Hamel Lions Flea Market
THROUGH OCTOBER — The Hamel Lions Flea Market will be open every Sunday from 6 a.m. through noon in the parking lot at the Medina Entertainment Center, 500 Highway 55, Medina. Visitors can shop for antiques, collectables, crafts, plants, produce and more. A farmer’s market will be offered in the fall. Space is available to vendors on a first come/first served basis. For information, call Tom Fox, 612-910-9895.
Delano Farmers Market
THROUGH OCTOBER — The Delano Farmers Market will be open from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Flippin’ Bills parking lot, located on Highway 12 and County Line Road in Delano. For information, call market manager Deb Hoen, 763-238-2702.
AUG. 23 — Corcoran City Council will meet Thursday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. at city hall at 8200 County Road 116.
Bubble Gum Extravaganza
AUG. 23 — The Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E., will offer a Bubble Gum Extravaganza for teens Thursday, Aug. 23. Experience bubble gum history, gum chewing, bubble blowing, bubble gum relays and tasting. Times are 1:30 to 2 p.m., 2 to 2:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 3 p.m. Call the library at 763-972-3467 to reserve a spot.
Church of St. Anne Festival
AUG. 25 & 26 — The Church of St. Anne will host a festival on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 5 to 8 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday’s highlights include food, games, a raffle, a white elephant sale and a dance. The fun continues on Sunday with a chicken dinner (11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.), more games, bingo, a county store, a silent auction and entertainment. For more information, go to saintannehame.org/parish.htm, or call 763-478-6644.
Truck & tractor pull
AUG. 25 — The Corcoran Lions National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA) Truck and Tractor pull is Saturday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m. at Corcoran Lions Park. Featuring two-wheel drive trucks, four-wheel drive trucks, super stock tractors, super farm tractors, pro stock semis and pro farm tractors. Cost is $15 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets are available at the gate.
Delano School Board
AUG. 27 — The Delano School Board will meet Monday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers at Delano City Hall.
Back to School Trivia Night
AUG. 28 — A Back to School Trivia Night, Tuesday, Aug. 28, will benefit the Vote YES Committee, which is working to educate residents about this fall’s operating levy referendum for Delano Public Schools. Delano Lanes and Entertainment, 429 Babcock Blvd. E. in Delano, will be the scene of activities, including a 6 p.m. taco bar, 6:30 p.m. trivia competition and 8 p.m. musical entertainment by Pocket of Soup. A $250 cash prize and raffle prizes will be awarded. Tickers are $25 at the door. Advance tickets costing $20 are available at Delano Lanes, the State Bank of Delano, Coborn’s in Delano and Three Crows in Delano.
Rockford City Council
AUG. 28 — The Rockford City Council meets Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m at Rockford City Hall, 6031 Main St. For more information, call 477-6565.
Rockford Farmers Market
AUG. 28 — The Rockford Farmers Market will be at Riverside Park Tuesdays through the season from 4 to 7 p.m. There are crafts, corn and more. Vendors can contact Sheri at 612-685-0188.
Minnesota meets Rockford Area Historical Society
AUG. 29 — On Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at the Rockford City Hall (6031 Main St.), David Grabitske of the MN Historical Society will speak about the responsibilities of preserving history.
WOW Wellness on Wheels
AUG. 30 — The Wellness on Wheels Van will be in the parking of BankWest on Thursday, Aug. 30, from 2 to 6 p.m. For more information, call763-682-7717 for more information.
AUG. 30 — The Rockford chapter of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at the Riverside Park building every Thursday evening with weigh-in starting at 5:30 and meeting from 7 to 8. For more information, call Geneva at 763-477-6584.
Greenfield City Council
sept. 4 — The Greenfield City Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. at 6390 Town Hall Drive.
Medina budget open house
SEPT. 4 — The city of Medina will host a budget open house from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Medina City Hall, 2052 County Road 24. City staff will present information on the proposed 2013 city budget and property tax levy. Audience members can comment and ask questions. At the 7 p.m. City Council meeting, the council will consider a resolution to approve the preliminary tax levy.
Franklin Town Board
SEPT. 4 — The Franklin Town Board will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Franklin Town Hall, 8735 County Rd. 16 S.E. For agenda information, call town clerk Denise Olson, 763-972-3741.
SEPT. 8 — The Corcoran Lions Demolition Derby is Saturday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. at Corcoran Lions Park. Featuring cars, trucks, compact cars and compact trucks. Beer and food on grounds, no coolers allowed. Free parking. Admission is $10 for ages 12 and older, $5 for ages 4 to 11, and 3 and under free. For more information go to www.corcoranlions.com or contact Russ Poppler at 428-4525.
Loretto City Council
SEPT. 11 — The Loretto City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Loretto City Hall, 279 Medina St. N., Suite 260. For agenda information, call 763-479-4305.
Lunch with Master Gardener
SEPT. 11 — University of Minnesota – Wright County Master Gardener Deb Debeer offers informal sessions about gardening every second Tuesday of the month, January through November, at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E. Bring a sack lunch and exchange ideas on garden topics from noon to 1 p.m.
Rockford School Board
SEPT. — The Rockford School Board will meet Monday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the district board room located in the Rockford Middle School.
