Maple Grove- Osseo calendar

Manheim Minneapolis Food Drive

NOW TO MAY 29 — Manheim Minneapolis, located at 8001 Jefferson Highway in Maple Grove, is hosting a food drive for CROSS, a  non-profit organization serving families and individuals living in Rogers, Maple Grove, Osseo, Champlin (west), Corcoran and Dayton. Non-perishable food donations can be made at the Manheim Minneapolis front lobby during their regular business hours. For more information about CROSS, visit www.CROSSservices.org.

MG Historic Society

MAY 21 — 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.

CROSS closed

MAY 25 — CROSS Services will be closed in observance of Memorial Day Monday, May 25. CROSS provides services to individuals and families in need, such as food shelf, Peace of Mind Housing financial assistance, Meals on Wheels, clothing and household supplies, and more to those living in Maple Grove, Osseo, Rogers, Corcoran, (west) Champlin, and Dayton. More information: www.crossservices.org or 763-425-1050. CROSS Services is located at 12915 Weinand Circle, P.O. Box 574, Rogers, MN 55374.

Maple Grove planners

MAY 26 — The Maple Grove Planning Commission will meet Tuesday, May 26, 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 City Council

MAY 26 — The Osseo City Council will meet Tuesday, May 26, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 425-2624 or visit discoverosseo.com.

MGCO meeting

MAY 26 — Maple Grove Community Organization is in the final stages of planning the Maple Groves Days Festival scheduled for July 8-12. Join the group for its monthly meeting held the fourth Tuesday of each month, this month May 26. All meetings are held at the Maple Grove Community Center; 12951 Weaver Lake Road, at 7 p.m. There is no previous experience required to help plan the festival, just the desire to present Maple Grove residents with a terrific festival that people of all ages can enjoy. There are many committees to help with or volunteer to help during the festival. There are different days available to volunteer as well as many jobs and shifts. For more information call the MGCO voice message line 763-494-5985 or visit www.maplegrovedays.org.

Immanuel Methodist sale

MAY 28 — Immanuel United Methodist Church will be having a huge rummage sale Thursday, May 28, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, May 29, 8 a.m. to noon. The sale will include furniture, household items, small appliances, sporting equipment, clothing of all sizes and miscellaneous items. The church is located at 10025 County Rd. 101, approximate a half  mile north of County Rds. 30/101 intersection at the Corcoran/Maple Grove border. Proceeds will go to mission projects of the church. For further information, contact the church office at 420-2585 or see immanuelumcmn.org.

Author book signing event

MAY 29 — Aaron Kolkman, a Maple Grove resident, will be available to sign copies of his book, “The Life Cycle of Wealth,” Friday, May 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Minneapolis Barnes and Noble, 801 Nicollet Mall.

Relay for Life fund raiser

MAY 29 — There will be a Relay for Life Boxing Out Cancer Team Steak Fry fundraiser Friday, May 29, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. Dinner choices are steak, walleye or shrimp each for $10 or steak and shrimp combo for $12. There will also be a bake sale and raffle/silent auction. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Contact Deb McLennan at [email protected] or at 763-540-9568 for more information. This year’s Osseo-Maple Grove Relay for Life event is Friday, July 17, at the football field at Osseo High School.

FARE Walk for Food Allergy

MAY 30 — The FARE Walk for Food Allergy event will be Saturday, May 30, at Normandale Lake Park, 5901 W. 84th St. in Bloomington. Check-in and activities begin at 8:30 a.m. The walk raises critical funds and awareness each year to create a safer, more inclusive world for the 15 million Americans with food allergies. For more information contact Jaime McNally Archer at [email protected] or call 847-260-9723.

Maple Grove City Council

JUNE 1 — The Maple Grove City Council will meet Monday, June 1, 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 2 — The Osseo School Board will have a work session Tuesday, June 2, at 6 p.m. in the forum room of the Education Service Center, 11200 93rd Ave. in Maple Grove. A policy committee meeting will follow at 8 p.m. in forum room. A property committee meeting will be at 8 p.m. in room W-42. These meetings are open to the public.

