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Leading the way is Kate Maguire Superintendent is this year’s Grand Marshal BY DAWN FEDDERSEN-POINDEXTER sunpressnews@ecm-inc.com Osseo Area Schools Superintendent Kate Maguire has been named the Grand Marshal of the Pierre Bottineau Parade. The parade is the kick-off event for Maple Grove Days. Maguire has been a long-standing member of the Maple Grove community and has been working for the Featured this year as the school district for 27 Maple Grove Days Pierre years, starting as a Bottineau Parade Grand young teacher. She has Marshal is Kate Maguire. been Superintendent She is the superintendent for for the last two years. the Osseo Area School “I was excited when District. they asked me,” Maguire said. “I told them I was happy to help in any way I could.” Deb Syhre, President of the Maple Grove Community Organization, which organizes the event, knew that Maguire was just the sort of person she was looking for to be the Grand Marshal. She explained, “In selecting the Grand Marshal, we try to look at someone that plays a role in the community. We really just want someone who’s taken the time out of their lives to try and make a difference. It doesn’t matter if it’s on a very big scale or a smaller scale. We try to highlight who they are as well as what they do and honor the impact they’ve had on our community.” Past Grand Marshals have included community members involved in the military, the Maple Grove Park Board, and the Red Cross. Riding in the parade and waving at the crowd will be a surreal experience for the mother who remembers taking her children to watch the horses, marching bands and emergency vehicles roll by along the parade route. Syhre, who has been helping organize the event-

for 11 years, says every Grand Marshal has that moment of doubt before their car rolls out in front of the crowd. “When their car’s about to go they think, ‘I don’t know if I want to do this’,” she said. “They get in there and go down the parade route and that first wave is kind of tentative. But then they get going and hear people holler their name and wow, they think, ‘We really, truly are a community here and I’m a part of this. These are my people.’” Maguire is confident that she’ll see many friendly faces in the crowd. She said, “I’m looking forward to seeing a lot of people I know. I’ve been in the school district for 27 years. I raised my family here. I’ve gotten to know a lot of people in the community: staff, faculty, families of students, local officials. Folks really look forward to Maple Grove Days.” The Pierre Bottineau parade will be held Thursday, July 12, from 6:10 to 9 p.m. The parade route will travel west on 89th Avenue from Zachary Lane to Elm Creek Boulevard.

At a previous Pierre Bottineau Parade, the Marines presnted the colors at the beginning of the parade.(Photo by Alicia Miller)

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Maple Grove Days offers free shuttle bus service Saturday With the growth of Maple Grove Days, limited parking, and the variety of event locations it makes sense to take advantage of the shuttle bus. There are four stops for people’s convenience: • Maple Grove Transit Station • Main Street/Arbor Lake Parkway, • Maple Grove Community Center • Main Street/Lakeview Drive. The parking is free at the Transit Station and the shuttle bus is also free. Shuttles run continuously throughout the day from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. And it’s the perfect place to park for the fireworks Saturday night.

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Schedule of Events MEDALLION HUNT Thursday, July 12, 3:00pm - 7:00pm Search for the hidden 5”x5” bronze colored PIERRE BOTTINEAU PARADE maple-leaf Medallion. The winner will be present- 89th Avenue & Zachary Lane to ed with a $500 cash prize from the Lookout Bar 89th Avenue & Elm Creek Blvd. & Grill at Maple Grove Days on July 14 The win- Thursday, July 12, 6:10pm - 9:30pm ner must have purchased a $3 Maple Grove Days button to claim prize. FRIDAY EVENTS JUNIOR GOLF TOURNAMENT WEDNESDAY EVENTS French Lake Golf Course ROCKIN’ HOLLYWOODS 17500 County Road 81, Dayton, MN 50”s to 80’s rock and roll. 763-428-4544 Maple Grove Town Green Friday, July 13, 9:30am - 12:00pm Wednesday, July 11, 7:00pm $10 entry fee will be collected from each participant to cover the costs of green fees. 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT THURSDAY EVENTS CIRCUS MANDUHAI Maple Grove Community Center, gymnasium Mongolian Circus Act Friday, July 13, 10:00am – until tournament Maple Grove Town Green is complete Thursday, July 12, 11:00am Two groupings: ages 12-15 and 16-18 MAPLE GROVE DAYS TENNIS TOURNAMENT $15 per team CAPTURE THE FLAG AT WEAVER LAKE PARK Hosted by the Maple Grove Crimson Tennis Association, Inc. Weaver Lake Park July 12, 13, 14, & 15, 2012 Friday, July 13, 3:00pm - 5:00pm Singles: Thursday, July 12 FREE DIAPER DERBY Play starts at 8:00am to completion one day Maple Grove Town Green, lawn area, Boys Singles 14 & under: 7991 Main Street Weaver Lake Park (upper park) 16 draw Friday, July 13, 6:30pm Girls Singles 14 & under: FREE KIDS PARADE Teal Lake Park & Lakeview Knolls Park 16 draw Maple Grove Town Green, lawn area, Boys Singles 18 & under (Varsity & JV): 7991 Main Street Osseo Senior High School Friday, July 13. Parade starts at 7:15pm Girls Singles 18 & under (Varsity & JV): FREE ALLEY JAMZ BOWLING EVENT Maple Grove Junior High 16 draw Doubles: Friday, July 13 Complete with live DJ, music, prizes and disco Play starts at 8:00am to completion one lights while you bowl. day Sundance Golf & Bowl, 15240 Boys Doubles 18 & under: 113th Avenue No., Maple Grove Maple Grove Senior High 763-420-4700 www.sundancegolfbowl.com Girls Doubles 18 & under: Friday, July 15, 7:00pm - 10:00pm Maple Grove Senior High $10 per person, includes 3 hours of bowling, Men’s Open on Saturday, July 14 shoe rental and prize fund “THE ART OF FOOD” ART SHOW Play starts at 8:00am to completion one day Maple Grove Art Center - 4.5 & below rating: Friday, July 13, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Maple Grove Senior High 16 draw FREE MAPLE GROVE AMBASSADOR CORONATION - 3.5 & below rating: Maple Grove Senior High 16 draw The Maple Grove Ambassador Scholarship Mixed Doubles: Sunday, July 15 Program invites you to the annual community Play starts at 8:00am to completion one celebration - the Maple Grove Ambassador day Coronation “Maple Grove: The Sweetest Maple Grove Senior High Place!” Fee: $15/person/event. Maple Grove Senior High School, Registration by mail must be received by 9800 Fernbrook Lane July 9. Friday, July 13, 7:00pm Registration: Forms available at $10 tickets available at the door ($2 off with a www.freewebs.com/maplegrovetennis. Maple Grove Days Button) MAPLE GROVE DAYS SIDEWALK SALES OPEN SKATE “COOL RAY SKATE” Participating area businesses throughout “Beach Boys” Maple Grove Maple Grove Community Center Ice Arena Thursday, July 12 and/or Friday, July 13 Friday, July 13, 7:15pm - 8:45pm DUPLICATE BRIDGE TOURNAMENT Resident $4.50; Non-resident $5.50 Maple Grove Community Center, Room 112 All skaters wearing sunglasses pay only $2! FRIDAY NIGHT CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT Thursday, July 12, 12:00pm - 4:00pm Duplicate Bridge Players Tricia and the Toonies” a unique mixture of $6 per person music, puppets, skits. Advance registration required. Registration Maple Grove Town Green, band shell area. available in the Maple Grove Community Friday, July 13, 8:00pm Center Senior Center FREE PICKLEBALL UN-OFFICIATED TOURNAMENT FRIDAY OUTDOOR MOVIE Maple Grove Community Center gymnasium “Despicable Me” Thursday, July 12, Maple Grove Town Green, band shell area Adults 50 and Forward Friday, July 13, dusk $10 per team FREE GALA IN THE GROVE Registration: Form available online or at Maple Grove Community Center Meet the newly crowned 2012 Maple Grove FARMERS MARKET Ambassadors . This event is free for the comMarket runs outside every Thursday thru munity with donations kindly accepted for the October 18th! Maple Grove Ambassador Scholarship Maple Grove Community Center, parking lot Program.

