summer Concert Series now in its ninth year.

MG Historic Society

JULY 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

JULY 18 — The Maple Grove Parks and Recreation Board will meet Thursday, July 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.

Sounds of Summer

JULY 22, 24 & 25 — At the Maple Grove Town Green Band Shell, 7991 Main St., the season of the Sounds of Summer takes place. The Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis will perform Monday, July 22, at 7 p.m. Salute to the music of Bob Dylan will be Wednesday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m. Sticks and Tones will perform Thursday, July 25, at 11 a.m. All events are free. Note that all events are subject to change. Visit maplegrovemn.gov, on Facebook or call 763-494-5959 for more information.

Camp Arbor

JULY 23 — Camp Arbor is a free, fun and educational weekly morning camp for children ages 3-10 at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes’ central courtyard Arbor Park. Events take place between 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. and features: interactive, educational activity for children; complimentary face painting and snacks and special offers from participating stores and restaurants. There will be Carnival Games Tuesday, July 23. Schedule is tentative and subject to change. Activities are offered while supplies last. If the weather is inclement, the session will either be canceled or moved to an indoor location. Visit shoppesatarborlakes.com for updates.

MGCO meeting

JULY 23 — The Maple Grove Community Organization will meet Tuesday, July 23, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. The group will be discussing Maple Grove Days, the highlights of the festival, all input is welcome. Join the group as it celebrates the end of another successful festival. For agenda or general information call the MGCO voice message line 763-494-5985 or contact the group at maplegrovedays.org.

Concerts/Movies in the Park

JULY 23 — The annual Osseo Concerts in the Park will feature the Minnesota Zoomobile instead of music and the Movies in the Park will feature “Brave,” Tuesday, July 23. All events are free and take place in Boerboom Veterans park, across from Osseo City Hall, 415 Central Ave. Concerts in the Park begin at 7 p.m. and Movies in the Park begin at 8:30 p.m. People should bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on.

Summer Faire

JULY 25 — Grab family, friends, and a lawn chair for relaxing in The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes’ central courtyard while enjoying sounds from Minnesota musicians for free. All concerts are from 6 to 8 p.m., but the schedule is tentative and subject to change. Tim Mahoney, alernative-pop rock, performs July 25. For more information visit shoppesatarborlakes.com or call The Shoppes at 763-488-9965.

Movies by Moonlight

JULY 26 — The Movies by the Moonlight take place at the Maple Grove Town Green Band Shell, 7991 Main St. at sunset. “Wreck It Ralph” will be shown Friday, July 26. All movies are rated PG.

Sounds of Summer

JULY 29, 31 & AUG. 1 — At the Maple Grove Town Green Band Shell, 7991 Main St., the season of the Sounds of Summer takes place. The Brooklyn Park Community Band will perform Monday, July 29, at 7 p.m. The Whitesidewalls perform Wednesday, July 31, at 7 p.m. Wendy’s Wiggle Jiggle Jam will perform Thursday, Aug. 1, at 11 a.m. All events are free. Note that all events are subject to change. Visit maplegrovemn.gov, on Facebook or call 763-494-5959 for more information.

Concerts/Movies in the Park

JULY 30 — The annual Osseo Concerts in the Park will feature the Classic Big Band and the Movies in the Park will feature “The Lucky One,” Tuesday, July 30. All events are free and take place in Boerboom Veterans park, across from Osseo City Hall, 415 Central Ave. Concerts in the Park begin at 7 p.m. and Movies in the Park begin at 8:30 p.m. People should bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on.

Summer Faire

AUG. 1 — Grab family, friends, and a lawn chair for relaxing in The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes’ central courtyard while enjoying sounds from Minnesota musicians for free. All concerts are from 6 to 8 p.m., but the schedule is tentative and subject to change. Keri Noble, piano-driven singer, will perform Aug. 1. For more information visit shoppesatarborlakes.com or call The Shoppes at 763-488-9965.

Movies by Moonlight

AUG. 2 — The Movies by the Moonlight take place at the Maple Grove Town Green Band Shell, 7991 Main St. at sunset. “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” will be shown Friday, Aug. 2. All movies are rated PG.

