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.
Maple Grove City Council
JAN. 6 — The Maple Grove City Council will have a meeting Monday, Jan. 6, 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
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.
State of the Cities
JAN. 9 — The annual North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce’s State of the Cities Luncheon will take place Thursday, Jan. 9, at 11:30 a.m. at Edinburgh USA in Brooklyn Park. Mayors or city officials from Maple Grove, Osseo, Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center will give city updates and visions for the coming year. To register, visit nhachamber.com or call the Chamber at 763-424-6744.
JAN. 9 — The Maple Grove Arbor Committee will meet Thursday, Jan. 9, 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.
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 email@example.com or 763-420-6350.
Maple Grove Historical Museum Open
JAN. 12 — 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.
JAN. 13 — The Osseo Economic Development Authority will meet Monday, Jan. 13, at 6 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624.
Osseo City Council
JAN. 13 — The Osseo City Council will meet Monday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 425-2624 or visit discoverosseo.com.
Maple Grove planners
JAN. 13 — The Maple Grove Planning Commission meeting of Monday, Jan. 13, will be canceled due to no items on the agenda.
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 Historic Society
JAN. 16 — The Maple Grove Historic Preservation Society meets the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Maple Grove History Museum, 9030 Forestview Lane (Public Works building), use the south driveway. Come and help us discover Maple Grove’s past. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 763-494-5983.
MG Women of Today
JAN. 20 — The Maple Grove Chapter of Women of Today hosts its monthly meeting on the third Monday of each month. The group invites everyone to join them at the Maple Grove Community Center at 7 p.m. Guests from Maple Grove and surrounding communities are welcome. The mission of Women of Today is to help women improve their own lives and the lives of the people in their communities. View the website at www.maplegrovewt.org or contact the group at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-642-5404 for more information.
Osseo School Board
JAN. 21 — The Osseo School Board will meet Tuesday, Jan. 21, 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 room N-10 of the ESC. This meeting is closed to the public.
JAN. 21 — The Osseo Planning Commission will meet Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624.
MG Arts Council
JAN. 21 — The Maple Grove Arts Council, a local nonprofit and sponsor of such events as the annual KidStock, the Maple Grove Jazz Ensemble and the Autumn Art Fair at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, has a meeting of its Board of Director the evening of the third Tuesday of each month. Visitors are welcome. Anyone interested in more information or being a volunteer, member or potential board member should contact the MGAC at 763-494-5984 or email MapleGroveArts@aol.com.
Maple Grove planners
JAN. 27 — The Maple Grove Planning Commission will meet Monday, Jan. 27, 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.
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 email@example.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.
FEB. 18 — The Osseo Planning Commission will meet Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.