Maple Grove Farmers Market

NOW TO OCT. 24 — The Maple Grove Farmers Market’s 16th season runs Thursdays, now to Oct. 24. Hours are from 3 to 7 p.m. May to September and from 3 to 6 p.m. in October. There is no market July 4. The market takes place in the Maple Grove Community Center parking lot, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. The market will feature over 50 local farmers and food makers offering a wide array of locally grown foods. For more information, visit maplegrovefarmersmarket.com. Follow the market on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Osseo Farmers Market

NOW TO SEPT. 24 — The Osseo Farmers Market runs every Tuesday through Sept. 24, from 3 to 7 p.m. A wide variety of produce is available, when they are at their freshest, from asparagus to zucchini, and many kinds in between. The market is located on Fifth Street N.E. and Central Avenue adjacent to the park.

Blood drive

SEPT. 12 — Memorial Blood Centers will host an upcoming blood drive Thursday, Sept. 12, 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.

Sharp Vision Grand Opening

SEPT. 12 — Sharp Vision has a new home in Champlin, 11217 Commerce Drive North. Come celebrate the clinic’s new space with a photo booth, face paintings, prizes and giveaways from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, visit sharpvisionmn.com.

Arbor Committee

SEPT. 12 — The Maple Grove Arbor Committee will meet Thursday, Sept. 12, 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.

Yellow Tree production

SEPT. 13 TO OCT. 13 — Yellow Tree Theatre, 320 Fifth Ave. S.E. in Osseo, will present “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” It’s 7 minutes past midnight and the neighbor’s dog is dead. Fifteen-year-old Christopher takes it upon himself to solve the mystery, embarking on a thrilling journey that turns his world upside down. Performances run Sept. 13 to Oct. 13. It is recommended this play is for teenagers and adults. For more information, visit yellowtreetheatre.com.

MG Critical Thinkers

SEPT. 14 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present, “Using technology to help with Dementia,” with U of M School of Public Health, Saturday, Sept. 14, from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center room 133, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. Cost to attend is $5. To register or for more information contact Laurie Karnes at landforsale@visi.com or 763-420-6350.

Osseo planners

SEPT. 16 — The Osseo Planning Commission will meet Monday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624.

MG Women of Today

SEPT. 16 — 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

SEPT. 16 — The Maple Grove City Council will meet Monday, Sept. 16, 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.

Think Again Brooklyns

SEPT. 17 — Participate in Shaping your Government Starting with the Precinct Caucuses event. Find out how at the Think Again Brooklyns forum on “MN’s Electoral Process” Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Brooklyn Park City Council Chambers, 5200 85th Ave. N. The forums starts at 6 p.m. with a pizza and salad buffet followed by the program at 6:30 p.m. Speakers include Nasser Mussa, Nausheena Hussain, Robert Marvin, Bonnie Jude, Devin Montero and Kirsten Kjome. Wayne Doe will be the moderator. Partners for the forum include the city of Brooklyn Park and the LWV/BPOMG.  Everyone is welcome. RSVP on Facebook at https://bit.ly/2kvgi8o or to Carol Woehrer at 763-607-4287.

MG Arts Council

SEPT. 17 — 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 at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Government Center, 12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway. 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.

Blood donations

SEPT. 17, 20 & 26 — The American Red Cross will host several blood donation events. The first is Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 1 to 7 p.m. at MapleRidge Church, 13400 Maple Knoll Way in Maple Grove. The second is Friday, Sept. 20, from noon to 6 p.m. at My Impact Fitness, 7498 E. Fish Lake Road in Maple Grove. The final drive is Thursday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at M. Health Maple Grove Medical Center, 14500 99th Ave. N. Visit redcross.org for more information.

MG Park Board

SEPT. 19 — The Maple Grove Parks and Recreation Board will meet Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 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. 19 — 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.

Dayton Heritage Day

SEPT. 21 — The annual Dayton Heritage Day will take place Saturday, Sept. 21 from 1 to 11 p.m. The festival site is near the Post Office Dayton Post Office, 18521 Robinson Street. The parade will begin at 1:30 p.m., and other activities will include a kids fun run, bounce house, coin scramble, talent show, corn hole tournament,beer tent, vendors and live music. For more information, email DaytonHeritageDay@gmail.com.

Champlin City Council

SEPT. 23 — The Champlin City Council will meet Monday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 11955 Champlin Drive. For agenda information visit ci.champlin.mn.us.

Osseo City Council

SEPT. 23 — The Osseo City Council will meet Monday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624 or visit discoverosseo.com.

Dayton City Council

SEPT. 24 — The Dayton City Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 12260 S. Diamond Lake Road. For agenda information visit cityofdaytonmn.com.

MG Transit Commission

SEPT. 24 — The Maple Grove Transit Commission will meet Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Maple Grove Government Center, 12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway. For more information, visit www.maplegrovemn.gov.

