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Maple Grove, MN 55369

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Friday, January 19th, 2018

  • | 12:00am - 12:00am | Local Events, Free, 2018, Calendars, North West Metro, Twin Cities, Town, Planner
    - Calendars are available, in limited quantities, for pick up on or after December 19 at the following public sites. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL AND ONLY TAKE ONE COPY.

    CHAMPLIN:
    City Hall, Library

    CHANHASSEN:
    Library, Government Center, Rec Center

    COON RAPIDS:
    City Hall / Civic Center, Library

    CRYSTAL:
    City Hall, Community Center, Rockford Rd Library

    EDINA:
    City Hall, Community Center, Chamber of Commerce, Grandview Square Library (off Vernon Ave)

    EXCELSIOR AREA:
    Library, City Hall, Chamber of Commerce

    GOLDEN VALLEY:
    City Hall, GV Library, Brookview Community Center

    MAPLE GROVE:
    Library, Government Center, Community Center, North Hennepin Chamber of Commerce (in Osseo)

    MINNETONKA / HOPKINS AREA:
    City Hall/Community Center, Public Libraries (downtown Hopkins, Old Excelsior Boulevard - Minnetonka)

    NEW HOPE:
    City Hall, Rockford Road Library

    OSSEO:
    Library, City Hall, Chamber of Commerce

    PLYMOUTH:
    Library, Government Center

    ROBBINSDALE:
    City Hall

    SOUTHWEST MINNEAPOLIS:
    Linden Hills Library, Washburn Library (Lyndale Ave S), Lynnhurst Community Center

    ST. LOUIS PARK:
    Library, City Hall, Lennox Community Center, American Legion

    WAYZATA / LONG LAKE:
    City Halls, Public Libraries, Muni, Chamber of Commerce

    For additional questions, you may email or call the Town Planner publishers:
    Brian Burnstein: burnstein@townplanner.com or call (763) 528-8501
    Tony Selinger: selinger@townplanner.com or call (612) 203-8189
     
           
    Brian Burnstein burnstein@townplanner.com
  • | 7:00am - 6:15pm | Kids, preschool, infant, toddler, childcare, prek, daycare, learning center, fun,
    - Today's Life School and Childcare of Eden prairie currently has openings for all ages! Please call 952-358-2020 for more information and to schedule a visit! Or, check us out online at click for details to learn more about our school and all that we offer! If you mention Town Planner upon enrollment you'll get $50.00 off of the registration fee!
    Today's Life School and Child Care of Eden Prairie
    12901 Roberts Drive Eden Prairie MN 55346
    Roberta R 952.358.2020 roberta@todayslifeonline.com
  • | 11:45am - 12:45pm | Kids, open gym, free play, play time, indoor facilities, tumble time, winter play time
    - Mini-Hops supervised open gyms allow kids to play and grow. 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 online
    $11 at the door

    Space limited - register today!
    Mini-Hops Gymnastics Association
    2600 Campus Drive Plymouth MN 55441
    Mini-Hops 952.933.2452 mail@mini-hops.com
  • | 7:30pm - | Sports and Recreation, Osseo, Varsity, Sports
     
           
  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment, Events, Bunny's Funnies, Nordeast
    - Free Weekly Comedy Open Mic Showcase! 7:30pm in the Party Room.
    Bunny's Bar & Grill NE
    34 13th Ave NE Minneapolis MN 55413
    612.545.5659
  • | Reminders, AAA, Event, Maple Grove, Osseo
    - When is the last time you called AAA to compare Insurance rates? Give Kim a call TODAY at AAA Maple Grove, (952) 927-2758.

    AAA Minneapolis Insurance Agency was created to provide discounted and specialty insurance programs to AAA members, as well as serve the personal insurance needs of the public in our community. AAA Minneapolis Insurance Agency is a firm of proven professionals, as well as caring and conscientious people – the kind of people you can depend on.

    AAA Insurance works with you to meet your insurance needs. We build an understanding of what is most important to you before reviewing a carefully selected group of financially sound, reputable insurance companies to find the perfect match. Once you’ve made your decision, your new policy will be placed with the company offering the best coverage at competitive rates. And if you need to report a claim, we will work on your behalf and do all we can to see that you get fair, prompt payment.

