‘The 39 Steps’
NOW TO JUNE 22 — Yellow Tree Theatre, 320 Fifth Ave. S.E. in Osseo, will present “The 39 Steps” now through June 22. This play is a classic Alfred Hitchcock spy thriller. Featured performers include: Sean Byrd, Nathan Cousins, Stephanie Cousins & Tristan Tifft. Performances will be Wednesdays to Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. There will be no performance Sunday, June 1. Tickets are $17 for Wednesdays, $20 for Thursdays and Sundays, and $23 for Fridays and Saturdays. For more information call the box office at 763-493-8733 or visit www.yellowtreetheatre.com.
JUNE 6 — Live at the Hilde is a family-friendly outdoor concert featuring co-headliners the Gear Daddies & Gary Louris and Karen Grotberg of The Jayhawks. The concert takes place Friday, June 6. Doors open at 6 p.m. with music beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Hilde Performance Center in Plymouth. Ticket are $37 for general admission, $52 for VIP and $77 for VIP Golden Circle, plus applicable fees, includes $2 facility fee. Tickets available at www.suemclean.com.
JUNE 7 — Tony Leiserowitz, Director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, will be the guest speaker (by national conference call) for a meeting of Citizens Climate Lobby Saturday, June 7, at 11:30 a.m. at Maple Grove Library, 8001 Main St. N. The presentation will be “American Public Opinion about Climate Change.” Leiserowitz is an expert on American and international public opinion on global warming, including public perception of climate change risks, support and opposition for climate policies, and willingness to make individual behavioral change. Locations for other CCL meetings across Minnesota can be seen each month at www.citizensclimatelobby-mn.org. Citizen Climate Lobby is an organization with local chapters across the U.S.A. and Canada. Its purpose is to create the political will to resolve the problem of climate change.
JUNE 7 — The Night Writers invite all Twin City area writers to a get-acquainted get together at Maple Grove Arts Center, 7916 Main St. N., Saturday, June 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. Everyone is invited who a writer or just interested in learning about writing. Whether people read science fiction, romance, history, crime thrillers, adventure, non-fiction, poetry or memoir, guests will have an opportunity to visit with the writers from the Maple Grove Night Writers to learn more about publishing. The event is free. Refreshments served. Contact Genny Kieley 763-424-3747 or [email protected]
JUNE 7, 8 — The Angel’s Attic Benefit Sale will be Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Brooklyn Center at 4321 68th Ave., behind Luther Buick GMC. Items for sale include all new women’s clothes, jewelry, toys, home accessories, housewares, holiday and entertaining decor and gifts. Due to space limitations no strollers will be permitted inside. There will be free admission. Half off already reduced wholesale prices. All the proceeds from the sale will benefit the organization Angel Foundation. Angel Foundation is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, providing financial assistance, education and support for adult cancer patients and their families. Visit www.mnangel.org for more information.
Old Time Baseball
JUNE 8 — Come and see a baseball game played as it was in the 1860s. St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church & School was founded in 1864 and is inviting the community to watch a “vintage” baseball game in celebration of its 150th Anniversary. The historic St. Croix Team with their vintage uniforms will verse Team St. John’s Sunday, June 8, at 2 p.m. at the St. John’s Lutheran Church Ball Field, 9141 County Road 101 in Corcoran. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, watch some real old time baseball with 1860s rules, and enjoy some pie and ice cream following the game. Donations will be taken for the Wounded Warriors Project. Visit www.stjlutheranchurch.org for more information.
JUNE 9 — The Osseo Economic Development Authority will meet Monday, June 9, at 6 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624.
Osseo City Council
JUNE 9 — The Osseo City Council will meet Monday, June 9, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 425-2624 or visit discoverosseo.com.
Maple Grove planners
JUNE 9 — The Maple Grove Planning Commission will meet Monday, June 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.
Sounds of Summer
JUNE 9, 11 & 12 — The Maple Grove Town Green, 7991 Main St. N., will host the Sounds of Summer. Upcoming events include Maple Grove Jazz Ensemble Monday, June 9, at 7 p.m. The Maple Grove Senior High Marching Band and St. Louis Park Community Band Wednesday, June 11, at 7 p.m. The Zinghoppers Kidz Dance will be Thursday, June 12, at 11 a.m.
MG Art Center board
JUNE 9 — The Maple Grove Arts Center board meetings are the second Monday of the month at 7:15 p.m. Please contact the center if planning on viewing a meeting, since meeting locations sometimes move. The Maple Grove Arts Center is a non-profit community arts initiative serving the northwest suburbs of the Minneapolis metropolitan area. “Our mission is to create relationships among artists and share in a fun and unique experience within the community in which they live and work. Providing the artists with useful tools to grow their name, bring awareness of the visual arts, and promote the Community’s unique art culture. We also seek to educate the public and provide them with quality art programming for their entertainment and enjoyment.” For more information go to: www.maplegroveartscenter.org.
