For veterans like Maple Grove legionnaire Kristy Ann Janigo, Memorial Day has always held a special meaning. From a young age, she attended Memorial Day commemorations with her grandfather, a World War II veteran. “It was always very impactful for me,” she says.
Pack your blankets and lawn chairs for Maple Grove’s Concert on the Lawn. After being canceled due to the pandemic in 2020, the concert returns to the city’s Central Park on September 17–18 with gates opening around 4 p.m.
Maple Grove Days and the Arbor Lakes Art Fair make their anticipated return, making the middle of July an especially fun and family-friendly time in the city. (Events will follow COVID guidelines.)
VocalEssence presents a livestream sing-along and concert to honor black fathers.
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.
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) Minnesota held its annual fundraising event in September in Elm Creek Park. PurpleRideStride was hosted by Camille Williams, former anchor at KARE 11.
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.
December is a busy time at the American Swedish Institute.
Learn how the Twin Cities community celebrates this Swedish folk holiday.
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.