Maple Grove- Osseo calendar

‘Hunting Shack Christmas’
NOW TO DEC. 27 — Yellow Tree Theatre, 320 Fifth Ave. S.E. in Osseo, will again be performing it’s “A Hunting Shack for Christmas.” Performances run Nov. 13 through Dec. 27 on Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. “A Hunting Shack for Christmas” was written by Jessica Lind Peterson and directed by Jason Peterson.
Thanksgiving Dinner
NOV. 26 — The Osseo-Maple Grove Legion Riders will host a Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday, Nov. 26, with all the fixings. The dinner will be served from noon to 4 p.m. at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. The cost is $12 for adults, $8 for kids ages 5 to 12 and free for kids ages 5 and under. The funds raised go to support a variety of different veteran organizations within the community and state. RSVP by signing up at the Osseo-Maple Grove Legion or calling 763-425-4858, ext. 2.
City offices
NOV. 26 TO 27 — Area city hall offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. Maple Grove and Osseo city offices will be closed both Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27.
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.
Supporting women
NOV. 29 — Wondering how to help women around the world. Come Sunday, Nov. 29, from noon to 5 p.m. at 9528 Rosewood Lane N. in Maple Grove at Pam’s home. Enjoy a cup of chai tea, treats and shop for items they are made by women at risk of human trafficking and HIV/AIDS. Hand made items from India, Nepal, Rwanda and Zimbabwe. Jayanthi Kyle, a Maple Grove Senior High graduate, has a new CD release Gospel Machine Your Holy Ghost at 2 p.m. she will have a mini concert at the event. All are welcome.
Eat, Drink, Give at Maynard’s
NOV. 30 — Eat, Drink, & Give at Maynard’s Restaurant, located at 21415 136th Ave. in Rogers, Monday, Nov. 30, to support CROSS Services. During the event, 100 percent of food and beverage sales will be donated to CROSS Services. Takeout orders are encouraged and will be included in the donation. Reservations are accepted by calling 763-428-0700. CROSS is a nonprofit organization helping families and individuals in need living in Rogers, Maple Grove, Osseo, Champlin (west), Corcoran, and Dayton.
Maple Grove planners
NOV. 30 — The Maple Grove Planning Commission will meet Monday, Nov. 30, 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.
Paint and Pose with Santa
NOV. 30, DEC. 2, 7 & 9 — Head to Color Me Mine at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes for Paint and Pose with Santa Claus Nov. 30, Dec. 2, 7 or 9, at 6 p.m. Children will paint a mug and get a chance to visit with Santa. Mug choices include Santa, snowman and reindeer. There is a cost to attend. Don’t forget a camera to capture the visit with Santa. Register by calling Color Me Mine at 763-420-0005. Space is limited.
Pet photos with Santa
DEC. 3 — There will be a Pet Photos with Santa event Thursday, Dec. 3, from 4 to 9 p.m. in space A7 between Patrick’s Restaurant and Savvi Formalwear. Get a digital photo of a furry friend with Santa while also supporting a great cause: Good Karma Animal Rescue of MN. There is a cost to attend. Reserve a spot by calling 763-424-0504 Ext 0. Space is limited.
Light the Grove
DEC. 3 — The sixth annual Light the Grove holiday event at Maple Grove Hospital will be Thursday, Dec. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. The lighting will take place at 6 p.m. The evening’s events include Santa, his reindeer, horse-drawn sleigh rides, choir and more.
Osseo Minidazzle/Lunch with Santa
DEC. 4 & 5 — The Osseo Minidazzle Holiday event will be Friday, Dec. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a Lunch with Santa event Saturday, Dec. 5.
Breakfast/lunch with Santa
DEC. 5 — The Maple Grove Community Organization will host Breakfast/Lunch with Santa Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. Breakfast is from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and costs $4 for breakfast pastries, fruit and juice or milk. Lunch is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is $6 for pizza, pop and cookies. Bring a camera. People can register for breakfast or lunch at www.maplegrovedays.org.
Sleigh Bells & Sparkle Parade
DEC. 5 — The annual Sleigh Bells & Sparkle Parade will be Saturday, Dec. 5, at 5 p.m. along Main Street. Parade units with colored lights travel along the parade route with Santa at the end. Santa will light the tree at the Maple Grove Government Center. The Maple Grove Community Organization, Arbor Lakes Business Association and Maple Grove businesses host this event.
Imara International Annual Gala
DEC. 6 — Imara International’s 2015 Holiday Gala Fundraiser is slated for Sunday, Dec. 6, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Rush Creek Golf Club in Maple Grove. Dinner will be served. There will be a silent auction and other opportunities to support Imara. A program hosted by Cindy Hillger will include, Carol Erickson, Executive Director, sharing the latest news on Imara and keynote speaker Sue Badeau, a nationally known speaker, writer and consultant with a hear for the children and families. Imara provides teenage mothers the opportunity to be educated and learn marketable skills to become a self-sufficient community to providing for themselves and their children. Imara fosters a safe, healthy environment where respect, faith, and teamwork are a central focus. Tickets can be purchased through www.ImaraInternational.org.
Candlelight memorial
DEC. 6 — There will be the annual Candlelight Memorial Sunday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Angel of Hope Statute at the Maple Grove Arboretum, 9400 Fernbrook Lane N. The statute is a place for parents to mourn the loss of a child. There will be a short ceremony in memory of loved ones. Candles will be provided. For more information, call 763-494-6535 or email [email protected]
Maple Grove City Council
DEC. 7 — The Maple Grove City Council will meet Monday, Dec. 7, 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.
Arbor committee
DEC. 10 — The Maple Grove Arbor Committee will meet Thursday, Dec. 10, 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
DEC. 12 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “Public Finance and Charter Schools” with Greg Friess, Founder, Board Chair and Treasurer of Parnassus Preparatory School Saturday, Dec. 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.
MG Historical Museum Open
DEC. 13 — 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.
Osseo EDA
DEC. 14 — The Osseo Economic Development Authority will meet Monday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624.
Osseo City Council
DEC. 14 — The Osseo City Council will meet Monday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 425-2624 or visit discoverosseo.com.
MG Arts Center board
DEC. 14 — 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.
MG Historic Society
DEC. 17 — 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 planners
DEC. 21 — The Osseo Planning Commission will meet Monday, Dec. 21, at 6 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624.
MG Women of Today
DEC. 21 — 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.
MG Arts Council
DEC. 22 — 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]
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.
MG Critical Thinkers
JAN. 9 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “Is America Polarized?  Experts are sharply divided…” with Kevin Hawkins Saturday, Jan. 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.
MG Critical Thinkers
FEB. 13 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “Who shows up when you call 911?” with Roxanne Altmeyer Saturday, Feb. 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.

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.