September 2014

In the September issue of Maple Grove Magazine you'll see what's happening in the Maple Grove art scene, find hot tips for fall fasion and learn how one local couple created their dream ring.

 Shamrock wings coated in Claddagh’s signature shamrock sauce pair well with trivia night trifling.

Eating out involves more than food these days: the dining experience has grown into an interactive activity that builds community, and trivia nights have hit Maple Grove by storm. Many restaurants, bars, pubs or taverns feature some kind of trivia contest event.


District 279 Foundation raised more than $23,000 at Night Out at the 279 Olympics. Entertainment and inspiration came from Chinese dancers and hula-hoop acrobats, and John Harrington from the 1980 Miracle on Ice US Olympic hockey team.


Beacon Elementary fifth-graders were encouraged to discover Mexico’s past and present musical traditions and create new choral music with Mexican composer Pamela Mayorga Tellez.


For the 5th year, the Maple Grove Arts Center hosts a show consisting completely of art that is black and white (and shades of gray). Featured art includes everything from paintings and photographs to beading and quilts.

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Since Maple Grove Hospital opened at the end of 2009, over 1,700 boys have been born at the Birth Center.


Old jewelry. So much of it sits in a box, never seeing the light of day. Perhaps it was passed down by a relative and holds special sentimental value. Perhaps it’s a ring that can’t be worn because it is too heavy or too gaudy for your style.

The future of Maple Grove basketball and expanded community opportunities move from a drawing to reality early next year.

After ten years, the pursuit of additional gym space by the Osseo Maple Grove Basketball Association is becoming a reality at Maple Grove Junior High School.


Imagine the biggest, coolest, most affordable craft fair of your dreams—one you can check out in your pajamas, of course—and that’s in a nutshell. It’s pure pleasure for savvy shoppers and a smart way for independent crafters and collectors to build and reach an audience.


Maple Grove’s self-proclaimed “upscale thrift store”, Earth Exchange, gives customers discounts for their donations (think Goodwill with a Plato’s closet twist). Depending on the quantity and quality of merchandise, you can receive a coupon for up to 50 percent off in the store.


Get all dressed up, grab your friends, and head to Girl’s Night Out on October 2, an annual fundraiser that benefits Hope Chest for Breast Cancer. The organization provides funding for education, research and treatment for women in the Twin Cities who are fighting breast cancer.


September is a warm-up to the voting season. Before you head to the political polls in coming weeks, check out our online “photo poll”. Your votes determine the winner of our 2014 Readers’ Choice award.


Liz Schiller, owner of Juniper in the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, offers suggestions for an on-trend fall wardrobe boost. The Southwest style is showing up in prints, graphics, colors and accessories this season.