Calendar: Maple Grove, Champlin, Osseo, Dayton

Dayton Farmers Market

SEPT. 1 — The Dayton Farmers Market opened Friday, July 14, at Raintree Plaza off of Dayton River Road. The market will be open every Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. now through Sept. 29.

Movies by Moonlight

SEPT. 1 — The Maple Grove Town Green Band Shell, 7991 Main St. N., will host Movies by Moonlight at sunset. Come and watch a double feature “Young Frankenstein” and “Frankenstein” (1931) Friday, Sept. 1. Check maplegrovemn.gov or Facebook for more information.

Fall golf classic

SEPT. 1, 10 — The Fifth Annual Maple Grove Firefighters Relief Association’s Fall Golf Classic will be Sunday, Sept. 10, at Pheasant Acres Golf Club. A shotgun start is a 1 p.m. Dinner and awards will follow at the Lookout Bar and Grill. There is a cost for foursome and singles, which includes 18 holes, carts and dinner. Sign up by Sept. 1. Proceeds will support the Maple Grove Firefighters Relief Association. For more information contact Chris Baker at 612-810-3288, Lucas at 612-790-9140 or at www.mgfra.org.

Maple Grove City Council

SEPT. 5 — The Maple Grove City Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 5, 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.

Champlin Farmers Market

SEPT. 6 — The Champlin Farmers Market has opened. 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.

Champlin Area TRIAD

SEPT. 8 — The Champlin Area TRIAD will meet Friday Sept. 8, at 11 a.m. at the Champlin Community Center, 12450 Gettysburg Ave. TRIAD is a national community policing initiative wherein law enforcement professionals, seniors and community groups partner to meet the crime-safety needs of seniors. TRIAD has two goals: to reduce crimes against the elderly, and to reduce the unwarranted fear of crimes that seniors often experience. All seniors are welcome.

OSH Class 1977 Reunion

SEPT. 6, 8 & 9 — The Osseo High School Class of 1977 will host its 40th Reunion Saturday, Sept. 9, from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. Cost is $20 at the door. Other events include Home Again with Kevin Kling and James Hersch Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. at the OSH auditorium. Tickets are $20 at eventbright.com. 9-Hole Golf will be Friday, Sept. 8, at noon at Sundance Golf Course. Email Mick at [email protected] or call Sundance at 763-420-4800. Stop by Dick’s Bar in the evening on Sept. 8. Tour OSH Saturday, Sept. 9, at 9:30 a.m. Other Osseo Lions Roar events continue during the day, with the reunion in the evening.

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.

Remembrance Walk

SEPT. 9 — Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Remembrance Walk will be Saturday, Sept. 9, at Lowell Park, 201 Water Street, in Stillwater. Registration opens for the walk at 8:30 a.m. There will be presentation and reflective walk at 10 a.m. A number of remembrance activities and a resources exhibit will be available from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and will continue after the Reflective Walk. Bring a blanket or picnic chairs to sit on during the presentation. Also feel free to bring a picnic to enjoy in the park after the reflective walk. There is a fee to participate. Visit http://nilmdtsremembrance.org/2017mnwalk/ for more information.

MG Critical Thinkers

SEPT. 9 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “Credibility- What Builds It, What Destroys It, and When Those Two Switch Places,” with Professor Jeremy Rose, Saturday, Sept. 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.

Pie social/craft sale

SEPT. 9 — Arbor Lakes Common will host a Pie Social and Craft Sale Fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 8100 Main St. in Maple Grove (across from the Maple Grove Library). There will be homemade pie, ice cream and coffee for $5. Crafts include: handmade jewelry, crocheted items, wreaths, cards, holiday items, and more. Raffle prizes are also available. The purchase of raffle tickets, pie and coffee go towards the Arbor Lake Resident Association and Garden Fund. Call Beverly at 763-898-3040 with questions.

MG Historical Museum Open

SEPT. 10 — 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

SEPT. 11 — The Osseo Economic Development Authority will meet Monday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624.

Osseo City Council

SEPT. 11 — The Osseo City Council will meet Monday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624 or visit discoverosseo.com.

MG Arts Center board

SEPT. 11 — 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.

Maple Grove Planners

SEPT. 11 — The Maple Grove Planning Commission will meet Monday, Aug. 28, at 7:30 p.m. For agenda and meeting information visit the city’s website at maplegrovemn.gov.

MG Citizens Advisory

SEPT. 13 — The Maple Grove Citizens Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Government Center, 12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway. Visit www.maplegrovemn.gov for more information.

Arbor Committee

SEPT. 14 — The Maple Grove Arbor Committee will meet Thursday, Sept. 14, 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.

‘String’

SEPT. 15 TO OCT. 15 — Yellow Tree Theatre kicks off Season 10 with romantic comedy “String” Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The theater is located a 320 Fifth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. Performances are Wednesdays to Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.yellowtreetheatre.com or by calling 763-493-8733.

Dayton Heritage Day

SEPT. 16 — Dayton Heritage Day will be Saturday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The parade route is along Robinson Street. Enjoy live music, a kids fun run, parade, pie an dice cream social, kids entertainment, the fire department bags tournament, the Dayton Lions Beer Tent, food and craft vendors, car showing, prize drawings and more! Enjoy the Dee Miller Band from 8 to 11 p.m. For more information call 612-499-0929.