MGCO

SEPT. 24 — Maple Grove Community Organization will meet Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. The group will be planning Halloween Family Fun Event- Oct.19, and Breakfast with Santa- Dec. 7. Join 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 contact them at maplegrovedays.org

I-94 construction overview

SEPT. 26 — There will be a I-94 West Corridor Business Community Information Forum Thursday, Sept. 26, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on the construction overview of the upcoming I-94 improvement project. The forum will be at the Maple Grove Government Center, 12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway. MnDOT officials will answer questions about the project and lane closures.

Maple Grove Planners

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

OFD Steak fry

OCT. 4 — The Osseo Fire Department’s 10th Annual Steak Fry will be Friday, Oct. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. Tickets are $10 for a choice of a steak, fish or shrimp meal. All tickets can be purchased at the door or from any Osseo firefighter. All the money raised will go towards the Osseo Fire Department Relief Association.

MG Citizens Advisory

OCT. 9 — The Maple Grove Citizens Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Government Center, 12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway. Visit www.maplegrovemn.gov for more information.

Autumn Woods Classic

OCT. 12 — The annual Autumn Woods Classic is Saturday, Oct. 12, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Elm Creek Park Reserve. Events include the 10K Graham Cracker Run, 5K Chocolate Walk/Run, 1K Mini Marshmallow Fun Run for kids, games and crafts, and music. There is a cost to attend. To register, call 763-559-6700 or visit threeriversparks.org.

MG Critical Thinkers

OCT. 12 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present, “Living in a Surveillance Society,” with Don Gemberling, Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center room 133, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. Cost to attend is $5. To register or for more information contact Laurie Karnes at landforsale@visi.com or 763-420-6350.

MG Historical Museum Open

OCT. 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

OCT. 14 — The Osseo Economic Development Authority will meet Monday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. at city hall, 415 Central Ave. For agenda information call 763-425-2624.

MG Arts Center Board

OCT. 14 — The Maple Grove Arts Center board meetings are the held quarterly, second Monday of the month January, April, July and October, at 6:30 p.m. Contact the center if planning on viewing a meeting, since locations sometimes move. The Maple Grove Arts Center (MGAC) is located in the Fountains of Arbor Lakes.  MGAC features art shows, art classes, Arbor Lakes Art Fair, Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes. MGAC is a non-profit community arts initiative serving the northwest suburbs of the Minneapolis metropolitan area. For more information go to: www.maplegroveartscenter.org or call 763-370-3003.

MGCO

OCT. 22 — Maple Grove Community Organization will meet Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. MGCO will be planning Breakfast with Santa- Dec. 7. Join the group 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 contact them at maplegrovedays.org  

Home Improvement/Design Expo

NOV. 2 — There will be a Home Improvement and Design Expo Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. Up to 150 exhibitors will be on hand along with prize drawings. Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long. Cost to attend or free with a food shelf donation. More information at: MediaMaxEvents.com or call 952-238-1700.

MG Critical Thinkers

NOV. 9 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present, “The MN Govt Data Practices Act,” with Don Gemberling, Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center room 133, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. Cost to attend is $5. To register or for more information contact Laurie Karnes at landforsale@visi.com or 763-420-6350.

Pop-up Rec Fest

NOV. 20 — Maple Grove Parks and Rec and Project My Neighborhood are sponsoring a Pop-Up Rec Fest event Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Maple Grove Sports Dome, 9800 Fernbrook Lane N. All ages are invited to participate in family-friendly activities like Nerf blasters and open rec. No registration is required.

MGCO

NOV. 26 — Maple Grove Community Organization will meet Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. The group will be planning Breakfast with Santa- Dec. 7. Join the group 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 contact them at maplegrovedays.org.

Candlelight memorial

DEC. 6 — The annual Angel of Hope Candlelight Memorial is Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. The memorial is at the Angel of Hope statue in the Maple Grove Arboretum, 9400 Fernbrook Lane. The public is invited to the short ceremony. Candles will be provided and attendees can bring and leave a white flower in memory of loved ones. For more information, contact Tanya at 763-494-6512 or thuntley@maplegrovemn.org.

MG Critical Thinkers

DEC. 14 — The Maple Grove Critical Thinking Discussion Group will present, “Forensic psychological assessments and writing true crime mysteries,” with Frank Weber, Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center room 133, 12951 Weaver Lake Road. Cost to attend is $5. To register or for more information contact Laurie Karnes at landforsale@visi.com or 763-420-6350.

Skate with Santa

DEC. 14 — Come and skate with Santa Saturday, Dec. 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the ice skating loop at Central Park of Maple Grove, 12000 Central Park Way. The event is free. Skate rentals are available. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to CROSS and receive a free hot chocolate.

Osseo TOPS

WEDNESDAYS — The Osseo TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Wednesday from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. at Osseo City Hall, 415 Central Ave. in Osseo. New members are welcome. Call Pat at 612-202-9681 with questions.

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.

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