Around Town

Perhaps you enjoyed the dog days of summer with your favorite four-legged furry friend at Woofstock 2016. The annual celebration was held in early August at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes.

Celebrate the near-end of the work week on Thursdays at Broadway Bar & Pizza and bring your best trivia knowledge to compete for points during Scotty T’s Team Trivia Blast.

Dan and Joe Swintek grew up in a hunting family. They both have memories of their mother’s relatives getting together during hunting season when firearms were used. Dan remembers getting his first compound bow in middle school, and the brothers started archery as a side activity, just for fun.

Now In its ninth year, the annual 5K and half-marathon hosted by the Maple Grove Lions strives to highlight causes that make the community proud.

Residing IN MAple Grove for 30 years, Kristi Bowman finds her photography inspiration on the trails at Elm Creek Park Reserve and in her own backyard flower garden.

Every year, Maple Grove residents find themselves drawn to Main Street for the annual Sparkle Parade and tree lighting ceremony. This year, residents are encouraged to share holiday cheer before the night of pizazz.

Much like the classic Holidazzle parade that trumpeted through downtown Minneapolis for years, Osseo’s MiniDazzle brings family and friends together for an evening of holiday cheer.

Name: Kari Lyn Wampler

Hometown: Maple Grove

Occupation: Licensed marriage and family therapist.

The Maple Grove Camille Albane Paris Salon, on Main Street, specializes in a unique hair painting technique called balayage (which means "sweeping" in French), meant to emulate the light and reflections of the sun.

Women of Maple Grove, mark your calendars for Thursday, October 1, for the annual Girls’ Night Out, sponsored by the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. All proceeds benefit Hope Chest for Breast Cancer, a local organization that assists financially challenged breast cancer patients.