Maple Grove- Osseo calendar

Snowboard Team

NOW — The G Team Snowboard Team has Opened Registration for winter training at Hyland Ski & Snowboard Area and Elm Creek. Minnesota’s premier snowboard team has open online registration at thegteam.com. The G Team provides training for snowboarders who have their basic skills to advanced riders. Riders train with professional coaches one to four days a week, can letter in snowboard with their local high school and have competition opportunities. For more information visit thegteam.com, send an email tocoach@thegteam.com or call 952-846-4317.

Housing for All bus tour

SEPT. 12 — Community leaders have organized the seventh annual Housing For All bus tour Thursday, Sept. 12, in the west metro. The event is free and open to the public. The event is intended to offer a first-hand view of what affordable housing looks like in the area – and a window to learn about issues of homelessness and the challenges low-wage earners face when seeking housing. The bus tour, from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m., will include a light dinner. Participants will meet at IOCP offices. Stops are planned at Wayzata Community Church, where congregation members will be hosting families experiencing homelessness as part of the Families Moving Forward program, and Boulevard Apartments, affordable housing in Wayzata. Housing for All is a community group supporting proposed affordable developments, promoting land trust homes, and engaging businesses and community leaders to equally promote affordable housing in the northwest suburbs. Registration is required. To register call Caprice at 612-558-3189 or email cwayau@gmail.com. For more information visitbeaconinterfaith.org/events/housing-all-bus-tour.s

Arbor committee

SEPT. 12 — The Maple Grove Arbor Committee will meet Thursday, Sept. 12, 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.

Osseo American Legion Auxiliary

SEPT. 12 — The Osseo American Legion Auxiliary Unit 172 will host their first meeting after a two-month break Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. All members are welcome to attend and learn about the programs of the American Legion Auxiliary. The group’s meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month and start at 7:30 p.m.

Steak fry

SEPT. 13 — The Three Rivers Figure Skating Club will host a Steak Fry Friday, Sept. 13, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. Dinner includes baked potato, coleslaw and toast. People can also get fish or shrimp instead of steak. Or can add shrimp to a meal for $2 at the door. The club is based in Brooklyn Park’s community center. This is an annual fundraiser for the club. Come for a meal, bake sale silent auction and raffle.

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.

Yellow Tree production

SEPT. 13 TO OCT. 13 — Yellow Tree Theatre, 320 Fifth Ave. S.E. in Osseo, will present “On Golden Pond” Sept. 13 to Oct. 13. The production stars Jon Cranney and Katherine Ferrand. Performances will be Wednesdays to Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. There will be no performance Sept. 15. Tickets are $17 on Wednesdays, $20 on Thursdays and Sundays and $23 on Fridays and Saturdays. Students, seniors and groups of 10 or more receive $3 off. Tickets can be purchased online at yellowtreetheatre.com or by calling 763-493-8733.

Tech Dump

SEPT. 14 — Boy Scout Troop 84 is hosting a Tech Dump electronics collection event as a fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Two locations will be used: Ethan Allen parking lot, 11751 Fountains Way in Maple Grove, or at Rainbow parking lot, 16401 County Road 30 in Maple Grove. This event is open to all and is not restricted to residents of Maple Grove. Most electronic items accepted for no fee including: computers, notebooks/laptops, computer accessories, hard driver/motherboard, flat panel TVs/monitors, cell phones, batteries, etc. CRT/Tube TV’s and monitors will be accepted with a $10 per screen donation. More information and maps at: techdump.org/troop-84w.

MGFRA fall classic

SEPT. 15 — The first annual Maple Grove Firefighters Relief Association Fall Classic will take place Sunday, Sept. 15, at Pheasant Acres Golf Club. There will be a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Cost is $320 for foursomes and $80 for singles, which includes 18-holes carts and dinner at the Lookout Bar and Grill. Make checks out the MGFRA Fall Classic and mail to: MGFRA Fall Classic, P.O. Box 1174, Maple Grove, MN 55311. Contact Tim Kidd at 763-286-1462 or Dennis Niles at 763-227-7685.

Osseo planners

SEPT. 16 — The Osseo Planning Commission will meet Monday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624.

