Going Out

Children’s memories of the New Year can stay with them for years to come. So for the past decade parents have carried on a tradition of going to the Family New Year’s Eve Party at the Maple Grove Community Center.

The season for snow activities is coming to a close, but don’t put away those ice skates just yet. The Maple Grove community has many ice rink locations for your enjoyment and one in particular is indoors, allowing more time on the ice even after the snow starts to melt.

School District 279 will host its annual Night Out this month to raise funds for area schools. Last February, this event raised $20,000.

Teams serve up the ball four nights a week at this local eatery.

Maple Grove held its first annual Chalkfest on Main Street, Arbor Lakes this summer with local, national and international chalk artists, along with future chalk artists from the area.

Cyber Advisors celebrated their new office space at Hwy. 169 and Elm Creek Blvd., with music from local artist Tim Mahoney, beer tasting with A Perfect Pint’s Michael Agnew, an office tour, bouncy house for the kids and food and beverages.

The Maple Grove Farmers Market dedicates the month of September to its loyal senior citizen shoppers. The month’s event includes gift basket drawings, prize giveaways and cooking demonstrations from the chefs at assisted living community Silvercreek on Main, a sponsor of the event.

Jason De Rusha emceed the 2016 District #279 Gala Foundation Fundraiser to raise money for educational projects.

Eleven years ago, Maple Grove Parks and Recreation youth outreach coordinator Tanya Hilger reached out to Jennie Zafft, the marketing manager at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, with an idea.

Chris Spah is always seeking out new spots to take photos. You may remember his photo of West Arbor Lake in the January 2016 issue. Last summer, Spah was able to attend Maple Grove Days for his second year in a row and he definitely plans on attending again this year, too.

Real estate agents who did business with Keller Williams received some appreciation at the Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park. Guest speaker David Arbit gave the keynote and one lucky Realtor won a big trip.