    We are committed to a high standard of excellence in all that we do and are dedicated to establishing a strong relationship of mutual trust and service with each of our client.

    The Services You Expect From AAA:
    A complete analysis of your insurance needs
    A responsible protection program designed for you
    Cost-saving strategies
    Assistance with fair and prompt settlement of your claims
    Competitively priced proposals
    Strong customer service
    Flexible Hours
    AAA Maple Grove
    13569 Grove Drive Maple Grove MN 55311
    Kim 952.927.2758
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Celebrate the goodness of one of America's oldest and most beloved snacks- as a healthy start to the New Year, big game crowd pleaser, or signature snack of the movie industry or awards show.
     
           

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

  • | 7:00am - 6:15pm | Kids, preschool, infant, toddler, childcare, prek, daycare, learning center, fun,
    - Today's Life School and Childcare of Eden prairie currently has openings for all ages! Please call 952-358-2020 for more information and to schedule a visit! Or, check us out online at click for details to learn more about our school and all that we offer! If you mention Town Planner upon enrollment you'll get $50.00 off of the registration fee!
    Today's Life School and Child Care of Eden Prairie
    12901 Roberts Drive Eden Prairie MN 55346
    Roberta R 952.358.2020 roberta@todayslifeonline.com
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Local Events, Eastman Nature Center, Osseo, Maple Grove, Dayton, Kids, Family, event
    - See wild songbirds safely trapped, studied and tagged with numbered rings. Groups of 10 or more: Please call 763.694.7700 to reserve a time slot. Bring a camera. Drop in anytime.

    Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
    Eastman Nature Center
    13351 Elm Creek Rd Osseo MN 55369
  • | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Kids, Osseo, Maple Grove, Eastman Nature Center, kids, Winter activity,
    -

    Ages: 4+
    ENC- Diamond Creek Room
    Eastman Nature Center Osseo MN 55369
    763.694.7700
  • | Shopping, Shopping Spree, Contest, Annual Sweepstakes, Events
    - No purchase necessary. You must subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter to enter. The prize has a maximum cash value of $500. Must be 18 years or older to enter. One entry per household, please. Six winners will be chosen from among all entries received from Town Planner Calendar® recipients in the U.S. The winners will be notified by U.S. mail. Employees of the Town Planner and their families are not eligible to enter. Deadline for entry is 11:59 PM eastern time on January 30, 2018.
     
           

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

  • | 7:00am - 6:15pm | Kids, preschool, infant, toddler, childcare, prek, daycare, learning center, fun,
    - Today's Life School and Childcare of Eden prairie currently has openings for all ages! Please call 952-358-2020 for more information and to schedule a visit! Or, check us out online at click for details to learn more about our school and all that we offer! If you mention Town Planner upon enrollment you'll get $50.00 off of the registration fee!
    Today's Life School and Child Care of Eden Prairie
    12901 Roberts Drive Eden Prairie MN 55346
    Roberta R 952.358.2020 roberta@todayslifeonline.com
  • | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Kids, Osseo, Maple Grove, Eastman Nature Center, kids, Winter activity, Homeschool
    - What do you do if you are lost in the woods? Build a survival shelter to keep you warm and learn how to start a fire. Reservations required.

    Adult leaders are free of charge and required to attend and participate with students ages 11 and younger; ages 12 and older may attend unaccompanied with a signed waiver.

    The entire class takes place outside. Winter boots, warm gloves, winter hat, jacket, and snow pants are required.


    Ages: 6-10

    Cost: $5.00
    ENC- Rush Creek Room
    Eastman Nature Center Osseo MN 55369
    763.694.7700
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Sports and Recreation, dance, high kick, kick, ballet, jazz, hip hop
    - Dance classes with Just For Kix- Champlin. We offer classes in the styles of high kick, jazz, hip hop and ballet. New dancers can join at anytime, even if classes have already started.

    Check out our classes and register for classes at click for details
     
           
    Kayla 612.730.5907 champlin_mn@justforkix.com
  • | 7:00pm - | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Free, Event, Osseo, City Council, Meetings
    - Council meetings are held the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 415 Central Avenue. All meetings (with the exception limited by law) are open to the public and are cable casted live on Northwest Cable Channel 16.