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Osseo Maple Grove American Legion; 260 - 4th Avenue SE, Osseo Friday, July 13, 9:00pm - Midnight

SATURDAY EVENTS MAPLE GROVE DAYS ART FAIR Main Street Saturday, July 14, 10:00am - 6:00pm and Sunday, July 15, 11:00am - 5:00pm FREE BUSINESS EXPO Over 130 booths from various Businesses Maple Grove Community Center Saturday, July 14, 10:00am - 4:00pm FREE 5TH ANNUAL SHOWCASE SILENT AUCTION All auction proceeds support Maple Grove Days. Maple Grove Community Center Saturday, July 14, 10:00am - 7:00pm Bids must be placed by an adult. Need not be present to win. Winning bidders will be contacted. COMPUTER LAB OPEN HOUSE Maple Grove Community Center, Room 110 Saturday, July 14, 10:00am - 4:00pm Adults interested in computer education opportunities FREE KID’S ROOM . There will be a craft, story time by “The Novel Place” and other events. Maple Grove Community Center, Room 124 Saturday, July 14, 10:00am - 4:00pm All kids FREE PIE SHOPPE - SLICE OF PIE SALE Maple Grove Community Center, Senior Room Saturday, July 14, 10:00am - 4:00pm Fee: Various CHILDREN’S BINGO Lions Pavilion Saturday, July 14, 10:00am - 12:00pm FREE SKATE PARK Maple Grove Community Center Skate Park Saturday, July 14, 10:00am - 6:00pm FREE KID’S FUN GALORE’ - HULA HOOP, BIG WHEEL COURSE (BIG WHEELS PROVIDED), FISH CASTING SKILLS, GIRAFFE BELL RINGER, CHILDREN’S MINIATURE GOLF AND SAFARI RING TOSS (SAFARI UNDER 8 YEARS) AND OBSTACLE COURSE. Maple Grove Community Center, SW parking lot - Children’s Tent Saturday, July 14, 10:00am - 6:00pm Children ages 3-10 FREE MAPLE GROVE DAYS FREE SHUTTLE BUS Free parking at the Maple Grove Transit Station with FREE shuttle bus rides to Maple Grove Days Events. 4 drop off locations Maple Grove Transit Station, 12350 Main Street Maple Grove Art Fair - Main Street and Arbor Lakes Parkway Maple Grove Days Events - Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road (by CUB) Big Truck Show and Car Show Lakeview and Main Street Saturday, July 14, 9:00am - 11:00pm FREE MAPLE GROVE LIBRARY BOOK SALE Maple Grove Library, Main Street Saturday, July 14, 10:00am - 4:00pm Prices are $1 for hardcover, 50 cents for paperback BIG TRUCK SHOW Grassy area near Life Time Fitness parking lot and Parking Ramp by the Library