Sounds of Summer

AUG. 5, 7 & 8 — At the Maple Grove Town Green Band Shell, 7991 Main St., the season of the Sounds of Summer takes place. Scott Hansen will perform Monday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. The Mpls. Commordores perform Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. Paul Spring will perform Thursday, Aug. 8, at 11 a.m. All events are free. Note that all events are subject to change. Visit maplegrovemn.gov, on Facebook or call 763-494-5959 for more information.

Night to Unite in Osseo

AUG. 6 — The annual Night to Unite in Osseo will take place Tuesday, Aug. 6, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Check with the Osseo Police Department for more information.

Movies in the Park

AUG. 6 — The annual Osseo Movies in the Park will feature “The Avengers,” Tuesday, Aug. 6. All events are free and take place in Boerboom Veterans park, across from Osseo City Hall, 415 Central Ave. Movies in the Park begin at 8:30 p.m. People should bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on.

Summer Faire

AUG. 8 — Grab family, friends, and a lawn chair for relaxing in The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes’ central courtyard while enjoying sounds from Minnesota musicians for free. All concerts are from 6 to 8 p.m., but the schedule is tentative and subject to change. Davina and the Vagabonds, jazz and blues, will perform Aug. 8. For more information visit shoppesatarborlakes.com or call The Shoppes at 763-488-9965.

Movies by Moonlight

AUG. 9 — The Movies by the Moonlight take place at the Maple Grove Town Green Band Shell, 7991 Main St. at sunset. “Viva Las Vegas” will be shown Friday, Aug. 9. All movies are rated PG.

MG Critical Thinkers

AUG. 10 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “Food Allergies as a Disability: a Legal Perspective,” the Minnesota Disability Law Center division of Legal Aid Saturday, Aug. 10, from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hindu Temple Community Center, 10530 Troy Lane N. in Maple Grove. Cost to attend is a $5 donation and additional $5 for an optional hot vegetarian Indian lunch. To register or for more information contact Laurie Karnes at landforsale@visi.com or 763-420-4757.

Sounds of Summer

AUG. 12, 14 & 15 — At the Maple Grove Town Green Band Shell, 7991 Main St., the season of the Sounds of Summer takes place. Maiden Dixie will perform Monday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. Free Fallin’ performs Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 7 p.m. Okee Dokee Brothers will perform Thursday, Aug. 15, at 11 a.m. All events are free. Note that all events are subject to change. Visit maplegrovemn.gov, on Facebook or call 763-494-5959 for more information.

Concerts/Movies in the Park

AUG. 13 — The annual Osseo Concerts in the Park will feature the Golden Strings and the Movies in the Park will feature “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” Tuesday, Aug. 13. All events are free and take place in Boerboom Veterans park, across from Osseo City Hall, 415 Central Ave. Concerts in the Park begin at 7 p.m. and Movies in the Park begin at 8:30 p.m. People should bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on.

Summer Faire

AUG. 15 — Grab family, friends, and a lawn chair for relaxing in The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes’ central courtyard while enjoying sounds from Minnesota musicians for free. All concerts are from 6 to 8 p.m., but the schedule is tentative and subject to change. The Lamont Cranston Band, blues, will perform Aug. 15. For more information visit shoppesatarborlakes.com or call The Shoppes at 763-488-9965.

Movies by Moonlight

AUG. 16 — The Movies by the Moonlight take place at the Maple Grove Town Green Band Shell, 7991 Main St. at sunset. “Ghostbusters” will be shown Friday, Aug. 16. All movies are rated PG.

Sounds of Summer

AUG. 19, 21 & 22  — At the Maple Grove Town Green Band Shell, 7991 Main St., the season of the Sounds of Summer takes place. G.B. Leighton will perform Monday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. Alison Scott and Kevin Bowe perform Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. Tricia and the Toonies will perform Thursday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. All events are free. Note that all events are subject to change. Visit maplegrovemn.gov, on Facebook or call 763-494-5959 for more information.

Movies in the Park

AUG. 20 — The annual Osseo Movies in the Park will feature “Rock of Ages,” Tuesday, Aug. 20. All events are free and take place in Boerboom Veterans park, across from Osseo City Hall, 415 Central Ave. Movies in the Park begin at 8:30 p.m. People should bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on.