    Our community is a legally established City under the laws of Minnesota. The Mayor serves a two-year term and four Councilmembers serve staggered four-year terms. City elections are held in the fall of even numbered years. Councilmembers serve at-large; there are no wards or districts in the City of Osseo.

    The four Councilmembers and Mayor are responsible for approving operating and capital improvement budgets, employing City workers, establishing City policies, regulations and ordinances, maintaining public facilities, and planning the City's future
    Osseo City Hall - Council Chambers
    415 Central Ave Osseo MN 55369

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

  • | 6:30am - 6:30pm | Schools and Education, preschool, infant, toddler, childcare, prek, daycare, learning center, fun,
    - We are delighted to announce our grand opening in Brooklyn Park! As a Minnesota founded company and school we are proud to expand and serve another local community of children and their families.

    We are enrolling now! For more information check out our website at click for details or email us at brooklynpark@todayslifeonline.com


    Today's Life Brooklyn Park
    9995 Xenia Ave. North Brooklyn Park MN 55443
  • | 7:00am - 6:15pm | Kids, preschool, infant, toddler, childcare, prek, daycare, learning center, fun,
    - Today's Life School and Childcare of Eden prairie currently has openings for all ages! Please call 952-358-2020 for more information and to schedule a visit! Or, check us out online at click for details to learn more about our school and all that we offer! If you mention Town Planner upon enrollment you'll get $50.00 off of the registration fee!
    Today's Life School and Child Care of Eden Prairie
    12901 Roberts Drive Eden Prairie MN 55346
    Roberta R 952.358.2020 roberta@todayslifeonline.com
  • | 4:00pm - 9:00pm | Special Interest, pizza, dinner, family, experience, quality, pasta, kids night
    - Tuesdays at Joey Novas starting at 4:00pm.

    Kids Night every Tuesday, purchase an entree and receive a FREE kids meal.
    Joey Novas
    5655 manitou rd Tonka Bay MN 55331
    Joey Novas 952.956.4704 info@joeynovas.com
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Sports and Recreation, dance, high kick, kick, ballet, jazz, hip hop
    - Dance classes with Just For Kix- Champlin. We offer classes in the styles of high kick, jazz, hip hop and ballet. New dancers can join at anytime, even if classes have already started.

    Check out our classes and register for classes at click for details
     
           
    Kayla 612.730.5907 champlin_mn@justforkix.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
    - First observed in 1975 as a day to set aside and celebrate pie! Annually Jan. 23rd.
     
           

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

  • | 7:00am - 6:15pm | Kids, preschool, infant, toddler, childcare, prek, daycare, learning center, fun,
    - Today's Life School and Childcare of Eden prairie currently has openings for all ages! Please call 952-358-2020 for more information and to schedule a visit! Or, check us out online at click for details to learn more about our school and all that we offer! If you mention Town Planner upon enrollment you'll get $50.00 off of the registration fee!
    Today's Life School and Child Care of Eden Prairie
    12901 Roberts Drive Eden Prairie MN 55346
    Roberta R 952.358.2020 roberta@todayslifeonline.com
  • | 8:30am - 10:00am | Kids, Event, Baby Talk, Arbor View,
    - Open Play for Parents & Babies ages birth to 24 months old.
    Play and explore with your child in this drop-in open play program. No Sibling Care available.
    $33.00 per parent/child
    Arbor View Early Childhood Center
    9401 Fernbrook Ln N Maple Grove MN 55369
    763.391.8777
  • | Shopping, Shopping Spree, Contest, Annual Sweepstakes, Events
    - No purchase necessary. You must subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter to enter. The prize has a maximum cash value of $500. Must be 18 years or older to enter. One entry per household, please. Six winners will be chosen from among all entries received from Town Planner Calendar® recipients in the U.S. The winners will be notified by U.S. mail. Employees of the Town Planner and their families are not eligible to enter. Deadline for entry is 11:59 PM eastern time on January 30, 2018.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters first quarter phase at 5:20 PM, EST
     
           

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

  • | 6:30am - 6:30pm | Schools and Education, preschool, infant, toddler, childcare, prek, daycare, learning center, fun,
    - We are delighted to announce our grand opening in Brooklyn Park! As a Minnesota founded company and school we are proud to expand and serve another local community of children and their families.

