Maple Grove- Osseo calendar

Sounds of Summer

AUG. 8 — At the Maple Grove Town Green Band Shell, 7991 Main St., the season of the Sounds of Summer takes place. 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.

NHACC picnic

AUG. 8 — The North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Picnic in the Park” luncheon is Thursday, Aug. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s an opportunity network while enjoying a meal at Brooklyn Park’s Central Park Pavilion, 8440 Regent Ave. N. Meet new chamber board members, participate in the learning experience of “Board Bingo” and enjoy lunch catered by Z’s Smokin’ Bonez of Maple Grove. Cost is $15. Info and registration: nhachamber.com.

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.

Arbor committee

AUG. 8 — The Maple Grove Arbor Committee will meet Thursday, Aug. 8, 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

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.

Golf fundraiser

AUG. 11 — The first annual Osseo-Maple Grove Legion Post #172 will host a Golf Fundraiser Sunday, Aug. 11, at Sundance Golf and Bowl, 15240 113th Ave. N. in Dayton. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Proceeds from the event will support Camp Legionville. There is an $80 registration fee, which includes: 18 holes of golf with cart, range balls, money hole, longest drive and longest putt contests, 50/50 putting contest, spaghetti dinner at the Legion, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo and silent auction at the Legion. Call John Torma 612-749-3704  or email him at club172manager@comcast.net with questions.

Osseo EDA

AUG. 12 — 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

AUG. 12 — The Osseo City Council will meet Monday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 425-2624 or visit discoverosseo.com.

Maple Grove planners

AUG. 12 — The Maple Grove Planning Commission meeting of Monday, Aug. 12, has been canceled until its next meeting on Aug. 26.

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.

MG Historic Society

AUG. 15 — 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

AUG. 15 — The Maple Grove Parks and Recreation Board will meet Thursday, Aug. 15. 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.

MG Arts Council

AUG. 15 — 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 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.

Country Daze

AUG. 16-17 — The 10th annual Corcoran Country Daze is Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16 and 17, featuring free family fun, free live music, softball, classic car show, craft show, food and beer. Tim Mahoney Band plays Friday, Aug. 16, at 8:30 p.m. with opening act Lakeside Houdinis at 7:30 p.m. Hell Country Truckers plays Saturday, Aug. 17. Concerts are free with non-perishable food donation of cash donation for the food shelf. Concerts are from 8 p.m. to midnight. The Hope Community Church first annual 5K run is Saturday at 8:30 a.m., register at www.hope-church.info. Free family day is Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring Euro bungee jumper, face painting/crazy hair, rock climbing wall, pony rides, build a birdhouse, kid’s games, inflatable toddler zone, North Air Car helicopter, police/fire/rescue exhibits, benefit volleyball tournament and NFL punt, pass and kick contest. Fireworks Saturday night honor American’s veterans. Rain or shine at Corcoran ball fields, 20300 County Rd. 50.

Osseo planners

AUG. 19 — The Osseo Planning Commission will meet Monday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624.

MG Women of Today

AUG. 19 — 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

AUG. 19 — The Maple Grove City Council will have a meeting Monday, Aug. 19, 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

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.

Maple Grove planners

AUG. 26 — The Maple Grove Planning Commission will meet Monday, Aug. 26, 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.

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.

Home Improvement/Design Expo

MARCH 22 —  There will be a Home Improvement and Design Expo Saturday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. Don’t miss an 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. For more information call 952-238-1700 or visit the webiste at MediaMaxEvents.com.

Longevity Health Expo

APRIL 26 — There will be a Longevity Health Expo Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. The Longevity Expo offers attendees options to look their best, feel their best and be their best at all ages. There will be 150 exhibitors and visit the main stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long. This show focuses on ways to keep active while ageing and to offer suggestions for healthy living that in return may extend life or improve the quality of life. This show is all about products, services and information that will make life better. Admission $6 or free with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf. For more information call 952-238-1700 or visit the webiste at MediaMaxEvents.com.

 

 

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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