Education & Community
The Maple Grove Historical Society welcomes everyone to head on over to the Maple Grove History Museum to see what’s new this month. With a purpose to preserve and educate the community, you’ll never know what you’ll learn about our area. All ages. Read more about Museum Open House
Any season is home buying season. Be prepared. Local experts are hosting this home purchasing workshop. Topics will cover steps through the buying process and address fears and misconceptions about home buying. All ages. 612.213.0006 Read more about Home Buying Workshop
Walk on some candlelit trails with snowshoes or regular shoes! Hot chocolate and bonfires will be wonderful ways to warm up along the trails. Food trucks will also be in attendance and will have hot dogs available for purchase. All ages. Read more about Trails by Candlelight: Thompson County Park
Kick off the first day of the historic 2020 MN Winter Carnival with this celebration of lights. Get decked out in all your glow gear and join the parade as it makes its way from the Landmark Center to Kellogg Mall Park. Compete in this year’s new KIDS’ decorating contest by adorning your stroller, a wagon, yourself or other nonmotorized forms of transportation in light. The contest categories include best use of lights, most creative and best Winter Carnival related entry. 651.223.7400 Read more about Moon Glow Pedestrian Parade
This show is for lovers of all things canine. Watch your favorite breed compete in the show or attend one of the many programs which celebrate everything from working dogs to hunting hounds. Pick up a treat for your furry friend at the marketplace but please leave your own pooch at home. Visit the Land O’ Lakes Kennel Club website for a full schedule of activities and events. Read more about Land O’ Lakes Kennel Club Dog Show
Head to Main Street of Arbor Lakes to take pleasure in a series of festive activities. There will be carriage rides, carolers and hot chocolate. The return of the Sleigh Bells and the Sparkle Parade is also something to look forward to. The parade will start at 5 p.m. at the intersection near Coldstone Creamery, continue down Main Street, and end at the plaza. Join Santa and Mrs. Claus there for the tree lighting ceremony.
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Come embrace winter and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities at Kroening Interpretive Center’s Winter Solstice Celebration. Families can participate in a nature walk along a luminary trail and make their own luminaries to bring home. Other activities include winter themed games, face painting and a bonfire.
Envious of seeing beautiful calligraphy artwork on stationary and on Pinterest? Now you can learn this art form too. Jessica Chung is holding a workshop to learn everything from the basics of holding a calligraphy pen to mastering drawing letters and building your own style. You’ll leave with your artwork, a tool bag, handouts and resources to continue this at home. Read more about Brush Calligraphy LAB
Join Rock Elm Tavern in Maple Grove at a magical brunch in partnership with the Maple Grove Senior High School Music & Theatre Boosters! Students will be dressing up as popular Disney characters, caroling & an appearance by Santa. Read more about Character Brunch Featuring Santa