Calendar: Maple Grove, Champlin, Osseo, Dayton

Yellow Tree production

NOW TO MAY 14 — Yellow Tree Theatre, 320 Fifth Ave. S.E. in Osseo, will present “One Man, Two Guvnors.” Performances run April 14 to May 14, Wednesdays through Sundays. In the heart of 1960’s England, charming and doltish Francis, fired from his pop band, unexpectedly finds himself with two new jobs and two new bosses, who are connected to each other in wildly improbable ways. For more information or tickets call 763-493-8733 or email: boxoffice@yellowtreetheatre.com.

Youth homelessness info session

MAY 4 — Join the Church of St Gerard’s Thursday, May 4, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for an information session on youth homelessness in the northwest suburban area. The session will be at Church of St. Gerard, 9600 Regent Ave. N. in Brooklyn Park. Learn about the journey of a youth challenged by homelessness, the safety net of services available in the community and through the school districts. Find opportunities to become part of the solution. Avenues for Homeless Youth, Hope4Youth, and Open Doors for Youth, YMCA Youth Intervention Services, No Hassles Food Shelf, Suburban Host Home Program, Osseo School District and the St. Gerard’s Youth Homelessness Project will be available for questions. For more information, see St. Gerard’s website (www.st-gerard.org) or Facebook page.

Champlin Area TRIAD

MAY 5 — The Champlin Area TRIAD will meet May 5 at 11 a.m. at the Champlin Community Center, 12450 Gettysburg Ave. TRIAD is a partnership between Champlin Police, senior citizens and the community that addresses senior safety and fear of crimes.

Annual Angel of Hope Walk

MAY 6 — The Friends of the Angel Volunteer Group is hosting the Annual Walk to Remember on Saturday, May 6. The remembrance ceremony begins at 10 a.m. at the Angel of Hope statue located at the Maple Grove Arboretum, north of County Road 30 at 9400 Fernbrook Lane. The walk states at 10:30 a.m. and proceeds around Rice Lake. There is also an opportunity to sponsor a Photo Remembrance Sign of your loved one that is placed along the walk. Visit: www.friendsoftheangel.org for more information or find them on Facebook – Friends of the Angel Maple Grove, MN. Maple Grove Parks and Recreation coordinates the sponsorship program to place engraved bricks at the statue plaza area. For those details, contact dcoss@maplegrove.gov or 763-494-6535.

Dayton’s City Clean-up Day

MAY 6 — Dayton’s annual city clean up day is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location to be determined. Contact Dayton City Hall for details.

Children’s Book Drive

MAY 6 — The Dayton Fire Department Auxiliary will be hosting a Children’s Book Drive at this year’s Dayton Clean-Up Day! Bring gently used children’s books (birth through 12th grade) to our drop-off location at the Dayton Fire Department Station 2/City Hall May 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The donations will go to local families and facilities in need. For more information about the book drive or to request books, please contact Gail Berner at (612)702-8831 or via email at glberner@gmail.com.

Cinco de Mayo in Maple Grove

MAY 6 — Goodthings Stores will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maple Grove Goodthings, 12139 Elm Creek Blvd. N. The event will include food and beverage sampling and demonstrations, giveaways, discounts and showcase of special products. There will also be samples and gifts with select purchases.

Osseo EDA

MAY 8 — The Osseo Economic Development Authority will meet Monday, April 10, at 6 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624.

Osseo City Council

MAY 8 — The Osseo City Council will meet Monday, May 8, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624 or visit discoverosseo.com.

Maple Grove Planners

MAY 8 — The Maple Grove Planning Commission will meet Monday, 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

MAY 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. For more information go to: www.maplegroveartscenter.org.

MG Citizens Advisory

MAY 10 — The Maple Grove Citizens Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, May 10, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Government Center, 12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway. Visit www.maplegrovemn.gov for more information.

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

MAY 11 — Mayor Mark Steffenson cordially invites you to the 13th annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. This community event takes place Thursday, May 11, at 7:15 a.m. at Rush Creek Golf Club. Along with a keynote speaker, the morning’s event includes music, buffet breakfast and an opportunity to visit with other attendees and share in the joy of living and working in our community. Since its inception in 2005, the Prayer Breakfast has been a celebration open to all faiths and interests. Note advanced registration/payment is required by April 27. If interested, contact cmorris@maplegrovemn.gov or call 763-494-6002.

