Arts & Culture

The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes hosted Plaid Market on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.  It was curated by Fox Run and featured over 20 local artisans and Omni Brewing’s pop-up taproom.  A portion of the proceeds benefitted The Sheridan Story, fighting child hunger.

Nearly 600 participants and community members gathered for the 9th Annual Reading is Fun 5K Run/Walk, hosted by the District 279 Foundation

A grandfather holds his grandson in this Focus on Maple Grove winning photograph.

True Happiness placed second in our Focus on Maple Grove photo contest’s People and Families category.

Residents celebrate New Year's Eve at the Maple Grove Community Center

Top off the season’s celebrations with a New Year’s Eve party from 2-6 p.m. at the Maple Grove Community Center. The special event has become an annual tradition, which offers residents a family-friendly option to bid adieu to the year and celebrate new beginnings.

The cast of the St. Lucia concert at the American Swedish Institute

December is a busy time at the American Swedish Institute.

A woman holds a crown of candles for the St. Lucia concert at the American Swedish Institute

Learn how the Twin Cities community celebrates this Swedish folk holiday.

The Kelly family prepares bags of supplies to offer to the homeless.

Helping others has brought one family even closer together.

A wrapped Christmas present sits near a string of lights

Maple Grove Arts Center CEO/founder Lorrie Link was born on Christmas Day, and her sister was born on Christmas Eve.

Someone hangs an ornament on a Christmas tree

Advisory board member Jennie Zafft shares a heartwarming Christmas tradition.

Cross Community Players, which has been offering local theater for 39 seasons, presented the classic production with a cast of 55 actors, ranging in age from 6–76, and eight families had siblings, parents and children, all sharing the stage.

A tree with red and orange leaves surrounded by a fresh snowfall.

Fall Snowfall garnered second place in the Wildlife and Nature category in our annual Focus on Maple Grove photo contest.

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