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Today is December 3, 2016

Maple Grove, MN 55369

Nearby communities: Osseo

Featured Events

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

  • | 8:00am - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Inspired by Nature:
    opening Thursday, Nov 3, 2016
    Inspired by Nature: 9th Annual Exhibition of the Great River Chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists
    Works by the Great River Chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists will be on display in the Charles D. Redepenning Gallery from November 3 – December 3, 2016.
    Opening Reception: Thursday, November 3 from 6-8pm.
    Hopkins Center for the Arts
    1111 Mainstreet Hopkins MN 55343
    Jim Clark 952.548.6489 jclark@hopkinsmn.com
  • | 8:00am - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Outdoor Painters of Minnesota:
    opening Thursday, Nov 3, 2016
    Outdoor Painters of Minnesota: Celebrating 125 Years of Minnesota State Parks
    Works by the Outdoor Painters of Minnesota will be on display in the Lobby Gallery from November 3 – December 3, 2016.
    Opening Reception: Thursday, November 3 from 6-8pm.
    Hopkins Center for the Arts
    1111 Mainstreet Hopkins MN 55343
    Jim Clark 952.548.6489 jclark@hopkinsmn.com
  • | 8:30am - | Local Events, Event, Breakfast with Santa, Maple Grove
    - Santa and Mrs. Claus will welcome all of you, share a hug, smile and your special wish list.

    Breakfast and lunch will be served by the Maple Grove Lions and many community helpers. Creative games and crafts are placed throughout the Community Center providing fun challenges, imaginative play and silly antics, all included in your ticket price.

    Breakfast price is $4, served 8:30am-10:30am
    Lunch price is $6, served 11:00am-1:00pm.

    Join us as a Sponsor of a Santa Fun Game Booth!
    Registration to the left. For questions call 763-494-5985
    Maple Grove Community Center
    12951 Weaver Lake Rd Maple Grove MN 55369
  • | 10:00am - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, holiday, kids, family, ride, attraction
    - FlyOver® America, one of the newest family attractions at Mall of America®, will transform into a magical winter wonderland this holiday season in Nickelodeon Universe®. From November 25, 2016 to January 2, 2017, guests will help Santa Claus search for his missing elves during an exhilarating multimedia flight across America and up to the North Pole. Some may even be able to catch a whiff of Mrs. Claus’ baking as they swoop over her Gingerbread factory!

    The FlyOver®America attraction is a flight simulation ride that takes you, your family and friends on a breathtaking aerial journey over some of America’s most spectacular landscapes (from the Grand Canyon to the Statue of Liberty) using the latest in ride flight technology. Guests sit suspended with their legs dangling 10 to 25 feet above the ground in specialized ride vehicles, as they move in concert with the film. With the addition of special effects (scent, mist, wind), riders actually feel like they are flying!

    As part of this special holiday edition of FlyOver America, the ride’s entrance has been transformed into a winter wonderland. Before even fastening their seatbelts, participants can begin their holiday voyage by mailing a letter to Santa! To be delivered to Santa’s workshop in time for Christmas, guests will be able to send letters through Sunday, Dec. 18.

    A fun and festive seasonal adventure, FlyOver America is the perfect way to ring in the holiday season with the entire family. Tickets for adults ages 13 and up are $16.95, while tickets for children ages 12 and under are $12.95. Children must be at least 40” (3 ft. 4 in) to participate on the ride, and children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult or guardian aged 14 years or older. For more information, call the FlyOver America box office at: 952-853-6000 or visit click for details.
    Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
    60 E Broadway Bloomington MN 55425
  • | 3:00pm - 7:00pm | Kids, Santa, Events, Holidays
    - Come get free carriage rides on Main Street! Carolers will sing, a Kindergarten Choir will perform, and Santa will light the Tree at 5:30 PM. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be strolling the streets for you to snap a photo!
    Main Street Arbor Lakes
           
  • | 3:00pm - 7:00pm | Local Events, Event, Hometown Holiday, Osseo
    - Free Family Fun! Santa Selfie station will e at Mark Michael Diamond Designs. Warming houses will be in select businesses on the street. Santa will light the tree at 5:30PM. Free Carriage Rides up and down Main Street throughout the evening!
    Main Street - Osseo
    Main Street Osseo MN 55369
  • | Local Events, Events, Free, Santa,
    - Check this list out of place to visit and take photos with Santa. Check to see what places are available for your fur babies as well. The list will be frequently updated, so be sure to check back soon.

    Novmeber 25-December 24

    *Macy's Santaland
    Macy's 8th Floor, Minneapolis
    click for details

    DECEMBER 3

    *MN Landscape Arboretum, Chaska
    click for details

    DECEMBER 4

    *Pet Photo with Santa
    Shoppes at Arbor Lake, Maple Grove
    click for details

    DECEMBER 10

    *Arbor Lakes Winter Wonderland
    The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, Maple Grove
    click for details
    *Light Up the Lake Celebration-Visit Santa
    Downtown Wayzata, Wayzata
    click for details
    *MN Landscape Arboretum, Chaska
    click for details

    DECEMBER 11

    *MN Landscape Arboretum, Chaska (Santa's schedule for pets)
    click for details
    *Holiday Portraits - Warehouse 80
    click for details
    *Broadway Pizza, Plymouth
    click for details

