Maple Grove-Osseo calendar

Indoor Farmers Market

CONTINUING — Everyone is invited inside as the food and fun continues the first and third Thursdays Dec. 5 and 19. Market hours are 3 to 6 p.m. Inside the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. Featuring 25 vendors offering their very own products, perfect for the harvest and holiday season. Fresh seasonal produce, meats, breads cheese, eggs, maple syrup, honey, wild rice, jams/jellies, pickled products, pasta, baked goods, holiday treats and much more. Credit/Debit/EBT cards accepted. Free recipes and live music every market.

Yellow Tree Theatre

NOW TO DEC. 29 — Yellow Tree Theatre, in Osseo, presents “Miracle on Christmas Lake” now through Sunday, Dec. 29. Written and directed by Jessica Lind Peterson. Featuring:  Ryan Nelson, Debra Berger, Josef Buchel, Brittany Parker and Janet Hanson. Performances are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., expect Saturdays, Dec. 7, 14 and 21 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $17 to 23 for genera admission and $14 to 17 for students and seniors. To purchase or for more information visit www.yellowtreetheatre.com or call 763-493-8733.

Hospital to ‘Light the Grove’

DEC. 5 — Maple Grove Hospital is hosting its fourth annual Light the Grove event Thursday, Dec. 5. This is an outdoor community event celebrating the holiday season. Get into the holiday spirit and take a photo with Santa, meet his friendly reindeer and enjoy a horse-drawn trolley ride. Hot cocoa and holiday treats will also be available. The traditional lighting ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Dress accordingly for outdoor activities. If you wish, bring a toy/food  donation for CROSS, a non-profit organization supporting Maple Grove and surrounding communities. For more information contact Jennifer Krippner, at 763-581-1563 or jennifer.krippner@maplegrovehospital.org.

Candlelight Memorial

DEC. 6 — The annual Angel of Hope Candlelight Memorial will take place Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Angel of Hope Statue. This event is for anyone that has lost a child or loved one. The statue is located at the Maple Grove Arboretum at 9400 Fernbrook Lane.

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.

Sleigh Bells/parade

DEC. 7 — Join Maple Grove Community Organization, Arbor Lakes Business Association and other Maple Grove businesses as they bring the holiday season off to a grand start with the Hometown Holiday on Main Street and Sleigh Bells & Sparkle Parade Saturday, Dec. 7. The holiday fun begins at 4 p.m. and runs through to 8 p.m. at the Arbor Lakes Business Association’s annual Hometown Holiday on Main Street with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, music on the Plaza at the North End of Main Street, treats, contests, carriage rides and surprises. Stick around as Santa joins the ranks in the fourth annual Sleigh Bells & Sparkle Parade. Come line up to watch the parade units as their lights sparkle and twinkle in the evening sky beginning at 5 p.m., viewing area is on Main Street from the corner of Schuler Shoes/Chico’s continuing around the corner on Arbor Lakes Parkway to the Government Center parking lot entrance.

Santa visit

DEC. 7 —  Santa is planning a visit to the Maple Grove Community Center Saturday, Dec. 7. Maple Grove Community Organization, Maple Grove Lions will once again host a Breakfast/Lunch with Santa. Families are invited to spend the morning having a relaxing breakfast or lunch before sharing their list of wishes with Santa. Plan to bring your own camera for your memory photo with Santa, Maple Grove Ambassadors will provide camera assistance for a family photo with Santa. Other activities included in the ticket price are children’s novelty games, face painting, craft projects and a cake walk. Tickets go on sale Nov. 1, breakfast price is $4 and is served from 8:30 am to 10:30 am and lunch price is $6.00 and is served from 11 am to 1 pm. Registration forms are available at the MG Community Center or on line registration is available at www.maplegrovedays.org. Drop off all registration forms at the Community Center, no mail in registrations accepted.  For more information or to volunteer please call voice message line at 494-5985.

Maple Grove Historical Museum Open

DEC. 8 — 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

DEC. 9 — 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.

Osseo City Council

DEC. 9 — The Osseo City Council will meet Monday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 425-2624 or visit discoverosseo.com.

Maple Grove planners

DEC. 9 — The Maple Grove Planning Commission will meet Monday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Government Center, 12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway. For agenda and meeting information visit the city’s website at maplegrovemn.gov.

Osseo Book Club

DEC. 10 — The Osseo Book Club will meet Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Edinburgh Golf Clubhouse, 8700 Edinbrook Crossing in Brooklyn Park. Speaker Lorna Landvik will discuss “Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons.” A luncheon will be served at noon. The speaker and program will begin after lunch. For reservations and/or cancellations, notify Joyce at 763-497-7338 or Marion at 763-533-0703.