Saturday, July 14, 10:00am - 3:00pm FREE CLASSIC CAR SHOW A “Top 20” Classic Car Show. Hosted by the MSRA Ignitors Car Club. Main Street in front of Maple Grove Town Green Saturday, July 14, 11:00am - 4:00pm Participation in show is $5 or free with food donation for CROSS Awards presented at 4:00pm MAKE AND TAKE A MODEL CAR Snap together and take home a model car Maple Grove Community Center, SW parking lot - Children’s Tent Saturday, July 14, 10:00am - 6:00pm All children 3 Tickets ($1 each ticket) GET-TOGETHER IN THE MAPLE MAZE Glide, slide, climb and crawl your way through the Maple Maze. Maple Grove Community Center Indoor Playground Saturday, July 14, 10:00am - 8:00pm Youth up to age 12. Adult supervision required for ages 8 and younger $2 for ages 1-12. Adults and youth under age 1 are free FAMILY FUN INFLATABLES & GAMES FOR ALL Remember to bring SOCKS! Maple Grove Community Center, parking lot Saturday, July 14, 10:00am - 10:00pm Ticket prices are $1 - $5 Ticket Booths are located by the front entry of the Community Center and the west parking lot CORN FEED Maple Grove Lions invite you to enjoy steamed sweet corn, hot juicy burgers or brats and cold soft drinks . Maple Grove Community Center parking lot Lions Food Tent Saturday, July 14, 11:00am - 6:00pm PONY RIDES Maple Grove Community Center, west parking lot Saturday, July 14, 11:00am - 8:00pm (ponies will take short breaks) $2 per ride PETTING ZOO Maple Grove Community Center, west parking lot Saturday, July 14, 11:00am - 8:00pm (zoo will be closed for short resting periods) FREE DUCT TAPE FASHION SHOW AND CONTEST Maple Grove Town Green, Performance stage area, 7991 Main Street Saturday, July 14, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Youth ages 11 to 17 $10 per entry The Maple Grove Community Center or download forms from www.maplegrovedays.org and return them to the Maple Grove Community Center. Questions: Tanya Hilger at 763-494-6512 CORNHOLE (BEAN BAG) TOURNAMENT Cornhole…Baggo…Bags…Bean Bag Toss.. Teams of two (2) will compete for over $1000 in cash and prizes!!! Maple Grove Town Green, 7991 Main Street Saturday, July 14, 10:00am Adults – (must be 18 or older to register) $40 per team by June 30. $50 after that date. Sign up early. Space is limited. Registration available at the Maple Grove Community and www.maplegrovedays.org


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Schedule of Events LOCATION 1 CIVIC CAMPUS- COMMUNITY CENTER GOVERNMENT CENTE LOCATION 2 TOWN GREEN/MAIN STREET AND ARBOR LAKES PARKWAY INTERSECTION LOCATION 3 FREEDOM FIELD 8585 RICE LAKE ROAD LOCATION 4 MAPLE GROVE TRANSIT STATION 12350 MAIN STREET LOCATION 5 MAPLE GROVE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 9800 FERNBROOK LANE LOCATION 6 89TH AVE. LOCATION 7 WEAVER LAKE PARK LOCATION 8 WEAVER LAKE SCHOOL