    DECEMBER 17

    *MN Landscape Arboretum, Chaska
    click for details
    *Light Up the Lake Celebration-Visit Santa
    Downtown Wayzata, Wayzata
    click for details
     
           
  • - The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Register by Nov 4, 2016.
    For more information visit: click for details
     
           

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

  • | 8:00am - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Inspired by Nature:
    opening Thursday, Nov 3, 2016
    Inspired by Nature: 9th Annual Exhibition of the Great River Chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists
    Works by the Great River Chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists will be on display in the Charles D. Redepenning Gallery from November 3 – December 3, 2016.
    Opening Reception: Thursday, November 3 from 6-8pm.
    Hopkins Center for the Arts
    1111 Mainstreet Hopkins MN 55343
    Jim Clark 952.548.6489 jclark@hopkinsmn.com
  • | 8:00am - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Outdoor Painters of Minnesota:
    opening Thursday, Nov 3, 2016
    Outdoor Painters of Minnesota: Celebrating 125 Years of Minnesota State Parks
    Works by the Outdoor Painters of Minnesota will be on display in the Lobby Gallery from November 3 – December 3, 2016.
    Opening Reception: Thursday, November 3 from 6-8pm.
    Hopkins Center for the Arts
    1111 Mainstreet Hopkins MN 55343
    Jim Clark 952.548.6489 jclark@hopkinsmn.com
  • - ****Come join us for our Sunday morning brunch and Bloody Mary bar! ****

    10am-2pm
    Adult Brunch $12.99
    Kids Brunch (12 & under) $6.99
    Bloody Mary Bar $7.99

    Chanticlear Pizza Grill
    16415 County Road 30 Maple Grove MN 55311
    763.494.9949
  • | 10:00am - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, holiday, kids, family, ride, attraction
    - FlyOver® America, one of the newest family attractions at Mall of America®, will transform into a magical winter wonderland this holiday season in Nickelodeon Universe®. From November 25, 2016 to January 2, 2017, guests will help Santa Claus search for his missing elves during an exhilarating multimedia flight across America and up to the North Pole. Some may even be able to catch a whiff of Mrs. Claus’ baking as they swoop over her Gingerbread factory!

    The FlyOver®America attraction is a flight simulation ride that takes you, your family and friends on a breathtaking aerial journey over some of America’s most spectacular landscapes (from the Grand Canyon to the Statue of Liberty) using the latest in ride flight technology. Guests sit suspended with their legs dangling 10 to 25 feet above the ground in specialized ride vehicles, as they move in concert with the film. With the addition of special effects (scent, mist, wind), riders actually feel like they are flying!

    As part of this special holiday edition of FlyOver America, the ride’s entrance has been transformed into a winter wonderland. Before even fastening their seatbelts, participants can begin their holiday voyage by mailing a letter to Santa! To be delivered to Santa’s workshop in time for Christmas, guests will be able to send letters through Sunday, Dec. 18.

    A fun and festive seasonal adventure, FlyOver America is the perfect way to ring in the holiday season with the entire family. Tickets for adults ages 13 and up are $16.95, while tickets for children ages 12 and under are $12.95. Children must be at least 40” (3 ft. 4 in) to participate on the ride, and children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult or guardian aged 14 years or older. For more information, call the FlyOver America box office at: 952-853-6000 or visit click for details.
    Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
    60 E Broadway Bloomington MN 55425
  • | 11:00am - 10:00pm | Kids, Event, Events, Kids Eat Free, Family
    - Bring the kiddos down to Claddagh for Kids Eat FREE Sundays! All day long kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree
    Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant
    7890 Main St N Maple Grove MN 55369
    The Claddagh Irish Pub & Resturant 763.773.7400
  • | 3:00pm - 8:00pm | Local Events, Event, Photos with Santa, Pets,
    The Shoppes at Arbor Lake
    12459 Elm Creek Blvd. N Maple Grove MN 55369
    763.424.0504
  • | Local Events, Free, Events, Holiday Celebrations, Christmas Tree Lighting, Santa
    - Here is a compiled list of Holiday events happening near you.

    Be sure to come back and view new events that are being added daily.


    DECEMBER 1
    *Holidazzle Movie Night
    Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis, 55403
    click for details
    *Light Up the Lake Celebration - Jingle Mingle
    Downtown Wayzata, Wayzata
    click for details

    DECEMBER 2
    *Osseo Mini-Dazzle
    Boerboom Veterans Park, Osseo
    click for details

    DECEMBER 3
    *Excelsior Fire-Free Kids Movie Night
    Excelsior Fire District 1, Shorewood
    click for details
    *Excelsior Fire-Giving Tree Kick Off
    Excelsior Fire District 1, Shorewood
    click for details
    *Holidazzle Fireworks
    Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis, 55403
    click for details
    *Holidazzle Ice Skating
    Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis, 55403
    click for details
    *Holiday Hometown
    City Square Park, Chaska
    click for details
    *Holiday Hometown
    Main Street, Osseo
    click for details
    *Minnetonka Theatre - The Little Mermaid
    Minnetonka Theatre, Minnetonka
    click for details
    *Norwegian Christmas
    Eidem Homestead, Brooklyn Park
    click for details
    *Skate with Santa
    Community Activity Center, Brooklyn Park
    click for details