Arbor Committee

MAY 11 — The Maple Grove Arbor Committee will meet Thursday, May 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.

Champlin City-wide Garage Sale

MAY 11 TO 13 — The city-wide garage sale begins Thursday, May 11 and ends Saturday, May 13. Maps will be available for pick up at city hall and several local gas stations after May 5. This program is only for Champlin residents.

Vintage Car Show

MAY 13 — The 25th Annual InterMarque Vintage and Modern Car Show is celebrating in Osseo this May! For the sixth year in a row, the best in foreign and domestic cars will converge on downtown Osseo to mark the start of its 2017 Car Show season. The car show, held Saturday, May 13, is free and open to the public. The event is located along Central Avenue and coincides with a Saturday craft fair in Boerboom Park and a citywide garage sale held Thursday thorugh Sunday.

MG Critical Thinkers

MAY 13 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “Overindulgence: How spoiling children impacts their adult lives,” Saturday, May 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 landforsale@visi.com or 763-420-6350.

Spring Plant Sale

MAY 13 — The Champlin Garden Club can help your garden grow with a beautiful array of perennials and annuals available at their spring plant sale Saturday, May 13, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Willy McCoy’s parking lot. Recognizing the value added by native and pollinator friendly plants, the Garden Club has cultivated an offering these for this year’s sale. There will also be herbs for sale to enhance the flavor of your next meal. Finally, a very special aspect of this Garden Club member sale is the potted plants from member gardens. Proceeds from the sale support the Doris Kemp Park public gardens and horticultural education in Champlin schools. Only cash and checks are accepted.

MG Historical Museum Open

MAY 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.

Appraisal event

MAY 15 — Free event, suitable for adults at the Maple Grove Library, 8001 Main St. N. The event “What’s It Worth? Antique Appraisal event with Mark Moran will be Monday, May 15, at two different session either 5 to 6 p.m. or 6 to 7 p.m. If people inherited their grandma’s antique or you want to sell a collectible to make more room, find out what it’s worth with Moran, author of more than 25 books on antiques and collectibles and guest expert on the PBS series “Antiques Roadshow.” Only one object per person. A list of objects that are accepted for appraisal will be shared with registrants. Excluded objects: All weapons, Nazi memorabilia, coins and paper money, fine jewelry, precious gems, and Beanie Babies. Registration required. Register at www.hclib.org/events or call 612-543-KNOW (5669).

Osseo planners

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

MG Women of Today

MAY 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.com or contact the group at mgwomenoftoday@gmail.com for more information.

Maple Grove City Council

MAY 15 — The Maple Grove City Council will meet Monday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. at 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

MAY 16 — The Osseo School Board will meet Tuesday, May 16, at 6 p.m. in the board room of the Educational Service Center, 11200 93rd Ave. N. in Maple Grove. For more information visit www.district279.org or call 763-391-7003.

MG Arts Council

MAY 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 MapleGroveArts@aol.com.

Appliance Pick-up event

MAY 16 — Champlin’s annual appliance day pick up event will be Monday, May 22 beginning at 7 a.m. To participate in the annual curbside collection of used appliances, a sticker must be purchased from the city for $12 per appliance by Tuesday, May 16. Then, place the sticker on the appliance and set it out by your garage before 7 a.m. on May 22. It is requested that you place the appliance by your garage instead of at the curb. The company making collections is A1 Appliance. If an unauthorized person comes to collect your appliance, call 911 as there are scrappers that will take the appliance, strip our the valuable parts and improperly dispose of the remaining elements. Collection will not start before Monday, May 22, at 7 a.m. Appliances must be in a non-compacted condition. They must not contain food, debris, or other foreign material. The recycler retains the right to refuse any appliances deemed to be in such a compacted or destroyed condition that prevents the proper removal of hazardous wastes and /or refrigerants according to law. Accepted appliances include washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, microwaves, air conditions (any size), water heaters, dehumidifiers, humidifiers and water softeners.

Teen Center open house

MAY 18 — The Maple Grove Teen Center will have an open house event Thursday, May 18, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. Check out the programs, activities, computer stations, games and movie lounge. Enjoy free snacks and sign up for summer programs.

Steak/Fish Dinner

MAY 19 — The Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion Auxiliary will host a Steak, Fish, Shrimp or Combo Dinner Friday, May 19, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. The steak, shrimp or fish dinner is $10. The combination steak and shrimp is $12. Dinner includes: baked potato, coleslaw and Texas toast. All proceeds are donated to local veteran organizations helping veterans and their families.