SATURDAY EVENTS (CONT’D) Winner from the 2012 Battle of the Bands from the 70's through today’s top hits. BED RACES FIREWORKS COIN HUNT 10:00pm Maple Grove Community Center Volleyball Crts 5th Annual Rotary “40 Winks” Bed Race. Fireworks Simulcast with BOB106. Tune your Tune your radio to BOB106 simulcast show. Saturday, July 14, 1:00pm Main Street and Arbor Lakes Parkway (front of radio to FM10 6.1. FREE West Arbor Lake, behind Maple Grove ENTERTAINMENT - TOWN GREEN Two groupings: children ages 3-5; children the Government Center Bldg) Community Center Maple Grove Town Green Performance Stage ages 6-8 FREE Saturday July 14, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Saturday, July 14, 10:00pm (re-schedule rain BINGO Saturday, July 14, 10:00am - 10:00pm All Welcome date Sunday, July 15, if needed) TEEN ZONE Lions Pavilion 8:00am - 9:00am SUNDAY EVENTS Airbrush Tattoo, watching the Black Light Saturday, July 14, 1:00pm - 7:00pm Zumba Workout with Susan Gahan in the One Day Volleyball Tournament Dodge Ball 25 cents per game upper lawn area. 10:00am - 10:45am BICYCLE STUNT SHOW Maple Grove Community Center, outdoor sand Tournament or singing along with our DJ. “Fam Jam” is a high-energy production com“RICH WIEBER’S BICYCLE STUNT SHOW Maple Grove Community Center, Teen Center bining music, comedy, drama, multi-media and volleyball courts Maple Grove Community Center Sunday, July 15, 9:00am - 5:00pm and Gymnasium more to model positive core values Saturday, July 14, Shows at 1:00, 3:00, Teams of 4’s or 6’s Divisions: Competitive Saturday, July 14, 6:00pm - 9:00pm 11:00am - 11:20am 5:00, 7:00 and 8:00pm FREE (A/B) or Recreational (C/D) Teens ages 12-17 FREE “World TaeKwonDo Academy” KEEP A BOAT A FLOAT & WIN $50 BLACKLIGHT DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT $90 per team 11:30am - 11:50am Event for Pre-Registered teams ONLY. Sign up your 4-person team and show up Advance registration required, deadline noon “Dancin’ On Broadway” Dancers Grove Cove Aquatic Center, outdoor pool down wearing reflective or all white clothing and glow 12:30pm - 1:30pm July 11. Registration available at the Maple the Lazy River in the black lights. Grove Community Center, www.maplegrove “Scotty Reed Band” This 4-5 piece, includes Saturday, July 14, 3:00pm Maple Grove Community Center, gymnasium days.org or register online at www.mnrpa.org harmonica & upbright bass specializing in Participants –teens and older and families. Saturday, July 14, 6:00pm - 9:00pm Prizes for top two teams in each division and Chicago, swing & sump blues. 2:00pm Open to all viewing audience. FREE Teens ages 12-16. Tournament will be individual prizes for champions 2:30pm FOOD EATING CONTEST divided into age groups 12-14 and 15-16. Duct Tape Fashion Show 2:50pm - 3:15pm GARDEN TOURS Spaghetti and Pizza eating contest. Tour five fabulous gardens located throughout $15 per team if pre-registered/$25 per team Winner of the Teen Battle of the Bands Maple Grove Community Center, in front of the day of event Osseo and Maple Grove. Also stop by the 3:45pm - 4:45pm ENTERTAINMENT - MAIN STAGE Main Stage “The Whosah Band”. This Maple Grove group Town Green Perennial Garden located on Main Maple Grove Community Center, parking lot Saturday, July 14 Street between the Maple Grove Government style is Pop Rock/ Alternative/ Electronica. Saturday, July 14, 10:00am - 10:00pm Pizza Eating Contest - 6:15pm Center and the Maple Grove Library. 5:15pm- 6:15pm 10:30am - 11:30am Spaghetti Eating Contest - 6:45pm Five Maple Grove gardens. Pick up a map at “Maple Grove Home Base Theatre” “Splatter Sisters” Upbeat songs for moving Must be 18 years old to participate the Community Center, Fairs Nursery or Lyndes 7:00pm - 8:00pm and shaking. 12:00pm – 1:00 pm $5 per contest, minimum 5, maximum 15 Nursery. Map and information also available “Festival Community Orchestra” “Jana Anderson” modern country/rock and contestants on our website www.maplegrovedays.org 8:30pm -10:00pm SUMMER BATTLE OF THE BANDS WINNER 2012 classic rock. 1:30pm - 3:30pm Sunday, July 15, 10:00am - 4:00pm “Arts Council Maple Grove Jazz Ensemble”. The winner of the Battle of the Bands contest “Diamond Back” The band plays a wide variety Performance of Big Band. FREE All Welcome STREET DANCE WITH “HIGH AND MIGHTY BAND” held on June 15 will perform on stage at the of music. 4:30pm - 6:30pm FREE Maple Grove Community Center parking lot, MAPLE GROVE DAYS ART FAIR Town Green on Saturday, July 14th! “Spirit of the Radio” Tribute to radios platinum Main Street Maple Grove Main Stage Maple Grove Town Green, performance stage era (1975-1995) is a highlight. Sunday, July 15, 11:00am - 5:00pm Saturday, July 14, 7:00pm - 10:00pm area, 7991 Main Street 7:00pm -10:00pm FREE FREE All Welcome Saturday, July 14, 2:50pm - 3:15pm “High & Mighty Band” the best dance music

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Maple Grove Days Parade Line-up Political Units-Starting at 6:00 from Forestview Lane Political 1 Representative Kurt Zellars Political 2 Senate District 32 DFL

Minneapolis Aqua Jester Clowns Parade Units-Starting at 6:30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52

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Osseo Maple Grove Am Leg Color Guard Osseo Maple Grove VFW Post 11543 Metro Marines Color Guard Maple Grove Fire Department Maple Grove Police-Crime Prevention National Night Out Pierre Bottineau Grand Marshal-Superintendent Kate Maguire Maple Grove City Mayor & City Council Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Maple Grove Ambassadors Float "Dare to Dream" First Class Mortgage Channel 12 Maple Grove High School Marching Band Pearle Vision-Maple Grove C.R.O.S.S. Foodshelf Prime Advertising & Design Inc. Lookout Bar & Grill Maple Grove Community Center Arbor Lakes Business Association Brookdale Chevrolet Buick GMC Lifetime Fitness Osseo Fire Department Maple Grove Lions Minneapolis Aquatennial Primrose School of Maple Grove Maple Grove Historical Society Dancin on Broadway Winter Carnival Senior Royalty St Paul Allina Health Osseo Senior High School Marching Band Rice Lake Elementary School Centurylink Maple Grove Ambassador candidates City of Maple Grove Arbor Committee Step by Step Montessori School Ambassadors for Autism North Clinic Foss Swim School Yellow Tree Theatre Cub Foods Buffalo Days Royalty Maple Grove Patch.com Maple Grove Arts Center St Cloud All City Marching Band Maple Grove Rotary Club MapleBrook Soccer Association Metro Dentalcare MN Renaissance Festival Heating and Cooling Two, Inc. Park Nicollet Blue Star Mothers-North Metro-Chapter 7 Lord of Life Military Families Ministry

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Animal Wellness Center Maple Grove Ambassador candidates Wells Fargo Stagecoach Learning Rx Klein Bank 728 Cadets Rogers/Elk River/Zimmerman Marching Band Wastebasket Revue Citywide Service Towing and MADD Redeemer Lutheran Church and Shining Light Pre-School Cub Scout Pack # 84 Shaggy Dog Grooming Hanover Harvest Festival Royalty Seeds to Seedlings Child Development Center Maple Grove Arts Council Hilton Garden Inn-Maple Grove Maple Grove Crimson Football Fam Jam Clubhouse-MG Covenent Church St.Joseph the Worker Knights of Columbus Council#13359 Northwest Minneapolis Ambassador Program Malmborg's Garden Center Buffalo High School Band Relay for Life of Maple Grove/Osseo Maple Grove High School Dance Team Small World Learning Center Grassfield R/C Club AMA #1405 Coon Rapids Junior Royalty World Taekwondo Academy New Life Community Church Cub Scout Pack #684 Rush Creek Golf Club Maple Grove Crimson Cheerleaders The Maple Tavern Dairy Queen Osseo-Maple Grove Athletic Association Kracker Jacks Drumline Cub Scout Pack #584 Mark's Lawn Service Inc. Osseo Cheerleaders Brooklyn Park Ambassadors Timmerman Finishing Inc. Maple Grove LaCrosse Association Maple Grove Ambassador candidates OMGPC Alpine Ski Team Maple Grove Boys Hockey Team Lynde's Restaurant & Catering Osseo-Maple Grove Football Association Wright-Hennepin Electric Cooperative Crosswinds United Methodist Church Dean's Professional Plumbing, Heating and Air Decks Unlimited Kotteman Orthodontics Waste Management