    DECEMBER 4
    *Crafts & Drafts
    Excelsior Brewing Company, Excelsior
    click for details
    *Holidazzle Movie Night
    Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis, 55403
    click for details
    *U.G.L.Y Sweater Dask 5K
    Louisiana Oaks Park, St. Louis Park
    click for details
    *Birch's Santa Brunch
    Birch's on the Lake, Long Lake
    click for details

    DECEMBER 5
    *Holidazzle Ice Skating
    Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis, 55403
    click for details


    DECEMBER 8
    *Holidazzle Movie Night
    Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis, 55403
    click for details


    DECEMBER 10
    *Arbor Lakes Winter Wonderland
    The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, Maple Grove
    click for details
    *Holidazzle Fireworks
    Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis, 55403
    click for details
    *Holidazzle Ice Skating
    Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis, 55403
    click for details
    *Light Up the Lake Celebration - Visit with Santa and his Reindeer
    Downtown Wayzata, Wayzata
    click for details
    *US Holiday Train
    Golden Valley, St. Louis Park & NE Minneapolis
    click for details

    DECEMBER 11
    *Holidazzle Movie Night
    Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis, 55403
    click for details
    *Birch's Santa Brunch
    Birch's on the Lake, Long Lake
    click for details

    DECEMBER 12
    *Holidazzle Ice Skating
    Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis, 55403
    click for details


    DECEMBER 15
    *Holidazzle Movie Night
    Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis, 55403
    click for details

    DECEMBER 16
    *Light Up the Lake Celebration - Shop with a Purpose!
    Downtown Wayzata, Wayzata
    click for details
    *The Nutcracker
    Eden Prairie High School, Eden Prairie
    click for details

    DECEMBER 17
    *Holidazzle Fireworks
    Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis, 55403
    click for details
    *Holidazzle Ice Skating
    Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis, 55403
    click for details
    *Light Up the Lake Celebration - Visit with Santa and his Reindeer
    Downtown Wayzata, Wayzata
    click for details

    DECEMBER 18
    *Holidazzle Movie Night
    Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis, 55403
    click for details
    *Birch's Santa Brunch
    Birch's on the Lake, Long Lake
    click for details

    DECEMBER 19
    *Holidazzle Ice Skating
    Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis, 55403
    click for details

    DECEMBER 22
    *Holidazzle Movie Night
    Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis, 55403
    click for details

    DECEMBER 23
    *Holidazzle Fireworks
    Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis, 55403
    click for details
    *Holidazzle Movie Night
    Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis, 55403
    click for details

    DECEMBER 24
    *Holidazzle Ice Skating
    Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis, 55403
    click for details


    DECEMBER 26
    *Holidazzle Ice Skating
    Loring Park, 1382 Willow St, Minneapolis, 55403
    click for details

    DECEMBER 31
    *Noon Years Eve Family Event
    Pinstripes, Edina
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Event, Santa, Macy's 8th Floor
    - Ho, Ho, Ho!

    Everybody's favorite holiday tradition is back! Drop by our Magical Elf Village and tell jolly Old Saint Nick what's on your wish list, then have your picture taken with him and have a memory that will last forever! Remember, he's only here for a limited time, so catch him while you can!

    Lights, Camera, Action!

    Have your picture taken with the man himself! Before you go, make a stop at Mrs. Claus' Bakery and Santa's Toy Shop! Photo packages are available.

    Hours vary, please be sure to plan your visit accordingly.
    November 27, 2016 TODAY 10:00am-8:00pm
    November 28, 2016 Monday 10:00am-8:00pm
    November 29, 2016 Tuesday 10:00am-8:00pm
    November 30, 2016 Wednesday 10:00am-8:00pm
    December 1, 2016 Thursday 10:00am-8:00pm
    December 2, 2016 Friday 9:00am-9:00pm
    December 3, 2016 Saturday 9:00am-9:00pm
    December 4, 2016 Sunday 9:00am-8:00pm
    December 5, 2016 Monday 10:00am-8:00pm
    December 6, 2016 Tuesday 10:00am-8:00pm
    December 7, 2016 Wednesday 10:00am-8:00pm
    December 8, 2016 Thursday 10:00am-8:00pm
    December 9, 2016 Friday 9:00am-9:00pm
    December 10, 2016 Saturday 8:00am-9:00pm
    December 11, 2016 Sunday 9:00am-8:00pm
    December 12, 2016 Monday 9:00am-9:00pm
    December 13, 2016 Tuesday 9:00am-9:00pm
    December 14, 2016 Wednesday 9:00am-9:00pm
    December 15, 2016 Thursday 9:00am-9:00pm
    December 16, 2016 Friday 8:00am-10:00pm
    December 17, 2016 Saturday 8:00am-10:00pm
    December 18, 2016 Sunday 8:00am-9:00pm
    December 19, 2016 Monday 8:00am-10:00pm
    December 20, 2016 Tuesday 8:00am-10:00pm
    December 21, 2016 Wednesday 8:00am-10:00pm
    December 22, 2016 Thursday 8:00am-10:00pm
    December 23, 2016 Friday 8:00am-10:00pm
    December 24, 2016 Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm
    Macy's Minneapolis - 8th Floor Auditorium
    700 On The Mall Minneapolis MN 55402
    612.375.2200

Monday, December 5th, 2016

  • | 9:30am - 7:00pm | Shopping, Event, Events, New Hope, FARE FOR ALL
    - Fare For All is OPEN TO EVERYONE and is a
    non-profit, community-supported program.
    The more people who participate, the more
    savings are passed on to customers.
    There is no need to register in advance.
    Fare For All accepts cash, credit, debit, and
    EBT cards.