Osseo EDA

JUNE 8 — The Osseo Economic Development Authority will meet Monday, June 8, at 6 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624.

Osseo City Council

JUNE 8 — The Osseo City Council will meet Monday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 425-2624 or visit discoverosseo.com.

Maple Grove planners

JUNE 8 — The Maple Grove Planning Commission will meet Monday, June 8, 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 Arts Center board

JUNE 8 — 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.

Camp Arbor

JUNE 9 — Now in its ninth year, Camp Arbor is a free, interactive and educational weekly morning camp for children ages 3-10 at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. Decorate a Camp Arbor t-shirt Tuesday, June 9, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. The children will use fabric markers to create their very own shirt that they can wear each week. There will be complimentary face painting and snacks. Events take place in Arbor Park, the central courtyard in the Shoppes. Schedule is tentative and subject to change. This activity is offered while supplies last. If the weather is inclement, the session will either be canceled or moved to an indoor location. Visit shoppesatarborlakes.com for updates.

Arbor committee

JUNE 11 — The Maple Grove Arbor Committee will meet Thursday, June 11, 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.

Driveshafts meet up

JUNE 12 — The second Friday of the Month throughout the summer Driveshafts will have a family-friendly meet up of car enthusiasts. The next meet up will be Friday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m. at Daily Dose Cafe and Espresso, 15517 Grove Circle N. in Maple Grove. People can come see all kinds of cars. With more then 200 cars of all generations in May, as well as both young and seasoned veterans, this show targets all to enjoy the metal craftsmanship and diversity.

Cael’s Ride for Stillbirth

JUNE 13 — More than 100 motorcyclists are expected to attend an upcoming motorcycle ride to raise money for stillbirth research and honor all stillborn babies in Maple Grove. Cael’s Ride for Stillbirth is organized by Cael’s Angels Association, a local nonprofit dedicated to helping bereaved families, and the Star Legacy Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to stillbirth advocacy. The event will be Saturday, June 13, beginning at Maple Grove Hospital, 9875 Hospital Drive, and ending at Mac & Chesters SRO, 18919 Lake George Blvd. in Oak Grove. Registration starts at 8 a.m. Kickstands up at 10:30 a.m. Pre-register at caelsride.org before June 5 to receive a discount. Contact James Sigmundik at [email protected] or 763-370-9229.

MG Critical Thinkers

JUNE 13 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “Political Psychology” with Pierce Ekstrom Saturday, June 13, 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.

Color of a Soul

JUNE 13 — Bring your family and friends and experience the music of Kimberly Brown as she presents Color of a Soul, her first outdoor, summer concert Saturday, June 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Town Green in Maple Grove, 7991 Main St. She will sing songs that inspire, songs of worship and legendary songs such as, “Shower the People,” “Put a Little Love in Your Heart,” and “Love’s in Need.” This is the perfect time to gather the family and enjoy the beautiful June weather while listening to some amazing music. There will be a live band, special guests, concessions and more. RSVP online today at www.eventbee.com/event?eid=191633443 and receive a free gift when you arrive.

MG Historical Museum Open

JUNE 14  — 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. The museum is also open by appointment for group tours. For further information call Roger at 763-425-2233.

Eat, Drink, Give

JUNE 15 — Come to 3 Squares Restaurant, located at 12690 Arbor Lakes Parkway N. in Maple Grove, from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 15, for Eat, Drink, Give. 3 Squares Restaurant will donate 50 percent of all sales to help raise funds for CROSS’ Peace of Mind Housing to support warm beds and stable homes for local children and their families. Call ahead to 763-425-3330 to get on the wait list. CROSS is a non-profit organization serving families and individuals living in Maple Grove, Osseo, Rogers, Champlin (west), Corcoran and Dayton.

Osseo planners

JUNE 15 — The Osseo Planning Commission will meet Monday, June 15, at 6 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624.

MG Women of Today

JUNE 15 — 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.