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Maple Grove Days Sponsors Gold Leaf Sponsors maplegrove

Silver Leaf Sponsors

Community Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors Action Companies, Allergy and Asthma Specialists, PA, CUB Foods, Foss Swim School, Heating and Cooling Two, MapleGrove.Patch.com, Metro Dentalcare, North Clinic, Park Nicollet Clinic, Sam's Club Maple Grove, Step By Step Montessori

Copper Sponsors Animal Wellness Center, Ascendancy Research, Aspen Waste System, C.S. McCrossan, Center Point Energy, Citywide Service Towing, Ear, Nose & Throat SpecialtyCare of MN, P.A., Elm Creek Dental, Excel Family Chiropractic, Grand Casino, Home Depot - Maple Grove, Home Team Remodelers, Klein Bank, Learning RX, Maple Grove Dental, Maple Grove Women of Today, North Memorial FCU, Passion Church, Rasmussen College, South Lake Pediatrics, Wells Fargo Bank, Xcel Energy

Custom Sponsors 3 Squares, Angeno's Pizza & Pasta, Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano, BOB 106, Broadway Pizza, Brother's Meat & Seafood, Champps Americana, Culver's 96th Ave, Dairy Queen, Domino's Pizza Grove Drive, Edible Arrangements, Erbert & Gerbert's Sandwich Shop, Fantastic Sam's, Gear West, Granite City, Henry's Cafe, Maple Grove Evangelical Church, MN DOT, Nickelodeon - Mall of America, North Memorial Ambulance, Perkins, Pizza Hut Wing Street, Pizza Man, Rainbow Foods, Red Lobster, REI, Reliable Fire Protection, Target, TGI Fridays, U.S. Army, U.S. Postal Service, Walgreens, Walmart, Waste Management, Wright Hennepin Electric Coop

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Pierre Bottineau Parade kicks off Maple Grove Days festivities It’s just days away from the Pierre Bottineau Parade, an evening of fun for the entire family. Normally over 9,000 viewers line up along 89th Avenue to watch the parade. The parade mascot Pierre Bottineau is portrayed by Kurt Palmer and joins with visiting royalty, beautiful floats, school marching bands, youth groups, church groups, school organizations, community organization, businesses, police and fire vehicles, animals and musical groups for a full line up of entertainment. Back by popular demand this year the T-6 Thunder flyover. Two of the T-6 planes from the Thunder group will fly over the parade route beginning at 6:10 p.m. Maple Grove Days organizers are excited to have them provide a dramatic start to the parade. The parade committee reviews well over a hundred applications each year and tries to provide a well-balanced parade that everyone will enjoy. As part of the line up, there will be 11 royalty units and five high school bands that include Maple Grove, Osseo, St. Cloud All City Band, 728 Cadets and Buffalo High School bands. There will be a judged band competition awarding first, second and third place trophies at a ceremony following the last band’s parade finish. A sportsmanship award will also be given to one band in memory of Maple Grove band member Nicholas Turcotte. Each entry is encouraged to think of entertainment value and creativity in the planning of their parade units, as they are judged in a competition of two categories, over $2,000 and under $2,000, with cash awards going to first, second and third place winners. The parade committee has tried to award the Grand Marshal honor to a person or organization that has contributed to the improvement of life. This year the committee has the honor of selecting Kate Maguire. Maguire is proud to represent School District 279, all of the staff supporting the district and each of the students and their families. Each year volunteers, police officers and fire department personnel monitor the parade route. They are all trained to look for potential dangers along the route.

The Marching Crimson will again take part in the Pierre Bottineau Parade,which begins at 6:10 p.m. Thursday, July 12. (Photo by Alicia Miller) “Our number one concern is to keep everyone safe,” stated Becky Smith, parade committee. “We ask cooperation from all parents. We understand how tempting it is for children to run out after candy but all units have been instructed to walk to the curb line and hand out the candy.” It is very important to keep children behind the curb for their safety as well as the safety of the participants that utilize all the street space for performances. Marching bands are being judged, competing for points, so they must stay in formation. It is very important that viewers allow them room. Political units will be leading off the parade at 6:10 p.m. with the remainder of the parade following at 6:30 p.m. The parade route will be the same as previous years. It will run from Zachary Lane to Elm Creek Boulevard along 89th Avenue, except for political units that will begin at Forestview. So no matter what a favorite part of the parade is, people are sure to find the Pierre Bottineau Parade fun for the whole family. The parade committee wants to thank you in advance for keeping the streets and neighborhoods clean by picking up the trash and disposing of it in trash receptacles provided by Waste Management, when leaving.