Taste of Maple Grove

SEPT. 16 — The annual Taste of Maple Grove event is Saturday, Sept. 16, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. The event features sampling food from 15 to 20 restaurants in Maple Grove. There is also a silent auction. This event supports the Maple Grove Dance Team. There is a cost to attend. Visit www.tasteofmaplegrove.com for more information.

Osseo planners

SEPT. 18 — The Osseo Planning Commission will meet Monday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624.

MG Women of Today

SEPT. 18 — 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 [email protected] for more information.

Maple Grove City Council

SEPT. 18 — The Maple Grove City Council will meet Monday, Sept. 18, 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.

Blood drive

SEPT. 19 — Memorial Blood Centers will host a blood drive event Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. For more information, visit www.mbc.org or call 1-888-448-3253.

MG Arts Council

SEPT. 19 — 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]

Author talk

SEPT. 20 — There will be an author talk event with P. J. Tracy (Traci Lambrecht) Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Library, 8001 Main St. Lambrecht, writing under the pseudonym P.J. Tracy and winner of the Anthony, Barry, Gumshoe, and Minnesota Book Awards, will discuss her international bestselling Monkeewrench series. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Limited seating available. For more information go to www.hclib.org/events or call 612-543-5669.

MG Park Board

SEPT. 21 — The Maple Grove Parks and Recreation Board will meet Thursday, Sept. 21, for a special meeting. There will be a park tour from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with its regular meeting to follow at 7:30 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. All park board meetings and special meetings are open to the public. Visit maplegrovemn.gov for more information.

MG Historical Society

SEPT. 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.

Blood drive

SEPT. 26 — Memorial Blood Centers will host a blood drive event Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Park Nicollet-Maple Grove, 9555 Upland Lane N. For more information, visit www.mbc.org or call 1-888-448-3253.

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.

MG Transit Commission

SEPT. 26 — The Maple Grove Transit Commission will meet Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Government Center, 12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway. Visit www.maplegrovemn.gov for more information.

Steak fry

OCT. 6 — The Osseo Fire Department will host its Seventh Annual Steak Fry Friday, Oct. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. Tickets can be purchased from any Osseo firefighter or at the door. Tickets are $10 for a choice of steak, fish or shrimp meal.

Craft show

OCT. 14 — The Maple Grove Women of Today will host its annual Fall Festival Craft Show and Sale Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. This event is free.

MG Critical Thinkers

OCT. 14 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “Cost and Benefits of Refugees in Minnesota,” with Kim Crockett, Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center room 124, 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 Family Fun

OCT. 21 — The Maple Grove Community Organization will be hosting its annual Happy Halloween Family Fun event Saturday, Oct. 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Weaver Lake Park, 8401 Dunkirk Lane. Events include costume fashion show, games, inflatable rides, pumpkin roll, mini golf, crafts and more. Cost to attend and is for ages 3 to 8. Register online at www.maplegrovedays.org starting Oct. 1. Space is limited.

Community Center celebration

OCT. 21 & 22 — The Maple Grove Community Center will celebrate its 20th anniversary Saturday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 22. There will be special rates, activities and prize drawings. More details at www.maplegrovecommunitycenter.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.

Waffle breakfast

NOV. 5 — The Maple Grove Lions Club will host a waffle breakfast Sunday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. Belgian waffles will be served. Visit www.maplegrovelions.org for more information.

Holiday craft sale

NOV. 11 — There will be a holiday boutique craft sale hosted by the Maple Grove Lions Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. Call 763-420-5745 for additional information.

MG Critical Thinkers

NOV. 11 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “Bias, Morality and Politics: Can’t We All Just Get Along?” with Kevin Hawkins, Saturday, Nov. 11, 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.

Home/design expo

NOV. 18 — The Home Improvement and Design Expo will be Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. There will be around 150 exhibitors featuring the latest products, services and information. Talk with the experts and get free tips and renovation ideas. Meet builders, remodelers, landscapers, designers, painters, architects, interior designers and more. Even get help with home décor. Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long. Admission $6 or free with a donation for Golden Valley Family Center Food Shelf. For more information visit www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call 952-238-1700.

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.

Breakfast/lunch with Santa

DEC. 2 — There will be a Breakfast or Lunch with Santa event Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is a cost to attend either. Included in the price is breakfast or lunch, photo opportunities with Santa, face painting and crafts. Registration opens Nov. 1 and is available at www.maplegrovedays.org.

MG Critical Thinkers

DEC. 9 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “Connect the Dots: A Critical Thinking Board Game,” with Rod Greder, Saturday, Nov. 11, 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

JAN. 13 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present “Myth versus Reality Around Common Core,” with Rita Garcia and Ron Iberra, Saturday, Jan. 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.

Home/design expo

MARCH 17 — The Home Improvement and Design Expo will be Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. There will be around 150 exhibitors featuring the latest products, services and information. Talk with the experts and get free tips and renovation ideas. Meet builders, remodelers, landscapers, designers, painters, architects, interior designers and more. Even get help with home décor. Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long. Admission $6 or free with a donation for Golden Valley Family Center Food Shelf. For more information visit www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call 952-238-1700.

Longevity Health Expo

APRIL 7 — The Longevity Expo will be Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. The expo offers attendees options to look their best, feel their best and be their best at all ages. A 110 exhibitors and visit the Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long. This show is all about products, services and information that will help people stay healthy and well at any age. Admission $6 or free with a donation for Golden Valley Family Center Food Shelf. For more information visit www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call 952-238-1700.

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]

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 [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.

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 [email protected]

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.