Teen fun happening during Maple Grove Days

As summer free time opens up to the teenagers and they seek fun and exciting things to do, their search can bring them to the long list of events offered during the week of Maple Grove Days, July 9 to 13.

Maple Grove Community Organization works with the Teen Outreach Program at the Maple Grove Community Center to offer events with the teen set in mind. The list of activities ranges from competitive to non-competitive events.

For those who enjoy the competition, Maple Grove Crimson will be hosting a Tennis Tournament on Thursday and Friday, at MGSH.

Friday, July 11 has a number of opportunities to come have fun with friends. At the community center teens will find the basketball tournament ready to offer a challenge at the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. Come join the fun of Capture the Flag game at Weaver Lake Park.

For the individual, try those golfing skills at the Junior Golf Tournament held at French Lake Golf Course. Pre-registration required. The athlete can also join in the Rice Lake Classic run held on Saturday.

Is anyone creative or like to design? How about building a boat that will support a 24-case of soda down the Lazy River without getting wet? First place is a $50 prize at the ever-popular Float-A-Boat contest. Feeling stylish? Dress and accessorize someone in the Duct Tape Contest and Fashion Show. Pre-registration required.

For some outrageous fun, join the Bed Races. Decorate a bed and race to the finish while helping to raise dollars for the 40 Winks Foundation. Get a team of 5 (team captain must be 18) and ride a decorated bed to the finish line for some great prizes. The cause may be serious but it’s bound to be fun for all. Pre-registration required for.

Looking for some entertainment? It comes in many kinds during Maple Grove Days events. Check out the fun as skaters look for the Cool Ray Skate special offered in the Community Center Ice Arena on Friday night. How about music? Check out the winners of the Battle of the Bands competition as they perform at the Town Green Saturday, July 12. Learn a few tricks while watching Rich Wieber’s Bicycle Stunt Show and if people like cars, the Car Show has some pretty nice rides to check out.

People are sure to find something fun to do. Come with friends, meet some new people and whichever event is choose to attend, teens are sure to have a great time.

For more information, registration forms can be picked up at the Maple Grove Community Center, call 763-494-5985 or visit the website at www.maplegrovedays.org.