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2012 Osseo Senior

All-Night Party Thank You! The Planning Committee would like to thank all of the donors for making our June 10 event a huge success. 3 Squares 5-8 Grill and Bar Allina Medical Center (Maple Grove) Angela's Cosmetics and Fashion Jewelry (Brooklyn Park) Angeno's (Brooklyn Park) Ann Johnson Aqua Nails Arby's/Sbarro's At Last! Gourmet Foods Best Buy (Brooklyn Park) Bill's Superette Broadway Pizza (Maple Grove and Champlin) Broadway Rental Equipment Brother's Meats Brooklyn Center American Legion Post 630 Brueggers Bagels Brunswick Zone XL Bob & Carl's Auto Buca di Beppo Byerly's Cake Box Caribou Coffee Caterpillar, Inc. Champlin Athletics Champps Americana Grill Cherry Berry (Brooklyn Park) Chili's Grill and Bar China Star City County Agency Clive's Roadhouse CobornsDelivers (Brooklyn Park)

ColdStone Creamery Commercial Door Systems Cre8 It Cross Community Players Crystal VFW Post 494 Cub Foods (Brooklyn Park/Champlin/Maple Grove) Dairy Queen (Maple Grove and Champlin) Dean's Supermarket District 279 Don Pablo Duffy's Earl's Ed's Collision Education Minnesota-Osseo El Toro Elm Creek Dental Erberts and Gerberts Famous Dave's Festival Foods Finken's Frankie's Chicago Pizza Godfather's Pizza (Brooklyn Park) Granite City Great Clips (Brooklyn Park) Green Mill Susan Hanley HEAT Yoga Holiday Gas (Bloomington) Holiday Station (Bass Lake Rd) Holiday Station (Fernbrook-Plymouth) Holiday (Brooklyn Park) Holiday (Osseo)

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P.F. Chang's Papa John's Pizza Paula Bies Perkins Restaurant Planet Soccer Plaza Cleaners Potbelly's Sandwich Shop Princeton Liquors Qdoba Mexican Grill Rainbow Foods (Maple Grove/Brooklyn Park/St. Louis Park) Red Lobster Reuan-thai Rush Creek Golf Course S.R. Hoskins Fine Jewelry Sammy Perrella's Sam's Club Scholastic Book Fairs Sushi of Tokyo Sweet Taste of Italy Sysco T.G.I. Friday's Taco Bell Talent Software Target (Plymouth) TeaFusion (Brooklyn Park) Tolerance Masters Topline Federal Credit Union Tracy Hanson Twin City Orthodontics Vector Marketing VonHanson's Meats (Champlin) Wholesale Produce

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Maple Grove Days rocks Maple Grove Days offers many exciting and entertaining opportunities throughout the week (Wednesday through Saturday) so get up and get over to check out some very talented performers at two locations — Town Green, 7991 Main Street and the main stage at the Community Center at 12951 Weaver Lake Road. There will be lots of local Maple Grove performers will be performing at the Town Green Days Saturday, July 14. Check out the following line up. MAIN STAGE The Main Stage located at the Maple Grove Community Center, 12851 Weaver Lake Road, hosts a full day of free live entertainment from children’s to country and rock. The following is a list of the free live entertainment Saturday, July 14: • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. — “Splatter Sisters” are three energetic musicians and singers. Present a very lively concert of classic kids songs with lots of audience participation, upbeat song for lots of moving and shaking. Quality family time. • Noon to 1 p.m. — “Jana Anderson” is a band playing modern country/rock and classic rock. Anderson grew up in Maple Grove and is a graduate of Osseo High School. • 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. — “Diamond Back” is a group of four musicians. The band plays a wide variety of music, people of all ages can enjoy. • 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. — “Spirit of the Radio” is energy entertainment like listening to the radio but live. Tribute to radios platinum era (1975-1995) is a highlight. • 7 to 10 p.m. — “High & Mighty Band” is a band playing the best dance music from the 70’s through today’s top hits. They have a renowned horn section and top-notch vocalists. TOWN GREEN The Maple Grove Town Green is not only the perfect place to listen to entertainment from under the winged-roof band shell that overlooks a tiered seating area. Here is the Saturday, July 14, line-up: • 8 to 9 a.m. — Zumba Workout with Susan Gahan in the upper lawn area.

Maple Grove Days offers music and entertainment all day Saturday, July 14. (Photo by Alicia Miller) • 10 to 10:45 a.m. — “Fam Jam” is a high-energy production combining music, comedy, drama, multimedia and more to model positive core values. Families and folks of all ages participate in a shared experience where values are presented in fun and entertaining ways. • 11 to 11:20 a.m. — “World TaeKwonDo Academy.” It was established in 1969 by Grandmaster Byung Yul Lee, one of the highest-ranking instructors in the world. WTA is a school that teaches kids and families not just about kicking and punching, but most importantly about life skills that everyone can use on a daily basis. • 11:30 to 11:50 a.m. — “Dancin’ On Broadway” dancers will perform in an age from 4 to 15. The styles of dance include Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, and Musical Theater. • 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. — “Scotty Reed Band” is 4-5 piece band, includes harmonica and upright bass specializing in Chicago, swing and jump blues. A long-time resident of MG, Scotty Reed is backed by some of the best MN blues musicians. • 2 to 2:30 p.m. — Duct Tape Fashion Show • 2:50 to 3:15 p.m. — Winner of the Teen Battle of the Bands • 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. — “The Whosah Band” is a Maple Grove group style of Pop Rock/Alternative/Electronica. After evolving into a band of brothers during the past three years, Whosah’s upcoming endeavor, “It’s Not Just Me In Here,” focuses the group’s message and sound.

