Thursday, Jan. 24
Daytime fitness open house, 9 a.m. to noon at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Ave. N.
Martin Luther King Jr. celebration concert, 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center at North Hennepin Community College, 7411 85th Ave. N, Brooklyn Park. The concert features the NHCC Chamber Singers, Sandy Hdges adn Friends and Voices of Inspiration from Macedonia Baptist Church. Event is free and open to the public. A meet and greet and refreshments precede the concert.
Brooklyn Junior High classroom conferences, 3:15-7:45 p.m. at Brooklyn Junior High, 7377 Noble Ave. N., Brooklyn Park.
Maple Grove Junior High classroom conferences, 3:15-7:45 p.m. at Maple Grove Junior High, 7000 Hemlock Lane.
Friday, Jan. 25
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.
After School is Cool: Fun Fridays, 3-5 p.m. at Brooklyn Park Library, 8600 Zane Ave. N. Kids in kindergarten through sixth grade can drop in for activities such as board games, art projects, movies, stories and more.
Saturday, Jan. 26
Boy Scout Troop 454 Spaghetti Dinner, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Alphonsus Catholic Church CCSR Hall, 7025 Halifax Ave. in Brooklyn Center. The cost is $7 for ages 12 and older, $5 for ages 3-11 and free for ages 3 and younger. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Benefit for West Nile Virus victim, noon at the Osseo American Legion, 260 4th Ave. S.E.A lunch, silent auction and bead and jewelry sale will benefit Michael Miessen, a Crystal man who contracted West Nile virus and has spent four months off work.The bead and jewelry sale starts at noon. Lunch, along with the silent auction and a raffle is at 2 p.m. Lunch includes a roast beef sandwich meal and costs $8 for adults and $6 for children.
Info: 612-655-3469 (Suz Colbeth).
MacPhail Free Family Music Event, 10-11 a.m.; 11 a.m.-noon, MacPhail Center for Music, 501 south Second St., Minneapolis
Musicians and a narrator will tell the story of “Max Found Two Sticks” through music by Minnesota composer Janika Vandervelde. The audience will help make music with singing and movement. There will be a music-themed art project and treats. The program is free.
Info: macphail.org, 612-321-0100
Sunday, Jan. 27
Free Family Funday: Secret Surprise, 1-3 p.m. at Kroening Interpretive Center, 5114 North Mississippi Drive in North Mississippi Regional Park, Minneapolis. This family fun day topic is a surprise. You’ll need to visit Kroening Interpretive Center to cure your curiosity. This program is free and open to all ages.
“Songs and Music of Robert Burns” by Ross Sutter and Laura Mackenzie, 4 p.m. at Holy Nativity Lutheran Church, 3900 Winnetka Avenue N., New Hope. Registration is not required. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For more information, visit holynativity.net/artsseries or call 763-545-1647.
St. Alphonsus Parish School Open House, after the 10:30 a.m. mass at 7031 Halifax Ave. N., Brooklyn Center. Use door No. 13 to the main office. The open house includes information on the school pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs.
Vietnamese New Year program, 1:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Park Library, 8600 Zane Ave. N. The free event includes dancers, storytellers and a martial arts demonstration.
Cooperstown 12U baseball fundraiser steak fry, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Osseo American Legion, 260 4th Ave. S.E. Meal choices are steak, shrimp or walley with potato, toast, cole slaw, a beverage and dessert. Proceeds benefit the Champlin-Brooklyn Park Rebels traveling baseball team, which will compete in Cooperstown, NY in July. Tickets cost $10 and are available in advance or at the door.
Monday, Jan. 28
Brooklyn Center City Council meeting, 6 p.m., Brooklyn Center City Hall, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway in Brooklyn Center.
Brooklyn Park City Council Meeting, 7 p.m. at Brookln Park City Hall, 5200 85th Ave. N.
Baby storytime, 10 a.m. at the Brookdale Library, 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway in Brooklyn Center. Music and books for children from birth to 24 months.
Info and registration: hclib.org or 612-543-5600.
Job counseling, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Brookdale Library, 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway in Brooklyn Center. A job counselor will be available to guide and assist with achieving employment goals.
Brooklyn Center School Board work session, 6:30 p.m., Brooklyn Center High School, 6500 Humboldt Ave. N. in Brooklyn Center.
Tuesday, Jan. 29
Osseo School Board work session, 6 p.m. at the Educational Services Center, 11200 93rd Ave. N., Maple Grove.
Wednesday, Jan. 30
Homework Hub, 3:30-7:30 p.m. at the Brookdale Library, 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center. Tutors are available for K-12 students. Registration is not required.
Family storytime, 10:30 a.m. at the Brookdale Library, 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway in Brooklyn Center.
Info hclib.org or 612-543-5600.
Thursday, Jan. 31
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.
Brooklyn Center Planning Commission meeting, 7 p.m., Brooklyn Center City Hall, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway in Brooklyn Center.
Maple Grove Junior High Boys’ Choir 7 concert, 7:30 p.m. at Maple Grove Junior High, 7000 Hemlock Lane.