MG Women of Today

SEPT. 16 — 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

SEPT. 16 — The Maple Grove City Council will have a meeting Monday, Sept. 16, 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.

Brookdale Bookers

SEPT. 17 — The Brookdale Bookers, from the Brookdale Library Book Club, will  host a book club meeting Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 10:30 a.m. at Dick’s Bar & Grill, 205 Central Ave. in Osseo. Mary DesJarlais’ book “Dorie LaValle: A Minnesota Story of Moonshine and Murder” will be discussed. A tour of the town of Osseo will take place afterwards. For more information call 763-607-1150.

Bottineau Light Rail forum

SEPT. 17 — The Benefits and Opportunities of the Bottineau Light Rail Line will be addressed at a forum Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Brooklyn Park City Hall, 5200 85th Avenue N. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the forum will begin at 7 p.m. Brent Rusco, Senior Engineer in the Hennepin County Division for Engineering and Transit Planning, will explain the planning process for the Bottineau Line, its route, and the location of stations.  Nelima Sitati-Munene, Community Organizer for Harrison Neighborhood Association, will tell us how residents can become involved in the design of the light rail stations.  Wynfred Russell, Executive Director of the African Career, Education, and Resources Center (ACER), will discuss the kinds of housing, services, sources for jobs, and retail development that would be most helpful for communities along the line and how citizen involvement can assure the coming development will serve all residents equitably. Time for questions and comments will follow the speakers’ presentations. The forum is sponsored by Think Again Brooklyns, ACER, the League of Women Voters BPOMG, and the Brooklyn Park Diversity Team. The forum is free and the public is welcome. Contact Carol Woehrer, 763-537-0816 with questions.

Sons of Norway

SEPT. 17 — The Vestland Lodge Sons of Norway will meet Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka. Hayford O’Leary, St. Olaf College Norwegian Department professor and author of “Culture and Customs of Norway,” will tell about multi-cultural Norway, both old and new. Jon Pederson, capital campaign chair of Norway House, will talk about fundraising efforts for the new building in Minneapolis. Norway House in the Upper Midwest has as its mission the preservation and promotion of an appreciation and understanding of the American-Norwegian experience and its relationship to modern Norway. The event will feature a new-member pot luck dinner, and the community is invited. Info: 612-791-7406.

MG Historic Society

SEPT. 19 — 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), use the south driveway. Come and help us discover Maple Grove’s past. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 763-494-5983.

Osseo School Board

SEPT. 17 — The Osseo School Board will meet Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m. in the board room of the Education Service Center, 11200 93rd Ave. in Maple Grove. This meeting is open to the public. A negotiation strategies meeting will follow at 7 p.m. in the room N-10 of the ESC. This meeting is closed to the public.

MG Arts Council

SEPT. 19 — 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.

Steak fry

SEPT. 20 — The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 172 will be hosting a steak fry Friday, Sept. 20, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. The Auxiliary also will be serving walleye, shrimp and combo steak and shrimp dinners.

Vegetarian intro cooking class

SEPT. 23, OCT. 7, 30 & NOV. 7 — There will be an “Intro to Healthy Indian Vegetarian Cooking” class taking place Monday, Sept. 23; Monday, Oct. 7; Wednesday, Oct. 30 and Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Hindu Temple of Minnesota, 10530 Troy Lane in Maple Grove. All classes will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the kitchen. Class size limited to 12 students for this participation class. Classes may have allergens including peanuts, tree nuts, gluten and dairy products. Cost is $20 per class for $70 for all four classes. Includes dinner and take home ingredients. People must pre-register. Contact Laurie Karnes at 763-420-6350 or by email at landforsale@visi.com for more information.

Osseo City Council

SEPT. 23 — The Osseo City Council will meet Monday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 425-2624 or visit discoverosseo.com.

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.

Osseo Prayer Breakfast

SEPT. 26 — Chaplain Maj. Buddy Winn, the state support chaplain for the U.S. Army National Guard, will be the guest speaker at the Thursday, Sept. 26, Osseo Community Prayer Breakfast. “Community Renewal and Prayer” is the theme of this fourth annual event from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Osseo American Legion Hall, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. Prayer Breakfast Sponsorship tables for gold $500 and silver $250 are available until Sept. 10 by calling Osseo United Methodist Church, 763-425-2923. Individual $15 tickets are available until Sept. 20 by calling the church 763-425-2923. Further information is available by calling 763-425-2923.