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Children’s fun happening all day at Maple Grove Days

Maple Grove Days has plenty of activities for kids. (Photo by Alicia MIller) Are parents looking to spend some fun summer experiences with their children? Well look no further than Maple Grove Days. It will have a full line up of events to share individually with a child or as a family, July 12 to 15. The fun starts Thursday, July 12, at the Pierre Bottineau Parade. With over 100 entries in the parade, people will see creative units with lots of music, entertainment and, of course, free candy. People won’t want to miss this community tradition. Please remember to keep children safe by not having them run out into the street for the candy. Participants have been instructed to hand candy to parade watchers. The summer fun continues Friday, July 13, with more kid-friendly events. The Junior Golf Tournament at French Lake Golf Course, starts a day of competition for the teens. Family time can be shared at “Cool Ray Skate” in the ice arena at the Maple Grove Community Center or Alley Jamz Bowling at Sundance. There is competition for those darling baby racers in the Diaper Derby. Over 60 babies last year provided pure fun and entertainment for the adults. The Derby will be on the lawn at the Town Green. Next in the line-up of entertainment and competition is the Children’s Parade. This is truly amazing as they dazzle viewers with decorated bikes, trikes, wagons and entertaining costumes. No preregistration is required. Just bring the kids, parents, family and friends to cheer as kids stroll along the paths around the Town Green.

Following the Children’s Parade, pull up the lawn chairs to watch the silly antics of Tricia and the Toonies. As the sun sets the movie screen goes up for a great animated movie. Start the day early Saturday, July 14, with some exercise by running or walking in the Kids Fun Run on the trail around North Arbor Lake, across from the Maple Grove Government Center. Brush up on the fishing skills at the fishing pier on Weaver Lake while the members of the Weaver Lake Conservation Association host a Fishing Clinic. Poles and bait are provided. The rest of the day has great children’s entertainment beginning in the morning with a musical performance from the “Splatter Sisters.” In the afternoon check out the amazing tricks performed at the “Rich Weiber’s Bicycle Stunt Show. There is a full line of local youth talent performed at the Town Green with karate demonstrations, singing, and dancing. Who knows you might even see a friend performing. Stop by and enjoy the Big Truck Show and see tires bigger than kids are. Don’t forget to check out the amazing cars on display at the Classic Car Show on the Main Street. There are lots of great giveaways for children in the Business Expo, too. Just down the hall there’s storytime and craft projects in the Kid’s Room or fun in the updated Maple Maze. There’s plenty of fun as you make a Model Car, dig through the sand for coins in the Coin Hunt, play Bingo, test the skills at Miniature Golf and the Obstacle Course or build a family boat for the Keep a Boat a Float contest. There are games to play, like football toss, pop ring toss, batting cages and lots more. Are you an animal lover? Well don’t miss the petting zoo or giddy-up for a pony ride. It’s always fun to bounce around on one of the great inflatable rides, too. Remember to bring the socks. Wander over to the Art Fair on Saturday or Sunday and enjoy the hands on experience at the Maple Grove Art Center making Art on a Stick. Lots of good food awaits kids all day long and they will want to stay into the evening for the spectacular fireworks display.

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Adults can take part in the second annual Cornhole Tournament Saturday, July 14. (Photo by Alicia Miller)

Plenty of fun for the adults, too The Maple Grove Community Organization doesn’t forget adults like to have fun too. No matter what someone’s interests, MGCO is sure they will find something to enjoy at Maple Grove Days. Start the festival by enjoying the 100+ units in the Pierre Bottineau Parade. If someone is competitive, there’s the Bridge Tournament or for the sports enthusiast they can choose from a Tennis Tournament, new Un-officiated Pickleball Tournament, an evening of Bowling, Geocaching, the Medallion Hunt, the Rice Lake Run or the new Volleyball Tournament. How about signing up for our newest challenge the Cornhole (bean bag) Tournament? Are you creative? Build a boat with the kids and float a 24-pack of pop down the Maple Grove Community Center lazy river in the ever popular Keep A Boat A Float competition. Have the family or co-workers build a bed for the Bed Races. Like to shop? Check out the Sidewalk Sales, Art Fair, Business Expo, Silent Auction and Farmers

Market. Try some luck at the new Dart Game or a game of Bingo. Relax a bit and stroll through the Classic Car Show and Garden Tours. There is a whole week of great entertainment beginning with the Friday night Ambassador “Maple Grove: The Sweetest Place” Coronation, live entertainment at the Town Green Band Shell throughout the week, highlighted with Maple Grove talent and the Scotty Reed Band Armadillos, The Festival Community Orchestra and the Maple Grove Jazz Ensemble. The Main Stage hosts Jana Anderson, Diamondback Band, Spirit of the Radio and High and Mighty. Saturday night signs off with the spectacular fireworks display. And who can pass up the fun fair food and the Lions’ Corn Feed? If anyone likes, there’s the Food Eating Contest and so much more. For more information look for the Official Maple Grove Days Guide, Osseo Press Guide, or visit our website at maplegrovedays.org or call the voice message line at 763-494-5985.

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The annual Maple Grove Days Art Fair takes place Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15, along Main Street. (Photo by Alicia Miller)

Annual Maple Grove Days Art Fair The Maple Grove Community Organization and the Maple Grove Arts Center invites everyone to enjoy the Maple Grove Days Art Fair, July 14 and 15, on Main Street in downtown Maple Grove and meet the artists. The Maple Grove Days Art Fair will be a juried show presenting a variety of mediums: paintings, jewelry, ceramics, woodwork, sculptures, and photography. Art in all media and price ranges is available for sale with something for everyone. The Maple Grove Days Art Fair attendance is free and open to all art enthusiasts. Art lovers of all ages are invited to shop from diverse range of arts and visit with artists. Stop by for hands on art experiences, such as Art on a Stick, at the Maple Grove

Arts Center on Main Street. Stop by the Maple Grove Arts Center on Friday, July 13, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. for The Art of Food Opening Reception. Visit with the artists and enjoy sampling food and music. Maple Grove Days runs July 12 to 15. For more information contact Maple Grove Days at 763-4945985. Be sure to check out maplegrovedays.org for more information about all Maple Grove Days events. For more information contact about the Maple Grove Arts Center call 763-250-1016. Checkout the website at maplegroveartscenter.org for more information about â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Art of Food.â&#x20AC;?