Child Safety Fair

MAY 20 — Join University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics and Maple Grove Hospital for a fun morning devoted to staying safe and healthy while being active. The Child Safety Fair will be Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to noon at the University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics, 14500 99th Ave. N. in Maple Grove. There will be experts from the community joining in to create a fun and informative event for families. Family-friendly and free activities include: Teddy Bear Clinic, bike helmet fitting and sales, bike inspection and learn the rules of the road, beginner skateboard lessons, MN Masons Kids ID Child Safety kit, bring expired medication for safe disposal, water/fire/ATV safety, CROSS Food Shelf accepting donations, Karate demonstrations, food available to purchase, and sample and purchase local foods at the mini-Maple Grove Farmers Market.

Material Drop Off Day

MAY 20 — Champlin’s annual material drop off day will be Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mann Champlin 14 parking lot, 11500 Theatre Drive. This event is only for Champlin residents. The city reserves the right to limit the number of items accepted from any one household. Paper shredding is available at no charge. Bicycles, scrap metal, small engines and car batteries can be dropped off at no charge. Electronics can be dropped off for 20 cents per pound. Tires can be dropped off for $3 per tire. Propane tanks can be dropped off at $20 per tank. See the city’s 2017 Chronicle online for specific details at: http://ci.champlin.mn.us/champlin-chronicle/

Maple Grove Community Organization

MAY 23 — Maple Grove Community Organization will meet Tuesday, May 23, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. MGCO begins planning Maple Grove Days in January. The festival is scheduled for July 12-16. It takes many months of planning and many volunteers to put this extraordinary event together. Everyone, residents and non-residents, are welcome to join us. We meet the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Maple Grove Community Center at 7 p.m. Committee members are needed for the following areas: Sponsorship, Publicity, Children’s Events, Food Avenue, Entertainment, Business Expo & Crafts, Rice Lake Classic Run, Jr. Golf Tournament, Teen Events, Truck Show, and Site Coordination. No experience required only the desire to work on a fun event with a fun group of people. For agenda or general information please call 763/494-5985 voice message line. Visit us at our website www.maplegrovedays.org

Osseo School Board

MAY 23 — The Osseo School Board will host a police committee meeting Tuesday, May 23, at 6 p.m. in the forum room of the Educational Service Center, 11200 93rd Ave. N. in Maple Grove. For more information visit www.district279.org or call 763-391-7003.

Blood drive

MAY 24 — Memorial Blood Centers will host a blood drive event Wednesday, May 24, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. For more information visit MBC.org or call 1-888-448-3253.

Osseo School Board

JUNE 6 — The Osseo School Board will host a work session Tuesday, June 6, at 7:15 p.m. in the forum room of the Educational Service Center, 11200 93rd Ave. N. in Maple Grove. For more information visit www.district279.org or call 763-391-7003.

MG Critical Thinkers

JUNE 10 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “Kabbalah and the New Age based on energy,” with Joy Gordon Saturday, June 10, 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 landforsale@visi.com or 763-420-6350.

Osseo School Board

JUNE 13 — The Osseo School Board will meet Tuesday, June 13, at 6 p.m. in the board room of the Educational Service Center, 11200 93rd Ave. N. in Maple Grove. For more information visit www.district279.org or call 763-391-7003.

Osseo School Board

JUNE 20 — The Osseo School Board will host a police committee meeting Tuesday, June 20, at 6 p.m. in the forum room of the Educational Service Center, 11200 93rd Ave. N. in Maple Grove. For more information visit www.district279.org or call 763-391-7003.

Maple Grove Community Organization

JUNE 27 — The Maple Grove Community Organization will meet June 27 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 12-16, 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 our website at www.maplegrovedays.org. You’re 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.

Dayton Farmers Market

JULY 7 — Opening day of the Dayton Farmers Market will be Friday, July 7, from 2 to 6 p.m. The market will be open every Friday during that time from July 7 through Sept. 29.

Champlin Farmers Market

JULY 12 — The Champlin Farmers Market will open Wednesday, July 12, at 9 a.m. The market will be open every Wednesday from July 12 through Oct. 11 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Champlin Ice Forum parking lot.

Osseo School Board

JULY 25 — The Osseo School Board will meet Tuesday, July 25, at 6 p.m. in the board room of the Educational Service Center, 11200 93rd Ave. N. in Maple Grove. For more information visit www.district279.org or call 763-391-7003.