    We are enrolling now! For more information check out our website at click for details or email us at brooklynpark@todayslifeonline.com


    Today's Life Brooklyn Park
    9995 Xenia Ave. North Brooklyn Park MN 55443
  • | 7:00am - 6:15pm | Kids, preschool, infant, toddler, childcare, prek, daycare, learning center, fun,
    - Today's Life School and Childcare of Eden prairie currently has openings for all ages! Please call 952-358-2020 for more information and to schedule a visit! Or, check us out online at click for details to learn more about our school and all that we offer! If you mention Town Planner upon enrollment you'll get $50.00 off of the registration fee!
    Today's Life School and Child Care of Eden Prairie
    12901 Roberts Drive Eden Prairie MN 55346
    Roberta R 952.358.2020 roberta@todayslifeonline.com
  • | 6:00pm - 9:00pm | Sports and Recreation, dance, high kick, kick, ballet, jazz, hip hop
    - Dance classes with Just For Kix- Champlin. We offer classes in the styles of high kick, jazz, hip hop and ballet. New dancers can join at anytime, even if classes have already started.

    Check out our classes and register for classes at click for details
     
           
    Kayla 612.730.5907 champlin_mn@justforkix.com
  • - January 24, 1924. The first Winter Olympic Games opened at Chamonix, France, with athletes representing 16 nations. The ski jump, previously unknown, thrilled spectators. The Olympics offered a boost to skiing, which became enormously popular in the next decade.
     
           

Friday, January 26th, 2018

  • | 12:00am - 12:00am | Local Events, Free, 2018, Calendars, North West Metro, Twin Cities, Town, Planner
    - Calendars are available, in limited quantities, for pick up on or after December 19 at the following public sites. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL AND ONLY TAKE ONE COPY.

    CHAMPLIN:
    City Hall, Library

    CHANHASSEN:
    Library, Government Center, Rec Center

    COON RAPIDS:
    City Hall / Civic Center, Library

    CRYSTAL:
    City Hall, Community Center, Rockford Rd Library

    EDINA:
    City Hall, Community Center, Chamber of Commerce, Grandview Square Library (off Vernon Ave)

    EXCELSIOR AREA:
    Library, City Hall, Chamber of Commerce

    GOLDEN VALLEY:
    City Hall, GV Library, Brookview Community Center

    MAPLE GROVE:
    Library, Government Center, Community Center, North Hennepin Chamber of Commerce (in Osseo)

    MINNETONKA / HOPKINS AREA:
    City Hall/Community Center, Public Libraries (downtown Hopkins, Old Excelsior Boulevard - Minnetonka)

    NEW HOPE:
    City Hall, Rockford Road Library

    OSSEO:
    Library, City Hall, Chamber of Commerce

    PLYMOUTH:
    Library, Government Center

    ROBBINSDALE:
    City Hall

    SOUTHWEST MINNEAPOLIS:
    Linden Hills Library, Washburn Library (Lyndale Ave S), Lynnhurst Community Center

    ST. LOUIS PARK:
    Library, City Hall, Lennox Community Center, American Legion

    WAYZATA / LONG LAKE:
    City Halls, Public Libraries, Muni, Chamber of Commerce

    For additional questions, you may email or call the Town Planner publishers:
    Brian Burnstein: burnstein@townplanner.com or call (763) 528-8501
    Tony Selinger: selinger@townplanner.com or call (612) 203-8189
     
