There is something for everyone at Maple Grove Days

The Maple Grove Community Organization will continue with all kinds of events planned at the Maple Grove Days celebration, now through Sunday, July 14.

The annual Pierre Bottineau Parade will be Thursday, July 11, beginning at 6:10 p.m.

New this year will be the sale of beer at the Maple Grove Lions and Lookout Beer Garden.

Other events will continue throughout the weekend, including live music, a disc jockey in the evenings and the Saturday fireworks display. The Maple Grove Ambassador Miss Maple Grove Coronation will be Friday, July 12.

There will also be inflatable rides and activities for the kids and plenty of good food for everyone. Events are free unless otherwise noted.

The following are the rest of the events and activities planned Friday, July 12 to Sunday, July 14, during Maple Grove Days 2019:

FRIDAY EVENTS

Watch the Junior Golf Tournament at Three Rivers Eagle Lake Golf Course from 8:30 to 11 a.m.

Check out the third annual outdoor 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament starting at 10 a.m. at Maple Grove Central Park.

Capture the Flag at Weaver Lake Park from 3 to 5 p.m. This event is for youth ages 11 to 17.

A Strength 45 by Jazzercise workout will be from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. in the upper lawn area at the Maple Grove Town Green. Bring a mat and water bottle.

The Diaper Derby will be at 6:30 p.m. at Central Park of Maple Grove. Babies that crawl or walk and still wear diapers can participate.

The Maple Grove Ambassador Coronation will be at 7 p.m. at Maple Grove Senior High School. “A Sparkling Success” will highlight 20 years of program history and feature alumnae presentations along with other special recognitions. Celebrate the accomplishments of the 2018 Ambassadors and the outstanding 2019 candidates vying for the title. Tickets of $10 are available at the door, $2 off with a Maple Grove Days button.

The Kids’ Parade, starting at 7:15 p.m. at Central Park of Maple Grove, lets all kids decorate their bike, tricycles, wagon or themselves and join the parade. No motorized vehicles allowed.

There will be the “Cool Ray Open Skate,” from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. at the Ice Arena. Cost is $6 for non-residents and $5 for residents. All skaters wearing sunglasses pay only $2. Music will be from the Beach Boys.

Friday Evening Children’s Entertainment will be “Bach to Rock” DJ and student performance from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. at Central Park of Maple Grove.

The Friday Outdoor Movie will be “Incredibles 2” at dusk at the Town Green band shell.

Gala in the Grove is free and will take place from 9 p.m. to midnight at the Osseo-Maple Grove American Legion, 260 Fourth Ave. S.E. in Osseo. Join the newly crowned Maple Grove Ambassadors for dancing, refreshments and camaraderie.

SATURDAY EVENTS

The 22nd annual Jim Deane Memorial Rice Lake Run begins at 8 a.m. at Freedom Field 8585 Rice Lake Road. No day of registration. Come cheer on the runners.

The Town Green Entertainment includes: Zumba Workout from 8 to 9 a.m. (upper lawn area), Boot Camp Workout from 9:30 to 10:10 a.m. (upper lawn area),  Jazzercise- Interval Fusion from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (upper lawn area), Grand Master Lee’s World Taekwondo Academy from 11 to 11:30 a.m. (stage), Dancin’ On Broadway from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (stage), Maple Grove Square Dance Club from noon to 2 p.m. (upper lawn area), Gleason Gymnastic’s from 1 to 1:45 p.m. (stage), Duct Tape Fashion Show from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. (stage), Winner of the Teen Battle of Bands from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. (stage), Emmanuel Live from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. (stage), The LaValle Jazz Cats Little Big Band from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (stage) and the Holy Rocka Rollaz from 8:30 to 10 p.m. (stage).

Take part in the Sun Salutations Yoga event from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the garden area of Central Park of Maple Grove. Bring a mat or beach towel for ground work.

The Maple Grove Days free shuttle bus will be available from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. from the Maple Grove Transit Station. There are four drop off locations: transit station, community center, big truck/car show and Main Street and Arbor Lakes Parkway.

Get an up-close look at the “Big Trucks,” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the grassy area near Life Time Fitness.

Watch people geocaching from 9 a.m. to noon at the Three Rivers Park District Nature Center area, 15900 Weaver Lake Road.

Get together in the Maple Maze from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the indoor playground at the community center. Don’t forget socks. Cost is $2 for kids 1 to 12. Adult supervision is required.

A Kids Fun Run/Walk at Central Park of Maple Grove will be at 9:30 a.m. Children ages 5 to 12 can participate. Bring gently-used shoes to donate to people in need in Guyana, South America.