Camp Arbor

JUNE 16 — Now in its ninth year, Camp Arbor is a free, interactive and educational weekly morning camp for children ages 3-10 at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. The Teddy Bear Band is featured Tuesday, June 16, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. This popular local band plays developmentally appropriate children’s music with an emphasis on participation. Don’t forget to bring a bear. There will be complimentary face painting and snacks. Events take place in Arbor Park, the central courtyard in the Shoppes. Schedule is tentative and subject to change. If the weather is inclement, the session will either be canceled or moved to an indoor location. Visit shoppesatarborlakes.com for updates.

Osseo School Board

JUNE 16 — The Osseo School Board will have a regular board meeting Tuesday, June 16, 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. There will be a negotiation strategies meeting at 7 p.m. in room N-10. This meeting is closed to the public.

MG Arts Council

JUNE 16 — 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]

KidStock 2015

JUNE 20 — The Maple Grove Arts Council will host KidStock 2015 Saturday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the central courtyard of the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove. KidStock is a day of free activities and entertainment for kids of all ages. The schedule of events includes: the Teddy Bear Band, dance party with Kidsdance, Open Eye Figure Theatre Performance of “The Adventures of Katie Tomatie” and the Bazillions. Activities include: face painting, decorate a tie for Father’s Day, fair hair and an art activity. Visit www.maplegroveartscouncil.org for more information.

OFD centennial celebration

JUNE 20 — The Osseo Fire Department will host its Centennial Celebration event Saturday, June 20.

Camp Arbor

JUNE 23 — Now in its ninth year, Camp Arbor is a free, interactive and educational weekly morning camp for children ages 3-10 at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. All About Birds presented by the Eastman Nature Center is Tuesday, June 23, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. There will be complimentary face painting and snacks. Events take place in Arbor Park, the central courtyard in the Shoppes. Schedule is tentative and subject to change. If the weather is inclement, the session will either be canceled or moved to an indoor location. Visit shoppesatarborlakes.com for updates.

MGCO meeting

JUNE 23 — Maple Grove Community Organization will meet Tuesday, June 23, 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 8-12, 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 www.maplegrovedays.org. Volunteers 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.

Camp Arbor

JUNE 30 — Now in its ninth year, Camp Arbor is a free, interactive and educational weekly morning camp for children ages 3-10 at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. Art Activity presented by the Maple Grove Arts Center is Tuesday, June 30, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. There will be complimentary face painting and snacks. Events take place in Arbor Park, the central courtyard in the Shoppes. Schedule is tentative and subject to change. This activity is offered while supplies last. If the weather is inclement, the session will either be canceled or moved to an indoor location. Visit shoppesatarborlakes.com for updates.

CROSS closed

JULY 3 — CROSS Services will be closed in observance of the Fourth of July Friday, July 3. CROSS provides services to individuals and families in need, such as food shelf, Peace of Mind Housing financial assistance, Meals on Wheels, clothing and household supplies, and more to those living in Maple Grove, Osseo, Rogers, Corcoran, (west) Champlin, and Dayton. More information: www.crossservices.org or 763-425-1050. CROSS Services is located at 12915 Weinand Circle, P.O. Box 574, Rogers, MN 55374.

Camp Arbor

JULY 7 — Now in its ninth year, Camp Arbor is a free, interactive and educational weekly morning camp for children ages 3-10 at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. Paint a Mug presented by Color Me Mine is Tuesday, July 7, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. There will be complimentary face painting and snacks. Events take place in Arbor Park, the central courtyard in the Shoppes. Schedule is tentative and subject to change. This activity is offered while supplies last. If the weather is inclement, the session will either be canceled or moved to an indoor location. Visit shoppesatarborlakes.com for updates.

Summer Faire

JULY 9 — The Summer Faire at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes runs July and August. It features free live music from local musicians. Summer Faire is an annual warm-weather tradition for families, couples and music-lovers everywhere. Martin Zeller will perform Thursday, July 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. Grab the family, friends, and a lawn chair for relaxing in The Shoppes’ central courtyard, Arbor Park. Schedule is tentative and subject to change. For more information go to www.shoppesatarborlakes.com.