Maple Grove Community Organization

JULY 25 — The Maple Grove Community Organization will meet July 25 at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center; 12951 Weaver Lake Road. We will be discussing Maple Grove Days, the highlights of the festival, your input is welcome. Please join us as we celebrate the end of another successful festival. For agenda or general information please call the MGCO voice message line 763/494-5985 or contact us at www.maplegrovedays.org.

Osseo Night to Unite

AUG. 1 — The city of Osseo will host its annual Night to Unite event Tuesday, Aug. 1.

MG Critical Thinkers

AUG. 12 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “The Digital Domestic: The Marxist-Feminist Case for Social Media,” with Zosha Winegar-Schultz Saturday, Aug. 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 landforsale@visi.com or 763-420-6350.

Osseo Lions Roar

SEPT. 8 & 9 — The annual Osseo Lions Roar festivities will take place Friday, Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 9. The Osseo Lions Roar Parade begins at noon on Saturday.

Maple Grove Community Organization

SEPT. 26 — Maple Grove Community Organization will meet Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center; 12951 Weaver Lake Road. We will be planning Halloween Family Fun Event- October 21, and Breakfast with Santa- December 2. Please join us in the planning process or volunteer the day of the event. For agenda or general information please call the MGCO voice message line 763/494-5985 or contact us at www.maplegrovedays.org

Maple Grove Community Organization

OCT. 24 — The Maple Grove Community Organization will meet Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center; 12951 Weaver Lake Road. We will be planning Breakfast with Santa for Dec. 2. Please join us in the planning process or volunteer for the day of the event. For agenda or general information please call the MGCO voice message line 763/494-5985 or contact us at www.maplegrovedays.org

Osseo Kids Halloween

OCT. 28 — This year’s Osseo Kids Halloween event will be Saturday, Oct. 28.

Maple Grove Community Organization

NOV. 28 — The Maple Grove Community Organization will meet Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center; 12951 Weaver Lake Road. We will be planning Breakfast with Santa for Dec. 2. Please join us in the planning process or volunteer for the day of the event. For agenda or general information please call the MGCO voice message line 763/494-5985 or contact us at www.maplegrovedays.org .

Osseo Minidazzle/Lunch with Santa

DEC. 1 & 2 — This year’s holiday festivities in Osseo run Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2. Osseo Minidazzle will be Friday and features a parade of emergency vehicles with Santa coming into town on the back of an Osseo fire truck. Get pictures with Santa in Boerboom Park and enjoy warm treats inside the community center. Saturday have Lunch with Santa.

Andrews Park Splash Pad

The Andrews Park Splash Pad will be open from May 31 to Sept. 4 from noon to 7 p.m. The splash pad will be closed Monday, July 4. The splash pad will close at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 19th for Champlin’s Dinner and a Movie event. The splash pad is located at 7200 117th Ave. N. in Champlin and is open to the public (seasonally) free of charge. The weather hotline number is: (763) 923-7127. For groups, fees are $35.00 per bus. For more information contact Charlie at clehn@ci.champlin.mn.us or call 763-923-7163.

Dayton Fire Auxiliary

ONGOING — ­Dayton is starting a Fire Auxiliary. Their first meeting was Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. Those interested should call Sheree Mickelson at (612) 701-0974 for meeting location and details. Anyone from the community is invited to attend. Participants must be 18 years of age or older to be a part of the auxiliary. Our first meeting will be on Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. and anyone interested should give me a call at 612/701-0974 to find out meeting location and details.

Dayton Farmer’s Market

FRIDAYS — Dayton’s first ever farmer’s market will begin Friday, June 17 and run every Friday thereafter until Oct. 7 from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Church and McNeil Park. The vision of the farmer’s market is to encourage families to eat healthy and buy fresh. A variety of fresh fruits and vegetables will be available each week along with produce tupperware, art, jewelry and delicious baked goods. Check out the farmer’s market this week.

TOPS Meeting

THURSDAYS — Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) will be meeting Thursdays from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 920 Downs Rd in Champlin. For more information contact Kerri at 612-598-8354.

Champlin Farmer’s Market

WEDNESDAYS — The Champlin Farmer’s Market begins Wednesday July 13 and runs through Oct. 12. The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Champlin Ice Forum parking lot. The goal of the Champlin Farmer’s Market is to eat fresh, buy local and strengthen the community. Vendors will be selling a wide variety of produce and flowers including, but not limited to fresh herbs, strawberries, beans, peas, sweet corn, melons, peppers, potatoes, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, zucchini, carrots, radishes and fresh cut flowers, both annual and perennial flowers. Stop by the farmer’s market and check it out.