    Produce Pack - $10: Typically includes four varieties of fresh
    veggies & four varieties of fresh fruits.
    Mini Meat Pack - $11: Typically includes 3-5 assorted meat items. This package is usually Pork-Free.
    Combo Pack - $20: Save an extra $1 by combining the
    Produce & Mini Meat Pack (see above).
    Mega Meat Pack - $25: Typically includes 7-9 frozen meat items.
    Hot Buys - In addition to the above packages, we offer one Meat and one Produce item as an a la carte special each month.
    *Watch for our Holiday Packs in November and December!*
    The Food Group Warehouse
    8501 54th Ave. N New Hope MN 55428
    Fare For All 763.450.3880
  • | 10:00am - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, holiday, kids, family, ride, attraction
    - FlyOver® America, one of the newest family attractions at Mall of America®, will transform into a magical winter wonderland this holiday season in Nickelodeon Universe®. From November 25, 2016 to January 2, 2017, guests will help Santa Claus search for his missing elves during an exhilarating multimedia flight across America and up to the North Pole. Some may even be able to catch a whiff of Mrs. Claus’ baking as they swoop over her Gingerbread factory!

    The FlyOver®America attraction is a flight simulation ride that takes you, your family and friends on a breathtaking aerial journey over some of America’s most spectacular landscapes (from the Grand Canyon to the Statue of Liberty) using the latest in ride flight technology. Guests sit suspended with their legs dangling 10 to 25 feet above the ground in specialized ride vehicles, as they move in concert with the film. With the addition of special effects (scent, mist, wind), riders actually feel like they are flying!

    As part of this special holiday edition of FlyOver America, the ride’s entrance has been transformed into a winter wonderland. Before even fastening their seatbelts, participants can begin their holiday voyage by mailing a letter to Santa! To be delivered to Santa’s workshop in time for Christmas, guests will be able to send letters through Sunday, Dec. 18.

    A fun and festive seasonal adventure, FlyOver America is the perfect way to ring in the holiday season with the entire family. Tickets for adults ages 13 and up are $16.95, while tickets for children ages 12 and under are $12.95. Children must be at least 40” (3 ft. 4 in) to participate on the ride, and children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult or guardian aged 14 years or older. For more information, call the FlyOver America box office at: 952-853-6000 or visit click for details.
    Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
    60 E Broadway Bloomington MN 55425
  • | 7:30pm - | Government, Politics
    - Maple Grove City Council meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.  If a holiday falls on a Monday and City offices are closed, then the Council meeting is moved to Tuesday.
     
           
  • | Schools and Education, Champlin, Brooklyn Park, Calendar, Non School Days, Early Release,
    - No Students, PLC/Staff Dev
    9/10 Month Duty Day

    2727 N Ferry St Anoka MN 55303
    763.506.1000
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Celebrate a delicious holiday tradition, host a cookie exchange party this week! Try a new recipe or share personal favorites with others. Easy ideas, recipes, inspiration and instruction are available at click for details.
     
           

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

  • | 6:30am - 10:30am | Local Events
    - Come to the Chick-fil-A in Maple Grove, MN every Tuesday from 6:30-10:30am for the FREE Tuesday Breakfast offer. To see the FREE offer and other promotions, like our Facebook page - Chick-fil-A Maple Grove.
    Chick-fil-A
    11820 Fountains Way Maple Grove MN 55369
    Chick-fil-A 763.416.1773 maple.grove.fsu@chick-fil-a.com
  • | 10:00am - 11:45am | Kids
    - Drop your 2-3 year old off for a morning filled with structured and free play in both gyms, games, large and small motor skill work, snack time and arts and crafts!

    Cost: $25/day
    Mini-Hops Gymnastics Association
    2600 Campus Drive Plymouth MN 55441
    Mini-Hops 952.933.2452 mail@mini-hops.com
  • | 10:00am - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, holiday, kids, family, ride, attraction
    - FlyOver® America, one of the newest family attractions at Mall of America®, will transform into a magical winter wonderland this holiday season in Nickelodeon Universe®. From November 25, 2016 to January 2, 2017, guests will help Santa Claus search for his missing elves during an exhilarating multimedia flight across America and up to the North Pole. Some may even be able to catch a whiff of Mrs. Claus’ baking as they swoop over her Gingerbread factory!

    The FlyOver®America attraction is a flight simulation ride that takes you, your family and friends on a breathtaking aerial journey over some of America’s most spectacular landscapes (from the Grand Canyon to the Statue of Liberty) using the latest in ride flight technology. Guests sit suspended with their legs dangling 10 to 25 feet above the ground in specialized ride vehicles, as they move in concert with the film. With the addition of special effects (scent, mist, wind), riders actually feel like they are flying!

    As part of this special holiday edition of FlyOver America, the ride’s entrance has been transformed into a winter wonderland. Before even fastening their seatbelts, participants can begin their holiday voyage by mailing a letter to Santa! To be delivered to Santa’s workshop in time for Christmas, guests will be able to send letters through Sunday, Dec. 18.