Camp Arbor

JULY 14 — Now in its ninth year, Camp Arbor is a free, interactive and educational weekly morning camp for children ages 3-10 at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. Kidsdance will be Tuesday, July 14, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. There will be complimentary face painting and snacks. Events take place in Arbor Park, the central courtyard in the Shoppes. Schedule is tentative and subject to change. If the weather is inclement, the session will either be canceled or moved to an indoor location. Visit shoppesatarborlakes.com for updates.

Summer Faire

JULY 16 — The Summer Faire at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes runs July and August. It features free live music from local musicians. Summer Faire is an annual warm-weather tradition for families, couples and music-lovers everywhere. The Lamont Cranston Band will perform Thursday, July 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. Grab the family, friends, and a lawn chair for relaxing in The Shoppes’ central courtyard, Arbor Park. Schedule is tentative and subject to change. For more information go to www.shoppesatarborlakes.com.

Camp Arbor

JULY 21 — Now in its ninth year, Camp Arbor is a free, interactive and educational weekly morning camp for children ages 3-10 at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. Carnival games will take place Tuesday, July 21, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. There will be complimentary face painting and snacks. Events take place in Arbor Park, the central courtyard in the Shoppes. Schedule is tentative and subject to change. If the weather is inclement, the session will either be canceled or moved to an indoor location. Visit shoppesatarborlakes.com for updates.

Summer Faire

JULY 23 — The Summer Faire at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes runs July and August. It features free live music from local musicians. Summer Faire is an annual warm-weather tradition for families, couples and music-lovers everywhere. Keri Noble will perform Thursday, July 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. Grab the family, friends, and a lawn chair for relaxing in The Shoppes’ central courtyard, Arbor Park. Schedule is tentative and subject to change. For more information go to www.shoppesatarborlakes.com.

Lindsey Berg camp

JULY 25 & 26 — The McCarthy Project presents former Team USA and University of Minnesota volleyball star Lindsey Berg for two appearances and camps, July 25 and 26 at the Ralia Sports Center, 8686 Valley Forge Lane in Maple Grove. The camp is designed for girls ages 10 to 18 to teach the fundamentals of volleyball and the fundamentals of life. There is a cost to attend. More information visit themccarthyproject.com.

MGCO meeting

JULY 28 — Maple Grove Community Organization will meet Tuesday, July 28, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. The group will be discussing Maple Grove Days, the highlights of the festival, input is welcome. Join the group as it celebrates the end of another successful festival. For agenda or general information call the MGCO voice message line 763-494-5985 or visit www.maplegrovedays.org.

Summer Faire

JULY 30 — The Summer Faire at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes runs July and August. It features free live music from local musicians. Summer Faire is an annual warm-weather tradition for families, couples and music-lovers everywhere. The Belfast Cowboys will perform Thursday, July 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. Grab the family, friends, and a lawn chair for relaxing in The Shoppes’ central courtyard, Arbor Park. Schedule is tentative and subject to change. For more information go to www.shoppesatarborlakes.com.

Summer Faire

AUG. 6 — The Summer Faire at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes runs July and August. It features free live music from local musicians. Summer Faire is an annual warm-weather tradition for families, couples and music-lovers everywhere. International Reggae All Stars will perform Thursday, Aug. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. Grab the family, friends, and a lawn chair for relaxing in The Shoppes’ central courtyard, Arbor Park. Schedule is tentative and subject to change. For more information go to www.shoppesatarborlakes.com.

MG Critical Thinkers

AUG. 8 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “Tales of a Freshman Legislature” by Rep. Dennis Smith Saturday, Aug. 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 [email protected] or 763-420-6350.

Summer Faire

AUG. 13 — The Summer Faire at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes runs July and August. It features free live music from local musicians. Summer Faire is an annual warm-weather tradition for families, couples and music-lovers everywhere. Davina and the Vagabonds will perform Thursday, Aug. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. Grab the family, friends, and a lawn chair for relaxing in The Shoppes’ central courtyard, Arbor Park. Schedule is tentative and subject to change. For more information go to www.shoppesatarborlakes.com.