Champlin Area TRIAD Meeting

1ST FRIDAY — The Champlin Area TRIAD group will meet the first Friday of the month at 11 a.m. at the Champlin Community Center. TRAID is a partnership between law enforcement, senior citizens and community groups. TRIAD is not an acronym, it simply represents three groups coming together for a common purpose; that purpose is to promote senior safety and to reduce the fear of crime that seniors often experience. For more information contact Roger Boatman at (612) 419-3094.

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.

Baseball Association

MONTHLY — The Champlin Park Baseball Association (CPBA) has monthly meetings at the Champlin American Legion. Call the baseball information line at 763-323-0446 for meeting dates and times. More information available at www.champlinparkbaseball.org

Adult Open Hockey

FRIDAYS & SUNDAYS — Adult open hockey for ages 18 and up is available at the Champlin Ice Forum, 12165 Ensign Ave., Champlin, on Friday mornings from 6-7 a.m. and Sunday evenings from 9:30-10:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per session. Info: 763-421-3696.

Dayton Fire Auxiliary

ONGOING — Dayton is starting a Fire Auxiliary. Their first meeting will be Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. Those interested should call Sheree Mickelson at (612) 701-0974 for meeting location and details. Anyone from the community is invited to attend. Participants must be 18 years of age or older to be a part of the auxiliary. Our first meeting will be on Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. and anyone interested should give me a call at 612/701-0974 to find out meeting location and details.

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 ethnicfoodsco@yahoo.com.

New Parent Connection

MONDAYS & THURSDAYS — New Parent Connection is a free class for parents and their infants, birth up to four months of age, held at Unity Hospital every Monday, 1 to 2:30 p.m., in the auditorium on the lower level and at Mercy Hospital every Thursday, 2 to 3:30 p.m., in the Heart Center, lower level. For more information, call 763-506-1284 or Medformation at 612-262-3333.

Champlin Champs

2ND MONDAYS —The Champlin Champs 4-H Club meets the 2nd Monday of the month at United Methodist Church 921 Downs Road at 6:45 p.m. Champlin Champs 4-H club is for kids ages K-12 and their parents. New members are welcome. Call 612-596-2115 for more information.

Champlin Council Meeting

2ND & 4TH MONDAYS— The Champlin City Council will hold its regular business meeting at Champlin City Hall, 11955 Champlin Drive.

Dayton Council Meeting

2ND TUESDAYS, 4TH WEDNESDAYS — There will be a Dayton City Council meeting at 7 p.m. at Dayton City Hall, located at 12260 South Diamond Lake Road.

ADHD/ADD or EBD

1ST TUESDAYS — Meet people who share your questions and learn what has worked or not worked for them. Come for support and information on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m., at the Anoka County Human Service building, 1201 89th Ave. N.E., Blaine. The class is free and childcare is provided free of charge but reserve a space by the preceding Sunday evening. Sponsored by Anoka County Family and community Support Services and provided by Central Center for Family Resources. Call 783-4949 to reserve space or for information.

Learn to Speak Spanish

ONGOING — Learn the basics of the language and culture of Spanish-speaking countries. This beginning class will introduce you to the Spanish language, culture and food. Class fee includes textbook used in class. Instructor is a native speaker. Several levels of Spanish are offered through the community education program. Class fee: $89 Spanish-Beginning I; $149 Spanish-Beginning I & II if registering together. To learn more visit www.discovercommunityed.com.

MOPS Meetings

2ND TUESDAYS — MOPS meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month at Solid Rock Free Lutheran beginning Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 9:15 a.m. Meetings will include food, fellowship, childcare and the opportunity to build relationships with other young mothers. Children will be encouraged and cared for through the Moppet program, which includes a story time, snack and playtime. For further questions call 763-427-6093 and ask for Michelle. Solid Rock is located at 737 Bob Ehlen Drive in Anoka, MN.

Parents of Autistic Children

2ND TUESDAYS — Meet others who share your questions and learn about what has worked or not worked for them the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Anoka County Human Service building, 1201 89th Ave. N.E., Blaine. No meeting in December. Children over 12 years meet the 3rd Tuesday, monthly. Sponsored by Anoka County Family and Community Support Services and provided by Central Center for Family and Community Support services and provided by Central Center for Family Resources. Class is free, with childcare provided free but reserve a space by the preceding Sunday evening. Call 783-4958 to reserve a space or for more information.