    A fun and festive seasonal adventure, FlyOver America is the perfect way to ring in the holiday season with the entire family. Tickets for adults ages 13 and up are $16.95, while tickets for children ages 12 and under are $12.95. Children must be at least 40” (3 ft. 4 in) to participate on the ride, and children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult or guardian aged 14 years or older. For more information, call the FlyOver America box office at: 952-853-6000 or visit click for details.
    Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
    60 E Broadway Bloomington MN 55425
  • | 11:45am - 12:45pm | Kids, open gym, playtime, toddler, affordable, indoor, indoor play, winter play
    - Mini-Hops supervised open gyms allow kids to work on specific skills or just have a blast in the gym! Bring a friend and share their gymnastics experience or just simply play in the gym. Preschoolers will be at the preschool gym with their parent and will go out to the main gym for the last 10 minutes to play in the pit and the tumble track.

    $8 when you register ahead of time online or over the phone.
    $11 at the door.

    Every participant must have a valid waiver on file to attend.
    Mini-Hops Gymnastics Association
    2600 Campus Drive Plymouth MN 55441
    Mini-Hops 952.933.2452 mail@mini-hops.com
  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, Free, Event, Tuesday Trivia, Half off wine
    - Play for free with friends at 3 Squares Restaurant.

    You will get questions on:
    Hair Bands, Fast food, Wordplay, Foreplay, Stuff you almost, like, totally remember...
    Bonus Questions for Free Prizes

    Come early to reserve a table for you and your friends.

    Everyday Happy Hour begins at 8-11 AM, 3-6 PM, 9-1 AM. Only on Tuesday's bottles of wine are half off!
    3 Squares Restaurant
    12690 Arbor Lakes Parkway Maple Grove MN 55369
    763.425.3330
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - One of the most venerated saints of both Eastern and Western Christian churches, of whose life little is known. Except for the fact that he was a Bishop of Myra (now Turkey) in the fourth century, and that from early times he was noted for his charity. Santa Claus and the presentation of gifts is said to derive from St. Nicholas.
     
           

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

  • | 7:45am - 11:00am | Religious Events, Free, Event, Business, Networking, Christian Business Fellowship
    - CBF is a collection of business owners looking to integrate their faith with business. All we care about is that you are interested in moving your business forward – while looking for ways to deepen your faith.

    Monthly meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of each month with the following itinerary:

    7:45 am – 8:00 am Arrival & Networking
    8:00 am – 8:10 am Announcements
    8:10 am – 9:10 am Teaching
    9:10 am – 9:20 am Break
    9:20 am – 10:30 am CAB Time & Orientation
    10:30 am – 11:00 am Networking (optional)

    harvestwestminneapolis.org
    Harvest West Minneapolis
    6240 Quinwood Lane North Maple Grove MN 55369
  • | 8:00am - 9:00am | Business, Chamber, Networking, Networking, Events, West Metro, Prospects, Chamber, Business
    - Each month TwinWest offers an opportunity for new members and new employees of existing members to learn about their opportunities with the Chamber.

    Maximize your member investment and time through a better understanding of what TwinWest has to offer by attending Member Orientation the first Wednesday of the month from 8:00-9:00 a.m.

    Note this session is free and takes place at the TwinWest Chamber office in Plymouth.

    Whether you’ve been a member for 10 days, 10 years, or are just looking to learn more about possibly joining, this is a chance to learn how to leverage your membership while networking with your peers. Your engagement is key to the success of your company and the west metro business community!
    TwinWest Chamber of Commerce
    10700 Old County Road 15, Suite 170 Plymouth MN
    Natalie McShane 763.450.2228 natalie@twinwest.com
  • | 8:30am - 9:30am | Business, Chamber, Networking, Orientation, Networking, Chamber
    -
    Name: Member Orientation

    Time: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM CDT

    Event Description:

    Are you a new member of the North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce, or just want to find out how to get the most out of your membership? Attend a Member Orientation and learn about all the opportunities available to you as a Chamber member. This presentation includes an overview of the Chamber’s services, committees, various events, advertising, marketing, sponsorships and additional value-added programs available to Chamber members only. There truly is something for everyone.


    Member Orientation meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Chamber office from 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

    North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce
    229 - 1st Avenue NE Osseo MN 55369
    763.424.6744 info@nhachamber.com
  • | 10:00am - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, holiday, kids, family, ride, attraction
    - FlyOver® America, one of the newest family attractions at Mall of America®, will transform into a magical winter wonderland this holiday season in Nickelodeon Universe®. From November 25, 2016 to January 2, 2017, guests will help Santa Claus search for his missing elves during an exhilarating multimedia flight across America and up to the North Pole. Some may even be able to catch a whiff of Mrs. Claus’ baking as they swoop over her Gingerbread factory!

    The FlyOver®America attraction is a flight simulation ride that takes you, your family and friends on a breathtaking aerial journey over some of America’s most spectacular landscapes (from the Grand Canyon to the Statue of Liberty) using the latest in ride flight technology. Guests sit suspended with their legs dangling 10 to 25 feet above the ground in specialized ride vehicles, as they move in concert with the film. With the addition of special effects (scent, mist, wind), riders actually feel like they are flying!

    As part of this special holiday edition of FlyOver America, the ride’s entrance has been transformed into a winter wonderland. Before even fastening their seatbelts, participants can begin their holiday voyage by mailing a letter to Santa! To be delivered to Santa’s workshop in time for Christmas, guests will be able to send letters through Sunday, Dec. 18.

