May I Introduce you to May?

A few events to inspire a spring awakening.

After a gloomy Minnesota April, it’s finally time for spring to start acting like itself in May. So why shouldn’t you follow suit? It’s about time to wake up from your hibernation, get out of your cave and mix it up at some fun local events.

Relaxation and Renewal at the Lookout
What two words melt a woman’s heart faster than “spa” and “wine”? Can’t think of any, can you? The Lookout Bar & Grill’s (8672 Pineview Ln. N.) Ladies Night is presenting a Spa & Wine Tasting on May 5 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. At only $20 per person, ladies are treated to wine samples, light appetizers and two visits to the following stations: Relaxation Advantage Massage, Fitness Together Personal Trainer, Arbonne Makeovers, Palm Readings, Henna & Hand Paraffin & Massage (additional station visits are $7). For reservations, call 763.242.0644 or email

Spring Fling at the Fountains
There’s no better way to celebrate spring than soaking up some sun outside. The Spring Fling at the Fountains at Arbor Lakes on May 7 is the perfect opportunity to get out and entertain the whole family. A wide range of entertainment slated for the event, which goes from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.: Get an upclose look at animals at the petting zoo, orienteer with the Three Rivers Park District, visit Hello Kitty (11 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Creative Kidstuff), create and enjoy springtime crafts & activities with Fountains businesses, check out Maple Grove fire, police and rescue vehicles, and bring a non-perishable food item for CROSS Food Shelf and receive a free 5x7 Mother’s Day photo from CL!X Portrait Studio. For more information, click here.

Swing into Spring with Jazz
Sure, music soothes the soul. But it also awakens it. The Maple Grove Arts Council's Jazz Ensemble, directed by Paul Mazzacano, will give you an inspiring wakeup call May 22 at the Yellow Tree Theatre (320 5th Ave. Southeast) in Osseo. The performance starts at 3 p.m. and reservations are required via phone at 763.227.5732 or email