Summer Faire

AUG. 20 — The Summer Faire at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes runs July and August. It features free live music from local musicians. Summer Faire is an annual warm-weather tradition for families, couples and music-lovers everywhere. Irresistibles featuring Mick Sterling will perform Thursday, Aug. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. Grab the family, friends, and a lawn chair for relaxing in The Shoppes’ central courtyard, Arbor Park. Schedule is tentative and subject to change. For more information go to www.shoppesatarborlakes.com.

Osseo Lions Roar

SEPT. 4. & 5 — The annual Osseo Lions Roar celebration will be Friday, Sept. 4 and Saturday, Sept. 5. The Osseo Lions Roar Parade begins at noon on Sept. 5.

CROSS closed

SEPT. 7 — CROSS Services will be closed in observance of Labor Day Monday, Sept. 7. CROSS provides services to individuals and families in need, such as food shelf, Peace of Mind Housing financial assistance, Meals on Wheels, clothing and household supplies, and more to those living in Maple Grove, Osseo, Rogers, Corcoran, (west) Champlin, and Dayton. More information: www.crossservices.org or 763-425-1050. CROSS Services is located at 12915 Weinand Circle, P.O. Box 574, Rogers, MN 55374.

MG Critical Thinkers

SEPT. 12 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “How does Ayurveda (ancient medicine from India) Compare t Western Medicine” with Dr. Vanashree Gadam Saturday, Sept. 12, 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.

MGCO meeting

SEPT. 22 — Maple Grove Community Organization will meet Tuesday, Sept. 22, 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 Oct. 17, and Breakfast with Santa set for Dec. 5. 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 visit www.maplegrovedays.org.

Halloween Kiddie Parade

OCT. 24 — The annual Osseo Halloween Kiddie Parade takes place Saturday, Oct. 24, along Central Avenue and at the Osseo Community Center.

MGCO meeting

OCT. 27 — Maple Grove Community Organization will meet Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. The group will be planning Breakfast with Santa set for Dec. 5.  Join 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 visit www.maplegrovedays.org.

MGCO meeting

NOV.  24 — Maple Grove Community Organization will meet Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. The group will be planning Breakfast with Santa set for Dec. 5. Join 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 visit www.maplegrovedays.org.

CROSS closed

NOV. 26 & 27 — CROSS Services will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27. CROSS provides services to individuals and families in need, such as food shelf, Peace of Mind Housing financial assistance, Meals on Wheels, clothing and household supplies, and more to those living in Maple Grove, Osseo, Rogers, Corcoran, (west) Champlin, and Dayton. More information: www.crossservices.org or 763-425-1050. CROSS Services is located at 12915 Weinand Circle, P.O. Box 574, Rogers, MN 55374.

Osseo Minidazzle/Lunch with Santa

DEC. 4 & 5 — The Osseo Minidazzle Holiday event will be Friday, Dec. 4. There will be a Lunch with Santa event Saturday, Dec. 5.

CROSS closed

DEC. 24 & 25 — CROSS Services will be closed in observance of Christmas Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25. CROSS provides services to individuals and families in need, such as food shelf, Peace of Mind Housing financial assistance, Meals on Wheels, clothing and household supplies, and more to those living in Maple Grove, Osseo, Rogers, Corcoran, (west) Champlin, and Dayton. More information: www.crossservices.org or 763-425-1050. CROSS Services is located at 12915 Weinand Circle, P.O. Box 574, Rogers, MN 55374.

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 [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]

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.

Three Rivers Progressive Forum

 4TH TUESDAYS — There will be a Three Rivers Progressive Forum on the fourth Tuesday of each month, at Dehn’s Country Manor, 11291 Fernbrook Lane, in Dayton. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 7. This month we’re pleased to have Katie Rodriquez, District 1 Representative of the Metropolitan Council as our guest. She will be speaking on the workings of the Met Council: its organization, mission, goals, and accomplishments.

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.