Thursday, Dec. 6
Brooklyn Center Seniors Lunch, noon at Brooklyn Center High School, 6500 Humboldt Ave. N. The cost is $4.50. Info and reservations: 763-560-9868 (Bernice).
HIRED Job Counseling – Dislocated Worker Program, 1-3 p.m., Brookdale Library, 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway in Brooklyn Center. This drop-in career assessment and counseling service is for everyone who needs help restarting their career.
Coffee with the mayor, 7:30-9 a.m. at Rasmussen College, 8301 93rd Ave. N., Brooklyn Park. Join the North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce for coffee and conversation with Brooklyn Park Mayor Jeffrey Lunde. Info: [email protected] or 763-424-6744.
Robbinsdale City Band Holiday Concert performance, 7 p.m. refreshments, 7:30 p.m. concert, Crystal Community center, 4800 Douglas Drive, Crystal. Holiday concert and sing-a-long. Donations for refreshments accepted.
Friday, Dec. 7
T.G.I.F. Family Night Fun Float, 5-8 p.m., Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway. Community Center admission prices apply to the event. Info: 763-569-3400.
Supper with Santa, 6-7:30 p.m. Brookview Community Center, 200 Brookview Parkway, Golden Valley. Tickets cost $10 for resident adults and children over two; $15 for non-residents, and $5 for adult meal. Call for reservation at 763-512-2345.
Saturday, Dec. 8
Hurrican Sandy relief pancake breakfast, 7-10 a.m. at Broadway Pizza, 11186 Commerce Drive N., Champlin. The Champlin Park High School Leo Club (affiliated with the Lions) is raising money to help support storm relief. Tickets costs $6 and include pancakes, sausage, fruit and a beverage.
Brooklyn Park Lions all-you-can-eat Belgian waffle breakfast, 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Ave., Brooklyn Park. Adult tickets cost $7 in advance, $8 at the door. Children age 5 and under cost $3. Photos with Santa available for $3. Bake sale and Santa’s Secret Shop also available. Proceeds go to the family of the recently deceased Bruce Gurley, Lions Club leader.
Info: [email protected] or 612-819-1662.
Palmer Lake Children’s Theatre Christmas show, 3 p.m. at the Collings Fine Arts Theatre, 7441 Newton Ave. N., Brooklyn Park. The show is an original, interactive play called “The Elves Need Help.” Children can stay afterward to make a craft and visit with Santa.
Admission is free with donation of a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.
Info: [email protected] or 612-978-6386 (Rachel).
Conversation circles, 10:15-11:30 a.m. at Brooklyn Park Library, 8600 Zane Ave. N. An opportunity for adult, non-native English speakers to practice English, make friends and learn about the library. Info: 612-543-5669 (English), 612-543-8845 (Hmong), 612-543-8756 (Somali) or 612-543-8510 (Spanish).
Sunday, Dec. 9
Free Family Fun Day: Candy Cane Walk, 1-3 p.m. at Kroening Interpretive Center, 5114 North Mississippi Drive in North Mississippi Regional Park, Minneapolis. Enjoy some holiday fun and stroll along the candy cane trail full of nature trivia and end with a sweet treat. This program is free and open to all ages. Info: threeriversparkdistrict.org.
Mobile Loaves and Fishes, a nonprofit organization based in Minneapolis, is delivering free meals at noon at the corner of 69th Street and Humboldt Avenue in Brooklyn Center. If you know of someone that could use a free meal to take home, please let him or her know about this event.
Monday, Dec. 10
Brooklyn Center City Council meeting, 6 p.m., Brooklyn Center City Hall, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway in Brooklyn Center.
‘Ho Ho Holiday Show’ and Holiday Tea, 1-2:30 p.m. at Brookview Community Center, 200 Brookview Parkway, Golden Valley. Kevin Doely’s show to feature vent figures and puppets. Register by Wednesday, Dec. 5. Cost is $7, which includes refreshments.
Brooklyn Center School Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., Brooklyn Center High School, 6500 Humboldt Ave. N. in Brooklyn Center.
Tuesday, Dec. 11
Brooklyn Center Housing Commission meeting, 7 p.m., City Hall, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway in Brooklyn Center.
Osseo School Board work session on budget planning for Fiscal Year 2014, 6 p.m. at the Educational Services Center, 11200 93rd Ave. N., Maple Grove. Note: Meeting was rescheduled from Thursday, Dec. 13.
Wednesday, Dec. 12
NHCC concert band and jazz ensemble concert, 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center at North Hennepin Community College, 7411 85th Ave. Brooklyn Park. Concert is free to the public and will include some songs of the holiday season.
Thursday, Dec. 13
BOND (Branching Out in New Directions) Chanukah celebration, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Laurel Apartments Party Room, 250 Turner Crossroads, Golden Valley. Cost is $10 to attend. Checks should be made out to BOND and mailed to Nancy Peilte, 301 Chowen Ave. So., Bloomington MN 55431. Info: 952-544-1106.
Brooklyn Center High School band concert, 7 p.m., Brooklyn Center High School, 6500 Humboldt Ave. N. in Brooklyn Center.