    A fun and festive seasonal adventure, FlyOver America is the perfect way to ring in the holiday season with the entire family. Tickets for adults ages 13 and up are $16.95, while tickets for children ages 12 and under are $12.95. Children must be at least 40” (3 ft. 4 in) to participate on the ride, and children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult or guardian aged 14 years or older. For more information, call the FlyOver America box office at: 952-853-6000 or visit click for details.
    Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
    60 E Broadway Bloomington MN 55425
  • | 11:45am - 12:45pm | Kids, open gym, playtime, toddler, affordable, indoor, indoor play, winter play
    - Mini-Hops supervised open gyms allow kids to work on specific skills or just have a blast in the gym! Bring a friend and share their gymnastics experience or just simply play in the gym. Preschoolers will be at the preschool gym with their parent and will go out to the main gym for the last 10 minutes to play in the pit and the tumble track.

    $8 when you register ahead of time online or over the phone.
    $11 at the door.

    Every participant must have a valid waiver on file to attend.
    Mini-Hops Gymnastics Association
    2600 Campus Drive Plymouth MN 55441
    Mini-Hops 952.933.2452 mail@mini-hops.com
  • | 7:00pm - | Government, Politics
    - The Plymouth Planning Commission generally meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m. in City Hall, 3400 Plymouth Blvd.
    Plymouth City Hall
    3400 Plymouth Blvd Plymouth MN 55447
  • - On December 7, 1941 at 7:55AM (local time), "a date that will live in infamy," nearly 200 Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, long considered the US "Gibraltar of the Pacific." The raid, which lasted little more than one hour, left nearly 3,000 dead. Almost the entire US Pacific Fleet was at anchor there, and few ships escaped damage. Several were sunk or disabled, while 200 US aircraft on the ground were destroyed. The attack on Pearl Harbor brought about immediate US entry into WWII, a declaration of war being requested by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and approved by Congress December 8, 1941.
     
           

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, holiday, kids, family, ride, attraction
    - FlyOver® America, one of the newest family attractions at Mall of America®, will transform into a magical winter wonderland this holiday season in Nickelodeon Universe®. From November 25, 2016 to January 2, 2017, guests will help Santa Claus search for his missing elves during an exhilarating multimedia flight across America and up to the North Pole. Some may even be able to catch a whiff of Mrs. Claus’ baking as they swoop over her Gingerbread factory!

    The FlyOver®America attraction is a flight simulation ride that takes you, your family and friends on a breathtaking aerial journey over some of America’s most spectacular landscapes (from the Grand Canyon to the Statue of Liberty) using the latest in ride flight technology. Guests sit suspended with their legs dangling 10 to 25 feet above the ground in specialized ride vehicles, as they move in concert with the film. With the addition of special effects (scent, mist, wind), riders actually feel like they are flying!

    As part of this special holiday edition of FlyOver America, the ride’s entrance has been transformed into a winter wonderland. Before even fastening their seatbelts, participants can begin their holiday voyage by mailing a letter to Santa! To be delivered to Santa’s workshop in time for Christmas, guests will be able to send letters through Sunday, Dec. 18.

    A fun and festive seasonal adventure, FlyOver America is the perfect way to ring in the holiday season with the entire family. Tickets for adults ages 13 and up are $16.95, while tickets for children ages 12 and under are $12.95. Children must be at least 40” (3 ft. 4 in) to participate on the ride, and children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult or guardian aged 14 years or older. For more information, call the FlyOver America box office at: 952-853-6000 or visit click for details.
    Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
    60 E Broadway Bloomington MN 55425
  • | 11:45am - 12:45pm | Kids, open gym, playtime, toddler, affordable, indoor, indoor play, winter play
    - Mini-Hops supervised open gyms allow kids to work on specific skills or just have a blast in the gym! Bring a friend and share their gymnastics experience or just simply play in the gym. Preschoolers will be at the preschool gym with their parent and will go out to the main gym for the last 10 minutes to play in the pit and the tumble track.

    $8 when you register ahead of time online or over the phone.
    $11 at the door.

    Every participant must have a valid waiver on file to attend.
    Mini-Hops Gymnastics Association
    2600 Campus Drive Plymouth MN 55441
    Mini-Hops 952.933.2452 mail@mini-hops.com
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Shopping, Event, Open Late Thursdays
    - Excelsior is THE place to be on Thursday evenings with the newly kicked-off Open Late Thursdays. Stores stay open late and host special events while restaurants offer a delicious break to keep shoppers fueled. Formerly Girls’ Night Out, this year-round weekly event is for everyone—men, women, families and pets.

    Make it a night out!
    -Girls’ night out with shopping and happy hour on a patio
    -Guys’ night out with beers at the brewery and shopping for quality menswear
    -Date night with dinner, shopping and a late movie
    -Family night with the dog shopping, eating on a patio and relaxing in the Excelsior Commons with ice cream cones
    -Solo night where you get to go where you want to go!


    Water Street
           
    Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce 952.474.6461 director@excelsior-lakeminnetonkachamber.com
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Festivals, Craft Show, Art Show, Car Show
    - Octoer 22-23
    Long Lake Art Show
    Orono High School Cafeteria
    795 Old Crystal Bay Rd. N
    Orono, MN 55356
    The Long Lake Area Art Show’s mission is to support artists in the metro area of the Twin Cities, and to promote awareness of art by providing a venue for the artists to connect with the community.
    click for details

    November 27
    International Holiday Festival
    Minneapolis Community Center
    301 Northeast Main Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55413
    A Festival, Ethnic Event, Performing Arts organized by Ukrainian American Community Center.
    We will have Fine Art, Fine Craft, Crafts, Film and Antique/Collectibles exhibitors, and no food booths. There will be 1 stage with local talent and the following music, Ethnic, Folk and Variety.