           
    Brian Burnstein burnstein@townplanner.com
  • | 7:00am - 6:15pm | Kids, preschool, infant, toddler, childcare, prek, daycare, learning center, fun,
    - Today's Life School and Childcare of Eden prairie currently has openings for all ages! Please call 952-358-2020 for more information and to schedule a visit! Or, check us out online at click for details to learn more about our school and all that we offer! If you mention Town Planner upon enrollment you'll get $50.00 off of the registration fee!
    Today's Life School and Child Care of Eden Prairie
    12901 Roberts Drive Eden Prairie MN 55346
    Roberta R 952.358.2020 roberta@todayslifeonline.com
  • | 9:00am - 10:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Snowflake days, winter activities, kids, family, Coon Rapids, things to do,
    - Dust off your clubs for the Annual Snowflake Days Mayor's Cup! This is an exciting event that brings together a phenomenal winter golf experience at the fabulous Bunker Hills Clubhouse. Prizes include Bunker Hills gift cards, Bunker Hills merchandise, Bunker Hills rounds of golf and more! Registration information will be available at Bunker Hills Golf Course.
    Bunker Hills Golf Course
    12800 Bunker Prairie Rd NW Coon Rapids MN 55433
    763.951.7235 dianebuszta@yahoo.com
  • | 10:00am - 1:00pm | Kids, Osseo, Maple Grove, Eastman Nature Center, kids, Winter activity, Homeschool
    - Build sand sculptures at an indoor “beach.” Dig for seashells, “fish” in a pond, meet live animals, and race minnows. Enjoy beach games, face painting, and a tropical craft. Snack provided; feel free to bring a picnic lunch. Wear a swimsuit and get a prize! Drop in anytime. Reservations recommended.

    Fees
    $5 ages 2-17
    $3 ages 18+
    Children under 2 free.

    Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
    ENC- Rush Creek Room
    Eastman Nature Center Osseo MN 55369
    763.694.7700
  • | 11:45am - 12:45pm | Kids, open gym, free play, play time, indoor facilities, tumble time, winter play time
    - Mini-Hops supervised open gyms allow kids to play and grow. 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 online
    $11 at the door

    Space limited - register today!
    Mini-Hops Gymnastics Association
    2600 Campus Drive Plymouth MN 55441
    Mini-Hops 952.933.2452 mail@mini-hops.com
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  • | 7:30pm - | Arts and Entertainment, Events, Bunny's Funnies, Nordeast
    - Free Weekly Comedy Open Mic Showcase! 7:30pm in the Party Room.
    Bunny's Bar & Grill NE
    34 13th Ave NE Minneapolis MN 55413
    612.545.5659
  • | Schools and Education, ISD 284, Wayzata, Maple Grove, Medicine Lake, Minnetonka, Orono, Not in Session
    - No School - No School for Students
    Wayzata Public Schools
    210 County Road 101 N / PO Box 660 Wayzata MN 55391
    763.745.5000
  • | Schools and Education, ISD 287, consortium, intermediate, Plymouth, Hopkins, Orono, Minnetonka, SLP
    - No School- Staff Development
    Intermediate District 287
    1820 XENIUM LANE NORTH Plymouth MN 55441
    763.559.3535
  • - Under President Woodrow Wilson, the area covering more than 1,000 square miles in Colorado became a national park.
     
           

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

  • | 7:00am - 6:15pm | Kids, preschool, infant, toddler, childcare, prek, daycare, learning center, fun,
    - Today's Life School and Childcare of Eden prairie currently has openings for all ages! Please call 952-358-2020 for more information and to schedule a visit! Or, check us out online at click for details to learn more about our school and all that we offer! If you mention Town Planner upon enrollment you'll get $50.00 off of the registration fee!
    Today's Life School and Child Care of Eden Prairie
    12901 Roberts Drive Eden Prairie MN 55346
    Roberta R 952.358.2020 roberta@todayslifeonline.com
  • | 9:00am - 10:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Snowflake days, winter activities, kids, family, Coon Rapids, festival
    - The Coon Rapids Snowflake Days began in 1964 as a Jaycee project. It was conceived of the notion that the City of Coon Rapids needed a civic celebration the the entire community could participate in. All of the neighboring communities had summer celebrations so Coon Rapids thought they would try something in the winter so as not to compete with their neighbors.

    By 1968, the celebration had grown enough to require broader sponsorship so the Snowflake Association was created. The celebration has had a broad range of civic leaders involved over the years, both as President of the Association and as Marquis. The Marquis currently serves as a sort of celebrity grand puba!

    We have had many events over the years, some have come and gone and some left and came back. The Junior Royalty Program has been a part of the celebration since the 1970's, went away for a short time and was revived in the early 1990's. The program is now stronger than ever. The Coon Rapids Rotary Club has been a long time sponsor of Snowflake days and over the years have provided pancake breakfasts, spaghetti dinners, financial support for the annual Sno Ball Dance and in recent years the Children's Carnival.
    The Softball in the Snow tournament has been held off and on over the years and we are excited that it will be returning for the 50th anniversary celebration. The Dog Sled Races have been a part of our celebration for the last 25 years or so. The Minnesota Malamute Club always did a marvelous job with these. Matter of fact, in 2003 the City of Coon Rapids built them a new track near the Compost Site which they are able to use year around for practices and events. There have been a few years with no snow or bitterly cold weather so the races had to be cancelled.

