Education & Community

Staying in the Fight

Representative John Lewis, a civil rights activist who fought alongside Dr. King called on all Americans to get in the fight and stay in the fight. In this program, influential Black leaders discuss their groundbreaking work: delivering innovative solutions all the while challenging activists and allies alike to get in and stay in the fight for racial equity. Read more about Staying in the Fight

HBCU Legacy of Leadership

From Dr. King to Kamala Harris, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) produce Black American leaders and legends who advance our society. This panel discussion will explore the origin story of HBCUs, how they are critical to the health of our communities, and how local civil rights leaders like Roy Wilkins and Marvel Cook advocated for HBCUs in the North. Read more about HBCU Legacy of Leadership

Acting on Dr. King’s Call

How does Dr. King’s message regarding “creative maladjustment” relate to generations of institutional racism faced by African Americans? Three local leaders explore how Black Minnesotans have refused to normalize injustice and inequality and are responding today with action, innovation, and persistence. Read more about Acting on Dr. King’s Call

Gingerbread House Contest

Think you have what it takes to be declared the ultimate winner?

This contest is open to all Maple Grove Residents and is FREE! Send us your photo of the best Gingerbread House you make this season. It can be made from any material and any size! The only rule is that the Gingerbread House must be made by YOU!

All ages are welcome to participate! Photos are due by December 12th, 2020 at 5 pm CT. Read more about Gingerbread House Contest

7th Annual Community Forum on Race

Online registration is open for the 7th Annual Community Forum on Race. Participation is free for the online event being held via Zoom on Wednesday, November 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The Community Forum on Race is sponsored by the City of Brooklyn Park, City of Maple Grove, District 279 Osseo Area Schools, North Hennepin Community College, and the Northwest Suburban Integration School District. Read more about 7th Annual Community Forum on Race

5th Annual Chalkfest to Color Outside the Lines

5th Annual Chalkfest Will Color Outside the Lines

Virtual Event is August 29th and 30th

Mural Tour Runs: Aug. 15st – Sept. 30th

WHAT: 5th Annual Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes

Due to the pandemic, Chalkfest will take on a different shape this year without losing the “wow” factor that has drawn tens of thousands of artists and guests to Maple Grove every year. In fact, this year’s event has the potential to draw millions! Read more about 5th Annual Chalkfest to Color Outside the Lines

Nature Quest

Family-friendly SCAVENGER HUNT for all ages and abilities!

Held at Elm Creek Park Reserve, French Regional Park and Hyland Lake Park Reserve- Choose one or explore all three!

Begins Friday August 7 at 5AM, runs through Sunday August 9 at 4PM. Hunt as much (or as little), as you like!

Tickets are $25 per team... individuals, couples, or your whole household! Includes cool #parkexplorer wristbands for everyone! Read more about Nature Quest

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