Arbor committee

DEC. 12 — The Maple Grove Arbor Committee will meet Thursday, Dec. 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.

Breakfast with Santa

DEC. 14 — The Annual Sons of the American Legion Breakfast with Santa will take place Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. This event is open to the public and children will receive a toy and picture (until supplies run out) with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Breakfast menu: pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, milk, juice and coffee. No charge for the breakfast, but goodwill donations will be accepted. Also accepted will be donations of toys and money for Toys for Tots.

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.

Legion Riders breakfast/bake sale

DEC. 15 — The Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion Ridgeres will host an Omelet Breakfast and Bake Sale Sunday, Dec. 15, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. People can have an omelet of their own creation and have it prepared by cooks. The bake sale will take place at the same time.

Osseo planners

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

MG Women of Today

DEC. 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

DEC. 16 — The Maple Grove City Council will have a meeting Monday, Dec. 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.

Osseo School Board

DEC. 17 — The Osseo School Board will have a work session Tuesday, Dec. 17, 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.

MG Arts Council

DEC. 17 — 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.

MG Historic Society

DEC. 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

JAN. 7 — The Osseo School Board will have an organizational meeting Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 6 p.m. in the board room of the Education Service Center, 11200 93rd Ave. in Maple Grove. A work session will take place at 6:30 p.m. in forum room, followed by a property committee meeting and policy committee meeting. These meeting are open to the public.

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.

Osseo Book Club

JAN. 14 — The Osseo Book Club will meet Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Edinburgh Golf Clubhouse, 8700 Edinbrook Crossing in Brooklyn Park. Speaker Emily Tepe will discuss “The Edible Landscape.” A luncheon will be served at noon. The speaker and program will begin after lunch. For reservations and/or cancellations, notify Joyce at 763-497-7338 or Marion at 763-533-0703.

MG Critical Thinkers

FEB. 9 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “Intro to Seventh-Day Adventists” with Sherman McCormick, ministerial director Sunday, 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.

Osseo Book Club

FEB. 11 — The Osseo Book Club will meet Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Edinburgh Golf Clubhouse, 8700 Edinbrook Crossing in Brooklyn Park. Speaker Jonathan O’Dell will discuss “The Healing.” A luncheon will be served at noon. The speaker and program will begin after lunch. For reservations and/or cancellations, notify Joyce at 763-497-7338 or Marion at 763-533-0703.

MG Critical Thinkers

MARCH 8 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “The Hidden Wisdom of the Irrational Consumer” with Professor Vlad Griskevicius Saturday, March 8, 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.

Osseo Book Club

MARCH 11 — The Osseo Book Club will meet Tuesday, March 11, at Edinburgh Golf Clubhouse, 8700 Edinbrook Crossing in Brooklyn Park. Speaker Janet Letnew Martin will discuss “Growing Up Lutheran.” A luncheon will be served at noon. The speaker and program will begin after lunch. For reservations and/or cancellations, notify Joyce at 763-497-7338 or Marion at 763-533-0703.

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 website at MediaMaxEvents.com.

Osseo Book Club

APRIL 8 — The Osseo Book Club will meet Tuesday, April 8, at Edinburgh Golf Clubhouse, 8700 Edinbrook Crossing in Brooklyn Park. Speaker Betty Hammel and Karen Melin will discuss “Legendary Homes of the Minnesota’s Lakes.” A luncheon will be served at noon. The speaker and program will begin after lunch. For reservations and/or cancellations, notify Joyce at 763-497-7338 or Marion at 763-533-0703.

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 website at MediaMaxEvents.com.

Osseo Book Club

MAY 13 — The Osseo Book Club will meet Tuesday, May 13, at Edinburgh Golf Clubhouse, 8700 Edinbrook Crossing in Brooklyn Park. Speaker Kate St. Vincent Vogl will discuss “Lost & Found: A Memoir of Mothers.” A luncheon will be served at noon. The speaker and program will begin after lunch. For reservations and/or cancellations, notify Joyce at 763-497-7338 or Marion at 763-533-0703.

 

Toastmasters Club

SATURDAYS- Looking for more self-confidence, speaking ability and leadership training? Toastmasters can help. Invest in yourself, attend a toastmaster meeting this Saturday. The Toastmasters Club meets every Saturday in Maple Grove at 8:27 a.m. at Arbor Lakes. For more information call A.C. Carlson at 763-657-7375.

Alateen/Alanon

 

WEEKLY — Are you a parent worried about your 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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