    Thanks to the generosity of the Coon Rapids Lions Club, the Coon Rapids North Star Lions Club and in recent years the Coon Rapids Professional Firefighters Union, we were able to add a new event a few years ago - the Children's Medallion Hunt. Lion Mike Peterson initiated this event as a member of the Coon Rapids Lions Club and when Mike passed away suddenly prior to the 2004 hunt, the committee named the event after him and it is now known as the Mike Peterson Memorial Children's Medallion Hunt. Now that the word is out that
    we have bike's as prizes for the winners we have more participants than ever. One of the winner's last year wanted to go right over to the store and get his bike!! The event has continued to grow over the years and is now sponsored by the Coon Rapids Fire Department and held at Al Flynn Park near Fire Station #1. The fire fighters provide an equipment display, tours and hot chocolate prior to the hunt! There is now a boy's hunt and a girl's hunt for children ages 5-10 and the prize for each hunt is a $200 gift card to Jerry's Schwinn!.

    Our Kids Day at the Dam event has changed somewhat over the year due to the unpredictable weather conditions! We now conduct a Children's Carnival which will be held at Sand Creek Elementary School which offers many fun activities for the entire family.

    The Snowflake Days parade was normally held the same day as the Dam event followed by many different activities such as bonfires, snowshoeing, children's crafts, hot chocolate, concessions, face painting and story time.

    The committee is always working very hard to find new events to add to our lineup. Some possibilities would be Horseshoes in the Snow, Bowling Tournament, Spaghetti Dinner, Chili Feed, Archery Tournament, Ice Fishing Contest, Band Concerts, Cribbage Tournament or Cross Country Ski Tournament.

    If anyone has any suggestions on how to incorporate any of these events into future celebrations, we'd love to hear from you. Of course, we would also be interested in finding someone to host the event! Our committee is very small and we are just not able to do it all. Volunteerism is the thread that holds a community together and allows young and old alike to make a difference in other people's lives. I believe the Snowflake Days celebration to be a good tool to allow this to happen.

    Diane Buszta
    President
    Coon Rapids
    Snowflake Association
    Several Locations
           
  • | 10:00am - 1:00pm | Kids, Osseo, Maple Grove, Eastman Nature Center, kids, Winter activity, Homeschool
    - Build sand sculptures at an indoor “beach.” Dig for seashells, “fish” in a pond, meet live animals, and race minnows. Enjoy beach games, face painting, and a tropical craft. Snack provided; feel free to bring a picnic lunch. Wear a swimsuit and get a prize! Drop in anytime. Reservations recommended.

    Fees
    $5 ages 2-17
    $3 ages 18+
    Children under 2 free.

    Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
    ENC- Rush Creek Room
    Eastman Nature Center Osseo MN 55369
    763.694.7700
  • | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Kids, Osseo, Maple Grove, Eastman Nature Center, kids, Winter activity,
    - Grab your fat bike for a circuit-style race on a 12-feet-wide packed trail. The 5K beginner race starts at 1:15 PM; 10K action race starts at 2:15 PM; prize drawing at 3:30 PM. Limited number of rental bikes available; call 763.694.7777 to reserve. Food concessions available. Open to the first 50 racers.

    Fees
    $12 pre-registration
    $15 day-of

    Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
    ENC- Diamond Creek Room
    Eastman Nature Center Osseo MN 55369
    763.694.7700
  • | Shopping, Shopping Spree, Contest, Annual Sweepstakes, Events
    - No purchase necessary. You must subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter to enter. The prize has a maximum cash value of $500. Must be 18 years or older to enter. One entry per household, please. Six winners will be chosen from among all entries received from Town Planner Calendar® recipients in the U.S. The winners will be notified by U.S. mail. Employees of the Town Planner and their families are not eligible to enter. Deadline for entry is 11:59 PM eastern time on January 30, 2018.
     
