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Beach Olympics, Fare For All, Farmers Market: The Week Ahead in Maple Grove

Jul 01, 2016 03:55PM ● Published by Doug Erlien

2016 Battle of the Bands at Town Green Maple Grove Friday, June 16. (Photo provided by Maple Grove Teen Center)

Check out events in Maple Grove for the week of July 4-July 9, 2016. 

Monday, July 4
Happy Independence Day! Where to catch 
Fourth of July Fireworks Near Maple Grove 
Tuesday, July 5
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – Camp Arbor at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes 
The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes hosts their free annual Camp Arbor programs for children ages 3-10.

Wednesday, July 6
6 a.m. – 9 p.m. – 
Wild Wednesday at Maple Grove Community Center Aquatic Center
“Just Ducky” is this week’s theme :
Pool hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the indoor pools; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the outdoor pool. 

11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – 
Beach Olympics at Eastman Nature Center 
Compete in various Minnesota-style events, including the frog long jump, turtle hurdles, busy beaver relay, and more. Race a minnow in the five-foot dash and check out the pond pool for synchronized swimming. 

7 p.m. – 
The Riverside Swing Band Performance - Town Green  

Thursday, July 7
11 a.m. - 
Celebrate The Family At Town Green - Sticks & Tones – Town Green

4-6 p.m. 
Fare For All – Lord of Life Lutheran Church
Save money on quality nutritious food. Fresh fruits and vegetables, and frozen meat.
More at 
Fareforall.org

4-7 p.m. – 
Maple Grove Farmers Market  – Maple Grove Community Center Parking Lot
Enjoy fresh food shopping with a wide array of vendor grown produce and specialty items as well as live entertainment.

Friday, July 8
10-11 a.m. – 
Field Friday at Fish Lake Regional Park 
Take a beach break with Eastman Nature Center staff. Search for creatures that call the park home and collect data for research.

Saturday, July  9
2-4 p.m. – 
Dragonfly Festival at Eastman Nature Center  – Eastman Nature Center
Saturday, July 9, from 2-4 p.m., at Eastman Nature Center, in Elm Creek Park Reserve, Dayton. Wade through Rush Creek searching for the rare Plains Emerald, a unique dragonfly found in only a handful of places across Minnesota. Search for other dragonflies, damselflies, and nymphs. All data is sent to the Minnesota Dragonfly Society to help track dragonfly populations. Nets provided; some waders/hip boots are available. Cost is $5 

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