There will be a Maple Grove Library Book Sale from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the library.

Make and Take Wood Project from Home Depot will be from 10 a.m. to noon in the southwest parking lot at the children’s tent. While supplies last.

Kids bingo will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lions Pavilion.

A “Top 10” Classic Car Show will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street in front of Town Green.

The Cornhole (bean bag) Tournament takes place at 10 a.m. at the southwest community center parking lot. Register by July 12 at maplegrovedays.org.

Come and watch teams in the Puzzle Challenge event from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Phenow Pavilion at Central Park.

The Business Expo runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the community center. There will be over 130 business and organization booths to stop and visit.

The Kids’ Room at the community center (room 124) will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be crafts, reading, games and puzzles.

Purchase a slice of pie from π’s-R-us between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the community center’s senior room.

The 12th annual Showcase Silent Auction will be at the community center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations accepted until 10 a.m. on July 13.

Children ages 3 to 10 years old can participate in fish casting skills, tic tac toe, plinko, children’s miniature golf, soccer kick, obstacle course, Giraffe Bell Ringer, and Safari Ring Toss. All are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the community center parking lot.

There will be family fun inflatables and games in the community center parking lot from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Charges vary. Remember to bring socks.

There will be a Ninja Warrior Challenge from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the southwest area of the community center parking lot. People ages 4 to adult can take on the obstacle course. There is a fee. No jewelry. No open toed shoes or bare feet.

A variety of vendors will be offering food and beverages including in the community center parking lot and on Main Street from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Family Yoga will be from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. in the garden at Central Park. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Main Stage Entertainment includes: “Bach to Rock” from 10 to 11 a.m., Minute to Win It Contest from 11 to 11:30 a.m., AlphaBits from 12 to 12:45 p.m., Sandy and the Hitmen from 1:15 to 3 p.m., Frozen T-shirt contest from 3 to 3:30 p.m., Anderson Daniels from 4 to 6 p.m., Pizza Eating Contest from 6 to 6:15  p.m., Presentation to the medallion hunt winner at 6:45 p.m., and Skitzo Fonik from 7 to 10 p.m. All performances will be in the community center parking lot.

The Maple Grove Lions Corn Feed is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the community center parking lot.

A Children’s Fishing Clinic will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for children ages 5 to 12 at Weaver Lake Park, fishing pier, 8401 Dunkirk Lane.

Pony rides will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the community center west parking lot. There is a fee per pony ride. There will also be a free petting zoo in the west parking lot from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

New this year is the Maple Grove Lions and the Lookout Beer Garden. From noon to 10 p.m. people 21 and older can purchase alcoholic beverages. All beverages must stay within the gated area.

Children of all ages can snap together a model car or plane from 1 to 6 p.m. in the children’s tent in the community center’s southwest parking lot. There is a fee.

A Coin Hunt for 3- to 5-year-olds and 6- to 8-year olds will be at 1 p.m. at the community center volleyball courts.

Bingo will take place from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Lions Pavilion. Cost is .25 cents per card.

Look at team’s creations with the Keep a Boat a Float event at 3 p.m. at the outdoor pool at the Grove Cove Aquatic Center.

Blaster Battle event is from 6 to 8 p.m. in the great lawn area at Central Park. Project My Neighborhood will be hosting and incorporate messages of bullying prevention into the games. Bring the following: Dart Blaster: Nerf, Buzz Bee, Prime Time, etc. (No Modded Blasters for safety reasons); Eye Protection, Water Bottle. Darts will be provided Mega, Elite, and Rival darts. More information at info@projectmyneighborhood.org.

Register at eventbrite.com/e/blaster-battles-maple-grove-days-tickets-59306741059

Watch the 12th annual Bed Race on Main Street along Main Street near the Government Center from 7 to 9 p.m.

The fireworks display will be launched from the peninsula on West Arbor Lake behind the community center at dusk.

SUNDAY EVENTS

Take a look at the one-day volleyball tournament from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the community center volleyball courts.

Veteran’s Memorial Dedication is at 1 p.m. at Central Park. Maple Grove Beyond the Yellow Ribbon  will dedicate the memorial.

There will no Garden Tour this year. So, join Lynde Greenhouse & Nursery instead at the first ever Annual Open Kids Garden Day from 1 to 3 p.m. at Central Park. Kids can plant up a basket of their choice with a locally grown summer annuals. Participants will receive a coupon to the garden center to continue fun at home. While supplies last.

There will be a Maple Grove Historical Preservation Society Museum Open House from 1 to 5 p.m. at the public works building, 9030 Forestview Lane. Check out displays and visit the country store exhibit.

— Compiled by Alicia Miller

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