Steak fry fundraiser

SEPT. 27 — The Osseo Fire Department is hosting a Steak Fry fundrasing event Friday, Sept. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. Tickets can be purchased from Osseo firefighters or at the door for $10.

St. John’s 5K walk

SEPT. 28 — The Malaria Melee 5K run/walk will be Saturday Sept. 28, at 9 a.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9141 County Rd. 101, Corcoran. Race Day Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. T-shirts, snacks and refreshments included with registration. Prizes for top male and female runner. Prize drawings for all participants immediately following the race. Proceeds go to Lutheran Malaria Initiative. Register to save money and be guaranteed a race shirt. Forms are available at St. John’s or at www.netbynet.org/.

OHS Class of ‘63

SEPT. 28 — Hear Ye! The Osseo High School Class of 1963 is celebrating its 50th Class Reunion Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. The festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Enjoy ‘50s and ‘60s music. Friends and acquaintances are welcome anytime after 7 p.m. Anyone with questions can contact Doug Peterson at 763-535-3100.

Maple Grove planners

SEPT. 30 — The Maple Grove Planning Commission will meet Monday, Sept. 30, 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.

HC Farm Bureau meeting

SEPT. 30 — Hennepin County Farm Bureau President, Marvin Johnson, announces the Annual Meeting will be Monday, Sept. 30, at the Corcoran City Center. A buffet dinner will be served from 7:15 to 8 p.m. Each paid Farm Bureau membership will receive one free dinner. Non members are welcome. Many door prizes will be given. The Corcoran City Center is located on County Road 116 between County Roads 30 and 10. Guests are welcome. Reservations should be made by calling the Farm Bureau office at 763-478-3988 or the president at 763-479-2274.

Osseo School Board

OCT. 1 — The Osseo School Board will have a work session Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m. in the forum room of the Education Service Center, 11200 93rd Ave. in Maple Grove. A property committee meeting will follow at 8 p.m. in the board room and policy committee meeting at 8 p.m. in room W-42 of the ESC. These meetings are open to the public.

Oktoberfest

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

MG Critical Thinkers

OCT. 5 — 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, Oct. 5, from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center room 133, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. Cost to attend is a $5 donation. To register or for more information contact Laurie Karnes at landforsale@visi.com or 763-420-6350.

Author event

OCT. 6 — Local author Genny Kieley will be signing copies of her book “Bait Store Angel and Other Stories” Sunday, Oct. 6, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Maple Grove Arts Center, 7916 Main Street.

Getting into college seminar

OCT. 9 — There will be a seminar, “How to Get Into College, Pay for It — Without Unmanageable Debt,” will be Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Maple Grove Senior High School, 9800 Fernbrook Lane in Maple Grove. This seminar is sponsored by Osseo-Maple Grove Community Ed. Call 763-391-7119 for more information.

Candlelight vigil

OCT. 10 — At 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, along with other local churches and organizations, will host a solemn and hope-filled vigil in memory of individuals from our area who have lost their lives to domestic abuse. The one-hour service, titled Healing Domestic Abuse: Intercession and Hope, is open to the entire community, including survivors who have extricated themselves from abusive situations, those currently in abusive relationships and those whose lives have been touched by the abuse of someone they know. The vigil will include quiet times of meditation, music, scripture, stories from survivors, and a message of hope for everyone who has experienced the physical and emotional pain of domestic abuse. There will be time after the vigil for light refreshments, fellowship and support. For more information, call Jane at 763-494-5528, Susan at 763-559-5873, or St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church at 763-425-6505. The church is located at 7180 Hemlock Lane North in Maple Grove, on the southeast corner of the intersection of I-694 and Hemlock Lane.

Autumn Woods Classic

OCT. 12 — The annual Autumn Woods Classic event will be Sunday, Oct. 12, from 8:30 to noon at the Elm Creek Park Reserve. There will be a 5K and 10K course. There is also a 1K Fun Run for kids. The cost is $23 for the 5K and 10K races if pre-registering and $29 the day of. The 1K Fun Run is $5 for pre-registration and $9 for the day of. To pre-register, call 763-559-6700.