JUNE 12 — The Maple Grove Arbor Committee will meet Thursday, June 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.
JUNE 13 — The Boy Scout Troop 531 will host a Steak Fry Fundraiser Dinner Friday, June 13, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. Cost is $10 per ticket. Dinner includes a choice of steak, walleye or shrimp and baked potato, cole slaw, Texas toast, and coffee/water. Add shrimp to steak dinner for additional $2. Pie will also be available for an additional fee.
JUNE 13 — Erin Hart, author of “The Book of Killowen” and her husband Paddy O’Brien, musician and author of “The Road from Castlebarnagh” will be guests Friday, June 13, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Barnes and Noble.
MG Critical Thinkers
JUNE 14 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “Confessions of a Liberal” with Kevin Hawkins Saturday, June 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 [email protected] or 763-420-6350.
JUNE 14 — On Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Anoka Gem and Mineral Club will host its 15th annual Rock Sale and Swap at Osseo United Methodist Church, 16 Second Ave. S.E. in Osseo. The sale/swap will take place in the church parking lot and anyone is welcome to come to sell, trade or buy. It is also an opportunity to have rocks identified, to have collections evaluated or simply to view a variety of agates, minerals and fossils from the state and around the world. If anyone has questions, call club president Jack Rehnberg at 763-273-4743.
JUNE 16 — The Osseo Planning Commission will meet Monday, June 16, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624.
MG Women of Today
JUNE 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 [email protected] or 651-642-5404 for more information.
Maple Grove City Council
JUNE 16 — The Maple Grove City Council will meet Monday, June 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 maplegrovemn.gov.
Osseo School Board
JUNE 17 — The Osseo School Board will meet Tuesday, June 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 room N-10. This meeting is closed to the public.
MG Arts Council
JUNE 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 [email protected]
MG Historic Society
JUNE 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.
JUNE 24 — Maple Grove Community Organization will meet Tuesday, June 24, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. The final steps in the planning of Maple Grove Days, July 9-13, will be discussed. Volunteers are still needed to help the week of the Festival, many time slots and jobs available. To volunteer call the MGCO message line 763-494-5985 or visit the website at www.maplegrovedays.org. People are sure to have a fun time working at the community’s family festival. See the Maple Grove Days Guide for a list of events, times and locations.
‘Sasquatched! The Musical’
JULY 6 TO 8 — Regional Premiere of “Sasquatched! The Musical,” a Minnesota-authored, family-friendly musical comedy that premiered as an official selection of the prestigious New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) in 2013 opens in Minnesota. The production is authored by Maple Grove native playwright Phil Darg. The Maple Grove Arts Center is sponsoring free performances Sunday, July 6 to Tuesday, July 8, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Town Green, 7991 Main St. N. Visit www.sasquatched.com for more information.
JULY 22 — Maple Grove Community Organization will meet Tuesday, July 22, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. MGCO will be discussing Maple Grove Days, the highlights of the festival, participant input is welcome. Join MGCO 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 MGCO at www.maplegrovedays.org.
MG Critical Thinkers
AUG. 9 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “How to Train a Cat: The Evolution of the Human Animal” with Ken Moses Saturday, Aug. 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 [email protected] or 763-420-6350.
Osseo Lions Roar
SEPT. 5 & 6 — The annual Osseo Lions Roar festivities will take place Friday, Sept. 5, and Saturday, Sept. 6.
SEPT. 23 — Maple Grove Community Organization will meet Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. MGCO will be planning Halloween Family Fun Event, set for Oct. 18, and Breakfast with Santa set for Dec. 6. Join MGCO 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 at www.maplegrovedays.org.
MG Critical Thinkers
OCT. 4 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “Innovations in Hearing Technology,” with Professor Aparna Rao Saturday, Oct. 4, 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 protected] or 763-420-6350
Halloween Kiddie Parade
OCT. 25 — The annual Halloween Kiddie Parade will be Saturday, Oct. 25.
OCT. 28 — Maple Grove Community Organization will meet Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. MGCO will be planning Breakfast with Santa, set for Dec. 6. Join MGCO 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 at www.maplegrovedays.org.
NOV. 25 — Maple Grove Community Organization will meet Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. MGCO will be planning Breakfast with Santa, set for Dec. 6. Join MGCO 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 at www.maplegrovedays.org.
Osseo Minidazzle/Lunch with Santa
DEC. 5 & 6 — The annual Osseo Minidazze and Tree Lighting event will be Friday, Dec. 5. There will also be a Lunch with Santa event Saturday, Dec. 6.
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 [email protected]
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 protected]
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 [email protected]
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.