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Glenn and Mary Bauer-Tassi 7817 Kingsview Lane N

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Our garden story originated in 2007. This property features a Monet-like pond view of multiple gardens. The gardens are highlighted with such features as a large Italian fountain, Victorian gazebo with stained glass, captivating garden sculptures and three seasons of colorful, sunny and shady annuals and perennials. Multi-colored Adirondacks complement the vast colorful flower displays. DIRECTIONS: Take 94 West to Weaver Lake Rd. take a left on Weaver Lk Rd to West Fish Lake Rd. Take left to 79th Pl N. Take left and immediate right onto Kingsview Lane North to top of hill.

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Susan and Ernie Zigerlig 13934 62nd Avenue N

Our garden story: When we moved into our new house and watched the barren lawn for weeks, we decided it needed some shade and evergreen trees for privacy. Our friends quickly offered extra plants and lilac bushes and our backyard turned into a colorful flower and vegetable garden. The hard work soon turned into a “hobby”! Today, we enjoy relaxing days on our patio and listening to the gurgling water from the pond and the songs from many different birds!! DIRECTIONS: From 494, exit Bass Lake Road West. Turn left onto 63rd Ave at the first set of lights. Take the first left onto Yucca Lane, which wraps around and becomes 62nd Ave. We are just past Chesshire Lane.

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Our garden story: A trunk load of perennial cuttings from a friend 15 years ago was the start of gardens which now surround our cottage and extend into a secluded oasis in the woods. The steep, barren hillside along the wood’s edge was transformed 20 feet at a time over the last five years and now bursts with hundreds of daisies, lilies, ground covers, ferns and moss. Sculptures, knick-knacks, birdhouses and birdbaths adorn the landscape. You might even see a Smurf Village and Fairy Houses.

Our garden story: It all started with a free truckload of boulders and the project continued for the next 4 years. Our front yard has an island with plants and tall River Birch tree with a boulder engraved with our family name. At night, the entire yard is radiant with lights. In the backyard, you will find a paver sidewalk with fire pit and a freestanding wall that will lead you to a freestanding deck and hot tub. The area is surrounded with two ponds with two waterfalls and many tropical plants and wooded areas to view. Off to the side is our 4-season porch where we can view the wildlife all year long. DIRECTIONS: From 494, go west 1.3 miles on Bass Lake Rd. to Lanewood Ln. Turn left or south (this is across Fish Lake Park entrance). Lanewood Ln N road will “T.” Go right (west) on 67th Place N. This is a cul-de-sac street.

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Paul and Faye Goodwin 11243 Pheasant Lane

Our garden story: We’ve spent the past eight years transforming a natural wooded setting, situated on a pond, into a tranquil garden. As you stroll through the yard on our moss-filled stepping stone paths, you will enjoy a variety of shade-loving plants on display in the tiered rock gardens. You will also find a bit of nostalgia with our eclectic garden accents. Though located in a suburban setting, the addition of a campfire pit and a bubbling rock help us escape into nature. DIRECTIONS: 94/694 to Hemlock Lane exit, then left to 73rd Avenue. Travel east on 73rd Avenue to Pheasant Lane, turn right. Follow to 11243 Pheasant Lane.

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Maple Grove Days festival celebration “The Best” certainly sums up what is in store for people and their families at Maple Grove Days this weekend. So smooth on some sunscreen, wear the best walking shoes find the stroller and lawn chair and come out for a weekend of fun- filled events celebrating the city of Maple Grove, Thursday to Sunday, July 12 to 15. The Maple Grove Community Organization (MGCO) is the driving force behind this summer festival and with the help of the city of Maple Grove was started in the 1988 with a proposal from then Commissioner, John Garritsen. It all started with a simple parade in Grove Square and has grown to a four-day festival. Originally, Maple Grove Days was named “Pierre Bottineau Days” according MG Historical Society representative. The namesake, Pierre Bottineau, was an infamous fur-trader born in 1817 in North Dakota. The Maple Grove Days parade continues to be appropriately named the “Pierre Bottineau Parade” and the parade namesake will be portrayed by Kurt Palmer. Political units and a plane flyover will start off the parade at 6:10 p.m. again this year followed by the remaining parade units at 6:30 p.m. “We try to add something new each year to Maple Grove Days and look for ways to improve events from previous years,” said Deb Syhre, president of MGCO Look for the all new Pickleball Tournament and Volleyball Tournament.

The Maple Grove Lions Corn Feed is always a popular spot during Maple Grove Days. (Photo by Alicia Miller)

And of course the many old and favorite events from past years like Corn Hole Tournament, Capture the Flag game, Alley Jamz Bowling, and the Friday night outdoor movie under the stars. The Seventh Annual Tennis Tournament will take place this year with four days of competition at the MGJH and MGSH tennis courts. Youth can participate in the Junior Golf Tournament at French Lake Golf Course, and 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. Each year the Medallion Hunt generates lots of excitement as the MG parks are searched high and low for the Bronze Maple Leaf. The finder wins a $500 prize from the Lookout Bar and Grill. Racing events abound with the Rice Lake Classic, Kids Fun Run and 40 Winks Foundation Bed Race by the MG Rotary. The Maple Grove Ambassador Scholarship Program will crown three new ambassadors at coronation Friday night at MGSH.

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