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.
Friday, Dec. 14
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.
Saturday, Dec. 15
Author talk, 11 a.m. at Brookdale Library, 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway. Civil War collector and historian Wayne Jorgenson will present about his book, “Every Man Did His Duty. The book includes pictures and stories of the men who served in the First Minnesota Infantry during the Civil War.
Info: hclib.org or 612-543-5600.
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 costs a new, unwrapped toy to be given to Toys for Tots.
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-978-6386 (Rachel).
Sunday, Dec. 16
Free Family Fun Day: Caribou Close-Up, 1-3 p.m., at Kroening Interpretive Center, 5114 North Mississippi Drive in North Mississippi Regional Park, Minneapolis. Discover new things about caribou through photos and artifacts. This program is free and open to all ages.
Monday, Dec. 17
Social event recognizing Councilmember Dean Heng, 6:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Park City Hall, 5200 85th Ave. N. Councilmember Heng’s term ends at the end of the year.
Brooklyn Park City Council meeting, 7 p.m. at Brooklyn Park City Hall, 5200 85th Ave. N.
Tuesday, Dec. 18
Winter Family Night, 5 p.m., Brooklyn Center High School, 6500 Humboldt Ave. N. in Brooklyn Center.
Osseo School Board work session, 6 p.m. at the Educational Services Center, 11200 93rd Ave. N., Maple Grove.
Reception for retiring Osseo School Board members, 7:30 p.m. at the Educational Services Center, 11200 93rd Ave. N., Maple Grove. Event will honor Laura Cottington and Kim Green.
Osseo School Board meeting, 8 p.m. at the Educational Services Center, 11200 93rd Ave. N., Maple Grove.
Wednesday, Dec. 19
Brooklyn Center High School choir concert, 7 p.m., Brooklyn Center High School, 6500 Humboldt Ave. N. in Brooklyn Center.
Thursday, Dec. 20
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.