Reading assistance dog
sept. 20 — Cuddle up and read with Annie, a certified reading assistance dog, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Delano Public Library, 160 Railroad Ave. E. Sign ups are on the same day for 15 minutes of one on one reading time. The library will provide books of all reading levels for a “pawsitive” reading experience. Annie is at the library on the third Thursday of the month from February through November. For information, call 763-972-3467.
Delano Community Market
SATURDAYS — The new Delano Community Market is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon on River Street in downtown Delano. Offerings include food, artwork, crafts and other unique goods. Shop while listening to live music. A table is available for home-based businesses each week. A non-profit table is available free of charge to Boy/Girl Scouts, Destination Imagination, or other groups. For information e-mail [email protected]
FIRST MONDAY — Corcoran seniors 50-plus Club meets the first Monday of each month at noon with pot luck at city hall. 500 and Bingo are played. Everyone is welcome.
FIRST MONDAYS — The Willing Workers 4-H Club invites new members. All are invited, not just “farm kids.” Youth grades K-13 are eligible. Call the Wright County Extension Office at 763-682-7394 to learn more about the next meeting.
Senior citizens club
MONDAYS — The Rockford Senior Citizens Club meets the second Monday of each month at the Rockford Community Center with a potluck lunch at 12:30 p.m. followed by a short meeting and recognizing the birthdays of the month. The group plays Bingo, cards or some other games. The group discusses places of interest to go for a day, or attending the nutrition center at Delano or elsewhere. Everyone is invited to attend these gatherings to meet others and enjoy a time of visiting together. For more information, call club president Bonnie Pool at 477-4468 or vice president Lenora Lantz at 477-6745.
SECOND MONDAY — The Hamel post, known as the Heinzen-Ditter Post 5903, welcomes new members. The organization is located at 19020 Hamel Rd. at the corner of the Medina/Plymouth border. Meetings are conducted the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the very functional VFW hall.
MONDAYS — Overeaters Anonymous meets Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 1200 Highway 25 S, Buffalo, MN 55313. Contact Ali at 763-442-7483 or e-mail [email protected] for more information. Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive eating. The group welcomes everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively.
MONDAYS — The Delano Monday evening Al-Anon meetings will be held at Light of Christ Lutheran Church, 3976 County Line Rd, Delano. Beginner’s meeting starts at 7 p.m. and regular meeting from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday. Al-Anon is an anonymous fellowship of relatives and friends who have had their lives affected by someone else’s drinking. They share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems, by applying the 12 Steps to recovery. Alcoholism is a family illness and changed attitudes can aid in recovery. For a local contact call 952-955-2819 or for other meeting sites contact 952-920-3961 or www.al-anon-alateen-msp.org.
MONDAYS — Adult Children of Alcoholics meets Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. at the Minnetonka Alano Club, located on old Crystal Bay Road.
MONDAYS — Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. each Monday at Cross Lutheran Church, Main Street, Rockford.
SUNDAYS & MONDAYS — Two CoDA groups meet Sundays and Mondays in Independence to help individuals deal with codependency. Sundays at 7 p.m., Christians in Recovery group meets. This group focuses on scripture and prayer as a means to heal old wounds and changing current destructive patterns. For more information, call Dennis at 472-6255. Mondays at 7 p.m. a traditional CoDA group meets. Its focus is recovery through use of the 12 steps and 12 traditions. For more information, call Teri at 472-3936. Both groups meet at Fairview Covenant Church, 1175 County Rd. 19, Independence.
SUNDAYS — Parents-FLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) meets the third Sunday of each month from 2 to 5 p.m. at Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 35W at Diamond Lake Rd., Minneapolis, the chapter serves the greater Twin Cities area, including Wright County. Parents-FLAG is a national organization which promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, and bisexual persons, their families and friends through: support to cope with an adverse society; education to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. For more information, call the Twin Cities Helpline at 458-3240. Confidentiality is assured.
SEPT. TO MAY — Mothers of Preschoolers is a group for mothers of children ages birth through kindergarten that meets on alternating Tuesdays September though May from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 5084 East Main Street in Maple Plain. For more information, visit www.lutheran-mapleplain.org/ministries/mops.aspx or contact Tracy at 612-763-3701 or [email protected]
SECOND MONDAY — Wright County Horticultural Society meets the second Monday of each month at the Wright County Courthouse at 8 p.m.
MONDAYS — The Delano MEADA group meets the first Monday of every month. The Delano MEADA group has been in existence since November 2004 and is a member of the MEADA Coalition of Wright County, which was developed to educate youth, families and citizens on the dangers of drugs with a focus on methamphetamine. If you are interested in attending a meeting to find out more about MEADA, please call their hotline at 763-972-4431.
MONDAYS — There is GED testing in Buffalo every other Monday at 6:30 p.m. Call 682-5200 for more information.
Asthma support group
MONDAYS — The Asthma support group is held the second Monday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Health One Buffalo Hospital. The meeting is for parents of asthmatics, as well as adult asthmatics and those who work with asthmatics. There is no charge and refreshments are served. New members are always welcome. For more information call Mae Keltner at 682-1212 or 473-1652 (metro).
SECOND TUESDAY — The West Suburban Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association meets monthly the second Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Country Pizza in Corcoran at the intersection of County Rds. 10 and 116. For more information call Doug at 420-2847.