           

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

  • | 7:00am - 6:15pm | Kids, preschool, infant, toddler, childcare, prek, daycare, learning center, fun,
    - Today's Life School and Childcare of Eden prairie currently has openings for all ages! Please call 952-358-2020 for more information and to schedule a visit! Or, check us out online at click for details to learn more about our school and all that we offer! If you mention Town Planner upon enrollment you'll get $50.00 off of the registration fee!
    Today's Life School and Child Care of Eden Prairie
    12901 Roberts Drive Eden Prairie MN 55346
    Roberta R 952.358.2020 roberta@todayslifeonline.com
  • | 9:00am - 10:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Snowflake days, winter activities, kids, family, Coon Rapids, festival
    - The Coon Rapids Snowflake Days began in 1964 as a Jaycee project. It was conceived of the notion that the City of Coon Rapids needed a civic celebration the the entire community could participate in. All of the neighboring communities had summer celebrations so Coon Rapids thought they would try something in the winter so as not to compete with their neighbors.

    By 1968, the celebration had grown enough to require broader sponsorship so the Snowflake Association was created. The celebration has had a broad range of civic leaders involved over the years, both as President of the Association and as Marquis. The Marquis currently serves as a sort of celebrity grand puba!

    We have had many events over the years, some have come and gone and some left and came back. The Junior Royalty Program has been a part of the celebration since the 1970's, went away for a short time and was revived in the early 1990's. The program is now stronger than ever. The Coon Rapids Rotary Club has been a long time sponsor of Snowflake days and over the years have provided pancake breakfasts, spaghetti dinners, financial support for the annual Sno Ball Dance and in recent years the Children's Carnival.
    The Softball in the Snow tournament has been held off and on over the years and we are excited that it will be returning for the 50th anniversary celebration. The Dog Sled Races have been a part of our celebration for the last 25 years or so. The Minnesota Malamute Club always did a marvelous job with these. Matter of fact, in 2003 the City of Coon Rapids built them a new track near the Compost Site which they are able to use year around for practices and events. There have been a few years with no snow or bitterly cold weather so the races had to be cancelled.

    Thanks to the generosity of the Coon Rapids Lions Club, the Coon Rapids North Star Lions Club and in recent years the Coon Rapids Professional Firefighters Union, we were able to add a new event a few years ago - the Children's Medallion Hunt. Lion Mike Peterson initiated this event as a member of the Coon Rapids Lions Club and when Mike passed away suddenly prior to the 2004 hunt, the committee named the event after him and it is now known as the Mike Peterson Memorial Children's Medallion Hunt. Now that the word is out that
    we have bike's as prizes for the winners we have more participants than ever. One of the winner's last year wanted to go right over to the store and get his bike!! The event has continued to grow over the years and is now sponsored by the Coon Rapids Fire Department and held at Al Flynn Park near Fire Station #1. The fire fighters provide an equipment display, tours and hot chocolate prior to the hunt! There is now a boy's hunt and a girl's hunt for children ages 5-10 and the prize for each hunt is a $200 gift card to Jerry's Schwinn!.

    Our Kids Day at the Dam event has changed somewhat over the year due to the unpredictable weather conditions! We now conduct a Children's Carnival which will be held at Sand Creek Elementary School which offers many fun activities for the entire family.

    The Snowflake Days parade was normally held the same day as the Dam event followed by many different activities such as bonfires, snowshoeing, children's crafts, hot chocolate, concessions, face painting and story time.

    The committee is always working very hard to find new events to add to our lineup. Some possibilities would be Horseshoes in the Snow, Bowling Tournament, Spaghetti Dinner, Chili Feed, Archery Tournament, Ice Fishing Contest, Band Concerts, Cribbage Tournament or Cross Country Ski Tournament.

    If anyone has any suggestions on how to incorporate any of these events into future celebrations, we'd love to hear from you. Of course, we would also be interested in finding someone to host the event! Our committee is very small and we are just not able to do it all. Volunteerism is the thread that holds a community together and allows young and old alike to make a difference in other people's lives. I believe the Snowflake Days celebration to be a good tool to allow this to happen.

    Diane Buszta
    President
    Coon Rapids
    Snowflake Association
    Several Locations
           

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