Fall craft show

OCT. 12 — The Maple Grove Women of Today will host a Fall Festival Craft Show and Sale Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. There will be a variety of crafters and vendors. The event is free to the public. Call 651-642-5404 for more information.

Maple Grove Historical Museum Open

OCT. 13 — The Maple Grove History Museum, 9030 Forestview Lane, will be open the second Sunday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m. Use the south driveway to enter and park. Visitors are welcome to drop by and see the current displays. Check out the very labor intensive method of doing the laundry in days of yesteryear. The museum is also open by appointment for group tours. For further information call Roger at 763-425-2233.

Osseo EDA

OCT. 14 — The Osseo Economic Development Authority will meet Monday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624.

‘The Cubicle’ at Yellow Tree

OCT. 18 TO NOV. 3 — Yellow Tree Theatre, 320 Fifth Ave. S.E. in Osseo, will present the production “The Cubicle.” Performances will be Oct. 18 through Nov. 3, with show times at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays to Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $17 for Thursdays, $20 for Sundays and $23 for Fridays and Saturdays. Students, seniors 60 & up, military personnel and groups of 10 or more receive $3 off these prices. Tickets and information at: yellowtreetheatre.com/events/the-cubicle or by calling 763-493-8733.

Halloween Family Fun Day

OCT. 19 — The Maple Grove Community Organization will host its fifth annual Halloween Family Fun Day event Saturday, Oct. 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the setting of Weaver Lake Park, 8401 Dunkirk Lane in Maple Grove. More than 20 activities offer tricks or treats like sliding down the monster inflatables, crawling through the web of confusion maze, having your fortune told, fishing in the bottomless well and more. Goodie bags are filled with candy and trinkets. A spooky craft, a treasure from skull island and spooky game of ghost bingo add to the highlights of the afternoon. Screams abound loud and clear at the scream contest. This family fun event is for children ages 2 to 8 and the charge is $5 per child. Under 2 is free. Costumes encouraged. Parking is available on site or overflow parking at Weaver Lake Ballfields, 17270 82nd Ave. N.

Waffle breakfast

OCT. 20 — The Maple Grove Lions Club will host a Waffle Breakfast event Sunday, Oct. 20, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. More information is available at maplegrovelions.org.

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 “MNSure: The New Health Insurance Exchange” with Mario Vargas, Outreach Analyst, Minnesota Department of Human Services Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center room 133, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. Cost to attend is a $5 donation. To register or for more information contact Laurie Karnes at landforsale@visi.com or 763-420-6350.

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 Jerry Siverson and Erik Beggs, C.S. McCrossan Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center room 133, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. Cost to attend is a $5 donation. To register or for more information contact Laurie Karnes at landforsale@visi.com or 763-420-6350.

MG Critical Thinkers

JAN. 11 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “Who is Driving the Bus for the Southwest Light Rail Project?” with Lee Simich, CEO, Southwest Transit Bus Service Saturday, Jan. 11, from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center room 133, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. Cost to attend is a $5 donation. To register or for more information contact Laurie Karnes at landforsale@visi.com or 763-420-6350.

MG Critical Thinkers

FEB. 9 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “Intro to Seventh-Day Adventists” with Sherman McCormick, ministerial director Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon at 7384 Kirkwood Court in Maple Grove. Cost to attend is a $5 donation. To register or for more information contact Laurie Karnes at landforsale@visi.com or 763-420-6350.

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 8 to 9 a.m. The classes are free, but a $5 (all) $1 (students) donation is suggested. Children ages 5 and older are welcome. 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.

Learn Bollywood Dancing 

ONGOING — Have fun while getting a great cardio workout with Bollywood Dancing. Beginners, ladies, gentleman and kids are welcome to this fun fast  drop in class. Bare feet or good athletic shoes. Hindu Temple of Minnesota, 10530 Troy Lane in Maple Grove. A $5 donation, $1 for children/students. For more information call Laurie Karnes at 763-420-6350 or email Laurie at landforsale@visi.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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