     
           
  • - Roman Catholic holy day of obligation. A public holiday in Nicaragua.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 1980 gunman Mark David Chapman shot and killed rock star John Lennon outside of his apartment building as he returned from a recording session. The death of the former Beatle, who was an international peace activist, shocked the world.
     
           

Friday, December 9th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, holiday, kids, family, ride, attraction
    - FlyOver® America, one of the newest family attractions at Mall of America®, will transform into a magical winter wonderland this holiday season in Nickelodeon Universe®. From November 25, 2016 to January 2, 2017, guests will help Santa Claus search for his missing elves during an exhilarating multimedia flight across America and up to the North Pole. Some may even be able to catch a whiff of Mrs. Claus’ baking as they swoop over her Gingerbread factory!

    The FlyOver®America attraction is a flight simulation ride that takes you, your family and friends on a breathtaking aerial journey over some of America’s most spectacular landscapes (from the Grand Canyon to the Statue of Liberty) using the latest in ride flight technology. Guests sit suspended with their legs dangling 10 to 25 feet above the ground in specialized ride vehicles, as they move in concert with the film. With the addition of special effects (scent, mist, wind), riders actually feel like they are flying!

    As part of this special holiday edition of FlyOver America, the ride’s entrance has been transformed into a winter wonderland. Before even fastening their seatbelts, participants can begin their holiday voyage by mailing a letter to Santa! To be delivered to Santa’s workshop in time for Christmas, guests will be able to send letters through Sunday, Dec. 18.

    A fun and festive seasonal adventure, FlyOver America is the perfect way to ring in the holiday season with the entire family. Tickets for adults ages 13 and up are $16.95, while tickets for children ages 12 and under are $12.95. Children must be at least 40” (3 ft. 4 in) to participate on the ride, and children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult or guardian aged 14 years or older. For more information, call the FlyOver America box office at: 952-853-6000 or visit click for details.
    Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
    60 E Broadway Bloomington MN 55425
  • | 11:45am - 12:45pm | Kids, open gym, playtime, toddler, affordable, indoor, indoor play, winter play
    - Mini-Hops supervised open gyms allow kids to work on specific skills or just have a blast in the gym! Bring a friend and share their gymnastics experience or just simply play in the gym. Preschoolers will be at the preschool gym with their parent and will go out to the main gym for the last 10 minutes to play in the pit and the tumble track.

    $8 when you register ahead of time online or over the phone.
    $11 at the door.

    Every participant must have a valid waiver on file to attend.
    Mini-Hops Gymnastics Association
    2600 Campus Drive Plymouth MN 55441
    Mini-Hops 952.933.2452 mail@mini-hops.com
  • | Special Interest, Things to do in Minneapolis, Free, Events,
    - The West Metro is a hot spot for the arts, culture and sports. Keep an eye on our calendar of events for what's new and how you can join in on the fun! Here is a list of things to do in Minneapolis West Metro area. Sign up for your weekly newsletter to get information on free events happening in your area!

    Art & Craft Shows, Women's Expo
    click for details


    Apple Orchards
    click for details


    Breweries & Wineries
    click for details


    Bowling Alleys & Indoor Skating
    click for details


    Fall Festivals
    click for details


    Pumpkin Patches
    click for details
     
           
  • - Dear Community,

    The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.

    The St. Louis Park American Legion Post 282 has been a member of the community for decades. As some of you may be aware, the Post must relocate. We are on a fixed budget and are trying to raise $50,000 to help fund kitchen upgrades at a new facility to make it fully functional.

    We hope you will consider helping us by making a tax-deductible donation. Please make checks payable to:

    American Legion Post 282
    5605 West 36th Street #201B
    St. Louis Park, MN 55416

    Or stop by the club to donate in person. If you have any questions regarding this donation, please call Kristine Strout, Club Manager, at (952) 929-9016 or email her at slppost282@aol.com. We thank you for your support!

    American Legion Post 282
    5605 West 36th Street St. Louis Park MN 55416
    Kristine Strout 952.929.9016 slppost282@aol.com

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, holiday, kids, family, ride, attraction
    - FlyOver® America, one of the newest family attractions at Mall of America®, will transform into a magical winter wonderland this holiday season in Nickelodeon Universe®. From November 25, 2016 to January 2, 2017, guests will help Santa Claus search for his missing elves during an exhilarating multimedia flight across America and up to the North Pole. Some may even be able to catch a whiff of Mrs. Claus’ baking as they swoop over her Gingerbread factory!

    The FlyOver®America attraction is a flight simulation ride that takes you, your family and friends on a breathtaking aerial journey over some of America’s most spectacular landscapes (from the Grand Canyon to the Statue of Liberty) using the latest in ride flight technology. Guests sit suspended with their legs dangling 10 to 25 feet above the ground in specialized ride vehicles, as they move in concert with the film. With the addition of special effects (scent, mist, wind), riders actually feel like they are flying!

    As part of this special holiday edition of FlyOver America, the ride’s entrance has been transformed into a winter wonderland. Before even fastening their seatbelts, participants can begin their holiday voyage by mailing a letter to Santa! To be delivered to Santa’s workshop in time for Christmas, guests will be able to send letters through Sunday, Dec. 18.