Youth Hockey Association

3RD TUESDAYS — CPYHA board meetings are held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the small conference room at the Champlin Ice Forum located at 12165 Ensign Avenue North. The CPYHA provides and promotes youth hockey for the benefit of Champlin, Brooklyn Park and Dayton residents.

Women of Today

3RD TUESDAYS — Women of Today is a voluntary, nonprofit, community service organization. The group focuses on service to the community, personal growth, and fellowship opportunities. The Champlin chapter meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Champlin City Hall in the Park and Recreation building and invites all interested individuals to attend. For further information, contact Jill at 612-760-4544.

Free Drop-In Yoga Classes

TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS & SUNDAYS — All are welcome to attend free Yoga classes at the Hindu Temple in Maple Grove. All ages, all abilities, all faiths are welcome. Wear loose clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one. Classes meet for one hour on Tuesday are at 6:45, Thursday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m. Classes are held in the Nath Auditorium, Hindu Temple of Minnesota, 10530 Troy Lane, Maple Grove, MN 55311. Classes are free but a $5 donation is suggested. Call Laurie Karnes at 763-420-6350 or go to landforsale@visi.com.

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.

Grandparents Raising Children

1ST THURSDAYS — Grandparents and relatives raising children in the group will discuss legal and financial options, understanding and dealing with emotions about raising children, as well as learning ways to better help the children the first Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. While grandparents and relatives meet, the children are invited to participate in a free supportive playgroup. Registration required. Call Connie Booth at 612-879-5351 or Linda Hammerstein at 612-879-5307. Sponsored by Lutheran Social Services and Anoka County Family Support Service. No fee but donations accepted.

CDAA Board Meetings

SECOND TO LAST SUNDAYS — CDAA Board Meetings are held on the second to last Sunday of each month. The public is welcome to attend. Meetings are held at the Rebels Youth Athletic Building at Jerry Ruppelius Park located at 10951 Elm Creek Parkway. The CDAA provides and promotes athletic and recreational activities for the benefit of the residents of Champlin and Dayton. Info: www.cdaasports.org.

Free Meditation Classes
SUNDAYS — Students of all levels and faiths are welcome to attend free meditation class. Classes meet most Sundays from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the Sant Rajinder Sing Ji Maharah Meditation Room, 10530 Troy Lane, Maple Grove, MN 55311. Classes are free, a $5 donation is suggested. Call Laurie Karnes at 763-420-6350 or go to www.sosmn.org.

Adult Open Hockey

FRIDAYS & SUNDAYS — Adult open hockey for ages 18 and up is available at the Champlin Ice Forum, 12165 Ensign Ave., Champlin, on Friday mornings from 6-7 a.m. and Sunday evenings from 9:30-10:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per session. Info: 763-421-3696.

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.

Tribute Trees

ONGOING — The Friends of Parks and Trails of St. Paul and Ramsey County work with the city of Champlin to offer Tribute Trees as living gifts that may be planted in city parks. The recipient receives a card at the time of the order, and a map of the tree location after its planting in spring. The cost is $75 per tree, or $200 for three. Call Peggy at 651-698-4543 for more information.

McGruff House

ONGOING — The Dayton Police Department works in cooperation with the McGruff House program, which was designed to assist children who are in danger or have a medical emergency while going to and from school. If interested in being a McGruff House participant, contact officer Dane McAlpine at 427-2017.

Adult Children Anonymous

ONGOING — Adult Children Anonymous is for adult children who seek healing from the hurtful effects of life events growing up in addictive and other dysfunctional families. Meetings are Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the Faculty Room (205), St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 9100 93rd Ave. N. in Brooklyn Park. Please use the Education Center/School entrance. Contact Mary Ann at 561-6796 for more information.

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 7:45 to 9 a.m. The classes are free, but a $5 (all) $1 (students) donation is suggested. 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 landforsale@visi.com.

Alateen/Alanon

WEEKLY — Are parents worried about their 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.

Baseball Association

MONTHLY — The Champlin Park Baseball Association (CPBA) has monthly meetings at the Champlin American Legion. Call the baseball information line at 763-323-0446 for meeting dates and times. More information available at www.champlinparkbaseball.org

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.