Summer Faire

AUG. 22 — Grab family, friends, and a lawn chair for relaxing in The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes’ central courtyard while enjoying sounds from Minnesota musicians for free. All concerts are from 6 to 8 p.m., but the schedule is tentative and subject to change. Aimee and Boyd Lee, jazz/blues/folk/country, will perform Aug. 22. For more information visit shoppesatarborlakes.com or call The Shoppes at 763-488-9965.

Movies by Moonlight

AUG. 23 — The Movies by the Moonlight take place at the Maple Grove Town Green Band Shell, 7991 Main St. at sunset. “Cool Runnings” will be shown Friday, Aug. 23. All movies are rated PG.

Movies in the Park

AUG. 27 — The annual Osseo Concerts in the Park will feature The Classics and the Movies in the Park will feature “Here Comes the Boom,” Tuesday, Aug. 27. All events are free and take place in Boerboom Veterans park, across from Osseo City Hall, 415 Central Ave. Concerts in the Park begin at 7 p.m. and Movies in the Park begin at 8:30 p.m. People should bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on.

Movies by Moonlight

AUG. 30 — The Movies by the Moonlight take place at the Maple Grove Town Green Band Shell, 7991 Main St. at sunset. “mary Poppins” will be shown Friday, Aug. 30. All movies are rated PG.

Movies by Moonlight

SEPT. 6 — The Movies by the Moonlight take place at the Maple Grove Town Green Band Shell, 7991 Main St. at sunset. “Shrek” will be shown Friday, Sept. 6. All movies are rated PG.

Osseo Lions Roar

SEPT. 6 TO 7 — This year’s Osseo Lions Roar event will take place Friday, Sept. 6 to Saturday, Sept. 7. The parade will begin at noon on Sept. 7.

Movies by Moonlight

SEPT. 13 — The Movies by the Moonlight take place at the Maple Grove Town Green Band Shell, 7991 Main St. at sunset. “Hotel Transylvania” will be shown Friday, Sept. 13. All movies are rated PG.

MG Critical Thinkers

SEPT. 14 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “Somalis in Minnesota” Osman Ali, owner of the Bright Moon Cafe and founder of the future Somali Artifact and Culture Museum Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hindu Temple Community Center, 10530 Troy Lane N. Cost to attend is a $5 donation and additional $5 for an optional hot vegetarian Indian lunch. To register or for more information contact Laurie Karnes at landforsale@visi.com or 763-420-4757.

MGCO meeting

SEPT. 25 — The Maple Grove Community Organization will meet Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. The group will be planning Halloween Family Fun Event set for Saturday, Oct. 19, and Breakfast with Santa Saturday, Dec. 7. Join the group in the planning process or volunteer the day of the event. For agenda or general information call the MGCO voice message line 763-494-5985 or contact the group at maplegrovedays.org.

Oktoberfest

OCT. 5 — This year’s Osseo Oktoberfest will be Saturday, Oct. 5. Events start at noon.

MG Critical Thinkers

OCT. 12 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “MNSure: the new health insurance exchange” Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hindu Temple Community Center, 10530 Troy Lane N. Cost to attend is a $5 donation and additional $5 for an optional hot vegetarian Indian lunch. To register or for more information contact Laurie Karnes at landforsale@visi.com or 763-420-4757.

MGCO meeting

OCT. 22 — The Maple Grove Community Organization will meet Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. The group will be planning Breakfast with Santa set for Saturday, Dec. 7, and the Sleigh Bells & Sparkle Parade. Join the group in the planning process or volunteer for the day of the event. For agenda or general information call the MGCO voice message line 763-494-5985 or contact the group at maplegrovedays.org.

Halloween Kiddie Parade

OCT. 26 — The Osseo Halloween Kiddie Parade will be Saturday, Oct. 26. The parade will start at noon.

Home expo

NOV. 2 — There will be a Home Improvement and Design Expo event Saturday, Nov. 2, 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.