    A fun and festive seasonal adventure, FlyOver America is the perfect way to ring in the holiday season with the entire family. Tickets for adults ages 13 and up are $16.95, while tickets for children ages 12 and under are $12.95. Children must be at least 40” (3 ft. 4 in) to participate on the ride, and children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult or guardian aged 14 years or older. For more information, call the FlyOver America box office at: 952-853-6000 or visit click for details.
    Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
    60 E Broadway Bloomington MN 55425
  • | 2:30pm - 7:45pm | Local Events, Free, Event, Holiday Train, Central Pacific,
    - Station: New Hope
    Address: Level Railway Crossing at 49th Street N
    Date: 12/10/2016
    Arrival: 2:20 PM
    Event Time: 2:30-3:00 PM
    Performers: Kelly Prescott and Colin James

    Station: Golden Valley
    Address: Level Railway Crossing at Golden Hills Drive
    Date: 12/10/2016
    Arrival: 3:35 PM
    Event Time: 3:45-4:10 PM
    Performers: Kelly Prescott and Colin James

    Station: St. Louis Park
    Address: Level Railway Crossing at the intersection of W. Lake Street & Library Lane
    Date: 12/10/2016
    Arrival: 4:35 PM
    Event Time: 4:45-5:15 PM
    Performers: Kelly Prescott and Colin James

    Station: Northeast Minneapolis
    Address: Lions Park on 37th Ave, Between 37th Ave & Stinson Blvd
    Date: 12/10/2016
    Arrival: 7:00 PM
    Event Time: 7:15-7:45 PM
    Performers: Kelly Prescott and Colin James

    We encourage donations that support healthy food options, and suggest that you check with your local foodbank to find out what their wish list includes. Check out our Healthy Donations [AC3] campaign to learn more about donating nutritious food items.

    The train arrives and pulls to a safe stop in front of the crowd. The stage door lowers and the band opens with its first song. After that, a brief presentation takes place with local food bank officials and other dignitaries. Once complete, the band resumes performing a mix of traditional and modern holiday-themed songs. The whole event lasts about 30 minutes. Once the band plays its farewell show, the boxcar door closes, and the train slips off to the next stop.

    It's important to keep a safe distance away from the train so we can safely continue our journey.
    Location Varies
           
  • | 8:00pm - 11:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Saturday Set
    Asleep at the Wheel
    Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 7:00pm
    7:00pm Social Hour | 8:00pm Concert
    Asleep at the Wheel
    MERRY TEXAS CHRISTMAS Y’ALL!

    The Wheel is releasing their third Texas-centric holiday album this year, while continuing to bring Christmas cheer to theaters with their western swing holiday concert. Past highlights include performances at the Nashville Symphony’s Schermerhorn Center, Austin’s Paramount Theatre, The 1894 Grand Opera House in Galveston and Augusta’s Imperial Theatre. The band has been touring the country this past year promoting their GRAMMY Award-winning Bob Wills tribute ‘Still the King.’ Expect a wonderful evening that combines Asleep at the Wheel’s most popular songs, new material, and holiday favorites such as ‘Christmas in Jail’ and ‘Merry Texas Christmas Y’all.’
    Don’t miss a fun-filled evening with these Texas legenda performing holiday music inspired by the Lone Star State!
    Cash bar during social hour provided by Big Ten Restaurant and Bar.
    Tickets $39
    Discounts (Only one discount may apply to a ticket purchase.)
    Members save $5  |   Seniors (age 60+) save $3  |   Hopkins residents save $3  |   Fulltime students pay $12  |   Call Box Office for group rates
    Buy tickets online
    ORDER BY PHONE
    952-979-1111
    Tues–Sat, noon-6pm
    ORDER IN PERSON
    at the Box Office
    Tues-Sat, noon-6pm
    Hopkins Center for the Arts
    1111 Mainstreet Hopkins MN 55343
    Kelly Blau 952.548.6491 kblau@hopkinsmn.com
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Free, Event, Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, Maple Grove
    - Dates and Details coming soon
    Shoppes at Arbor Lakes
           
  • | Local Events, Events, Free, Santa,
    - Check this list out of place to visit and take photos with Santa. Check to see what places are available for your fur babies as well. The list will be frequently updated, so be sure to check back soon.

    Novmeber 25-December 24

    *Macy's Santaland
    Macy's 8th Floor, Minneapolis
    click for details

    DECEMBER 3

    *MN Landscape Arboretum, Chaska
    click for details

    DECEMBER 4

    *Pet Photo with Santa
    Shoppes at Arbor Lake, Maple Grove
    click for details

    DECEMBER 10

    *Arbor Lakes Winter Wonderland
    The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, Maple Grove
    click for details
    *Light Up the Lake Celebration-Visit Santa
    Downtown Wayzata, Wayzata
    click for details
    *MN Landscape Arboretum, Chaska
    click for details

    DECEMBER 11

    *MN Landscape Arboretum, Chaska (Santa's schedule for pets)
    click for details
    *Holiday Portraits - Warehouse 80
    click for details
    *Broadway Pizza, Plymouth
    click for details

    DECEMBER 17

    *MN Landscape Arboretum, Chaska
    click for details
    *Light Up the Lake Celebration-Visit Santa
    Downtown Wayzata, Wayzata
    click for details
     
           

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