MG Critical Thinkers

NOV. 9 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “Demographic Change in Minnesota: Drowning in or Surfing on the Silver Tsunami” with Susan Brower, Minnesota State Demographer Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hindu Temple Community Center, 10530 Troy Lane N. Cost to attend is a $5 donation and additional $5 for an optional hot vegetarian Indian lunch. To register or for more information contact Laurie Karnes at landforsale@visi.com or 763-420-4757.

MGCO meeting

NOV. 26 — The Maple Grove Community Organization will meet Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. The group will be planning Breakfast with Santa, set for Saturday, Dec. 7, and the Sleigh Bells & Sparkle parade. Join the group in the planning process or volunteer for the day of the event. For agenda or general information call the MGCO voice message line 763-494-5985 or contact the group at maplegrovedays.org.

Osseo Minidazzle/Lunch with Santa

DEC. 6 & 7 — The annual Osseo Minidazzle Holiday event will be Friday, Dec. 6, starting at 6 p.m. The following day, Saturday, Dec. 7, will be a Lunch with Santa event at 11 a.m.

MG Critical Thinkers

DEC. 14 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “Should Minnesota Taxpayers pay more money for highway construction to maximize the employment opportunities for ‘Disadvantaged Business Enterprises’” with Tom McCrossen, road contractor Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hindu Temple Community Center, 10530 Troy Lane N. Cost to attend is a $5 donation and additional $5 for an optional hot vegetarian Indian lunch. To register or for more information contact Laurie Karnes at landforsale@visi.com or 763-420-4757.

 

 

Alateen/Alanon

WEEKLY — Are parents worried about their kids because of chaos and pain caused by a spouse’s/significant other’s drinking? Are parents kids acting out, getting into trouble or withdrawn and depressed? Alateen can help the kids and Alanon can help parents. And it’s free. Both groups meet at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Maple Grove Alano Club, 15486 Territorial Road in Maple Grove (just off County Road 81 not far from the new Target). For more information call 612-716-7751, 763-427-3986 or 763-420-4249.

Yoga, meditation classes

ONGOING — There are drop-in yoga classes will are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and Sundays from 7:45 to 9 a.m. The classes are free, but a $5 (all) $1 (students) donation is suggested. There are free meditation classes on Sundays from 9 to 10:15 a.m. All classes held at the Hindu Temple of Minnesota, 10530 Troy Lane N. in Maple Grove. For more information call Laurie Karnes at 763-420-6350 or e-mail Laurie at landforsale@visi.com.

Free cooking demos

ONGOING — There are free cooking demos offered every Thursday at 5:15 p.m. at Ethnic Foods Company, 204 Central Avenue in Osseo. Learn to prepare traditional dishes, discover organic and healthful alternatives for adventurous eating and sample some foods from around the world. Call or stop by to make a reservation for an upcoming class. The first demo is free and every other demo is $10 and participants receive $5 towards in-store shopping. For more information call 952-593-3000, visit ethnicfoodsco.com or send and e-mail to ethnicfoodsco@yahoo.com.

TOPS 971

WEDNESDAYS — Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) MN 971 meets every Wednesday night at the Osseo Community Center, room B, 415 Central Avenue. Weigh in is from 5:45 to 6:25 p.m. The meetings are from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $1 per week with annual due of $26. For more information, call Sue Bloberger at 763-559-9411 or Jenny Christensen at 763-428-4523 or visit www.tops.org.

Maple Grove daughters, sons support group 

THIRD TUESDAYS — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota is sponsoring a support group specifically for adults with a parent who lives or lived with a mental illness. The Daughters and Sons support group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Maple Grove Library, 8001 Main Street N., from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, contact Jennifer at 612-845-6619 or NAMI at 651-645-2948.

Baby boomer job seekers

MONTHLY — Free workshop for baby boomer job seekers are offered at the Maple Grove Community Center. Networking and the hidden job market, learn strategies to build or revitalize a network and create a plan to sustain it to find a job by Joan Runnheim Olson of Pathways Career Success Strategies. Learn how to land an interview and then land the job using the People Plus + tool with Drs Bruce and Kathy Martin. The Martins will give you a quick and easy assessment and then teach people to use it to get that job. For more information or to register, visit www.YouCanGetHired.com.

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